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Standings
CLE
@LAA
4
3
DET
@BOS
0
5
NYY
@KCR
2
5
SEA
@TBR
6
5
BAL
@TEX
8
1
OAK
@TOR
9
8
LAD
@ARI
5
10
ATL
@COL
3
4
STL
@HOU
5
3
CIN
@MIL
2
3
 
(10)
PHI
@NYM
5
2
SDP
@SFG
2
3
 
(11)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 7:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 30,184, Time of Game: 2:40
Cardinals
5
6-2
 Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
at Astros
3
3-6
 Lost 1 
6th, 4 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  1  1   0  0  1   0  2  0    5  6  0
Astros          0  0  3   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  7  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .050 .208 .150 .358 12 9 0.004 0.86 0.091 -0.087 0.2 2 0 3B
Chris Duncan LF 2 2 1 1 1 0 4 .222 .429 .222 .651 14 7 0.086 1.11 0.109 -0.022 0.3 3 0 SF
Albert Pujols 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .320 .485 .400 .885 15 10 -0.011 1.44 0.067 -0.078 -0.2 8 1
Rick Ankiel CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .300 .364 .667 1.030 18 12 -0.073 1.95 0.097 -0.170 -0.3 4 0
Troy Glaus 3B 3 0 1 2 1 1 4 .250 .333 .393 .726 14 9 0.314 2.36 0.423 -0.108 1.4 1 2 2B
Adam Kennedy 2B 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .313 .421 .313 .734 19 8 0.172 1.65 0.216 -0.043 1.2 0 2 IW
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Isringhausen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jason LaRue C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 10 5 -0.065 1.51 0.063 -0.128 -0.5 8 0 GDP
Brad Thompson P 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 4 2 0.012 2.70 0.012 0.000 0.0 0 0 SH
   Brian Barton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .417 .462 .667 1.128 1 1 -0.032 1.27 0.000 -0.032 -0.2
   Anthony Reyes P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 3 -0.028 1.15 0.000 -0.028 -0.2 0 0
   Aaron Miles 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .308 .308 .615 2 1 -0.007 0.29 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 0 0
Cesar Izturis SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .174 .367 .217 .584 17 12 -0.102 0.94 0.000 -0.102 -1.0 1 3
Team Totals 29 5 6 5 6 5 37 .207 .333 .310 .644 132 79 0.270 1.46 1.078 -0.805 0.5 27 8
2B: T Glaus (4, off G Geary).
3B: S Schumaker (1, off S Chacon).
SF: C Duncan (1, off S Chacon).
SH: B Thompson (1, off S Chacon).
IBB: A Kennedy (1, by G Geary).
TB: S Schumaker 3; T Glaus 2; R Ankiel; A Pujols; C Duncan; A Kennedy.
GIDP: J LaRue (1).
RBI: T Glaus 2 (5); B Thompson (2); A Kennedy (2); C Duncan (1).
2-out RBI: T Glaus 2; A Kennedy.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .212 .297 .273 .570 20 15 -0.118 0.95 0.000 -0.118 -1.0 5 0
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .179 .179 .282 .462 14 10 -0.003 0.74 0.053 -0.055 -0.3 3 0 3B
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .241 .313 .586 .899 13 7 -0.080 1.09 0.025 -0.105 -0.5 8 1 2B
Carlos Lee LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .278 .297 .611 .908 18 9 -0.070 1.15 0.014 -0.083 -0.5 3 0
Miguel Tejada SS 3 1 1 2 0 1 4 .273 .306 .606 .912 16 12 0.310 1.15 0.349 -0.039 2.7 0 2 2B,HBP
Geoff Blum 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .353 .353 .588 .941 22 16 -0.019 0.91 0.046 -0.065 -0.2 0 0 2B
Mark Loretta 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .286 .240 .526 10 8 -0.075 1.11 0.022 -0.097 -0.5 1 6
J.R. Towles C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .238 .385 .571 .956 19 10 0.004 1.29 0.067 -0.063 0.4 6 1
Shawn Chacon P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 6 4 -0.113 2.30 0.000 -0.113 -1.1 0 1
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Cruz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .400 .143 .543 4 2 -0.038 1.51 0.000 -0.038 -0.2
   Geoff Geary P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Oscar Villarreal P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .300 .300 .400 .700 3 3 -0.029 1.18 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
Team Totals 34 3 7 2 2 8 37 .206 .270 .353 .623 145 96 -0.231 1.13 0.576 -0.805 -1.4 27 11
2B: L Berkman (4, off B Thompson); M Tejada (3, off B Thompson); G Blum (1, off R Franklin).
3B: H Pence (1, off A Reyes).
HBP: M Tejada (1, by B Thompson).
TB: G Blum 3; H Pence 3; L Berkman 2; M Tejada 2; J Towles; M Loretta.
RBI: M Tejada 2 (8).
2-out RBI: M Tejada 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tejada-M Loretta-L Berkman.

