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Scores
Standings
NYY
@LAA
7
1
CLE
@BAL
6
1
TBR
@BOS
5
4
TOR
@CHW
3
1
TOR
@CHW
8
2
OAK
@DET
3
2
KCR
@MIN
2
7
TEX
@SEA
7
3
COL
@ATL
4
5
 
(10)
PIT
@HOU
3
9
CIN
@MIL
5
4
 
(11)
WSN
@NYM
8
10
FLA
@PHI
10
8
LAD
@SDP
6
2
ARI
@SFG
4
5
CHC
@STL
3
4
Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 30,034, Time of Game: 2:39
Pirates
3
60-84
 Lost 4 
6th, 26 GB
at Astros
9
78-67
 Won 4 
4th, 8½ GB
W: Randy Wolf (10-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         2  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    3  4  1
Astros          3  0  2   1  2  1   0  0  X    9 15  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nate McLouth CF 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .277 .357 .502 .858 11 6 -0.005 0.80 0.036 -0.041 -0.1 0 0
   Nyjer Morgan CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .305 .292 .598 4 3 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
Freddy Sanchez 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .292 .367 .659 6 4 -0.018 1.45 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 1
   Luis Rivas 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .220 .270 .315 .585 10 8 -0.025 0.34 0.000 -0.025 -0.5 1 3
Ryan Doumit C 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .325 .364 .508 .872 14 9 0.067 0.61 0.083 -0.016 0.6 8 0
   Ronny Paulino C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .282 .313 .595 1 1 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 2 0
Adam LaRoche 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .267 .342 .469 .810 12 10 0.102 0.51 0.126 -0.025 0.9 8 4 2B
Jason Michaels LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .226 .288 .366 .653 19 12 -0.063 0.44 0.000 -0.063 -1.1 0 0
Steve Pearce RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .246 .316 .377 .693 16 11 -0.032 0.48 0.005 -0.037 0.5 0 0 HR
Andy LaRoche 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .173 .268 .296 .564 5 3 -0.044 0.58 0.000 -0.044 -0.6 0 2
Brian Bixler SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .156 .221 .198 .419 13 12 -0.029 0.38 0.000 -0.029 -0.4 3 3
Ross Ohlendorf P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 3 -0.011 0.42 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 0 1
   Robinzon Diaz PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .300 .300 .300 .600 5 3 0.009 0.24 0.009 0.000 0.1
   Jason Davis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jesse Chavez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Craig Hansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Chris Gomez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .335 .349 .684 3 2 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   Matt Capps 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 4 3 1 4 32 .129 .156 .258 .414 124 87 -0.056 0.49 0.259 -0.316 -1.4 24 15
2B: A LaRoche (27, off R Wolf).
HR: S Pearce (1, off R Wolf, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: S Pearce 4; A LaRoche 2; R Doumit; R Diaz.
RBI: R Doumit (55); A LaRoche (65); S Pearce (11).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: R Paulino (2).

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 1 0 0 0 5 .222 .285 .294 .579 18 11 -0.035 0.42 0.014 -0.049 -0.9 2 0 SB
Darin Erstad LF 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .292 .323 .376 .699 13 9 0.110 0.42 0.111 -0.001 1.2 1 0 2B
Miguel Tejada SS 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .285 .316 .417 .733 15 8 0.075 0.74 0.088 -0.012 0.9 0 3
   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
   Mark Saccomanno PH-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000 2 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.3 2 0
Lance Berkman 1B 4 3 3 4 0 1 4 .331 .433 .603 1.036 15 11 0.359 0.99 0.360 -0.002 3.9 9 0 HR,2B
   Reggie Abercrombie PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .256 .286 .487 .773 5 4 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.3
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Geoff Blum 3B 4 1 2 1 1 1 5 .236 .278 .426 .704 17 10 0.009 0.45 0.047 -0.039 1.2 2 3 3B,CS
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .273 .314 .463 .777 13 9 -0.049 0.48 0.007 -0.056 -0.2 7 0 2B
David Newhan 2B 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .258 .298 .427 .725 11 9 -0.001 0.68 0.020 -0.021 -0.3 0 1
Humberto Quintero C 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .236 .272 .314 .586 5 3 0.013 0.27 0.024 -0.011 0.2 4 0 HBP
Randy Wolf P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .130 .190 .148 .338 15 9 -0.034 0.48 0.000 -0.034 -0.8 0 1
   Edwin Maysonet PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 2 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 2
Team Totals 38 9 15 9 1 7 41 .395 .425 .605 1.030 132 87 0.447 0.49 0.671 -0.225 5.0 27 10
2B: L Berkman (45, off R Ohlendorf); D Erstad (16, off R Ohlendorf); H Pence (32, off J Chavez).
3B: G Blum (1, off J Davis).
HR: L Berkman (28, off R Ohlendorf, 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: H Quintero (4, by J Davis).
TB: L Berkman 7; G Blum 4; D Erstad 4; M Tejada 3; H Pence 2; D Newhan; M Bourn; H Quintero.
RBI: L Berkman 4 (100); D Newhan 2 (11); G Blum (50); H Pence (73); D Erstad (28).
2-out RBI: D Erstad; H Pence.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
E: H Quintero (1).
Baserunning
SB: M Bourn (38, 2nd base off R Ohlendorf/R Doumit).
CS: G Blum (2, Home by R Ohlendorf/R Doumit).

