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@CHW
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Thursday, September 25, 1997, 7:07
, Astrodome
Attendance: 35,623, Time of Game: 2:42
Cubs
1
67-92
 Lost 1 
5th, 15 GB
at Astros
9
82-77
 Won 1 
1st
W: Mike Hampton (15-10)
L: Geremi Gonzalez (11-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  4  2
Astros          0  0  1   1  0  0   6  1  X    9  8  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lance Johnson CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .309 .372 .422 .794 9 3 0.002 0.76 0.036 -0.034 -0.2 1 0
Doug Glanville LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .300 .334 .393 .727 9 8 -0.168 1.16 0.000 -0.168 -1.5 2 0 GDP
Mark Grace 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .321 .409 .468 .877 11 8 -0.064 0.64 0.000 -0.064 -0.7 4 1
Sammy Sosa RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .253 .303 .486 .788 11 7 -0.059 0.58 0.000 -0.059 -0.6 2 0
Jose Hernandez 3B 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .275 .326 .494 .821 15 7 0.051 0.90 0.080 -0.029 0.5 2 3 3B,2B,CS
Mike Hubbard C 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 .206 .231 .254 .485 12 8 0.042 1.26 0.097 -0.055 0.4 8 0
Miguel Cairo 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .238 .333 .238 .571 8 6 -0.096 1.16 0.000 -0.096 -0.7 4 1
   Ramon Morel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Manny Alexander SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .256 .313 .374 .687 13 9 0.026 0.76 0.053 -0.027 -0.1 0 1
Geremi Gonzalez P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .163 .100 .263 6 4 -0.048 1.43 0.000 -0.048 -0.4 1 0 SH
   Dave Stevens P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ramon Tatis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ryne Sandberg 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .309 .406 .716 4 2 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 29 1 4 1 1 6 31 .138 .167 .241 .408 98 62 -0.315 0.88 0.266 -0.581 -3.4 24 6
2B: J Hernandez (8, off M Hampton).
3B: J Hernandez (5, off M Hampton).
SH: G Gonzalez (8, off M Hampton).
TB: J Hernandez 5; M Hubbard; M Alexander.
GIDP: D Glanville (9).
RBI: M Hubbard (2).
2-out RBI: M Hubbard.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Hernandez-M Grace; M Alexander-M Cairo-M Grace.
E: S Sosa 2 (8).
Baserunning
CS: J Hernandez (5, 3rd base by M Hampton/B Ausmus).

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 1 2 1 1 3 0 5 .310 .416 .502 .919 21 8 0.187 0.48 0.187 0.000 2.7 2 1 2B,2·SB,HBP
Derek Bell RF 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .274 .342 .437 .779 22 12 -0.149 0.77 0.009 -0.158 -1.6 3 0 2B,2·GDP
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 2 2 1 0 1 5 .286 .426 .593 1.019 13 9 0.069 0.35 0.092 -0.023 1.9 9 1 3B,2B,HBP
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 5 .259 .347 .379 .726 18 12 -0.033 0.46 0.003 -0.036 -0.2 2 0 SF
Richard Hidalgo CF 3 0 0 1 1 2 4 .317 .369 .500 .869 21 11 0.032 0.38 0.055 -0.023 1.4 3 0
Bill Spiers 3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .314 .433 .467 .900 19 11 -0.023 0.56 0.030 -0.054 0.7 0 4
Ricky Gutierrez SS 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 .263 .316 .367 .683 22 10 0.053 0.79 0.080 -0.028 -0.2 0 3
Brad Ausmus C 4 1 1 3 0 1 4 .267 .326 .358 .684 12 9 0.059 0.88 0.111 -0.052 0.7 6 2 HR
Mike Hampton P 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .137 .190 .178 .368 17 11 -0.007 0.46 0.015 -0.022 -0.4 2 1 SH
Team Totals 29 9 8 9 7 7 40 .276 .436 .552 .988 165 93 0.188 0.56 0.582 -0.396 5.1 27 12
2B: C Biggio (37, off G Gonzalez); J Bagwell (39, off G Gonzalez); D Bell (29, off D Stevens).
