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Scores
Standings
NYY
@ANA
4
12
TOR
@CHW
6
5
TOR
@CHW
3
5
MIN
@DET
2
8
BAL
@KCR
12
9
BAL
@KCR
2
9
CLE
@SEA
7
5
MIL
@TEX
8
2
COL
@CIN
5
6
CHC
@FLA
1
8
ATL
@HOU
4
3
STL
@MON
12
5
LAD
@NYM
4
2
SFG
@PHI
9
5
SDP
@PIT
3
5
Tuesday, August 19, 1997, 7:06
, Astrodome
Attendance: 32,145, Time of Game: 2:46
Braves
4
77-49
 Won 1 
1st
at Astros
3
66-59
 Lost 1 
1st
W: John Smoltz (12-10)
L: Mike Hampton (10-8)
S: Mark Wohlers (30)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          2  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    4 11  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  1   1  1  0    3  8  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 2 4 0 0 0 5 .350 .414 .442 .856 14 11 0.086 0.60 0.098 -0.012 1.4 1 0 2B
Jeff Blauser SS 3 2 2 2 1 0 5 .315 .404 .508 .912 20 10 0.208 0.92 0.224 -0.017 2.4 1 5 HR,SH
   Rafael Belliard SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .239 .250 .489 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Andruw Jones RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .245 .343 .429 .772 19 12 -0.028 0.82 0.060 -0.087 -0.6 1 0 CS
Greg Colbrunn 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 5 .287 .315 .417 .732 19 13 -0.022 0.76 0.022 -0.045 -0.3 6 1 HBP
Javy Lopez C 5 0 0 1 0 1 5 .288 .350 .524 .874 11 10 -0.065 0.82 0.014 -0.079 -1.1 12 0
Chipper Jones 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .305 .379 .494 .872 15 11 -0.024 0.56 0.018 -0.041 -0.3 0 0
Danny Bautista LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .277 .492 .769 16 10 -0.021 0.58 0.019 -0.040 -0.5 2 0
Mark Lemke 2B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .244 .303 .312 .615 16 7 -0.027 0.63 0.019 -0.046 -0.3 2 2 GDP
John Smoltz P 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .351 .318 .670 16 10 -0.068 0.73 0.005 -0.073 -1.1 2 0
   Mark Wohlers 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 36 4 11 4 3 3 41 .306 .375 .417 .792 146 94 0.039 0.72 0.479 -0.440 -0.4 27 8
2B: K Lofton (15, off M Hampton).
HR: J Blauser (15, off M Hampton, 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SH: J Blauser (5, off J Hudek).
HBP: G Colbrunn (2, by J Hudek).
TB: K Lofton 5; J Blauser 5; A Jones 2; J Smoltz; D Bautista; G Colbrunn.
GIDP: M Lemke (10).
RBI: J Blauser 2 (61); A Jones (49); J Lopez (52).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Lemke-J Blauser.
E: J Lopez (5).
Baserunning
CS: A Jones (10, 2nd base by M Hampton POCS).

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 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .310 .403 .497 .900 13 11 -0.263 2.78 0.078 -0.341 -1.0 6 4
Derek Bell RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .261 .338 .422 .761 9 8 0.158 1.22 0.185 -0.027 1.3 3 0 HR
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .287 .419 .584 1.002 14 10 0.257 1.73 0.323 -0.065 0.9 11 3 2B
Luis Gonzalez LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .272 .355 .383 .738 14 8 -0.132 1.50 0.041 -0.173 -0.5 0 0
Ricky Gutierrez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .275 .330 .357 .687 13 11 -0.446 1.69 0.000 -0.446 -2.0 0 3
Chuck Carr CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .258 .325 .399 .724 5 5 -0.071 1.80 0.079 -0.150 0.0 2 0 SB
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .272 .319 .367 .686 13 10 0.143 2.19 0.209 -0.066 0.3 3 0 2B,SB
Tim Bogar SS 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .252 .323 .393 .716 11 5 -0.047 1.35 0.017 -0.064 -0.5 1 5
   Bill Spiers PH-SS 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .321 .437 .465 .902 9 4 -0.125 3.17 0.000 -0.125 -0.1 0 1
Mike Hampton P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .121 .190 .155 .346 5 4 0.002 1.07 0.028 -0.026 -0.0 1 3
   Thomas Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .321 .355 .676 3 3 -0.016 0.61 0.000 -0.016 -0.1
   Mike Magnante P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
   Tony Eusebio PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .246 .344 .276 .620 5 1 0.038 5.89 0.038 0.000 0.1
   James Mouton PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .305 .361 .666 0.042 7.20 0.042 0.000 0.1
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 3 12 37 .235 .297 .382 .680 114 80 -0.460 2.09 1.040 -1.499 -1.4 27 19
2B: B Ausmus (21, off J Smoltz); J Bagwell (32, off J Smoltz).
HR: D Bell (10, off J Smoltz, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line).
TB: D Bell 5; B Ausmus 3; J Bagwell 2; C Biggio; M Hampton; C Carr.
RBI: D Bell (48); J Bagwell (106); B Spiers (32).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Bogar-C Biggio-J Bagwell.
E: B Spiers (10).
Baserunning
SB: C Carr (11, 2nd base off J Smoltz/J Lopez); B Ausmus (12, 2nd base off M Wohlers/J Lopez).

