Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Apr 2, 1998, Giants at Astros Box Score and Play by Play

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

Scores
Standings
NYY
@ANA
2
10
KCR
@BAL
3
4
BOS
@OAK
6
3
DET
@TBD
1
7
CHW
@TEX
4
20
MIN
@TOR
3
2
COL
@ARI
6
4
MIL
@ATL
8
6
 
(11)
SDP
@CIN
1
5
CHC
@FLA
8
7
SFG
@HOU
9
2
PIT
@MON
4
3
PHI
@NYM
6
5
LAD
@STL
5
8
 
(12)
Thursday, April 2, 1998, 7:05
, Astrodome
Attendance: 15,040, Time of Game: 3:18
Giants
9
2-1
 Won 1 
2nd, 1 GB
at Astros
2
1-2
 Lost 1 
5th, 1½ GB
W: Kirk Rueter (1-0)
L: John Halama (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          1  0  3   0  2  1   0  2  0    9 16  1
Astros          0  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  0    2  3  0

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darryl Hamilton CF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .200 .294 .267 .561 18 15 -0.089 0.68 0.000 -0.089 -1.6 3 0
   Alex Diaz CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Bill Mueller 3B 5 3 3 0 0 0 5 .538 .563 .615 1.178 23 15 0.031 0.43 0.056 -0.025 1.1 1 1
Barry Bonds LF 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .250 .294 .375 .669 15 10 0.109 0.49 0.120 -0.011 0.7 1 0 2·2B
   Marvin Benard LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff Kent 2B 4 3 3 2 1 0 5 .571 .625 1.143 1.768 14 9 0.163 0.70 0.182 -0.019 2.9 2 2 3B,2·2B
Stan Javier RF 5 1 4 5 0 0 5 .400 .438 .533 .971 13 10 0.139 0.79 0.169 -0.029 3.6 2 0 2B
Brian Johnson C 3 0 1 0 2 0 5 .222 .417 .222 .639 19 7 0.010 0.43 0.044 -0.034 -0.2 9 0
J.T. Snow 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 .200 .308 .300 .608 19 13 0.121 0.66 0.129 -0.008 1.3 7 0 2B,SF
Rey Sanchez SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .333 .300 .444 .744 17 12 -0.028 0.46 0.022 -0.050 -0.5 0 4 2B,SF
Kirk Rueter P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 9 6 -0.128 0.86 0.000 -0.128 -2.4 0 1
   Steve Reed P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 3 3 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 1
   Russ Ortiz P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 8 5 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 40 9 16 9 3 4 45 .400 .422 .625 1.047 158 105 0.326 0.57 0.722 -0.395 4.5 27 9
2B: B Bonds 2 (2, 2 off J Halama); J Kent 2 (3, 1 off J Cabrera, 1 off J Halama); J Snow (1, off J Halama); R Sanchez (1, off J Halama); S Javier (2, off J Halama).
3B: J Kent (1, off J Halama).
SF: J Snow (1, off J Halama); R Sanchez (1, off C Nitkowski).
TB: J Kent 7; S Javier 5; B Bonds 4; J Snow 3; B Mueller 3; R Sanchez 2; B Johnson.
RBI: S Javier 5 (8); J Kent 2 (7); R Sanchez (1); J Snow (1).
2-out RBI: S Javier; J Kent.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 6 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Sanchez-J Kent-J Snow 2.
E: J Kent (2).

