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@BAL
1
6
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@CLE
5
4
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@DET
9
4
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@KCR
5
6
 
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@MIN
4
2
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@TBD
2
1
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@TOR
7
6
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@CHC
2
0
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@HOU
7
3
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@LAD
9
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@MIL
6
1
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@MON
6
3
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@NYM
5
10
COL
@SDP
1
5
ARI
@SFG
5
3
Tuesday, July 16, 2002,
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 27,042, Time of Game: 2:49
Pirates
7
43-50
 Won 2 
4th, 9½ GB
at Astros
3
44-48
 Lost 3 
3rd, 8 GB
W: Josh Fogg (10-6)
L: Roy Oswalt (10-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   2  4  0   0  0  1    7 11  0
Astros          0  0  0   1  2  0   0  0  0    3  7  0

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 2 2 0 1 2 5 .232 .298 .311 .609 19 13 0.046 0.68 0.075 -0.030 0.6 1 2
Jack Wilson SS 5 2 3 3 0 0 5 .279 .337 .357 .694 19 12 0.277 0.98 0.298 -0.021 3.2 0 5 3B
Brian Giles LF 4 1 1 4 0 0 5 .302 .433 .638 1.071 19 13 0.152 0.64 0.183 -0.030 1.3 3 0 HR,SF
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .214 .259 .335 .593 15 12 -0.046 0.45 0.000 -0.046 -0.7 2 1
   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
   Brian Boehringer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rob Mackowiak RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .244 .300 .441 .741 16 11 -0.014 0.40 0.019 -0.032 -0.3 1 0 2B
Kevin Young 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .240 .315 .439 .754 21 17 -0.042 0.46 0.005 -0.048 -0.2 11 0
Chad Hermansen CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .218 .284 .402 .686 15 11 0.022 0.60 0.052 -0.030 -0.0 3 0 2B
Keith Osik C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .162 .205 .250 .455 12 10 -0.124 0.78 0.000 -0.124 -1.6 5 0
Josh Fogg P 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .152 .152 .152 .303 7 6 0.001 0.47 0.013 -0.012 0.0 1 2
   Mike Lincoln P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.010 0.37 0.000 -0.010 -0.2 0 0
   Mike Benjamin 3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .134 .200 .146 .346 7 3 0.003 0.10 0.003 0.000 0.2 0 1
Team Totals 36 7 11 7 2 10 39 .306 .333 .500 .833 153 111 0.265 0.61 0.648 -0.383 2.3 27 11
2B: R Mackowiak (17, off R Oswalt); C Hermansen (10, off R Oswalt).
3B: J Wilson (3, off R Oswalt).
HR: B Giles (26, off R Oswalt, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
SF: B Giles (1, off R Oswalt).
TB: J Wilson 5; B Giles 4; C Hermansen 3; R Mackowiak 2; A Nunez 2; J Fogg; K Young.
RBI: B Giles 4 (61); J Wilson 3 (28).
2-out RBI: B Giles 3; J Wilson 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Benjamin-A Nunez-K Young; A Ramirez-K Young.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Lugo SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .261 .329 .389 .718 18 7 -0.042 1.01 0.017 -0.059 -0.5 2 1
   Gregg Zaun PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .296 .341 .638 1 1 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.1
Craig Biggio 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .258 .342 .408 .750 18 9 -0.083 1.20 0.027 -0.111 -0.7 1 1
Lance Berkman CF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .289 .410 .614 1.024 23 10 -0.002 0.75 0.045 -0.046 -0.2 1 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .271 .384 .483 .867 20 12 -0.030 0.88 0.041 -0.071 -0.3 7 0
Daryle Ward LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .277 .319 .415 .735 9 5 -0.052 1.23 0.038 -0.090 0.1 2 0 HR
   Jose Vizcaino PH-3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .295 .335 .358 .693 5 1 0.051 1.10 0.051 0.000 0.4 0 0
Richard Hidalgo RF 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .260 .341 .463 .804 16 10 0.013 1.09 0.133 -0.120 0.6 3 1 HR,2B,GDP
Geoff Blum 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .282 .352 .446 .798 17 11 0.096 0.76 0.116 -0.020 0.8 1 1
   Ricky Stone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jim Mann 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 1 0 0 0 3 .254 .326 .350 .676 6 5 -0.035 1.66 0.116 -0.152 -0.3 10 1
   Alan Zinter PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .167 .417 .583 3 3 -0.012 0.47 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
Roy Oswalt P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .114 .170 .136 .307 5 4 -0.131 1.33 0.000 -0.131 -1.2 0 0
   Pedro Borbon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Orlando Merced LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .323 .393 .495 .888 5 3 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 6 5 37 .226 .351 .452 .803 146 81 -0.235 1.02 0.584 -0.820 -1.7 27 6
2B: R Hidalgo (15, off J Fogg).
HR: D Ward (6, off J Fogg, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF); R Hidalgo (14, off J Fogg, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: R Hidalgo 6; D Ward 4; G Blum 2; B Ausmus; J Bagwell.
GIDP: R Hidalgo (11).
RBI: G Blum (28); D Ward (39); R Hidalgo (45).
2-out RBI: D Ward; R Hidalgo.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Hidalgo-J Bagwell.
Outfield Assists: R Hidalgo (C Hermansen at 1st base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: B Ausmus (1st base by J Fogg).

