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Standings
MIL
@BAL
5
2
CAL
@CHW
8
0
NYY
@DET
3
10
SEA
@KCR
6
4
CIN
@ATL
15
5
HOU
@LAD
6
5
PIT
@MON
8
6
 
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CHC
@NYM
1
5
STL
@PHI
3
6
SDP
@SFG
11
3
Thursday, September 19, 1985,
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 26,812, Time of Game: 2:53
Cubs
1
67-78
 Lost 2 
5th, 22½ GB
at Mets
5
89-57
 Won 2 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Sid Fernandez (7-9)
L: Ray Fontenot (6-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  3  0
Mets            0  3  2   0  0  0   0  0  X    5 11  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 0 0 0 0 1 4 .249 .309 .316 .625 -0.060 0.63 0.000 -0.060 -0.8 0 0
Gary Matthews LF 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .223 .354 .381 .735 0.075 0.51 0.103 -0.028 0.8 2 1 HR
   Jon Perlman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .309 .366 .502 .868 0.036 0.54 0.053 -0.017 0.3 4 3
Keith Moreland RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .298 .363 .419 .782 -0.061 0.92 0.016 -0.077 -0.6 1 0
Ron Cey 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .233 .319 .402 .721 -0.062 0.80 0.018 -0.080 -1.1 0 3
Leon Durham 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .282 .357 .457 .813 -0.053 0.47 0.003 -0.055 -0.5 5 1
Jody Davis C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .224 .287 .379 .666 -0.041 0.40 0.000 -0.041 -0.8 7 2
Shawon Dunston SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .241 .292 .353 .645 -0.029 0.38 0.000 -0.029 -0.4 4 5
Ray Fontenot P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .050 .050 .050 .100 -0.020 0.81 0.000 -0.020 -0.2 0 0
   Derek Botelho P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .200 .143 .343 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Gary Woods PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234 .344 .260 .604 -0.009 0.38 0.000 -0.009 -0.1
   Lary Sorensen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Billy Hatcher PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .292 .350 .642 0.021 0.43 0.021 0.000 0.4 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 3 1 4 12 34 .100 .206 .200 .406 -0.203 0.58 0.214 -0.416 -3.0 24 16
HR: G Matthews (11, off S Fernandez, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: G Matthews 4; K Moreland; L Durham.
RBI: G Matthews (33).
2-out RBI: G Matthews.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Dunston-R Sandberg.
Outfield Assists: G Matthews (G Carter at home plate).

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 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .288 .334 .443 .777 0.124 0.55 0.130 -0.006 1.7 2 0 SB
Wally Backman 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 .324 .341 .665 -0.057 0.70 0.000 -0.057 -1.4 2 1 SH
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .290 .366 .410 .776 -0.053 0.55 0.023 -0.076 -0.7 4 0
Gary Carter C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .288 .369 .497 .866 0.090 0.52 0.116 -0.026 0.6 12 0 HR
Darryl Strawberry RF 4 2 2 1 0 1 4 .282 .389 .564 .953 0.074 0.40 0.097 -0.024 0.4 3 0 HR,2B
George Foster LF 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .264 .333 .465 .797 0.155 0.31 0.158 -0.003 1.9 3 0 HR
Ray Knight 3B 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .209 .244 .324 .568 -0.012 0.32 0.010 -0.022 0.4 0 0
   Howard Johnson PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .304 .389 .693 -0.002 0.05 0.000 -0.002 -0.4 0 0 CS
Rafael Santana SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .258 .293 .292 .584 0.033 0.32 0.045 -0.013 0.0 0 3
Sid Fernandez P 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .191 .191 .234 .426 -0.054 0.55 0.000 -0.054 -1.1 0 0 SH
   Roger McDowell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .222 .235 .458 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Team Totals 30 5 11 5 3 4 35 .367 .424 .700 1.124 0.298 0.46 0.579 -0.283 1.4 27 5
2B: D Strawberry (14, off L Sorensen).
HR: G Carter (29, off R Fontenot, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs); D Strawberry (25, off R Fontenot, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs); G Foster (19, off R Fontenot, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF).
SH: W Backman (12, off R Fontenot); S Fernandez (4, off L Sorensen).
TB: D Strawberry 6; G Carter 5; G Foster 5; M Wilson 2; R Santana; K Hernandez; R Knight.
RBI: G Foster 2 (71); M Wilson (22); G Carter (86); D Strawberry (69).
2-out RBI: G Foster 2; M Wilson.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. R McDowell-K Hernandez.
E: R Knight (7).
Baserunning
SB: M Wilson (22, 2nd base off D Botelho/J Davis).
CS: H Johnson (3, 2nd base by J Perlman/J Davis).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ray Fontenot, L (6-9) 2.2 8 5 5 1 2 3 3.99 16 23 -0.342 0.87 -3.9
Derek Botelho 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.66 5 1 0 0.019 0.28 0.7
Lary Sorensen 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 4.42 11 0 0 0.023 0.11 1.3
Jon Perlman 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.68 3 0 0 0.002 0.04 0.4
Team Totals 8 11 5 5 3 4 3 5.62 35 23 1 0 -0.298 0.46 -1.4

