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3
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@KCR
4
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@MIN
9
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@ATL
6
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@HOU
2
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4
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5
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12
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@STL
4
9
Thursday, April 8, 1999, 7:05PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 23,815, Time of Game: 2:06
Cubs
2
2-1
 Won 2 
1st
at Astros
1
1-2
 Lost 2 
3rd, 1 GB
W: Jon Lieber (1-0)
L: Jose Lima (0-1)
S: Rod Beck (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  1
Astros          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lance Johnson CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .516 11 8 -0.076 0.73 0.000 -0.076 -0.8 4 0
Mickey Morandini 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .400 1.255 10 6 -0.050 0.67 0.010 -0.060 -0.5 2 2
Sammy Sosa RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .100 .557 18 10 -0.027 0.58 0.016 -0.042 -0.2 0 0
Mark Grace 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .364 1.156 10 7 -0.007 0.94 0.052 -0.059 -0.2 7 2
Henry Rodriguez LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 .571 1.768 14 9 0.098 1.02 0.163 -0.064 1.0 1 0 HR,2B
   Curtis Goodwin LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Benito Santiago C 3 0 0 0 1 0 .091 .413 14 9 -0.039 0.96 0.028 -0.067 -0.4 7 0
Jose Hernandez SS 4 1 1 1 0 3 .333 .968 16 11 0.003 0.92 0.097 -0.094 -0.0 2 3 HR
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .154 .308 12 8 -0.071 0.92 0.010 -0.081 -0.7 1 3
Jon Lieber P 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 16 12 -0.084 1.06 0.000 -0.084 -0.9 1 1
   Tyler Houston PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 4 3 -0.021 0.71 0.000 -0.021 -0.2
   Rod Beck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 34 2 6 2 2 9 .176 .605 125 83 -0.274 0.86 0.376 -0.648 -2.9 27 11
2B: H Rodriguez (1, off J Lima).
HR: H Rodriguez (1, off J Lima; 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out); J Hernandez (1, off J Lima; 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: H Rodriguez 6; J Hernandez 4; G Gaetti; M Morandini; M Grace.
RBI: H Rodriguez (2); J Hernandez (1).
2-out RBI: J Hernandez.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Morandini-J Hernandez-M Grace.
E: G Gaetti (1).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .154 12 9 -0.081 1.22 0.012 -0.093 -0.5 0 0
Bill Spiers LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .571 14 10 -0.062 1.57 0.062 -0.124 -0.2 0 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .533 14 7 0.078 1.71 0.148 -0.069 0.2 6 3
Ken Caminiti 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .125 .347 13 12 -0.216 2.43 0.040 -0.256 -0.9 2 1 GDP
Carl Everett CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .364 1.144 17 15 0.021 2.17 0.147 -0.126 -0.6 2 0 2B
Richard Hidalgo RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .795 14 9 -0.353 3.05 0.000 -0.353 -1.4 3 0
Mitch Meluskey C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .286 8 5 -0.085 1.05 0.000 -0.085 -0.6 9 0
Ricky Gutierrez SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 .300 .800 9 7 0.039 1.51 0.105 -0.066 0.7 3 2 2B
Jose Lima P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 6 5 -0.066 1.61 0.000 -0.066 -0.5 2 0 SH
   Jack Howell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 2 2 -0.049 1.91 0.000 -0.049 -0.2
   Jay Powell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 0 7 .188 .438 109 81 -0.774 1.86 0.514 -1.287 -3.9 27 6
2B: C Everett (1, off R Beck); R Gutierrez (2, off J Lieber).
SH: J Lima (1, off J Lieber).
TB: R Gutierrez 3; C Everett 2; B Spiers; K Caminiti; J Bagwell.
GIDP: K Caminiti (1).
RBI: C Biggio (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
E: J Bagwell (1).

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
Jon Lieber, W (1-0) 8 5 1 1 0 6 0 1.13 28 95 72 42 14 16 10 12 5 0 74 0.557 1.36 3.4
Rod Beck, S (1) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 5 14 9 4 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.216 4.64 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 0 7 0 1.00 33 109 81 46 16 19 13 13 6 0 74 0 0 0.773 1.86 3.9

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
Jose Lima, L (0-1) 8 5 2 2 2 7 2 2.25 32 115 74 39 18 17 8 15 4 0 69 0.230 0.89 2.4
Jay Powell 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 4 10 9 3 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.044 0.59 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 2 9 2 2.00 36 125 83 42 20 21 10 15 4 0 69 0 0 0.274 0.86 2.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Bonin, 1B - Jeff Nelson, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Charlie Williams.
Time of Game: 2:06.
Attendance: Not Given.
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
b9 1-2 2 -23 3,(2-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo R. Beck 25% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b9 1-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Everett R. Beck -15% 75% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Bagwell to 3B
b9 1-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU K. Caminiti R. Beck 12% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC H. Rodriguez J. Lima 10% 58% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b9 1-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU J. Bagwell R. Beck -10% 78% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)

