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KCR
@BOS
3
6
CLE
@CHW
2
7
SEA
@DET
4
9
TEX
@MIN
10
1
BAL
@NYY
0
8
TBR
@OAK
1
9
LAA
@TOR
4
3
NYM
@ATL
4
11
SFG
@COL
3
2
 
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ARI
@FLA
1
3
CHC
@HOU
3
5
CIN
@LAD
2
5
MIL
@PIT
4
1
STL
@SDP
11
3
PHI
@WSN
12
2
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 7:07PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 33,251, Time of Game: 2:36
Cubs
3
28-19
 Lost 2 
1st
at Astros
5
27-21
 Won 2 
3rd, 1½ GB
W: Shawn Chacon (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            3  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  5  0
Astros          0  0  4   0  1  0   0  0  X    5  9  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Theriot SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .324 .398 .405 .803 10 8 -0.067 0.63 0.007 -0.075 -0.6 1 2
Kosuke Fukudome RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .305 .409 .431 .840 13 8 -0.033 0.72 0.024 -0.057 -0.3 3 0
Derrek Lee 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .301 .364 .549 .914 10 6 0.103 0.97 0.171 -0.068 1.2 4 2 HR
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .285 .406 .513 .919 21 10 0.018 0.54 0.049 -0.031 -0.1 0 1
Micah Hoffpauir LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .400 .500 .800 1.300 16 12 0.025 1.22 0.103 -0.078 0.3 1 0 2·2B
Geovany Soto C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .314 .414 .601 1.016 14 9 -0.036 1.25 0.081 -0.117 0.2 10 0 2B
Jim Edmonds CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .171 .254 .219 .473 7 4 -0.081 1.03 0.000 -0.081 -0.7 2 0
Mark DeRosa 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .305 .403 .444 .847 14 8 -0.092 1.17 0.000 -0.092 -0.8 1 1
Sean Gallagher P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 8 5 -0.032 0.65 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 2 0
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Scott Eyre P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jon Lieber 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 Fontenot PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .365 .413 .778 6 4 -0.036 1.44 0.000 -0.036 -0.2
   Bob Howry 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 31 3 5 3 2 7 33 .161 .212 .355 .567 119 74 -0.231 0.92 0.435 -0.667 -1.4 24 6
2B: M Hoffpauir 2 (2, 2 off S Chacon); G Soto (15, off S Chacon).
HR: D Lee (11, off S Chacon, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF).
TB: M Hoffpauir 4; D Lee 4; G Soto 2; R Theriot.
RBI: D Lee 2 (32); G Soto (34).
2-out RBI: G Soto.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Theriot-M DeRosa-D Lee.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: R Theriot (1st base by S Chacon).

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 1 3 0 0 2 5 .208 .272 .298 .569 24 15 0.106 0.72 0.122 -0.016 0.9 1 0 3B,SB
Kazuo Matsui 2B 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .294 .393 .395 .788 19 9 0.116 1.00 0.153 -0.037 1.3 0 0 SB
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .340 .373 .518 .891 15 10 0.018 1.39 0.108 -0.091 -0.1 2 4
Lance Berkman 1B 3 1 0 0 0 3 4 .382 .463 .763 1.226 14 10 -0.098 1.31 0.040 -0.138 -1.0 7 0 SB,HBP
Carlos Lee LF 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .279 .318 .514 .832 14 10 0.169 1.32 0.252 -0.082 1.1 4 0 HR
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Geoff Blum 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .221 .250 .347 .597 14 10 0.084 0.74 0.121 -0.037 0.9 0 0
Hunter Pence RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .288 .339 .453 .792 16 8 -0.044 0.58 0.005 -0.048 -0.7 6 0 GDP
J.R. Towles C 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .150 .267 .310 .577 19 12 0.002 0.62 0.029 -0.027 -0.0 7 0
Shawn Chacon P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .250 .167 .417 13 11 -0.080 1.04 0.000 -0.080 -1.2 0 1
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .303 .324 .470 .793 4 3 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 9 5 4 10 37 .281 .378 .438 .816 152 98 0.269 0.94 0.830 -0.560 1.0 27 5
3B: M Bourn (2, off S Gallagher).
HR: C Lee (10, off S Gallagher, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: L Berkman (1, by S Gallagher).
TB: M Bourn 5; C Lee 4; G Blum 2; J Towles; M Tejada; K Matsui.
GIDP: H Pence (5).
RBI: C Lee 3 (35); M Tejada (35); G Blum (13).
2-out RBI: G Blum.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Baserunning
SB: M Bourn (20, 2nd base off S Gallagher/G Soto); L Berkman (9, 2nd base off S Gallagher/G Soto); K Matsui (11, 2nd base off S Eyre/G Soto).

