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Standings
OAK
@BAL
0
11
ANA
@CHW
2
4
DET
@CLE
2
0
NYY
@KCR
13
5
MIL
@SEA
0
9
BOS
@TEX
6
7
MIN
@TOR
0
1
PIT
@ATL
1
3
PHI
@COL
0
9
FLA
@HOU
0
1
CHC
@LAD
2
5
STL
@NYM
8
2
MON
@SDP
9
3
CIN
@SFG
1
2
 
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Sunday, May 4, 1997, 1:45
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 17,652, Time of Game: 2:39
Cardinals
8
13-16
 Won 1 
3rd, 3½ GB
at Mets
2
14-16
 Lost 1 
4th, 7½ GB
L: Mark Clark (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       4  0  0   2  2  0   0  0  0    8 13  1
Mets            0  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0    2  5  1

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Delino DeShields 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .253 .296 .385 .681 13 8 0.039 0.54 0.061 -0.022 0.3 2 5 SB
Willie McGee LF 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .292 .370 .563 .933 23 17 0.021 0.43 0.070 -0.049 1.1 1 1 HR
   Gary Gaetti PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .271 .291 .562 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ray Lankford CF 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .368 .500 .737 1.237 16 8 0.156 0.38 0.160 -0.004 1.2 2 0 HR
   Mark Sweeney PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .343 .241 .584 4 2 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.2 3 0
Dmitri Young 1B 3 2 2 0 2 0 5 .295 .364 .436 .800 18 7 0.015 0.33 0.038 -0.023 0.3 11 1 CS,IW
John Mabry RF-CF 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .267 .370 .349 .719 17 11 0.058 0.33 0.070 -0.012 0.9 0 0
Danny Sheaffer 3B-LF 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .143 .217 .190 .408 20 16 0.063 0.39 0.081 -0.018 0.1 2 4 2B
Tom Lampkin C 4 0 2 3 0 0 4 .239 .282 .343 .625 11 7 0.026 0.29 0.030 -0.005 1.4 5 0 SB
Royce Clayton SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .217 .260 .365 .625 21 10 0.014 0.28 0.018 -0.004 -0.3 0 4 GDP
Todd Stottlemyre P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .100 .438 .100 .538 11 8 -0.032 0.39 0.000 -0.032 -1.3 1 0 SH
   John Frascatore 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 37 8 13 8 4 6 42 .351 .415 .541 .955 154 94 0.360 0.38 0.528 -0.169 3.5 27 15
2B: D Sheaffer (1, off M Clark).
HR: R Lankford (4, off M Clark, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line); W McGee (2, off M Clark, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SH: T Stottlemyre (1, off M Clark).
IBB: D Young (1, by R Jordan).
TB: W McGee 5; R Lankford 4; T Lampkin 2; J Mabry 2; D Sheaffer 2; D Young 2; D DeShields 2; R Clayton.
GIDP: R Clayton (3).
RBI: T Lampkin 3 (7); W McGee 2 (5); R Lankford 2 (8); D Sheaffer (2).
2-out RBI: W McGee 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. W McGee-D Sheaffer-D DeShields-D Sheaffer; D Sheaffer-D DeShields-D Young.
E: D Young (4).
Outfield Assists: W McGee (T Hundley at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: D DeShields (7, 2nd base off M Clark/T Hundley); T Lampkin (1, 2nd base off R Jordan/T Hundley).
CS: D Young (2, 2nd base by M Clark/T Hundley).

