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Scores
Standings
NYY
@LAA
2
5
MIN
@CHW
7
0
BOS
@KCR
9
12
TEX
@OAK
10
3
BAL
@TOR
2
9
SFG
@ARI
5
4
STL
@HOU
7
3
CHC
@MIL
10
2
ATL
@NYM
11
3
SDP
@PIT
11
6
 
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Monday, September 21, 2009, 7:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 34,705, Time of Game: 2:19
Cardinals
7
88-63
 Won 1 
1st
at Astros
3
70-80
 Lost 8 
4th, 17½ GB
W: Kyle Lohse (6-8)
L: Wandy Rodriguez (13-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       3  2  1   0  0  1   0  0  0    7 15  0
Astros          1  0  0   0  1  1   0  0  0    3  6  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Lugo 2B 3 0 1 1 0 1 .290 .786 14 11 -0.017 0.60 0.012 -0.029 -0.6 2 3 SF
   Colby Rasmus PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .721 1 1 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 1 0
Brendan Ryan SS 5 0 1 1 0 1 .289 .732 20 12 0.029 0.40 0.059 -0.030 -0.1 0 2
Albert Pujols 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 .329 1.128 20 12 0.020 0.23 0.036 -0.016 0.3 8 3 2·2B
Matt Holliday LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 .313 .914 11 7 0.093 0.47 0.105 -0.013 1.2 1 0
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .269 .778 16 10 -0.023 0.30 0.023 -0.046 -1.8 2 0 CS
Mark DeRosa 3B 4 2 3 4 0 0 .257 .777 9 5 0.222 0.57 0.225 -0.003 3.3 2 3 2·HR,2B
Jason LaRue C 4 1 2 0 0 0 .239 .602 12 8 0.027 0.25 0.032 -0.006 0.5 8 0
Skip Schumaker CF-2B 4 1 3 0 0 1 .307 .766 13 10 0.073 0.40 0.079 -0.006 1.5 0 1
Kyle Lohse P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .206 .456 11 9 -0.041 0.51 0.000 -0.041 -1.2 3 0 SH
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Khalil Greene PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .633 5 3 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
   Kyle McClellan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 7 15 7 0 6 .405 1.043 132 88 0.377 0.39 0.571 -0.196 2.6 27 12
2B: A Pujols 2 (42, 1 off W Rodriguez, 1 off S Gervacio); M DeRosa (23, off W Rodriguez).
HR: M DeRosa 2 (23, 1 off C Paronto, 1 off W Rodriguez; 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: J Lugo (3, off W Rodriguez).
SH: K Lohse (5, off W Rodriguez).
TB: M DeRosa 10; A Pujols 4; S Schumaker 3; J LaRue 2; M Holliday 2; J Lugo; B Ryan; R Ludwick.
RBI: M DeRosa 4 (76); J Lugo (19); M Holliday (104); B Ryan (35).
2-out RBI: M DeRosa 3; B Ryan; M Holliday.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. M DeRosa-J Lugo-A Pujols.
Baserunning
CS: R Ludwick (2, 2nd base by S Gervacio/H Quintero).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .289 .751 17 11 -0.075 0.73 0.000 -0.075 -1.0 1 0
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 .300 .763 15 9 0.050 0.48 0.084 -0.034 0.4 3 6 HR
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .272 .908 10 6 0.029 0.36 0.048 -0.019 1.0 9 1 HR
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .303 .848 12 9 -0.061 0.50 0.000 -0.061 -1.0 1 0 GDP
Geoff Blum 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .254 .696 14 9 0.003 0.42 0.033 -0.030 0.1 1 2 2B
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .287 .833 16 12 -0.056 0.52 0.000 -0.056 -0.9 1 1
Kazuo Matsui 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 .251 .651 12 7 0.000 0.46 0.018 -0.018 -0.0 5 2
Humberto Quintero C 3 0 2 1 0 0 .241 .658 4 4 0.050 0.68 0.065 -0.014 0.9 6 3
Wandy Rodriguez P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .117 .298 3 2 -0.009 0.37 0.000 -0.009 -0.2 0 1
   Aaron Boone PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .111 3 3 -0.041 1.82 0.000 -0.041 -0.5
   Chad Paronto P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Samuel Gervacio P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Keppinger PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .737 2 2 -0.014 0.47 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
   Wilton Lopez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 1 8 .188 .618 108 74 -0.124 0.55 0.248 -0.371 -1.4 27 17
2B: G Blum (13, off K Lohse).
HR: L Berkman (23, off K Lohse; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF-CF); M Tejada (12, off K Lohse; 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: L Berkman 5; M Tejada 4; H Quintero 2; G Blum 2.
GIDP: C Lee (19).
RBI: L Berkman (74); H Quintero (13); M Tejada (77).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Berkman-M Tejada-H Quintero.
Outfield Assists: H Pence (M DeRosa at 3rd base).