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' Jose Lima facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Lima -2% 48% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Lima -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Lima -1% 45% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Lieber 2% 47% Popfly: SS
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Lieber 2% 49% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Lieber 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Jose Lima facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Grace J. Lima -2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC H. Rodriguez J. Lima 10% 58% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t2 1-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC B. Santiago J. Lima -2% 56% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC J. Hernandez J. Lima 10% 66% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t2 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC G. Gaetti J. Lima -1% 65% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU K. Caminiti J. Lieber -4% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 0-2 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  O HOU C. Everett J. Lieber 4% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Lieber 3% 68% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Meluskey J. Lieber 3% 70% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Jose Lima facing 9-1-2
t3 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Lieber J. Lima -2% 69% Strikeout Looking
t3 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Lima -1% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Morandini J. Lima 1% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 2-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC S. Sosa J. Lima 2% 70% Walk; Morandini to 2B
t3 2-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace J. Lima -4% 66% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU R. Gutierrez J. Lieber -7% 59% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-2 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Lima J. Lieber 2% 62% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Gutierrez to 3B
b3 0-2 1 --3 5,(1-2)  RO HOU C. Biggio J. Lieber -1% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B; Gutierrez Scores
b3 1-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Lieber 1% 62% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Jose Lima facing 5-6-7
t4 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC H. Rodriguez J. Lima 6% 68% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t4 2-1 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  CHC B. Santiago J. Lima 3% 71% Walk
t4 2-1 0 12- 7,(3-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Lima -5% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-1 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC G. Gaetti J. Lima -5% 61% Popfly: SS
t4 2-1 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O CHC J. Lieber J. Lima -5% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 3-4-5
b4 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Lieber -5% 52% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
b4 1-2 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O HOU K. Caminiti J. Lieber 4% 56% Lineout: CF
b4 1-2 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O HOU C. Everett J. Lieber 4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Lieber 3% 63% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Jose Lima facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Lima -3% 61% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t5 2-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Lima -2% 59% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Lima -1% 58% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 7-8-9
b5 1-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Meluskey J. Lieber 3% 61% Flyball: CF
b5 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU R. Gutierrez J. Lieber -4% 57% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b5 1-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Lima J. Lieber 4% 62% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Lieber 4% 65% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Jose Lima facing 4-5-6
t6 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC M. Grace J. Lima 4% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t6 2-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC H. Rodriguez J. Lima -4% 65% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t6 2-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. Santiago J. Lima -3% 62% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t6 2-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Lima -3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 2-3-4
b6 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Spiers J. Lieber -6% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b6 1-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Lieber 6% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b6 1-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU K. Caminiti J. Lieber 9% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Jose Lima facing 8-9-1
t7 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Gaetti J. Lima -3% 66% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t7 2-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC J. Lieber J. Lima -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Lima -1% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 5-6-7
b7 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Everett J. Lieber 5% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Lieber 4% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b7 1-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Meluskey J. Lieber 3% 74% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Jose Lima facing 2-3-4
t8 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Lima -3% 71% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t8 2-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Lima -2% 69% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t8 2-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC M. Grace J. Lima 1% 71% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t8 2-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez J. Lima -3% 68% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 8-9-1
Curtis Goodwin replaces Henry Rodriguez playing LF batting 5th
b8 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Lieber 7% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
Jack Howell pinch hits for Jose Lima (P) batting 9th
b8 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Howell J. Lieber 5% 79% Flyball: LF
b8 1-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Lieber 3% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Jay Powell facing 6-7-8
Jay Powell replaces Jack Howell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC B. Santiago J. Powell -2% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t9 2-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Powell -1% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC G. Gaetti J. Powell 1% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Tyler Houston pinch hits for Jon Lieber (P) batting 9th
t9 2-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Houston J. Powell -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Rod Beck facing 2-3-4
Rod Beck replaces Tyler Houston (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Spiers R. Beck 9% 88% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b9 1-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU J. Bagwell R. Beck -10% 78% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b9 1-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU K. Caminiti R. Beck 12% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Everett R. Beck -15% 75% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Bagwell to 3B
b9 1-2 2 -23 3,(2-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo R. Beck 25% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.

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