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TBR
@CHW
3
4
SEA
@DET
2
1
LAA
@KCR
9
6
BAL
@NYY
4
6
MIN
@OAK
1
16
BOS
@TEX
1
3
CLE
@TOR
6
10
SFG
@ATL
2
4
ARI
@COL
3
4
STL
@HOU
3
4
CIN
@LAD
2
6
CHC
@PHI
10
5
MIL
@PIT
7
8
FLA
@SDP
5
0
NYM
@WSN
1
3
Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 7:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 37,619, Time of Game: 2:28
Cardinals
3
51-46
 Lost 3 
1st
at Astros
4
49-46
 Won 3 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Jose Valverde (1-2)
L: Ryan Franklin (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  1  0   2  0  0    3  8  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  2    4 12  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker 2B-LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .303 .362 .399 .761 12 10 -0.003 0.95 0.068 -0.071 -0.1 2 4 2B
Colby Rasmus CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .265 .315 .450 .765 8 7 -0.067 0.83 0.030 -0.097 -0.7 2 0
Albert Pujols 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .328 .450 .711 1.161 11 7 -0.099 0.89 0.000 -0.099 -0.9 10 0 GDP
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 .271 .337 .498 .835 17 12 0.041 1.14 0.097 -0.057 0.2 1 0
Rick Ankiel LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .218 .277 .359 .636 10 9 -0.164 1.25 0.017 -0.181 -1.3 2 0 CS,GDP
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mark DeRosa 3B 3 2 1 1 1 1 4 .263 .336 .464 .800 14 9 0.177 1.04 0.208 -0.031 1.0 1 0 HR
Yadier Molina C 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .288 .357 .385 .742 8 5 0.170 1.65 0.212 -0.042 0.9 6 1
Brendan Ryan SS 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 .278 .313 .370 .683 9 6 0.036 1.09 0.053 -0.018 0.1 2 5 SF
Chris Carpenter P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .107 .167 .107 .274 9 6 -0.060 0.72 0.000 -0.060 -0.6 0 1
   Joe Thurston 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .330 .341 .670 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 31 3 8 3 1 6 33 .258 .273 .387 .660 98 71 0.031 1.06 0.685 -0.656 -1.4 26 12
2B: S Schumaker (21, off R Oswalt).
HR: M DeRosa (16, off R Oswalt, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: B Ryan (2, off R Oswalt).
TB: M DeRosa 4; R Ludwick 2; S Schumaker 2; B Ryan; Y Molina; R Ankiel; C Rasmus.
GIDP: A Pujols (13); R Ankiel (4).
RBI: B Ryan (15); M DeRosa (53); Y Molina (33).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Ryan-S Schumaker-A Pujols.
Baserunning
CS: R Ankiel (3, 2nd base by J Valverde/I Rodriguez).

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 1 1 0 1 1 5 .285 .358 .402 .760 24 15 -0.132 1.95 0.124 -0.256 -0.6 3 0 SB
Kazuo Matsui 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 .253 .309 .335 .643 16 10 -0.065 3.09 0.203 -0.269 0.6 3 3 SH
Miguel Tejada SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .327 .356 .469 .825 17 12 0.243 3.02 0.475 -0.232 -0.1 2 7
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .307 .356 .489 .844 12 7 -0.134 2.04 0.042 -0.176 -1.2 2 0 GDP
Geoff Blum 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .275 .347 .381 .728 13 6 -0.132 1.25 0.000 -0.132 -0.8 1 1
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .294 .358 .467 .824 16 11 -0.120 1.20 0.000 -0.120 -0.7 0 0
Ivan Rodriguez C 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .261 .293 .421 .715 12 7 0.228 1.47 0.239 -0.011 0.9 6 2 2B
Chris Coste 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .244 .333 .387 .720 15 10 0.458 2.58 0.525 -0.068 0.9 10 0 2B
Roy Oswalt P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .154 .195 .154 .349 6 6 -0.053 0.99 0.000 -0.053 -0.4 0 2
   Lance Berkman PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .273 .407 .525 .932 1 1 0.109 3.61 0.109 0.000 0.7
   Matt Kata PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .194 .206 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Keppinger PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .269 .347 .400 .747 2 2 0.128 2.60 0.128 0.000 0.7
Team Totals 36 4 12 4 2 5 39 .333 .368 .389 .757 134 87 0.530 2.12 1.845 -1.317 0.0 27 15
2B: I Rodriguez (14, off C Carpenter); C Coste (11, off R Franklin).
SH: K Matsui (8, off C Carpenter).
TB: I Rodriguez 3; C Coste 3; K Matsui 2; M Tejada 2; M Bourn; C Lee; J Keppinger; L Berkman.
GIDP: C Lee (11).
RBI: M Tejada (54); C Coste (10); K Matsui (23); C Lee (58).
2-out RBI: M Tejada; K Matsui.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 7 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Tejada-K Matsui-C Coste; K Matsui-M Tejada-C Coste.
Baserunning
SB: M Bourn (36, 2nd base off C Carpenter/Y Molina).

