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Standings
TEX
@BAL
2
9
KCR
@BOS
3
4
MIL
@CHW
7
4
 
(10)
TOR
@CLE
15
1
NYY
@DET
0
8
OAK
@MIN
4
9
CAL
@SEA
0
14
ATL
@LAD
4
3
CHC
@NYM
1
7
STL
@PHI
5
15
MON
@PIT
3
9
HOU
@SDP
1
7
CIN
@SFG
1
3
Friday, August 7, 1987,
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 43,440, Time of Game: 2:36
Cubs
1
55-54
 Lost 3 
4th, 11½ GB
at Mets
7
63-46
 Won 7 
2nd, 3½ GB
W: Ron Darling (8-7)
L: Rick Sutcliffe (15-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  4  0
Mets            0  1  1   0  2  1   0  2  X    7 12  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Martinez CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .293 .384 .410 .794 -0.080 0.76 0.000 -0.080 -0.9 3 1
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .302 .378 .488 .866 -0.056 0.66 0.011 -0.068 0.3 1 0 HR
Leon Durham 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .278 .345 .496 .841 -0.052 0.52 0.000 -0.052 -0.6 3 1
Andre Dawson RF 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 .284 .324 .576 .899 0.075 0.56 0.083 -0.008 0.6 3 0 SB
Rafael Palmeiro LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .327 .549 .876 0.080 0.83 0.117 -0.037 0.7 2 1 2B
Keith Moreland 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .302 .456 .758 -0.148 0.98 0.000 -0.148 -1.7 0 2
Jody Davis C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .249 .329 .407 .736 -0.072 0.97 0.023 -0.095 -0.3 10 0
Luis Quinones SS 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .212 .257 .212 .469 -0.009 1.00 0.043 -0.053 -0.5 0 3
Rick Sutcliffe P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .117 .209 .183 .392 -0.040 1.31 0.019 -0.059 -0.3 1 3
   Jerry Mumphrey PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .316 .383 .488 .872 -0.014 0.52 0.000 -0.014 -0.5
   Ed Lynch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 31 1 4 1 3 11 34 .129 .206 .258 .464 -0.316 0.81 0.296 -0.614 -3.3 24 11
2B: R Palmeiro (4, off R Darling).
HR: R Sandberg (13, off R Darling, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
TB: R Sandberg 4; R Palmeiro 3; J Davis.
RBI: R Sandberg (40).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Palmeiro-J Davis.
Outfield Assists: R Palmeiro (H Johnson at home plate); D Martinez (K Hernandez at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: A Dawson (8, 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
Lenny Dykstra CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .286 .349 .460 .809 -0.053 0.56 0.021 -0.074 -0.7 4 0 CS
Wally Backman 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .260 .308 .287 .595 0.052 0.64 0.061 -0.010 0.2 0 2 2·SB
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .302 .389 .442 .831 0.082 0.63 0.117 -0.035 0.7 5 0 2B
Darryl Strawberry RF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .284 .408 .591 .999 -0.022 0.70 0.010 -0.033 -0.2 1 0 2·IW
Kevin McReynolds LF 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .294 .341 .510 .851 0.068 0.79 0.120 -0.052 1.6 3 0 2B
Gary Carter C 3 2 1 2 1 0 4 .244 .295 .425 .720 0.010 0.40 0.033 -0.023 1.3 12 1 HR
Howard Johnson 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .276 .361 .535 .896 0.137 0.45 0.152 -0.015 0.8 1 1 3B
Rafael Santana SS 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .266 .312 .374 .685 -0.056 0.43 0.031 -0.087 0.0 1 1 HR
Ron Darling P 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .140 .173 .240 .413 -0.037 0.35 0.000 -0.037 -0.7 0 1
Team Totals 32 7 12 7 4 7 36 .375 .444 .688 1.132 0.181 0.56 0.545 -0.366 3.2 27 6
2B: K Hernandez (19, off R Sutcliffe); K McReynolds (24, off R Sutcliffe).
3B: H Johnson (1, off R Sutcliffe).
HR: R Santana (5, off R Sutcliffe, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); G Carter (16, off E Lynch, 8th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
IBB: D Strawberry 2 (12, 2 by R Sutcliffe).
TB: R Santana 4; K McReynolds 4; G Carter 4; H Johnson 3; K Hernandez 3; W Backman 2; L Dykstra; D Strawberry.
