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Standings
TOR
@CAL
12
0
BOS
@KCR
2
4
NYY
@OAK
2
1
BAL
@SEA
6
0
DET
@TEX
6
3
SFG
@MON
2
7
SDP
@NYM
7
5
LAD
@PHI
3
5
HOU
@PIT
4
1
Monday, May 18, 1987,
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 4,213, Time of Game: 2:15
Astros
4
20-17
 Won 1 
3rd, 2 GB
at Pirates
1
16-19
 Lost 1 
4th, 5½ GB
W: Mike Scott (5-2)
L: Bob Kipper (2-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  2   2  0  0   0  0  0    4  7  1
Pirates         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  3  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Hatcher CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .331 .825 -0.001 0.65 0.040 -0.041 -0.3 2 0
Bill Doran 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .215 .631 -0.048 0.69 0.000 -0.048 -0.6 1 3
Phil Garner 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 .247 .710 0.068 0.61 0.095 -0.027 0.4 3 1
Jose Cruz LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .270 .749 0.021 0.67 0.047 -0.026 0.4 3 0
Kevin Bass RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .301 .823 0.045 0.83 0.108 -0.063 -0.2 1 0 3B,GDP
Alan Ashby C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .787 -0.075 0.72 0.000 -0.075 -1.0 8 0
Glenn Davis 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 .219 .596 0.081 0.55 0.085 -0.004 0.8 8 2 2B
Dickie Thon SS 3 1 1 2 1 0 .167 .702 0.160 0.92 0.177 -0.016 1.4 0 0 HR,IW
Mike Scott P 4 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .258 -0.108 1.05 0.000 -0.108 -1.4 1 2
Team Totals 33 4 7 4 3 6 .212 .672 0.143 0.75 0.552 -0.408 -0.5 27 8
2B: G Davis (6, off B Kipper).
3B: K Bass (2, off B Kipper).
HR: D Thon (1, off B Kipper; 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs).
IBB: D Thon (2, by B Kipper).
TB: D Thon 4; K Bass 3; G Davis 3; J Cruz; P Garner; B Hatcher.
GIDP: K Bass (5).
RBI: D Thon 2 (2); P Garner (12); K Bass (18).
2-out RBI: K Bass.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
E: D Thon (1).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Barry Bonds CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .847 -0.124 0.96 0.000 -0.124 -1.2 4 0
Andy Van Slyke RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 .236 .676 0.047 0.96 0.106 -0.059 0.4 0 0 SB
Johnny Ray 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .693 -0.076 0.70 0.000 -0.076 -0.7 4 1
Sid Bream 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 .336 1.019 0.087 0.81 0.111 -0.024 0.8 11 0 2·SB
Jim Morrison 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .299 .836 -0.111 1.14 0.000 -0.111 -1.1 0 7
R.J. Reynolds LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .329 .870 -0.093 0.94 0.000 -0.093 -0.9 1 0
Mike LaValliere C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .338 .842 -0.084 1.01 0.000 -0.084 -0.8 7 0
Rafael Belliard SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 .226 .625 0.058 1.05 0.084 -0.026 0.5 0 5 SB
Bob Kipper P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .417 1.000 -0.038 1.09 0.000 -0.038 -0.3 0 0 SH
   Bobby Bonilla PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .611 -0.024 0.84 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Hipolito Pena P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Logan Easley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 3 1 2 8 .100 .256 -0.358 0.94 0.301 -0.659 -3.5 27 13
SH: B Kipper (1, off M Scott).
TB: S Bream 2; A Van Slyke.
RBI: A Van Slyke (15).
2-out RBI: A Van Slyke.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Morrison-J Ray-S Bream.
Baserunning
SB: R Belliard (2, 2nd base off M Scott/A Ashby); S Bream 2 (4, 2nd base off M Scott/A Ashby 2); A Van Slyke (9, 2nd base off M Scott/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Scott, W (5-2) 9 3 1 1 2 8 0 1.95 33 83 0.357 0.94 3.5
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 2 8 0 1.00 33 83 0.357 0.94 3.5

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Kipper, L (2-4) 7 7 4 4 2 5 1 5.50 30 50 -0.167 0.86 -0.5
Hipolito Pena 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.27 3 0 0 0.015 0.27 0.5
Logan Easley 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.70 3 0 0 0.008 0.11 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 3 6 1 4.00 36 50 0 0 -0.144 0.75 0.5
Balks: None.
