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5
3
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@CHW
1
4
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@CLE
2
7
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@KCR
5
3
 
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@MIN
12
0
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@SEA
6
9
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@TEX
9
4
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@LAD
0
4
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@MON
5
6
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@NYM
2
6
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@PHI
1
4
HOU
@SDP
7
2
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@SFG
7
4
Sunday, August 11, 1985,
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 40,311, Time of Game: 2:33
Cubs
2
54-54
 Lost 7 
4th, 12 GB
at Mets
6
66-42
 Won 7 
1st
W: Ed Lynch (10-5)
L: Derek Botelho (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  1
Mets            2  0  2   0  0  2   0  0  X    6  8  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Dernier CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .246 .306 .302 .608 -0.014 0.60 0.026 -0.040 -0.0 6 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .293 .347 .466 .813 0.072 0.70 0.120 -0.049 0.5 2 3 2B
Gary Matthews LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .225 .370 .402 .772 0.080 0.90 0.120 -0.040 0.6 3 0
Leon Durham 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .352 .433 .785 -0.072 0.69 0.000 -0.072 -0.7 5 1
   Lee Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Keith Moreland RF-1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .359 .414 .773 -0.033 0.62 0.017 -0.050 -0.4 3 0
Jody Davis C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .236 .293 .401 .693 -0.032 0.66 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 2 0
   Steve Lake C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .128 .159 .192 .351 -0.029 1.04 0.000 -0.029 -0.2 2 1
   Thad Bosley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .291 .351 .437 .788 -0.008 0.30 0.000 -0.008 -0.2
Ron Cey 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .224 .316 .376 .693 -0.002 0.37 0.024 -0.026 -0.2 0 1 2B
Larry Bowa SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .246 .285 .318 .603 -0.066 0.85 0.000 -0.066 -0.7 1 2
   Richie Hebner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .303 .293 .597 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
Derek Botelho P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.043 0.88 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 0 0
   Billy Hatcher PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .280 .327 .419 .746 0.007 0.20 0.007 0.000 0.1
   Ron Meridith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gary Woods RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .315 .238 .553 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 1 1 35 .206 .229 .265 .493 -0.141 0.65 0.314 -0.456 -2.0 24 8
2B: R Sandberg (20, off E Lynch); R Cey (11, off E Lynch).
TB: R Sandberg 2; B Dernier 2; G Matthews 2; R Cey 2; K Moreland.
RBI: G Matthews (23); R Sandberg (41).
2-out RBI: R Sandberg; G Matthews.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: K Moreland (9).

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lenny Dykstra CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .245 .318 .302 .620 0.023 0.77 0.062 -0.039 -0.1 4 0 SB
Wally Backman 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .297 .342 .375 .717 0.022 0.68 0.066 -0.044 0.1 2 1 2B
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .298 .386 .434 .820 -0.093 0.93 0.000 -0.093 -1.2 11 1
Gary Carter C 3 2 2 4 1 0 4 .270 .358 .438 .796 0.379 0.82 0.400 -0.021 3.4 1 0 2·HR
Darryl Strawberry RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .271 .385 .555 .940 -0.008 0.41 0.033 -0.041 -0.4 3 0 SB,CS
George Foster LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .260 .328 .487 .815 -0.018 0.37 0.012 -0.030 -0.4 0 0
Howard Johnson 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .227 .293 .350 .643 0.052 0.44 0.080 -0.029 0.9 2 4
Rafael Santana SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .259 .286 .299 .584 0.025 0.33 0.035 -0.010 0.6 2 6
Ed Lynch P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .079 .146 .079 .225 -0.022 0.41 0.000 -0.022 -0.5 2 1 SH
Team Totals 30 6 8 5 4 4 35 .267 .353 .500 .853 0.360 0.57 0.688 -0.329 2.4 27 13
2B: W Backman (12, off D Botelho).
HR: G Carter 2 (16, 2 off D Botelho, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF; 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out).
SH: E Lynch (8, off D Botelho).
TB: G Carter 8; W Backman 3; R Santana 2; H Johnson; G Foster.
RBI: G Carter 4 (59); R Santana (22).
2-out RBI: G Carter 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: G Foster (4).
Baserunning
SB: L Dykstra (11, 2nd base off D Botelho/J Davis); D Strawberry (17, 2nd base off D Botelho/J Davis).
