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Standings
CLE
@BAL
4
5
TOR
@CHW
5
2
KCR
@DET
1
5
CAL
@NYY
1
2
BOS
@OAK
8
5
MIN
@TEX
5
8
SDP
@ATL
10
9
SFG
@CIN
9
8
LAD
@HOU
7
5
CHC
@NYM
7
3
PIT
@PHI
7
5
MON
@STL
1
4
Monday, September 4, 1989, 7:05
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 46,049, Time of Game: 3:02
Cubs
7
77-60
 Won 1 
1st
at Mets
3
72-64
 Lost 4 
4th, 4½ GB
W: Rick Sutcliffe (14-11)
L: David Cone (12-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  0  3   0  0  1   0  0  2    7  9  0
Mets            0  1  1   1  0  0   0  0  0    3  8  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerome Walton CF 4 1 1 0 1 3 5 .307 .354 .413 .767 16 11 0.020 0.92 0.100 -0.080 0.4 3 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 1 1 1 1 2 5 .279 .344 .489 .834 21 9 0.117 1.06 0.218 -0.100 0.6 2 7 HR
Dwight Smith LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .298 .350 .474 .824 17 9 0.048 0.89 0.086 -0.038 0.4 2 0 3B
   Doug Dascenzo PH-LF 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .142 .202 .150 .352 5 1 0.009 0.30 0.009 0.000 0.4 0 0
Mark Grace 1B 4 1 1 2 1 0 5 .317 .402 .476 .878 22 12 -0.048 0.83 0.054 -0.102 1.1 8 0 3B
Andre Dawson RF 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .254 .311 .484 .795 18 10 -0.041 0.79 0.011 -0.052 -0.9 4 0 IW
Luis Salazar 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .272 .304 .410 .714 26 18 -0.076 0.97 0.033 -0.109 -0.9 0 1
Shawon Dunston SS 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .270 .318 .398 .715 9 9 0.073 1.41 0.123 -0.050 0.4 4 3
Rick Wrona C 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .245 .255 .302 .556 15 11 0.208 1.27 0.236 -0.028 2.1 4 0
Rick Sutcliffe P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .164 .271 .197 .468 10 7 -0.089 1.43 0.000 -0.089 -1.1 0 0
   Marvell Wynne PH 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .249 .282 .354 .636 3 1 0.133 1.36 0.133 0.000 1.0 HBP
   Les Lancaster P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .143 .286 .429 4 3 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 36 7 9 6 5 11 42 .250 .357 .444 .802 166 101 0.349 1.01 1.003 -0.653 3.3 27 11
3B: D Smith (4, off D Cone); M Grace (3, off R Myers).
HR: R Sandberg (27, off D Cone, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
IBB: A Dawson (11, by D Cone).
HBP: M Wynne (2, by D Cone).
TB: D Smith 4; R Sandberg 4; M Grace 3; R Wrona 2; J Walton; S Dunston; L Salazar.
RBI: M Grace 2 (69); R Wrona 2 (9); S Dunston (48); R Sandberg (65).
2-out RBI: R Wrona 2; S Dunston.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Dunston-R Sandberg-M Grace.