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Carl Everett CF-RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .191 .233 .294 .527 17 12 -0.032 0.31 0.000 -0.032 -0.4 2 0 SF
Edgardo Alfonzo 3B-SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .261 .333 .377 .710 14 9 -0.018 0.26 0.005 -0.023 -0.2 0 1
John Olerud 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .357 .427 .557 .984 21 11 -0.004 0.21 0.011 -0.015 -0.4 12 0
Todd Hundley C 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 .253 .377 .527 .905 16 5 0.046 0.46 0.050 -0.003 0.5 3 1
   Alberto Castillo C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .385 .467 .385 .851 5 4 0.002 0.04 0.002 0.000 0.3 3 0
Bernard Gilkey LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .200 .292 .295 .587 16 7 -0.001 0.61 0.034 -0.035 -0.2 0 0
Carlos Baerga 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .228 .244 .304 .548 11 8 -0.060 0.66 0.005 -0.065 -0.3 3 4 SF
Alex Ochoa RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .211 .240 .239 .479 8 5 -0.035 0.43 0.000 -0.035 -1.1 1 0 GDP
   Toby Borland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Barry Manuel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Butch Huskey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233 .227 .438 .665 3 3 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.4
Rey Ordonez SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .236 .261 .292 .553 6 4 -0.022 0.44 0.000 -0.022 -0.4 1 1
   Steve Bieser RF-CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .385 .579 .615 1.194 3 3 0.005 0.07 0.005 0.000 0.6 1 0 2B
Mark Clark P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .063 .000 .063 5 3 -0.013 0.51 0.000 -0.013 -0.2 1 2
   Ricardo Jordan P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 0 1
   Matt Franco 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .370 .364 .734 3 2 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 29 2 5 2 3 5 34 .172 .235 .207 .442 131 79 -0.140 0.37 0.112 -0.251 -2.5 27 11
2B: S Bieser (3, off T Stottlemyre).
SF: C Baerga (1, off T Stottlemyre); C Everett (1, off T Stottlemyre).
TB: S Bieser 2; E Alfonzo; C Baerga; A Castillo; J Olerud.
GIDP: A Ochoa (1).
RBI: C Baerga (2); C Everett (10).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Ordonez-C Baerga-J Olerud.
E: T Hundley (4).

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Todd Stottlemyre, W (1-1) 8 3 2 2 3 5 0 3.74 29 113 66 37 8 20 13 8 2 0 70 0.136 0.43 2.0
John Frascatore 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.53 5 18 13 10 0 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 0.003 0.06 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 3 5 0 2.00 34 131 79 47 8 23 15 11 4 0 70 0 0 0.139 0.37 2.5

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
Mark Clark, L (3-2) 4 8 6 6 2 0 2 4.36 21 67 42 35 5 2 11 8 4 0 20 -0.330 0.65 -4.0
Ricardo Jordan 3 4 2 2 2 4 0 4.38 14 68 38 18 9 11 3 5 2 0 0 0 -0.032 0.12 -0.5
Toby Borland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.75 4 11 7 6 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Barry Manuel 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.65 3 12 8 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 8 8 4 6 2 8.00 42 158 95 65 15 15 17 15 7 0 20 0 0 -0.360 0.38 -3.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Jordan (1; D Young).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Angel Hernandez, 2B - Ed Rapuano, 3B - Terry Tata.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 17,652.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 61° F, Wind 9mph out to Rightfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         New York Mets
1 Delino DeShields 2B 1 Carl Everett CF
2 Willie McGee LF 2 Edgardo Alfonzo 3B
3 Ray Lankford CF 3 John Olerud 1B
4 Dmitri Young 1B 4 Todd Hundley C
5 John Mabry RF 5 Bernard Gilkey LF
6 Danny Sheaffer 3B 6 Carlos Baerga 2B
7 Tom Lampkin C 7 Alex Ochoa RF
8 Royce Clayton SS 8 Rey Ordonez SS
9 Todd Stottlemyre P 9 Mark Clark P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR STL R. Lankford M. Clark 15% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); DeShields Scores
t1 2-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R STL D. Sheaffer M. Clark 8% 82% Double to SS (Ground Ball); Young Scores; Mabry to 3B
t4 4-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  RR STL W. McGee M. Clark 7% 95% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Clayton Scores
t1 2-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  STL J. Mabry M. Clark 5% 74% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Young to 3B
b4 0-6 1 123 3,(1-1)  ROO NYM C. Baerga T. Stottlemyre 5% 94% Double Play: Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Olerud Scores; Hundley out at 3B/LF-3B-2B-3B

