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OAK
@BAL
2
5
CLE
@BOS
2
5
CHW
@KCR
2
6
MIL
@MIN
1
2
 
(12)
CAL
@NYY
4
8
DET
@TEX
11
2
SEA
@TOR
5
6
 
(10)
MON
@ATL
4
7
CIN
@CHC
4
3
PIT
@HOU
0
2
NYM
@LAD
5
1
PHI
@SFG
2
3
 
(10)
SDP
@STL
2
4
Friday, September 4, 1987,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 16,367, Time of Game: 2:23
Pirates
0
61-73
 Lost 1 
6th, 19½ GB
at Astros
2
67-67
 Won 2 
2nd, 4½ GB
W: Nolan Ryan (6-14)
L: Mike Bielecki (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    2  4  2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
John Cangelosi RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .279 .445 .415 .860 -0.037 1.05 0.100 -0.136 -0.3 2 0 2·SB,CS
Jose Lind 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .174 .240 .304 .544 -0.046 0.82 0.021 -0.067 -0.5 0 2
Andy Van Slyke CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .288 .355 .505 .860 0.004 0.85 0.054 -0.049 -0.0 3 0
Bobby Bonilla 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .295 .338 .470 .808 -0.065 1.49 0.059 -0.125 -0.6 0 1
Barry Bonds LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .258 .330 .499 .829 0.103 1.42 0.159 -0.056 0.8 0 0 SB
Sid Bream 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .272 .340 .409 .750 -0.168 1.53 0.000 -0.168 -1.3 10 1
Mike LaValliere C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .297 .381 .372 .753 -0.081 1.89 0.021 -0.102 -0.5 7 1
   U.L. Washington PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.011 0.43 0.000 -0.011 -0.1
Al Pedrique SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .310 .362 .379 .741 -0.175 1.80 0.000 -0.175 -1.5 1 2 GDP
Mike Bielecki P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.039 0.78 0.000 -0.039 -0.3 0 0
   Vicente Palacios P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Darnell Coles PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .181 .265 .302 .566 -0.036 1.43 0.000 -0.036 -0.2
   Jeff Robinson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 0 2 0 5 6 34 .069 .206 .069 .275 -0.551 1.25 0.414 -0.964 -4.4 24 7
TB: B Bonilla; B Bonds.
GIDP: A Pedrique (7).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
E: M Bielecki (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Cangelosi 2 (19, 2nd base off N Ryan/A Ashby 2); B Bonds (26, 2nd base off N Ryan/A Ashby).
CS: J Cangelosi (5, 3rd base by N Ryan/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 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .288 .349 .346 .695 -0.023 1.13 0.051 -0.075 -0.4 1 0 CS
Bill Doran 2B 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .287 .359 .420 .780 0.184 1.35 0.231 -0.046 1.3 3 3 SB
Ty Gainey LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .125 .222 .125 .347 -0.069 0.64 0.000 -0.069 -0.9 2 0
   Terry Puhl LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .287 .272 .559 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alan Ashby C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .300 .386 .445 .831 -0.021 0.64 0.015 -0.036 -0.3 6 1
Kevin Bass RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .285 .345 .451 .796 0.007 0.81 0.044 -0.037 0.0 5 0 SB
Glenn Davis 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .247 .300 .451 .751 -0.072 0.90 0.000 -0.072 -0.7 7 0
Denny Walling 3B 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .288 .355 .421 .775 -0.012 0.82 0.032 -0.044 -0.3 3 0
Craig Reynolds SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .268 .322 .372 .695 0.081 0.95 0.113 -0.032 0.5 0 3 2B
Nolan Ryan P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .042 .061 .104 .165 -0.121 1.38 0.000 -0.121 -1.0 0 0
   Jose Cruz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .308 .409 .717 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
   Juan Agosto P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 28 2 4 2 2 7 30 .143 .200 .179 .379 -0.051 0.94 0.486 -0.537 -1.9 27 8
2B: C Reynolds (15, off M Bielecki).
TB: C Reynolds 2; A Ashby; G Young; B Doran.
RBI: B Doran 2 (72).
2-out RBI: B Doran 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Reynolds-B Doran-G Davis.
E: D Walling (5); B Doran (7).
Baserunning
SB: K Bass (16, 2nd base off M Bielecki/M LaValliere); B Doran (29, 2nd base off M Bielecki/M LaValliere).
CS: G Young (6, 2nd base by M Bielecki/M LaValliere).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Bielecki, L (1-2) 5 4 2 2 2 5 0 3.15 21 54 -0.011 1.19 0.4
Vicente Palacios 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 6 0 0 0.050 0.33 1.0
Jeff Robinson 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.12 3 0 0 0.013 0.17 0.5
Team Totals 8 4 2 2 2 7 0 2.25 30 54 0 0 0.052 0.94 1.9

