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Standings
MIL
@BAL
1
2
TEX
@BOS
6
7
OAK
@CAL
13
3
DET
@KCR
8
4
SEA
@MIN
4
14
CLE
@NYY
2
11
CHW
@TOR
1
0
NYM
@CHC
3
7
ATL
@HOU
0
8
PIT
@MON
3
6
LAD
@SFG
0
5
PHI
@STL
5
2
Saturday, August 15, 1987,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 34,924, Time of Game: 2:24
Braves
0
50-66
 Lost 3 
5th, 10 GB
at Astros
8
57-59
 Won 2 
3rd, 3 GB
W: Danny Darwin (8-7)
L: Rick Mahler (6-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0
Astros          2  0  4   1  0  0   1  0  X    8 13  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dion James CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .300 .401 .465 .866 0.036 0.66 0.060 -0.024 -0.1 2 0 SB
Ken Oberkfell 3B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .290 .350 .382 .733 0.061 0.45 0.072 -0.010 1.3 1 0
Gerald Perry 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .269 .326 .402 .727 -0.169 0.58 0.000 -0.169 -2.7 7 1
Dale Murphy RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .301 .419 .580 .999 0.024 0.29 0.029 -0.004 -0.1 2 0
Ken Griffey LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .353 .449 .802 -0.054 0.54 0.000 -0.054 -1.1 0 0
Ozzie Virgil C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .239 .326 .494 .819 -0.017 0.30 0.007 -0.024 -0.4 6 0
Jeff Blauser SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .133 .278 .133 .411 0.017 0.31 0.032 -0.014 0.2 1 3 SB
Glenn Hubbard 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .279 .399 .411 .810 -0.060 0.40 0.000 -0.060 -1.0 3 4 GDP
Rick Mahler P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .217 .259 .475 -0.024 0.97 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 1 1
   Jim Acker P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .273 .333 .273 .606 0.005 0.15 0.005 0.000 0.3 1 0
   Albert Hall PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .352 .382 .733 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.4
   Joe Boever P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Graig Nettles PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .299 .347 .646 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Team Totals 32 0 7 0 4 3 36 .219 .306 .219 .524 -0.185 0.44 0.205 -0.387 -4.4 24 9
TB: K Oberkfell 3; D Murphy 2; G Hubbard; D James.
GIDP: G Hubbard (9).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Hubbard-G Perry.
Baserunning
SB: D James (6, 2nd base off D Darwin/A Ashby); J Blauser (1, 2nd base off D Darwin/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gerald Young CF 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .265 .323 .299 .622 0.013 0.35 0.037 -0.023 0.3 0 0
Billy Hatcher LF 4 3 3 0 0 0 4 .304 .363 .423 .786 0.119 0.46 0.120 -0.001 1.7 2 1 SB
   Terry Puhl PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .258 .244 .502 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.8 1 0
Bill Doran 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .278 .352 .409 .762 0.043 0.65 0.083 -0.039 0.9 2 5 2B
   Dale Berra 2B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.4 1 1
Alan Ashby C 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .308 .399 .467 .866 -0.077 0.39 0.004 -0.081 -1.5 4 0 SF,GDP
Kevin Bass RF 3 2 1 2 2 1 5 .279 .338 .440 .778 0.170 0.55 0.171 -0.001 1.8 0 0
Glenn Davis 1B 4 1 2 3 1 0 5 .264 .316 .477 .794 0.063 0.30 0.080 -0.017 2.4 11 2 HR
Denny Walling 3B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .290 .357 .427 .784 -0.017 0.15 0.001 -0.018 -1.1 1 2
Craig Reynolds SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .270 .323 .373 .696 -0.007 0.13 0.004 -0.011 1.0 3 5
Danny Darwin P 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .179 .207 .232 .439 0.008 0.11 0.011 -0.003 -0.9 2 2
Team Totals 35 8 13 8 7 6 43 .371 .465 .486 .951 0.315 0.33 0.511 -0.194 4.1 27 18
2B: B Doran (17, off R Mahler).
HR: G Davis (20, off R Mahler, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out).
SF: A Ashby (2, off J Acker).
TB: G Davis 5; B Hatcher 3; B Doran 3; D Darwin 2; C Reynolds 2; K Bass; G Young.
GIDP: A Ashby (12).
RBI: G Davis 3 (65); K Bass 2 (62); B Doran (57); A Ashby (51); G Young (7).
2-out RBI: K Bass 2; G Young.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Hatcher-A Ashby; C Reynolds-B Doran-G Davis.
