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Standings
CLE
@ANA
10
8
DET
@CHW
3
5
KCR
@MIN
12
2
NYY
@OAK
0
3
BOS
@SEA
7
8
 
(10)
BAL
@TEX
3
9
MIL
@TOR
4
2
CHC
@ATL
0
4
CIN
@FLA
2
3
STL
@HOU
2
3
PIT
@LAD
3
6
COL
@MON
6
2
PHI
@SDP
3
2
NYM
@SFG
4
2
Sunday, April 6, 1997, 1:35
, Astrodome
Attendance: 18,752, Time of Game: 2:44
Cardinals
2
0-6
 Lost 6 
4th, 5 GB
at Astros
3
5-1
 Won 3 
1st
W: Tom Martin (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    2  7  1
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  X    3  7  1

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roberto Mejia 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .091 .091 .182 .273 17 11 -0.196 1.92 0.000 -0.196 -1.2 1 1 SH
Ron Gant LF 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .120 .154 .200 .354 18 11 0.046 1.44 0.184 -0.138 0.3 2 0 2B
Royce Clayton SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .280 .480 7 5 -0.108 1.08 0.000 -0.108 -0.9 2 2
Brian Jordan CF 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 .304 .360 .304 .664 11 8 0.069 1.11 0.113 -0.045 0.5 2 0 HBP
John Mabry RF-1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .263 .263 .316 .579 11 8 -0.059 1.49 0.047 -0.106 -0.5 2 0
Dmitri Young 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .267 .353 .533 .886 20 11 -0.051 1.46 0.032 -0.084 -0.6 4 1
   John Frascatore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tom Lampkin C 4 0 2 1 0 2 4 .143 .200 .143 .343 18 10 0.097 1.66 0.185 -0.088 0.5 8 0
David Bell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 15 10 -0.215 2.12 0.000 -0.215 -1.3 1 3
Todd Stottlemyre P 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .250 .400 .250 .650 13 7 0.069 1.16 0.095 -0.026 0.4 1 0
   Tony Fossas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Sweeney RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Gary Gaetti PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .105 .150 .105 .255 5 2 0.082 2.10 0.082 0.000 0.3
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 2 10 38 .206 .270 .235 .506 135 83 -0.266 1.53 0.738 -1.006 -2.4 24 7
2B: R Gant (2, off S Reynolds).
SH: R Mejia (1, off S Reynolds).
HBP: B Jordan (1, by S Reynolds).
TB: T Lampkin 2; B Jordan 2; R Gant 2; J Mabry; T Stottlemyre.
RBI: T Lampkin (1); R Gant (1).
2-out RBI: T Lampkin.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Mejia-R Clayton-D Young.
E: R Clayton (1).

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 1 0 0 0 4 .440 .481 .600 1.081 13 7 -0.025 0.76 0.028 -0.053 -0.4 3 2
Pat Listach SS 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .304 .300 .604 12 7 0.065 0.84 0.080 -0.015 0.7 1 3 SB,HBP
   Sean Berry PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .100 .200 .300 1 1 -0.052 1.83 0.000 -0.052 -0.2 0 0
Thomas Howard CF 2 0 2 1 1 0 3 .800 .833 1.400 2.233 13 7 0.149 0.89 0.149 0.000 1.6 2 0 2B
   Ray Montgomery PH-RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 6 3 0.098 2.48 0.098 0.000 0.4 0 0
Luis Gonzalez LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .263 .300 .316 .616 9 5 -0.187 1.85 0.016 -0.203 -1.5 2 0 GDP
Bobby Abreu RF 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .263 .263 .316 .579 16 8 -0.019 1.42 0.050 -0.069 0.1 0 0
   Derek Bell PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .158 .273 .211 .483 2 2 -0.049 3.34 0.000 -0.049 -0.2 0 0
Bill Spiers 1B-SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .300 .462 .400 .862 16 8 -0.085 1.85 0.023 -0.107 -1.1 7 0
Tim Bogar 3B-SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .167 .000 .167 12 8 -0.093 1.24 0.000 -0.093 -1.0 2 1
   Jeff Bagwell PH-1B 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .350 .435 .400 .835 2 2 0.580 4.74 0.580 0.000 1.9 0 0 2B
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .385 .467 .385 .851 14 9 -0.079 0.97 0.011 -0.090 -0.7 10 2
Shane Reynolds P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 10 6 -0.036 0.68 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 0 0
   Jose Lima P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   James Mouton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .300 .667 .967 6 3 -0.035 1.41 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
   Tom Martin 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
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 3 6 35 .226 .314 .290 .605 132 76 0.232 1.41 1.035 -0.802 -0.9 27 8
2B: T Howard (3, off T Stottlemyre); J Bagwell (1, off J Frascatore).
HBP: P Listach (1, by T Stottlemyre).
TB: T Howard 3; J Bagwell 2; C Biggio; B Abreu; P Listach; B Ausmus.
GIDP: L Gonzalez (1).
RBI: J Bagwell 2 (6); T Howard (2).
2-out RBI: J Bagwell 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
E: S Berry (2).
Baserunning
SB: P Listach (1, 2nd base off T Stottlemyre/T Lampkin).

