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2
4
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@BAL
7
1
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@BOS
4
2
 
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@CHW
5
6
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@DET
5
2
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@MIN
1
7
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7
8
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@ATL
5
9
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@HOU
4
7
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@MIL
3
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@NYM
10
13
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@PHI
7
3
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@SDP
7
2
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@SFG
3
4
CHC
@STL
4
3
Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 7:08PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 26,859, Time of Game: 2:50
Pirates
4
60-85
 Lost 5 
6th, 27 GB
at Astros
7
79-67
 Won 5 
3rd, 8½ GB
W: Brian Moehler (11-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   1  1  0   0  2  0    4  9  0
Astros          0  2  0   0  0  5   0  0  X    7  9  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nyjer Morgan LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .236 .303 .300 .603 15 10 0.094 0.93 0.145 -0.050 0.3 1 0 2B
Nate McLouth CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .279 .357 .504 .861 15 9 -0.009 0.74 0.047 -0.056 1.0 5 0 2B
Ryan Doumit C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .322 .360 .503 .863 8 6 -0.105 1.04 0.000 -0.105 -1.1 8 1
Adam LaRoche 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .269 .343 .478 .821 11 6 0.085 0.71 0.132 -0.046 1.6 3 0 HR,2B
Brandon Moss RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .256 .320 .457 .777 20 11 -0.081 0.79 0.000 -0.081 -0.8 3 0
   Tyler Yates P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Andy LaRoche 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .169 .262 .289 .551 13 10 -0.057 0.56 0.000 -0.057 -0.7 0 0
Luis Cruz 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .200 .250 .200 .450 12 8 -0.010 0.63 0.022 -0.032 0.1 2 0
   Chris Gomez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .284 .333 .347 .680 3 2 -0.010 0.39 0.000 -0.010 -0.2
Brian Bixler SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .162 .224 .202 .426 10 7 -0.005 0.73 0.036 -0.041 -0.5 2 3 GDP
   Doug Mientkiewicz PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .274 .370 .376 .746 1 1 0.009 0.29 0.009 0.000 0.2
Tom Gorzelanny P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .107 .167 .107 .274 3 2 -0.025 0.97 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 1
   T.J. Beam P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 3 -0.027 1.69 0.000 -0.027 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Denny Bautista P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Michaels PH-RF 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .225 .289 .364 .654 11 5 0.000 0.35 0.012 -0.013 0.1 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 9 4 1 2 36 .265 .286 .441 .727 128 80 -0.141 0.74 0.403 -0.543 -0.4 24 5
2B: N Morgan (7, off B Moehler); N McLouth (42, off W Wright); A LaRoche (28, off T Byrdak).
HR: A LaRoche (19, off B Moehler, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
SH: T Beam (1, off B Moehler).
TB: A LaRoche 6; N McLouth 3; L Cruz 2; N Morgan 2; D Mientkiewicz; B Bixler.
GIDP: B Bixler (1).
RBI: A LaRoche 2 (67); N McLouth (84); N Morgan (5).
2-out RBI: A LaRoche; N Morgan.
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
Darin Erstad LF 3 0 0 1 1 2 5 .289 .321 .372 .693 19 11 -0.042 1.36 0.074 -0.115 -1.0 2 0 CS,SF
Mark Loretta 2B 4 1 1 0 1 3 5 .278 .347 .388 .734 25 15 0.003 0.71 0.041 -0.038 0.2 4 7
Miguel Tejada SS 3 1 2 4 1 0 4 .287 .319 .425 .744 17 8 0.255 1.09 0.265 -0.010 3.8 1 2 HR,2B
Lance Berkman 1B 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .330 .433 .601 1.034 25 12 0.017 0.98 0.048 -0.031 -0.1 13 0 IW
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .273 .314 .467 .781 10 7 0.075 1.24 0.163 -0.088 0.5 0 0 HR
Jose Castillo 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .247 .294 .378 .672 13 8 0.016 0.70 0.052 -0.037 0.2 2 2
Reggie Abercrombie CF 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 .302 .326 .535 .861 11 10 0.197 0.80 0.198 -0.002 1.5 3 0 2B,SB
Humberto Quintero C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .229 .265 .306 .570 8 6 -0.121 0.95 0.000 -0.121 -1.5 2 2
Brian Moehler P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .024 .109 .048 .156 7 4 -0.046 0.81 0.000 -0.046 -0.5 0 1
   David Newhan PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .258 .305 .427 .732 5 1 0.007 2.26 0.007 0.000 0.2
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .174 .136 .310 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wesley Wright 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 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Saccomanno PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 3 2 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   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
Team Totals 31 7 9 7 6 8 38 .290 .395 .548 .943 143 84 0.358 0.99 0.848 -0.491 3.0 27 14
2B: M Tejada (34, off T Beam); R Abercrombie (4, off D Bautista).