Outfield Assists: B Hatcher (D James at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: B Hatcher (43, 2nd base off J Acker/O Virgil).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Mahler, L (6-12) 2.2 7 6 6 2 1 1 5.11 17 19 -0.312 0.81 -4.8
Jim Acker 3.1 4 1 1 1 3 0 4.97 14 1 0 -0.003 0.05 0.7
Joe Boever 2 2 1 1 4 2 0 6.75 12 0 0 -0.001 0.01 -0.0
Team Totals 8 13 8 8 7 6 1 9.00 43 19 1 0 -0.316 0.33 -4.1

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Darwin, W (8-7) 9 7 0 0 4 3 0 3.48 36 72 0.184 0.44 4.4
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 4 3 0 0.00 36 72 0.184 0.44 4.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Bob Davidson, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 34,924.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Dion James CF 1 Gerald Young CF
2 Ken Oberkfell 3B 2 Billy Hatcher LF
3 Gerald Perry 1B 3 Bill Doran 2B
4 Dale Murphy RF 4 Alan Ashby C
5 Ken Griffey LF 5 Kevin Bass RF
6 Ozzie Virgil C 6 Glenn Davis 1B
7 Jeff Blauser SS 7 Denny Walling 3B
8 Glenn Hubbard 2B 8 Craig Reynolds SS
9 Rick Mahler P 9 Danny Darwin P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 -23 RR HOU K. Bass R. Mahler 16% 72% Single; Young Scores; Hatcher Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-3 OO ATL G. Perry D. Darwin 15% 53% Double Play: Flyball: LF-C
b1 0-0 0 1-- HOU B. Hatcher R. Mahler 9% 67% Single; Young to 3B
b3 2-0 0 1-- R HOU B. Doran R. Mahler 8% 88% Double; Hatcher Scores
b3 3-0 1 1-3 RRR HOU G. Davis R. Mahler 8% 96% Home Run; Doran Scores; Bass Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- ATL D. James D. Darwin -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- ATL K. Oberkfell D. Darwin -2% 44% James Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- ATL K. Oberkfell D. Darwin -7% 37% Single; James to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 OO ATL G. Perry D. Darwin 15% 53% Double Play: Flyball: LF-C
t1 0-0 2 1-- ATL D. Murphy D. Darwin -2% 51% Single; Oberkfell to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O ATL K. Griffey D. Darwin 4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Rick Mahler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU G. Young R. Mahler 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- HOU B. Hatcher R. Mahler 9% 67% Single; Young to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 O HOU B. Doran R. Mahler -4% 63% Groundout: P-1B; Hatcher to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -23 O HOU A. Ashby R. Mahler -8% 56% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 -23 RR HOU K. Bass R. Mahler 16% 72% Single; Young Scores; Hatcher Scores
b1 2-0 2 1-- O HOU G. Davis R. Mahler -2% 70% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 6-7-8
t2 0-2 0 --- O ATL O. Virgil D. Darwin 2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-2 1 --- ATL J. Blauser D. Darwin -3% 70% Walk
t2 0-2 1 1-- OO ATL G. Hubbard D. Darwin 5% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Rick Mahler facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- O HOU D. Walling R. Mahler -2% 74% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 2-0 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds R. Mahler -1% 73% Flyball: 3B
b2 2-0 2 --- HOU D. Darwin R. Mahler 1% 74% Single
b2 2-0 2 1-- O HOU G. Young R. Mahler -2% 72% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- O ATL R. Mahler D. Darwin 2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-2 1 --- O ATL D. James D. Darwin 2% 76% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 2 --- O ATL K. Oberkfell D. Darwin 1% 77% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Braves' Rick Mahler facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- HOU B. Hatcher R. Mahler 2% 79% Single
b3 2-0 0 1-- R HOU B. Doran R. Mahler 8% 88% Double; Hatcher Scores
b3 3-0 0 -2- O HOU A. Ashby R. Mahler -0% 87% Groundout: SS-1B; Doran to 3B
b3 3-0 1 --3 HOU K. Bass R. Mahler 1% 88% Walk
b3 3-0 1 1-3 RRR HOU G. Davis R. Mahler 8% 96% Home Run; Doran Scores; Bass Scores
b3 6-0 1 --- O HOU D. Walling R. Mahler -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 6-0 2 --- HOU C. Reynolds R. Mahler 0% 96% Single
Jim Acker replaces Rick Mahler pitching and batting 9th
b3 6-0 2 1-- HOU D. Darwin J. Acker 0% 96% Single; Reynolds to 2B
b3 6-0 2 12- O HOU G. Young J. Acker -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-P
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 6.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-6, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 3-4-5
t4 0-6 0 --- O ATL G. Perry D. Darwin 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-6 1 --- ATL D. Murphy D. Darwin -1% 95% Single
t4 0-6 1 1-- O ATL K. Griffey D. Darwin 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-6 2 1-- ATL O. Virgil D. Darwin -1% 96% Walk; Griffey to 2B
