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SEA
@ANA
5
3
 
(12)
NYY
@BAL
15
5
BOS
@CHW
9
11
KCR
@CLE
1
4
MIN
@DET
4
5
 
(11)
TOR
@TBD
1
6
OAK
@TEX
1
3
ATL
@ARI
0
5
CIN
@CHC
6
4
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@MIL
5
2
FLA
@NYM
7
6
MON
@PHI
11
4
HOU
@PIT
5
2
COL
@SDP
4
1
LAD
@SFG
3
4
Friday, September 18, 1998, 7:08
, County Stadium
Attendance: 48,194, Time of Game: 2:47
Cardinals
5
77-77
 Won 3 
3rd, 20½ GB
at Brewers
2
72-82
 Lost 1 
4th, 25½ GB
W: Darren Oliver (10-10)
L: Rafael Roque (4-2)
S: Juan Acevedo (11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   4  0  0   0  1  0    5  9  2
Brewers         1  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  1

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Delino DeShields 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 .301 .822 18 11 -0.059 0.46 0.000 -0.059 -0.9 1 1
   Juan Acevedo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .458 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ray Lankford CF 4 2 2 1 0 1 .288 .926 18 11 0.110 0.63 0.134 -0.025 1.4 3 0 HR,2B
Mark McGwire 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 .292 1.202 20 8 0.150 0.72 0.174 -0.024 1.0 7 0 HR
Brian Jordan RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 .310 .889 14 6 0.076 0.93 0.103 -0.027 0.7 4 0 SB
Ron Gant LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .236 .804 14 9 -0.094 0.85 0.004 -0.097 -0.9 2 0
   Mike Busby P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Pat Kelly 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .587 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Fernando Tatis 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .276 .733 25 17 0.111 0.77 0.135 -0.024 0.8 3 2 SB
Luis Ordaz SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 .188 .444 18 14 -0.002 0.83 0.056 -0.059 -0.5 2 2
Darren Oliver P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .103 .276 7 6 -0.035 0.69 0.000 -0.035 -0.3 0 0
   John Mabry PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .252 .689 7 4 -0.016 0.61 0.000 -0.016 -0.2
   Lance Painter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   J.D. Drew LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 1.257 6 4 -0.003 0.11 0.000 -0.003 -0.2 0 0
Eli Marrero C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .253 .712 11 8 -0.046 0.48 0.002 -0.048 -0.4 5 0
Team Totals 35 5 9 5 2 6 .257 .754 158 98 0.192 0.70 0.608 -0.417 0.4 27 7
2B: R Lankford (36, off R Roque).
HR: M McGwire (64, off R Roque; 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); R Lankford (30, off E Plunk; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF).
TB: R Lankford 6; M McGwire 4; F Tatis 2; E Marrero; L Ordaz; R Gant; B Jordan.
RBI: M McGwire 2 (136); L Ordaz (6); R Lankford (101); F Tatis (56).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. D DeShields-L Ordaz-M McGwire.
E: D DeShields (9); B Jordan (9).
Baserunning
SB: F Tatis (12, 2nd base off D Weathers/B Hughes); B Jordan (16, 3rd base off D Weathers/B Hughes).

Milwaukee Brewers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Fernando Vina 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 .309 .817 15 9 -0.060 1.22 0.050 -0.109 -0.4 1 1 SB
Mark Loretta SS-1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .322 .828 26 18 -0.015 0.97 0.066 -0.081 -0.0 7 1 2B
Dave Nilsson 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .773 5 3 0.047 1.20 0.047 0.000 0.5 4 0
   Jose Valentin PH-SS 3 0 2 1 0 0 .216 .699 7 3 0.061 1.09 0.088 -0.027 0.6 1 3
Jeff Cirillo 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .330 .869 16 10 0.116 1.23 0.152 -0.036 0.9 0 3
Jeromy Burnitz RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .263 .844 13 9 -0.221 1.28 0.000 -0.221 -2.0 3 1 GDP
Marquis Grissom CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .665 8 5 -0.125 1.22 0.000 -0.125 -1.2 3 0
Darrin Jackson LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 .242 .655 7 7 0.016 0.76 0.060 -0.044 0.1 0 0
Bobby Hughes C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .244 .731 11 7 -0.012 0.97 0.048 -0.060 -0.2 8 0
Rafael Roque P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .167 2 2 -0.010 0.37 0.000 -0.010 -0.1 0 3
   Ronnie Belliard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 5 2 -0.051 2.57 0.000 -0.051 -0.4
   David Weathers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .087 .377 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Brian Banks PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .675 6 3 -0.040 1.55 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
   Eric Plunk P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Greg Mullins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Hamelin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .720 2 1 -0.015 0.51 0.000 -0.015 -0.2
Team Totals 35 2 8 2 1 5 .229 .507 123 79 -0.309 1.12 0.511 -0.819 -2.6 27 13
2B: M Loretta (29, off D Oliver).
TB: M Loretta 2; J Cirillo 2; D Jackson 2; J Valentin 2; B Hughes.
GIDP: J Burnitz (8).
RBI: J Cirillo (67); J Valentin (44).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: D Jackson (1).
Outfield Assists: J Burnitz (L Ordaz at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: F Vina (21, 2nd base off D Oliver/E Marrero).

