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Standings
TOR
@CAL
4
5
 
(10)
MIN
@CLE
8
2
BOS
@KCR
7
1
CHW
@MIL
1
5
NYY
@OAK
5
7
BAL
@SEA
2
6
DET
@TEX
6
4
STL
@ATL
5
4
CIN
@CHC
6
2
SFG
@MON
9
7
SDP
@NYM
3
10
HOU
@PIT
3
5
Wednesday, May 20, 1987,
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 14,096, Time of Game: 2:36
Astros
3
20-19
 Lost 2 
3rd, 3½ GB
at Pirates
5
18-19
 Won 2 
3rd, 4½ GB
W: Dorn Taylor (1-0)
L: Danny Darwin (2-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   1  0  1   1  0  0    3  6  1
Pirates         1  0  2   0  0  2   0  0  X    5  9  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Hatcher CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .327 .371 .455 .826 -0.094 0.85 0.000 -0.094 -0.8 2 0
Bill Doran 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .215 .286 .335 .621 -0.106 1.07 0.024 -0.131 -0.9 0 2 CS
Denny Walling 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .292 .329 .403 .732 -0.046 0.61 0.000 -0.046 -0.4 2 0
   Phil Garner PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .247 .292 .407 .700 -0.024 0.97 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 0 1
Jose Cruz LF 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .273 .340 .438 .778 0.119 0.58 0.143 -0.024 1.0 3 0 HR
Kevin Bass RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .289 .345 .454 .799 -0.050 0.82 0.020 -0.070 -0.3 1 0
Alan Ashby C 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .311 .381 .443 .825 0.119 1.11 0.168 -0.049 1.7 9 1 HR
Glenn Davis 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .227 .259 .364 .623 -0.072 1.34 0.043 -0.115 -0.5 5 1
Craig Reynolds SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .282 .341 .333 .674 -0.069 1.43 0.000 -0.069 -0.6 1 1
   Dickie Thon PH-SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .143 .333 .357 .690 0.028 0.68 0.040 -0.012 0.2 0 0
Danny Darwin P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .235 .235 .412 .647 -0.053 1.09 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 1 1
   Jim Pankovits PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .158 .111 .269 -0.043 1.80 0.000 -0.043 -0.3
   Dave Meads 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 32 3 6 3 3 10 35 .188 .257 .375 .632 -0.291 0.98 0.438 -0.730 -1.5 24 7
HR: J Cruz (4, off D Taylor, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs); A Ashby (3, off D Taylor, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: A Ashby 5; J Cruz 5; G Davis; B Doran.
RBI: A Ashby 2 (17); J Cruz (15).
2-out RBI: A Ashby; J Cruz.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
E: C Reynolds (4).
Baserunning
CS: B Doran (2, 2nd base by D Taylor/M LaValliere).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Barry Bonds CF 4 1 1 2 0 2 5 .248 .362 .488 .850 0.101 0.81 0.197 -0.096 0.9 4 0 HR,CS,HBP
Andy Van Slyke RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .241 .310 .393 .702 0.064 0.52 0.102 -0.037 0.4 1 0 HR
Johnny Ray 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .272 .327 .371 .698 0.031 0.40 0.043 -0.012 0.3 2 4
Sid Bream 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .338 .409 .617 1.026 0.188 0.76 0.213 -0.025 1.9 7 1 HR
Jim Morrison 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .289 .325 .486 .811 -0.053 0.64 0.021 -0.075 -0.6 1 1 SB
R.J. Reynolds LF 2 0 1 0 2 1 4 .333 .388 .500 .888 -0.021 0.67 0.022 -0.042 -0.0 0 0
Mike LaValliere C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .321 .421 .383 .804 -0.060 0.66 0.000 -0.060 -1.0 10 1
Rafael Belliard SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .235 .315 .337 .652 0.053 0.66 0.059 -0.006 0.6 1 2 IW
Dorn Taylor P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .091 .091 .182 -0.091 1.24 0.000 -0.091 -1.4 1 0
   Hipolito Pena P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 33 5 9 5 3 8 37 .273 .351 .545 .897 0.207 0.68 0.657 -0.449 1.0 27 10
HR: A Van Slyke (3, off D Darwin, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out); S Bream (8, off D Darwin, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out); B Bonds (6, off D Darwin, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
IBB: R Belliard (2, by D Darwin).
HBP: B Bonds (1, by D Darwin).
TB: S Bream 5; A Van Slyke 4; B Bonds 4; J Ray 2; R Belliard 2; R Reynolds.
