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Scores
Standings
BAL
@CAL
4
1
BOS
@CHW
14
8
MIL
@CLE
8
9
 
(12)
MIN
@DET
2
11
TOR
@OAK
2
1
NYY
@SEA
4
3
KCR
@TEX
1
3
CHC
@ATL
5
9
PIT
@CIN
7
4
STL
@HOU
0
4
LAD
@MON
1
2
SFG
@NYM
2
7
SDP
@PHI
9
4
 
(11)
Tuesday, August 18, 1987,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 28,790, Time of Game: 2:34
Cardinals
0
70-48
 Lost 3 
1st
at Astros
4
60-59
 Won 5 
3rd, 1½ GB
W: Nolan Ryan (5-13)
L: Danny Cox (8-4)
S: Dave Smith (20)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  1
Astros          0  0  0   2  0  0   1  1  X    4  8  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vince Coleman LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .280 .360 .326 .687 -0.107 1.11 0.000 -0.107 -1.0 2 0
Ozzie Smith SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .293 .386 .363 .750 -0.071 0.72 0.004 -0.075 -0.6 2 3 SB
Terry Pendleton 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .305 .381 .432 .813 -0.019 0.67 0.029 -0.048 -0.3 0 2
   Steve Peters P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bill Dawley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .452 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jack Clark 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .289 .459 .619 1.078 -0.079 0.73 0.000 -0.079 -0.8 10 0
Willie McGee CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .288 .312 .429 .741 -0.074 0.73 0.000 -0.074 -0.7 4 0
John Morris RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .260 .311 .448 .759 -0.068 0.68 0.000 -0.068 -0.6 1 0
Jose Oquendo 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .312 .433 .372 .805 0.013 0.57 0.032 -0.019 0.1 3 6
Tony Pena C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .240 .320 .346 .666 -0.040 0.81 0.016 -0.056 -0.3 2 1
Danny Cox P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .146 .163 .188 .351 -0.053 0.98 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 0 1
   Ricky Horton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .222 .231 .453 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Rod Booker PH-3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .286 .375 .357 .732 0.041 0.85 0.041 0.000 0.4 0 1
Team Totals 30 0 3 0 3 10 33 .100 .182 .100 .282 -0.457 0.77 0.122 -0.579 -4.4 24 15
TB: J Oquendo; T Pendleton; T Pena.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Booker-J Oquendo-J Clark; J Oquendo-J Clark.
E: J Clark (12).
Baserunning
SB: O Smith (33, 2nd base off D Smith/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 0 1 0 0 0 4 .264 .326 .326 .652 0.040 0.69 0.092 -0.051 0.2 2 0 3B
Billy Hatcher LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .312 .370 .440 .809 -0.144 0.83 0.023 -0.166 -0.9 2 0 CS
Bill Doran 2B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .283 .358 .414 .772 0.057 0.62 0.098 -0.040 0.9 1 2 2B
Alan Ashby C 3 1 2 3 1 0 4 .308 .398 .471 .869 0.147 0.65 0.169 -0.022 1.9 10 0 HR
Kevin Bass RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281 .340 .438 .777 -0.056 0.54 0.000 -0.056 -1.8 2 0 GDP
Glenn Davis 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .265 .321 .479 .800 -0.001 0.39 0.028 -0.029 -0.0 7 1 2B
Denny Walling 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .352 .421 .773 -0.021 0.40 0.000 -0.021 -0.4 1 3
Craig Reynolds SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .273 .326 .375 .700 0.058 0.75 0.072 -0.014 0.9 1 0
Nolan Ryan P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .048 .070 .119 .189 -0.028 1.02 0.000 -0.028 -0.4 0 1 SH
   Jose Cruz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .308 .410 .718 -0.011 0.28 0.000 -0.011 -0.4
   Dave Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 29 4 8 4 3 1 33 .276 .344 .517 .861 0.041 0.63 0.482 -0.438 0.1 27 7
2B: B Doran (18, off D Cox); G Davis (29, off D Cox).
3B: G Young (2, off D Cox).
HR: A Ashby (12, off D Cox, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs).
SH: N Ryan (7, off D Cox).
TB: A Ashby 5; G Young 3; B Doran 3; G Davis 2; C Reynolds; B Hatcher.
GIDP: K Bass (11).
RBI: A Ashby 3 (55); C Reynolds (25).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Baserunning
CS: B Hatcher (7, 2nd base by D Cox/T Pena).

