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1
4
Tuesday, August 22, 1989, 7:35
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 48,249, Time of Game: 2:40
Giants
5
72-54
 Won 1 
1st
at Mets
0
69-56
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
W: Bob Knepper (6-11)
L: Frank Viola (9-15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  1   0  0  3   0  0  1    5  7  1
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  1

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .279 .702 23 16 -0.048 0.72 0.014 -0.061 -0.5 2 0
Robby Thompson 2B 3 1 2 1 1 1 .245 .740 11 6 0.174 0.63 0.188 -0.014 1.7 3 2 3B
Will Clark 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .338 .966 14 8 0.006 0.84 0.054 -0.048 -0.1 10 1
Kevin Mitchell LF 4 1 1 3 0 2 .297 1.069 17 11 0.124 1.19 0.203 -0.079 1.4 5 0 HR,CS
Matt Williams SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .696 14 13 0.041 0.63 0.062 -0.021 0.1 0 5
Greg Litton 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .261 .761 18 11 -0.072 0.69 0.000 -0.072 -1.0 2 3
Candy Maldonado RF 4 1 2 1 0 2 .224 .677 19 11 0.037 0.57 0.073 -0.036 1.2 2 0 HR,2B
Kirt Manwaring C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .517 19 11 -0.035 0.61 0.000 -0.035 -0.7 2 0
Bob Knepper P 4 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .769 9 6 -0.085 0.61 0.000 -0.085 -0.9 1 0
Team Totals 35 5 7 5 1 12 .200 .679 144 93 0.142 0.69 0.594 -0.451 1.3 27 11
2B: C Maldonado (21, off F Viola).
3B: R Thompson (10, off F Viola).
HR: K Mitchell (40, off F Viola; 6th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); C Maldonado (9, off J Innis; 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: C Maldonado 6; K Mitchell 4; R Thompson 4; B Butler; W Clark.
RBI: K Mitchell 3 (108); R Thompson (37); C Maldonado (37).
2-out RBI: R Thompson.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: B Butler (6).
Baserunning
CS: K Mitchell (4, 3rd base by F Viola/G Carter).

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gregg Jefferies 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .234 .633 21 15 -0.007 0.56 0.029 -0.036 -0.1 0 2
Juan Samuel CF 2 0 1 0 2 0 .244 .670 17 5 0.080 0.68 0.095 -0.014 0.7 2 0 SB
Howard Johnson 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .979 10 7 -0.118 1.15 0.000 -0.118 -1.2 1 0
Darryl Strawberry RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .237 .837 14 11 -0.051 0.79 0.014 -0.065 -0.5 0 0
Kevin McReynolds LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .787 14 8 -0.074 0.74 0.000 -0.074 -0.9 5 0
Tim Teufel 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .645 12 7 -0.042 0.44 0.000 -0.042 -0.5 6 1
Gary Carter C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .446 9 5 -0.051 0.70 0.000 -0.051 -0.4 11 1
Kevin Elster SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .649 10 5 -0.052 0.73 0.000 -0.052 -0.4 0 3
Frank Viola P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 6 5 -0.033 0.68 0.000 -0.033 -0.2 1 0
   Mark Carreon PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .823 2 1 -0.012 0.47 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
   Jeff Innis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 31 0 4 0 2 2 .129 .311 115 69 -0.360 0.71 0.138 -0.497 -3.7 27 7
TB: G Jefferies 2; J Samuel; D Strawberry.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Carter-H Johnson.
E: H Johnson (17).
Baserunning
SB: J Samuel (30, 2nd base off B Knepper/K Manwaring).

San Francisco Giants

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
Bob Knepper, W (6-11) 9 4 0 0 2 2 0 5.14 33 115 69 47 8 14 13 16 6 0 79 0.359 0.71 3.7
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 2 2 0 0.00 33 115 69 47 8 14 13 16 6 0 79 0.359 0.71 3.7