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Todd Stottlemyre 6.2 6 1 1 2 6 0 1.32 28 114 65 31 12 22 10 9 5 0 62 0.253 1.04 2.2
Tony Fossas, H (1) 0.2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4.91 3 8 5 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0.045 2.75 0.2
John Frascatore, BS (1), L (0-1) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.93 4 10 6 5 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 -0.532 3.09 -1.5
Team Totals 8 7 3 2 3 6 0 2.25 35 132 76 40 12 24 12 13 7 0 62 2 1 -0.234 1.41 0.9

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 6.1 7 2 2 2 6 0 1.88 29 99 59 34 12 13 10 10 6 0 55 -0.022 1.43 0.8
Jose Lima 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 3 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.077 1.49 0.7
Tom Martin, W (1-0) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 12 9 6 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.051 0.67 0.5
Billy Wagner, S (3) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 4 21 12 6 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.161 2.90 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 10 0 2.00 38 135 83 48 18 17 14 11 6 0 55 1 0 0.267 1.53 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: S Reynolds (1; B Jordan); T Stottlemyre (1; P Listach).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Paul Runge.
Time of Game: 2:44.
Attendance: 18,752.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Roberto Mejia 2B 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Ron Gant LF 2 Pat Listach SS
3 Royce Clayton SS 3 Thomas Howard CF
4 Brian Jordan CF 4 Luis Gonzalez LF
5 John Mabry RF 5 Bobby Abreu RF
6 Dmitri Young 1B 6 Bill Spiers 1B
7 Tom Lampkin C 7 Tim Bogar 3B
8 David Bell 3B 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Todd Stottlemyre P 9 Shane Reynolds P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RR HOU J. Bagwell J. Frascatore 58% 86% Double to LF (Line Drive); Montgomery Scores/unER; Spiers Scores
t7 1-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R STL R. Gant S. Reynolds -18% 28% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Stottlemyre Scores
t6 0-1 2 12- 5,(3-1)  R STL T. Lampkin S. Reynolds -16% 51% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Jordan Scores; Young to 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R HOU T. Howard T. Stottlemyre 11% 66% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Listach Scores
b8 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU R. Montgomery T. Fossas 10% 40% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)

