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Scores
Standings
BOS
@ANA
6
5
KCR
@BAL
2
4
DET
@MIN
6
7
CLE
@OAK
9
7
NYY
@SEA
16
2
CHW
@TOR
1
6
COL
@CIN
3
5
CHC
@FLA
3
4
ATL
@HOU
3
4
PHI
@LAD
1
5
STL
@MON
1
4
NYM
@SDP
5
6
 
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Wednesday, April 2, 1997, 7:06
, Astrodome
Attendance: 16,308, Time of Game: 2:34
Braves
3
0-2
 Lost 2 
4th, 2 GB
at Astros
4
2-0
 Won 2 
1st
W: Mike Hampton (1-0)
L: Greg Maddux (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  1    3  8  0
Astros          0  0  4   0  0  0   0  0  X    4 10  1

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 5 0 0 1 0 1 5 .111 .111 .111 .222 17 11 -0.307 1.64 0.064 -0.371 -0.8 1 0
Mark Lemke 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .125 .250 11 8 -0.026 0.89 0.034 -0.061 -0.1 2 4
Chipper Jones 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .286 .375 .714 1.089 18 8 -0.025 1.04 0.044 -0.069 -0.5 1 2
Fred McGriff 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .625 1.125 8 7 0.023 1.31 0.095 -0.072 -0.1 9 1
Andruw Jones RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .400 .400 .600 1.000 12 9 0.012 1.56 0.114 -0.102 0.4 1 1 2B
Ryan Klesko LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 -0.044 0.91 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 0 0
   Javy Lopez PH-C 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 9 7 -0.098 2.33 0.000 -0.098 -0.5 4 0
Eddie Perez C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 7 4 -0.057 0.94 0.012 -0.068 -0.5 5 2
   Michael Tucker LF 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .750 .500 1.250 7 3 0.075 1.49 0.075 0.000 0.4 0 0
Jeff Blauser SS 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .500 .625 .833 1.458 13 7 0.318 1.48 0.339 -0.021 2.0 1 2 2·2B
Greg Maddux P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 4 -0.038 1.15 0.000 -0.038 -0.4 0 1 SH
   Mike Mordecai PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 4 -0.116 2.35 0.000 -0.116 -0.8 GDP
   Mike Bielecki P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brad Clontz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Alan Embree P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Keith Lockhart PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 7 5 -0.038 3.83 0.000 -0.038 -0.2
Team Totals 33 3 8 3 3 3 37 .242 .306 .333 .639 125 80 -0.321 1.42 0.777 -1.098 -1.4 24 13
2B: J Blauser 2 (2, 1 off M Hampton, 1 off J Hudek); A Jones (1, off M Hampton).
SH: G Maddux (1, off M Hampton).
TB: J Blauser 4; A Jones 3; F McGriff 2; M Lemke; E Perez.
GIDP: M Mordecai (1).
RBI: J Lopez (1); K Lofton (1); J Blauser (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Lemke-J Blauser-F McGriff.
Outfield Assists: A Jones (L Gonzalez at home plate).

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 0 2 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 16 13 0.002 0.78 0.049 -0.047 0.2 2 6
Pat Listach SS 2 1 1 1 0 0 4 .400 .333 .400 .733 10 7 0.078 0.98 0.108 -0.030 0.3 0 2 2·SH
   Tom Martin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Hudek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .143 .250 .143 .393 15 11 -0.027 0.71 0.022 -0.049 -0.6 13 1
Derek Bell CF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .125 .125 .250 .375 14 10 0.154 0.98 0.211 -0.057 1.0 1 0 2B
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .286 .286 .286 .571 14 9 0.098 0.61 0.115 -0.017 1.0 3 0
Bill Spiers 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .500 .600 .750 1.350 11 5 -0.100 0.65 0.003 -0.103 -1.1 2 2 GDP
Bobby Abreu RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .286 .286 .429 .714 14 11 -0.014 0.33 0.014 -0.028 -0.3 2 0 2B
Brad Ausmus C 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .600 .667 .600 1.267 11 5 0.070 0.97 0.077 -0.007 0.6 3 0 SB,IW
Mike Hampton P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 15 9 -0.081 0.89 0.000 -0.081 -1.0 1 3
   Tim Bogar SS 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 8 34 .333 .375 .400 .775 120 80 0.180 0.76 0.599 -0.419 0.1 27 14
2B: D Bell (1, off G Maddux); B Abreu (1, off G Maddux).
SH: P Listach 2 (2, 2 off G Maddux).
IBB: B Ausmus (1, by G Maddux).
TB: D Bell 2; L Gonzalez 2; C Biggio 2; B Abreu 2; P Listach; B Ausmus; J Bagwell; B Spiers.
GIDP: B Spiers (1).
RBI: D Bell 2 (2); P Listach (2); L Gonzalez (1).
2-out RBI: D Bell 2; L Gonzalez; P Listach.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Spiers; P Listach-C Biggio-J Bagwell.
E: P Listach (1).
Baserunning
SB: B Ausmus (1, 2nd base off G Maddux/E Perez).

