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Standings
OAK
@ANA
3
4
SEA
@TEX
2
1
PIT
@NYM
6
7
COL
@SDP
8
4
LAD
@SFG
2
5
Thursday, June 19, 1997, 7:41
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 15,492, Time of Game: 2:37
Pirates
6
33-37
 Lost 3 
2nd, ½ GB
at Mets
7
38-32
 Won 1 
4th, 6 GB
W: John Franco (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  0   0  0  0   2  0  3    6  8  0
Mets            1  0  3   0  0  2   0  0  1    7 15  1
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Womack 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .305 .348 .653 19 13 -0.085 0.85 0.000 -0.085 -0.9 1 2
Adrian Brown CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .182 .254 .248 .502 11 8 -0.056 0.56 0.000 -0.056 -0.6 1 0
Jason Kendall C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .270 .379 .405 .784 9 6 -0.048 0.47 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 5 1
Kevin Young 1B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .301 .331 .497 .828 6 5 0.084 0.67 0.099 -0.014 1.2 7 3
Joe Randa 3B 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .308 .372 .493 .865 18 9 0.075 1.03 0.110 -0.035 1.1 2 1
Mark Smith LF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .238 .273 .429 .701 9 6 0.111 1.26 0.155 -0.045 1.6 2 0 2B
Jose Guillen RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .252 .290 .385 .675 4 4 -0.062 1.33 0.030 -0.091 -0.5 2 1 2B
Kevin Polcovich SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .280 .379 .387 .766 6 5 -0.106 1.33 0.000 -0.106 -1.1 2 4 GDP
   Dale Sveum PH-SS 2 1 1 3 0 0 2 .259 .337 .482 .819 4 2 0.309 1.28 0.356 -0.047 1.9 1 2 HR
Jon Lieber P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .038 .074 .038 .113 5 4 -0.025 0.99 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 1 0
   Chris Peters P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 4 3 -0.009 0.34 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 0 0
   Jason Christiansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Midre Cummings PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .198 .264 .386 .650 5 2 -0.028 1.02 0.000 -0.028 -0.4
   Clint Sodowsky P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Keith Osik PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .311 .381 .692 4 2 -0.034 1.32 0.000 -0.034 -0.1
   Ricardo Rincon 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 35 6 8 6 1 2 36 .229 .250 .371 .621 104 69 0.126 0.93 0.750 -0.623 1.5 25 14
2B: M Smith (1, off M Clark); J Guillen (11, off J Franco).
HR: D Sveum (3, off J Franco, 9th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
TB: D Sveum 4; M Smith 3; K Young 2; J Randa 2; J Guillen 2.
GIDP: K Polcovich (2).
RBI: D Sveum 3 (14); M Smith 2 (4); J Guillen (26).
2-out RBI: D Sveum 3.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Kendall-J Randa; K Young-D Sveum-K Young; T Womack-K Polcovich-K Young.
Outfield Assists: J Guillen (L Johnson at 2nd base).

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lance Johnson CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .284 .382 .336 .719 12 7 0.000 0.53 0.042 -0.042 -0.3 5 0
Bernard Gilkey LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .209 .317 .353 .670 14 9 -0.039 0.86 0.014 -0.053 -0.1 3 0
   Alex Ochoa RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .221 .265 .301 .567 5 3 0.002 0.21 0.008 -0.005 -0.1 1 0
John Olerud 1B 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .319 .408 .528 .936 17 8 -0.024 0.97 0.063 -0.087 0.1 10 0 GDP
Todd Hundley C 4 2 2 1 1 1 5 .284 .419 .577 .996 22 12 0.183 1.06 0.209 -0.026 0.5 2 0 GDP
Carl Everett RF-LF 3 0 2 3 2 0 5 .253 .305 .433 .738 19 8 0.285 1.25 0.310 -0.024 2.6 2 0 2·2B,CS,IW
Carlos Baerga 2B 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .283 .304 .374 .678 14 6 -0.059 0.84 0.008 -0.067 -0.7 1 1
   Jason Hardtke 2B 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 4 3 0.280 2.37 0.293 -0.012 0.5 1 1
Matt Franco 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .392 .458 .851 9 7 -0.034 0.67 0.000 -0.034 -0.5 1 2
   Edgardo Alfonzo PH-3B 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 .310 .367 .442 .809 9 4 0.046 0.24 0.046 0.000 1.5 1 1 2B
Luis Lopez SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .207 .324 .276 .599 14 9 0.019 0.38 0.039 -0.020 0.9 0 4 2B,SB
Mark Clark P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .032 .063 .129 .192 15 9 -0.031 0.38 0.000 -0.031 -0.8 0 0
   Steve Bieser PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .355 .297 .652 1 1 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.3
   John Franco P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 7 15 7 5 5 42 .405 .476 .514 .990 155 86 0.625 0.81 1.032 -0.404 3.4 27 9
2B: C Everett 2 (12, 2 off J Lieber); E Alfonzo (12, off C Peters); L Lopez (2, off C Peters).