WP: B Kipper (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: B Kipper (2; D Thon).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Fred Brocklander, 3B - Bill Williams.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Billy Hatcher CF 1 Barry Bonds CF
2 Bill Doran 2B 2 Andy Van Slyke RF
3 Phil Garner 3B 3 Johnny Ray 2B
4 Jose Cruz LF 4 Sid Bream 1B
5 Kevin Bass RF 5 Jim Morrison 3B
6 Alan Ashby C 6 R.J. Reynolds LF
7 Glenn Davis 1B 7 Mike LaValliere C
8 Dickie Thon SS 8 Rafael Belliard SS
9 Mike Scott P 9 Bob Kipper P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 2-1 0 1-- RR HOU D. Thon B. Kipper 16% 82% Home Run; Davis Scores
t3 1-0 2 -2- R HOU K. Bass B. Kipper 11% 71% Triple; Garner Scores
t3 0-0 1 -2- R HOU P. Garner B. Kipper 9% 62% Single; Hatcher Scores
b3 0-2 2 --3 R PIT A. Van Slyke M. Scott -9% 60% Single; Belliard Scores
t2 0-0 2 123 O HOU M. Scott B. Kipper -8% 45% Foul Flyball: C

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher B. Kipper -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Doran B. Kipper -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU P. Garner B. Kipper -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Scott facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Bonds M. Scott 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT A. Van Slyke M. Scott 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT J. Ray M. Scott 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Cruz B. Kipper 4% 54% Single
t2 0-0 0 1-- O HOU K. Bass B. Kipper -4% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- O HOU A. Ashby B. Kipper -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- HOU G. Davis B. Kipper 4% 51% Double; Bass to 3B
t2 0-0 2 -23 HOU D. Thon B. Kipper 1% 52% Intentional Walk
t2 0-0 2 123 O HOU M. Scott B. Kipper -8% 45% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Scott facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- PIT S. Bream M. Scott -4% 41% Single
b2 0-0 0 1-- O PIT J. Morrison M. Scott 3% 45% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 1-- O PIT R. Reynolds M. Scott 3% 48% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 1-- PIT M. LaValliere M. Scott -1% 47% Bream Steals 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- O PIT M. LaValliere M. Scott 3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Hatcher B. Kipper 4% 54% Single
t3 0-0 0 1-- O HOU B. Doran B. Kipper -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B; Hatcher to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- R HOU P. Garner B. Kipper 9% 62% Single; Hatcher Scores
t3 1-0 1 1-- O HOU J. Cruz B. Kipper -2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B; Garner to 2B
t3 1-0 2 -2- R HOU K. Bass B. Kipper 11% 71% Triple; Garner Scores
t3 2-0 2 --3 O HOU A. Ashby B. Kipper -3% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Mike Scott facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- PIT R. Belliard M. Scott -4% 63% Walk
b3 0-2 0 1-- PIT B. Kipper M. Scott -3% 61% Belliard Steals 2B
b3 0-2 0 -2- O PIT B. Kipper M. Scott 2% 63% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Belliard to 3B
b3 0-2 1 --3 O PIT B. Bonds M. Scott 6% 69% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 0-2 2 --3 R PIT A. Van Slyke M. Scott -9% 60% Single; Belliard Scores
b3 1-2 2 1-- PIT J. Ray M. Scott -1% 59% Van Slyke Steals 2B
b3 1-2 2 -2- O PIT J. Ray M. Scott 4% 62% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 7-8-9
t4 2-1 0 --- HOU G. Davis B. Kipper 4% 66% Single
t4 2-1 0 1-- RR HOU D. Thon B. Kipper 16% 82% Home Run; Davis Scores
t4 4-1 0 --- O HOU M. Scott B. Kipper -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 4-1 1 --- O HOU B. Hatcher B. Kipper -1% 79% Flyball: CF