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gregg Jefferies 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .245 .298 .344 .642 13 9 -0.012 0.82 0.055 -0.067 -0.0 0 1
Juan Samuel CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .240 .306 .349 .655 11 7 0.049 0.89 0.092 -0.044 0.3 3 0 HBP
Howard Johnson 3B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .292 .374 .588 .963 19 13 0.063 1.13 0.150 -0.087 0.3 1 3 2B
Darryl Strawberry RF 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .230 .319 .485 .804 23 10 0.269 1.56 0.270 -0.001 2.0 2 0 IW
Kevin McReynolds LF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .272 .325 .442 .767 16 10 -0.230 2.88 0.000 -0.230 -1.5 1 0
Keith Hernandez 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .235 .327 .322 .649 19 7 -0.019 1.81 0.059 -0.077 0.0 6 1
Barry Lyons C 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .246 .279 .344 .622 14 9 0.029 2.35 0.141 -0.112 0.4 11 1 2B
   Dave Magadan PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .365 .402 .767 5 3 -0.034 1.26 0.000 -0.034 -0.2
   Gary Carter C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .229 .248 .477 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Kevin Elster SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .239 .288 .365 .653 16 7 -0.035 1.25 0.029 -0.063 -0.1 1 1 IW
David Cone P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .246 .269 .277 .546 6 6 -0.207 1.64 0.000 -0.207 -1.8 0 0 GDP
   Mackey Sasser PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .287 .311 .408 .719 6 4 -0.023 0.99 0.000 -0.023 -0.1
   Randy Myers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 5 3 40 .235 .350 .294 .644 148 85 -0.150 1.50 0.796 -0.945 -0.7 27 7
2B: B Lyons (10, off R Sutcliffe); H Johnson (37, off R Sutcliffe).
IBB: K Elster (10, by R Sutcliffe); D Strawberry (10, by R Sutcliffe).
HBP: J Samuel (7, by R Sutcliffe).
TB: H Johnson 2; B Lyons 2; G Jefferies 2; D Strawberry 2; J Samuel; K Elster.
GIDP: D Cone (1).
RBI: B Lyons (22); H Johnson (85); K McReynolds (72).
2-out RBI: H Johnson.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 8.

Chicago Cubs

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
Rick Sutcliffe, W (14-11) 5 7 3 3 5 1 0 3.67 27 98 49 31 6 12 7 13 5 0 37 -0.070 1.71 -0.9
Les Lancaster, S (6) 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.09 13 50 36 24 4 8 5 6 1 0 0 0 0.221 1.05 1.7
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 5 3 0 3.00 40 148 85 55 10 20 12 19 6 0 37 0 0 0.151 1.50 0.7

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
David Cone, L (12-7) 8 8 5 5 3 11 1 3.62 36 142 91 46 23 22 10 11 2 0 54 -0.302 1.12 -1.7
Randy Myers 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 2.20 6 24 10 5 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 -0.047 0.27 -1.6
Team Totals 9 9 7 7 5 11 1 7.00 42 166 101 51 24 26 11 14 2 0 54 0 0 -0.349 1.01 -3.3
Balks: R Sutcliffe (6).
WP: R Sutcliffe (11); D Cone 2 (13).
HBP: D Cone (4; M Wynne); R Sutcliffe (1; J Samuel).
IBB: D Cone (6; A Dawson); R Sutcliffe 2 (7; K Elster, D Strawberry).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Joe West.
Time of Game: 3:02.
Attendance: 46,049.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 2-1 2 123 7,(3-2)  RR CHC R. Wrona D. Cone 17% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Grace Scores; Dawson Scores; Dunston to 3B
b2 1-1 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO NYM D. Cone R. Sutcliffe 16% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 2-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe -15% 58% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to LF Line); Jefferies Scores; Samuel to 3B
b2 0-1 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  R NYM B. Lyons R. Sutcliffe -14% 35% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Strawberry Scores; Hernandez to 3B
t3 1-1 2 123 1,(0-0)  R CHC S. Dunston D. Cone 12% 65% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Smith Scores; Grace to 3B; Dawson 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' David Cone facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Walton D. Cone -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC R. Sandberg D. Cone 11% 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t1 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Smith D. Cone -1% 58% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t1 1-0 2 --- 9,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace D. Cone 1% 59% Walk
t1 1-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Dawson D. Cone -2% 57% Flyball: C
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM G. Jefferies R. Sutcliffe 2% 59% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b1 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYM J. Samuel R. Sutcliffe 1% 61% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b1 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe 1% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' David Cone facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 7,(1-2)  CHC L. Salazar D. Cone 3% 65% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t2 1-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Dunston D. Cone -3% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC R. Wrona D. Cone 6% 69% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole); Salazar to 3B