IBB: C Everett (2, by C Sodowsky).
TB: C Everett 4; E Alfonzo 3; L Lopez 3; J Olerud 2; T Hundley 2; L Johnson 2; B Gilkey; J Hardtke; A Ochoa.
GIDP: J Olerud (8); T Hundley (3).
RBI: C Everett 3 (27); L Lopez (2); T Hundley (45); E Alfonzo (25); J Hardtke (1).
2-out RBI: C Everett.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Lopez-C Baerga-J Olerud.
E: L Johnson (3).
Baserunning
SB: L Lopez (1, 2nd base off C Peters/J Kendall).
CS: C Everett (5, 3rd base by C Peters/J Kendall).

Pittsburgh Pirates

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
Jon Lieber 2.1 7 4 4 0 0 0 4.82 14 36 25 17 2 6 8 6 1 0 27 -0.305 1.13 -3.2
Chris Peters 3 4 2 2 1 3 0 3.74 12 60 35 21 4 10 5 3 0 0 1 0 0.015 0.41 -0.5
Jason Christiansen 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 2 11 6 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.007 0.14 0.7
Clint Sodowsky 2 3 0 0 2 0 0 3.32 10 31 14 9 1 4 6 2 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.24 1.0
Ricardo Rincon, L (2-4) 0.1 1 1 1 2 1 0 3.94 4 17 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.363 2.82 -1.4
Team Totals 8.1 15 7 7 5 5 0 7.56 42 155 86 54 8 24 19 13 1 0 27 2 0 -0.627 0.81 -3.4

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 8 5 3 2 1 1 0 3.50 30 87 59 45 4 10 11 17 3 0 62 0.203 0.91 1.0
John Franco, BS (3), W (1-1) 1 3 3 3 0 1 1 2.30 6 17 10 7 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 -0.330 1.04 -2.5
Team Totals 9 8 6 5 1 2 1 5.00 36 104 69 52 5 12 14 19 3 0 62 0 0 -0.127 0.93 -1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: C Sodowsky (2; C Everett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - Bob Davidson, 3B - Greg Bonin.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: 15,492.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Wind 5mph from Left to Right, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         New York Mets
1 Tony Womack 2B 1 Lance Johnson CF
2 Adrian Brown CF 2 Bernard Gilkey LF
3 Jason Kendall C 3 John Olerud 1B
4 Kevin Young 1B 4 Todd Hundley C
5 Joe Randa 3B 5 Carl Everett RF
6 Mark Smith LF 6 Carlos Baerga 2B
7 Jose Guillen RF 7 Matt Franco 3B
8 Kevin Polcovich SS 8 Luis Lopez SS
9 Jon Lieber P 9 Mark Clark P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-6 2 -23 2,(1-0)  RRR PIT D. Sveum J. Franco -36% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Smith Scores; Guillen Scores
b9 6-6 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R NYM J. Hardtke R. Rincon 29% 100% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Hundley Scores; Everett to 2B
b3 1-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R NYM T. Hundley J. Lieber 14% 73% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Gilkey Scores; Olerud to 3B
b3 2-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR NYM C. Everett J. Lieber 12% 85% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Olerud Scores; Hundley Scores
b1 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R NYM C. Everett J. Lieber 11% 66% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Olerud Scores; Hundley to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Mark Clark facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 9,(2-2)  O PIT T. Womack M. Clark 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Brown M. Clark 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Clark 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Mets 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM L. Johnson J. Lieber -2% 53% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYM B. Gilkey J. Lieber -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  NYM J. Olerud J. Lieber 1% 52% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  NYM T. Hundley J. Lieber 2% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Olerud to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R NYM C. Everett J. Lieber 11% 66% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Olerud Scores; Hundley to 3B
b1 1-0 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O NYM C. Baerga J. Lieber -5% 61% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Mets 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Mark Clark facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT K. Young M. Clark -4% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t2 0-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  PIT J. Randa M. Clark -6% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Young to 2B
t2 0-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  PIT M. Smith M. Clark -8% 42% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Young to 3B; Randa to 2B
t2 0-1 0 123 1,(0-0)  RO PIT J. Guillen M. Clark 4% 46% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Young Scores; Smith to 2B; Guillen to 1B
t2 1-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OO PIT K. Polcovich M. Clark 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 7-8-9
