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Standings
TOR
@BAL
10
4
BOS
@CHW
10
7
SEA
@DET
10
11
 
(11)
TEX
@KCR
5
3
CLE
@MIN
1
8
ANA
@NYY
6
1
OAK
@TBD
5
0
CIN
@ARI
1
2
MON
@COL
2
5
CHC
@HOU
3
4
ATL
@LAD
4
7
PHI
@MIL
8
6
FLA
@SDP
8
2
NYM
@SFG
11
9
 
(12)
PIT
@STL
6
10
Saturday, August 21, 2004, 6:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 42,451, Time of Game: 2:54
Cubs
3
66-56
 Lost 1 
2nd, 14½ GB
at Astros
4
61-61
 Won 1 
3rd, 19½ GB
W: Brad Lidge (4-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  2    3  8  1
Astros          0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    4  7  0
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Corey Patterson CF 5 1 3 0 0 2 5 .284 .337 .471 .807 15 13 0.102 0.83 0.129 -0.027 0.8 3 1 2B,2·SB
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .301 .343 .423 .766 17 9 -0.107 1.29 0.014 -0.120 -0.9 3 4
Derrek Lee 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .294 .361 .548 .909 17 8 -0.063 1.20 0.027 -0.090 -0.7 5 1
Moises Alou LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .272 .333 .513 .846 15 7 0.085 1.43 0.144 -0.059 0.7 1 0
Sammy Sosa RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .254 .334 .542 .876 16 12 -0.220 1.84 0.000 -0.220 -1.4 5 0 GDP
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .315 .363 .566 .929 14 7 0.172 1.34 0.189 -0.017 0.7 1 1
   Jose Macias PR-3B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .281 .378 .659 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Michael Barrett C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .293 .340 .494 .835 20 10 0.366 2.06 0.510 -0.144 0.6 7 1 3B,GDP
Ramon Martinez SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .247 .312 .349 .661 17 10 -0.033 1.21 0.035 -0.068 -0.8 0 0 SF
Mark Prior P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .150 .190 .150 .340 7 6 -0.045 0.89 0.000 -0.045 -0.4 0 0
   Tom Goodwin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .210 .270 .309 .578 4 3 -0.038 1.48 0.000 -0.038 -0.2
   Mike Remlinger 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 Walker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .279 .361 .493 .854 4 3 -0.013 0.53 0.000 -0.013 -0.2
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 8 3 4 7 37 .250 .324 .344 .668 146 88 0.206 1.31 1.048 -0.841 -1.7 25 8
2B: C Patterson (25, off B Backe).
3B: M Barrett (5, off B Lidge).
SF: R Martinez (4, off B Lidge).
TB: M Barrett 4; C Patterson 4; A Ramirez 2; M Alou.
GIDP: S Sosa (5); M Barrett (9).
RBI: M Alou (72); R Martinez (26); M Barrett (53).
2-out RBI: M Alou.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Ramirez-M Grudzielanek-D Lee; C Patterson-M Grudzielanek-A Ramirez.
E: J Macias (1).
Outfield Assists: C Patterson (J Bagwell at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: C Patterson 2 (23, 2nd base off B Backe/B Ausmus, 2nd base off D Miceli/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 LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .282 .347 .463 .810 9 7 -0.088 0.81 0.000 -0.088 -1.2 0 0
   Jason Lane LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .225 .315 .396 .711 3 1 0.165 5.54 0.165 0.000 1.0 1 0
Carlos Beltran CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .267 .360 .541 .901 20 10 -0.009 0.64 0.036 -0.045 -0.1 6 0 SB
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .255 .369 .440 .809 11 9 -0.017 0.56 0.028 -0.044 -0.2 7 0 2B
Lance Berkman RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .304 .457 .538 .995 22 12 -0.066 0.72 0.012 -0.078 -0.8 1 0
Jeff Kent 2B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .285 .336 .479 .815 14 8 0.155 1.51 0.181 -0.025 0.6 4 2
   Eric Bruntlett PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .371 .500 .871 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Morgan Ensberg 3B 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .270 .327 .395 .722 14 10 0.287 2.17 0.386 -0.099 -0.4 1 1 SH,GDP
Jose Vizcaino SS 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .276 .318 .368 .687 12 6 0.186 1.75 0.219 -0.033 0.8 0 5 IW
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .244 .299 .322 .621 20 10 -0.045 1.16 0.047 -0.092 -0.2 7 0
Brandon Backe P 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 4 3 0.158 1.88 0.170 -0.012 1.5 0 0 SH
   Orlando Palmeiro PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .333 .346 .679 3 2 -0.008 0.33 0.000 -0.008 -0.2
   Dan Miceli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Lamb PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .292 .360 .506 .866 4 0 -0.011 4.05 0.000 -0.011 0.2 IW
Team Totals 29 4 7 4 6 7 37 .241 .371 .276 .647 136 78 0.707 1.37 1.244 -0.535 0.9 27 8
2B: J Bagwell (22, off M Prior).
SH: B Backe (1, off M Prior); M Ensberg (5, off L Hawkins).
IBB: J Vizcaino (2, by M Prior); M Lamb (3, by L Hawkins).
TB: J Bagwell 2; J Kent 2; J Vizcaino; J Lane; B Backe; B Ausmus.
GIDP: M Ensberg (12).
RBI: B Backe 2 (2); J Lane (13); J Vizcaino (21).
2-out RBI: B Backe 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Vizcaino-J Kent-J Bagwell; M Ensberg-J Kent-J Bagwell.
Baserunning
SB: C Beltran (30, 2nd base off M Prior/M Barrett).