Atlanta Braves

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
Greg Maddux, L (0-1) 6 10 4 4 1 4 0 6.00 27 88 59 31 7 21 17 5 3 0 39 -0.217 0.90 -1.0
Mike Bielecki 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 17 13 11 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.023 0.30 0.5
Brad Clontz 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.23 0.2
Alan Embree 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 3 11 5 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.17 0.3
Team Totals 8 10 4 4 2 8 0 4.50 34 120 80 44 10 26 18 6 3 0 39 0 0 -0.180 0.76 -0.1

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
Mike Hampton, W (1-0) 7 6 2 2 1 3 0 2.57 28 87 55 38 8 9 15 9 5 0 59 0.173 1.04 1.5
Tom Martin, H (1) 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 3 13 8 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.076 1.45 -0.4
John Hudek, H (1) 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 9.00 5 21 14 9 1 4 1 3 1 0 2 0 -0.099 2.88 -0.5
Billy Wagner, S (2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 4 3 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0.321 4.62 0.9
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 3 3 0 3.00 37 125 80 54 10 16 17 14 7 0 59 3 0 0.319 1.42 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: G Maddux (1; B Ausmus).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Paul Runge.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 16,308.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Mark Lemke 2B 2 Pat Listach SS
3 Chipper Jones 3B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Fred McGriff 1B 4 Derek Bell CF
5 Andruw Jones RF 5 Luis Gonzalez LF
6 Ryan Klesko LF 6 Bill Spiers 3B
7 Eddie Perez C 7 Bobby Abreu RF
8 Jeff Blauser SS 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Greg Maddux P 9 Mike Hampton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-4 1 --3 4,(1-2)  OO ATL K. Lofton B. Wagner 32% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 3B unassisted (Weak 3B); Blauser out at 3B/3B
b3 1-1 2 12- 7,(3-2)  RR HOU D. Bell G. Maddux 21% 76% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Listach Scores; Bagwell Scores
t9 2-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  R ATL J. Blauser J. Hudek -21% 64% Double to CF (Line Drive); Tucker Scores
t7 2-4 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  OO ATL M. Mordecai M. Hampton 12% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
b3 0-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU P. Listach G. Maddux 11% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ausmus Scores