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
Josh Fogg, W (10-6) 5 7 3 3 4 2 2 3.58 25 101 56 36 6 14 8 11 4 0 39 0.045 1.12 -0.4
Mike Lincoln, H (7) 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.15 6 23 12 5 1 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.115 0.92 1.1
Scott Sauerbeck 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.29 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.051 1.10 -0.4
Brian Boehringer, S (1) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.29 5 17 12 7 3 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0.125 0.62 1.4
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 6 5 2 3.00 37 146 81 48 10 23 11 15 5 0 39 1 0 0.234 1.02 1.7
S Sauerbeck faced 1 batter in the 8th 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
Roy Oswalt, L (10-6) 7 9 6 6 0 8 1 3.60 29 110 86 50 16 20 9 12 7 0 43 -0.266 0.74 -2.3
Pedro Borbon 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.50 3 13 8 6 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.017 0.21 0.5
Ricky Stone 0.2 2 1 1 2 1 0 2.20 6 25 15 6 5 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 -0.021 0.22 -1.3
Jim Mann 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.95 1 5 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.005 0.20 0.8
Team Totals 9 11 7 7 2 10 1 7.00 39 153 111 63 22 26 11 16 9 0 43 3 0 -0.265 0.61 -2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Fogg (2; B Ausmus, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Shulock, 1B - Mike Everitt, 2B - Chris Guccione, 3B - Doug Eddings.
Time of Game: 2:49.
Attendance: 27,042.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Abraham Nunez 2B 1 Julio Lugo SS
2 Jack Wilson SS 2 Craig Biggio 2B
3 Brian Giles LF 3 Lance Berkman CF
4 Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 Jeff Bagwell 1B
5 Rob Mackowiak RF 5 Daryle Ward LF
6 Kevin Young 1B 6 Richard Hidalgo RF
7 Chad Hermansen CF 7 Geoff Blum 3B
8 Keith Osik C 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Josh Fogg P 9 Roy Oswalt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 3-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR PIT B. Giles R. Oswalt 18% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Nunez Scores; Wilson Scores
t4 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R PIT J. Wilson R. Oswalt 17% 72% Triple (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Nunez Scores
b4 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Fogg -12% 41% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF); Blum to 3B
t5 2-1 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  R PIT J. Wilson R. Oswalt 11% 74% Single (Ground Ball); Fogg Scores; Nunez to 2B
b4 1-2 1 1-3 2,(1-1)  O HOU J. Lugo J. Fogg 10% 59% Ausmus Picked off 1B (P-1B)