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
Darren Oliver, W (10-10) 6 7 2 2 1 4 0 5.46 26 83 54 33 5 16 8 13 8 0 53 0.132 1.22 1.1
Lance Painter, H (17) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.26 3 21 14 10 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.083 1.08 0.5
Mike Busby, H (4) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.71 3 12 6 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.053 0.69 0.5
Juan Acevedo, S (11) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 4 7 5 4 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.042 0.79 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 1 5 0 2.00 36 123 79 50 7 22 11 19 9 0 53 0 0 0.310 1.12 2.6

Milwaukee Brewers

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
Rafael Roque, L (4-2) 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 4.36 17 72 46 23 9 14 7 6 2 0 40 -0.263 0.94 -2.0
David Weathers 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 4.93 11 42 25 14 6 5 5 4 2 0 0 0 0.114 0.70 1.5
Eric Plunk 1.2 3 1 1 0 1 1 4.52 8 39 24 17 1 6 2 5 2 0 0 0 -0.046 0.20 -0.2
Greg Mullins 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.004 0.15 0.2
Team Totals 9 9 5 4 2 6 2 4.00 37 158 98 55 17 26 14 15 6 0 40 1 0 -0.191 0.70 -0.4
Balks: None.
WP: R Roque (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Davidson, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Brian Gorman.
Time of Game: 2:47.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 9mph in from Leftfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Milwaukee Brewers
1 Delino DeShields 2B 1 Fernando Vina 2B
2 Ray Lankford CF 2 Mark Loretta SS
3 Mark McGwire 1B 3 Dave Nilsson 1B
4 Brian Jordan RF 4 Jeff Cirillo 3B
5 Ron Gant LF 5 Jeromy Burnitz RF
6 Fernando Tatis 3B 6 Marquis Grissom CF
7 Luis Ordaz SS 7 Darrin Jackson LF
8 Darren Oliver P 8 Bobby Hughes C
9 Eli Marrero C 9 Rafael Roque P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-2 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  RR STL M. McGwire R. Roque 16% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Lankford Scores
b5 2-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO MIL J. Burnitz D. Oliver 16% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 2-2 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  R STL F. Tatis R. Roque 12% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Jordan Scores; Tatis to 2B/Adv on E7
b5 2-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIL J. Cirillo D. Oliver -9% 62% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Valentin to 3B
t4 0-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford R. Roque 7% 34% Double to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)