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
Kyle Lohse, W (6-8) 6 5 3 3 1 4 2 4.81 23 76 50 25 7 18 10 8 2 0 53 0.045 0.64 -0.1
Jason Motte 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.83 4 13 10 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.033 0.44 0.5
Kyle McClellan 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.78 6 19 14 7 3 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.044 0.29 1.0
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 1 8 2 3.00 33 108 74 37 12 25 14 10 3 0 53 0 0 0.122 0.55 1.4

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
Wandy Rodriguez, L (13-11) 5 9 6 6 0 5 1 2.97 23 85 57 34 10 13 9 9 1 0 30 -0.375 0.55 -3.6
Chad Paronto 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 18.90 6 16 13 5 4 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0.025 0.24 -0.5
Samuel Gervacio 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.20 3 12 7 5 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.011 0.21 0.5
Wilton Lopez 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10.38 4 13 8 5 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.10 0.5
LaTroy Hawkins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.28 3 8 4 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 9 15 7 7 0 6 2 7.00 39 134 89 52 16 21 18 15 4 0 30 0 0 -0.379 0.39 -2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jeff Kellogg, 1B - Tim Timmons, 2B - Mark Wegner, 3B - Rick Reed.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Julio Lugo 2B 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Brendan Ryan SS 2 Miguel Tejada SS
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Matt Holliday LF 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Ryan Ludwick RF 5 Geoff Blum 3B
6 Mark DeRosa 3B 6 Hunter Pence RF
7 Jason LaRue C 7 Kazuo Matsui 2B
8 Skip Schumaker CF 8 Humberto Quintero C
9 Kyle Lohse P 9 Wandy Rodriguez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 1-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  RRO STL M. DeRosa W. Rodriguez 14% 74% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Holliday Scores; Ludwick Scores; DeRosa out at 3B/RF-2B-C-3B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R STL M. Holliday W. Rodriguez 9% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Pujols Scores
b1 0-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R HOU M. Tejada K. Lohse -8% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t2 3-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Schumaker W. Rodriguez 7% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); LaRue to 3B
t2 4-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R STL B. Ryan W. Rodriguez 6% 84% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Schumaker Scores

