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Standings
BAL
@BOS
7
5
BAL
@BOS
3
5
KCR
@CAL
6
0
MIN
@CHW
2
7
NYY
@MIL
13
10
TEX
@OAK
3
10
CLE
@SEA
8
5
DET
@TOR
1
2
LAD
@ATL
10
1
LAD
@ATL
10
4
SDP
@CIN
3
2
SFG
@HOU
1
4
STL
@NYM
4
5
MON
@PHI
2
5
 
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CHC
@PIT
1
2
Tuesday, September 10, 1985,
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 50,195, Time of Game: 2:34
Cardinals
4
82-54
 Lost 4 
2nd, 1 GB
at Mets
5
83-53
 Won 2 
1st
W: Ron Darling (15-5)
L: Danny Cox (15-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       1  0  0   0  1  0   2  0  0    4  5  0
Mets            5  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    5  5  3

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vince Coleman LF 5 0 2 2 0 1 5 .275 .323 .351 .674 0.108 1.21 0.200 -0.092 1.6 0 0 2B,SB
Willie McGee CF 4 0 0 1 1 0 5 .358 .386 .517 .903 -0.089 1.30 0.014 -0.102 -0.5 3 0
Tom Herr 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .313 .385 .419 .804 0.026 1.33 0.138 -0.112 0.6 2 1 HR
Darrell Porter C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .202 .316 .410 .726 -0.108 1.12 0.000 -0.108 -0.9 5 0
Andy Van Slyke RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .258 .337 .453 .790 0.012 0.88 0.061 -0.049 -0.4 2 0
Terry Pendleton 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .226 .267 .287 .554 0.055 1.03 0.086 -0.031 -0.1 0 2
Mike Jorgensen 1B 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .232 .400 .280 .680 -0.042 1.61 0.040 -0.082 -0.2 10 1
Ozzie Smith SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .266 .334 .344 .678 -0.064 1.95 0.098 -0.162 0.2 2 4 2B
Danny Cox P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .159 .213 .174 .387 0.028 0.41 0.028 0.000 0.4 0 1
   Curt Ford PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .429 .333 .762 -0.023 0.85 0.000 -0.023 -0.3
   Ricky Horton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .154 .000 .154 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Steve Braun PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .333 .357 .690 -0.046 2.65 0.000 -0.046 -0.3
   Tom Lawless PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .228 .208 .436 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Ken Dayley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   Cesar Cedeno PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .316 .376 .692 -0.069 2.79 0.000 -0.069 -0.2
Team Totals 35 4 5 4 3 7 38 .143 .211 .286 .496 -0.212 1.34 0.665 -0.876 -0.0 24 12
2B: O Smith (20, off R Darling); V Coleman (17, off R Darling).
HR: T Herr (5, off R Darling, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: T Herr 4; V Coleman 3; O Smith 2; A Van Slyke.
RBI: V Coleman 2 (29); W McGee (68); T Herr (92).
2-out RBI: V Coleman; T Herr.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: V Coleman (93, 2nd base off R Darling/G Carter).

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mookie Wilson CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .262 .306 .392 .698 0.011 0.50 0.039 -0.029 -0.4 2 0
Wally Backman 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .282 .333 .354 .687 -0.059 0.61 0.013 -0.071 -0.9 2 4 CS
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .294 .371 .421 .793 0.089 0.52 0.110 -0.021 0.5 11 1
Gary Carter C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .282 .365 .487 .852 -0.032 0.44 0.000 -0.032 -0.5 7 0
Darryl Strawberry RF 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .281 .389 .555 .945 0.000 0.52 0.009 -0.010 -0.2 1 0 IW
George Foster LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .256 .327 .444 .771 0.034 0.69 0.039 -0.004 0.6 0 0 HBP
Howard Johnson 3B 3 1 1 4 0 0 3 .234 .303 .380 .683 0.283 1.13 0.294 -0.012 2.9 0 0 HR
   Roger McDowell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .267 .286 .552 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
Rafael Santana SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .258 .289 .294 .583 -0.012 0.38 0.009 -0.021 0.1 4 1
Ron Darling P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .176 .188 .235 .424 -0.014 0.39 0.000 -0.014 -0.5 0 1 SH
   Ray Knight 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .213 .243 .332 .575 -0.012 0.51 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 27 5 5 5 2 4 31 .185 .267 .296 .563 0.288 0.57 0.513 -0.226 1.4 27 9
HR: H Johnson (9, off D Cox, 1st inn, 3 on, 2 outs).
SH: R Darling (11, off D Cox).
IBB: D Strawberry (11, by D Cox).
HBP: G Foster (2, by D Cox).
TB: H Johnson 4; R Santana; M Wilson; K Hernandez; G Foster.
RBI: H Johnson 4 (38); K Hernandez (78).
2-out RBI: H Johnson 4.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
E: G Carter (4); R Santana 2 (23).
Baserunning
CS: W Backman (9, 2nd base by R Horton POCS).

