Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Jul 20, 1992, Pirates at Astros Box Score and Play by Play

Len Kasper, Cubs play-by-play announcer:I will begin with the best baseball website every created, Baseball-Reference....

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
TOR
@CAL
3
5
BAL
@CHW
3
2
 
(12)
BOS
@KCR
5
3
TEX
@MIL
4
5
CLE
@MIN
5
1
NYY
@OAK
1
0
DET
@SEA
6
4
CHC
@CIN
2
5
PIT
@HOU
8
11
SFG
@MON
1
2
LAD
@NYM
9
2
SDP
@PHI
2
1
Monday, July 20, 1992
, Astrodome
Attendance: 12,112, Time of Game: 3:34
Pirates
8
51-42
 Lost 2 
1st
at Astros
11
42-51
 Won 1 
5th, 14 GB
W: Willie Blair (2-4)
L: Roger Mason (2-5)
S: Doug Jones (20)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         1  0  1   5  0  0   0  0  1    8 12  0
Astros          1  2  0   0  3  2   3  0  X   11 12  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alex Cole RF 3 2 1 0 2 1 5 .227 .304 .280 .584 28 14 0.191 1.09 0.240 -0.049 1.6 3 0 2·SB
Jay Bell SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .260 .338 .347 .686 24 15 0.001 1.12 0.082 -0.081 -0.2 3 2 2B
Andy Van Slyke CF 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .347 .417 .523 .940 28 18 0.248 1.54 0.347 -0.099 2.3 5 0 HR,SB
Barry Bonds LF 3 3 2 1 2 0 5 .304 .437 .605 1.041 22 9 0.100 0.76 0.156 -0.055 1.7 2 0 HR,2B,2·SB
Orlando Merced 1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .237 .322 .401 .723 11 6 0.025 0.93 0.098 -0.073 0.1 1 2
   Lloyd McClendon PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .276 .376 .352 .728 8 3 0.058 1.50 0.073 -0.014 -0.1 2 0 HBP
Don Slaught C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .366 .404 .478 .882 14 8 -0.250 1.76 0.000 -0.250 -1.7 4 0
   Bob Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .600 1.100 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gary Varsho PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .221 .264 .365 .629 3 3 -0.010 0.39 0.000 -0.010 0.2
Jeff King 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .186 .225 .316 .541 12 9 0.170 0.66 0.183 -0.014 1.0 1 1 HR
   Cecil Espy PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .262 .303 .345 .648 4 4 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
John Wehner 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .185 .279 .259 .538 14 9 -0.053 0.76 0.011 -0.064 -0.4 3 0
Jeff Robinson P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .091 .091 .091 .182 7 7 -0.034 1.00 0.000 -0.034 -0.3 0 0 SH
   Roger Mason P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 2 2 -0.021 0.88 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 0 0
   Denny Neagle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike LaValliere C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .244 .338 .310 .648 3 2 0.023 0.51 0.023 0.000 0.4 0 0
Team Totals 37 8 12 7 4 4 43 .324 .405 .622 1.026 180 109 0.445 1.05 1.213 -0.767 4.3 24 6
2B: J Bell (20, off S Reynolds); B Bonds (19, off D Jones).
HR: J King (7, off S Reynolds, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line); A Van Slyke (6, off S Reynolds, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); B Bonds (17, off A Osuna, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF).
SH: J Robinson (2, off S Reynolds).
HBP: L McClendon (1, by J Boever).
TB: B Bonds 6; A Van Slyke 5; J King 5; J Bell 3; M LaValliere; A Cole; O Merced; J Wehner.
RBI: A Van Slyke 3 (54); J King (21); O Merced (31); G Varsho (12); B Bonds (53).
2-out RBI: A Van Slyke 2; O Merced; B Bonds.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Patterson-J Bell-L McClendon.
