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Standings
MIN
@CAL
3
12
TOR
@CHW
4
1
NYY
@CLE
3
15
KCR
@DET
8
4
BAL
@MIL
8
9
 
(12)
SEA
@OAK
3
9
BOS
@TEX
8
6
SDP
@ATL
7
12
LAD
@CIN
4
10
SFG
@HOU
4
5
STL
@MON
5
10
PHI
@NYM
3
5
CHC
@PIT
3
2
 
(11)
Tuesday, August 4, 1987,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 22,607, Time of Game: 2:38
Giants
4
53-54
 Lost 3 
3rd, 4 GB
at Astros
5
53-53
 Won 3 
2nd, 3½ GB
S: Dave Smith (19)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          2  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    4  7  2
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  3   0  1  X    5 10  0

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Aldrete RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .800 -0.155 1.47 0.000 -0.155 -1.2 3 0
Kevin Mitchell 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .257 .763 0.024 1.01 0.129 -0.104 0.5 0 2 HR,CS
Jeffrey Leonard LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .288 .814 0.007 0.83 0.063 -0.056 0.3 1 0 2·SB
Chili Davis CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .251 .780 -0.064 1.07 0.017 -0.081 -0.3 0 0
   Scott Garrelts P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bob Melvin C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .614 -0.097 1.07 0.000 -0.097 -1.0 5 2
   Bob Brenly PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .880 -0.072 2.84 0.000 -0.072 -0.2
Will Clark 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .308 .903 0.026 1.22 0.088 -0.062 0.5 9 2 2B
Robby Thompson 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 .245 .718 -0.054 1.21 0.025 -0.079 -0.4 5 4
Jose Uribe SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 .261 .664 -0.031 0.63 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 0 2
   Chris Speier PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .722 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Harry Spilman PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .339 .863 0.124 2.59 0.124 0.000 1.0
   Randy Kutcher SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .536 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Kelly Downs P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .353 -0.021 0.42 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 1 0
   Jeff Robinson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .235 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joel Youngblood PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .225 .620 0.199 3.52 0.199 0.000 1.0
   Craig Lefferts P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Eddie Milner CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .512 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 7 4 2 4 .219 .608 -0.114 1.20 0.645 -0.758 -0.4 24 13
2B: W Clark (16, off B Knepper).
HR: K Mitchell (13, off B Knepper; 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: K Mitchell 5; W Clark 3; J Youngblood; H Spilman; J Leonard.
RBI: H Spilman (11); K Mitchell (41); J Youngblood (10); W Clark (57).
2-out RBI: J Youngblood; H Spilman; W Clark.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Fielding
E: K Downs 2 (3).
Baserunning
SB: J Leonard 2 (14, 3rd base off B Knepper/A Ashby, 2nd base off B Knepper/A Ashby).
CS: K Mitchell (2, 2nd base by B Knepper/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gerald Young CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 .280 .639 0.134 1.79 0.220 -0.086 0.9 3 0
Billy Hatcher LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 .299 .780 -0.071 1.46 0.041 -0.113 -0.5 0 1 CS
Bill Doran 2B 3 1 2 1 1 0 .276 .765 0.122 1.43 0.152 -0.030 1.1 1 4
   Buddy Biancalana PR-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 .192 .477 0.082 3.62 0.082 0.000 0.3 0 0
Alan Ashby C 4 0 2 2 0 1 .313 .885 0.162 1.69 0.212 -0.050 1.1 4 0
Kevin Bass RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 .278 .777 -0.198 1.54 0.000 -0.198 -1.3 3 0
Glenn Davis 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .267 .790 0.188 1.67 0.261 -0.072 0.3 12 2
Denny Walling 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .783 -0.041 0.84 0.000 -0.041 -0.3 1 1
   Ken Caminiti PH-3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 .279 .712 0.031 1.25 0.056 -0.025 -0.0 0 1
Craig Reynolds SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .662 -0.047 1.15 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 1 1 SH
Bob Knepper P 2 1 1 0 0 0 .148 .365 0.082 1.32 0.109 -0.027 0.4 0 3 2B
   Rocky Childress P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Meads P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .833 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Davey Lopes PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .710 -0.060 2.14 0.000 -0.060 -0.4
   Jeff Heathcock P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Dave Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 32 5 10 5 1 5 .312 .677 0.384 1.55 1.133 -0.749 1.1 27 13
2B: B Knepper (2, off K Downs).
