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Standings
CAL
@BAL
7
8
OAK
@BOS
1
4
CHW
@CLE
1
2
DET
@MIL
3
1
KCR
@MIN
8
2
TEX
@TOR
4
0
STL
@CHC
4
1
ATL
@CIN
4
8
PIT
@HOU
2
4
MON
@LAD
3
0
NYM
@SDP
5
2
PHI
@SFG
1
5
Wednesday, May 18, 1988, 7:35
, Astrodome
Attendance: 19,259, Time of Game: 2:55
Pirates
2
23-16
 Lost 5 
2nd, 4 GB
at Astros
4
22-15
 Won 3 
1st
W: Nolan Ryan (4-2)
L: Doug Drabek (4-3)
S: Dave Smith (8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  1
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  2   1  0  X    4 10  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Barry Bonds LF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .253 .288 .565 .853 20 13 -0.214 1.76 0.000 -0.214 -1.4 2 0
Jose Lind 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .246 .296 .281 .578 15 9 -0.123 1.24 0.000 -0.123 -0.8 1 2
Andy Van Slyke CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .259 .321 .449 .770 20 12 -0.075 0.76 0.000 -0.075 -0.6 1 0
Bobby Bonilla 3B 2 2 1 0 2 0 4 .338 .415 .634 1.050 22 12 0.104 0.94 0.124 -0.020 1.0 1 2
Sid Bream 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .272 .333 .439 .772 16 8 0.192 1.27 0.203 -0.011 1.8 7 3
   Jim Gott P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
R.J. Reynolds RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .245 .299 .398 .697 16 10 -0.009 2.02 0.071 -0.080 -0.5 3 0
Mike LaValliere C 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 .318 .440 .398 .838 9 5 -0.051 2.17 0.034 -0.084 -0.7 4 2 SF,GDP
   Junior Ortiz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295 .367 .477 .845 1 1 -0.058 2.77 0.000 -0.058 -0.3
Rafael Belliard SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .300 .354 .367 .721 12 6 0.044 1.48 0.082 -0.038 0.1 1 1 HBP
   Felix Fermin PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222 .522 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
   Randy Milligan PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .195 .365 .341 .707 2 2 0.074 1.89 0.074 0.000 0.4
Doug Drabek P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 4 4 0.002 1.33 0.042 -0.041 -0.0 1 1
   John Cangelosi PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .302 .194 .497 1 1 -0.031 3.05 0.000 -0.031 -0.2 SH
   Jeff Robinson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .347 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mike Diaz 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .182 .000 .182 5 3 -0.081 3.76 0.000 -0.081 -0.4 1 0
Team Totals 31 2 7 2 3 6 37 .226 .306 .226 .531 143 86 -0.226 1.58 0.630 -0.856 -1.7 24 12
SF: M LaValliere (1, off N Ryan).
SH: J Cangelosi (1, off J Andujar).
HBP: R Belliard (2, by N Ryan).
TB: S Bream 2; R Reynolds; R Belliard; B Bonilla; D Drabek; R Milligan.
GIDP: M LaValliere (3).
RBI: M LaValliere 2 (17).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Bream-R Belliard; S Bream-D Drabek.
E: M LaValliere (3).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gerald Young CF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .275 .341 .322 .664 17 9 0.111 1.32 0.192 -0.081 0.9 1 0 SB,GDP
Billy Hatcher LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .269 .327 .352 .679 13 8 0.021 1.45 0.103 -0.081 -0.3 4 0
Denny Walling 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .270 .333 .392 .725 14 9 -0.001 1.95 0.125 -0.126 0.5 1 2
Glenn Davis 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .278 .355 .526 .882 22 16 -0.075 2.09 0.122 -0.196 -0.7 8 2
Kevin Bass RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .303 .344 .451 .794 17 10 0.017 1.32 0.039 -0.022 -0.1 2 0 HBP,IW
Alan Ashby C 4 0 1 2 0 3 4 .221 .297 .337 .633 14 11 0.296 1.92 0.351 -0.055 1.2 6 0
Jim Pankovits 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .256 .341 .308 .649 9 8 -0.092 0.93 0.000 -0.092 -0.9 1 4
Rafael Ramirez SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222 .254 .325 .579 4 3 0.014 0.77 0.065 -0.051 -0.0 3 1 CS,HBP
Nolan Ryan P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .158 .200 .158 .358 2 2 -0.035 1.44 0.041 -0.076 -0.1 0 0 GDP
   Joaquin Andujar P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Puhl PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .242 .375 .273 .648 3 2 0.018 0.47 0.018 0.000 0.2
   Juan Agosto P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Dave Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 10 4 2 4 34 .333 .412 .333 .745 115 78 0.274 1.45 1.056 -0.780 0.7 27 9
IBB: K Bass (3, by D Drabek).
HBP: K Bass (2, by D Drabek); R Ramirez (2, by J Robinson).