Baserunning
SB: A Van Slyke (5, 2nd base off S Reynolds/E Taubensee); B Bonds 2 (19, 2nd base off S Reynolds/E Taubensee, 3rd base off D Jones/E Taubensee); A Cole 2 (11, 2nd base off S Reynolds/E Taubensee, 3rd base off S Reynolds/E Taubensee).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .276 .370 .386 .756 25 13 0.075 0.76 0.104 -0.030 1.0 4 2
Steve Finley CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .278 .330 .405 .735 22 11 0.097 0.97 0.178 -0.081 0.6 1 0 3B
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 1 0 1 1 1 5 .252 .352 .408 .760 17 11 -0.079 1.04 0.020 -0.099 -0.7 10 0 SB,SF
Luis Gonzalez LF 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .228 .286 .386 .673 10 9 0.106 0.61 0.130 -0.023 0.9 4 1 2B
   Gerald Young PH-RF 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 .000 .235 .000 .235 12 4 0.026 0.33 0.026 0.000 0.5 0 0
Pete Incaviglia RF-LF 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .275 .319 .446 .765 14 9 0.230 0.92 0.280 -0.049 1.1 2 0 HR
Ken Caminiti 3B 3 3 2 3 1 0 4 .321 .377 .465 .842 20 13 0.155 0.90 0.164 -0.010 2.3 1 3 HR
Casey Candaele SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .195 .247 .250 .497 10 7 -0.055 1.03 0.003 -0.058 -0.2 0 6 SH
Ed Taubensee C 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .193 .274 .264 .538 17 12 0.322 1.02 0.329 -0.006 2.2 5 0 HR,2B,GDP
Shane Reynolds P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 -0.009 0.40 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 0 1
   Al Osuna P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Benny Distefano PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .295 .304 .599 4 2 -0.032 1.14 0.000 -0.032 -0.4
   Willie Blair P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .100 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Eric Anthony PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .239 .293 .417 .710 6 3 0.109 3.23 0.109 0.000 0.7
   Rob Murphy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Boever P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 0 0
   Doug Jones P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 11 12 11 5 3 41 .353 .425 .735 1.160 159 96 0.944 0.92 1.343 -0.398 7.7 27 13
2B: L Gonzalez (10, off J Robinson); E Taubensee (7, off J Robinson).
3B: S Finley (11, off J Robinson).
HR: E Taubensee (1, off J Robinson, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF Line); P Incaviglia (9, off R Mason, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); K Caminiti (6, off B Patterson, 7th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line).
SF: J Bagwell (7, off R Mason).
SH: C Candaele (6, off R Mason).
TB: E Taubensee 7; K Caminiti 5; P Incaviglia 5; S Finley 4; L Gonzalez 2; C Biggio; C Candaele.
GIDP: E Taubensee (3).
RBI: K Caminiti 3 (31); E Taubensee 2 (13); S Finley (27); J Bagwell (52); C Biggio (21); P Incaviglia (31); L Gonzalez (27); E Anthony (43).
2-out RBI: L Gonzalez.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Gonzalez-K Caminiti-J Bagwell.
Outfield Assists: L Gonzalez (L McClendon at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: J Bagwell (8, 2nd base off J Gleaton/M LaValliere).

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
Jeff Robinson 4.1 7 6 6 0 1 1 5.16 20 77 49 30 6 13 2 17 5 0 26 -0.415 0.81 -3.8
Roger Mason, L (2-5) 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 3.52 6 21 17 13 1 3 1 3 1 0 1 1 -0.326 1.60 -1.8
Denny Neagle 0.2 1 2 2 2 1 0 4.88 6 24 10 6 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 -0.136 1.88 -1.2
Bob Patterson 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 3.00 4 12 9 7 1 1 1 3 1 0 2 2 -0.068 0.32 -1.3
Jerry Don Gleaton 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.26 5 25 11 9 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.4
Team Totals 8 12 11 11 5 3 3 12.38 41 159 96 65 11 20 7 26 7 0 26 5 4 -0.943 0.92 -7.7
D Neagle faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

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
Shane Reynolds 3.2 8 6 6 2 2 2 14.73 21 94 58 37 6 15 9 8 2 0 21 -0.556 1.18 -4.4
Al Osuna 1.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.79 5 16 10 7 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 -0.049 0.20 -0.5
Willie Blair, W (2-4) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.81 3 12 8 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.046 0.64 0.4
Rob Murphy, H (3) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.84 2 9 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.008 1.46 -0.0
Joe Boever, H (6) 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.62 6 24 12 8 2 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0.022 1.44 -0.6
Doug Jones, S (20) 1.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 2.30 6 25 18 11 3 4 2 3 1 0 3 0 0.102 0.87 0.9
Team Totals 9 12 8 8 4 4 3 8.00 43 180 109 70 13 26 16 18 4 0 21 4 0 -0.443 1.05 -4.3
Balks: S Reynolds (1).