t2 1-0 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Sutcliffe D. Cone -6% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Walton D. Cone -4% 58% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  NYM D. Strawberry R. Sutcliffe -4% 53% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-1)  NYM K. McReynolds R. Sutcliffe -3% 50% Balk; Strawberry to 2B
b2 0-1 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  NYM K. McReynolds R. Sutcliffe -4% 47% Wild Pitch; Strawberry to 3B
b2 0-1 0 --3 6,(3-2)  O NYM K. McReynolds R. Sutcliffe 5% 52% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b2 0-1 1 --3 5,(3-1)  NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe -2% 49% Walk
b2 0-1 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  R NYM B. Lyons R. Sutcliffe -14% 35% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Strawberry Scores; Hernandez to 3B
b2 1-1 1 -23 4,(3-0)  NYM K. Elster R. Sutcliffe -1% 34% Intentional Walk
b2 1-1 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO NYM D. Cone R. Sutcliffe 16% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Mets 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' David Cone facing 2-3-4
t3 1-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC R. Sandberg D. Cone 4% 54% Walk
t3 1-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC D. Smith D. Cone 7% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Sandberg to 2B
t3 1-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Grace D. Cone 6% 67% Wild Pitch; Sandberg to 3B; Smith to 2B
t3 1-1 0 -23 5,(3-1)  O CHC M. Grace D. Cone -6% 61% Fielder's Choice 1B; Sandberg out at Hm/1B-C-3B-C; Smith to 3B; Grace to 2B
t3 1-1 1 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC A. Dawson D. Cone 1% 62% Intentional Walk
t3 1-1 1 123 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Salazar D. Cone -9% 53% Flyball: SS
t3 1-1 2 123 1,(0-0)  R CHC S. Dunston D. Cone 12% 65% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Smith Scores; Grace to 3B; Dawson to 2B
t3 2-1 2 123 7,(3-2)  RR CHC R. Wrona D. Cone 17% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Grace Scores; Dawson Scores; Dunston to 3B
t3 4-1 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sutcliffe D. Cone -3% 80% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 1-2-3
b3 1-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  NYM G. Jefferies R. Sutcliffe -4% 76% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 1-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  NYM J. Samuel R. Sutcliffe -7% 70% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Jefferies to 2B
b3 1-4 0 12- 5,(3-1)  O NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe 6% 76% Flyball: RF
b3 1-4 1 12- 7,(3-2)  NYM D. Strawberry R. Sutcliffe -7% 69% Walk; Jefferies to 3B; Samuel to 2B
b3 1-4 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO NYM K. McReynolds R. Sutcliffe 2% 70% Lineout: SS-3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Jefferies Scores; Samuel to 3B
b3 2-4 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe -3% 67% Walk; McReynolds to 2B
b3 2-4 2 123 3,(0-2)  O NYM B. Lyons R. Sutcliffe 9% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 4, Mets 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' David Cone facing 1-2-3
t4 4-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Walton D. Cone -1% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t4 4-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg D. Cone -1% 73% Strikeout Looking
t4 4-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC D. Smith D. Cone 2% 75% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 4-2 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Grace D. Cone -3% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 8-9-1
b4 2-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O NYM K. Elster R. Sutcliffe 3% 75% Flyball: SS (Short LF Line)
b4 2-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYM D. Cone R. Sutcliffe 2% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  NYM G. Jefferies R. Sutcliffe -2% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b4 2-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  NYM J. Samuel R. Sutcliffe -3% 73% Hit By Pitch; Jefferies to 2B
b4 2-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R NYM H. Johnson R. Sutcliffe -15% 58% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to LF Line); Jefferies Scores; Samuel to 3B
b4 3-4 2 -23 4,(3-0)  NYM D. Strawberry R. Sutcliffe -2% 56% Intentional Walk
b4 3-4 2 123 2,(0-1)  O NYM K. McReynolds R. Sutcliffe 10% 66% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 4, Mets 3.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Mets' David Cone facing 5-6-7
t5 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Dawson D. Cone -2% 64% Lineout: CF
t5 4-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC L. Salazar D. Cone -1% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Dunston D. Cone -1% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 6-7-8