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Cox, L (15-9) 4 5 5 5 1 2 1 2.94 19 33 -0.384 0.73 -3.2
Ricky Horton 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.96 6 0 0 0.032 0.26 0.9
Ken Dayley 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.53 6 0 0 0.065 0.44 0.9
Team Totals 8 5 5 5 2 4 1 5.62 31 33 0 0 -0.287 0.57 -1.4

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Darling, W (15-5) 6.1 4 4 4 3 7 1 2.75 28 53 -0.156 0.83 -1.2
Roger McDowell, S (13) 2.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.06 10 2 1 0.369 2.81 1.2
Team Totals 9 5 4 4 3 7 1 4.00 38 53 2 1 0.213 1.34 0.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Cox (3; G Foster).
IBB: D Cox (3; D Strawberry).
Pickoffs: R Horton (3; W Backman, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Jerry Crawford.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 50,195.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         New York Mets
1 Vince Coleman LF 1 Mookie Wilson CF
2 Willie McGee CF 2 Wally Backman 2B
3 Tom Herr 2B 3 Keith Hernandez 1B
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Gary Carter C
5 Andy Van Slyke RF 5 Darryl Strawberry RF
6 Terry Pendleton 3B 6 George Foster LF
7 Mike Jorgensen 1B 7 Howard Johnson 3B
8 Ozzie Smith SS 8 Rafael Santana SS
9 Danny Cox P 9 Ron Darling P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-1 2 123 RRRR NYM H. Johnson D. Cox 29% 87% Home Run; Hernandez Scores; Strawberry Scores; Foster Scores
t8 4-5 2 -23 O STL O. Smith R. McDowell 15% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-5 1 1-3 R STL V. Coleman R. Darling -15% 70% Double; Jorgensen Scores; Braun to 3B
b1 0-1 1 1-- R NYM K. Hernandez D. Cox 11% 55% Single to CF; Wilson Scores
t1 0-0 2 --- R STL T. Herr R. Darling -11% 43% Home Run