TB: G Davis 2; G Young 2; A Ashby; R Ramirez; T Puhl; D Walling; N Ryan; B Hatcher.
GIDP: N Ryan (1); G Young (3).
RBI: A Ashby 2 (17); D Walling 2 (12).
2-out RBI: A Ashby 2; D Walling.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Pankovits-R Ramirez-G Davis.
Baserunning
SB: G Young (25, 2nd base off D Drabek/M LaValliere).
CS: R Ramirez (1, 2nd base by J Robinson/M LaValliere).
Pickoffs: G Davis (1st base by D Drabek).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doug Drabek, L (4-3) 6 8 3 3 1 2 0 4.12 25 87 59 43 6 10 10 11 6 0 45 -0.205 1.73 -0.5
Jeff Robinson 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.74 6 18 11 7 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 -0.079 0.95 -0.6
Jim Gott 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.21 3 10 8 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.010 0.13 0.4
Team Totals 8 10 4 4 2 4 0 4.50 34 115 78 53 13 12 14 12 7 0 45 0 0 -0.274 1.45 -0.7

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, W (4-2) 6 4 2 2 3 2 0 3.43 25 100 57 40 7 10 11 8 3 0 55 0.016 1.36 0.5
Joaquin Andujar, H (1) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 15 10 7 1 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.088 2.43 0.4
Juan Agosto, H (3) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.06 4 15 10 4 3 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.008 0.98 0.1
Dave Smith, S (8) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.68 4 13 9 3 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.131 2.79 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 6 0 2.00 37 143 86 54 16 16 14 13 7 0 55 1 0 0.227 1.58 1.7
J Agosto faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: N Ryan (2).
WP: None.
HBP: J Robinson (1; R Ramirez); D Drabek (3; K Bass); N Ryan (4; R Belliard).
IBB: D Drabek (2; K Bass).
Pickoffs: D Drabek (2; G Davis, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Davidson, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Frank Pulli.
Time of Game: 2:55.
Attendance: 19,259.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Barry Bonds LF 1 Gerald Young CF
2 Jose Lind 2B 2 Billy Hatcher LF
3 Andy Van Slyke CF 3 Denny Walling 3B
4 Bobby Bonilla 3B 4 Glenn Davis 1B
5 Sid Bream 1B 5 Kevin Bass RF
6 R.J. Reynolds RF 6 Alan Ashby C
7 Mike LaValliere C 7 Jim Pankovits 2B
8 Rafael Belliard SS 8 Rafael Ramirez SS
9 Doug Drabek P 9 Nolan Ryan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-2 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR HOU A. Ashby D. Drabek 35% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hatcher Scores; Walling Scores; Bass to 3B
b6 1-2 1 123 2,(1-1)  O HOU K. Bass D. Drabek -16% 39% Davis Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b6 1-2 1 12- 5,(1-2)  HOU G. Davis D. Drabek 11% 55% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Hatcher to 3B; Walling to 2B
b6 1-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Hatcher D. Drabek 10% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive); Young to 2B
b6 1-2 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Walling D. Drabek -10% 43% Bunt Groundout: C-3B/Forceout at 3B; Hatcher to 2B

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 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT B. Bonds N. Ryan 2% 52% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Lind N. Ryan 1% 53% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O PIT A. Van Slyke N. Ryan 1% 54% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU G. Young D. Drabek 4% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Hatcher D. Drabek 6% 64% Young Steals 2B; Young to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b1 0-0 0 --3 6,(2-2)  O HOU B. Hatcher D. Drabek -5% 60% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b1 0-0 1 --3 3,(0-2)  RO HOU D. Walling D. Drabek 3% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B; Young Scores
b1 1-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU G. Davis D. Drabek 1% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b1 1-0 2 1-- 5,(0-2)  O HOU K. Bass D. Drabek -2% 62% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 10,(3-2)  PIT B. Bonilla N. Ryan -4% 58% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  PIT S. Bream N. Ryan -7% 51% Walk; Bonilla to 2B
t2 0-1 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Reynolds N. Ryan 0% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Bonilla to 3B; Bream to 2B
t2 0-1 1 -23 5,(2-2)  RO PIT M. LaValliere N. Ryan -0% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Bonilla Scores; Bream to 3B
t2 1-1 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O PIT R. Belliard N. Ryan 4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU A. Ashby D. Drabek -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Pankovits D. Drabek -1% 51% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b2 1-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Ramirez D. Drabek -1% 50% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT D. Drabek N. Ryan -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 1-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT B. Bonds N. Ryan 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Lind N. Ryan 3% 53% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t3 1-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. Van Slyke N. Ryan 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU N. Ryan D. Drabek 4% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b3 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU G. Young D. Drabek -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-P
b3 1-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU B. Hatcher D. Drabek -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT B. Bonilla N. Ryan -5% 45% Walk
t4 1-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  PIT S. Bream N. Ryan -7% 38% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Bonilla to 2B; Bream to 1B
t4 1-1 0 12- 3,(2-0)  O PIT R. Reynolds N. Ryan 2% 41% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF); Bonilla to 3B
t4 1-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO PIT M. LaValliere N. Ryan -3% 38% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF Line); Bonilla Scores
t4 2-1 2 1-- 1,(1-0)  PIT R. Belliard N. Ryan -1% 37% Balk; Bream to 2B
t4 2-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  PIT R. Belliard N. Ryan -1% 36% Hit By Pitch
