Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Box Scores > 2001 > Aug 19, 2001, Pirates at Astros Play by Play and Box Score

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

Scores
Standings
BAL
@BOS
13
7
OAK
@CHW
8
7
ANA
@CLE
4
1
KCR
@DET
3
4
TBD
@MIN
5
1
SEA
@NYY
10
2
TEX
@TOR
8
4
CHC
@ARI
6
13
MIL
@CIN
6
4
FLA
@COL
5
6
PIT
@HOU
2
12
NYM
@LAD
6
5
MON
@SDP
2
1
ATL
@SFG
1
4
PHI
@STL
0
9
Sunday, August 19, 2001, 1:35PM
, Enron Field
Attendance: 35,915, Time of Game: 2:30
Pirates
2
45-78
 Lost 7 
6th, 25½ GB
at Astros
12
71-53
 Won 4 
1st
W: Roy Oswalt (10-2)
L: Todd Ritchie (9-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  7  1
Astros          1  6  1   0  1  0   2  1  X   12 13  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Abraham Nunez 2B 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .266 .324 .335 .659 14 9 -0.017 0.28 0.008 -0.025 -0.3 6 3
Jack Wilson SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .236 .258 .327 .585 14 10 0.012 0.28 0.024 -0.012 -0.4 1 6
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .296 .348 .530 .878 15 12 0.056 0.35 0.058 -0.002 1.1 0 5 2B
Brian Giles LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .322 .395 .614 1.009 15 10 -0.056 0.57 0.000 -0.056 -1.1 2 1
Jason Kendall C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .267 .333 .381 .715 12 7 -0.033 0.48 0.012 -0.044 -0.2 1 0
Gary Matthews CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .234 .330 .399 .729 15 9 -0.045 0.36 0.003 -0.048 -0.2 1 0 3B,GDP
Kevin Young 1B 4 0 0 1 0 2 4 .223 .300 .397 .697 14 13 -0.022 0.21 0.000 -0.022 -0.6 11 1
Rob Mackowiak RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .281 .359 .447 .807 11 8 -0.018 0.23 0.000 -0.018 -0.5 0 0
   Mike Fetters P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Scott Sauerbeck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Todd Ritchie P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .224 .217 .442 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Omar Olivares P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .222 .222 .407 .630 3 3 -0.008 0.29 0.000 -0.008 -0.3 0 0
   Keith Osik PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221 .299 .295 .594 4 2 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
   Bronson Arroyo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .083 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Adam Hyzdu RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .233 .492 .725 2 2 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 1 0
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 0 10 34 .206 .206 .294 .500 119 85 -0.136 0.33 0.105 -0.240 -3.0 24 16
2B: A Ramirez (31, off R Oswalt).
3B: G Matthews (2, off R Oswalt).
TB: G Matthews 4; A Ramirez 3; J Kendall 2; J Wilson.
GIDP: G Matthews (6).
RBI: K Young (50); A Ramirez (81).
2-out RBI: A Ramirez.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Nunez-J Wilson.
E: J Wilson (13).
Outfield Assists: B Giles (O Merced at 2nd base).

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 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .310 .390 .492 .881 15 8 -0.019 0.43 0.006 -0.025 -0.6 3 2
   Julio Lugo SS 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .318 .386 .704 5 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.4 0 0
Jose Vizcaino SS-2B 4 2 2 1 0 0 5 .273 .321 .328 .649 17 9 0.076 0.34 0.078 -0.002 1.3 3 3 HBP
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 2 1 3 1 0 4 .293 .399 .576 .975 19 8 0.072 0.47 0.092 -0.020 2.7 6 0 HR
   Chris Truby 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .215 .287 .446 .733 4 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 1 0
Orlando Merced LF 4 0 2 2 1 0 5 .292 .361 .490 .851 23 13 0.066 0.24 0.068 -0.002 0.9 0 0
Moises Alou RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .361 .414 .604 1.018 9 6 0.027 0.24 0.031 -0.004 0.4 0 0 HBP
   Glen Barker PR-CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .095 .259 .095 .354 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -1.0 1 0
Richard Hidalgo CF-RF 4 2 3 4 0 0 4 .275 .356 .468 .823 12 8 0.106 0.37 0.110 -0.004 3.7 2 0 HR,2·2B
Vinny Castilla 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .254 .300 .471 .771 16 10 -0.012 0.24 0.019 -0.031 0.0 1 4 HR
Brad Ausmus C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .215 .269 .333 .602 13 8 0.068 0.24 0.070 -0.002 0.7 10 0 2B
Roy Oswalt P 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .194 .219 .226 .445 18 12 -0.018 0.18 0.000 -0.018 -0.7 0 1
   Ron Villone 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 12 13 12 3 1 41 .361 .439 .694 1.133 152 88 0.366 0.28 0.474 -0.108 7.5 27 10
2B: R Hidalgo 2 (22, 1 off T Ritchie, 1 off M Fetters); B Ausmus (20, off T Ritchie).
HR: J Bagwell (32, off T Ritchie, 2nd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); V Castilla (20, off O Olivares, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); R Hidalgo (16, off B Arroyo, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
HBP: J Vizcaino (2, by T Ritchie); M Alou (3, by M Fetters).
TB: R Hidalgo 8; V Castilla 4; J Bagwell 4; B Ausmus 3; J Vizcaino 2; O Merced 2; R Oswalt; M Alou.
RBI: R Hidalgo 4 (65); J Bagwell 3 (100); O Merced 2 (23); V Castilla (68); B Ausmus (26); J Vizcaino (10).
2-out RBI: J Bagwell 3; J Vizcaino; R Hidalgo; O Merced.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 7 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Vizcaino-C Biggio-J Bagwell.
E: J Vizcaino (11).