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
Sean Gallagher, L (1-1) 4.2 8 5 5 1 4 1 5.68 24 96 66 36 10 20 8 10 1 0 31 -0.357 1.14 -2.8
Michael Wuertz 0.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.13 3 15 6 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.023 1.21 0.3
Scott Eyre 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 4 21 10 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.029 0.55 0.5
Jon Lieber 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.24 3 7 6 4 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.023 0.41 0.5
Bob Howry 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 5.70 3 13 10 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.014 0.17 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 4 10 1 5.62 37 152 98 49 21 28 10 12 1 0 31 1 0 -0.268 0.94 -1.0

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, W (1-0) 7 5 3 3 1 5 1 4.11 26 97 60 30 14 16 3 17 3 0 59 0.085 0.84 0.5
Doug Brocail, H (8) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.08 3 10 7 5 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.074 0.97 0.5
Jose Valverde, S (14) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.60 4 14 9 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.073 1.43 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 3 3 2 7 1 3.00 33 121 76 39 18 19 5 19 4 0 59 0 0 0.232 0.92 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: S Gallagher (2; L Berkman).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: S Chacon (2; R Theriot, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - Ed Hickox, 3B - CB Bucknor.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 33,251.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Ryan Theriot SS 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Kosuke Fukudome RF 2 Kazuo Matsui 2B
3 Derrek Lee 1B 3 Miguel Tejada SS
4 Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 Lance Berkman 1B
5 Micah Hoffpauir LF 5 Carlos Lee LF
6 Geovany Soto C 6 Geoff Blum 3B
7 Jim Edmonds CF 7 Hunter Pence RF
8 Mark DeRosa 2B 8 J.R. Towles C
9 Sean Gallagher P 9 Shawn Chacon P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-3 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  RRR HOU C. Lee S. Gallagher 25% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Matsui Scores; Tejada Scores
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR CHC D. Lee S. Chacon -17% 33% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Fukudome Scores
b5 4-3 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  R HOU G. Blum S. Gallagher 11% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Berkman Scores; Blum to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 0-3 0 1-3 4,(0-2)  R HOU M. Tejada S. Gallagher 11% 47% Single to P (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Bourn Scores; Matsui to 3B
t7 3-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Hoffpauir S. Chacon -9% 73% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)