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Brad Thompson 4 5 3 3 2 5 0 2.53 20 87 55 31 8 16 5 7 2 0 43 -0.157 1.10 -1.0
Anthony Reyes, W (1-0) 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 10 38 26 17 3 6 3 6 1 0 0 0 0.209 1.10 1.5
Ryan Franklin, H (4) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 4 9 7 5 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.088 1.32 0.5
Jason Isringhausen, S (4) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 11 8 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.090 1.18 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 2 8 0 3.00 37 145 96 54 15 27 9 17 3 0 43 0 0 0.230 1.13 1.4

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
Shawn Chacon 6 4 3 3 4 2 0 3.75 24 87 52 33 4 15 5 13 2 0 50 -0.035 1.47 -0.0
Wesley Wright 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.40 3 11 7 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.087 1.16 0.5
Geoff Geary, L (0-1) 1 2 2 2 2 1 0 5.40 7 24 13 10 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 -0.340 2.09 -1.5
Oscar Villarreal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 3 11 7 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.017 0.22 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 5 5 6 5 0 5.00 37 133 79 50 9 20 11 15 2 0 50 0 0 -0.271 1.46 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: B Thompson (1).
HBP: B Thompson (1; M Tejada).
IBB: G Geary (1; A Kennedy).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - CB Bucknor, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Ed Rapuano, 3B - Ed Hickox.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 30,184.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 13mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Skip Schumaker RF 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Chris Duncan LF 2 Hunter Pence RF
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Rick Ankiel CF 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Troy Glaus 3B 5 Miguel Tejada SS
6 Adam Kennedy 2B 6 Geoff Blum 3B
7 Jason LaRue C 7 Mark Loretta 2B
8 Brad Thompson P 8 J.R. Towles C
9 Cesar Izturis SS 9 Shawn Chacon P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 3-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR STL T. Glaus G. Geary 38% 86% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Duncan Scores; Pujols Scores
b3 0-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RR HOU M. Tejada B. Thompson -23% 46% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Berkman Scores; Lee Scores; Tejada to 3B/Adv on throw
t6 2-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  R STL A. Kennedy S. Chacon 17% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive); Duncan Scores; Ankiel to 3B
b3 2-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU G. Blum B. Thompson -9% 36% Wild Pitch; Tejada Scores
t3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL S. Schumaker S. Chacon 9% 71% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL S. Schumaker S. Chacon -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL C. Duncan S. Chacon -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL A. Pujols S. Chacon -1% 45% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Bourn B. Thompson 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU H. Pence B. Thompson 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Berkman B. Thompson 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL R. Ankiel S. Chacon 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Glaus S. Chacon -4% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  STL A. Kennedy S. Chacon 4% 54% Walk; Ankiel to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- 4,(3-0)  STL J. LaRue S. Chacon 6% 60% Walk; Ankiel to 3B; Kennedy to 2B
t2 0-0 1 123 4,(2-1)  RO STL B. Thompson S. Chacon 1% 62% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Ankiel Scores; Kennedy to 3B; LaRue to 2B
t2 1-0 2 -23 6,(1-2)  O STL C. Izturis S. Chacon -5% 56% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee B. Thompson 3% 59% Lineout: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- 8,(2-2)  HOU M. Tejada B. Thompson -3% 56% Hit By Pitch
b2 0-1 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum B. Thompson 3% 59% Flyball: LF (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Loretta B. Thompson -2% 57% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Deep 2B); Tejada to 2B
b2 0-1 2 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Towles B. Thompson -3% 53% Walk; Tejada to 3B; Loretta to 2B
b2 0-1 2 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Chacon B. Thompson 8% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL S. Schumaker S. Chacon 9% 71% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t3 1-0 0 --3 1,(0-0)  RO STL C. Duncan S. Chacon -1% 70% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Schumaker Scores
t3 2-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL A. Pujols S. Chacon -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 2-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Ankiel S. Chacon -1% 68% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn B. Thompson 3% 71% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b3 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence B. Thompson 2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU L. Berkman B. Thompson -2% 70% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b3 0-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Lee B. Thompson -1% 68% Walk
b3 0-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RR HOU M. Tejada B. Thompson -23% 46% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Berkman Scores; Lee Scores; Tejada to 3B/Adv on throw
b3 2-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU G. Blum B. Thompson -9% 36% Wild Pitch; Tejada Scores
b3 3-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU G. Blum B. Thompson -1% 35% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b3 3-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Loretta B. Thompson 2% 37% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 5-6-7
t4 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL T. Glaus S. Chacon 5% 42% Walk