HR: H Pence (22, off T Gorzelanny, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF-RF); M Tejada (13, off D Bautista, 6th inn, 3 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
SF: D Erstad (2, off D Bautista).
IBB: L Berkman (15, by T Beam).
TB: M Tejada 6; R Abercrombie 4; H Pence 4; J Castillo 2; M Loretta.
RBI: M Tejada 4 (62); H Pence 2 (75); D Erstad (29).
2-out RBI: M Tejada 4.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tejada-M Loretta-L Berkman.
Baserunning
SB: R Abercrombie (3, 2nd base off T Gorzelanny/R Doumit).
CS: D Erstad (3, 2nd base by T Beam/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
Tom Gorzelanny 2.1 3 2 2 2 2 1 6.66 12 46 27 16 4 7 4 4 1 0 43 -0.144 0.75 -1.4
T.J. Beam 2.1 2 0 0 2 2 0 4.03 10 39 22 16 4 2 2 4 0 0 2 0 0.114 1.09 1.5
Denny Bautista, L (4-4) 1.1 3 5 5 2 0 1 5.37 9 36 18 15 1 2 0 7 1 0 2 0 -0.339 1.93 -4.1
John Grabow 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.03 4 10 8 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.05 0.5
Tyler Yates 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.04 3 12 9 2 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.08 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 7 7 6 8 2 7.88 38 143 84 54 17 13 7 17 2 0 43 4 0 -0.360 0.99 -3.0

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
Brian Moehler, W (11-6) 6 5 2 2 0 0 1 4.16 23 82 49 32 3 14 15 8 3 0 54 0.103 0.94 1.0
Chris Sampson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.19 3 8 7 4 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.016 0.33 0.5
Wesley Wright 0.1 1 2 2 1 1 0 5.04 3 18 11 7 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.023 0.37 -1.2
Tim Byrdak 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.21 3 9 6 3 1 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 0.013 0.58 -0.3
Jose Valverde, S (42) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.49 4 11 7 5 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.032 0.43 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 1 2 1 4.00 36 128 80 51 5 24 18 15 5 0 54 1 1 0.141 0.74 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: T Beam (4; L Berkman).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - D.J. Reyburn, 1B - Chris Guccione, 2B - Chuck Meriwether, 3B - Bill Welke.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 26,859.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Nyjer Morgan LF 1 Darin Erstad LF
2 Nate McLouth CF 2 Mark Loretta 2B
3 Ryan Doumit C 3 Miguel Tejada SS
4 Adam LaRoche 1B 4 Lance Berkman 1B
5 Brandon Moss RF 5 Hunter Pence RF
6 Andy LaRoche 3B 6 Jose Castillo 3B
7 Luis Cruz 2B 7 Reggie Abercrombie CF
8 Brian Bixler SS 8 Humberto Quintero C
9 Tom Gorzelanny P 9 Brian Moehler P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 3-2 2 123 5,(2-2)  RRRR HOU M. Tejada D. Bautista 21% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Abercrombie Scores; Newhan Scores; Loretta Scores
b2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR HOU H. Pence T. Gorzelanny 16% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Berkman Scores
b6 2-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  HOU R. Abercrombie D. Bautista 15% 77% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Castillo to 3B
t5 1-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R PIT N. Morgan B. Moehler -14% 52% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Bixler Scores
t4 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler -11% 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)

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' Brian Moehler facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT N. Morgan B. Moehler 2% 52% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT N. McLouth B. Moehler -2% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT R. Doumit B. Moehler 3% 53% Lineout: 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Tom Gorzelanny facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU D. Erstad T. Gorzelanny -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU M. Loretta T. Gorzelanny -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Tejada T. Gorzelanny -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O PIT B. Moss B. Moehler 2% 52% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT L. Cruz B. Moehler -1% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT B. Bixler B. Moehler 2% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Tom Gorzelanny facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman T. Gorzelanny 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR HOU H. Pence T. Gorzelanny 16% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Berkman Scores
b2 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Castillo T. Gorzelanny -2% 74% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b2 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Abercrombie T. Gorzelanny 2% 75% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Weak 1B)
b2 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Quintero T. Gorzelanny 1% 76% Abercrombie Steals 2B
b2 2-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Quintero T. Gorzelanny -2% 74% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b2 2-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Moehler T. Gorzelanny -2% 72% Lineout: CF (Short CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Gorzelanny B. Moehler 2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT N. Morgan B. Moehler 2% 76% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT N. McLouth B. Moehler 1% 77% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Tom Gorzelanny facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Erstad T. Gorzelanny -2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Loretta T. Gorzelanny 2% 77% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b3 2-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Tejada T. Gorzelanny 2% 79% Walk; Loretta to 2B
T.J. Beam replaces Tom Gorzelanny pitching and batting 9th
b3 2-0 1 12- 8,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Beam -3% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU H. Pence T. Beam -3% 73% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Doumit B. Moehler 3% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler -11% 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t4 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT B. Moss B. Moehler 2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler 1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' T.J. Beam facing 6-7-8
b4 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Castillo T. Beam -2% 67% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b4 2-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU R. Abercrombie T. Beam 2% 69% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