b2 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM M. Franco J. Lieber -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b2 1-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYM L. Lopez J. Lieber -2% 51% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b2 1-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM M. Clark J. Lieber -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Mets' Mark Clark facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Lieber M. Clark 3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 1-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT T. Womack M. Clark 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t3 1-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Brown M. Clark 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  NYM L. Johnson J. Lieber 4% 59% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b3 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYM B. Gilkey J. Lieber -4% 56% Flyball: RF-SS/Forceout at 2B (Short RF); Gilkey to 1B
b3 1-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  NYM J. Olerud J. Lieber 4% 60% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Gilkey to 2B
b3 1-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R NYM T. Hundley J. Lieber 14% 73% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Gilkey Scores; Olerud to 3B
b3 2-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR NYM C. Everett J. Lieber 12% 85% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Olerud Scores; Hundley Scores
Chris Peters replaces Jon Lieber pitching and batting 9th
b3 4-1 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  OO NYM C. Baerga C. Peters -3% 82% Double Play: Strikeout Looking, Everett Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 4.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Mark Clark facing 3-4-5
t4 1-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Clark 2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t4 1-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Young M. Clark 1% 86% Flyball: CF
t4 1-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Randa M. Clark -1% 84% Walk
t4 1-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT M. Smith M. Clark 2% 86% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Chris Peters facing 7-8-9
b4 4-1 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O NYM M. Franco C. Peters -1% 85% Flyball: RF
b4 4-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  NYM L. Lopez C. Peters 1% 86% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b4 4-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  NYM M. Clark C. Peters 1% 87% Lopez Steals 2B
b4 4-1 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O NYM M. Clark C. Peters -2% 86% Strikeout Looking
b4 4-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O NYM L. Johnson C. Peters -2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 4.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Mark Clark facing 7-8-9
t5 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Guillen M. Clark 2% 86% Flyball: CF
t5 1-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT K. Polcovich M. Clark 1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 1-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT C. Peters M. Clark 1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Chris Peters facing 2-3-4
b5 4-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  NYM B. Gilkey C. Peters 1% 90% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b5 4-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO NYM J. Olerud C. Peters -3% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b5 4-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O NYM T. Hundley C. Peters -0% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 4.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Mark Clark facing 1-2-3
t6 1-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT T. Womack M. Clark 2% 89% Flyball: CF
t6 1-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Brown M. Clark 2% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Clark 1% 91% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Chris Peters facing 5-6-7
b6 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYM C. Everett C. Peters -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 4-1 1 --- 4,(3-0)  NYM C. Baerga C. Peters 1% 91% Walk
Edgardo Alfonzo pinch hits for Matt Franco (3B) batting 7th
b6 4-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R NYM E. Alfonzo C. Peters 4% 96% Double to RF (Fly Ball); Baerga Scores
b6 5-1 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  R NYM L. Lopez C. Peters 2% 98% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Alfonzo Scores
Jason Christiansen replaces Chris Peters pitching and batting 9th
b6 6-1 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O NYM M. Clark J. Christiansen -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b6 6-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O NYM L. Johnson J. Christiansen -0% 97% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Mets 6.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-6, Mets' Mark Clark facing 4-5-6
