Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Jul 3, 2008, Dodgers at Astros Box Score and Play by Play

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

Scores
Standings
KCR
@BAL
10
7
OAK
@CHW
3
2
BOS
@NYY
7
0
DET
@SEA
8
4
MIL
@ARI
5
6
PHI
@ATL
4
1
WSN
@CIN
3
5
FLA
@COL
5
6
 
(11)
LAD
@HOU
5
2
CHC
@SFG
3
8
NYM
@STL
11
1
Thursday, July 3, 2008, 1:08PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 35,696, Time of Game: 2:51
Dodgers
5
41-44
 Won 3 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Astros
2
40-46
 Lost 3 
5th, 11 GB
L: Brandon Backe (5-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Dodgers         3  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0    5  8  2
Astros          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  8  1

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Matt Kemp CF 4 0 1 0 1 3 5 .281 .333 .437 .771 23 13 -0.012 0.36 0.021 -0.033 0.2 0 0
Andre Ethier RF 3 1 1 1 2 1 5 .276 .341 .448 .789 19 9 0.031 0.42 0.080 -0.049 0.6 4 0 HR,CS
Russell Martin C 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .306 .402 .449 .851 14 9 -0.022 0.36 0.012 -0.034 -1.0 5 0
Jeff Kent 2B 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .266 .317 .432 .749 9 3 0.026 0.40 0.030 -0.004 0.4 1 1
   Angel Berroa SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .194 .254 .226 .480 8 4 0.002 0.26 0.009 -0.008 -0.1 2 4
James Loney 1B 3 2 2 2 1 0 4 .304 .363 .458 .821 13 6 0.225 0.79 0.225 0.000 3.2 11 0 HR,2B
Blake DeWitt 3B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .260 .323 .380 .703 17 9 0.110 0.85 0.146 -0.036 0.5 2 2
Delwyn Young LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .258 .324 .355 .678 22 16 -0.058 0.54 0.000 -0.058 -1.5 1 0
   Jason Repko LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Luis Maza SS-2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .225 .267 .282 .548 15 10 -0.040 0.40 0.000 -0.040 -1.0 1 5
Chad Billingsley P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .065 .121 .065 .186 8 6 -0.025 0.33 0.000 -0.025 -0.6 0 0
   Mark Sweeney PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .094 .181 .125 .306 5 3 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   Takashi Saito 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 35 5 8 5 5 9 40 .229 .325 .429 .754 153 88 0.234 0.47 0.523 -0.290 0.5 27 12
2B: J Loney (19, off B Backe).
HR: A Ethier (9, off B Backe, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); J Loney (7, off B Backe, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: J Loney 6; A Ethier 4; M Kemp; B DeWitt; A Berroa; J Kent; R Martin.
RBI: J Loney 2 (44); B DeWitt 2 (34); A Ethier (34).
2-out RBI: B DeWitt 2; J Loney.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Maza-J Kent-J Loney; L Maza-A Berroa-J Loney.
E: A Berroa (4); L Maza (3).
Baserunning
CS: A Ethier (2, 2nd base by B Backe/J Towles).

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 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .223 .280 .300 .580 6 6 -0.116 1.13 0.000 -0.116 -1.1 0 0
Mark Loretta 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .264 .329 .378 .708 13 10 -0.006 0.60 0.035 -0.041 -0.0 2 3
Lance Berkman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .353 .440 .676 1.117 11 8 -0.089 0.69 0.000 -0.089 -1.0 7 1 GDP
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .292 .335 .547 .882 12 10 0.010 0.73 0.055 -0.045 0.1 2 0 2B
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .285 .323 .444 .767 13 8 -0.079 0.89 0.032 -0.112 -0.8 1 3 GDP
Geoff Blum 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .224 .248 .357 .605 18 11 0.042 0.90 0.078 -0.036 0.4 1 2
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .265 .306 .429 .735 9 7 -0.085 1.18 0.017 -0.102 -0.9 4 0
J.R. Towles C 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .153 .271 .290 .561 12 9 0.072 0.96 0.146 -0.074 1.0 9 1 2B
Brandon Backe P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .333 .407 .500 .907 10 4 0.010 0.90 0.017 -0.007 0.0 1 0
   Geoff Geary P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .350 .455 .805 5 3 -0.026 1.04 0.000 -0.026 -0.2
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 8 2 1 5 35 .235 .257 .294 .551 109 76 -0.267 0.89 0.380 -0.648 -2.5 27 10
2B: J Towles (5, off C Billingsley); C Lee (25, off C Billingsley).
TB: C Lee 3; M Loretta 2; J Towles 2; M Tejada; H Pence; G Blum.
GIDP: L Berkman (7); M Tejada (9).
RBI: J Towles 2 (16).
2-out RBI: J Towles 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: B Backe (1).

