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(10)
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Sunday, September 14, 2008, 7:07PM
, Miller Park
Attendance: 23,441, Time of Game: 2:17
Cubs
5
89-58
 Won 3 
1st
at Astros
0
80-68
 Lost 1 
3rd, 9½ GB
W: Carlos Zambrano (14-5)
L: Randy Wolf (10-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  0  4   0  0  0   0  0  0    5  7  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  0  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .290 .906 13 9 0.048 0.69 0.100 -0.053 0.4 0 0 HR
Ryan Theriot SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .748 13 8 -0.070 0.74 0.000 -0.070 -1.2 1 5
Derrek Lee 1B 4 1 1 2 0 2 .292 .820 19 11 0.164 0.59 0.183 -0.019 1.3 11 2 2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 .279 .870 22 13 0.053 0.31 0.066 -0.013 0.6 0 0
Geovany Soto C 4 0 1 1 0 0 .288 .868 18 13 0.023 0.38 0.048 -0.026 0.4 10 0 2B
Mark DeRosa RF-2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .283 .854 14 7 -0.016 0.27 0.002 -0.018 -0.4 2 0
Reed Johnson CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .302 .786 18 13 -0.024 0.32 0.000 -0.024 -0.6 0 0
   Felix Pie CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .595 2 2 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Ronny Cedeno 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 .286 .720 7 6 0.026 0.40 0.034 -0.009 -0.1 0 4
   Kosuke Fukudome PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .740 4 2 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 0
Carlos Zambrano P 3 1 1 0 0 2 .354 .937 11 9 0.046 0.54 0.052 -0.006 0.3 3 1
Team Totals 34 5 7 5 1 6 .206 .582 141 93 0.250 0.45 0.485 -0.238 0.5 27 12
2B: G Soto (34, off R Wolf); D Lee (37, off R Wolf).
HR: A Soriano (28, off R Wolf; 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
TB: A Soriano 5; D Lee 2; G Soto 2; A Ramirez; C Zambrano; R Cedeno.
RBI: D Lee 2 (84); G Soto (81); A Ramirez (104); A Soriano (71).
2-out RBI: D Lee 2; G Soto; A Ramirez.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Cedeno-R Theriot-D Lee.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darin Erstad LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .282 .675 22 12 -0.042 0.41 0.000 -0.042 -0.7 3 0
Michael Bourn CF 2 0 0 0 1 1 .221 .578 15 8 -0.011 0.47 0.016 -0.027 -0.1 1 0
Miguel Tejada SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .740 8 7 -0.047 0.46 0.000 -0.047 -0.8 1 1 GDP
Lance Berkman 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .326 1.023 16 11 -0.041 0.54 0.000 -0.041 -0.6 5 0
Geoff Blum 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .233 .697 8 7 -0.034 0.45 0.000 -0.034 -0.6 0 1
Hunter Pence RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .777 15 9 -0.009 0.28 0.007 -0.016 -0.1 8 0 HBP
David Newhan 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .709 10 7 -0.027 0.33 0.000 -0.027 -0.6 1 3
Humberto Quintero C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .224 .559 5 5 -0.026 0.35 0.000 -0.026 -0.6 7 0
Randy Wolf P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .338 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Fernando Nieve P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 3 2 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.1 0 0
   Dave Borkowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Saccomanno PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 1.667 4 3 -0.007 0.30 0.000 -0.007 -0.2
   Jack Cassel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Castillo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .669 4 2 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
Team Totals 26 0 0 0 1 10 .000 .071 110 73 -0.251 0.39 0.023 -0.274 -4.5 27 5
HBP: H Pence (3, by C Zambrano).
GIDP: M Tejada (29).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
E: M Tejada (10).

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
Carlos Zambrano, W (14-5) 9 0 0 0 1 10 0 3.41 28 110 73 37 12 24 12 4 1 0 96 0.252 0.39 4.5
Team Totals 9 0 0 0 1 10 0 0.00 28 110 73 37 12 24 12 4 1 0 96 0.252 0.39 4.5

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, L (10-12) 2.2 6 5 4 1 2 1 4.58 15 60 39 25 6 8 3 9 3 0 29 -0.304 0.90 -4.0
Fernando Nieve 2.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 7.36 7 36 24 12 8 4 0 4 0 0 2 0 0.036 0.20 1.4
Dave Borkowski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.20 3 12 8 6 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.009 0.11 0.5
Jack Cassel 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.88 10 33 22 14 1 7 4 5 2 0 0 0 0.011 0.05 1.5
Team Totals 9 7 5 4 1 6 1 4.00 35 141 93 57 15 21 7 21 5 0 29 2 0 -0.248 0.45 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: C Zambrano (6; H Pence).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - Jim Joyce, 2B - Jeff Nelson, 3B - Mike Estabrook.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 1mph in unknown direction, In Dome.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  RR CHC D. Lee R. Wolf 18% 79% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Cedeno Scores; Zambrano Scores
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHC A. Soriano R. Wolf 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t3 3-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R CHC A. Ramirez R. Wolf 7% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Lee Scores; Ramirez to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw)
t3 1-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHC C. Zambrano R. Wolf 5% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Cedeno to 2B
t3 1-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Soriano R. Wolf -5% 65% Popfly: 2B