3B: J Bagwell (2, off R Morel).
HR: B Ausmus (4, off G Gonzalez, 7th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SF: L Gonzalez (5, off G Gonzalez).
SH: M Hampton (10, off G Gonzalez).
HBP: C Biggio (34, by G Gonzalez); J Bagwell (16, by D Stevens).
TB: J Bagwell 5; B Ausmus 4; D Bell 2; C Biggio 2; L Gonzalez; M Hampton; B Spiers.
GIDP: D Bell 2 (16).
RBI: B Ausmus 3 (44); R Hidalgo (6); D Bell (71); J Bagwell (134); L Gonzalez (67); C Biggio (81); B Spiers (47).
2-out RBI: C Biggio; J Bagwell.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Spiers-C Biggio-J Bagwell.
E: B Spiers (18).
Baserunning
SB: C Biggio 2 (47, 2nd base off D Stevens/M Hubbard, 3rd base off D Stevens/M Hubbard).

Chicago Cubs

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
Geremi Gonzalez, L (11-9) 6.1 4 5 4 4 6 1 4.25 27 108 62 40 8 14 4 12 5 0 49 -0.159 0.84 -1.8
Dave Stevens 0 1 3 3 1 0 0 9.38 3 14 6 5 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.019 0.12 -1.6
Ramon Tatis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.34 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 -0.003 0.07 -0.7
Ramon Morel 1.2 2 1 1 2 1 0 4.35 9 41 23 11 2 10 2 4 1 0 3 2 -0.005 0.03 -0.9
Team Totals 8 8 9 8 7 7 1 9.00 40 165 93 58 10 25 7 17 7 0 49 5 2 -0.186 0.56 -5.1
D Stevens faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
R Tatis faced 1 batter 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
Mike Hampton, W (15-10) 9 4 1 1 1 6 0 3.83 31 98 62 37 9 16 13 11 4 0 80 0.314 0.88 3.4
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 1 6 0 1.00 31 98 62 37 9 16 13 11 4 0 80 0.314 0.88 3.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Stevens (1; J Bagwell); G Gonzalez (2; C Biggio).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Mark Hirschbeck, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Bruce Froemming.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 35,623.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO CHC D. Glanville M. Hampton 12% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R HOU C. Biggio G. Gonzalez 12% 66% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Gutierrez Scores
b7 2-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR HOU B. Ausmus G. Gonzalez 11% 97% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Spiers Scores; Gutierrez Scores
t7 0-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC M. Hubbard M. Hampton -10% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hernandez Scores
b4 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Bagwell G. Gonzalez 9% 78% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Bagwell to 3B/Adv on E9 (throw)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC L. Johnson M. Hampton 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Glanville M. Hampton 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Grace M. Hampton 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio G. Gonzalez 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO HOU D. Bell G. Gonzalez -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Gonzalez -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Hampton 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC J. Hernandez M. Hampton -4% 48% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Hubbard M. Hampton 3% 51% Strikeout Swinging, Hernandez Caught Stealing 3B, Safe on E5
t2 0-0 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Cairo M. Hampton 4% 55% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez G. Gonzalez -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo G. Gonzalez -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- 9,(3-2)  O HOU B. Spiers G. Gonzalez -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Alexander M. Hampton 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC G. Gonzalez M. Hampton 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC L. Johnson M. Hampton 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU R. Gutierrez G. Gonzalez 4% 59% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus G. Gonzalez -4% 56% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Hampton G. Gonzalez -2% 54% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Gutierrez to 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R HOU C. Biggio G. Gonzalez 12% 66% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Gutierrez Scores
b3 1-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Bell G. Gonzalez -3% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Glanville M. Hampton 3% 66% Groundout: P unassisted
t4 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Grace M. Hampton 2% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Hampton 1% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Bagwell G. Gonzalez 9% 78% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Bagwell to 3B/Adv on E9 (throw)
b4 1-0 0 --3 5,(3-1)  RO HOU L. Gonzalez G. Gonzalez -0% 78% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Bagwell Scores/unER
b4 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU R. Hidalgo G. Gonzalez 5% 83% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); Hidalgo to 3B
b4 2-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Spiers G. Gonzalez -4% 78% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b4 2-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Gutierrez G. Gonzalez -3% 76% Lineout: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC J. Hernandez M. Hampton 3% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Hubbard M. Hampton 2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Cairo M. Hampton 1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus G. Gonzalez -1% 80% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b5 2-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU M. Hampton G. Gonzalez 2% 82% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Short LF-CF)