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O ATL K. Lofton M. Hampton 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O ATL M. Lemke M. Hampton 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O ATL C. Jones M. Hampton 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio G. Maddux 4% 58% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU P. Listach G. Maddux -2% 57% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Biggio to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Maddux -3% 54% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Biggio to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Bell G. Maddux -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL F. McGriff M. Hampton 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  ATL A. Jones M. Hampton -3% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O ATL R. Klesko M. Hampton 3% 53% Lineout: LF (Short LF-CF)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O ATL E. Perez M. Hampton 2% 55% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU L. Gonzalez G. Maddux 4% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU B. Spiers G. Maddux -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
b2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Abreu G. Maddux -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL J. Blauser M. Hampton -7% 43% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t3 0-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O ATL G. Maddux M. Hampton 2% 45% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Blauser to 3B
t3 0-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R ATL K. Lofton M. Hampton -6% 38% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Blauser Scores
t3 1-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  ATL M. Lemke M. Hampton -3% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Lofton to 2B
t3 1-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O ATL C. Jones M. Hampton 4% 38% Flyball: CF; Lofton to 3B
t3 1-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O ATL F. McGriff M. Hampton 5% 43% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU B. Ausmus G. Maddux 4% 48% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Hampton G. Maddux 3% 51% Ausmus Steals 2B
b3 0-1 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Hampton G. Maddux -5% 45% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b3 0-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio G. Maddux -4% 42% Groundout: C-1B; Ausmus to 3B
b3 0-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU P. Listach G. Maddux 11% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ausmus Scores
b3 1-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Bagwell G. Maddux 2% 55% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Listach to 2B
b3 1-1 2 12- 7,(3-2)  RR HOU D. Bell G. Maddux 21% 76% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Listach Scores; Bagwell Scores
b3 3-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R HOU L. Gonzalez G. Maddux 8% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bell Scores; Gonzalez to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 4-1 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Spiers G. Maddux -2% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Gonzalez out at Hm/RF-C
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 5-6-7
t4 1-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL A. Jones M. Hampton 2% 84% Flyball: LF
t4 1-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O ATL R. Klesko M. Hampton 1% 86% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 1-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL E. Perez M. Hampton -1% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 1-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O ATL J. Blauser M. Hampton 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 7-8-9
b4 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Abreu G. Maddux -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b4 4-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus G. Maddux -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b4 4-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Hampton G. Maddux -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 9-1-2
t5 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL G. Maddux M. Hampton 2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O ATL K. Lofton M. Hampton 1% 88% Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL M. Lemke M. Hampton 1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 1-2-3
b5 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio G. Maddux 1% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b5 4-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU P. Listach G. Maddux -1% 90% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Biggio to 2B
b5 4-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Maddux -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 4-1 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Bell G. Maddux -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 3-4-5
t6 1-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O ATL C. Jones M. Hampton 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
t6 1-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL F. McGriff M. Hampton -3% 86% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t6 1-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  ATL A. Jones M. Hampton -9% 78% Double to LF (Line Drive); McGriff to 3B
Javy Lopez pinch hits for Ryan Klesko (LF) batting 6th
t6 1-4 1 -23 5,(1-2)  RO ATL J. Lopez M. Hampton 3% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); McGriff Scores; Jones to 3B
t6 2-4 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O ATL E. Perez M. Hampton 4% 85% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 5-6-7
Javy Lopez moves from PH to C
Michael Tucker replaces Eddie Perez (C) playing LF batting 7th
b6 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez G. Maddux -1% 84% Groundout: P-1B
b6 4-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Spiers G. Maddux -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 4-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU B. Abreu G. Maddux 1% 84% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b6 4-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Ausmus G. Maddux 0% 85% Intentional Walk
b6 4-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Hampton G. Maddux -2% 82% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 8-9-1
t7 2-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  ATL J. Blauser M. Hampton -6% 76% Walk
Mike Mordecai pinch hits for Greg Maddux (P) batting 9th
t7 2-4 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  OO ATL M. Mordecai M. Hampton 12% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
t7 2-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL K. Lofton M. Hampton 1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' Mike Bielecki facing 1-2-3
Mike Bielecki replaces Mike Mordecai (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Bielecki -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
b7 4-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU P. Listach M. Bielecki -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b7 4-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Bielecki -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Tom Martin facing 2-3-4
Tom Martin replaces Pat Listach (SS) pitching and batting 2nd
Tim Bogar replaces Mike Hampton (P) playing SS batting 9th
t8 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL M. Lemke T. Martin 4% 90% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 2-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  ATL C. Jones T. Martin -4% 86% Walk
t8 2-4 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  ATL F. McGriff T. Martin -7% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Jones to 2B
John Hudek replaces Tom Martin pitching and batting 2nd
t8 2-4 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O ATL A. Jones J. Hudek 8% 87% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t8 2-4 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O ATL J. Lopez J. Hudek 7% 94% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Braves' Brad Clontz facing 4-5-6
Brad Clontz replaces Mike Bielecki pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell B. Clontz -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
Alan Embree replaces Brad Clontz pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez A. Embree -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Spiers A. Embree 0% 93% Walk
b8 4-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Abreu A. Embree -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' John Hudek facing 7-8-9
t9 2-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  ATL M. Tucker J. Hudek -7% 85% Walk
t9 2-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  R ATL J. Blauser J. Hudek -21% 64% Double to CF (Line Drive); Tucker Scores
Keith Lockhart pinch hits for Alan Embree (P) batting 9th
t9 3-4 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O ATL K. Lockhart J. Hudek 4% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Blauser to 3B
Billy Wagner replaces John Hudek pitching and batting 2nd
t9 3-4 1 --3 4,(1-2)  OO ATL K. Lofton B. Wagner 32% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 3B unassisted (Weak 3B); Blauser out at 3B/3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 4.

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  • 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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