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' Randy Wolf facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHC A. Soriano R. Wolf 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t1 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Theriot R. Wolf -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC D. Lee R. Wolf -1% 57% Strikeout Swinging
t1 1-0 2 --- 9,(3-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez R. Wolf -1% 56% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU D. Erstad C. Zambrano 2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Zambrano 2% 60% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Zambrano 1% 61% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC G. Soto R. Wolf -2% 59% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. DeRosa R. Wolf -1% 57% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Johnson R. Wolf -1% 56% Popfly: P (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano 3% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum C. Zambrano 2% 60% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b2 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence C. Zambrano 1% 61% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC R. Cedeno R. Wolf 3% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t3 1-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHC C. Zambrano R. Wolf 5% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Cedeno to 2B
t3 1-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Soriano R. Wolf -5% 65% Popfly: 2B
t3 1-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  O CHC R. Theriot R. Wolf -4% 61% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t3 1-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  RR CHC D. Lee R. Wolf 18% 79% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Cedeno Scores; Zambrano Scores
t3 3-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R CHC A. Ramirez R. Wolf 7% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Lee Scores; Ramirez to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw)
t3 4-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHC G. Soto R. Wolf 5% 91% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Ramirez Scores/unER
t3 5-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  CHC M. DeRosa R. Wolf 0% 91% Walk
Fernando Nieve replaces Randy Wolf pitching and batting 9th
t3 5-0 2 12- 11,(3-2)  O CHC R. Johnson F. Nieve -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 7-8-9
b3 0-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Newhan C. Zambrano 1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Quintero C. Zambrano 1% 92% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b3 0-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU F. Nieve C. Zambrano 1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Fernando Nieve facing 8-9-1
t4 5-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Cedeno F. Nieve -1% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t4 5-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano F. Nieve -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t4 5-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC A. Soriano F. Nieve -0% 91% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
b4 0-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU D. Erstad C. Zambrano 1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Bourn C. Zambrano -2% 91% Walk
b4 0-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU M. Tejada C. Zambrano 3% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Fernando Nieve facing 2-3-4
t5 5-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Theriot F. Nieve -0% 94% Flyball: RF
t5 5-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee F. Nieve -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t5 5-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez F. Nieve -0% 93% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 4-5-6
b5 0-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano 1% 94% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 0-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU G. Blum C. Zambrano 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU H. Pence C. Zambrano -1% 94% Hit By Pitch
b5 0-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Newhan C. Zambrano 1% 96% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Dave Borkowski facing 5-6-7
Dave Borkowski replaces Fernando Nieve pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC G. Soto D. Borkowski -0% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 5-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. DeRosa D. Borkowski -0% 95% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t6 5-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Johnson D. Borkowski -0% 95% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 8-9-1
b6 0-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Quintero C. Zambrano 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
Mark Saccomanno pinch hits for Dave Borkowski (P) batting 9th
b6 0-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Saccomanno C. Zambrano 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Erstad C. Zambrano 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Jack Cassel facing 8-9-1
Jack Cassel replaces Mark Saccomanno (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Cedeno J. Cassel -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 5-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano J. Cassel -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC A. Soriano J. Cassel 0% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t7 5-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Cassel -0% 96% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 2-3-4
Felix Pie replaces Reed Johnson playing CF batting 7th
b7 0-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Zambrano 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Zambrano 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 0-5 2 --- 8,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano 0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Jack Cassel facing 3-4-5
t8 5-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC D. Lee J. Cassel -0% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t8 5-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Cassel -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto J. Cassel -0% 98% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 5-6-7
b8 0-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU G. Blum C. Zambrano 1% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b8 0-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence C. Zambrano 0% 99% Foul Popfly: P (Behind Home)
b8 0-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Newhan C. Zambrano 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Jack Cassel facing 6-7-8
t9 5-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. DeRosa J. Cassel -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 5-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC F. Pie J. Cassel -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
Kosuke Fukudome pinch hits for Ronny Cedeno (2B) batting 8th
t9 5-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC K. Fukudome J. Cassel -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 8-9-1
Mark DeRosa moves from RF to 2B
Kosuke Fukudome moves from PH to RF
b9 0-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Quintero C. Zambrano 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Jose Castillo pinch hits for Jack Cassel (P) batting 9th
b9 0-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Castillo C. Zambrano 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b9 0-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Erstad C. Zambrano 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 0.

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