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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 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Nunez R. Oswalt -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Wilson R. Oswalt -2% 46% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT B. Giles R. Oswalt -1% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Lugo J. Fogg 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Fogg 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman J. Fogg -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Fogg -2% 46% Single (Ground Ball); Berkman to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Ward J. Fogg 4% 50% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez R. Oswalt -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak R. Oswalt -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT K. Young R. Oswalt -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Fogg 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU G. Blum J. Fogg -3% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Fogg 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B; Blum to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Oswalt J. Fogg 3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  PIT C. Hermansen R. Oswalt 4% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF)
t3 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  OO PIT K. Osik R. Oswalt -8% 46% Line Drive Double Play: RF-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Fogg R. Oswalt -1% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Lugo J. Fogg 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Biggio J. Fogg -3% 44% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Fogg 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Fogg -2% 45% Walk; Biggio to 2B
b3 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Ward J. Fogg 5% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Nunez R. Oswalt 4% 54% Single to P (Bunt)
t4 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R PIT J. Wilson R. Oswalt 17% 72% Triple (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Nunez Scores
t4 1-0 0 --3 2,(0-1)  RO PIT B. Giles R. Oswalt -1% 71% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF Line); Wilson Scores
t4 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez R. Oswalt -1% 70% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT R. Mackowiak R. Oswalt 2% 71% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t4 2-0 2 -2- 10,(2-2)  O PIT K. Young R. Oswalt -3% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 6-7-8
b4 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU R. Hidalgo J. Fogg -7% 61% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b4 0-2 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R HOU G. Blum J. Fogg -9% 52% Single to RF (Line Drive); Hidalgo Scores
b4 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Fogg -12% 41% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF); Blum to 3B
b4 1-2 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Oswalt J. Fogg 8% 48% Bunt Popfly: P
b4 1-2 1 1-3 2,(1-1)  O HOU J. Lugo J. Fogg 10% 59% Ausmus Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b4 1-2 2 --3 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Lugo J. Fogg -2% 57% Walk
b4 1-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Fogg 7% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 7-8-9
t5 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT C. Hermansen R. Oswalt -2% 61% Flyball: RF
t5 2-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT K. Osik R. Oswalt -2% 59% Lineout: 3B
t5 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT J. Fogg R. Oswalt 1% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t5 2-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. Nunez R. Oswalt 3% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive); Fogg to 3B
t5 2-1 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  R PIT J. Wilson R. Oswalt 11% 74% Single (Ground Ball); Fogg Scores; Nunez to 2B
t5 3-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR PIT B. Giles R. Oswalt 18% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Nunez Scores; Wilson Scores
t5 6-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez R. Oswalt -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 3-4-5
b5 1-6 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Fogg 1% 94% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b5 1-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Fogg 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R HOU D. Ward J. Fogg -4% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b5 2-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R HOU R. Hidalgo J. Fogg -6% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b5 3-6 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Fogg 1% 86% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-3, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 5-6-7
t6 6-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Mackowiak R. Oswalt -1% 85% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
t6 6-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Young R. Oswalt -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT C. Hermansen R. Oswalt 1% 85% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t6 6-3 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT K. Osik R. Oswalt -2% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-6, Pirates' Mike Lincoln facing 8-9-1
Mike Lincoln replaces Josh Fogg pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Lincoln 3% 86% Flyball: RF
b6 3-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Oswalt M. Lincoln 2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-6 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU J. Lugo M. Lincoln 1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-3, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 9-1-2
t7 6-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT M. Lincoln R. Oswalt -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
t7 6-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Nunez R. Oswalt -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Wilson R. Oswalt -1% 87% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-6, Pirates' Mike Lincoln facing 2-3-4
b7 3-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Lincoln 3% 90% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman M. Lincoln -3% 87% Walk
b7 3-6 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  OO HOU J. Bagwell M. Lincoln 6% 93% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-3, Astros' Pedro Borbon facing 3-4-5
Pedro Borbon replaces Roy Oswalt pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Giles P. Borbon -1% 92% Popfly: SS
t8 6-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez P. Borbon -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t8 6-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT R. Mackowiak P. Borbon -0% 91% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-6, Pirates' Scott Sauerbeck facing 5-6-7
Scott Sauerbeck replaces Aramis Ramirez (3B) pitching and batting 4th
Mike Benjamin replaces Mike Lincoln (P) playing 3B batting 9th
Jose Vizcaino pinch hits for Daryle Ward (LF) batting 5th
b8 3-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Vizcaino S. Sauerbeck -5% 86% Walk
Brian Boehringer replaces Scott Sauerbeck pitching and batting 4th
b8 3-6 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO HOU R. Hidalgo B. Boehringer 10% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b8 3-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum B. Boehringer 1% 96% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-3, Astros' Ricky Stone facing 6-7-8
Ricky Stone replaces Geoff Blum (3B) pitching and batting 7th
Jose Vizcaino moves from PH to 3B
Orlando Merced replaces Pedro Borbon (P) playing LF batting 9th
t9 6-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT K. Young R. Stone 1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 6-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT C. Hermansen R. Stone -1% 96% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 6-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Osik R. Stone -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 6-3 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  PIT M. Benjamin R. Stone 0% 96% Walk; Hermansen to 2B
t9 6-3 2 12- 7,(3-2)  PIT A. Nunez R. Stone 0% 97% Walk; Hermansen to 3B; Benjamin to 2B
t9 6-3 2 123 5,(2-2)  R PIT J. Wilson R. Stone 2% 99% Single (Ground Ball); Hermansen Scores; Benjamin to 3B; Nunez to 2B
Jim Mann replaces Ricky Stone pitching and batting 7th
t9 7-3 2 123 5,(3-1)  O PIT B. Giles J. Mann -1% 98% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-7, Pirates' Brian Boehringer facing 8-9-1
Alan Zinter pinch hits for Brad Ausmus (C) batting 8th
b9 3-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU A. Zinter B. Boehringer 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU O. Merced B. Boehringer 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Gregg Zaun pinch hits for Julio Lugo (SS) batting 1st
b9 3-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU G. Zaun B. Boehringer 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 3.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • 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.

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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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