t4 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Kennedy S. Chacon -4% 38% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 2-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO STL J. LaRue S. Chacon -7% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 8-9-1
b4 3-2 0 --- 9,(3-2)  HOU J. Towles B. Thompson -3% 28% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b4 3-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU S. Chacon B. Thompson 3% 31% Bunt Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Short 1B Line)
b4 3-2 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn B. Thompson 3% 34% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence B. Thompson 2% 36% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 8-9-1
Brian Barton pinch hits for Brad Thompson (P) batting 8th
t5 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Barton S. Chacon -3% 33% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t5 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Izturis S. Chacon -2% 30% Flyball: LF
t5 2-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL S. Schumaker S. Chacon -1% 29% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Anthony Reyes facing 3-4-5
Anthony Reyes replaces Brian Barton (PH) pitching and batting 8th
b5 3-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  O HOU L. Berkman A. Reyes 2% 31% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 3-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU C. Lee A. Reyes 2% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada A. Reyes 1% 34% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 2-3-4
t6 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL C. Duncan S. Chacon 6% 40% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 2-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols S. Chacon -6% 34% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Ankiel S. Chacon 6% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Duncan to 2B
t6 2-3 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Glaus S. Chacon -7% 33% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  R STL A. Kennedy S. Chacon 17% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive); Duncan Scores; Ankiel to 3B
t6 3-3 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O STL J. LaRue S. Chacon -8% 43% Baserunner Out Advancing; Ankiel out at Hm/C-2B-C; Kennedy to 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Anthony Reyes facing 6-7-8
b6 3-3 0 --- 9,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum A. Reyes 3% 46% Flyball: LF
b6 3-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Loretta A. Reyes 2% 48% Lineout: 3B
b6 3-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Towles A. Reyes 2% 50% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 7-8-9
Wesley Wright replaces Shawn Chacon pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. LaRue W. Wright -4% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL A. Reyes W. Wright -3% 43% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Izturis W. Wright -2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Anthony Reyes facing 9-1-2
Jose Cruz pinch hits for Wesley Wright (P) batting 9th
b7 3-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Cruz A. Reyes 4% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 3-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn A. Reyes 3% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 3-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU H. Pence A. Reyes -5% 43% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b7 3-3 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman A. Reyes 7% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Geoff Geary facing 1-2-3
Geoff Geary replaces Jose Cruz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL S. Schumaker G. Geary -5% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL C. Duncan G. Geary 5% 50% Walk
t8 3-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL A. Pujols G. Geary 7% 57% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Duncan to 2B
t8 3-3 1 12- 7,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel G. Geary -9% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR STL T. Glaus G. Geary 38% 86% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Duncan Scores; Pujols Scores
t8 5-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Kennedy G. Geary 0% 86% Intentional Walk
t8 5-3 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. LaRue G. Geary -2% 84% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 4-5-6
Ryan Franklin replaces Adam Kennedy (2B) pitching and batting 6th
Aaron Miles replaces Anthony Reyes (P) playing 2B batting 8th
b8 3-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Lee R. Franklin 4% 88% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b8 3-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Franklin 3% 91% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b8 3-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU G. Blum R. Franklin -4% 88% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b8 3-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Loretta R. Franklin 5% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Astros' Oscar Villarreal facing 8-9-1
Oscar Villarreal replaces Geoff Geary pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Miles O. Villarreal -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Izturis O. Villarreal -1% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 5-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL S. Schumaker O. Villarreal -0% 91% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Jason Isringhausen facing 8-9-1
Jason Isringhausen replaces Ryan Franklin pitching and batting 6th
b9 3-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Towles J. Isringhausen 5% 96% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Oscar Villarreal (P) batting 9th
b9 3-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Isringhausen 3% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Isringhausen 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 3.

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  • 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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