Los Angeles Dodgers

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
Chad Billingsley, W (8-7) 8 6 2 0 1 5 0 3.12 30 92 63 33 12 18 12 12 3 0 70 0.227 0.78 2.0
Takashi Saito, S (14) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.27 5 17 13 8 1 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 0.040 1.42 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 0 1 5 0 0.00 35 109 76 41 13 22 14 15 5 0 70 0 0 0.267 0.89 2.4

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
Brandon Backe, L (5-9) 6.2 7 5 5 2 8 2 5.22 29 100 62 34 13 15 7 12 4 0 46 -0.270 0.52 -1.9
Geoff Geary 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.84 6 32 18 13 1 4 3 2 2 0 1 0 0.029 0.43 0.8
Doug Brocail 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.02 2 9 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.12 -0.0
Tim Byrdak 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.67 3 12 5 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0.008 0.23 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 5 9 2 5.00 40 153 88 49 17 22 11 15 7 0 46 2 0 -0.233 0.47 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: B Backe (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Timmons, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Fieldin Culbreth, 3B - Jim Reynolds.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 35,696.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers         Houston Astros
1 Matt Kemp CF 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Andre Ethier RF 2 Mark Loretta 2B
3 Russell Martin C 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Jeff Kent 2B 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 James Loney 1B 5 Miguel Tejada SS
6 Blake DeWitt 3B 6 Geoff Blum 3B
7 Delwyn Young LF 7 Hunter Pence RF
8 Luis Maza SS 8 J.R. Towles C
9 Chad Billingsley P 9 Brandon Backe 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
t1 1-0 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR LAD B. DeWitt B. Backe 15% 75% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Kent Scores; Loney Scores
b5 0-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU J. Towles C. Billingsley -15% 74% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Blum Scores/unER; Pence Scores/unER
t1 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R LAD J. Loney B. Backe 11% 61% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Martin Scores; Kent to 3B
t6 4-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R LAD J. Loney B. Backe 8% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b9 2-5 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence T. Saito 7% 96% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O LAD M. Kemp B. Backe -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O LAD A. Ethier B. Backe -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  LAD R. Martin B. Backe 1% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  LAD J. Kent B. Backe 2% 49% Walk; Martin to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R LAD J. Loney B. Backe 11% 61% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Martin Scores; Kent to 3B
t1 1-0 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR LAD B. DeWitt B. Backe 15% 75% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Kent Scores; Loney Scores
t1 3-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O LAD D. Young B. Backe -1% 74% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Chad Billingsley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Billingsley 2% 76% Flyball: LF
b1 0-3 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU M. Loretta C. Billingsley 1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Billingsley 1% 78% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 8-9-1
t2 3-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O LAD L. Maza B. Backe -1% 77% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t2 3-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O LAD C. Billingsley B. Backe -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O LAD M. Kemp B. Backe -1% 75% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Chad Billingsley facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee C. Billingsley 2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Billingsley 1% 79% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum C. Billingsley 1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 2-3-4
t3 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R LAD A. Ethier B. Backe 6% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t3 4-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O LAD R. Martin B. Backe -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 4-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  LAD J. Kent B. Backe 1% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t3 4-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  LAD J. Loney B. Backe 1% 88% Reached on E1 (throw) (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line); Kent to 2B
t3 4-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O LAD B. DeWitt B. Backe -1% 87% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Kent to 3B; Loney to 2B
t3 4-0 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O LAD D. Young B. Backe -2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Dodgers 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Dodgers' Chad Billingsley facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence C. Billingsley 2% 86% Flyball: RF
b3 0-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Towles C. Billingsley 1% 87% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b3 0-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Backe C. Billingsley 1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 4, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 8-9-1
t4 4-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O LAD L. Maza B. Backe -1% 87% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t4 4-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O LAD C. Billingsley B. Backe -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 4-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O LAD M. Kemp B. Backe -0% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Dodgers' Chad Billingsley facing 1-2-3
b4 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Billingsley 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 0-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Loretta C. Billingsley -2% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b4 0-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU L. Berkman C. Billingsley 4% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 4, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 2-3-4