RBI: S Bream 2 (22); B Bonds 2 (17); A Van Slyke (16).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Baserunning
SB: J Morrison (5, 2nd base off D Darwin/A Ashby).
CS: B Bonds (2, 2nd base by D Darwin/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Darwin, L (2-4) 6 8 5 5 3 6 3 3.93 30 39 -0.246 0.77 -2.0
Dave Meads 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.61 7 0 0 0.038 0.27 1.0
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 3 8 3 5.62 37 39 0 0 -0.208 0.68 -1.0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dorn Taylor, W (1-0) 6.1 6 3 3 1 7 2 4.55 25 55 0.106 0.93 0.3
Hipolito Pena, S (1) 2.2 0 0 0 2 3 0 2.63 10 0 0 0.186 1.09 1.3
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 3 10 2 3.00 35 55 0 0 0.292 0.98 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Darwin (3; B Bonds).
IBB: D Darwin (7; R Belliard).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Fred Brocklander, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Frank Pulli.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 14,096.
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 Denny Walling 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 Craig Reynolds SS 8 Rafael Belliard SS
9 Danny Darwin P 9 Dorn Taylor P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 3-2 1 1-- RR PIT B. Bonds D. Darwin 16% 91% Home Run; Belliard Scores
b3 1-0 1 1-- RR PIT S. Bream D. Darwin 16% 83% Home Run; Ray Scores
t6 1-3 2 --- R HOU J. Cruz D. Taylor -11% 72% Home Run
b1 0-0 1 --- R PIT A. Van Slyke D. Darwin 10% 63% Home Run
t4 0-3 2 12- R HOU A. Ashby D. Taylor -9% 73% Single; Cruz Scores; Bass to 3B

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' Dorn Taylor facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher D. Taylor 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- HOU B. Doran D. Taylor -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- O HOU D. Walling D. Taylor 4% 54% Doran Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU D. Walling D. Taylor 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT B. Bonds D. Darwin 4% 58% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 0 1-- O PIT A. Van Slyke D. Darwin -6% 53% Bonds Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- R PIT A. Van Slyke D. Darwin 10% 63% Home Run
b1 1-0 1 --- PIT J. Ray D. Darwin 2% 65% Single
b1 1-0 1 1-- PIT S. Bream D. Darwin 5% 70% Single; Ray to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 O PIT J. Morrison D. Darwin -6% 65% Strikeout
b1 1-0 2 1-3 O PIT R. Reynolds D. Darwin -4% 60% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Dorn Taylor facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz D. Taylor 2% 63% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 --- O HOU K. Bass D. Taylor 2% 65% Strikeout
t2 0-1 2 --- O HOU A. Ashby D. Taylor 1% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O PIT M. LaValliere D. Darwin -2% 64% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 1 --- PIT R. Belliard D. Darwin 2% 66% Single
b2 1-0 1 1-- O PIT D. Taylor D. Darwin -2% 63% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Bonds D. Darwin -2% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Dorn Taylor facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- HOU G. Davis D. Taylor -4% 57% Single
t3 0-1 0 1-- O HOU C. Reynolds D. Taylor 4% 61% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 0-1 1 1-- O HOU D. Darwin D. Taylor 3% 64% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 1-- O HOU B. Hatcher D. Taylor 3% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- O PIT A. Van Slyke D. Darwin -2% 65% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 --- PIT J. Ray D. Darwin 2% 67% Single
b3 1-0 1 1-- RR PIT S. Bream D. Darwin 16% 83% Home Run; Ray Scores
b3 3-0 1 --- PIT J. Morrison D. Darwin 1% 84% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Morrison to 1B
b3 3-0 1 1-- PIT R. Reynolds D. Darwin 1% 85% Morrison Steals 2B
b3 3-0 1 -2- PIT R. Reynolds D. Darwin 1% 86% Walk
b3 3-0 1 12- O PIT M. LaValliere D. Darwin -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B; Morrison to 3B; Reynolds to 2B