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Cox, L (8-4) 6.1 6 3 3 2 1 1 3.69 26 48 -0.047 0.75 -0.3
Ricky Horton 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.64 2 1 0 0.016 0.24 0.7
Steve Peters 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.59 4 0 0 -0.014 0.16 -0.9
Bill Dawley 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 1 1 0 0.002 0.09 0.4
Team Totals 8 8 4 4 3 1 1 4.50 33 48 2 0 -0.043 0.63 -0.1

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, W (5-13) 7 3 0 0 2 9 0 2.95 26 78 0.403 0.80 3.4
Dave Smith, S (20) 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.10 7 0 0 0.054 0.68 1.0
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 3 10 0 0.00 33 78 0 0 0.457 0.77 4.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - Tom Hallion.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 28,790.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Vince Coleman LF 1 Gerald Young CF
2 Ozzie Smith SS 2 Billy Hatcher LF
3 Terry Pendleton 3B 3 Bill Doran 2B
4 Jack Clark 1B 4 Alan Ashby C
5 Willie McGee CF 5 Kevin Bass RF
6 John Morris RF 6 Glenn Davis 1B
7 Jose Oquendo 2B 7 Denny Walling 3B
8 Tony Pena C 8 Craig Reynolds SS
9 Danny Cox P 9 Nolan Ryan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 0 -2- RR HOU A. Ashby D. Cox 16% 79% Home Run; Doran Scores
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU G. Young D. Cox 9% 64% Triple
b1 0-0 0 --3 O HOU B. Hatcher D. Cox -9% 55% Fielder's Choice ; Young out at Hm/3B-C; Hatcher to 1B
b4 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Doran D. Cox 8% 63% Double
t8 0-3 0 --- STL R. Booker D. Smith -4% 89% Walk