Pittsburgh Pirates

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 Ritchie, L (9-11) 1.2 6 7 7 2 1 1 4.44 13 54 28 17 6 5 5 4 3 0 14 -0.354 0.82 -6.1
Omar Olivares 2.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 6.50 8 28 19 10 2 7 4 4 1 0 1 0 -0.005 0.09 0.4
Bronson Arroyo 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 5.85 8 23 16 11 3 2 4 4 2 0 0 0 -0.004 0.03 0.1
Mike Fetters 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 5.86 7 27 12 8 2 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 -0.003 0.02 -1.4
Scott Sauerbeck 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5.55 5 20 13 10 1 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -0.4
Team Totals 8 13 12 11 3 1 3 12.38 41 152 88 56 14 18 17 18 11 0 14 1 0 -0.366 0.28 -7.5

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
Roy Oswalt, W (10-2) 8 5 2 1 0 10 0 3.13 29 98 71 38 11 22 11 8 6 0 76 0.134 0.39 2.5
Ron Villone 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.04 5 21 14 9 0 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 2 1 0 10 0 1.00 34 119 85 47 11 27 13 11 7 0 76 0 0 0.134 0.33 3.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Ritchie (6; J Vizcaino); M Fetters (3; M Alou).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Wolf, 1B - Angel Hernandez, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Hunter Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 35,915.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Abraham Nunez 2B 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Jack Wilson SS 2 Jose Vizcaino SS
3 Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Brian Giles LF 4 Orlando Merced LF
5 Jason Kendall C 5 Moises Alou RF
6 Gary Matthews CF 6 Richard Hidalgo CF
7 Kevin Young 1B 7 Vinny Castilla 3B
8 Rob Mackowiak RF 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Todd Ritchie P 9 Roy Oswalt 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
b2 1-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  R HOU R. Hidalgo T. Ritchie 10% 78% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Alou Scores
b2 4-0 2 12- 5,(3-1)  RRR HOU J. Bagwell T. Ritchie 9% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball); Biggio Scores; Vizcaino Scores
b2 2-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU B. Ausmus T. Ritchie 7% 82% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Hidalgo Scores
b1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  RO HOU O. Merced T. Ritchie 7% 60% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Vizcaino Scores; Merced out at 2B/LF-2B
b2 3-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Vizcaino T. Ritchie 5% 87% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Ausmus Scores; Biggio to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Nunez R. Oswalt 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. Wilson R. Oswalt -2% 50% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  PIT A. Ramirez R. Oswalt -3% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Wilson to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O PIT B. Giles R. Oswalt 4% 51% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Kendall R. Oswalt 4% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Ritchie -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Vizcaino T. Ritchie 2% 55% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell T. Ritchie -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B; Vizcaino to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  RO HOU O. Merced T. Ritchie 7% 60% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Vizcaino Scores; Merced out at 2B/LF-2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT G. Matthews R. Oswalt 3% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Young R. Oswalt 2% 64% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak R. Oswalt 1% 65% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Alou T. Ritchie 3% 68% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
b2 1-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  R HOU R. Hidalgo T. Ritchie 10% 78% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Alou Scores
b2 2-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU V. Castilla T. Ritchie -3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU B. Ausmus T. Ritchie 7% 82% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Hidalgo Scores
b2 3-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Oswalt T. Ritchie -2% 81% Groundout: 1B-P; Ausmus to 3B
b2 3-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Biggio T. Ritchie 1% 81% Walk
b2 3-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Vizcaino T. Ritchie 5% 87% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Ausmus Scores; Biggio to 2B
b2 4-0 2 12- 5,(3-1)  RRR HOU J. Bagwell T. Ritchie 9% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball); Biggio Scores; Vizcaino Scores
b2 7-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU O. Merced T. Ritchie 0% 96% Walk
Omar Olivares replaces Todd Ritchie pitching and batting 9th
b2 7-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Alou O. Olivares -0% 96% Flyball: CF
6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 7.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-7, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 9-1-2
t3 0-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT O. Olivares R. Oswalt 1% 96% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-7 1 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT A. Nunez R. Oswalt -1% 96% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t3 0-7 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Wilson R. Oswalt 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R PIT A. Ramirez R. Oswalt -2% 94% Double (Line Drive to CF-RF); Nunez Scores/unER
t3 1-7 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT B. Giles R. Oswalt 1% 95% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-1, Pirates' Omar Olivares facing 6-7-8
b3 7-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo O. Olivares -0% 95% Lineout: 2B
b3 7-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R HOU V. Castilla O. Olivares 2% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b3 8-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus O. Olivares -0% 97% Popfly: 2B
b3 8-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU R. Oswalt O. Olivares -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 8.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-8, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 5-6-7
t4 1-8 0 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT J. Kendall R. Oswalt -1% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t4 1-8 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO PIT G. Matthews R. Oswalt 2% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 1-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Young R. Oswalt 0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-1, Pirates' Omar Olivares facing 1-2-3
