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TEX
@LAA
8
4
TOR
@BAL
1
2
 
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@CHW
12
6
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@DET
3
4
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@MIN
4
2
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@SEA
3
7
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@ARI
4
6
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@HOU
11
5
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@MIL
7
3
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@NYM
0
2
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@PHI
3
4
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@SDP
2
3
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@SFG
2
1
CIN
@STL
5
8
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 6:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 37,491, Time of Game: 2:57
Braves
11
72-89
 Won 1 
4th, 19 GB
at Astros
5
85-75
 Lost 1 
3rd, 12 GB
L: Brandon Backe (9-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          3  6  0   0  0  0   0  0  2   11 18  1
Astros          0  1  1   1  2  0   0  0  0    5  9  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Josh Anderson CF 5 2 3 3 0 1 5 .295 .340 .432 .772 15 10 0.201 0.36 0.205 -0.005 2.5 3 0 2·HR
Martin Prado 3B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .326 .383 .469 .852 18 11 0.035 0.29 0.045 -0.010 -0.0 1 4
Kelly Johnson 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .285 .348 .446 .793 19 11 -0.007 0.40 0.025 -0.032 0.3 2 2
Casey Kotchman 1B 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .273 .329 .411 .739 22 14 -0.021 0.43 0.013 -0.034 0.5 9 0
Jeff Francoeur RF 5 3 3 3 0 2 5 .240 .296 .361 .658 21 14 0.074 0.40 0.086 -0.011 2.7 2 0 2·2B
Brandon Jones LF 5 0 2 3 0 1 5 .267 .312 .397 .709 18 12 0.142 0.49 0.158 -0.015 1.0 4 0 2B,GDP
Clint Sammons C 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .148 .220 .204 .424 19 15 -0.030 0.23 0.002 -0.031 -0.9 5 1
Brent Lillibridge SS 5 0 2 2 0 1 5 .195 .235 .338 .572 16 10 -0.001 0.19 0.018 -0.019 1.5 1 4 3B,2B
James Parr P 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .250 .400 .375 .775 10 7 0.008 0.22 0.015 -0.007 -0.5 0 1
   Vladimir Nunez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Greg Norton PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .263 .374 .441 .815 5 3 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
   Manny Acosta P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jorge Julio P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chipper Jones PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .364 .469 .574 1.043 4 2 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.4
   Mike Gonzalez 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 44 11 18 11 1 10 45 .409 .422 .682 1.104 167 109 0.397 0.33 0.567 -0.168 6.6 27 12
2B: J Francoeur 2 (33, 1 off B Backe, 1 off J Cassel); B Jones (10, off B Backe); B Lillibridge (6, off D Borkowski).
3B: B Lillibridge (1, off G Geary).
HR: J Anderson 2 (3, 2 off B Backe, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF; 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: J Anderson 9; J Francoeur 5; B Lillibridge 5; B Jones 3; M Prado 2; K Johnson 2; C Kotchman 2; J Parr; C Sammons.
GIDP: B Jones (3).
RBI: J Anderson 3 (12); J Francoeur 3 (71); B Jones 3 (17); B Lillibridge 2 (8).
2-out RBI: B Jones 2; B Lillibridge 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Johnson-B Lillibridge-C Kotchman; B Lillibridge-K Johnson-C Kotchman.