b5 3-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYM K. Hernandez R. Sutcliffe 3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM B. Lyons R. Sutcliffe 2% 67% Foul Flyball: C (Behind Home)
b5 3-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  NYM K. Elster R. Sutcliffe -2% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b5 3-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYM D. Cone R. Sutcliffe 3% 68% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Mets 3.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Mets' David Cone facing 8-9-1
t6 4-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Wrona D. Cone -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Marvell Wynne pinch hits for Rick Sutcliffe (P) batting 9th
t6 4-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Wynne D. Cone 2% 69% Hit By Pitch
t6 4-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Walton D. Cone 9% 78% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Wynne to 3B; Walton to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t6 4-3 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg D. Cone -8% 70% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-3 2 -23 5,(2-2)  R CHC D. Smith D. Cone 11% 80% Wild Pitch; Wynne Scores; Walton to 3B
t6 5-3 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O CHC D. Smith D. Cone -3% 78% Foul Flyball: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Les Lancaster facing 1-2-3
Les Lancaster replaces Marvell Wynne (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYM G. Jefferies L. Lancaster 3% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM J. Samuel L. Lancaster 2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM H. Johnson L. Lancaster 1% 84% Foul Flyball: SS (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Mets 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Mets' David Cone facing 4-5-6
t7 5-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grace D. Cone -1% 83% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t7 5-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Dawson D. Cone -1% 82% Flyball: 1B
t7 5-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC L. Salazar D. Cone -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Les Lancaster facing 4-5-6
b7 3-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  NYM D. Strawberry L. Lancaster -7% 75% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b7 3-5 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O NYM K. McReynolds L. Lancaster 6% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b7 3-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O NYM K. Hernandez L. Lancaster 4% 85% Flyball: CF
Dave Magadan pinch hits for Barry Lyons (C) batting 7th
b7 3-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O NYM D. Magadan L. Lancaster 3% 89% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Mets 3.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Mets' David Cone facing 7-8-9
Gary Carter replaces Dave Magadan (PH) playing C batting 7th
t8 5-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Dunston D. Cone -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Wrona D. Cone -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 5-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Lancaster D. Cone -0% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Les Lancaster facing 8-9-1
b8 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYM K. Elster L. Lancaster 4% 90% Strikeout Swinging
Mackey Sasser pinch hits for David Cone (P) batting 9th
b8 3-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O NYM M. Sasser L. Lancaster 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM G. Jefferies L. Lancaster 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Mets 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Mets' Randy Myers facing 1-2-3
Randy Myers replaces Mackey Sasser (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC J. Walton R. Myers 1% 95% Walk
t9 5-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg R. Myers -1% 94% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
Doug Dascenzo pinch hits for Dwight Smith (LF) batting 3rd
t9 5-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Dascenzo R. Myers 1% 95% Walk; Walton to 2B
t9 5-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC M. Grace R. Myers 4% 99% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line); Walton Scores; Dascenzo Scores
t9 7-3 1 --3 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Dawson R. Myers -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t9 7-3 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O CHC L. Salazar R. Myers -0% 99% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 7, Mets 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 3-7, Cubs' Les Lancaster facing 2-3-4
Doug Dascenzo moves from PH to LF
b9 3-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM J. Samuel L. Lancaster 1% 100% Flyball: SS (SS-2B)
b9 3-7 1 --- 7,(0-2)  O NYM H. Johnson L. Lancaster 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYM D. Strawberry L. Lancaster 0% 100% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 7, Mets 3.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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