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sid Fernandez, W (7-9) 8 1 1 1 4 11 1 2.65 30 83 0.191 0.64 2.6
Roger McDowell 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.93 4 0 0 0.012 0.24 0.4
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 4 12 1 1.00 34 83 0 0 0.203 0.58 3.0
Balks: None.
WP: D Botelho (2); R McDowell (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Bob Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: 26,812.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 3-1 2 1-- RR NYM G. Foster R. Fontenot 13% 90% Home Run; Strawberry Scores
b2 0-0 0 --- R NYM G. Carter R. Fontenot 11% 66% Home Run
b2 1-0 0 --- R NYM D. Strawberry R. Fontenot 10% 76% Home Run
t3 0-3 2 --- R CHC G. Matthews S. Fernandez -8% 77% Home Run
b2 2-0 2 1-3 R NYM M. Wilson R. Fontenot 7% 83% Single; Foster Scores; Santana to 2B

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' Sid Fernandez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC B. Dernier S. Fernandez 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- CHC G. Matthews S. Fernandez -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- CHC R. Sandberg S. Fernandez -4% 46% Walk; Matthews to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O CHC K. Moreland S. Fernandez 4% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 12- O CHC R. Cey S. Fernandez 4% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ray Fontenot facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- NYM M. Wilson R. Fontenot 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O NYM W. Backman R. Fontenot -2% 57% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Wilson to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- OO NYM K. Hernandez R. Fontenot -7% 50% Double Play: Flyball: SS-2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC L. Durham S. Fernandez 2% 52% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHC J. Davis S. Fernandez 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O CHC S. Dunston S. Fernandez 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ray Fontenot facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- R NYM G. Carter R. Fontenot 11% 66% Home Run
b2 1-0 0 --- R NYM D. Strawberry R. Fontenot 10% 76% Home Run
b2 2-0 0 --- NYM G. Foster R. Fontenot 2% 78% Single
b2 2-0 0 1-- O NYM R. Knight R. Fontenot -2% 76% Flyball: LF
b2 2-0 1 1-- NYM R. Santana R. Fontenot 5% 81% Single; Foster to 3B
b2 2-0 1 1-3 O NYM S. Fernandez R. Fontenot -5% 76% Strikeout
b2 2-0 2 1-3 R NYM M. Wilson R. Fontenot 7% 83% Single; Foster Scores; Santana to 2B
b2 3-0 2 12- O NYM W. Backman R. Fontenot -2% 81% Strikeout
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 3.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 9-1-2
t3 0-3 0 --- O CHC R. Fontenot S. Fernandez 2% 83% Strikeout
t3 0-3 1 --- O CHC B. Dernier S. Fernandez 1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-3 2 --- R CHC G. Matthews S. Fernandez -8% 77% Home Run
t3 1-3 2 --- O CHC R. Sandberg S. Fernandez 1% 78% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Ray Fontenot facing 3-4-5
b3 3-1 0 --- NYM K. Hernandez R. Fontenot 2% 80% Single
b3 3-1 0 1-- O NYM G. Carter R. Fontenot -2% 78% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 3-1 1 1-- O NYM D. Strawberry R. Fontenot -2% 76% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 3-1 2 1-- RR NYM G. Foster R. Fontenot 13% 90% Home Run; Strawberry Scores
b3 5-1 2 --- NYM R. Knight R. Fontenot 0% 90% Single
Derek Botelho replaces Ray Fontenot pitching and batting 9th
b3 5-1 2 1-- O NYM R. Santana D. Botelho -1% 89% Flyball: SS/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 4-5-6
t4 1-5 0 --- O CHC K. Moreland S. Fernandez 2% 91% Strikeout
t4 1-5 1 --- CHC R. Cey S. Fernandez -2% 89% Walk
t4 1-5 1 1-- O CHC L. Durham S. Fernandez 2% 91% Strikeout
t4 1-5 2 1-- O CHC J. Davis S. Fernandez 1% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Derek Botelho facing 9-1-2