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
Ross Ohlendorf, L (1-2) 4 9 6 6 1 3 1 6.84 21 72 45 27 6 12 5 12 7 0 22 -0.401 0.82 -4.0
Jason Davis 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 5.90 7 21 12 12 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 -0.041 0.20 -1.5
Jesse Chavez 1 3 1 1 0 2 0 8.44 6 23 17 9 5 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.005 0.05 -0.5
Craig Hansen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.49 3 6 5 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Matt Capps 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.30 4 12 10 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 8 15 9 9 1 7 1 10.12 41 134 89 55 15 18 13 18 11 0 22 0 0 -0.446 0.49 -5.0

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
Randy Wolf, W (10-11) 7 4 3 3 1 4 1 4.45 26 106 73 45 10 18 10 11 2 0 60 0.047 0.59 0.5
Geoff Geary 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.44 3 10 8 6 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.07 0.5
Tim Byrdak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.26 3 8 6 5 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 9 4 3 3 1 4 1 3.00 32 124 87 56 10 21 12 15 3 0 60 0 0 0.055 0.49 1.4
Balks: R Ohlendorf (1).
WP: R Ohlendorf (7).
HBP: J Davis (2; H Quintero).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Welke, 1B - D.J. Reyburn, 2B - Chris Guccione, 3B - Tim Welke.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 30,034.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Nate McLouth CF 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Freddy Sanchez 2B 2 Darin Erstad LF
3 Ryan Doumit C 3 Miguel Tejada SS
4 Adam LaRoche 1B 4 Lance Berkman 1B
5 Jason Michaels LF 5 Geoff Blum 3B
6 Steve Pearce RF 6 Hunter Pence RF
7 Andy LaRoche 3B 7 David Newhan 2B
8 Brian Bixler SS 8 Humberto Quintero C
9 Ross Ohlendorf P 9 Randy Wolf P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-2 1 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR HOU L. Berkman R. Ohlendorf 24% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Erstad Scores; Tejada Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  R PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf -13% 27% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Doumit Scores; LaRoche to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b3 3-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  R HOU L. Berkman R. Ohlendorf 11% 86% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Erstad Scores; Tejada to 3B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  R PIT R. Doumit R. Wolf -8% 40% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); McLouth Scores
b4 5-2 2 --3 5,(3-1)  R HOU D. Erstad R. Ohlendorf 5% 91% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Bourn Scores