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' Mark Clark facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL D. DeShields M. Clark 4% 54% Single to 3B (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL W. McGee M. Clark 2% 56% DeShields Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL W. McGee M. Clark -4% 52% Bunt Popfly: P (P's Left)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR STL R. Lankford M. Clark 15% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); DeShields Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL D. Young M. Clark 2% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
t1 2-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  STL J. Mabry M. Clark 5% 74% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Young to 3B
t1 2-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R STL D. Sheaffer M. Clark 8% 82% Double to SS (Ground Ball); Young Scores; Mabry to 3B
t1 3-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RO STL T. Lampkin M. Clark 1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Mabry Scores; Sheaffer to 3B
t1 4-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  STL R. Clayton M. Clark 1% 83% Walk
t1 4-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O STL T. Stottlemyre M. Clark -2% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Behind 0-4, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
b1 0-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O NYM C. Everett T. Stottlemyre 2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
b1 0-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM E. Alfonzo T. Stottlemyre 1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYM J. Olerud T. Stottlemyre 1% 85% Flyball: CF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Mets 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Mets' Mark Clark facing 1-2-3
t2 4-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL D. DeShields M. Clark -1% 84% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t2 4-0 1 --- 10,(2-2)  O STL W. McGee M. Clark -1% 83% Flyball: CF
t2 4-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford M. Clark 1% 84% Walk
t2 4-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL D. Young M. Clark 1% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lankford to 3B
t2 4-0 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O STL J. Mabry M. Clark -2% 82% Young Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-4, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 4-5-6
b2 0-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  NYM T. Hundley T. Stottlemyre -3% 79% Walk
b2 0-4 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  O NYM B. Gilkey T. Stottlemyre 3% 82% Flyball: CF
b2 0-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O NYM C. Baerga T. Stottlemyre 2% 84% Groundout: 1B-2B-P (Weak 2B-1B); Hundley to 2B
b2 0-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O NYM A. Ochoa T. Stottlemyre 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Mets 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Mets' Mark Clark facing 5-6-7
t3 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry M. Clark -1% 85% Lineout: 2B
t3 4-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL D. Sheaffer M. Clark -1% 85% Popfly: 1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t3 4-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Lampkin M. Clark -0% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Behind 0-4, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 8-9-1
b3 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM R. Ordonez T. Stottlemyre 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 0-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYM M. Clark T. Stottlemyre 1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O NYM C. Everett T. Stottlemyre 1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Mets 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Mets' Mark Clark facing 8-9-1
t4 4-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL R. Clayton M. Clark 1% 89% Single to P (Line Drive to P's Left)
t4 4-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL T. Stottlemyre M. Clark -1% 89% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (P's Left); Clayton to 2B
t4 4-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL D. DeShields M. Clark -1% 88% Flyball: CF; Clayton to 3B
t4 4-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  RR STL W. McGee M. Clark 7% 95% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Clayton Scores
t4 6-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Lankford M. Clark -0% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-6, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 2-3-4
b4 0-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYM E. Alfonzo T. Stottlemyre 1% 95% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  NYM J. Olerud T. Stottlemyre -1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b4 0-6 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  NYM T. Hundley T. Stottlemyre -2% 93% Walk; Olerud to 2B
b4 0-6 1 12- 4,(3-0)  NYM B. Gilkey T. Stottlemyre -3% 89% Walk; Olerud to 3B; Hundley to 2B
b4 0-6 1 123 3,(1-1)  ROO NYM C. Baerga T. Stottlemyre 5% 94% Double Play: Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Olerud Scores; Hundley out at 3B/LF-3B-2B-3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 6, Mets 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Mets' Ricardo Jordan facing 4-5-6
Ricardo Jordan replaces Mark Clark pitching and batting 9th
t5 6-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL D. Young R. Jordan 1% 95% Walk
t5 6-1 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL J. Mabry R. Jordan 2% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Young to 3B; Mabry to 2B
t5 6-1 0 -23 6,(3-2)  O STL D. Sheaffer R. Jordan -1% 96% Foul Popfly: 1B
t5 6-1 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RR STL T. Lampkin R. Jordan 2% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Young Scores; Mabry Scores
t5 8-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Clayton R. Jordan -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging, Lampkin Steals 2B; Lampkin to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t5 8-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Stottlemyre R. Jordan -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-8, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 7-8-9