RBI: K McReynolds 2 (68); G Carter 2 (59); K Hernandez (53); R Santana (32); H Johnson (72).
2-out RBI: K McReynolds 2; K Hernandez.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 7.
Fielding
PB: G Carter (3).
E: G Carter (5).
Baserunning
SB: W Backman 2 (7, 2nd base off R Sutcliffe/J Davis 2).
CS: L Dykstra (5, 3rd base by R Sutcliffe/J Davis).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Sutcliffe, L (15-5) 6 10 5 5 4 4 1 3.42 28 32 -0.175 0.69 -2.1
Ed Lynch 2 2 2 2 0 3 1 4.70 8 0 0 -0.006 0.03 -1.0
Team Totals 8 12 7 7 4 7 2 7.88 36 32 0 0 -0.181 0.56 -3.2

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Darling, W (8-7) 9 4 1 1 3 11 1 4.42 34 83 0.319 0.81 3.3
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 3 11 1 1.00 34 83 0.319 0.81 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: R Sutcliffe (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Sutcliffe 2 (8; D Strawberry, D Strawberry).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Tom Hallion, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Charlie Williams.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 43,440.
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
b2 0-0 1 1-- R NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe 15% 70% Triple to RF; Carter Scores
b5 2-0 2 12- RR NYM K. McReynolds R. Sutcliffe 12% 93% Double to CF; Hernandez Scores; Strawberry Scores
t4 0-2 1 -23 O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling 10% 74% Fielder's Choice 3B; Palmeiro out at 3B/3B-C; Moreland to 1B
b3 1-0 2 -2- R NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe 10% 76% Double to RF; Backman Scores
t4 0-2 1 1-- CHC R. Palmeiro R. Darling -10% 63% Double to RF; Dawson 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' Ron Darling facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Martinez R. Darling 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC L. Durham R. Darling 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYM L. Dykstra R. Sutcliffe -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- NYM W. Backman R. Sutcliffe 2% 55% Single to CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe 2% 57% Backman Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe -3% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 -2- O NYM D. Strawberry R. Sutcliffe -3% 50% Single to 1B; Backman out at Hm/P-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Ron Darling facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- CHC A. Dawson R. Darling -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CHC R. Palmeiro R. Darling 4% 50% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- CHC J. Davis R. Darling -1% 51% Dawson Steals 2B; Dawson to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t2 0-0 2 --3 O CHC J. Davis R. Darling 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYM K. McReynolds R. Sutcliffe -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- NYM G. Carter R. Sutcliffe 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- R NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe 15% 70% Triple to RF; Carter Scores
b2 1-0 1 --3 OO NYM R. Santana R. Sutcliffe -9% 62% Double Play: Flyball: LF; Johnson out at Hm/LF-C
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Ron Darling facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- CHC L. Quinones R. Darling -4% 57% Walk
t3 0-1 0 1-- O CHC R. Sutcliffe R. Darling 4% 61% Bunt Groundout: C-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-1 1 1-- CHC D. Martinez R. Darling -2% 60% Passed Ball; Sutcliffe to 2B
t3 0-1 1 -2- O CHC D. Martinez R. Darling 4% 64% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 2 -2- O CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling 4% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O NYM R. Darling R. Sutcliffe -2% 65% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 --- O NYM L. Dykstra R. Sutcliffe -1% 64% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 --- NYM W. Backman R. Sutcliffe 1% 65% Single to CF
b3 1-0 2 1-- NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe 1% 66% Backman Steals 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- R NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe 10% 76% Double to RF; Backman Scores
b3 2-0 2 -2- NYM D. Strawberry R. Sutcliffe 1% 77% Intentional Walk
b3 2-0 2 12- O NYM K. McReynolds R. Sutcliffe -3% 74% Single to CF; Hernandez out at Hm/CF-C; Strawberry to 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Ron Darling facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- O CHC L. Durham R. Darling 3% 77% Strikeout