SH: C Reynolds (4, off C Lefferts).
TB: B Doran 2; A Ashby 2; B Knepper 2; G Young 2; G Davis; K Caminiti; B Hatcher.
RBI: A Ashby 2 (48); B Doran (50); B Hatcher (40); G Davis (58).
2-out RBI: G Davis.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: B Hatcher (C Davis at 3rd base).
Baserunning
CS: B Hatcher (5, 2nd base by K Downs/B Melvin).
Pickoffs: B Doran (1st base by K Downs); B Hatcher (1st base by K Downs).

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Kelly Downs 5.1 6 4 2 1 3 0 3.81 22 46 -0.263 1.26 -1.6
Jeff Robinson 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.81 2 1 0 0.029 0.57 0.5
Craig Lefferts, L (2-4) 1.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.98 7 0 0 0.023 1.97 0.1
Scott Garrelts 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.13 3 2 1 -0.173 3.14 -0.1
Team Totals 8 10 5 3 1 5 0 3.38 34 46 3 1 -0.384 1.55 -1.1

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Knepper 6.2 5 4 4 2 3 1 5.99 25 49 0.087 0.87 0.9
Rocky Childress, BS (2) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.08 2 2 2 -0.323 3.06 -2.0
Dave Meads 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.57 1 2 0 0.088 3.20 0.5
Jeff Heathcock, W (1-1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 3 0 0 0.105 1.40 0.5
Dave Smith, S (19) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.80 3 0 0 0.159 2.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 2 4 1 4.00 34 49 4 2 0.116 1.20 0.4
R Childress faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: S Garrelts (4); B Knepper (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: K Downs 2 (0; B Hatcher, 1st base, B Doran, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Dave Pallone.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Houston Astros
1 Mike Aldrete RF 1 Gerald Young CF
2 Kevin Mitchell 3B 2 Billy Hatcher LF
3 Jeffrey Leonard LF 3 Bill Doran 2B
4 Chili Davis CF 4 Alan Ashby C
5 Bob Melvin C 5 Kevin Bass RF
6 Will Clark 1B 6 Glenn Davis 1B
7 Robby Thompson 2B 7 Denny Walling 3B
8 Jose Uribe SS 8 Craig Reynolds SS
9 Kelly Downs P 9 Bob Knepper P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 4-4 2 1-3 R HOU G. Davis S. Garrelts 26% 87% Single; Biancalana Scores; Ashby to 2B
t7 3-4 2 1-3 R SFG J. Youngblood R. Childress -20% 50% Single; Thompson Scores; Spilman to 3B
b6 2-2 1 -23 RR HOU A. Ashby K. Downs 15% 85% Single; Young Scores; Doran Scores/unER
b8 4-4 1 1-3 O HOU K. Bass S. Garrelts -14% 61% Strikeout
t7 2-4 2 1-3 R SFG H. Spilman R. Childress -12% 70% Single; Clark Scores; Thompson to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O SFG M. Aldrete B. Knepper 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- R SFG K. Mitchell B. Knepper -10% 42% Home Run
t1 1-0 1 --- SFG J. Leonard B. Knepper -2% 40% Single
t1 1-0 1 1-- SFG C. Davis B. Knepper -1% 38% Leonard Steals 2B
t1 1-0 1 -2- SFG C. Davis B. Knepper -4% 34% Walk, Leonard Steals 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 O SFG B. Melvin B. Knepper 6% 40% Flyball: RF
t1 1-0 2 1-3 RO SFG W. Clark B. Knepper -6% 34% Single to LF; Leonard Scores; Davis out at 3B/LF-3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Giants' Kelly Downs facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O HOU G. Young K. Downs -2% 32% Flyball: RF
b1 0-2 1 --- HOU B. Hatcher K. Downs 3% 35% Single
b1 0-2 1 1-- HOU B. Doran K. Downs 2% 36% Hatcher Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Hatcher to 2B