E: B Lillibridge (5).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kazuo Matsui 2B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .296 .357 .430 .787 20 12 0.025 0.36 0.044 -0.019 0.1 1 1
Michael Bourn CF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .229 .288 .300 .588 20 14 -0.013 0.57 0.038 -0.051 0.5 1 0 2B
Miguel Tejada SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .284 .315 .416 .731 18 11 -0.025 0.54 0.041 -0.065 -0.7 3 3 2B,GDP
Lance Berkman 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .313 .421 .569 .990 18 11 -0.021 0.51 0.024 -0.046 0.4 7 0 SB
Geoff Blum 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .240 .287 .418 .705 15 10 0.013 0.41 0.040 -0.027 0.1 1 0
Hunter Pence RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .270 .319 .468 .787 16 10 0.008 0.47 0.039 -0.030 0.9 2 0 HR,HBP
Ty Wigginton LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .284 .349 .526 .875 11 6 -0.076 0.51 0.000 -0.076 -1.3 2 0 GDP
Humberto Quintero C 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .226 .270 .298 .567 16 11 -0.005 0.26 0.014 -0.019 0.2 10 0 2B
Brandon Backe P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .333 .447 .780 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jack Cassel P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .444 1 1 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 0 0
   Mark Saccomanno PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .250 .750 1.000 2 2 0.019 0.24 0.019 0.000 1.0 2B
   Dave Borkowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   David Newhan PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .252 .291 .398 .689 4 3 -0.012 0.46 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
   Fernando Nieve P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .276 .309 .363 .672 3 3 -0.011 0.36 0.000 -0.011 -0.2
   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
Team Totals 36 5 9 5 2 7 39 .250 .308 .444 .752 144 94 -0.102 0.44 0.259 -0.360 0.6 27 4
2B: H Quintero (6, off J Parr); M Saccomanno (1, off J Parr); M Bourn (10, off J Parr); M Tejada (38, off J Parr).
HR: H Pence (25, off J Parr, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: H Pence (4, by J Julio).
TB: H Pence 4; H Quintero 3; M Bourn 2; M Saccomanno 2; M Tejada 2; G Blum; L Berkman; K Matsui.
GIDP: T Wigginton (9); M Tejada (32).
RBI: M Saccomanno (2); H Pence (83); G Blum (53); L Berkman (106); M Tejada (66).
2-out RBI: M Saccomanno; L Berkman.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tejada-L Berkman.
Baserunning
SB: L Berkman (18, 2nd base off M Acosta/C Sammons).

Atlanta Braves

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
James Parr 4.1 8 5 4 2 0 1 4.84 23 86 54 39 3 12 6 15 4 0 27 -0.039 0.43 -3.0
Vladimir Nunez, W (1-2) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 5 17 13 8 1 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 0.078 0.60 1.0
Manny Acosta 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.57 4 19 12 3 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.033 0.48 0.5
Jorge Julio 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.60 4 7 5 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.027 0.57 0.5
Mike Gonzalez 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.28 3 15 10 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 5 4 2 7 1 4.00 39 144 94 57 13 24 12 17 5 0 27 1 0 0.102 0.44 -0.6

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 (9-14) 1.1 8 8 8 1 1 2 6.05 13 42 27 16 7 4 0 11 4 0 6 -0.381 0.74 -5.6
Jack Cassel 2.2 4 1 1 0 2 0 5.64 11 47 32 21 3 8 6 3 1 0 3 3 -0.045 0.15 -1.4
Dave Borkowski 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 7.50 9 29 18 13 4 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0.021 0.21 1.0
Fernando Nieve 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 8.44 3 16 11 4 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.011 0.14 0.5
Wesley Wright 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.01 3 12 8 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.10 0.5
Geoff Geary 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 2.53 6 21 13 9 0 4 1 5 1 0 0 0 -0.011 0.08 -1.5
Team Totals 9 18 11 11 1 10 2 11.00 45 167 109 65 22 22 11 23 6 0 6 3 3 -0.398 0.33 -6.6
Balks: None.
WP: M Acosta (5); B Backe (2).