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 0 0 1 1 5 .250 .438 .250 .688 24 12 -0.064 0.67 0.015 -0.079 -0.9 0 4
Derek Bell RF 3 1 1 0 2 2 5 .385 .500 .692 1.192 24 13 0.087 0.52 0.100 -0.013 0.8 4 0 2B
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 0 1 1 2 0 5 .100 .400 .100 .500 26 12 0.071 0.79 0.108 -0.037 1.0 9 0
Sean Berry 3B 3 0 0 1 1 2 5 .200 .375 .800 1.175 18 9 -0.049 0.93 0.021 -0.069 -0.8 1 2 SF
Moises Alou LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .091 .286 .364 .649 18 8 -0.052 1.08 0.034 -0.086 -0.4 4 0 GDP
Richard Hidalgo CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .111 .200 .111 .311 15 9 -0.044 1.08 0.046 -0.089 -0.2 2 0 HBP
Tim Bogar SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 5 3 -0.042 1.33 0.041 -0.083 -0.4 1 3 GDP
   C.J. Nitkowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Carl Everett PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 6 3 -0.008 0.30 0.000 -0.008 -0.2
   Jose Cabrera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Dave Clark PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 3 -0.005 0.22 0.000 -0.005 -0.5
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .100 .357 .100 .457 17 9 -0.031 0.57 0.004 -0.035 -0.1 5 1
John Halama P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 3 -0.038 1.38 0.000 -0.038 -0.4 1 1
   Ricky Gutierrez SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .300 .364 .400 .764 14 6 -0.001 0.39 0.019 -0.020 -0.6 0 0
Team Totals 28 2 3 2 10 9 40 .107 .350 .143 .493 178 90 -0.176 0.78 0.388 -0.562 -2.5 27 12
2B: D Bell (4, off K Rueter).
SF: S Berry (1, off K Rueter).
HBP: R Hidalgo (1, by K Rueter).
TB: D Bell 2; T Bogar; J Bagwell.
GIDP: T Bogar (1); M Alou (1).
RBI: S Berry (2); J Bagwell (1).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Berry-J Bagwell.

San Francisco Giants

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
Kirk Rueter, W (1-0) 5 3 2 2 6 3 0 3.60 23 93 45 24 5 16 4 9 2 0 50 0.126 1.21 0.5
Steve Reed 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 7 34 18 8 1 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.044 0.42 1.0
Russ Ortiz 2 0 0 0 3 4 0 0.00 10 51 27 12 5 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.005 0.06 1.0
Team Totals 9 3 2 2 10 9 0 2.00 40 178 90 44 11 35 7 13 2 0 50 0 0 0.175 0.78 2.5

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
John Halama, L (0-1) 4 9 6 6 2 3 0 13.50 23 82 53 30 5 18 8 10 6 0 21 -0.289 0.92 -3.6
C.J. Nitkowski 2 4 1 1 1 1 0 9.82 11 41 27 21 4 2 5 4 1 0 1 1 -0.031 0.38 -0.4
Jose Cabrera 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 15.43 8 22 16 11 1 4 1 7 3 0 0 0 -0.006 0.08 -1.0
Trever Miller 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 13 9 6 1 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 16 9 9 3 4 0 9.00 45 158 105 68 11 26 15 23 12 0 21 1 1 -0.326 0.57 -4.5
J Halama faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: C Nitkowski (1).
WP: None.
HBP: K Rueter (1; R Hidalgo).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Wally Bell, 1B - Jerry Meals, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Gerry Davis.
Time of Game: 3:18.
Attendance: 15,040.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Houston Astros
1 Darryl Hamilton CF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Bill Mueller 3B 2 Derek Bell RF
3 Barry Bonds LF 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Jeff Kent 2B 4 Sean Berry 3B
5 Stan Javier RF 5 Moises Alou LF
6 Brian Johnson C 6 Richard Hidalgo CF
7 J.T. Snow 1B 7 Tim Bogar SS
8 Rey Sanchez SS 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Kirk Rueter P 9 John Halama 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
t3 1-0 0 123 1,(0-0)  RR SFG S. Javier J. Halama 10% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Mueller Scores; Bonds Scores; Kent to 3B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R SFG J. Kent J. Halama 10% 58% Double to CF (Line Drive); Bonds Scores
t3 1-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  SFG B. Bonds J. Halama 10% 75% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Mueller to 3B
t2 1-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  SFG J. Snow J. Halama 9% 73% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Johnson to 3B
t2 1-0 1 -23 5,(3-1)  O SFG K. Rueter J. Halama -9% 60% Fielder's Choice SS; Johnson out at Hm/SS-C