b4 2-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Quintero T. Beam -3% 66% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b4 2-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Moehler T. Beam -2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 7-8-9
t5 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT L. Cruz B. Moehler 3% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT B. Bixler B. Moehler -4% 64% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t5 1-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O PIT T. Beam B. Moehler 3% 67% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Bixler to 2B
t5 1-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R PIT N. Morgan B. Moehler -14% 52% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Bixler Scores
t5 2-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT N. McLouth B. Moehler 5% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' T.J. Beam facing 1-2-3
b5 2-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU D. Erstad T. Beam 5% 61% Walk
b5 2-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Loretta T. Beam -8% 54% Erstad Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b5 2-2 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU M. Loretta T. Beam -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Tejada T. Beam 3% 55% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b5 2-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman T. Beam 1% 56% Intentional Walk
Denny Bautista replaces T.J. Beam pitching and batting 9th
b5 2-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Pence D. Bautista -6% 50% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 3-4-5
t6 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Doumit B. Moehler 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler 2% 56% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t6 2-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT B. Moss B. Moehler 2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Denny Bautista facing 6-7-8
b6 2-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Castillo D. Bautista 5% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b6 2-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  HOU R. Abercrombie D. Bautista 15% 77% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Castillo to 3B
b6 2-2 0 -23 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Quintero D. Bautista -7% 70% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
David Newhan pinch hits for Brian Moehler (P) batting 9th
b6 2-2 1 -23 5,(3-1)  HOU D. Newhan D. Bautista 1% 71% Walk
b6 2-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO HOU D. Erstad D. Bautista 3% 74% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Castillo Scores
b6 3-2 2 12- 4,(3-0)  HOU M. Loretta D. Bautista 2% 76% Walk; Abercrombie to 3B; Newhan to 2B
b6 3-2 2 123 5,(2-2)  RRRR HOU M. Tejada D. Bautista 21% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Abercrombie Scores; Newhan Scores; Loretta Scores
b6 7-2 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman D. Bautista -0% 97% Flyball: CF
5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 7.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 6-7-8
Chris Sampson replaces David Newhan (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Sampson 1% 98% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
t7 2-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT L. Cruz C. Sampson -1% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t7 2-7 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO PIT B. Bixler C. Sampson 2% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-2, Pirates' John Grabow facing 5-6-7
John Grabow replaces Denny Bautista pitching and batting 9th
b7 7-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Grabow -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 7-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Castillo J. Grabow 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 7-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Abercrombie J. Grabow -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 7-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Quintero J. Grabow -0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 7.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 9-1-2
Wesley Wright replaces Chris Sampson pitching and batting 9th
Jason Michaels pinch hits for John Grabow (P) batting 9th
t8 2-7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT J. Michaels W. Wright -1% 97% Walk
t8 2-7 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  O PIT N. Morgan W. Wright 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-7 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R PIT N. McLouth W. Wright -2% 96% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Michaels Scores
Tim Byrdak replaces Wesley Wright pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-7 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Doumit T. Byrdak 2% 98% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
t8 3-7 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R PIT A. LaRoche T. Byrdak -3% 95% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); McLouth Scores
t8 4-7 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT B. Moss T. Byrdak 2% 97% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-4, Pirates' Tyler Yates facing 9-1-2
Tyler Yates replaces Brandon Moss (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Jason Michaels moves from PH to RF
Mark Saccomanno pinch hits for Tim Byrdak (P) batting 9th
b8 7-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Saccomanno T. Yates -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b8 7-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Erstad T. Yates -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b8 7-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Loretta T. Yates -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 7.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-7, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 6-7-8
Jose Valverde replaces Mark Saccomanno (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche J. Valverde 2% 99% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
Chris Gomez pinch hits for Luis Cruz (2B) batting 7th
t9 4-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT C. Gomez J. Valverde 1% 100% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
Doug Mientkiewicz pinch hits for Brian Bixler (SS) batting 8th
t9 4-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT D. Mientkiewicz J. Valverde -1% 99% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t9 4-7 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Michaels J. Valverde -0% 99% Defensive Indifference; Mientkiewicz to 2B
t9 4-7 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Michaels J. Valverde 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 7.

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