HBP: J Julio (1; H Pence).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Hickox, 1B - CB Bucknor, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Ed Rapuano.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: 37,491.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Wind 3mph in from Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 1-0 2 -23 5,(2-2)  RR ATL B. Jones B. Backe 15% 76% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Prado Scores; Francoeur Scores
t2 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR ATL J. Anderson B. Backe 10% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Parr Scores
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R ATL J. Anderson B. Backe 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b8 5-9 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU T. Wigginton J. Julio 5% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t2 5-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  RRR ATL J. Francoeur J. Cassel 5% 98% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Prado Scores; Johnson Scores; Kotchman Scores; Francoeur to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R ATL J. Anderson B. Backe 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t1 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  ATL M. Prado B. Backe 3% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 1-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O ATL K. Johnson B. Backe -3% 60% Popfly: SS (Weak 3B)
t1 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O ATL C. Kotchman B. Backe -2% 58% Flyball: RF
t1 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  ATL J. Francoeur B. Backe 3% 61% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Prado to 3B
t1 1-0 2 -23 5,(2-2)  RR ATL B. Jones B. Backe 15% 76% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Prado Scores; Francoeur Scores
t1 3-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O ATL C. Sammons B. Backe -2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' James Parr facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU K. Matsui J. Parr -4% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b1 0-3 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Parr 3% 74% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b1 0-3 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Parr 3% 76% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Parr 2% 78% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 8-9-1
t2 3-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O ATL B. Lillibridge B. Backe -1% 77% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t2 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  ATL J. Parr B. Backe 1% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t2 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR ATL J. Anderson B. Backe 10% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Parr Scores
t2 5-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  ATL M. Prado B. Backe 1% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t2 5-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  ATL K. Johnson B. Backe 1% 90% Wild Pitch; Prado to 2B
t2 5-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  ATL K. Johnson B. Backe 2% 92% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Prado to 3B
t2 5-0 1 1-3 9,(3-2)  ATL C. Kotchman B. Backe 1% 93% Walk; Johnson to 2B
Jack Cassel replaces Brandon Backe pitching and batting 9th
t2 5-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  RRR ATL J. Francoeur J. Cassel 5% 98% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Prado Scores; Johnson Scores; Kotchman Scores; Francoeur to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
t2 8-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R ATL B. Jones J. Cassel 1% 98% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Francoeur Scores
t2 9-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  ATL C. Sammons J. Cassel 0% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Jones to 2B
t2 9-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O ATL B. Lillibridge J. Cassel -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t2 9-0 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O ATL J. Parr J. Cassel -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
6 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-9, Braves' James Parr facing 5-6-7
b2 0-9 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Parr 0% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b2 0-9 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R HOU H. Pence J. Parr -1% 97% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b2 1-9 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU T. Wigginton J. Parr 0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 1-9 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU H. Quintero J. Parr -0% 97% Walk
b2 1-9 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Cassel J. Parr 0% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 9-1, Astros' Jack Cassel facing 1-2-3
t3 9-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL J. Anderson J. Cassel -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 9-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL M. Prado J. Cassel -0% 97% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t3 9-1 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O ATL K. Johnson J. Cassel -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-9, Braves' James Parr facing 1-2-3
b3 1-9 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU K. Matsui J. Parr -1% 97% Walk
b3 1-9 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Bourn J. Parr -2% 95% Reached on E6/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Matsui to 2B
b3 1-9 0 12- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU M. Tejada J. Parr 3% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Matsui to 3B
b3 1-9 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R HOU L. Berkman J. Parr -1% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Matsui Scores/unER
b3 2-9 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU G. Blum J. Parr 1% 97% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 9-2, Astros' Jack Cassel facing 4-5-6
t4 9-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  ATL C. Kotchman J. Cassel 0% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t4 9-2 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  O ATL J. Francoeur J. Cassel -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t4 9-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO ATL B. Jones J. Cassel -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Braves' James Parr facing 6-7-8
b4 2-9 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Parr 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b4 2-9 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton J. Parr 0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 2-9 2 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU H. Quintero J. Parr -0% 97% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
Mark Saccomanno pinch hits for Jack Cassel (P) batting 9th
b4 2-9 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU M. Saccomanno J. Parr -2% 95% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Quintero Scores