WP: None.
HBP: J Boever (3; L McClendon).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Angel Hernandez, 3B - Joe West.
Time of Game: 3:34.
Attendance: 12,112.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Alex Cole RF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Jay Bell SS 2 Steve Finley CF
3 Andy Van Slyke CF 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Barry Bonds LF 4 Luis Gonzalez LF
5 Orlando Merced 1B 5 Pete Incaviglia RF
6 Don Slaught C 6 Ken Caminiti 3B
7 Jeff King 2B 7 Casey Candaele SS
8 John Wehner 3B 8 Ed Taubensee C
9 Jeff Robinson P 9 Shane Reynolds P

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 6-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU P. Incaviglia R. Mason 21% 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Incaviglia Scores
b2 1-1 1 1-- 9,(3-2)  RR HOU E. Taubensee J. Robinson 21% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Caminiti Scores; Taubensee Scores
t4 4-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR PIT A. Van Slyke S. Reynolds -20% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bell Scores; Van Slyke Scores
t7 7-8 1 12- 6,(3-2)  OO PIT D. Slaught J. Boever 17% 81% Fly Ball Double Play: LF-3B-1B
b5 4-7 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  R HOU S. Finley J. Robinson 15% 31% Triple (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Biggio Scores

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' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT A. Cole S. Reynolds -4% 46% Single (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  PIT J. Bell S. Reynolds -6% 40% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Cole to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 8,(3-2)  R PIT A. Van Slyke S. Reynolds -13% 27% Single (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Cole Scores; Bell to 3B
t1 1-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Bonds S. Reynolds 5% 32% Popfly: 3B (Short 3B Line)
t1 1-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  PIT O. Merced S. Reynolds -2% 31% Van Slyke Steals 2B
t1 1-0 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O PIT O. Merced S. Reynolds 7% 38% Strikeout Looking
t1 1-0 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Slaught S. Reynolds 5% 43% Lineout: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jeff Robinson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Robinson -2% 40% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU S. Finley J. Robinson 3% 43% Single to 2B (Line Drive to SS-2B)
b1 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Robinson -3% 40% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 1B); Bagwell to 1B
b1 0-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R HOU L. Gonzalez J. Robinson 13% 53% Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Bagwell Scores
b1 1-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU P. Incaviglia J. Robinson -3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 7-8-9
t2 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT J. King S. Reynolds -4% 46% Single (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t2 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Wehner S. Reynolds 4% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Wehner to 1B
t2 1-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Robinson S. Reynolds 2% 51% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Wehner to 2B
t2 1-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT A. Cole S. Reynolds 3% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Jeff Robinson facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU K. Caminiti J. Robinson 4% 59% Single (Line Drive)
b2 1-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Candaele J. Robinson -4% 55% Popfly: CF (Short LF-CF)
b2 1-1 1 1-- 9,(3-2)  RR HOU E. Taubensee J. Robinson 21% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Caminiti Scores; Taubensee Scores
b2 3-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU S. Reynolds J. Robinson -1% 75% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
b2 3-1 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Robinson -1% 74% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 2-3-4
t3 1-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Bell S. Reynolds 2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t3 1-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT A. Van Slyke S. Reynolds 1% 78% Flyball: LF
t3 1-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT B. Bonds S. Reynolds -1% 77% Walk
t3 1-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT O. Merced S. Reynolds -1% 76% Bonds Steals 2B
t3 1-3 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R PIT O. Merced S. Reynolds -10% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-2B); Bonds Scores
t3 2-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT D. Slaught S. Reynolds 3% 68% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Jeff Robinson facing 2-3-4
