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Standings
BAL
@CAL
2
1
BOS
@CHW
3
8
MIL
@CLE
13
2
MIN
@DET
1
7
TOR
@OAK
3
7
NYY
@SEA
8
0
KCR
@TEX
11
6
CHC
@ATL
9
1
PIT
@CIN
10
9
STL
@HOU
1
2
LAD
@MON
10
9
SFG
@NYM
10
6
 
(10)
SDP
@PHI
5
6
Wednesday, August 19, 1987,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 30,223, Time of Game: 2:10
Cardinals
1
70-49
 Lost 4 
1st
at Astros
2
61-59
 Won 6 
3rd, 1½ GB
W: Bob Knepper (6-13)
L: Joe Magrane (6-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  X    2  4  2

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 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .278 .360 .324 .684 -0.034 1.21 0.060 -0.094 0.2 0 0
Ozzie Smith SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .291 .385 .361 .746 0.021 1.29 0.081 -0.061 -0.4 1 6
Tom Herr 2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .278 .363 .362 .725 0.097 1.65 0.130 -0.033 0.2 0 2
Jack Clark 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .291 .459 .618 1.077 -0.272 1.85 0.026 -0.298 -0.9 12 0 GDP
Willie McGee CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .288 .312 .429 .741 -0.029 1.04 0.033 -0.062 -0.2 2 0
Jim Lindeman RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .219 .261 .396 .657 0.069 1.55 0.137 -0.068 -0.0 2 0 SB,GDP
Jose Oquendo 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .307 .428 .366 .794 -0.144 1.72 0.000 -0.144 -1.0 0 4 GDP
Tony Pena C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .237 .317 .342 .659 -0.114 1.57 0.000 -0.114 -0.7 6 0
Joe Magrane P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .108 .154 .162 .316 -0.033 0.66 0.000 -0.033 -0.3 1 0
   John Morris PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .308 .443 .751 -0.082 2.89 0.000 -0.082 -0.3
   Todd Worrell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 27 1 4 1 3 4 31 .148 .233 .148 .381 -0.521 1.47 0.467 -0.989 -3.4 24 12
TB: J Clark 2; J Lindeman; W McGee.
GIDP: J Lindeman (3); J Oquendo (6); J Clark (5).
RBI: T Herr (62).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Baserunning
SB: J Lindeman (2, 2nd base off L Andersen/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 0 0 0 1 4 .256 .318 .316 .633 -0.120 1.21 0.000 -0.120 -1.2 2 0
Billy Hatcher LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .309 .367 .435 .802 -0.078 0.78 0.000 -0.078 -0.7 0 1
Bill Doran 2B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .285 .361 .415 .776 0.095 0.85 0.116 -0.021 0.8 3 7 SB
Alan Ashby C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .307 .396 .468 .865 0.055 1.31 0.113 -0.058 -0.1 4 0
Kevin Bass RF 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .279 .337 .434 .770 -0.190 1.73 0.000 -0.190 -1.3 1 0
Glenn Davis 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .263 .319 .476 .795 -0.135 1.95 0.000 -0.135 -0.8 16 0
Ken Caminiti 3B 2 0 1 2 1 0 3 .271 .307 .411 .718 0.461 1.54 0.473 -0.011 2.1 0 5 2B
Dale Berra SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .167 .583 .333 .917 -0.057 1.14 0.005 -0.062 -0.3 1 3 IW
   Craig Reynolds SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .326 .375 .700 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Bob Knepper P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .139 .200 .339 -0.059 1.17 0.000 -0.059 -0.4 0 1
   Davey Lopes PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .233 .410 .367 .777 0.009 1.64 0.009 0.000 0.2 IW
   Larry Andersen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 2 4 2 4 6 32 .143 .250 .179 .429 -0.019 1.29 0.716 -0.734 -1.9 27 18
2B: K Caminiti (4, off J Magrane).
IBB: D Berra (3, by J Magrane); D Lopes (1, by J Magrane).
TB: K Caminiti 2; B Doran 2; A Ashby.
RBI: K Caminiti 2 (16).
2-out RBI: K Caminiti 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 3. D Berra-G Davis; K Caminiti-B Doran-G Davis; C Reynolds-B Doran-G Davis.
E: K Caminiti (3); A Ashby (4).
Outfield Assists: B Hatcher (J Clark at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: B Doran (23, 2nd base off T Worrell/T Pena).