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Chris Carpenter 8 8 2 2 2 5 0 2.26 33 114 71 42 12 17 15 11 4 0 61 0.275 1.80 1.9
Ryan Franklin, BS (2), L (2-1) 0.2 4 2 2 0 0 0 1.25 6 20 16 10 0 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 -0.804 3.89 -1.9
Team Totals 8.2 12 4 4 2 5 0 4.15 39 134 87 52 12 23 19 13 4 0 61 0 0 -0.529 2.12 -0.0

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
Roy Oswalt 7 7 3 3 1 4 1 3.66 27 79 56 31 8 17 13 9 4 0 54 -0.116 1.17 0.4
Tim Byrdak 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.09 2 6 5 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.038 0.77 0.4
LaTroy Hawkins 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.41 1 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.012 0.46 0.1
Jose Valverde, W (1-2) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.00 3 12 9 2 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.037 0.65 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 1 6 1 3.00 33 101 72 36 13 23 16 10 4 0 54 0 0 -0.029 1.06 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Angel Campos, 1B - Jeff Nelson, 2B - Mark Carlson, 3B - Bob Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 37,619.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Skip Schumaker 2B 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Colby Rasmus CF 2 Kazuo Matsui 2B
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Miguel Tejada SS
4 Ryan Ludwick RF 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Rick Ankiel LF 5 Geoff Blum 3B
6 Mark DeRosa 3B 6 Hunter Pence RF
7 Yadier Molina C 7 Ivan Rodriguez C
8 Brendan Ryan SS 8 Chris Coste 1B
9 Chris Carpenter P 9 Roy Oswalt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  R HOU C. Coste R. Franklin 48% 81% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Rodriguez Scores
b9 3-3 2 12- 6,(2-2)  R HOU M. Tejada R. Franklin 39% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Keppinger Scores; Matsui to 2B
b9 3-3 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Franklin -21% 61% Fielder's Choice 2B; Coste out at Hm/2B-C; Keppinger to 2B; Matsui to 1B
t7 1-1 1 12- 5,(3-1)  R STL Y. Molina R. Oswalt -21% 23% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Ludwick Scores; DeRosa to 3B
b7 2-3 2 123 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Carpenter -15% 25% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker R. Oswalt 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Rasmus R. Oswalt 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Pujols R. Oswalt 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU M. Bourn C. Carpenter 4% 58% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU K. Matsui C. Carpenter 2% 61% Bourn Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  HOU K. Matsui C. Carpenter 6% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bourn to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Carpenter -6% 61% Lineout: 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  OO HOU C. Lee C. Carpenter -11% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL R. Ludwick R. Oswalt -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  OO STL R. Ankiel R. Oswalt 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. DeRosa R. Oswalt 1% 55% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU G. Blum C. Carpenter -2% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence C. Carpenter -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU I. Rodriguez C. Carpenter -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina R. Oswalt 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL B. Ryan R. Oswalt 2% 54% Groundout: P-SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL C. Carpenter R. Oswalt 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Coste C. Carpenter -2% 53% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU R. Oswalt C. Carpenter -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Carpenter -1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL S. Schumaker R. Oswalt 3% 53% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t4 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL C. Rasmus R. Oswalt -3% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t4 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Pujols R. Oswalt 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B); Rasmus to 2B
t4 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ludwick R. Oswalt 4% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU K. Matsui C. Carpenter -3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Carpenter -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Lee C. Carpenter 1% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU G. Blum C. Carpenter -3% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ankiel R. Oswalt 3% 53% Popfly: 2B
t5 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R STL M. DeRosa R. Oswalt -15% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t5 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL Y. Molina R. Oswalt 2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  STL B. Ryan R. Oswalt -1% 38% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t5 1-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Carpenter R. Oswalt 2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence C. Carpenter -3% 37% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU I. Rodriguez C. Carpenter 4% 41% Walk