b4 8-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio O. Olivares -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 8-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Vizcaino O. Olivares -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 8-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell O. Olivares -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 8.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-8, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 8-9-1
t5 1-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak R. Oswalt 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
Keith Osik pinch hits for Omar Olivares (P) batting 9th
t5 1-8 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT K. Osik R. Oswalt 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Nunez R. Oswalt 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-1, Pirates' Bronson Arroyo facing 4-5-6
Bronson Arroyo replaces Keith Osik (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 8-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU O. Merced B. Arroyo -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 8-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Alou B. Arroyo -0% 98% Lineout: LF
b5 8-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU R. Hidalgo B. Arroyo 1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b5 9-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU V. Castilla B. Arroyo -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 9.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-9, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 2-3-4
t6 1-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Wilson R. Oswalt 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-9 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Ramirez R. Oswalt 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
t6 1-9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT B. Giles R. Oswalt 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-1, Pirates' Bronson Arroyo facing 8-9-1
b6 9-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus B. Arroyo -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 9-1 1 --- 6,(1-2)  HOU R. Oswalt B. Arroyo 0% 100% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b6 9-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio B. Arroyo -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B; Oswalt to 2B
b6 9-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Vizcaino B. Arroyo -0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 9.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-9, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 5-6-7
t7 1-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Kendall R. Oswalt 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-9 1 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT G. Matthews R. Oswalt -0% 99% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t7 1-9 1 --3 3,(0-2)  RO PIT K. Young R. Oswalt 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B; Matthews Scores
t7 2-9 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Mackowiak R. Oswalt 0% 100% Lineout: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-2, Pirates' Mike Fetters facing 3-4-5
Mike Fetters replaces Rob Mackowiak (RF) pitching and batting 8th
Adam Hyzdu replaces Bronson Arroyo (P) playing RF batting 9th
b7 9-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Fetters 0% 100% Walk
b7 9-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU O. Merced M. Fetters -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b7 9-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU M. Alou M. Fetters 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Bagwell to 2B
Glen Barker pinch runs for Moises Alou (RF) batting 5th
b7 9-2 1 12- 3,(2-0)  RR HOU R. Hidalgo M. Fetters 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Bagwell Scores; Barker Scores
b7 11-2 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU V. Castilla M. Fetters -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 11-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Fetters 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive); Hidalgo to 3B
b7 11-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Oswalt M. Fetters -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 11.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-11, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 9-1-2
Chris Truby replaces Jeff Bagwell playing 1B batting 3rd
Jose Vizcaino moves from SS to 2B
Julio Lugo replaces Craig Biggio (2B) playing SS batting 1st
Glen Barker moves from PR to CF
Richard Hidalgo moves from CF to RF
t8 2-11 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Hyzdu R. Oswalt 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-11 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. Nunez R. Oswalt 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
t8 2-11 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Wilson R. Oswalt 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 11-2, Pirates' Scott Sauerbeck facing 1-2-3
Scott Sauerbeck replaces Mike Fetters pitching and batting 8th
b8 11-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU J. Lugo S. Sauerbeck 0% 100% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b8 11-2 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  HOU J. Vizcaino S. Sauerbeck 0% 100% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF); Lugo to 2B
b8 11-2 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Truby S. Sauerbeck 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Lugo to 3B
b8 11-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R HOU O. Merced S. Sauerbeck 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive); Lugo Scores/unER; Truby to 2B
b8 12-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU G. Barker S. Sauerbeck -0% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 12.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-12, Astros' Ron Villone facing 3-4-5
Ron Villone replaces Roy Oswalt pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-12 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez R. Villone 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-12 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT B. Giles R. Villone 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B (Deep 3B)
t9 2-12 2 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Kendall R. Villone 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 2-12 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  PIT G. Matthews R. Villone 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Kendall to 2B
t9 2-12 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O PIT K. Young R. Villone 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 12.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU200108190
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.