Jason Hardtke replaces Carlos Baerga playing 2B batting 6th
Edgardo Alfonzo moves from PH to 3B
Carl Everett moves from RF to LF
Alex Ochoa replaces Bernard Gilkey (LF) playing RF batting 2nd
t7 1-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT K. Young M. Clark -2% 95% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Young to 2B
t7 1-6 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  PIT J. Randa M. Clark -4% 91% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Young to 3B
t7 1-6 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR PIT M. Smith M. Clark -7% 84% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Young Scores/unER; Randa Scores
t7 3-6 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Guillen M. Clark 3% 87% Flyball: RF; Smith to 3B
Dale Sveum pinch hits for Kevin Polcovich (SS) batting 8th
t7 3-6 1 --3 2,(1-0)  O PIT D. Sveum M. Clark 5% 92% Popfly: 3B
Midre Cummings pinch hits for Jason Christiansen (P) batting 9th
t7 3-6 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O PIT M. Cummings M. Clark 3% 94% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Mets 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 6-3, Pirates' Clint Sodowsky facing 2-3-4
Clint Sodowsky replaces Midre Cummings (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Dale Sveum moves from PH to SS
b7 6-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  NYM A. Ochoa C. Sodowsky 1% 95% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b7 6-3 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  NYM J. Olerud C. Sodowsky 1% 96% Walk; Ochoa to 2B
b7 6-3 0 12- 5,(2-2)  OO NYM T. Hundley C. Sodowsky -2% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B; Ochoa to 3B
b7 6-3 2 --3 4,(3-0)  NYM C. Everett C. Sodowsky 0% 94% Intentional Walk
b7 6-3 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O NYM J. Hardtke C. Sodowsky -1% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Mets 6.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Mets' Mark Clark facing 1-2-3
t8 3-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Womack M. Clark 2% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. Brown M. Clark 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t8 3-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Clark 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Mets 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 6-3, Pirates' Clint Sodowsky facing 7-8-9
b8 6-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  NYM E. Alfonzo C. Sodowsky 0% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 6-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O NYM L. Lopez C. Sodowsky -0% 97% Flyball: CF
Steve Bieser pinch hits for Mark Clark (P) batting 9th
b8 6-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYM S. Bieser C. Sodowsky -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 6-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  NYM L. Johnson C. Sodowsky 0% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Alfonzo to 2B
b8 6-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O NYM A. Ochoa C. Sodowsky -1% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Mets 6.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Mets' John Franco facing 4-5-6
John Franco replaces Steve Bieser (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT K. Young J. Franco -4% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 3-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Randa J. Franco 3% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-6 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT M. Smith J. Franco 2% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Smith to 1B
t9 3-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Guillen J. Franco -3% 96% Double to RF (Fly Ball); Smith to 3B
t9 3-6 2 -23 2,(1-0)  RRR PIT D. Sveum J. Franco -36% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Smith Scores; Guillen Scores
Keith Osik pinch hits for Clint Sodowsky (P) batting 9th
t9 6-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT K. Osik J. Franco 3% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Mets 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Mets Batting, Tied 6-6, Pirates' Ricardo Rincon facing 3-4-5
Ricardo Rincon replaces Keith Osik (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 6-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYM J. Olerud R. Rincon -6% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b9 6-6 1 --- 4,(3-0)  NYM T. Hundley R. Rincon 5% 63% Walk
b9 6-6 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  NYM C. Everett R. Rincon 7% 71% Walk; Hundley to 2B
b9 6-6 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R NYM J. Hardtke R. Rincon 29% 100% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Hundley Scores; Everett to 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Mets 7.

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