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
John Smoltz, W (12-10) 8 7 3 2 2 11 1 3.00 32 92 68 34 14 20 12 7 4 0 67 0.263 1.39 0.9
Mark Wohlers, S (30) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.75 5 22 12 6 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.198 5.28 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 2 3 12 1 2.00 37 114 80 40 18 22 14 8 4 0 67 0 0 0.461 2.09 1.4

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, L (10-8) 7 9 4 4 2 2 1 4.00 30 107 69 34 10 25 19 7 4 0 43 -0.104 0.66 -0.5
Mike Magnante 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.18 6 25 16 6 4 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.028 0.89 0.5
John Hudek 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.83 5 14 9 6 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.037 0.95 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 3 3 1 4.00 41 146 94 46 15 33 23 11 5 0 43 0 0 -0.039 0.72 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Hudek (1; G Colbrunn).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: M Hampton (4; A Jones, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Bob Davidson, 2B - Brian Gorman, 3B - Greg Bonin.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: 32,145.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Jeff Blauser SS 2 Derek Bell RF
3 Andruw Jones RF 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Greg Colbrunn 1B 4 Luis Gonzalez LF
5 Javy Lopez C 5 Ricky Gutierrez 3B
6 Chipper Jones 3B 6 Chuck Carr CF
7 Danny Bautista LF 7 Brad Ausmus C
8 Mark Lemke 2B 8 Tim Bogar SS
9 John Smoltz P 9 Mike Hampton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-4 1 -23 1,(0-0)  OO HOU R. Gutierrez J. Smoltz 39% 84% Line Drive Double Play: 2B; Bagwell out at 2B/2B-SS
b8 2-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz -32% 32% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Biggio Scores; Bell to 3B
b9 3-4 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Wohlers 24% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR ATL J. Blauser M. Hampton 16% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Lofton Scores; Blauser Scores
b8 3-4 0 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Smoltz 14% 45% Strikeout Swinging