Play By Play

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' Randy Wolf facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT N. McLouth R. Wolf -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez R. Wolf 2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); McLouth to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  R PIT R. Doumit R. Wolf -8% 40% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); McLouth Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  R PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf -13% 27% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Doumit Scores; LaRoche to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t1 2-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Michaels R. Wolf 5% 32% Strikeout Swinging
t1 2-0 2 --3 8,(1-2)  O PIT S. Pearce R. Wolf 3% 35% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Ross Ohlendorf facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Ohlendorf -2% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU D. Erstad R. Ohlendorf 3% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b1 0-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU M. Tejada R. Ohlendorf 4% 39% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Erstad to 2B
b1 0-2 1 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR HOU L. Berkman R. Ohlendorf 24% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Erstad Scores; Tejada Scores
b1 3-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU G. Blum R. Ohlendorf -1% 62% Lineout: SS (Weak 3B)
b1 3-2 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence R. Ohlendorf -1% 61% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 7-8-9
t2 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf 2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT B. Bixler R. Wolf 2% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Ohlendorf R. Wolf 1% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Ross Ohlendorf facing 7-8-9
Luis Rivas replaces Freddy Sanchez playing 2B batting 2nd
b2 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Newhan R. Ohlendorf -2% 64% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b2 3-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU H. Quintero R. Ohlendorf 2% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b2 3-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Wolf R. Ohlendorf -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b2 3-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Ohlendorf -2% 61% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 1-2-3
t3 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT N. McLouth R. Wolf 3% 64% Lineout: 1B
t3 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT L. Rivas R. Wolf 2% 66% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t3 2-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT R. Doumit R. Wolf 1% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Ross Ohlendorf facing 2-3-4
b3 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU D. Erstad R. Ohlendorf 3% 70% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b3 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Tejada R. Ohlendorf 5% 75% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Erstad to 2B
b3 3-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  R HOU L. Berkman R. Ohlendorf 11% 86% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Erstad Scores; Tejada to 3B
b3 4-2 0 -23 5,(3-1)  HOU G. Blum R. Ohlendorf 1% 87% Walk
b3 4-2 0 123 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence R. Ohlendorf -4% 83% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm (Weak 3B); Berkman to 3B; Blum to 2B
b3 4-2 1 123 3,(1-1)  RO HOU D. Newhan R. Ohlendorf 1% 84% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Berkman Scores; Blum to 3B
b3 5-2 2 1-3 2,(0-2)  O HOU H. Quintero R. Ohlendorf -2% 82% Blum Caught Stealing Hm (P-1B-SS-C)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 5.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 4-5-6
t4 2-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf 2% 84% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t4 2-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Michaels R. Wolf 1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 2-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT S. Pearce R. Wolf 1% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' Ross Ohlendorf facing 8-9-1
b4 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Quintero R. Ohlendorf -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 5-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU R. Wolf R. Ohlendorf -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
b4 5-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Bourn R. Ohlendorf 1% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b4 5-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU D. Erstad R. Ohlendorf 1% 86% Bourn Steals 2B
b4 5-2 2 -2- 4,(3-1)  HOU D. Erstad R. Ohlendorf 0% 86% Balk; Bourn to 3B
b4 5-2 2 --3 5,(3-1)  R HOU D. Erstad R. Ohlendorf 5% 91% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Bourn Scores
b4 6-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Tejada R. Ohlendorf 0% 91% Wild Pitch; Erstad to 3B
b4 6-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Ohlendorf -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 7-8-9
t5 2-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 2-6 1 --- 7,(1-2)  O PIT B. Bixler R. Wolf 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
Robinzon Diaz pinch hits for Ross Ohlendorf (P) batting 9th
t5 2-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT R. Diaz R. Wolf -1% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 2-6 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT N. McLouth R. Wolf 1% 93% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Pirates' Jason Davis facing 4-5-6
Jason Davis replaces Robinzon Diaz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 6-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU L. Berkman J. Davis 1% 94% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b5 6-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  R HOU G. Blum J. Davis 3% 98% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Berkman Scores
b5 7-2 0 --3 3,(2-0)  O HOU H. Pence J. Davis -1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 7-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU D. Newhan J. Davis 1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive); Blum Scores
b5 8-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Quintero J. Davis 0% 98% Hit By Pitch; Newhan to 2B
b5 8-2 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Wolf J. Davis -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P; Newhan to 3B; Quintero to 2B
b5 8-2 2 -23 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Davis -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 8.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-8, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 2-3-4
t6 2-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT L. Rivas R. Wolf 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Doumit R. Wolf 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t6 2-8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf 0% 99% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-2, Pirates' Jesse Chavez facing 2-3-4
Jesse Chavez replaces Jason Davis pitching and batting 9th
b6 8-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Chavez -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
b6 8-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU M. Tejada J. Chavez 0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b6 8-2 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Chavez -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b6 8-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU G. Blum J. Chavez 0% 99% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Tejada to 2B
b6 8-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R HOU H. Pence J. Chavez 1% 99% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Tejada Scores; Blum to 3B
b6 9-2 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O HOU D. Newhan J. Chavez -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 9.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-9, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 5-6-7
t7 2-9 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Michaels R. Wolf 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 2-9 1 --- 3,(2-0)  R PIT S. Pearce R. Wolf -1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 3-9 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t7 3-9 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT B. Bixler R. Wolf 0% 99% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-3, Pirates' Craig Hansen facing 8-9-1
Craig Hansen replaces Jesse Chavez pitching and batting 9th
Ronny Paulino replaces Ryan Doumit playing C batting 3rd
Nyjer Morgan replaces Nate McLouth playing CF batting 1st
b7 9-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Quintero C. Hansen -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Edwin Maysonet pinch hits for Randy Wolf (P) batting 9th
b7 9-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU E. Maysonet C. Hansen -0% 99% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
b7 9-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Hansen -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 9.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-9, Astros' Geoff Geary facing 9-1-2
Geoff Geary replaces Miguel Tejada (SS) pitching and batting 3rd
Edwin Maysonet moves from PH to SS
Chris Gomez pinch hits for Craig Hansen (P) batting 9th
t8 3-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT C. Gomez G. Geary 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t8 3-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. Morgan G. Geary 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 3-9 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT L. Rivas G. Geary 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-3, Pirates' Matt Capps facing 2-3-4
Matt Capps replaces Chris Gomez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 9-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Erstad M. Capps -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
Mark Saccomanno pinch hits for Geoff Geary (P) batting 3rd
b8 9-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Saccomanno M. Capps 0% 100% Reached on Interference on C
Reggie Abercrombie pinch hits for Lance Berkman (1B) batting 4th
b8 9-3 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU R. Abercrombie M. Capps -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 9-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum M. Capps -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 9.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-9, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 3-4-5
Tim Byrdak replaces Reggie Abercrombie (PH) pitching and batting 4th
Mark Saccomanno moves from PH to 1B
t9 3-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Paulino T. Byrdak 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 3-9 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche T. Byrdak 0% 100% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t9 3-9 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Michaels T. Byrdak 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 9.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU200809090
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