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, Mets' Ron Darling facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O STL V. Coleman R. Darling 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O STL W. McGee R. Darling 1% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- R STL T. Herr R. Darling -11% 43% Home Run
t1 1-0 2 --- O STL D. Porter R. Darling 1% 44% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- NYM M. Wilson D. Cox 4% 47% Single to CF
b1 0-1 0 1-- O NYM W. Backman D. Cox -4% 44% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 1-- R NYM K. Hernandez D. Cox 11% 55% Single to CF; Wilson Scores
b1 1-1 1 1-- O NYM G. Carter D. Cox -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B; Hernandez to 2B
b1 1-1 2 -2- NYM D. Strawberry D. Cox 1% 54% Intentional Walk
b1 1-1 2 12- NYM G. Foster D. Cox 3% 57% Hit By Pitch; Hernandez to 3B; Strawberry to 2B
b1 1-1 2 123 RRRR NYM H. Johnson D. Cox 29% 87% Home Run; Hernandez Scores; Strawberry Scores; Foster Scores
b1 5-1 2 --- O NYM R. Santana D. Cox -0% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Mets 5.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Ron Darling facing 5-6-7
t2 1-5 0 --- O STL A. Van Slyke R. Darling 2% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-5 1 --- O STL T. Pendleton R. Darling 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-5 2 --- O STL M. Jorgensen R. Darling 1% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 9-1-2
b2 5-1 0 --- O NYM R. Darling D. Cox -1% 89% Strikeout Looking
b2 5-1 1 --- O NYM M. Wilson D. Cox -1% 88% Flyball: SS
b2 5-1 2 --- O NYM W. Backman D. Cox -0% 88% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Mets 5.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Ron Darling facing 8-9-1
t3 1-5 0 --- O STL O. Smith R. Darling 2% 89% Flyball: CF
t3 1-5 1 --- STL D. Cox R. Darling -3% 87% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Cox to 2B
t3 1-5 1 -2- O STL V. Coleman R. Darling 2% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Cox to 3B
t3 1-5 2 --3 O STL W. McGee R. Darling 2% 91% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 3-4-5
b3 5-1 0 --- O NYM K. Hernandez D. Cox -1% 90% Strikeout
b3 5-1 1 --- O NYM G. Carter D. Cox -0% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 5-1 2 --- O NYM D. Strawberry D. Cox -0% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Mets 5.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Ron Darling facing 3-4-5
t4 1-5 0 --- STL T. Herr R. Darling -3% 87% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Herr to 1B
t4 1-5 0 1-- O STL D. Porter R. Darling 3% 89% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-5 1 1-- O STL A. Van Slyke R. Darling 2% 91% Flyball: SS
t4 1-5 2 1-- O STL T. Pendleton R. Darling 1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 6-7-8
b4 5-1 0 --- NYM G. Foster D. Cox 1% 93% Single to LF
b4 5-1 0 1-- O NYM H. Johnson D. Cox -1% 93% Flyball: 2B
b4 5-1 1 1-- NYM R. Santana D. Cox 1% 93% Single to CF; Foster to 2B
b4 5-1 1 12- O NYM R. Darling D. Cox -1% 93% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Foster to 3B; Santana to 2B
b4 5-1 2 -23 O NYM M. Wilson D. Cox -1% 91% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Mets 5.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Ron Darling facing 7-8-9
t5 1-5 0 --- O STL M. Jorgensen R. Darling 1% 93% Strikeout
t5 1-5 1 --- STL O. Smith R. Darling -3% 90% Double to CF
Curt Ford pinch hits for Danny Cox (P) batting 9th
t5 1-5 1 -2- O STL C. Ford R. Darling 2% 92% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-5 2 -2- R STL V. Coleman R. Darling -5% 88% Single to CF; Smith Scores
t5 2-5 2 1-- STL W. McGee R. Darling -1% 87% Coleman Steals 2B
t5 2-5 2 -2- STL W. McGee R. Darling -1% 86% Walk
t5 2-5 2 12- O STL T. Herr R. Darling 4% 90% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Ricky Horton facing 2-3-4
Ricky Horton replaces Curt Ford (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-2 0 --- NYM W. Backman R. Horton 1% 91% Walk
b5 5-2 0 1-- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Horton -2% 89% Backman Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b5 5-2 1 --- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Horton -1% 88% Flyball: RF
b5 5-2 2 --- O NYM G. Carter R. Horton -0% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Mets 5.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-5, Mets' Ron Darling facing 4-5-6
t6 2-5 0 --- O STL D. Porter R. Darling 2% 90% Flyball: SS
t6 2-5 1 --- O STL A. Van Slyke R. Darling 1% 92% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-5 2 --- O STL T. Pendleton R. Darling 1% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Ricky Horton facing 5-6-7
b6 5-2 0 --- O NYM D. Strawberry R. Horton -1% 92% Flyball: CF
b6 5-2 1 --- O NYM G. Foster R. Horton -0% 91% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 5-2 2 --- O NYM H. Johnson R. Horton -0% 91% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Mets 5.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-5, Mets' Ron Darling facing 7-8-9
t7 2-5 0 --- STL M. Jorgensen R. Darling -4% 87% Walk
t7 2-5 0 1-- STL O. Smith R. Darling -7% 80% Walk; Jorgensen to 2B
Steve Braun pinch hits for Ricky Horton (P) batting 9th
t7 2-5 0 12- O STL S. Braun R. Darling 5% 84% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Jorgensen to 3B
t7 2-5 1 1-3 R STL V. Coleman R. Darling -15% 70% Double; Jorgensen Scores; Braun to 3B
Roger McDowell replaces Howard Johnson (3B) pitching and batting 7th
Ray Knight replaces Ron Darling (P) playing 3B batting 9th
Tom Lawless pinch runs for Steve Braun (PH) batting 9th
t7 3-5 1 -23 RO STL W. McGee R. McDowell 3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lawless Scores; Coleman to 3B
t7 4-5 2 --3 O STL T. Herr R. McDowell 7% 80% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cardinals' Ken Dayley facing 8-9-1
Ken Dayley replaces Tom Lawless (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-4 0 --- O NYM R. Santana K. Dayley -2% 78% Groundout: P-1B
b7 5-4 1 --- O NYM R. Knight K. Dayley -1% 77% Strikeout Looking
b7 5-4 2 --- O NYM M. Wilson K. Dayley -1% 76% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Mets 5.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-5, Mets' Roger McDowell facing 4-5-6
t8 4-5 0 --- O STL D. Porter R. McDowell 5% 82% Groundout: P-1B
t8 4-5 1 --- STL A. Van Slyke R. McDowell -6% 75% Single to CF
t8 4-5 1 1-- STL T. Pendleton R. McDowell -9% 67% Reached on E2 (Ground Ball); Van Slyke to 2B; Pendleton to 1B
t8 4-5 1 12- O STL M. Jorgensen R. McDowell 6% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Van Slyke to 3B; Pendleton to 2B
t8 4-5 2 -23 O STL O. Smith R. McDowell 15% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cardinals' Ken Dayley facing 2-3-4
b8 5-4 0 --- O NYM W. Backman K. Dayley -1% 86% Strikeout
b8 5-4 1 --- O NYM K. Hernandez K. Dayley -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-4 2 --- O NYM G. Carter K. Dayley -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Mets 5.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-5, Mets' Roger McDowell facing 9-1-2
Cesar Cedeno pinch hits for Ken Dayley (P) batting 9th
t9 4-5 0 --- O STL C. Cedeno R. McDowell 7% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-5 1 --- O STL V. Coleman R. McDowell 5% 97% Flyball: SS
t9 4-5 2 --- O STL W. McGee R. McDowell 3% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Mets 5.

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