CS: D Strawberry (5, 2nd base by D Botelho/S Lake).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Derek Botelho, L (0-2) 6 8 6 5 3 2 2 9.28 28 33 -0.366 0.69 -3.3
Ron Meridith 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.80 4 0 0 0.005 0.07 0.4
Lee Smith 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.08 3 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.4
Team Totals 8 8 6 5 4 4 2 5.62 35 33 0 0 -0.359 0.57 -2.4

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ed Lynch, W (10-5) 9 7 2 2 1 1 0 2.82 35 65 0.141 0.65 2.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 1 0 2.00 35 65 0.141 0.65 2.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Fred Brocklander, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Steve Rippley, 3B - Dutch Rennert.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 40,311.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         New York Mets
1 Bob Dernier CF 1 Lenny Dykstra CF
2 Ryne Sandberg 2B 2 Wally Backman 2B
3 Gary Matthews LF 3 Keith Hernandez 1B
4 Leon Durham 1B 4 Gary Carter C
5 Keith Moreland RF 5 Darryl Strawberry RF
6 Jody Davis C 6 George Foster LF
7 Ron Cey 3B 7 Howard Johnson 3B
8 Larry Bowa SS 8 Rafael Santana SS
9 Derek Botelho P 9 Ed Lynch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 2-2 1 1-- RR NYM G. Carter D. Botelho 21% 76% Home Run; Backman Scores
b1 0-0 2 -2- RR NYM G. Carter D. Botelho 19% 72% Home Run; Dykstra Scores
t3 0-2 2 1-- R CHC R. Sandberg E. Lynch -12% 64% Double to LF; Dernier Scores; Sandberg to 3B/Adv on E7
t3 1-2 2 --3 R CHC G. Matthews E. Lynch -11% 53% Single; Sandberg Scores
b6 4-2 1 1-- R NYM H. Johnson D. Botelho 8% 94% Single to RF; Foster Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI; Johnson to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Ed Lynch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Dernier E. Lynch 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Sandberg E. Lynch 1% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- CHC G. Matthews E. Lynch -1% 52% Single
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC L. Durham E. Lynch 2% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Derek Botelho facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYM L. Dykstra D. Botelho 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- NYM W. Backman D. Botelho 3% 61% Dykstra Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O NYM W. Backman D. Botelho -4% 57% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 -2- O NYM K. Hernandez D. Botelho -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 -2- RR NYM G. Carter D. Botelho 19% 72% Home Run; Dykstra Scores
b1 2-0 2 --- NYM D. Strawberry D. Botelho 1% 73% Walk
b1 2-0 2 1-- NYM G. Foster D. Botelho 1% 74% Strawberry Steals 2B
b1 2-0 2 -2- O NYM G. Foster D. Botelho -2% 71% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Ed Lynch facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- O CHC K. Moreland E. Lynch 2% 74% Groundout: P unassisted
t2 0-2 1 --- O CHC J. Davis E. Lynch 1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-2 2 --- O CHC R. Cey E. Lynch 1% 76% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Derek Botelho facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- O NYM H. Johnson D. Botelho -1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 2-0 1 --- NYM R. Santana D. Botelho 2% 76% Single
b2 2-0 1 1-- O NYM E. Lynch D. Botelho -1% 75% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Santana to 2B
b2 2-0 2 -2- O NYM L. Dykstra D. Botelho -2% 73% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Ed Lynch facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O CHC L. Bowa E. Lynch 2% 75% Flyball: SS
t3 0-2 1 --- O CHC D. Botelho E. Lynch 2% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-2 2 --- CHC B. Dernier E. Lynch -1% 76% Single
t3 0-2 2 1-- R CHC R. Sandberg E. Lynch -12% 64% Double to LF; Dernier Scores; Sandberg to 3B/Adv on E7
t3 1-2 2 --3 R CHC G. Matthews E. Lynch -11% 53% Single; Sandberg Scores
t3 2-2 2 1-- O CHC L. Durham E. Lynch 2% 55% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Derek Botelho facing 2-3-4
b3 2-2 0 --- NYM W. Backman D. Botelho 4% 59% Single
b3 2-2 0 1-- O NYM K. Hernandez D. Botelho -4% 56% Flyball: LF
b3 2-2 1 1-- RR NYM G. Carter D. Botelho 21% 76% Home Run; Backman Scores
b3 4-2 1 --- O NYM D. Strawberry D. Botelho -1% 75% Flyball: CF
b3 4-2 2 --- O NYM G. Foster D. Botelho -1% 75% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 4.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Mets' Ed Lynch facing 5-6-7