b4 5-1 0 --- O NYM S. Fernandez D. Botelho -1% 92% Strikeout
b4 5-1 1 --- NYM M. Wilson D. Botelho 1% 93% Single/Bunt
b4 5-1 1 1-- NYM W. Backman D. Botelho 1% 94% Wilson Steals 2B; Wilson to 3B/Wild Pitch
b4 5-1 1 --3 O NYM W. Backman D. Botelho -2% 92% Fielder's Choice 2B; Wilson out at Hm/2B-C-3B-P; Backman to 2B
b4 5-1 2 -2- O NYM K. Hernandez D. Botelho -1% 91% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 8-9-1
t5 1-5 0 --- O CHC S. Dunston S. Fernandez 1% 93% Strikeout
Gary Woods pinch hits for Derek Botelho (P) batting 9th
t5 1-5 1 --- O CHC G. Woods S. Fernandez 1% 94% Strikeout
t5 1-5 2 --- O CHC B. Dernier S. Fernandez 1% 94% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Lary Sorensen facing 4-5-6
Lary Sorensen replaces Gary Woods (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-1 0 --- O NYM G. Carter L. Sorensen -0% 94% Flyball: LF
b5 5-1 1 --- O NYM D. Strawberry L. Sorensen -0% 93% Strikeout
b5 5-1 2 --- O NYM G. Foster L. Sorensen -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 2-3-4
t6 1-5 0 --- O CHC G. Matthews S. Fernandez 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-5 1 --- CHC R. Sandberg S. Fernandez -2% 93% Walk
t6 1-5 1 1-- O CHC K. Moreland S. Fernandez 2% 95% Flyball: LF
t6 1-5 2 1-- O CHC R. Cey S. Fernandez 1% 96% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Lary Sorensen facing 7-8-9
b6 5-1 0 --- NYM R. Knight L. Sorensen 1% 96% Walk
b6 5-1 0 1-- O NYM R. Santana L. Sorensen -1% 96% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Santana to 1B
b6 5-1 1 1-- O NYM S. Fernandez L. Sorensen -0% 96% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Santana to 2B
b6 5-1 2 -2- O NYM M. Wilson L. Sorensen -1% 95% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 6-7-8
t7 1-5 0 --- O CHC L. Durham S. Fernandez 1% 96% Strikeout
t7 1-5 1 --- O CHC J. Davis S. Fernandez 1% 97% Flyball: RF
t7 1-5 2 --- O CHC S. Dunston S. Fernandez 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Lary Sorensen facing 2-3-4
b7 5-1 0 --- O NYM W. Backman L. Sorensen -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-1 1 --- O NYM K. Hernandez L. Sorensen -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-1 2 --- NYM G. Carter L. Sorensen 0% 97% Single
b7 5-1 2 1-- O NYM D. Strawberry L. Sorensen -0% 97% Double; Carter out at Hm/LF-SS-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 9-1-2
Billy Hatcher pinch hits for Lary Sorensen (P) batting 9th
t8 1-5 0 --- CHC B. Hatcher S. Fernandez -2% 95% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Hatcher to 1B
t8 1-5 0 1-- O CHC B. Dernier S. Fernandez 2% 97% Flyball: CF
t8 1-5 1 1-- O CHC G. Matthews S. Fernandez 1% 98% Strikeout
t8 1-5 2 1-- O CHC R. Sandberg S. Fernandez 1% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Jon Perlman facing 6-7-8
Jon Perlman replaces Gary Matthews (LF) pitching and batting 2nd
Billy Hatcher moves from PH to LF
b8 5-1 0 --- O NYM G. Foster J. Perlman -0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
b8 5-1 1 --- NYM R. Knight J. Perlman 0% 99% Walk
Howard Johnson pinch runs for Ray Knight (3B) batting 7th
b8 5-1 1 1-- O NYM R. Santana J. Perlman -0% 99% Johnson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b8 5-1 2 --- O NYM R. Santana J. Perlman -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Mets' Roger McDowell facing 4-5-6
Roger McDowell replaces Sid Fernandez pitching and batting 9th
Howard Johnson moves from PR to 3B
t9 1-5 0 --- CHC K. Moreland R. McDowell -2% 97% Single
t9 1-5 0 1-- OO CHC R. Cey R. McDowell 3% 100% Double Play: Flyball: P-1B
t9 1-5 2 --- CHC L. Durham R. McDowell -0% 100% Single
t9 1-5 2 1-- CHC J. Davis R. McDowell -0% 100% Wild Pitch; Durham to 2B
t9 1-5 2 -2- O CHC J. Davis R. McDowell 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.

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