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, W (6-14) 7 2 0 0 5 6 0 2.79 26 74 0.409 1.27 3.4
Juan Agosto, S (2) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.75 8 0 0 0.143 1.21 1.0
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 5 6 0 0.00 34 74 0 0 0.552 1.25 4.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Dave Pallone.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 16,367.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 John Cangelosi RF 1 Gerald Young CF
2 Jose Lind 2B 2 Bill Doran 2B
3 Andy Van Slyke CF 3 Ty Gainey LF
4 Bobby Bonilla 3B 4 Alan Ashby C
5 Barry Bonds LF 5 Kevin Bass RF
6 Sid Bream 1B 6 Glenn Davis 1B
7 Mike LaValliere C 7 Denny Walling 3B
8 Al Pedrique SS 8 Craig Reynolds SS
9 Mike Bielecki P 9 Nolan Ryan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-0 2 123 RR HOU B. Doran M. Bielecki 23% 82% Single; Walling Scores; Reynolds Scores; Young to 3B
b5 0-0 1 1-- HOU C. Reynolds M. Bielecki 11% 68% Double; Walling to 3B
b5 0-0 1 -23 O HOU N. Ryan M. Bielecki -10% 58% Strikeout
t7 0-2 0 1-- PIT B. Bonds N. Ryan -9% 67% Walk; Bonilla to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- OO PIT A. Pedrique N. Ryan 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PIT J. Cangelosi N. Ryan -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- PIT J. Lind N. Ryan -2% 44% Cangelosi Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O PIT J. Lind N. Ryan 8% 52% Cangelosi Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT J. Lind N. Ryan 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- PIT A. Van Slyke N. Ryan -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Bonilla N. Ryan 2% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU G. Young M. Bielecki 4% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O HOU B. Doran M. Bielecki -6% 53% Young Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Doran M. Bielecki -2% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU T. Gainey M. Bielecki -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT B. Bonds N. Ryan -4% 46% Single
t2 0-0 0 1-- PIT S. Bream N. Ryan -3% 44% Bonds Steals 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- O PIT S. Bream N. Ryan 4% 48% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- PIT M. LaValliere N. Ryan -2% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 1 12- OO PIT A. Pedrique N. Ryan 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby M. Bielecki -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 1 --- HOU K. Bass M. Bielecki 3% 55% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Bass to 1B
b2 0-0 1 1-- HOU G. Davis M. Bielecki 2% 57% Bass Steals 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- O HOU G. Davis M. Bielecki -4% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 -2- O HOU D. Walling M. Bielecki -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Bielecki N. Ryan 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- PIT J. Cangelosi N. Ryan -3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- O PIT J. Lind N. Ryan 3% 53% Lineout: 2B
t3 0-0 2 1-- PIT A. Van Slyke N. Ryan -1% 52% Cangelosi Steals 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O PIT A. Van Slyke N. Ryan 4% 55% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds M. Bielecki -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU N. Ryan M. Bielecki -2% 51% Lineout: 1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O HOU G. Young M. Bielecki -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Bonilla N. Ryan 3% 53% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 --- O PIT B. Bonds N. Ryan 2% 55% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 2 --- O PIT S. Bream N. Ryan 1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Doran M. Bielecki -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O HOU T. Gainey M. Bielecki -2% 51% Strikeout