t4 2-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O PIT D. Drabek N. Ryan 4% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 3-4-5
b4 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Walling D. Drabek -3% 37% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b4 1-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU G. Davis D. Drabek -2% 35% Lineout: LF (LF Line)
b4 1-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU K. Bass D. Drabek 2% 37% Hit By Pitch
b4 1-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU A. Ashby D. Drabek -3% 34% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT B. Bonds N. Ryan 2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Lind N. Ryan 1% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Van Slyke N. Ryan 1% 38% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 7-8-9
b5 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Pankovits D. Drabek -3% 35% Flyball: LF
b5 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Ramirez D. Drabek 4% 39% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b5 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU N. Ryan D. Drabek -8% 32% Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt 1B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t6 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT B. Bonilla N. Ryan -4% 28% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t6 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT S. Bream N. Ryan -5% 23% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Bonilla to 2B
t6 2-1 0 12- 7,(2-2)  O PIT R. Reynolds N. Ryan 5% 28% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
t6 2-1 1 12- 3,(2-0)  OO PIT M. LaValliere N. Ryan 8% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 1-2-3
b6 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU G. Young D. Drabek 7% 43% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 1-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Hatcher D. Drabek 10% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive); Young to 2B
b6 1-2 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Walling D. Drabek -10% 43% Bunt Groundout: C-3B/Forceout at 3B; Hatcher to 2B
b6 1-2 1 12- 5,(1-2)  HOU G. Davis D. Drabek 11% 55% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Hatcher to 3B; Walling to 2B
b6 1-2 1 123 2,(1-1)  O HOU K. Bass D. Drabek -16% 39% Davis Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b6 1-2 2 -23 5,(3-1)  HOU K. Bass D. Drabek 2% 41% Intentional Walk
b6 1-2 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR HOU A. Ashby D. Drabek 35% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hatcher Scores; Walling Scores; Bass to 3B
b6 3-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Pankovits D. Drabek -4% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 8-9-1
Joaquin Andujar replaces Nolan Ryan pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT R. Belliard J. Andujar -7% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
John Cangelosi pinch hits for Doug Drabek (P) batting 9th
Felix Fermin pinch runs for Rafael Belliard (SS) batting 8th
t7 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Cangelosi J. Andujar 3% 68% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 1B); Fermin to 2B
t7 2-3 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O PIT B. Bonds J. Andujar 7% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Lind J. Andujar 6% 81% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Jeff Robinson facing 8-9-1
Jeff Robinson replaces John Cangelosi (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Felix Fermin moves from PR to SS
b7 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU R. Ramirez J. Robinson 3% 83% Hit By Pitch
Terry Puhl pinch hits for Joaquin Andujar (P) batting 9th
b7 3-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Puhl J. Robinson -4% 79% Ramirez Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b7 3-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU T. Puhl J. Robinson 2% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b7 3-2 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  HOU G. Young J. Robinson 3% 84% Walk; Puhl to 2B
b7 3-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Hatcher J. Robinson -2% 81% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Puhl to 3B; Hatcher to 1B
b7 3-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R HOU D. Walling J. Robinson 10% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Puhl Scores; Hatcher to 3B; Walling to 1B
b7 4-2 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU G. Davis J. Robinson -2% 89% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Juan Agosto facing 3-4-5
Juan Agosto replaces Terry Puhl (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Van Slyke J. Agosto 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT B. Bonilla J. Agosto 2% 94% Lineout: SS (Deep SS)
t8 2-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT S. Bream J. Agosto 1% 95% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Jim Gott facing 5-6-7
Jim Gott replaces Sid Bream (1B) pitching and batting 5th
Mike Diaz replaces Jeff Robinson (P) playing 1B batting 9th
b8 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Bass J. Gott -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU A. Ashby J. Gott -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Pankovits J. Gott -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Juan Agosto facing 6-7-8
t9 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT R. Reynolds J. Agosto -7% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive)
Dave Smith replaces Juan Agosto pitching and batting 9th
Junior Ortiz pinch hits for Mike LaValliere (C) batting 7th
t9 2-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Ortiz D. Smith 6% 93% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
Randy Milligan pinch hits for Felix Fermin (SS) batting 8th
t9 2-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  PIT R. Milligan D. Smith -7% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Reynolds to 2B; Milligan to 1B
t9 2-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT M. Diaz D. Smith 8% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT B. Bonds D. Smith 7% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 4.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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