New York Mets

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
Frank Viola, L (9-15) 8 6 4 4 1 11 1 3.72 32 129 82 43 24 15 9 11 2 0 64 -0.136 0.78 -0.7
Jeff Innis 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.83 4 15 11 6 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.005 0.03 -0.6
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 1 12 2 5.00 36 144 93 49 26 18 11 12 2 0 64 0 0 -0.141 0.69 -1.3
Balks: None.
WP: F Viola (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Fred Brocklander, 1B - Jerry Layne, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Paul Runge.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         New York Mets
1 Brett Butler CF 1 Gregg Jefferies 2B
2 Robby Thompson 2B 2 Juan Samuel CF
3 Will Clark 1B 3 Howard Johnson 3B
4 Kevin Mitchell LF 4 Darryl Strawberry RF
5 Matt Williams SS 5 Kevin McReynolds LF
6 Greg Litton 3B 6 Tim Teufel 1B
7 Candy Maldonado RF 7 Gary Carter C
8 Kirt Manwaring C 8 Kevin Elster SS
9 Bob Knepper P 9 Frank Viola P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR SFG K. Mitchell F. Viola 16% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Thompson Scores; Clark Scores
t3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R SFG R. Thompson F. Viola 15% 62% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Butler Scores
t2 0-0 0 12- 6,(3-2)  OO SFG G. Litton F. Viola -11% 49% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Mitchell Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Williams to 2B
t5 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  SFG C. Maldonado F. Viola 7% 73% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t5 1-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. Knepper F. Viola -7% 65% Flyball: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O SFG B. Butler F. Viola -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG R. Thompson F. Viola -1% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O SFG W. Clark F. Viola -1% 46% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 9,(2-2)  O NYM G. Jefferies B. Knepper 2% 48% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  NYM J. Samuel B. Knepper -4% 43% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Samuel to 2B/Adv on E8
b1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O NYM H. Johnson B. Knepper 3% 47% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O NYM D. Strawberry B. Knepper 3% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Frank Viola facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  SFG K. Mitchell F. Viola 4% 54% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Mitchell to 1B
t2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  SFG M. Williams F. Viola 6% 60% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Mitchell to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 6,(3-2)  OO SFG G. Litton F. Viola -11% 49% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Mitchell Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Williams to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O SFG C. Maldonado F. Viola -3% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYM K. McReynolds B. Knepper 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
b2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM T. Teufel B. Knepper 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYM G. Carter B. Knepper 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Mets 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Frank Viola facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG K. Manwaring F. Viola -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O SFG B. Knepper F. Viola -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  SFG B. Butler F. Viola 1% 47% Single to 1B (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R SFG R. Thompson F. Viola 15% 62% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Butler Scores
t3 1-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O SFG W. Clark F. Viola -4% 59% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYM K. Elster B. Knepper 3% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYM F. Viola B. Knepper 2% 63% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b3 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  NYM G. Jefferies B. Knepper -1% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b3 0-1 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  NYM J. Samuel B. Knepper -3% 59% Walk; Jefferies to 2B
b3 0-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O NYM H. Johnson B. Knepper 5% 64% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Mets 0.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Frank Viola facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG K. Mitchell F. Viola -2% 62% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O SFG M. Williams F. Viola -1% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG G. Litton F. Viola -1% 60% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O NYM D. Strawberry B. Knepper 3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM K. McReynolds B. Knepper 2% 65% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b4 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYM T. Teufel B. Knepper 1% 66% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Mets 0.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Frank Viola facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  SFG C. Maldonado F. Viola 7% 73% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t5 1-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O SFG K. Manwaring F. Viola -1% 72% Groundout: SS-1B; Maldonado to 3B
t5 1-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. Knepper F. Viola -7% 65% Flyball: CF
t5 1-0 2 --3 9,(3-2)  O SFG B. Butler F. Viola -4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 7-8-9
b5 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM G. Carter B. Knepper 3% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O NYM K. Elster B. Knepper 2% 67% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b5 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYM F. Viola B. Knepper 1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Mets 0.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Frank Viola facing 2-3-4
t6 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG R. Thompson F. Viola 4% 72% Single to 1B (Bunt to Weak 2B)
t6 1-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  SFG W. Clark F. Viola 5% 77% Single to P (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Thompson to 2B
t6 1-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR SFG K. Mitchell F. Viola 16% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Thompson Scores; Clark Scores
t6 4-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O SFG M. Williams F. Viola -0% 93% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t6 4-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O SFG G. Litton F. Viola -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG C. Maldonado F. Viola -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-4, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
b6 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYM G. Jefferies B. Knepper 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b6 0-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  NYM J. Samuel B. Knepper -2% 92% Walk
b6 0-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  NYM H. Johnson B. Knepper -1% 92% Samuel Steals 2B
b6 0-4 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O NYM H. Johnson B. Knepper 2% 94% Popfly: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
b6 0-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  NYM D. Strawberry B. Knepper -1% 93% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Samuel to 3B
b6 0-4 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O NYM K. McReynolds B. Knepper 3% 96% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 4, Mets 0.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-0, Mets' Frank Viola facing 8-9-1
t7 4-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG K. Manwaring F. Viola -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 4-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. Knepper F. Viola -0% 95% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 4-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O SFG B. Butler F. Viola -0% 95% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-4, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 6-7-8
b7 0-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM T. Teufel B. Knepper 1% 96% Foul Popfly: 1B
b7 0-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYM G. Carter B. Knepper 1% 97% Lineout: LF
b7 0-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM K. Elster B. Knepper 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Mets 0.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-0, Mets' Frank Viola facing 2-3-4
t8 4-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  SFG R. Thompson F. Viola 0% 98% Walk
t8 4-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O SFG W. Clark F. Viola -0% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t8 4-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O SFG K. Mitchell F. Viola -0% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
t8 4-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG M. Williams F. Viola -0% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-4, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 9-1-2
Mark Carreon pinch hits for Frank Viola (P) batting 9th
b8 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYM M. Carreon B. Knepper 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b8 0-4 1 --- 8,(3-2)  NYM G. Jefferies B. Knepper -1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b8 0-4 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O NYM J. Samuel B. Knepper 1% 98% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
b8 0-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYM H. Johnson B. Knepper 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Mets 0.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-0, Mets' Jeff Innis facing 6-7-8
Jeff Innis replaces Mark Carreon (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O SFG G. Litton J. Innis -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R SFG C. Maldonado J. Innis 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t9 5-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O SFG K. Manwaring J. Innis -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. Knepper J. Innis -0% 99% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 5, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-5, Giants' Bob Knepper facing 4-5-6
b9 0-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYM D. Strawberry B. Knepper 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b9 0-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYM K. McReynolds B. Knepper 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b9 0-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYM T. Teufel B. Knepper 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 5, Mets 0.

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