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' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL J. Lugo W. Rodriguez -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL B. Ryan W. Rodriguez -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez 2% 48% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R STL M. Holliday W. Rodriguez 9% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Pujols Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez 2% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Holliday to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  RRO STL M. DeRosa W. Rodriguez 14% 74% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Holliday Scores; Ludwick Scores; DeRosa out at 3B/RF-2B-C-3B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn K. Lohse 2% 76% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b1 0-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R HOU M. Tejada K. Lohse -8% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b1 1-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU L. Berkman K. Lohse 2% 69% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b1 1-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Lee K. Lohse 1% 70% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
t2 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  STL J. LaRue W. Rodriguez 3% 73% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t2 3-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Schumaker W. Rodriguez 7% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); LaRue to 3B
t2 3-1 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  O STL K. Lohse W. Rodriguez -3% 77% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Schumaker to 2B
t2 3-1 1 -23 4,(2-1)  RO STL J. Lugo W. Rodriguez 1% 78% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (RF Line); LaRue Scores; Schumaker to 3B
t2 4-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R STL B. Ryan W. Rodriguez 6% 84% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Schumaker Scores
t2 5-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 5-6-7
b2 1-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum K. Lohse 2% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 1-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence K. Lohse 1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU K. Matsui K. Lohse 1% 87% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
t3 5-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Holliday W. Rodriguez -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t3 5-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez -1% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 5-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R STL M. DeRosa W. Rodriguez 5% 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t3 6-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. LaRue W. Rodriguez -0% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 8-9-1
b3 1-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Quintero K. Lohse 1% 91% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b3 1-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU W. Rodriguez K. Lohse 1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 1-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn K. Lohse 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
t4 6-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL S. Schumaker W. Rodriguez -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t4 6-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL K. Lohse W. Rodriguez -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t4 6-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  STL J. Lugo W. Rodriguez 0% 92% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t4 6-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O STL B. Ryan W. Rodriguez -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 2-3-4
b4 1-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada K. Lohse 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 1-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU L. Berkman K. Lohse -2% 91% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b4 1-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU C. Lee K. Lohse 3% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 3-4-5
t5 6-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 6-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL M. Holliday W. Rodriguez -0% 93% Popfly: SS (Weak 3B)
t5 6-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 5-6-7
b5 1-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU G. Blum K. Lohse -3% 90% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b5 1-6 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence K. Lohse 3% 92% Lineout: 2B
b5 1-6 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU K. Matsui K. Lohse -2% 90% Walk
b5 1-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R HOU H. Quintero K. Lohse -6% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Blum Scores; Matsui to 2B
Aaron Boone pinch hits for Wandy Rodriguez (P) batting 9th
b5 2-6 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU A. Boone K. Lohse 4% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-6 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn K. Lohse 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Astros' Chad Paronto facing 6-7-8
Chad Paronto replaces Aaron Boone (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R STL M. DeRosa C. Paronto 3% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t6 7-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL J. LaRue C. Paronto 1% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t6 7-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL S. Schumaker C. Paronto 1% 97% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF); LaRue to 2B
t6 7-2 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL K. Lohse C. Paronto -1% 96% Bunt Popfly: 1B (Front of Home)
t6 7-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Lugo C. Paronto -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t6 7-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Ryan C. Paronto -1% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-7, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 2-3-4
b6 2-7 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Tejada K. Lohse 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 2-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU L. Berkman K. Lohse -3% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 3-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee K. Lohse 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum K. Lohse 1% 95% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Astros' Samuel Gervacio facing 3-4-5
Samuel Gervacio replaces Chad Paronto pitching and batting 9th
t7 7-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL A. Pujols S. Gervacio 1% 96% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t7 7-3 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  STL M. Holliday S. Gervacio 1% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Pujols to 3B
t7 7-3 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  OO STL R. Ludwick S. Gervacio -3% 94% Double Play: Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B); Pujols out at Hm/SS-C
t7 7-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. DeRosa S. Gervacio -1% 93% Ludwick Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-7, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 6-7-8
Jason Motte replaces Kyle Lohse pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-7 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Motte 2% 95% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Motte 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Quintero J. Motte -1% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Jeff Keppinger pinch hits for Samuel Gervacio (P) batting 9th
b7 3-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Keppinger J. Motte 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Astros' Wilton Lopez facing 6-7-8
Wilton Lopez replaces Jeff Keppinger (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. DeRosa W. Lopez -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 7-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL J. LaRue W. Lopez -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B
t8 7-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Schumaker W. Lopez 0% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
Khalil Greene pinch hits for Jason Motte (P) batting 9th
t8 7-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL K. Greene W. Lopez -0% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-7, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 1-2-3
Kyle McClellan replaces Khalil Greene (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn K. McClellan 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Tejada K. McClellan 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman K. McClellan 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 1-2-3
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Wilton Lopez pitching and batting 9th
Colby Rasmus pinch hits for Julio Lugo (2B) batting 1st
t9 7-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus L. Hawkins -0% 98% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t9 7-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL B. Ryan L. Hawkins -0% 98% Popfly: 1B (Deep 1B)
t9 7-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL A. Pujols L. Hawkins -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-7, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 4-5-6
Skip Schumaker moves from CF to 2B
Colby Rasmus moves from PH to CF
b9 3-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee K. McClellan 1% 99% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b9 3-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU G. Blum K. McClellan 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b9 3-7 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU H. Pence K. McClellan 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 3.

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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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