t4 2-4 0 --- O CHC K. Moreland E. Lynch 3% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-4 1 --- O CHC J. Davis E. Lynch 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-4 2 --- CHC R. Cey E. Lynch -2% 77% Double
t4 2-4 2 -2- O CHC L. Bowa E. Lynch 3% 80% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Derek Botelho facing 7-8-9
b4 4-2 0 --- O NYM H. Johnson D. Botelho -1% 79% Flyball: SS
b4 4-2 1 --- O NYM R. Santana D. Botelho -1% 78% Flyball: CF
b4 4-2 2 --- O NYM E. Lynch D. Botelho -1% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 4.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Mets' Ed Lynch facing 9-1-2
t5 2-4 0 --- O CHC D. Botelho E. Lynch 3% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-4 1 --- O CHC B. Dernier E. Lynch 2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-4 2 --- O CHC R. Sandberg E. Lynch 1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Derek Botelho facing 1-2-3
Steve Lake replaces Jody Davis playing C batting 6th
b5 4-2 0 --- O NYM L. Dykstra D. Botelho -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-2 1 --- NYM W. Backman D. Botelho 3% 84% Double
b5 4-2 1 -2- O NYM K. Hernandez D. Botelho -2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-2 2 -2- O NYM G. Carter D. Botelho -2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 4.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Mets' Ed Lynch facing 3-4-5
t6 2-4 0 --- O CHC G. Matthews E. Lynch 3% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-4 1 --- O CHC L. Durham E. Lynch 2% 85% Lineout: 2B
t6 2-4 2 --- CHC K. Moreland E. Lynch -2% 83% Single
t6 2-4 2 1-- O CHC S. Lake E. Lynch 3% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Derek Botelho facing 5-6-7
b6 4-2 0 --- NYM D. Strawberry D. Botelho 2% 88% Walk
b6 4-2 0 1-- O NYM G. Foster D. Botelho -3% 85% Strawberry Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b6 4-2 1 --- NYM G. Foster D. Botelho 1% 86% Single
b6 4-2 1 1-- R NYM H. Johnson D. Botelho 8% 94% Single to RF; Foster Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI; Johnson to 3B
b6 5-2 1 --3 R NYM R. Santana D. Botelho 2% 96% Single; Johnson Scores/unER
b6 6-2 1 1-- O NYM E. Lynch D. Botelho -0% 96% Flyball: RF
b6 6-2 2 1-- O NYM L. Dykstra D. Botelho -0% 95% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 6.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Mets' Ed Lynch facing 7-8-9
t7 2-6 0 --- O CHC R. Cey E. Lynch 1% 96% Foul Flyball: RF
t7 2-6 1 --- O CHC L. Bowa E. Lynch 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
Billy Hatcher pinch hits for Derek Botelho (P) batting 9th
t7 2-6 2 --- CHC B. Hatcher E. Lynch -1% 97% Walk
t7 2-6 2 1-- CHC B. Dernier E. Lynch -1% 95% Single; Hatcher to 2B
t7 2-6 2 12- O CHC R. Sandberg E. Lynch 2% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cubs' Ron Meridith facing 2-3-4
Ron Meridith replaces Billy Hatcher (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-2 0 --- O NYM W. Backman R. Meridith -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b7 6-2 1 --- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Meridith -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 6-2 2 --- NYM G. Carter R. Meridith 0% 97% Walk
b7 6-2 2 1-- O NYM D. Strawberry R. Meridith -0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 6.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Mets' Ed Lynch facing 3-4-5
t8 2-6 0 --- O CHC G. Matthews E. Lynch 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-6 1 --- O CHC L. Durham E. Lynch 1% 99% Flyball: 3B
t8 2-6 2 --- O CHC K. Moreland E. Lynch 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cubs' Lee Smith facing 6-7-8
Lee Smith replaces Leon Durham (1B) pitching and batting 4th
Keith Moreland moves from RF to 1B
Gary Woods replaces Ron Meridith (P) playing RF batting 9th
b8 6-2 0 --- O NYM G. Foster L. Smith -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 6-2 1 --- O NYM H. Johnson L. Smith -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 6-2 2 --- O NYM R. Santana L. Smith -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 6.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Mets' Ed Lynch facing 6-7-8
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Steve Lake (C) batting 6th
t9 2-6 0 --- O CHC T. Bosley E. Lynch 1% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 2-6 1 --- O CHC R. Cey E. Lynch 0% 100% Flyball: RF
Richie Hebner pinch hits for Larry Bowa (SS) batting 8th
t9 2-6 2 --- O CHC R. Hebner E. Lynch 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Mets 6.

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