b1 0-2 1 -2- R HOU B. Doran K. Downs 8% 45% Single; Hatcher Scores/unER
b1 1-2 1 1-- O HOU A. Ashby K. Downs -3% 42% Strikeout
b1 1-2 2 1-- O HOU K. Bass K. Downs -2% 39% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 7-8-9
t2 2-1 0 --- O SFG R. Thompson B. Knepper 2% 41% Flyball: CF
t2 2-1 1 --- O SFG J. Uribe B. Knepper 1% 43% Strikeout
t2 2-1 2 --- O SFG K. Downs B. Knepper 1% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Kelly Downs facing 6-7-8
b2 1-2 0 --- O HOU G. Davis K. Downs -3% 41% Foul Flyball: C
b2 1-2 1 --- O HOU D. Walling K. Downs -2% 39% Strikeout (C-1B)
b2 1-2 2 --- O HOU C. Reynolds K. Downs -1% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
t3 2-1 0 --- O SFG M. Aldrete B. Knepper 2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-1 1 --- O SFG K. Mitchell B. Knepper 2% 42% Flyball: CF
t3 2-1 2 --- O SFG J. Leonard B. Knepper 1% 43% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Kelly Downs facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- O HOU B. Knepper K. Downs -3% 40% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 1-2 1 --- HOU G. Young K. Downs 3% 43% Single
b3 1-2 1 1-- O HOU B. Hatcher K. Downs -3% 40% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 1-2 2 1-- O HOU B. Doran K. Downs -3% 37% Hatcher Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 4-5-6
t4 2-1 0 --- O SFG C. Davis B. Knepper 2% 39% Groundout: P-1B
t4 2-1 1 --- O SFG B. Melvin B. Knepper 2% 41% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 2-1 2 --- O SFG W. Clark B. Knepper 1% 42% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Kelly Downs facing 3-4-5
b4 1-2 0 --- O HOU B. Doran K. Downs -3% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-2 1 --- O HOU A. Ashby K. Downs -2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-2 2 --- O HOU K. Bass K. Downs -1% 36% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 7-8-9
t5 2-1 0 --- O SFG R. Thompson B. Knepper 2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- O SFG J. Uribe B. Knepper 2% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-1 2 --- O SFG K. Downs B. Knepper 1% 41% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Kelly Downs facing 6-7-8
b5 1-2 0 --- O HOU G. Davis K. Downs -3% 37% Flyball: 2B
b5 1-2 1 --- O HOU D. Walling K. Downs -2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-2 2 --- O HOU C. Reynolds K. Downs -2% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
t6 2-1 0 --- O SFG M. Aldrete B. Knepper 2% 36% Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-1 1 --- SFG K. Mitchell B. Knepper -3% 33% Single
t6 2-1 1 1-- O SFG J. Leonard B. Knepper 4% 38% Mitchell Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-2B)
t6 2-1 2 --- O SFG J. Leonard B. Knepper 1% 39% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Kelly Downs facing 9-1-2
b6 1-2 0 --- HOU B. Knepper K. Downs 11% 50% Double
b6 1-2 0 -2- HOU G. Young K. Downs 11% 61% Single; Knepper to 3B
b6 1-2 0 1-3 RO HOU B. Hatcher K. Downs -1% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B; Knepper Scores; Young to 2B
b6 2-2 1 -2- HOU B. Doran K. Downs 2% 63% Walk
b6 2-2 1 12- HOU A. Ashby K. Downs 8% 70% Doran Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Young to 3B; Doran to 2B
b6 2-2 1 -23 RR HOU A. Ashby K. Downs 15% 85% Single; Young Scores; Doran Scores/unER
Jeff Robinson replaces Kelly Downs pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-2 1 1-- O HOU K. Bass J. Robinson -2% 84% Strikeout