b4 0-0 2 --- HOU A. Ashby M. Bielecki 1% 53% Single
b4 0-0 2 1-- O HOU K. Bass M. Bielecki -3% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. LaValliere N. Ryan 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 1 --- O PIT A. Pedrique N. Ryan 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O PIT M. Bielecki N. Ryan 1% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O HOU G. Davis M. Bielecki -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b5 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Walling M. Bielecki 3% 57% Walk
b5 0-0 1 1-- HOU C. Reynolds M. Bielecki 11% 68% Double; Walling to 3B
b5 0-0 1 -23 O HOU N. Ryan M. Bielecki -10% 58% Strikeout
b5 0-0 2 -23 HOU G. Young M. Bielecki 2% 59% Walk
b5 0-0 2 123 RR HOU B. Doran M. Bielecki 23% 82% Single; Walling Scores; Reynolds Scores; Young to 3B
b5 2-0 2 1-3 HOU T. Gainey M. Bielecki 0% 82% Doran Steals 2B
b5 2-0 2 -23 O HOU T. Gainey M. Bielecki -4% 79% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t6 0-2 0 --- O PIT J. Cangelosi N. Ryan 3% 82% Strikeout
t6 0-2 1 --- O PIT J. Lind N. Ryan 2% 84% Flyball: RF
t6 0-2 2 --- O PIT A. Van Slyke N. Ryan 1% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Vicente Palacios facing 4-5-6
Vicente Palacios replaces Mike Bielecki pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-0 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby V. Palacios -1% 84% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 2-0 1 --- O HOU K. Bass V. Palacios -1% 83% Flyball: RF
b6 2-0 2 --- O HOU G. Davis V. Palacios -1% 82% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t7 0-2 0 --- PIT B. Bonilla N. Ryan -6% 76% Single
t7 0-2 0 1-- PIT B. Bonds N. Ryan -9% 67% Walk; Bonilla to 2B
t7 0-2 0 12- O PIT S. Bream N. Ryan 9% 76% Lineout: LF
t7 0-2 1 12- O PIT M. LaValliere N. Ryan 7% 83% Strikeout
t7 0-2 2 12- O PIT A. Pedrique N. Ryan 6% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Vicente Palacios facing 7-8-9
b7 2-0 0 --- O HOU D. Walling V. Palacios -1% 88% Strikeout
b7 2-0 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds V. Palacios -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
Jose Cruz pinch hits for Nolan Ryan (P) batting 9th
b7 2-0 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz V. Palacios -1% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Juan Agosto facing 9-1-2
Juan Agosto replaces Jose Cruz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Darnell Coles pinch hits for Vicente Palacios (P) batting 9th
t8 0-2 0 --- O PIT D. Coles J. Agosto 4% 91% Lineout: 3B
t8 0-2 1 --- O PIT J. Cangelosi J. Agosto 2% 93% Flyball: RF
t8 0-2 2 --- PIT J. Lind J. Agosto -2% 91% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Lind to 1B
t8 0-2 2 1-- PIT A. Van Slyke J. Agosto -4% 87% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Lind to 3B; Van Slyke to 1B
t8 0-2 2 1-3 O PIT B. Bonilla J. Agosto 8% 94% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Jeff Robinson facing 1-2-3
Jeff Robinson replaces Darnell Coles (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-0 0 --- O HOU G. Young J. Robinson -1% 94% Strikeout
b8 2-0 1 --- O HOU B. Doran J. Robinson -0% 93% Flyball: CF
b8 2-0 2 --- O HOU T. Gainey J. Robinson -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Juan Agosto facing 5-6-7
Terry Puhl replaces Ty Gainey playing LF batting 3rd
t9 0-2 0 --- O PIT B. Bonds J. Agosto 4% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 0-2 1 --- O PIT S. Bream J. Agosto 2% 99% Groundout: P-1B
U.L. Washington pinch hits for Mike LaValliere (C) batting 7th
t9 0-2 2 --- O PIT U. Washington J. Agosto 1% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.

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