b5 2-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  HOU C. Biggio G. Gonzalez 2% 84% Hit By Pitch; Hampton to 2B
b5 2-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU D. Bell G. Gonzalez -5% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 8-9-1
t6 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC M. Alexander M. Hampton -5% 73% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC G. Gonzalez M. Hampton 3% 76% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Alexander to 2B
t6 0-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC L. Johnson M. Hampton -4% 73% Walk
t6 0-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO CHC D. Glanville M. Hampton 12% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 3-4-5
b6 2-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Gonzalez -1% 84% Popfly: P (Weak SS)
b6 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez G. Gonzalez -1% 83% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b6 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo G. Gonzalez -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 3-4-5
t7 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace M. Hampton 3% 85% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t7 0-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Hampton 2% 88% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t7 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC J. Hernandez M. Hampton -3% 84% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t7 0-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC M. Hubbard M. Hampton -10% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hernandez Scores
t7 1-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Cairo M. Hampton 5% 79% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 6-7-8
b7 2-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Spiers G. Gonzalez 3% 82% Walk
b7 2-1 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  HOU R. Gutierrez G. Gonzalez 4% 86% Walk; Spiers to 2B
b7 2-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR HOU B. Ausmus G. Gonzalez 11% 97% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Spiers Scores; Gutierrez Scores
b7 5-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Hampton G. Gonzalez -0% 97% Foul Popfly: C
Dave Stevens replaces Geremi Gonzalez pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio D. Stevens 0% 97% Walk
b7 5-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU D. Bell D. Stevens 0% 97% Biggio Steals 2B
b7 5-1 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  HOU D. Bell D. Stevens 0% 98% Biggio Steals 3B
b7 5-1 1 --3 7,(3-2)  R HOU D. Bell D. Stevens 1% 99% Double to CF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores
b7 6-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Bagwell D. Stevens 0% 99% Hit By Pitch
Ramon Tatis replaces Dave Stevens pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  HOU L. Gonzalez R. Tatis 0% 99% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 1B Line); Bell to 3B; Bagwell to 2B
Ramon Morel replaces Miguel Cairo (2B) pitching and batting 7th
Ryne Sandberg replaces Ramon Tatis (P) playing 2B batting 9th
b7 6-1 1 123 6,(3-2)  R HOU R. Hidalgo R. Morel 0% 100% Walk; Bell Scores; Bagwell to 3B; Gonzalez to 2B
b7 7-1 1 123 4,(1-2)  R HOU B. Spiers R. Morel 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Bagwell Scores; Gonzalez to 3B; Hidalgo to 2B
b7 8-1 1 123 6,(3-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez R. Morel -0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b7 8-1 2 123 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus R. Morel -0% 100% Flyball: CF
6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 8.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-8, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 8-9-1
t8 1-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Alexander M. Hampton 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t8 1-8 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg M. Hampton 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 1-8 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC L. Johnson M. Hampton 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-1, Cubs' Ramon Morel facing 9-1-2
b8 8-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Hampton R. Morel -0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 8-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio R. Morel 0% 100% Walk
b8 8-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell R. Morel -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 8-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell R. Morel 0% 100% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Biggio Scores
b8 9-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez R. Morel 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 9.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-9, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 2-3-4
t9 1-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Glanville M. Hampton 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t9 1-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace M. Hampton 0% 100% Lineout: CF
t9 1-9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Hampton 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 9.

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