b5 0-1 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Coste C. Carpenter -4% 37% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU R. Oswalt C. Carpenter -4% 33% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Schumaker R. Oswalt -7% 27% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus R. Oswalt 7% 33% Fielder's Choice C; Schumaker out at 3B/C-3B
t6 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO STL A. Pujols R. Oswalt 6% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn C. Carpenter 6% 45% Walk
b6 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui C. Carpenter -3% 42% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Bourn to 2B
b6 0-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  HOU M. Tejada C. Carpenter 9% 51% Single to C (Ground Ball to Front of Home); Bourn to 3B
b6 0-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO HOU C. Lee C. Carpenter 3% 54% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Bourn Scores
b6 1-1 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU G. Blum C. Carpenter -4% 50% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 4-5-6
t7 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL R. Ludwick R. Oswalt -6% 44% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t7 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ankiel R. Oswalt 6% 50% Lineout: SS (Weak 3B)
t7 1-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL M. DeRosa R. Oswalt -6% 44% Walk; Ludwick to 2B
t7 1-1 1 12- 5,(3-1)  R STL Y. Molina R. Oswalt -21% 23% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Ludwick Scores; DeRosa to 3B
t7 2-1 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  RO STL B. Ryan R. Oswalt -4% 19% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; DeRosa Scores; Molina to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t7 3-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Carpenter R. Oswalt 2% 21% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 6-7-8
b7 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence C. Carpenter -4% 17% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU I. Rodriguez C. Carpenter 7% 24% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b7 1-3 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  HOU C. Coste C. Carpenter 5% 29% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Rodriguez stays at 2B
Lance Berkman pinch hits for Roy Oswalt (P) batting 9th
b7 1-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman C. Carpenter 11% 40% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Rodriguez to 3B; Coste to 2B
Matt Kata pinch runs for Lance Berkman (PH) batting 9th
b7 1-3 1 123 4,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Carpenter -13% 26% Strikeout Looking
b7 1-3 2 123 3,(2-0)  R HOU K. Matsui C. Carpenter 14% 40% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Rodriguez Scores; Coste to 3B; Kata to 2B
b7 2-3 2 123 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Carpenter -15% 25% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 1-2-3
Tim Byrdak replaces Matt Kata (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL S. Schumaker T. Byrdak 2% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Rasmus T. Byrdak 2% 29% Flyball: LF
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL A. Pujols L. Hawkins 1% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 4-5-6
b8 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee C. Carpenter -6% 24% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 2-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU G. Blum C. Carpenter -5% 19% Popfly: SS (Weak 3B)
b8 2-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence C. Carpenter -3% 16% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 4-5-6
Jose Valverde replaces LaTroy Hawkins pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ludwick J. Valverde 2% 18% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Ankiel J. Valverde -2% 16% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 3-2 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O STL M. DeRosa J. Valverde 2% 18% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL Y. Molina J. Valverde 2% 20% Ankiel Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 7-8-9
Ryan Franklin replaces Rick Ankiel (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Joe Thurston replaces Chris Carpenter (P) playing 2B batting 9th
Skip Schumaker moves from 2B to LF
b9 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU I. Rodriguez R. Franklin 13% 33% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b9 2-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  R HOU C. Coste R. Franklin 48% 81% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Rodriguez Scores
Jeff Keppinger pinch hits for Jose Valverde (P) batting 9th
b9 3-3 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Keppinger R. Franklin 13% 94% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Coste to 3B
b9 3-3 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Franklin -11% 82% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b9 3-3 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Franklin -21% 61% Fielder's Choice 2B; Coste out at Hm/2B-C; Keppinger to 2B; Matsui to 1B
b9 3-3 2 12- 6,(2-2)  R HOU M. Tejada R. Franklin 39% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Keppinger Scores; Matsui to 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

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  • 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.

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