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Magrane, L (6-5) 7 4 2 2 3 5 0 3.87 28 63 -0.011 1.40 1.4
Todd Worrell 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.93 4 0 0 0.030 0.62 0.5
Team Totals 8 4 2 2 4 6 0 2.25 32 63 0 0 0.019 1.29 1.9

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Knepper, W (6-13) 7 3 1 1 2 2 0 5.63 23 67 0.242 0.84 2.4
Larry Andersen, S (4) 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.86 8 0 0 0.277 3.16 1.0
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 3 4 0 1.00 31 67 0 0 0.519 1.47 3.4
Balks: None.
WP: J Magrane (6); B Knepper (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Magrane 2 (5; D Berra, D Lopes).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - John Kibler.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 30,223.
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 Tom Herr 2B 3 Bill Doran 2B
4 Jack Clark 1B 4 Alan Ashby C
5 Willie McGee CF 5 Kevin Bass RF
6 Jim Lindeman RF 6 Glenn Davis 1B
7 Jose Oquendo 3B 7 Ken Caminiti 3B
8 Tony Pena C 8 Dale Berra SS
9 Joe Magrane P 9 Bob Knepper P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 0-1 2 12- RR HOU K. Caminiti J. Magrane 44% 78% Double; Ashby Scores; Bass Scores
t9 1-2 1 12- OO STL J. Clark L. Andersen 28% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b7 0-1 0 1-- HOU A. Ashby J. Magrane 11% 54% Single; Doran to 2B
t9 1-2 1 1-- STL T. Herr L. Andersen -11% 72% Reached on Interference on C; Smith to 2B; Herr to 1B
b7 0-1 0 12- O HOU K. Bass J. Magrane -11% 43% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 3B; Ashby to 2B; Bass to 1B