t4 0-6 2 12- O ATL J. Blauser D. Darwin 1% 97% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-0, Braves' Jim Acker facing 2-3-4
b4 6-0 0 --- HOU B. Hatcher J. Acker 0% 98% Single
b4 6-0 0 1-- HOU B. Doran J. Acker 0% 98% Hatcher Steals 2B
b4 6-0 0 -2- O HOU B. Doran J. Acker -0% 98% Flyball: CF; Hatcher to 3B
b4 6-0 1 --3 RO HOU A. Ashby J. Acker 0% 98% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Hatcher Scores
b4 7-0 2 --- O HOU K. Bass J. Acker -0% 98% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 7.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-7, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 8-9-1
t5 0-7 0 --- O ATL G. Hubbard D. Darwin 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-7 1 --- ATL J. Acker D. Darwin -1% 98% Walk
t5 0-7 1 1-- O ATL D. James D. Darwin 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 0-7 2 1-- ATL K. Oberkfell D. Darwin -0% 98% Single; James to 3B
t5 0-7 2 1-3 O ATL G. Perry D. Darwin 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-0, Braves' Jim Acker facing 6-7-8
b5 7-0 0 --- O HOU G. Davis J. Acker -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 7-0 1 --- HOU D. Walling J. Acker 0% 99% Walk
b5 7-0 1 1-- HOU C. Reynolds J. Acker 0% 99% Single; Walling to 2B
b5 7-0 1 12- O HOU D. Darwin J. Acker -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b5 7-0 2 12- O HOU G. Young J. Acker -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 7.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-7, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 4-5-6
t6 0-7 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy D. Darwin 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-7 1 --- O ATL K. Griffey D. Darwin 0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 0-7 2 --- O ATL O. Virgil D. Darwin 0% 99% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-0, Braves' Jim Acker facing 2-3-4
b6 7-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher J. Acker -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 7-0 1 --- HOU B. Doran J. Acker 0% 99% Single
b6 7-0 1 1-- OO HOU A. Ashby J. Acker -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 7.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-7, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 7-8-9
t7 0-7 0 --- ATL J. Blauser D. Darwin -0% 99% Walk
t7 0-7 0 1-- O ATL G. Hubbard D. Darwin 0% 99% Strikeout, Blauser Steals 2B
Albert Hall pinch hits for Jim Acker (P) batting 9th
t7 0-7 1 -2- O ATL A. Hall D. Darwin 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-7 2 -2- O ATL D. James D. Darwin 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-0, Braves' Joe Boever facing 5-6-7
Joe Boever replaces Albert Hall (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 7-0 0 --- HOU K. Bass J. Boever 0% 100% Walk
b7 7-0 0 1-- HOU G. Davis J. Boever 0% 100% Single; Bass to 2B
b7 7-0 0 12- O HOU D. Walling J. Boever -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 7-0 1 12- HOU C. Reynolds J. Boever 0% 100% Walk; Bass to 3B; Davis to 2B
b7 7-0 1 123 O HOU D. Darwin J. Boever -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 7-0 2 123 R HOU G. Young J. Boever 0% 100% Single; Bass Scores; Davis to 3B; Reynolds to 2B
Terry Puhl pinch hits for Billy Hatcher (LF) batting 2nd
b7 8-0 2 123 O HOU T. Puhl J. Boever -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 8.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-8, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 2-3-4
Dale Berra replaces Bill Doran playing 2B batting 3rd
Terry Puhl moves from PH to LF
t8 0-8 0 --- ATL K. Oberkfell D. Darwin -0% 100% Single
t8 0-8 0 1-- O ATL G. Perry D. Darwin 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 0-8 1 1-- O ATL D. Murphy D. Darwin 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 0-8 2 1-- O ATL K. Griffey D. Darwin 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-0, Braves' Joe Boever facing 3-4-5
b8 8-0 0 --- HOU D. Berra J. Boever 0% 100% Walk
b8 8-0 0 1-- O HOU A. Ashby J. Boever 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Berra to 2B
b8 8-0 1 -2- O HOU K. Bass J. Boever -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 8-0 2 -2- HOU G. Davis J. Boever 0% 100% Walk
b8 8-0 2 12- O HOU D. Walling J. Boever 0% 100% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 8.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-8, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 6-7-8
t9 0-8 0 --- O ATL O. Virgil D. Darwin 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 0-8 1 --- O ATL J. Blauser D. Darwin 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 0-8 2 --- ATL G. Hubbard D. Darwin 0% 100% Single
Graig Nettles pinch hits for Joe Boever (P) batting 9th
t9 0-8 2 1-- O ATL G. Nettles D. Darwin 0% 100% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 8.

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