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Series
Results
TEX
@NYY
0
2
TEX
@NYY
1
3
NYY
@TEX
4
0
Wednesday, September 30, 1998, 8:07
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 57,360, Time of Game: 2:58
Rangers
1
at Yankees
3
W: Andy Pettitte (1-0)
L: Rick Helling (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  5  0
Yankees         0  1  0   2  0  0   0  0  X    3  8  0
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark McLemore 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .536 16 9 -0.112 1.03 0.000 -0.112 -0.9 2 3
Roberto Kelly CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 .143 .429 9 6 -0.009 0.66 0.028 -0.037 -0.1 1 0 2B
   Tom Goodwin CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3 2 0.077 1.59 0.077 0.000 0.4 0 0
Rusty Greer LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .250 15 10 -0.124 1.31 0.000 -0.124 -0.8 2 0
Juan Gonzalez RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .125 .375 12 9 -0.062 1.35 0.059 -0.121 -0.2 2 0 2B
Will Clark 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .250 15 11 -0.107 1.10 0.000 -0.107 -0.9 6 1
Ivan Rodriguez C 3 0 1 1 0 1 .143 .286 13 8 0.028 0.73 0.054 -0.026 0.4 11 0
Todd Zeile 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .333 14 10 -0.104 1.35 0.000 -0.104 -0.8 0 0
Mike Simms DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .400 7 5 -0.048 0.86 0.000 -0.048 -0.4
   Luis Alicea PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 2 1 -0.026 1.02 0.000 -0.026 -0.2
Royce Clayton SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 .167 .333 13 8 -0.023 0.76 0.022 -0.045 -0.2 0 2
Rick Helling P 0 0
   Tim Crabtree P 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 5 1 0 9 .156 .375 119 79 -0.510 1.06 0.240 -0.750 -3.9 24 6
2B: R Kelly (1, off A Pettitte); J Gonzalez (1, off A Pettitte).
TB: J Gonzalez 2; R Kelly 2; T Goodwin; R Clayton; I Rodriguez.
RBI: I Rodriguez (1).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 5.

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chuck Knoblauch 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .393 20 15 -0.094 0.86 0.000 -0.094 -1.4 2 3
Derek Jeter SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .286 29 18 -0.019 0.56 0.024 -0.043 -0.4 1 0
Paul O'Neill RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .286 .946 11 9 -0.013 0.65 0.038 -0.050 -0.3 0 0 2B
Bernie Williams CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .125 20 16 -0.070 0.66 0.000 -0.070 -1.0 4 0
Tino Martinez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .429 18 13 -0.074 0.68 0.000 -0.074 -0.9 8 0
Chili Davis DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 .167 .333 16 9 -0.019 0.69 0.021 -0.039 -0.0
   Homer Bush PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.011 0.83 0.011 0.000 0.2 SB
   Tim Raines PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 2 2 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Shane Spencer LF 3 2 2 1 0 1 .667 2.333 13 8 0.109 0.64 0.129 -0.020 0.9 1 0 HR
   Chad Curtis LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Scott Brosius 3B 3 1 2 2 0 1 .500 1.500 13 9 0.148 0.76 0.170 -0.022 1.5 2 4 HR
Joe Girardi C 3 0 2 0 0 0 .667 1.333 4 3 0.013 0.62 0.036 -0.023 0.2 9 0
Andy Pettitte P 0 1
   Jeff Nelson P 0 0
   Mariano Rivera P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 8 3 1 10 .250 .741 146 102 -0.012 0.67 0.429 -0.439 -1.4 27 8
2B: P O'Neill (2, off R Helling).
HR: S Brosius (1, off R Helling; 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF); S Spencer (1, off R Helling; 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
TB: S Brosius 5; S Spencer 5; P O'Neill 2; J Girardi 2; C Davis.
RBI: S Brosius 2 (3); S Spencer (1).
2-out RBI: S Spencer.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Baserunning
SB: H Bush (1, 2nd base off R Helling/I Rodriguez).

Texas Rangers

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
Rick Helling, L (0-1) 6 8 3 3 1 9 2 4.50 27 119 82 53 12 17 7 10 4 0 52 -0.033 0.75 0.3
Tim Crabtree 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 6 27 20 13 4 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.044 0.28 1.1
Team Totals 8 8 3 3 1 10 2 3.38 33 146 102 66 16 20 12 10 4 0 52 0 0 0.011 0.67 1.4