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' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- STL V. Coleman B. Knepper -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- STL O. Smith B. Knepper -2% 44% Wild Pitch; Coleman to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O STL O. Smith B. Knepper 1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B; Coleman to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 RO STL T. Herr B. Knepper -2% 43% Groundout: SS-1B; Coleman Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- O STL J. Clark B. Knepper 1% 44% Strikeout
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Joe Magrane facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O HOU G. Young J. Magrane -2% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O HOU B. Hatcher J. Magrane -2% 40% Strikeout
b1 0-1 2 --- HOU B. Doran J. Magrane 1% 42% Single
b1 0-1 2 1-- O HOU A. Ashby J. Magrane -2% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- STL W. McGee B. Knepper -3% 36% Single
t2 1-0 0 1-- OO STL J. Lindeman B. Knepper 7% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- O STL J. Oquendo B. Knepper 1% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Joe Magrane facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O HOU K. Bass J. Magrane -3% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- O HOU G. Davis J. Magrane -2% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- O HOU K. Caminiti J. Magrane -1% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- O STL T. Pena B. Knepper 2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O STL J. Magrane B. Knepper 2% 42% Strikeout
t3 1-0 2 --- O STL V. Coleman B. Knepper 1% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Joe Magrane facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O HOU D. Berra J. Magrane -3% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O HOU B. Knepper J. Magrane -2% 38% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 --- O HOU G. Young J. Magrane -1% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 2-3-4
t4 1-0 0 --- O STL O. Smith B. Knepper 2% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O STL T. Herr B. Knepper 2% 41% Popfly: 1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O STL J. Clark B. Knepper 1% 42% Single; Clark out at 2B/LF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Joe Magrane facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher J. Magrane -3% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- O HOU B. Doran J. Magrane -2% 37% Flyball: CF
b4 0-1 2 --- O HOU A. Ashby J. Magrane -1% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 5-6-7
t5 1-0 0 --- O STL W. McGee B. Knepper 2% 38% Flyball: CF
t5 1-0 1 --- STL J. Lindeman B. Knepper -3% 35% Walk
t5 1-0 1 1-- OO STL J. Oquendo B. Knepper 5% 41% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Joe Magrane facing 5-6-7
b5 0-1 0 --- O HOU K. Bass J. Magrane -3% 37% Strikeout
b5 0-1 1 --- O HOU G. Davis J. Magrane -2% 35% Flyball: RF
b5 0-1 2 --- HOU K. Caminiti J. Magrane 2% 37% Walk
b5 0-1 2 1-- O HOU D. Berra J. Magrane -4% 33% Lineout: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 8-9-1
t6 1-0 0 --- O STL T. Pena B. Knepper 2% 36% Groundout: P-1B
t6 1-0 1 --- O STL J. Magrane B. Knepper 2% 38% Flyball: CF
t6 1-0 2 --- O STL V. Coleman B. Knepper 1% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Joe Magrane facing 9-1-2
b6 0-1 0 --- O HOU B. Knepper J. Magrane -4% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-1 1 --- O HOU G. Young J. Magrane -3% 32% Popfly: 1B
b6 0-1 2 --- O HOU B. Hatcher J. Magrane -2% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 2-3-4
t7 1-0 0 --- O STL O. Smith B. Knepper 2% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-0 1 --- O STL T. Herr B. Knepper 2% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-0 2 --- STL J. Clark B. Knepper -3% 32% Single to 3B; Clark to 2B/Adv on E5 (throw to 1B)
t7 1-0 2 -2- O STL W. McGee B. Knepper 4% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Joe Magrane facing 3-4-5
b7 0-1 0 --- HOU B. Doran J. Magrane 8% 43% Single
b7 0-1 0 1-- HOU A. Ashby J. Magrane 11% 54% Single; Doran to 2B
b7 0-1 0 12- O HOU K. Bass J. Magrane -11% 43% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 3B; Ashby to 2B; Bass to 1B
b7 0-1 1 12- O HOU G. Davis J. Magrane -9% 34% Strikeout Looking
b7 0-1 2 12- RR HOU K. Caminiti J. Magrane 44% 78% Double; Ashby Scores; Bass Scores
b7 2-1 2 -2- HOU D. Berra J. Magrane 1% 79% Intentional Walk
Davey Lopes pinch hits for Bob Knepper (P) batting 9th
b7 2-1 2 12- HOU D. Lopes J. Magrane 1% 80% Wild Pitch; Caminiti to 3B; Berra to 2B
b7 2-1 2 -23 HOU D. Lopes J. Magrane 1% 81% Intentional Walk
b7 2-1 2 123 O HOU G. Young J. Magrane -6% 75% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Larry Andersen facing 6-7-8
Larry Andersen replaces Davey Lopes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Craig Reynolds replaces Dale Berra playing SS batting 8th
t8 1-2 0 --- STL J. Lindeman L. Andersen -9% 66% Single
t8 1-2 0 1-- O STL J. Oquendo L. Andersen 8% 75% Strikeout
t8 1-2 1 1-- O STL T. Pena L. Andersen 7% 81% Flyball: RF
John Morris pinch hits for Joe Magrane (P) batting 9th
t8 1-2 2 1-- STL J. Morris L. Andersen -2% 79% Lindeman Steals 2B
t8 1-2 2 -2- O STL J. Morris L. Andersen 8% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Todd Worrell facing 2-3-4
Todd Worrell replaces John Morris (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher T. Worrell -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-1 1 --- HOU B. Doran T. Worrell 1% 87% Walk
b8 2-1 1 1-- HOU A. Ashby T. Worrell 1% 88% Doran Steals 2B
b8 2-1 1 -2- O HOU A. Ashby T. Worrell -2% 86% Strikeout
b8 2-1 2 -2- O HOU K. Bass T. Worrell -2% 84% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Larry Andersen facing 1-2-3
t9 1-2 0 --- O STL V. Coleman L. Andersen 7% 91% Strikeout
t9 1-2 1 --- STL O. Smith L. Andersen -8% 83% Walk
t9 1-2 1 1-- STL T. Herr L. Andersen -11% 72% Reached on Interference on C; Smith to 2B; Herr to 1B
t9 1-2 1 12- OO STL J. Clark L. Andersen 28% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

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