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, Brewers' Rafael Roque facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL D. DeShields R. Roque -2% 48% Lineout: SS (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Lankford R. Roque -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL M. McGwire R. Roque 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Jordan R. Roque -2% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Brewers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Brewers Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Darren Oliver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIL F. Vina D. Oliver -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 8,(2-2)  O MIL M. Loretta D. Oliver 3% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIL D. Nilsson D. Oliver -2% 43% Vina Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  MIL D. Nilsson D. Oliver -5% 39% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Vina to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R MIL J. Cirillo D. Oliver -7% 32% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Vina Scores; Nilsson to 2B
b1 1-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIL J. Burnitz D. Oliver 4% 36% Strikeout Swinging
b1 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIL M. Grissom D. Oliver 4% 40% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Brewers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Brewers' Rafael Roque facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Gant R. Roque -2% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL F. Tatis R. Roque -2% 35% Popfly: C
t2 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL L. Ordaz R. Roque -1% 34% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Brewers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Brewers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Darren Oliver facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIL D. Jackson D. Oliver 2% 36% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIL B. Hughes D. Oliver 1% 38% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIL R. Roque D. Oliver 1% 39% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Brewers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Brewers' Rafael Roque facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL D. Oliver R. Roque -3% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL E. Marrero R. Roque -2% 34% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t3 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL D. DeShields R. Roque -1% 33% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Brewers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Brewers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Darren Oliver facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIL F. Vina D. Oliver 2% 35% Flyball: LF
b3 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIL M. Loretta D. Oliver -7% 29% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Loretta to 3B/Adv on E9
Jose Valentin pinch hits for Dave Nilsson (1B) batting 3rd
b3 1-0 1 --3 3,(2-0)  R MIL J. Valentin D. Oliver -5% 23% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Loretta Scores
b3 2-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIL J. Cirillo D. Oliver 2% 25% Lineout: 3B
b3 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIL J. Burnitz D. Oliver 2% 27% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Brewers 2.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Brewers' Rafael Roque facing 2-3-4
Mark Loretta moves from SS to 1B
Jose Valentin moves from PH to SS
t4 0-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford R. Roque 7% 34% Double to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t4 0-2 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  RR STL M. McGwire R. Roque 16% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Lankford Scores
t4 2-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL B. Jordan R. Roque 4% 54% Walk
t4 2-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Gant R. Roque 3% 57% Wild Pitch; Jordan to 2B
t4 2-2 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant R. Roque -5% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-2 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  R STL F. Tatis R. Roque 12% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Jordan Scores; Tatis to 2B/Adv on E7
t4 3-2 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  RO STL L. Ordaz R. Roque 6% 70% Single to 1B (Ground Ball); Tatis Scores/unER; Ordaz out at 2B/RF-SS
t4 4-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. Oliver R. Roque -1% 69% Flyball: CF
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Brewers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Brewers Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Darren Oliver facing 6-7-8
b4 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIL M. Grissom D. Oliver 3% 72% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
b4 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIL D. Jackson D. Oliver -3% 69% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b4 2-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIL B. Hughes D. Oliver -5% 64% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Jackson to 2B
Ronnie Belliard pinch hits for Rafael Roque (P) batting 9th
b4 2-4 1 12- 5,(3-1)  O MIL R. Belliard D. Oliver 5% 69% Lineout: RF; Jackson to 3B
b4 2-4 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O MIL F. Vina D. Oliver 6% 75% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Brewers 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Brewers' David Weathers facing 9-1-2
David Weathers replaces Ronnie Belliard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL E. Marrero D. Weathers -2% 73% Groundout: P-3B-1B (P's Right)
t5 4-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL D. DeShields D. Weathers -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 4-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford D. Weathers -1% 71% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Brewers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Brewers Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Darren Oliver facing 2-3-4
b5 2-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIL M. Loretta D. Oliver 3% 74% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  MIL J. Valentin D. Oliver -4% 71% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b5 2-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIL J. Cirillo D. Oliver -9% 62% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Valentin to 3B
b5 2-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO MIL J. Burnitz D. Oliver 16% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Brewers 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Brewers' David Weathers facing 3-4-5
t6 4-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. McGwire D. Weathers -2% 76% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t6 4-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL B. Jordan D. Weathers 2% 78% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
t6 4-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Gant D. Weathers -2% 76% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t6 4-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL F. Tatis D. Weathers 1% 77% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Jordan to 2B
t6 4-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  STL L. Ordaz D. Weathers 1% 79% Jordan Steals 3B; Tatis Steals 2B
t6 4-2 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O STL L. Ordaz D. Weathers -4% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Brewers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Brewers Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Darren Oliver facing 6-7-8
b6 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIL M. Grissom D. Oliver 4% 78% Lineout: 3B
b6 2-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIL D. Jackson D. Oliver 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIL B. Hughes D. Oliver 2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Brewers 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Brewers' David Weathers facing 8-9-1
John Mabry pinch hits for Darren Oliver (P) batting 8th
t7 4-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL J. Mabry D. Weathers -2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL E. Marrero D. Weathers -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t7 4-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. DeShields D. Weathers -1% 78% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Brewers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Brewers Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Lance Painter facing 9-1-2
Lance Painter replaces John Mabry (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Brian Banks pinch hits for David Weathers (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIL B. Banks L. Painter 4% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-4 1 --- 7,(1-2)  O MIL F. Vina L. Painter 3% 85% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b7 2-4 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIL M. Loretta L. Painter 2% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Brewers 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Brewers' Eric Plunk facing 2-3-4
Eric Plunk replaces Brian Banks (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R STL R. Lankford E. Plunk 7% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t8 5-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL M. McGwire E. Plunk -1% 92% Foul Popfly: C
t8 5-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL B. Jordan E. Plunk -1% 92% Flyball: CF
t8 5-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  STL R. Gant E. Plunk 0% 92% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t8 5-2 2 1-- 10,(3-2)  O STL F. Tatis E. Plunk -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Brewers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Brewers Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Mike Busby facing 3-4-5
Mike Busby replaces Ron Gant (LF) pitching and batting 5th
J.D. Drew replaces Lance Painter (P) playing LF batting 8th
b8 2-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIL J. Valentin M. Busby 3% 94% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B-C Foul)
b8 2-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIL J. Cirillo M. Busby 2% 96% Groundout: P-1B
b8 2-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIL J. Burnitz M. Busby 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Brewers 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Brewers' Eric Plunk facing 7-8-9
t9 5-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL L. Ordaz E. Plunk -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t9 5-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL J. Drew E. Plunk -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  STL E. Marrero E. Plunk 0% 96% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
Greg Mullins replaces Eric Plunk pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. DeShields G. Mullins -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Brewers 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Brewers Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Juan Acevedo facing 6-7-8
Juan Acevedo replaces Delino DeShields (2B) pitching and batting 1st
Pat Kelly replaces Mike Busby (P) playing 2B batting 5th
b9 2-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIL M. Grissom J. Acevedo 2% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep 2B-1B)
b9 2-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIL D. Jackson J. Acevedo -3% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b9 2-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIL B. Hughes J. Acevedo 3% 98% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
Bob Hamelin pinch hits for Greg Mullins (P) batting 9th
b9 2-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIL B. Hamelin J. Acevedo 2% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Brewers 2.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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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