b4 3-9 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Parr 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 9-3, Astros' Dave Borkowski facing 7-8-9
Dave Borkowski replaces Mark Saccomanno (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 9-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL C. Sammons D. Borkowski -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 9-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  ATL B. Lillibridge D. Borkowski 1% 97% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t5 9-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O ATL J. Parr D. Borkowski -0% 96% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 9-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  ATL J. Anderson D. Borkowski 0% 96% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Lillibridge to 3B
t5 9-3 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O ATL M. Prado D. Borkowski -1% 96% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-9, Braves' James Parr facing 2-3-4
b5 3-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Bourn J. Parr -2% 94% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b5 3-9 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  R HOU M. Tejada J. Parr -4% 90% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Bourn Scores
b5 4-9 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Parr 3% 92% Groundout: P-1B
b5 4-9 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU G. Blum J. Parr -4% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Tejada Scores
Vladimir Nunez replaces James Parr pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-9 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence V. Nunez 2% 91% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 5-9 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU T. Wigginton V. Nunez 2% 92% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 5.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 9-5, Astros' Dave Borkowski facing 3-4-5
t6 9-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  ATL K. Johnson D. Borkowski 1% 93% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t6 9-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O ATL C. Kotchman D. Borkowski -1% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t6 9-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O ATL J. Francoeur D. Borkowski -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t6 9-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O ATL B. Jones D. Borkowski -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-9, Braves' Vladimir Nunez facing 8-9-1
b6 5-9 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU H. Quintero V. Nunez 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
David Newhan pinch hits for Dave Borkowski (P) batting 9th
b6 5-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Newhan V. Nunez 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-9 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui V. Nunez 1% 94% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 5.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 9-5, Astros' Fernando Nieve facing 7-8-9
Fernando Nieve replaces David Newhan (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 9-5 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O ATL C. Sammons F. Nieve -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t7 9-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL B. Lillibridge F. Nieve -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
Greg Norton pinch hits for Vladimir Nunez (P) batting 9th
t7 9-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL G. Norton F. Nieve -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-9, Braves' Manny Acosta facing 2-3-4
Manny Acosta replaces Greg Norton (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-9 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn M. Acosta 2% 95% Strikeout Looking
b7 5-9 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Tejada M. Acosta 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 5-9 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman M. Acosta -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Berkman to 1B
b7 5-9 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU G. Blum M. Acosta -0% 95% Berkman Steals 2B
b7 5-9 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum M. Acosta 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 5.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 9-5, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 1-2-3
Wesley Wright replaces Fernando Nieve pitching and batting 9th
t8 9-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O ATL J. Anderson W. Wright -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
t8 9-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O ATL M. Prado W. Wright -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 9-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL K. Johnson W. Wright -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-9, Braves' Jorge Julio facing 6-7-8
Jorge Julio replaces Manny Acosta pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU H. Pence J. Julio -3% 93% Hit By Pitch
b8 5-9 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU T. Wigginton J. Julio 5% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b8 5-9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Quintero J. Julio -1% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Wesley Wright (P) batting 9th
b8 5-9 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Julio 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 9, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 9-5, Astros' Geoff Geary facing 4-5-6
Geoff Geary replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 9-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  ATL C. Kotchman G. Geary 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t9 9-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  ATL J. Francoeur G. Geary 0% 99% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Kotchman to 2B
t9 9-5 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O ATL B. Jones G. Geary -0% 99% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t9 9-5 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O ATL C. Sammons G. Geary -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t9 9-5 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR ATL B. Lillibridge G. Geary 1% 100% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Kotchman Scores; Francoeur Scores
Chipper Jones pinch hits for Jorge Julio (P) batting 9th
t9 11-5 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O ATL C. Jones G. Geary -0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 11, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-11, Braves' Mike Gonzalez facing 1-2-3
Mike Gonzalez replaces Chipper Jones (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 5-11 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui M. Gonzalez 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-11 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn M. Gonzalez 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b9 5-11 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada M. Gonzalez 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 11, Astros 5.

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