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
Mark Prior 7 4 2 2 5 6 0 4.73 28 104 61 34 15 12 5 12 5 0 62 0.053 0.86 1.7
Mike Remlinger 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.04 3 11 7 3 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.033 0.42 0.5
LaTroy Hawkins, BS (5), L (2-4) 0.1 3 2 1 1 0 0 2.71 6 21 10 8 1 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 -0.792 3.89 -3.1
Team Totals 8.1 7 4 3 6 7 0 3.24 37 136 78 45 16 17 8 16 7 0 62 0 0 -0.706 1.37 -0.9

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
Brandon Backe 7 4 0 0 3 4 0 4.03 26 99 56 32 9 15 8 11 2 0 70 0.413 0.98 3.7
Dan Miceli, H (19) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.03 4 18 12 8 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.006 1.45 0.1
Brad Lidge, BS (3), W (4-5) 1.1 3 2 2 0 3 0 2.13 7 29 20 8 5 7 1 3 2 0 2 1 -0.626 2.50 -2.0
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 7 0 3.00 37 146 88 48 16 24 11 15 4 0 70 2 1 -0.207 1.31 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: L Hawkins (5; M Lamb); M Prior (2; J Vizcaino).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Runge, 1B - Bill Hohn, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Mark Carlson.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 42,451.
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
t9 1-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  R CHC M. Barrett B. Lidge -50% 22% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Macias Scores
b9 2-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Ensberg L. Hawkins 39% 73% Reached on E5 (throw)/Sacrifice Bunt; Bruntlett to 3B; Ensberg to 2B
b9 2-3 0 -23 4,(2-1)  R HOU J. Vizcaino L. Hawkins 21% 94% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Bruntlett Scores; Ensberg to 3B
b2 0-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR HOU B. Backe M. Prior 17% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Kent Scores; Vizcaino Scores; Ausmus to 3B
b9 3-3 1 123 3,(2-0)  R HOU J. Lane L. Hawkins 16% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Ensberg Scores/unER; Vizcaino to 3B; Lamb to 2B