b3 3-0 2 -23 PIT R. Belliard D. Darwin 1% 85% Intentional Walk
b3 3-0 2 123 O PIT D. Taylor D. Darwin -4% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Dorn Taylor facing 2-3-4
t4 0-3 0 --- O HOU B. Doran D. Taylor 2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-3 1 --- O HOU D. Walling D. Taylor 1% 85% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 0-3 2 --- HOU J. Cruz D. Taylor -1% 84% Single
t4 0-3 2 1-- HOU K. Bass D. Taylor -2% 82% Walk; Cruz to 2B
t4 0-3 2 12- R HOU A. Ashby D. Taylor -9% 73% Single; Cruz Scores; Bass to 3B
t4 1-3 2 1-3 O HOU G. Davis D. Taylor 6% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
b4 3-1 0 --- O PIT B. Bonds D. Darwin -2% 77% Foul Flyball: 3B
b4 3-1 1 --- O PIT A. Van Slyke D. Darwin -1% 76% Flyball: LF
b4 3-1 2 --- O PIT J. Ray D. Darwin -1% 75% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Dorn Taylor facing 8-9-1
t5 1-3 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds D. Taylor 3% 78% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 1-3 1 --- O HOU D. Darwin D. Taylor 2% 80% Strikeout
t5 1-3 2 --- O HOU B. Hatcher D. Taylor 1% 81% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 4-5-6
b5 3-1 0 --- O PIT S. Bream D. Darwin -1% 80% Flyball: LF
b5 3-1 1 --- O PIT J. Morrison D. Darwin -1% 79% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-1 2 --- PIT R. Reynolds D. Darwin 1% 80% Walk
b5 3-1 2 1-- O PIT M. LaValliere D. Darwin -2% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Dorn Taylor facing 2-3-4
t6 1-3 0 --- O HOU B. Doran D. Taylor 3% 81% Strikeout
t6 1-3 1 --- O HOU D. Walling D. Taylor 2% 83% Flyball: CF
t6 1-3 2 --- R HOU J. Cruz D. Taylor -11% 72% Home Run
t6 2-3 2 --- O HOU K. Bass D. Taylor 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 8-9-1
b6 3-2 0 --- PIT R. Belliard D. Darwin 3% 77% Single
b6 3-2 0 1-- O PIT D. Taylor D. Darwin -3% 74% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 3-2 1 1-- RR PIT B. Bonds D. Darwin 16% 91% Home Run; Belliard Scores
b6 5-2 1 --- O PIT A. Van Slyke D. Darwin -1% 90% Flyball: CF
b6 5-2 2 --- O PIT J. Ray D. Darwin -0% 90% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 5.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Pirates' Dorn Taylor facing 6-7-8
t7 2-5 0 --- R HOU A. Ashby D. Taylor -8% 82% Home Run
t7 3-5 0 --- O HOU G. Davis D. Taylor 3% 85% Strikeout
Hipolito Pena replaces Dorn Taylor pitching and batting 9th
Dickie Thon pinch hits for Craig Reynolds (SS) batting 8th
t7 3-5 1 --- HOU D. Thon H. Pena -4% 81% Walk
Jim Pankovits pinch hits for Danny Darwin (P) batting 9th
t7 3-5 1 1-- O HOU J. Pankovits H. Pena 4% 86% Lineout: 2B
t7 3-5 2 1-- O HOU B. Hatcher H. Pena 3% 89% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-3, Astros' Dave Meads facing 4-5-6
Dave Meads replaces Jim Pankovits (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Dickie Thon moves from PH to SS
b7 5-3 0 --- O PIT S. Bream D. Meads -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-3 1 --- O PIT J. Morrison D. Meads -1% 87% Foul Flyball: C
b7 5-3 2 --- PIT R. Reynolds D. Meads 1% 88% Single
b7 5-3 2 1-- O PIT M. LaValliere D. Meads -1% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Pirates' Hipolito Pena facing 2-3-4
t8 3-5 0 --- O HOU B. Doran H. Pena 4% 90% Groundout: P-2B-1B
Phil Garner pinch hits for Denny Walling (3B) batting 3rd
t8 3-5 1 --- O HOU P. Garner H. Pena 2% 93% Strikeout
t8 3-5 2 --- HOU J. Cruz H. Pena -2% 90% Walk
t8 3-5 2 1-- O HOU K. Bass H. Pena 4% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-3, Astros' Dave Meads facing 8-9-1
Phil Garner moves from PH to 3B
b8 5-3 0 --- O PIT R. Belliard D. Meads -1% 93% Foul Flyball: RF
b8 5-3 1 --- O PIT H. Pena D. Meads -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 5-3 2 --- O PIT B. Bonds D. Meads -0% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Pirates' Hipolito Pena facing 6-7-8
t9 3-5 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby H. Pena 4% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-5 1 --- O HOU G. Davis H. Pena 2% 99% Strikeout
t9 3-5 2 --- O HOU D. Thon H. Pena 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 5.

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