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' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Mejia S. Reynolds 2% 52% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Gant S. Reynolds 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds 1% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Stottlemyre -2% 53% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (Short 3B Line)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU P. Listach T. Stottlemyre 2% 55% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R HOU T. Howard T. Stottlemyre 11% 66% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Listach Scores
b1 1-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre 2% 68% Walk
b1 1-0 1 12- 4,(2-1)  HOU B. Abreu T. Stottlemyre 5% 73% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Howard to 3B; Gonzalez to 2B
b1 1-0 1 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Spiers T. Stottlemyre -6% 67% Foul Popfly: C
b1 1-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Bogar T. Stottlemyre -6% 61% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL B. Jordan S. Reynolds -4% 57% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Mabry S. Reynolds 4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Young S. Reynolds 3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL T. Lampkin S. Reynolds -2% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Jordan to 2B
t2 0-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. Bell S. Reynolds 5% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 8-9-1
b2 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus T. Stottlemyre -2% 64% Lineout: 3B
b2 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds T. Stottlemyre -1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b2 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Stottlemyre -1% 62% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL T. Stottlemyre S. Reynolds 3% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Mejia S. Reynolds 2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL R. Gant S. Reynolds 1% 67% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU P. Listach T. Stottlemyre 3% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b3 1-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU T. Howard T. Stottlemyre 2% 73% Listach Steals 2B
b3 1-0 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  HOU T. Howard T. Stottlemyre 2% 75% Walk
b3 1-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU L. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre -9% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Listach to 3B
b3 1-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Abreu T. Stottlemyre -4% 63% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds 3% 66% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  STL B. Jordan S. Reynolds -3% 62% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t4 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Mabry S. Reynolds -5% 58% Single to P (Bunt to Weak 3B); Jordan to 2B
t4 0-1 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O STL D. Young S. Reynolds 4% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Jordan to 3B; Mabry to 2B
t4 0-1 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O STL T. Lampkin S. Reynolds 8% 69% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Spiers T. Stottlemyre -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Bogar T. Stottlemyre -1% 65% Lineout: RF
b4 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU B. Ausmus T. Stottlemyre 1% 66% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b4 1-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds T. Stottlemyre -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 8-9-1
t5 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Bell S. Reynolds 3% 67% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL T. Stottlemyre S. Reynolds -4% 64% Walk
t5 0-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Mejia S. Reynolds 4% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O STL R. Gant S. Reynolds 3% 71% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Stottlemyre -2% 69% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU P. Listach T. Stottlemyre -2% 67% Groundout: C unassisted
b5 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU T. Howard T. Stottlemyre 1% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 1-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre -2% 66% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 3-4-5
t6 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds 4% 70% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t6 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  STL B. Jordan S. Reynolds -4% 66% Hit By Pitch
t6 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry S. Reynolds 5% 71% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 0-1 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  STL D. Young S. Reynolds -3% 67% Walk; Jordan to 2B
t6 0-1 2 12- 5,(3-1)  R STL T. Lampkin S. Reynolds -16% 51% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Jordan Scores; Young to 2B
t6 1-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Bell S. Reynolds 6% 57% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 5-6-7
b6 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Abreu T. Stottlemyre -3% 54% Strikeout Looking
b6 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Spiers T. Stottlemyre -2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU T. Bogar T. Stottlemyre -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 9-1-2
t7 1-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  STL T. Stottlemyre S. Reynolds -6% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t7 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Mejia S. Reynolds 2% 46% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Stottlemyre to 2B
t7 1-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R STL R. Gant S. Reynolds -18% 28% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Stottlemyre Scores
Jose Lima replaces Shane Reynolds pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Clayton J. Lima 3% 31% Groundout: C-1B; Gant to 3B
t7 2-1 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O STL B. Jordan J. Lima 4% 36% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 8-9-1
b7 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus T. Stottlemyre -5% 31% Strikeout Swinging
James Mouton pinch hits for Jose Lima (P) batting 9th
b7 1-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Mouton T. Stottlemyre -3% 27% Popfly: SS
b7 1-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Biggio T. Stottlemyre 3% 30% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
Tony Fossas replaces Todd Stottlemyre pitching and batting 9th
Sean Berry pinch hits for Pat Listach (SS) batting 2nd
b7 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU S. Berry T. Fossas -5% 25% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Tom Martin facing 5-6-7
Tom Martin replaces James Mouton (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Sean Berry moves from PH to 3B
Tim Bogar moves from 3B to SS
t8 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Mabry T. Martin 2% 27% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Young T. Martin 2% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
t8 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Lampkin T. Martin 1% 30% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Tony Fossas facing 3-4-5
Ray Montgomery pinch hits for Thomas Howard (CF) batting 3rd
b8 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU R. Montgomery T. Fossas 10% 40% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b8 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez T. Fossas -9% 31% Popfly: 2B
John Frascatore replaces Dmitri Young (1B) pitching and batting 6th
John Mabry moves from RF to 1B
Mark Sweeney replaces Tony Fossas (P) playing RF batting 9th
Derek Bell pinch hits for Bobby Abreu (RF) batting 5th
b8 1-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Bell J. Frascatore -5% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole); Montgomery to 2B
b8 1-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Spiers J. Frascatore 2% 28% Walk
Jeff Bagwell pinch hits for Tim Bogar (SS) batting 7th
b8 1-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RR HOU J. Bagwell J. Frascatore 58% 86% Double to LF (Line Drive); Montgomery Scores/unER; Spiers Scores
b8 3-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Frascatore -2% 84% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 8-9-1
Billy Wagner replaces Tom Martin pitching and batting 9th
Jeff Bagwell moves from PH to 1B
Bill Spiers moves from 1B to SS
Derek Bell moves from PH to CF
Ray Montgomery moves from PH to RF
t9 2-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL D. Bell B. Wagner 7% 91% Strikeout Looking
Gary Gaetti pinch hits for Mark Sweeney (RF) batting 9th
t9 2-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL G. Gaetti B. Wagner -8% 83% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t9 2-3 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Mejia B. Wagner 9% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Gant B. Wagner 8% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

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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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