t4 0-2 1 --- CHC A. Dawson R. Darling -3% 74% Walk
t4 0-2 1 1-- CHC R. Palmeiro R. Darling -10% 63% Double to RF; Dawson to 3B
t4 0-2 1 -23 O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling 10% 74% Fielder's Choice 3B; Palmeiro out at 3B/3B-C; Moreland to 1B
t4 0-2 2 1-3 O CHC J. Davis R. Darling 6% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- O NYM G. Carter R. Sutcliffe -1% 78% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 1 --- O NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe -1% 77% Flyball: RF
b4 2-0 2 --- NYM R. Santana R. Sutcliffe 1% 78% Walk
b4 2-0 2 1-- O NYM R. Darling R. Sutcliffe -2% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Ron Darling facing 8-9-1
t5 0-2 0 --- O CHC L. Quinones R. Darling 3% 79% Strikeout
t5 0-2 1 --- O CHC R. Sutcliffe R. Darling 2% 81% Strikeout
t5 0-2 2 --- O CHC D. Martinez R. Darling 1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- NYM L. Dykstra R. Sutcliffe 2% 84% Single to RF
b5 2-0 0 1-- O NYM W. Backman R. Sutcliffe -1% 83% Flyball: CF; Dykstra to 2B
b5 2-0 1 -2- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe -4% 80% Dykstra Caught Stealing 3B (P-3B-SS-P)
b5 2-0 2 --- NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe 1% 80% Single to RF
b5 2-0 2 1-- NYM D. Strawberry R. Sutcliffe 1% 81% Wild Pitch; Hernandez to 2B
b5 2-0 2 -2- NYM D. Strawberry R. Sutcliffe 0% 82% Intentional Walk
b5 2-0 2 12- RR NYM K. McReynolds R. Sutcliffe 12% 93% Double to CF; Hernandez Scores; Strawberry Scores
b5 4-0 2 -2- O NYM G. Carter R. Sutcliffe -1% 93% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 4.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Ron Darling facing 2-3-4
t6 0-4 0 --- O CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling 2% 94% Groundout: P-1B
t6 0-4 1 --- O CHC L. Durham R. Darling 1% 95% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 0-4 2 --- O CHC A. Dawson R. Darling 1% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 7-8-9
b6 4-0 0 --- O NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe -0% 95% Groundout: P-1B
b6 4-0 1 --- R NYM R. Santana R. Sutcliffe 2% 97% Home Run
b6 5-0 1 --- O NYM R. Darling R. Sutcliffe -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 5-0 2 --- O NYM L. Dykstra R. Sutcliffe -0% 97% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 5.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-5, Mets' Ron Darling facing 5-6-7
t7 0-5 0 --- CHC R. Palmeiro R. Darling -2% 96% Single to RF
t7 0-5 0 1-- O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling 1% 97% Flyball: CF
t7 0-5 1 1-- CHC J. Davis R. Darling -2% 95% Single to RF; Palmeiro to 3B
t7 0-5 1 1-3 O CHC L. Quinones R. Darling 2% 97% Strikeout
Jerry Mumphrey pinch hits for Rick Sutcliffe (P) batting 9th
t7 0-5 2 1-3 O CHC J. Mumphrey R. Darling 1% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cubs' Ed Lynch facing 2-3-4
Ed Lynch replaces Jerry Mumphrey (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-0 0 --- O NYM W. Backman E. Lynch -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 5-0 1 --- O NYM K. Hernandez E. Lynch -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 5-0 2 --- O NYM D. Strawberry E. Lynch -0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Mets 5.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-5, Mets' Ron Darling facing 1-2-3
t8 0-5 0 --- O CHC D. Martinez R. Darling 1% 99% Flyball: LF
t8 0-5 1 --- R CHC R. Sandberg R. Darling -1% 98% Home Run
t8 1-5 1 --- O CHC L. Durham R. Darling 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 1-5 2 --- O CHC A. Dawson R. Darling 0% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Ed Lynch facing 5-6-7
b8 5-1 0 --- NYM K. McReynolds E. Lynch 0% 99% Single to LF
b8 5-1 0 1-- RR NYM G. Carter E. Lynch 1% 100% Home Run; McReynolds Scores
b8 7-1 0 --- O NYM H. Johnson E. Lynch -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 7-1 1 --- O NYM R. Santana E. Lynch -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 7-1 2 --- O NYM R. Darling E. Lynch -0% 100% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 7.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-7, Mets' Ron Darling facing 5-6-7
t9 1-7 0 --- O CHC R. Palmeiro R. Darling 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 1-7 1 --- O CHC K. Moreland R. Darling 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 1-7 2 --- O CHC J. Davis R. Darling 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 7.

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