b3 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU S. Finley J. Robinson -2% 66% Flyball: CF
b3 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Robinson -1% 65% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Robinson -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 7-8-9
t4 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R PIT J. King S. Reynolds -14% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); King Scores
t4 3-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Wehner S. Reynolds 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 3-3 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O PIT J. Robinson S. Reynolds 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT A. Cole S. Reynolds -1% 53% Walk
t4 3-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT J. Bell S. Reynolds -1% 51% Cole Steals 2B
t4 3-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  PIT J. Bell S. Reynolds -1% 51% Cole Steals 3B
t4 3-3 2 --3 4,(2-2)  R PIT J. Bell S. Reynolds -12% 39% Balk; Cole Scores
t4 4-3 2 --- 8,(3-2)  PIT J. Bell S. Reynolds -2% 37% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t4 4-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR PIT A. Van Slyke S. Reynolds -20% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bell Scores; Van Slyke Scores
Al Osuna replaces Shane Reynolds pitching and batting 9th
t4 6-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R PIT B. Bonds A. Osuna -6% 11% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bonds Scores
t4 7-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT O. Merced A. Osuna 0% 11% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-7, Pirates' Jeff Robinson facing 5-6-7
b4 3-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU P. Incaviglia J. Robinson -2% 9% Flyball: CF
b4 3-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Caminiti J. Robinson -1% 8% Flyball: CF
b4 3-7 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU C. Candaele J. Robinson -1% 8% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-3, Astros' Al Osuna facing 6-7-8
t5 7-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT D. Slaught A. Osuna 1% 8% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 7-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. King A. Osuna 0% 9% Foul Flyball: LF (Deep LF Foul)
t5 7-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT J. Wehner A. Osuna 0% 9% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-7, Pirates' Jeff Robinson facing 8-9-1
b5 3-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU E. Taubensee J. Robinson 5% 14% Double to LF (Fly Ball)
Benny Distefano pinch hits for Al Osuna (P) batting 9th
b5 3-7 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Distefano J. Robinson -3% 10% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
b5 3-7 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU C. Biggio J. Robinson 5% 16% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Taubensee Scores
b5 4-7 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  R HOU S. Finley J. Robinson 15% 31% Triple (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Biggio Scores
Roger Mason replaces Jeff Robinson pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-7 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RO HOU J. Bagwell R. Mason 2% 33% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Finley Scores
b5 6-7 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez R. Mason -1% 31% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 6.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-6, Astros' Willie Blair facing 9-1-2
Willie Blair replaces Benny Distefano (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 7-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Mason W. Blair 2% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 7-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Cole W. Blair 1% 35% Strikeout Looking
t6 7-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Bell W. Blair 1% 36% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 6-7, Pirates' Roger Mason facing 5-6-7
b6 6-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU P. Incaviglia R. Mason 21% 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Incaviglia Scores
b6 7-7 0 --- 11,(3-2)  HOU K. Caminiti R. Mason 5% 62% Walk
b6 7-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Candaele R. Mason -2% 60% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Caminiti to 2B
b6 7-7 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU E. Taubensee R. Mason 8% 68% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Caminiti to 3B
Denny Neagle replaces Roger Mason pitching and batting 9th
Eric Anthony pinch hits for Willie Blair (P) batting 9th
b6 7-7 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  R HOU E. Anthony D. Neagle 11% 79% Fielder's Choice ; Caminiti Scores; Taubensee to 2B; Anthony to 1B
b6 8-7 1 12- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Biggio D. Neagle 5% 84% Walk; Taubensee to 3B; Anthony to 2B