Play By Play

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,(1-2)  ATL K. Lofton M. Hampton 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR ATL J. Blauser M. Hampton 16% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Lofton Scores; Blauser Scores
t1 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL A. Jones M. Hampton -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t1 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL G. Colbrunn M. Hampton -1% 66% Strikeout Swinging
t1 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL J. Lopez M. Hampton -1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' John Smoltz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Smoltz 2% 68% Lineout: CF
b1 0-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz 2% 69% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz 1% 70% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL C. Jones M. Hampton -2% 69% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t2 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  ATL D. Bautista M. Hampton 2% 70% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t2 2-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO ATL M. Lemke M. Hampton -4% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' John Smoltz facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Gonzalez J. Smoltz -4% 62% Walk
b2 0-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Smoltz 4% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Carr J. Smoltz 3% 69% Foul Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Smoltz -4% 65% Double to LF (Line Drive); Gonzalez to 3B
b2 0-2 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Bogar J. Smoltz 6% 72% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 9-1-2
t3 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL J. Smoltz M. Hampton -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
t3 2-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O ATL K. Lofton M. Hampton -1% 69% Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line)
t3 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O ATL J. Blauser M. Hampton -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' John Smoltz facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Hampton J. Smoltz 3% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Smoltz 2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz 1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 3-4-5
t4 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  ATL A. Jones M. Hampton 3% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 2-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O ATL G. Colbrunn M. Hampton -3% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O ATL J. Lopez M. Hampton -2% 71% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t4 2-0 2 1-- O ATL C. Jones M. Hampton -2% 70% Jones Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' John Smoltz facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz 3% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Smoltz 2% 74% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 0-2 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Smoltz 1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 6-7-8
t5 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL C. Jones M. Hampton -2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t5 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL D. Bautista M. Hampton -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  ATL M. Lemke M. Hampton 1% 74% Walk
t5 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O ATL J. Smoltz M. Hampton -2% 72% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' John Smoltz facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Carr J. Smoltz 3% 75% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b5 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Smoltz 2% 77% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU T. Bogar J. Smoltz -2% 75% Walk
b5 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Hampton J. Smoltz -3% 73% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Bogar to 2B
b5 0-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Smoltz 6% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 1-2-3
t6 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  ATL K. Lofton M. Hampton 3% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 2-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  ATL J. Blauser M. Hampton 7% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to P's Left); Lofton to 3B
t6 2-0 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  R ATL A. Jones M. Hampton 3% 91% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Lofton Scores; Blauser to 2B
t6 3-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O ATL G. Colbrunn M. Hampton -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Blauser to 3B; Colbrunn to 1B
t6 3-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO ATL J. Lopez M. Hampton 1% 91% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Blauser Scores; Lopez to 1B
t6 4-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O ATL C. Jones M. Hampton -1% 91% Lineout: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Braves' John Smoltz facing 2-3-4
b6 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz -6% 84% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Bell Scores
b6 1-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz 3% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Smoltz 2% 89% Groundout: P unassisted (Short 1B Line)
b6 1-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Smoltz 1% 90% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 7-8-9
t7 4-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O ATL D. Bautista M. Hampton -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t7 4-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL M. Lemke M. Hampton -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  ATL J. Smoltz M. Hampton 0% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B)
t7 4-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  ATL K. Lofton M. Hampton 1% 90% Double to CF (Line Drive); Smoltz to 3B
t7 4-1 2 -23 5,(3-1)  ATL J. Blauser M. Hampton 0% 91% Walk
t7 4-1 2 123 7,(3-2)  O ATL A. Jones M. Hampton -3% 88% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Braves' John Smoltz facing 6-7-8
b7 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Carr J. Smoltz -5% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 1-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Smoltz 1% 84% Strikeout Swinging, Carr Steals 2B; Carr to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
Bill Spiers pinch hits for Tim Bogar (SS) batting 8th
b7 1-4 1 --3 3,(2-0)  RO HOU B. Spiers J. Smoltz 1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B; Carr Scores/unER
Thomas Howard pinch hits for Mike Hampton (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU T. Howard J. Smoltz 2% 87% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Mike Magnante facing 4-5-6
Mike Magnante replaces Thomas Howard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Bill Spiers moves from PH to SS
t8 4-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  ATL G. Colbrunn M. Magnante 2% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B)
t8 4-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O ATL J. Lopez M. Magnante -2% 87% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  ATL C. Jones M. Magnante 2% 89% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Colbrunn to 2B; Jones to 1B
t8 4-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O ATL D. Bautista M. Magnante -2% 87% Flyball: RF; Colbrunn to 3B
t8 4-2 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  ATL M. Lemke M. Magnante 1% 88% Walk; Jones to 2B
t8 4-2 2 123 6,(2-2)  O ATL J. Smoltz M. Magnante -4% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' John Smoltz facing 1-2-3
b8 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Biggio J. Smoltz -8% 76% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b8 2-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU D. Bell J. Smoltz -12% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Biggio to 2B
b8 2-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell J. Smoltz -32% 32% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Biggio Scores; Bell to 3B
b8 3-4 0 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Smoltz 14% 45% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-4 1 -23 1,(0-0)  OO HOU R. Gutierrez J. Smoltz 39% 84% Line Drive Double Play: 2B; Bagwell out at 2B/2B-SS
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' John Hudek facing 1-2-3
John Hudek replaces Mike Magnante pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL K. Lofton J. Hudek 2% 86% Single to P (Bunt)
t9 4-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O ATL J. Blauser J. Hudek -1% 86% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Lofton to 2B
t9 4-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O ATL A. Jones J. Hudek -3% 83% Popfly: 2B (SS-2B)
t9 4-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  ATL G. Colbrunn J. Hudek 0% 83% Hit By Pitch
t9 4-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O ATL J. Lopez J. Hudek -3% 80% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Braves' Mark Wohlers facing 6-7-8
Mark Wohlers replaces John Smoltz pitching and batting 9th
Rafael Belliard replaces Jeff Blauser playing SS batting 2nd
b9 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Carr M. Wohlers 9% 89% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b9 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Wohlers -10% 79% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B)
b9 3-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Spiers M. Wohlers -7% 72% Ausmus Steals 2B
b9 3-4 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Spiers M. Wohlers 12% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); Ausmus to 3B
Tony Eusebio pinch hits for John Hudek (P) batting 9th
b9 3-4 2 --3 5,(3-1)  HOU T. Eusebio M. Wohlers -4% 80% Walk
James Mouton pinch runs for Tony Eusebio (PH) batting 9th
b9 3-4 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Biggio M. Wohlers -4% 76% Defensive Indifference; Mouton to 2B
b9 3-4 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Wohlers 24% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 3.

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  • 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.

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