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' John Halama facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O SFG D. Hamilton J. Halama -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O SFG B. Mueller J. Halama -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG B. Bonds J. Halama 2% 48% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R SFG J. Kent J. Halama 10% 58% Double to CF (Line Drive); Bonds Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O SFG S. Javier J. Halama -3% 55% Groundout: 2B-P (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Kirk Rueter facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Rueter 2% 58% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU D. Bell K. Rueter -3% 55% Walk
b1 0-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Rueter 3% 58% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU S. Berry K. Rueter -2% 56% Walk; Bell to 2B
b1 0-1 2 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Alou K. Rueter -3% 53% Walk; Bell to 3B; Berry to 2B
b1 0-1 2 123 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Hidalgo K. Rueter 8% 61% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' John Halama facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  SFG B. Johnson J. Halama 3% 64% Walk
t2 1-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  SFG J. Snow J. Halama 9% 73% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Johnson to 3B
t2 1-0 0 -23 1,(0-0)  O SFG R. Sanchez J. Halama -5% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 1-0 1 -23 5,(3-1)  O SFG K. Rueter J. Halama -9% 60% Fielder's Choice SS; Johnson out at Hm/SS-C
t2 1-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O SFG D. Hamilton J. Halama -4% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Kirk Rueter facing 7-8-9
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU T. Bogar K. Rueter -4% 52% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Rueter 2% 54% Groundout: P-SS-1B (P's Right); Bogar to 2B
b2 0-1 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Halama K. Rueter 4% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Rueter 4% 61% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' John Halama facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  SFG B. Mueller J. Halama 3% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t3 1-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  SFG B. Bonds J. Halama 10% 75% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Mueller to 3B
t3 1-0 0 -23 5,(3-1)  SFG J. Kent J. Halama 2% 77% Walk
t3 1-0 0 123 1,(0-0)  RR SFG S. Javier J. Halama 10% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Mueller Scores; Bonds Scores; Kent to 3B
t3 3-0 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  O SFG B. Johnson J. Halama -3% 84% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (P's Right)
t3 3-0 1 1-3 6,(1-2)  RO SFG J. Snow J. Halama 1% 85% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Kent Scores
t3 4-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  SFG R. Sanchez J. Halama 1% 87% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Johnson to 3B
t3 4-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O SFG K. Rueter J. Halama -2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Giants' Kirk Rueter facing 2-3-4
b3 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU D. Bell K. Rueter -5% 79% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b3 0-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Bagwell K. Rueter -6% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Bell Scores
b3 1-4 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU S. Berry K. Rueter 4% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO HOU M. Alou K. Rueter 5% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' John Halama facing 1-2-3
t4 4-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG D. Hamilton J. Halama -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t4 4-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG B. Mueller J. Halama -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 4-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O SFG B. Bonds J. Halama -1% 79% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Giants' Kirk Rueter facing 6-7-8
b4 1-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU R. Hidalgo K. Rueter -4% 75% Hit By Pitch
b4 1-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO HOU T. Bogar K. Rueter 8% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 1-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Rueter 1% 84% Popfly: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' John Halama facing 4-5-6
t5 4-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  SFG J. Kent J. Halama 5% 89% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t5 4-1 0 --3 4,(1-2)  R SFG S. Javier J. Halama 3% 92% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Kent Scores
C.J. Nitkowski replaces Tim Bogar (SS) pitching and batting 7th
Ricky Gutierrez replaces John Halama (P) playing SS batting 9th
t5 5-1 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  SFG B. Johnson C. Nitkowski 1% 93% Walk
t5 5-1 0 12- 4,(2-1)  SFG J. Snow C. Nitkowski 2% 95% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Deep SS); Javier to 3B; Johnson to 2B
t5 5-1 0 123 3,(0-2)  RO SFG R. Sanchez C. Nitkowski 1% 96% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Javier Scores; Johnson to 3B; Snow to 2B
t5 6-1 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O SFG K. Rueter C. Nitkowski -2% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t5 6-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O SFG D. Hamilton C. Nitkowski -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Giants' Kirk Rueter facing 9-1-2
b5 1-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Gutierrez K. Rueter 1% 94% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
b5 1-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio K. Rueter -2% 93% Walk
b5 1-6 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU D. Bell K. Rueter -2% 90% Walk; Biggio to 2B