b6 8-7 1 123 2,(1-0)  O HOU S. Finley D. Neagle -6% 78% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b6 8-7 2 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell D. Neagle -6% 72% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 8.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 7-8, Astros' Rob Murphy facing 3-4-5
Rob Murphy replaces Eric Anthony (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 7-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Van Slyke R. Murphy 4% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t7 7-8 1 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT B. Bonds R. Murphy -5% 71% Walk
Joe Boever replaces Rob Murphy pitching and batting 9th
Lloyd McClendon pinch hits for Orlando Merced (1B) batting 5th
t7 7-8 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT L. McClendon J. Boever -7% 64% Hit By Pitch; Bonds to 2B
t7 7-8 1 12- 6,(3-2)  OO PIT D. Slaught J. Boever 17% 81% Fly Ball Double Play: LF-3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-7, Pirates' Denny Neagle facing 4-5-6
Lloyd McClendon moves from PH to 1B
Gerald Young pinch hits for Luis Gonzalez (LF) batting 4th
b7 8-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU G. Young D. Neagle 3% 83% Walk
b7 8-7 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU P. Incaviglia D. Neagle 7% 91% Single (Ground Ball to Deep SS); Young to 3B
Bob Patterson replaces Don Slaught (C) pitching and batting 6th
Mike LaValliere replaces Denny Neagle (P) playing C batting 9th
b7 8-7 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  RRR HOU K. Caminiti B. Patterson 7% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Young Scores; Incaviglia Scores; Caminiti Scores
b7 11-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Candaele B. Patterson 0% 98% Single (Line Drive to 2B-1B)
b7 11-7 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO HOU E. Taubensee B. Patterson -1% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Left)
b7 11-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Boever B. Patterson -0% 97% Popfly: RF (Short RF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 11.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 7-11, Astros' Joe Boever facing 7-8-9
Pete Incaviglia moves from RF to LF
Gerald Young moves from PH to RF
t8 7-11 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. King J. Boever 1% 98% Flyball: CF
t8 7-11 1 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Wehner J. Boever -1% 97% Single to SS (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t8 7-11 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT M. LaValliere J. Boever -2% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-2B); Wehner to 2B
t8 7-11 1 12- 6,(3-2)  PIT A. Cole J. Boever -5% 90% Walk; Wehner to 3B; LaValliere to 2B
Doug Jones replaces Joe Boever pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-11 1 123 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Bell D. Jones 5% 95% Popfly: 2B-C/Forceout at Hm (Weak SS-2B); LaValliere to 3B; Cole to 2B; Bell to 1B
t8 7-11 2 123 5,(1-2)  O PIT A. Van Slyke D. Jones 4% 99% Popfly: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 11-7, Pirates' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 1-2-3
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Bob Patterson pitching and batting 6th
b8 11-7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Gleaton -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 11-7 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU S. Finley J. Gleaton -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b8 11-7 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Gleaton 0% 99% Walk
b8 11-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU G. Young J. Gleaton 0% 99% Bagwell Steals 2B
b8 11-7 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU G. Young J. Gleaton 0% 99% Walk
b8 11-7 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU P. Incaviglia J. Gleaton -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 11.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 7-11, Astros' Doug Jones facing 4-5-6
t9 7-11 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT B. Bonds D. Jones -2% 97% Double (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t9 7-11 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  PIT L. McClendon D. Jones 0% 97% Bonds Steals 3B
t9 7-11 0 --3 5,(3-1)  O PIT L. McClendon D. Jones 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Bonds stays at 3B
Gary Varsho pinch hits for Jerry Don Gleaton (P) batting 6th
t9 7-11 1 --3 3,(0-2)  RO PIT G. Varsho D. Jones 1% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Bonds Scores
Cecil Espy pinch hits for Jeff King (2B) batting 7th
t9 8-11 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O PIT C. Espy D. Jones 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Astros 11.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU199207200
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.