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL V. Coleman N. Ryan 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL O. Smith N. Ryan 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- STL T. Pendleton N. Ryan -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O STL J. Clark N. Ryan 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU G. Young D. Cox 9% 64% Triple
b1 0-0 0 --3 O HOU B. Hatcher D. Cox -9% 55% Fielder's Choice ; Young out at Hm/3B-C; Hatcher to 1B
b1 0-0 1 1-- O HOU B. Doran D. Cox -4% 51% Hatcher Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 2 --- HOU B. Doran D. Cox 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O HOU A. Ashby D. Cox -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O STL W. McGee N. Ryan 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O STL J. Morris N. Ryan 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 2 --- STL J. Oquendo N. Ryan -1% 53% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- O STL T. Pena N. Ryan 2% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU K. Bass D. Cox -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU G. Davis D. Cox -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O HOU D. Walling D. Cox -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O STL D. Cox N. Ryan 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- O STL V. Coleman N. Ryan 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O STL O. Smith N. Ryan 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- HOU C. Reynolds D. Cox 4% 59% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Reynolds to 1B
b3 0-0 0 1-- O HOU N. Ryan D. Cox -2% 58% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Reynolds to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- O HOU G. Young D. Cox -4% 54% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 -2- O HOU B. Hatcher D. Cox -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O STL T. Pendleton N. Ryan 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- O STL J. Clark N. Ryan 2% 55% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 --- O STL W. McGee N. Ryan 1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Doran D. Cox 8% 63% Double
b4 0-0 0 -2- RR HOU A. Ashby D. Cox 16% 79% Home Run; Doran Scores
b4 2-0 0 --- O HOU K. Bass D. Cox -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- O HOU G. Davis D. Cox -1% 77% Flyball: LF
b4 2-0 2 --- O HOU D. Walling D. Cox -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- O STL J. Morris N. Ryan 3% 79% Flyball: RF
t5 0-2 1 --- O STL J. Oquendo N. Ryan 2% 81% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- STL T. Pena N. Ryan -2% 79% Single
t5 0-2 2 1-- O STL D. Cox N. Ryan 3% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds D. Cox -1% 80% Flyball: CF
b5 2-0 1 --- O HOU N. Ryan D. Cox -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-0 2 --- O HOU G. Young D. Cox -1% 79% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t6 0-2 0 --- O STL V. Coleman N. Ryan 3% 82% Strikeout
t6 0-2 1 --- O STL O. Smith N. Ryan 2% 84% Strikeout
t6 0-2 2 --- STL T. Pendleton N. Ryan -2% 82% Single
t6 0-2 2 1-- O STL J. Clark N. Ryan 3% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 2-3-4
b6 2-0 0 --- HOU B. Hatcher D. Cox 2% 87% Single
b6 2-0 0 1-- OO HOU B. Doran D. Cox -4% 83% Double Play: Flyball: 2B-1B
b6 2-0 2 --- HOU A. Ashby D. Cox 1% 84% Walk
b6 2-0 2 1-- O HOU K. Bass D. Cox -1% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
t7 0-2 0 --- O STL W. McGee N. Ryan 3% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-2 1 --- O STL J. Morris N. Ryan 2% 88% Flyball: CF
t7 0-2 2 --- STL J. Oquendo N. Ryan -2% 86% Single
t7 0-2 2 1-- O STL T. Pena N. Ryan 3% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 6-7-8
b7 2-0 0 --- HOU G. Davis D. Cox 3% 92% Double
b7 2-0 0 -2- O HOU D. Walling D. Cox -0% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Davis to 3B
b7 2-0 1 --3 R HOU C. Reynolds D. Cox 3% 95% Single; Davis Scores; Reynolds to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
Ricky Horton replaces Danny Cox pitching and batting 9th
Jose Cruz pinch hits for Nolan Ryan (P) batting 9th
b7 3-0 1 -2- O HOU J. Cruz R. Horton -1% 94% Fielder's Choice ; Reynolds out at 3B/P-3B-SS; Cruz to 1B
b7 3-0 2 1-- O HOU G. Young R. Horton -1% 93% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Dave Smith facing 9-1-2
Dave Smith replaces Jose Cruz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Rod Booker pinch hits for Ricky Horton (P) batting 9th
t8 0-3 0 --- STL R. Booker D. Smith -4% 89% Walk
t8 0-3 0 1-- O STL V. Coleman D. Smith 4% 93% Flyball: LF
t8 0-3 1 1-- O STL O. Smith D. Smith 3% 96% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 0-3 2 1-- STL T. Pendleton D. Smith -0% 95% Smith Steals 2B
t8 0-3 2 -2- O STL T. Pendleton D. Smith 2% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Steve Peters facing 2-3-4
Steve Peters replaces Terry Pendleton (3B) pitching and batting 3rd
Rod Booker moves from PH to 3B
b8 3-0 0 --- HOU B. Hatcher S. Peters 0% 98% Walk
b8 3-0 0 1-- HOU B. Doran S. Peters 1% 99% Single; Hatcher to 3B
b8 3-0 0 1-3 R HOU A. Ashby S. Peters 0% 99% Single; Hatcher Scores; Doran to 2B
b8 4-0 0 12- OO HOU K. Bass S. Peters -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Doran to 3B
Bill Dawley replaces Steve Peters pitching and batting 3rd
b8 4-0 2 --3 O HOU G. Davis B. Dawley -0% 99% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Dave Smith facing 4-5-6
t9 0-4 0 --- O STL J. Clark D. Smith 1% 99% Strikeout
t9 0-4 1 --- O STL W. McGee D. Smith 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 0-4 2 --- O STL J. Morris D. Smith 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 4.

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