t5 4-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  LAD A. Ethier B. Backe 1% 91% Walk
t5 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O LAD R. Martin B. Backe -2% 89% Ethier Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t5 4-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O LAD R. Martin B. Backe -1% 89% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t5 4-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O LAD J. Kent B. Backe -0% 88% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Dodgers' Chad Billingsley facing 4-5-6
Luis Maza moves from SS to 2B
Angel Berroa replaces Jeff Kent (2B) playing SS batting 4th
b5 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Lee C. Billingsley -3% 85% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
b5 0-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU M. Tejada C. Billingsley 6% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b5 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU G. Blum C. Billingsley -1% 91% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
b5 0-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence C. Billingsley -2% 89% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Blum to 2B
b5 0-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU J. Towles C. Billingsley -15% 74% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Blum Scores/unER; Pence Scores/unER
b5 2-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Backe C. Billingsley -2% 73% Walk
b5 2-4 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Billingsley 6% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Dodgers 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 5-6-7
t6 4-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R LAD J. Loney B. Backe 8% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t6 5-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O LAD B. DeWitt B. Backe -1% 86% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 5-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O LAD D. Young B. Backe -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O LAD L. Maza B. Backe -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Dodgers' Chad Billingsley facing 2-3-4
b6 2-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Loretta C. Billingsley 3% 87% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
b6 2-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Billingsley 2% 89% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b6 2-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Lee C. Billingsley -2% 87% Double to 3B (Line Drive to LF Line)
b6 2-5 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Billingsley 3% 90% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 9-1-2
t7 5-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O LAD C. Billingsley B. Backe -1% 89% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  LAD M. Kemp B. Backe 1% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t7 5-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  LAD A. Ethier B. Backe 1% 91% Wild Pitch; Kemp to 2B
t7 5-2 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O LAD A. Ethier B. Backe -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
Geoff Geary replaces Brandon Backe pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O LAD R. Martin G. Geary -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Dodgers' Chad Billingsley facing 6-7-8
b7 2-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU G. Blum C. Billingsley 3% 91% Popfly: 1B (Weak 1B)
b7 2-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence C. Billingsley 2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Towles C. Billingsley 1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Astros' Geoff Geary facing 4-5-6
t8 5-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  LAD A. Berroa G. Geary 1% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 5-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  LAD J. Loney G. Geary 1% 96% Walk; Berroa to 2B
t8 5-2 0 12- 7,(3-2)  O LAD B. DeWitt G. Geary -1% 94% Lineout: LF
t8 5-2 1 12- 7,(2-2)  O LAD D. Young G. Geary -1% 93% Lineout: LF
t8 5-2 2 12- 6,(1-2)  O LAD L. Maza G. Geary -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Dodgers' Chad Billingsley facing 9-1-2
Jason Repko replaces Delwyn Young playing LF batting 7th
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Geoff Geary (P) batting 9th
b8 2-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Erstad C. Billingsley 3% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 2-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Billingsley 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 2-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Loretta C. Billingsley -1% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b8 2-5 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Billingsley 2% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 9-1-2
Doug Brocail replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Mark Sweeney pinch hits for Chad Billingsley (P) batting 9th
t9 5-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O LAD M. Sweeney D. Brocail -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-2 1 --- 4,(3-0)  LAD M. Kemp D. Brocail 0% 97% Walk
Tim Byrdak replaces Doug Brocail pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  LAD A. Ethier T. Byrdak 0% 97% Walk; Kemp to 2B
t9 5-2 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O LAD R. Martin T. Byrdak -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Kemp to 3B
t9 5-2 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O LAD A. Berroa T. Byrdak -1% 96% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Dodgers' Takashi Saito facing 4-5-6
Takashi Saito replaces Mark Sweeney (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Lee T. Saito 2% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 2-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Tejada T. Saito -3% 95% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Tejada to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
b9 2-5 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  HOU G. Blum T. Saito -6% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive); Tejada to 3B
b9 2-5 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence T. Saito 7% 96% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b9 2-5 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Towles T. Saito -1% 95% Defensive Indifference; Blum to 2B
b9 2-5 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Towles T. Saito 5% 100% Lineout: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 2.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU200807030
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.