b5 1-6 1 12- 8,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Rueter -5% 86% Walk; Biggio to 3B; Bell to 2B
b5 1-6 1 123 2,(1-1)  RO HOU S. Berry K. Rueter 3% 89% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Biggio Scores
b5 2-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Alou K. Rueter 3% 92% Flyball: CF
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 6, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-2, Astros' C.J. Nitkowski facing 2-3-4
t6 6-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  SFG B. Mueller C. Nitkowski 1% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 6-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  SFG B. Bonds C. Nitkowski 1% 94% Balk; Mueller to 2B
t6 6-2 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O SFG B. Bonds C. Nitkowski -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B; Mueller to 3B
t6 6-2 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O SFG J. Kent C. Nitkowski -2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t6 6-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R SFG S. Javier C. Nitkowski 3% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Mueller Scores
t6 7-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  SFG B. Johnson C. Nitkowski 0% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Javier to 2B
t6 7-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O SFG J. Snow C. Nitkowski -1% 95% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 7, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-7, Giants' Steve Reed facing 6-7-8
Steve Reed replaces Kirk Rueter pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo S. Reed 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
Carl Everett pinch hits for C.J. Nitkowski (P) batting 7th
b6 2-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Everett S. Reed 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-7 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus S. Reed 0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 7, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 7-2, Astros' Jose Cabrera facing 8-9-1
Jose Cabrera replaces Carl Everett (PH) pitching and batting 7th
t7 7-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O SFG R. Sanchez J. Cabrera -0% 97% Flyball: LF
t7 7-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG S. Reed J. Cabrera -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t7 7-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O SFG D. Hamilton J. Cabrera -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 7, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-7, Giants' Steve Reed facing 9-1-2
b7 2-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU R. Gutierrez S. Reed -2% 94% Walk
b7 2-7 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio S. Reed 2% 96% Popfly: 1B (Short 1B Line)
b7 2-7 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell S. Reed 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-7 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell S. Reed 1% 98% Popfly: 1B (Short 1B Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 7, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 7-2, Astros' Jose Cabrera facing 2-3-4
t8 7-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  SFG B. Mueller J. Cabrera 0% 99% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t8 7-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O SFG B. Bonds J. Cabrera -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 7-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  R SFG J. Kent J. Cabrera 1% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive); Mueller Scores
t8 8-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R SFG S. Javier J. Cabrera 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Kent Scores
t8 9-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO SFG B. Johnson J. Cabrera -0% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Giants' Russ Ortiz facing 4-5-6
Russ Ortiz replaces Steve Reed pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Berry R. Ortiz 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-9 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU M. Alou R. Ortiz -0% 100% Walk
b8 2-9 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU R. Hidalgo R. Ortiz -0% 99% Reached on E4 (catch) (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole to SS); Alou to 2B
Dave Clark pinch hits for Jose Cabrera (P) batting 7th
b8 2-9 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Clark R. Ortiz 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-9 2 12- 8,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus R. Ortiz -0% 99% Walk; Alou to 3B; Hidalgo to 2B
b8 2-9 2 123 6,(3-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez R. Ortiz 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Giants 9, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Ahead 9-2, Astros' Trever Miller facing 7-8-9
Trever Miller replaces Dave Clark (PH) pitching and batting 7th
t9 9-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. Snow T. Miller -0% 100% Lineout: RF
t9 9-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O SFG R. Sanchez T. Miller -0% 100% Lineout: RF
t9 9-2 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O SFG R. Ortiz T. Miller -0% 100% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Giants' Russ Ortiz facing 1-2-3
Marvin Benard replaces Barry Bonds playing LF batting 3rd
Alex Diaz replaces Darryl Hamilton playing CF batting 1st
b9 2-9 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio R. Ortiz 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 2-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell R. Ortiz 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 2-9 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bagwell R. Ortiz -0% 100% Walk
b9 2-9 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU S. Berry R. Ortiz 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 9, Astros 2.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU199804020
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.