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' Shawn Chacon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Theriot S. Chacon 2% 52% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC K. Fukudome S. Chacon -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR CHC D. Lee S. Chacon -17% 33% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Fukudome Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez S. Chacon 1% 34% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Hoffpauir S. Chacon -2% 32% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t1 2-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R CHC G. Soto S. Chacon -8% 24% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Hoffpauir Scores
t1 3-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Edmonds S. Chacon 2% 26% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Sean Gallagher facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU M. Bourn S. Gallagher 4% 30% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b1 0-3 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  HOU K. Matsui S. Gallagher 6% 35% Walk; Bourn to 2B
b1 0-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada S. Gallagher -5% 30% Flyball: CF
b1 0-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Gallagher -4% 26% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Lee S. Gallagher -4% 22% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 8-9-1
t2 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. DeRosa S. Chacon 1% 23% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Gallagher S. Chacon 1% 24% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t2 3-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC R. Theriot S. Chacon -1% 23% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 3-0 2 1-- 2,(0-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome S. Chacon 1% 25% Theriot Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Sean Gallagher facing 6-7-8
b2 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU G. Blum S. Gallagher -2% 22% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence S. Gallagher -1% 21% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Towles S. Gallagher 1% 22% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b2 0-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU S. Chacon S. Gallagher -2% 20% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 2-3-4
t3 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Fukudome S. Chacon 1% 21% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Lee S. Chacon 1% 22% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 3-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez S. Chacon 1% 23% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Sean Gallagher facing 1-2-3
b3 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn S. Gallagher 4% 27% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b3 0-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU K. Matsui S. Gallagher 2% 29% Bourn Steals 2B
b3 0-3 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  HOU K. Matsui S. Gallagher 8% 36% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Bourn to 3B
b3 0-3 0 1-3 4,(0-2)  R HOU M. Tejada S. Gallagher 11% 47% Single to P (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Bourn Scores; Matsui to 3B
b3 1-3 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Gallagher -7% 40% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-3 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  RRR HOU C. Lee S. Gallagher 25% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Matsui Scores; Tejada Scores
b3 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU G. Blum S. Gallagher -1% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 4-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence S. Gallagher -1% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 5-6-7
t4 3-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir S. Chacon 3% 66% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t4 3-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto S. Chacon 2% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Edmonds S. Chacon 1% 69% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' Sean Gallagher facing 8-9-1
b4 4-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Towles S. Gallagher -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b4 4-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU S. Chacon S. Gallagher -1% 65% Flyball: LF
b4 4-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Bourn S. Gallagher 3% 68% Triple to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 4-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O HOU K. Matsui S. Gallagher -4% 64% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 8-9-1
t5 3-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. DeRosa S. Chacon 3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC S. Gallagher S. Chacon 2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Theriot S. Chacon 1% 71% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' Sean Gallagher facing 3-4-5
b5 4-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU M. Tejada S. Gallagher -2% 69% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b5 4-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU L. Berkman S. Gallagher 2% 71% Hit By Pitch
b5 4-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Lee S. Gallagher 2% 73% Berkman Steals 2B
b5 4-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Lee S. Gallagher -3% 70% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b5 4-3 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  R HOU G. Blum S. Gallagher 11% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Berkman Scores; Blum to 2B/Adv on throw
Michael Wuertz replaces Sean Gallagher pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-3 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU H. Pence M. Wuertz 0% 81% Walk
b5 5-3 2 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Towles M. Wuertz 2% 83% Walk; Blum to 3B; Pence to 2B
b5 5-3 2 123 5,(1-2)  O HOU S. Chacon M. Wuertz -4% 78% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 2-3-4
t6 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome S. Chacon 3% 82% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t6 3-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC D. Lee S. Chacon 2% 84% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 3-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez S. Chacon 1% 85% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Scott Eyre facing 1-2-3
Scott Eyre replaces Michael Wuertz pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU M. Bourn S. Eyre -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU K. Matsui S. Eyre 1% 85% Walk
b6 5-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Tejada S. Eyre -2% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 5-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU L. Berkman S. Eyre 1% 84% Matsui Steals 2B
b6 5-3 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Eyre -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 5-6-7
t7 3-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Hoffpauir S. Chacon -9% 73% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t7 3-5 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CHC G. Soto S. Chacon 6% 80% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t7 3-5 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC J. Edmonds S. Chacon 5% 84% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Hoffpauir to 3B
t7 3-5 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. DeRosa S. Chacon 5% 89% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 5-6-7
Jon Lieber replaces Scott Eyre pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Lieber -1% 88% Flyball: RF
b7 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU G. Blum J. Lieber 1% 89% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b7 5-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU H. Pence J. Lieber -2% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 9-1-2
Doug Brocail replaces Shawn Chacon pitching and batting 9th
Mike Fontenot pinch hits for Jon Lieber (P) batting 9th
t8 3-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot D. Brocail 4% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 3-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Theriot D. Brocail 2% 93% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t8 3-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Fukudome D. Brocail 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Bob Howry facing 8-9-1
Bob Howry replaces Mike Fontenot (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Towles B. Howry -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Doug Brocail (P) batting 9th
b8 5-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Erstad B. Howry -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn B. Howry -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 3-4-5
Jose Valverde replaces Carlos Lee (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Darin Erstad moves from PH to LF
t9 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee J. Valverde 4% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Ramirez J. Valverde -5% 92% Walk
t9 3-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir J. Valverde 5% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC G. Soto J. Valverde 4% 100% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.

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  • 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.

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