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' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC C. Patterson B. Backe -4% 46% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek B. Backe 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHC D. Lee B. Backe -2% 48% Patterson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee B. Backe 3% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Alou B. Backe 3% 55% Fielder's Choice 3B unassisted; Patterson out at 3B/3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Prior -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Beltran M. Prior -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior -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' Brandon Backe facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Sosa B. Backe 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez B. Backe 2% 54% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Barrett B. Backe -1% 53% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Martinez B. Backe 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Prior -2% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Kent M. Prior 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Ensberg M. Prior -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kent to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Vizcaino M. Prior 1% 54% Intentional Walk
b2 0-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Prior 3% 58% Walk; Kent to 3B; Vizcaino to 2B
b2 0-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR HOU B. Backe M. Prior 17% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Kent Scores; Vizcaino Scores; Ausmus to 3B
b2 2-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Prior -4% 71% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Prior B. Backe 3% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Patterson B. Backe 2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Grudzielanek B. Backe -1% 74% Walk
t3 0-2 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHC D. Lee B. Backe 2% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Beltran M. Prior 2% 79% Walk
b3 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior -2% 76% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b3 2-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  HOU L. Berkman M. Prior 1% 78% Beltran Steals 2B
b3 2-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman M. Prior 1% 79% Walk
b3 2-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Kent M. Prior -3% 76% Flyball: RF; Beltran to 3B
b3 2-0 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg M. Prior -4% 73% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 4-5-6
t4 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Alou B. Backe 3% 75% Flyball: CF
t4 0-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa B. Backe 2% 77% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Ramirez B. Backe -1% 76% Walk
t4 0-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Barrett B. Backe 3% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 7-8-9
b4 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Vizcaino M. Prior -2% 77% Lineout: 2B
b4 2-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Prior 2% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Backe M. Prior -1% 77% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Ausmus to 2B
b4 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Prior -2% 75% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 8-9-1
t5 0-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC R. Martinez B. Backe 3% 78% Flyball: CF
t5 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Prior B. Backe 2% 80% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC C. Patterson B. Backe -3% 77% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t5 0-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek B. Backe 4% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 2-3-4
b5 2-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU C. Beltran M. Prior -2% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior 3% 82% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b5 2-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  OO HOU L. Berkman M. Prior -5% 78% Fly Ball Double Play: CF (Deep CF); Bagwell out at 3B/CF-2B-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 3-4-5
t6 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee B. Backe 3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Alou B. Backe -4% 77% Walk
t6 0-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO CHC S. Sosa B. Backe 7% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 5-6-7
b6 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Kent M. Prior 2% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b6 2-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO HOU M. Ensberg M. Prior -4% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b6 2-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino M. Prior -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 6-7-8
t7 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC A. Ramirez B. Backe -6% 75% Single to SS (Pop Fly to LF-CF)
t7 0-2 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  OO CHC M. Barrett B. Backe 12% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t7 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Martinez B. Backe 1% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 8-9-1
b7 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Prior -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hits for Brandon Backe (P) batting 9th
b7 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU O. Palmeiro M. Prior -1% 87% Lineout: LF
b7 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Prior -1% 86% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Dan Miceli facing 9-1-2
Dan Miceli replaces Orlando Palmeiro (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jason Lane replaces Craig Biggio playing LF batting 1st
Tom Goodwin pinch hits for Mark Prior (P) batting 9th
t8 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Goodwin D. Miceli 4% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC C. Patterson D. Miceli -5% 85% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t8 0-2 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek D. Miceli 5% 90% Popfly: 2B
t8 0-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC D. Lee D. Miceli -1% 89% Patterson Steals 2B
t8 0-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Lee D. Miceli -3% 87% Walk
Brad Lidge replaces Dan Miceli pitching and batting 9th
t8 0-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R CHC M. Alou B. Lidge -11% 76% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Patterson Scores; Lee to 2B
t8 1-2 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Sosa B. Lidge 11% 87% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Mike Remlinger facing 2-3-4
Mike Remlinger replaces Tom Goodwin (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Beltran M. Remlinger -1% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Remlinger -1% 84% Flyball: RF
b8 2-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Remlinger -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 6-7-8
t9 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC A. Ramirez B. Lidge -12% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Jose Macias pinch runs for Aramis Ramirez (3B) batting 6th
t9 1-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  R CHC M. Barrett B. Lidge -50% 22% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Macias Scores
t9 2-2 0 --3 6,(2-2)  RO CHC R. Martinez B. Lidge -3% 19% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Barrett Scores
Todd Walker pinch hits for Mike Remlinger (P) batting 9th
t9 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Walker B. Lidge 1% 20% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-2 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC C. Patterson B. Lidge 1% 21% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' LaTroy Hawkins facing 5-6-7
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Todd Walker (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jose Macias moves from PR to 3B
b9 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Kent L. Hawkins 13% 34% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Eric Bruntlett pinch runs for Jeff Kent (2B) batting 5th
b9 2-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Ensberg L. Hawkins 39% 73% Reached on E5 (throw)/Sacrifice Bunt; Bruntlett to 3B; Ensberg to 2B
b9 2-3 0 -23 4,(2-1)  R HOU J. Vizcaino L. Hawkins 21% 94% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Bruntlett Scores; Ensberg to 3B
b9 3-3 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Ausmus L. Hawkins -1% 93% Defensive Indifference; Vizcaino to 2B
b9 3-3 0 -23 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus L. Hawkins -8% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
Mike Lamb pinch hits for Brad Lidge (P) batting 9th
b9 3-3 1 -23 4,(3-0)  HOU M. Lamb L. Hawkins -1% 84% Intentional Walk
b9 3-3 1 123 3,(2-0)  R HOU J. Lane L. Hawkins 16% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Ensberg Scores/unER; Vizcaino to 3B; Lamb to 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.

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  • 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.

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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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