New York Yankees

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
Andy Pettitte, W (1-0) 7 3 1 1 0 8 0 1.29 24 95 61 32 10 19 7 9 1 0 75 0.349 0.90 2.8
Jeff Nelson, H (1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 12 7 4 2 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.043 1.02 0.3
Mariano Rivera, S (2) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 5 12 11 7 2 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 0.118 1.86 0.8
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 0 9 0 1.00 32 119 79 43 14 22 10 13 3 0 75 1 0 0.510 1.06 3.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Tim Tschida, 3B - Drew Coble, LF - Terry Craft, RF - Jim Joyce.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 5mph from Left to Right, Overcast, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR NYY S. Brosius R. Helling 16% 84% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Spencer Scores
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R NYY S. Spencer R. Helling 11% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t9 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX T. Goodwin M. Rivera -8% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 1-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Gonzalez M. Rivera 6% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B; Goodwin to 3B
t5 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX J. Gonzalez A. Pettitte -6% 77% Double to LF (Ground Ball)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX M. McLemore A. Pettitte 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX R. Kelly A. Pettitte 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX R. Greer A. Pettitte 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O NYY C. Knoblauch R. Helling -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  NYY D. Jeter R. Helling 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O NYY P. O'Neill R. Helling -3% 52% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O NYY B. Williams R. Helling -2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX J. Gonzalez A. Pettitte 2% 52% Popfly: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX W. Clark A. Pettitte 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX I. Rodriguez A. Pettitte 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O NYY T. Martinez R. Helling -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYY C. Davis R. Helling -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R NYY S. Spencer R. Helling 11% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b2 1-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  NYY S. Brosius R. Helling 1% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b2 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  NYY J. Girardi R. Helling 2% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive); Brosius to 3B
b2 1-0 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  O NYY C. Knoblauch R. Helling -4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 1.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX T. Zeile A. Pettitte 3% 63% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX M. Simms A. Pettitte 2% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX R. Clayton A. Pettitte 1% 67% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- 12,(3-2)  O NYY D. Jeter R. Helling -2% 64% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  NYY P. O'Neill R. Helling 4% 68% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 1-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O NYY B. Williams R. Helling -3% 65% Groundout: 1B; O'Neill to 3B
b3 1-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O NYY T. Martinez R. Helling -4% 62% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 1.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX M. McLemore A. Pettitte 3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Kelly A. Pettitte 2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX R. Greer A. Pettitte 1% 68% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY C. Davis R. Helling -2% 66% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  NYY S. Spencer R. Helling 2% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR NYY S. Brosius R. Helling 16% 84% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Spencer Scores
b4 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  NYY J. Girardi R. Helling 1% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 3-0 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O NYY C. Knoblauch R. Helling -1% 84% Lineout: RF
b4 3-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O NYY D. Jeter R. Helling -1% 83% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 3.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 4-5-6
t5 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX J. Gonzalez A. Pettitte -6% 77% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t5 0-3 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TEX W. Clark A. Pettitte 3% 79% Flyball: CF; Gonzalez to 3B
t5 0-3 1 --3 6,(2-2)  R TEX I. Rodriguez A. Pettitte -5% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gonzalez Scores
t5 1-3 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O TEX T. Zeile A. Pettitte 4% 78% Popfly: SS
t5 1-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TEX M. Simms A. Pettitte 3% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-1, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 3-4-5
b5 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY P. O'Neill R. Helling -2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O NYY B. Williams R. Helling -1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O NYY T. Martinez R. Helling -1% 77% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Yankees 3.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-3, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 9-1-2
t6 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Clayton A. Pettitte 3% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. McLemore A. Pettitte 2% 83% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX R. Kelly A. Pettitte -3% 80% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t6 1-3 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O TEX R. Greer A. Pettitte 4% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-1, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 6-7-8
b6 3-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  NYY C. Davis R. Helling 2% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Homer Bush pinch runs for Chili Davis (DH) batting 6th
b6 3-1 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O NYY S. Spencer R. Helling -1% 85% Strikeout Looking, Bush Steals 2B
b6 3-1 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O NYY S. Brosius R. Helling -2% 83% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O NYY J. Girardi R. Helling -2% 81% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Yankees 3.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-3, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 4-5-6
t7 1-3 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O TEX J. Gonzalez A. Pettitte 4% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX W. Clark A. Pettitte 2% 87% Flyball: LF
t7 1-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX I. Rodriguez A. Pettitte 1% 88% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-1, Rangers' Tim Crabtree facing 1-2-3
Tim Crabtree replaces Rick Helling pitching
b7 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY C. Knoblauch T. Crabtree -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
b7 3-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O NYY D. Jeter T. Crabtree -1% 86% Groundout: C unassisted
b7 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY P. O'Neill T. Crabtree -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Yankees 3.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-3, Yankees' Jeff Nelson facing 7-8-9
Jeff Nelson replaces Andy Pettitte pitching
t8 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX T. Zeile J. Nelson 4% 89% Flyball: CF
Luis Alicea pinch hits for Mike Simms (DH) batting 8th
t8 1-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX L. Alicea J. Nelson 3% 92% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t8 1-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX R. Clayton J. Nelson -2% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
Mariano Rivera replaces Jeff Nelson pitching
t8 1-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TEX M. McLemore M. Rivera 4% 94% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-1, Rangers' Tim Crabtree facing 4-5-6
Tom Goodwin replaces Roberto Kelly playing CF batting 2nd
b8 3-1 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O NYY B. Williams T. Crabtree -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY T. Martinez T. Crabtree -1% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Tim Raines pinch hits for Homer Bush (DH) batting 6th
b8 3-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY T. Raines T. Crabtree -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Yankees 3.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-3, Yankees' Mariano Rivera facing 2-3-4
Chad Curtis replaces Shane Spencer playing LF batting 7th
t9 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX T. Goodwin M. Rivera -8% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 1-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX R. Greer M. Rivera 6% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B); Goodwin to 2B
t9 1-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Gonzalez M. Rivera 6% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B; Goodwin to 3B
t9 1-3 2 --3 5,(0-2)  O TEX W. Clark M. Rivera 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Yankees 3.

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