b6 4-2 2 1-- O HOU G. Davis J. Robinson -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 4-5-6
t7 2-4 0 --- O SFG C. Davis B. Knepper 3% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-4 1 --- O SFG B. Melvin B. Knepper 2% 88% Foul Flyball: 1B
t7 2-4 2 --- SFG W. Clark B. Knepper -3% 85% Double
t7 2-4 2 -2- SFG R. Thompson B. Knepper -0% 85% Wild Pitch; Clark to 3B
t7 2-4 2 --3 SFG R. Thompson B. Knepper -3% 82% Walk
Rocky Childress replaces Bob Knepper pitching and batting 9th
Harry Spilman pinch hits for Chris Speier batting 8th
Chris Speier pinch hits for Jose Uribe (SS) batting 8th
t7 2-4 2 1-3 R SFG H. Spilman R. Childress -12% 70% Single; Clark Scores; Thompson to 3B
Joel Youngblood pinch hits for Jeff Robinson (P) batting 9th
t7 3-4 2 1-3 R SFG J. Youngblood R. Childress -20% 50% Single; Thompson Scores; Spilman to 3B
Dave Meads replaces Rocky Childress pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-4 2 1-3 O SFG M. Aldrete D. Meads 9% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 4, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 4-4, Giants' Craig Lefferts facing 7-8-9
Craig Lefferts replaces Joel Youngblood (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Randy Kutcher replaces Harry Spilman (PH) playing SS batting 8th
Ken Caminiti pinch hits for Denny Walling (3B) batting 7th
b7 4-4 0 --- HOU K. Caminiti C. Lefferts 6% 64% Single
b7 4-4 0 1-- O HOU C. Reynolds C. Lefferts -2% 62% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Caminiti to 2B
Davey Lopes pinch hits for Dave Meads (P) batting 9th
b7 4-4 1 -2- O HOU D. Lopes C. Lefferts -6% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-4 2 -2- O HOU G. Young C. Lefferts -6% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Jeff Heathcock facing 2-3-4
Jeff Heathcock replaces Davey Lopes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Ken Caminiti moves from PH to 3B
t8 4-4 0 --- O SFG K. Mitchell J. Heathcock 5% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-4 1 --- O SFG J. Leonard J. Heathcock 3% 58% Lineout: P
t8 4-4 2 --- O SFG C. Davis J. Heathcock 2% 60% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 4-4, Giants' Craig Lefferts facing 2-3-4
b8 4-4 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher C. Lefferts -5% 56% Flyball: RF
b8 4-4 1 --- HOU B. Doran C. Lefferts 5% 61% Single
Buddy Biancalana pinch runs for Bill Doran (2B) batting 3rd
b8 4-4 1 1-- HOU A. Ashby C. Lefferts 6% 67% Single; Biancalana to 2B
Scott Garrelts replaces Chili Davis (CF) pitching and batting 4th
Eddie Milner replaces Craig Lefferts (P) playing CF batting 9th
b8 4-4 1 12- HOU K. Bass S. Garrelts 8% 75% Wild Pitch; Biancalana to 3B
b8 4-4 1 1-3 O HOU K. Bass S. Garrelts -14% 61% Strikeout
b8 4-4 2 1-3 R HOU G. Davis S. Garrelts 26% 87% Single; Biancalana Scores; Ashby to 2B
b8 5-4 2 12- O HOU K. Caminiti S. Garrelts -3% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 4, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' Dave Smith facing 5-6-7
Dave Smith replaces Jeff Heathcock pitching and batting 9th
Buddy Biancalana moves from PR to 2B
Bob Brenly pinch hits for Bob Melvin (C) batting 5th
t9 4-5 0 --- O SFG B. Brenly D. Smith 7% 91% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 4-5 1 --- O SFG W. Clark D. Smith 5% 96% Flyball: SS
t9 4-5 2 --- O SFG R. Thompson D. Smith 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Astros 5.

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