t4 4-1 2 --- O HOU B. Doran B. Kipper -1% 79% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Mike Scott facing 4-5-6
b4 1-4 0 --- PIT S. Bream M. Scott -4% 75% Single
b4 1-4 0 1-- O PIT J. Morrison M. Scott 4% 78% Lineout: 3B
b4 1-4 1 1-- O PIT R. Reynolds M. Scott 3% 82% Strikeout
b4 1-4 2 1-- PIT M. LaValliere M. Scott -1% 81% Bream Steals 2B
b4 1-4 2 -2- O PIT M. LaValliere M. Scott 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 3-4-5
t5 4-1 0 --- O HOU P. Garner B. Kipper -1% 83% Strikeout
t5 4-1 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Kipper -1% 82% Strikeout
t5 4-1 2 --- O HOU K. Bass B. Kipper -1% 81% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Mike Scott facing 8-9-1
b5 1-4 0 --- O PIT R. Belliard M. Scott 3% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-4 1 --- O PIT B. Kipper M. Scott 2% 86% Strikeout
b5 1-4 2 --- O PIT B. Bonds M. Scott 1% 87% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 6-7-8
t6 4-1 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby B. Kipper -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-1 1 --- HOU G. Davis B. Kipper 1% 87% Walk
t6 4-1 1 1-- O HOU D. Thon B. Kipper -1% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 4-1 2 1-- HOU M. Scott B. Kipper 1% 86% Wild Pitch; Thon to 2B
t6 4-1 2 -2- O HOU M. Scott B. Kipper -2% 84% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Mike Scott facing 2-3-4
b6 1-4 0 --- O PIT A. Van Slyke M. Scott 3% 87% Strikeout
b6 1-4 1 --- O PIT J. Ray M. Scott 2% 89% Flyball: LF
b6 1-4 2 --- PIT S. Bream M. Scott -1% 87% Walk
b6 1-4 2 1-- O PIT J. Morrison M. Scott 2% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Bob Kipper facing 1-2-3
t7 4-1 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher B. Kipper -1% 89% Strikeout
t7 4-1 1 --- O HOU B. Doran B. Kipper -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-1 2 --- O HOU P. Garner B. Kipper -0% 88% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Mike Scott facing 6-7-8
b7 1-4 0 --- O PIT R. Reynolds M. Scott 3% 90% Lineout: 3B
b7 1-4 1 --- O PIT M. LaValliere M. Scott 2% 92% Strikeout
b7 1-4 2 --- PIT R. Belliard M. Scott -1% 91% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Belliard to 1B
Bobby Bonilla pinch hits for Bob Kipper (P) batting 9th
b7 1-4 2 1-- O PIT B. Bonilla M. Scott 2% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Hipolito Pena facing 4-5-6
Hipolito Pena replaces Bobby Bonilla (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-1 0 --- HOU J. Cruz H. Pena 1% 94% Walk
t8 4-1 0 1-- OO HOU K. Bass H. Pena -2% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t8 4-1 2 --- O HOU A. Ashby H. Pena -0% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Mike Scott facing 1-2-3
b8 1-4 0 --- O PIT B. Bonds M. Scott 3% 94% Groundout: P-1B
b8 1-4 1 --- O PIT A. Van Slyke M. Scott 2% 96% Flyball: RF
b8 1-4 2 --- O PIT J. Ray M. Scott 1% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 1.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Pirates' Logan Easley facing 7-8-9
Logan Easley replaces Hipolito Pena pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-1 0 --- O HOU G. Davis L. Easley -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-1 1 --- O HOU D. Thon L. Easley -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-1 2 --- O HOU M. Scott L. Easley -0% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Mike Scott facing 4-5-6
b9 1-4 0 --- O PIT S. Bream M. Scott 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 1-4 1 --- O PIT J. Morrison M. Scott 1% 100% Popfly: 1B
b9 1-4 2 --- O PIT R. Reynolds M. Scott 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 1.

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