b5 1-8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM A. Ochoa T. Stottlemyre 1% 98% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
b5 1-8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYM R. Ordonez T. Stottlemyre 0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYM R. Jordan T. Stottlemyre 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Mets 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Mets' Ricardo Jordan facing 1-2-3
t6 8-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  STL D. DeShields R. Jordan 0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t6 8-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O STL W. McGee R. Jordan -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B); DeShields to 2B
t6 8-1 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford R. Jordan -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t6 8-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL D. Young R. Jordan 0% 99% Intentional Walk
t6 8-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry R. Jordan -0% 98% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 8, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-8, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
b6 1-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYM C. Everett T. Stottlemyre 0% 99% Bunt Popfly: 1B
b6 1-8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  NYM E. Alfonzo T. Stottlemyre -0% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b6 1-8 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O NYM J. Olerud T. Stottlemyre 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
b6 1-8 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O NYM T. Hundley T. Stottlemyre 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Mets 1.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Mets' Ricardo Jordan facing 6-7-8
Alberto Castillo replaces Todd Hundley playing C batting 4th
t7 8-1 0 --- 6,(0-2)  O STL D. Sheaffer R. Jordan -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t7 8-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL T. Lampkin R. Jordan 0% 99% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t7 8-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO STL R. Clayton R. Jordan -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-8, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 5-6-7
b7 1-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM B. Gilkey T. Stottlemyre 0% 99% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b7 1-8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  NYM C. Baerga T. Stottlemyre -0% 99% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
b7 1-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO NYM A. Ochoa T. Stottlemyre 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Mets 1.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Mets' Toby Borland facing 9-1-2
Toby Borland replaces Alex Ochoa (RF) pitching and batting 7th
Matt Franco replaces Ricardo Jordan (P) playing 3B batting 9th
Edgardo Alfonzo moves from 3B to SS
Steve Bieser replaces Rey Ordonez (SS) playing RF batting 8th
t8 8-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Stottlemyre T. Borland -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 8-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL D. DeShields T. Borland -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t8 8-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL W. McGee T. Borland 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Mark Sweeney pinch hits for Ray Lankford (CF) batting 3rd
Gary Gaetti pinch runs for Willie McGee (LF) batting 2nd
t8 8-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. Sweeney T. Borland -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-8, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 8-9-1
Gary Gaetti moves from PR to 3B
Danny Sheaffer moves from 3B to LF
John Mabry moves from RF to CF
Mark Sweeney moves from PH to RF
b8 1-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  NYM S. Bieser T. Stottlemyre -0% 99% Double to RF (Fly Ball)
b8 1-8 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O NYM M. Franco T. Stottlemyre 0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Bieser to 3B
b8 1-8 1 --3 2,(1-0)  RO NYM C. Everett T. Stottlemyre 0% 100% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Bieser Scores
b8 2-8 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYM E. Alfonzo T. Stottlemyre 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Mets 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Mets' Barry Manuel facing 4-5-6
Barry Manuel replaces Toby Borland pitching and batting 7th
Steve Bieser moves from RF to CF
Carl Everett moves from CF to RF
t9 8-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL D. Young B. Manuel -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 8-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL J. Mabry B. Manuel -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 8-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Sheaffer B. Manuel -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Mets 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-8, Cardinals' John Frascatore facing 3-4-5
John Frascatore replaces Todd Stottlemyre pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYM J. Olerud J. Frascatore 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b9 2-8 1 --- 5,(1-2)  NYM A. Castillo J. Frascatore -0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b9 2-8 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O NYM B. Gilkey J. Frascatore 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b9 2-8 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  NYM C. Baerga J. Frascatore -0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Castillo to 2B
Butch Huskey pinch hits for Barry Manuel (P) batting 7th
b9 2-8 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O NYM B. Huskey J. Frascatore 0% 100% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 8, Mets 2.

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