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Standings
CAL
@BAL
6
5
KCR
@CHW
2
7
BOS
@CLE
2
7
BOS
@CLE
1
2
TEX
@DET
1
4
MIN
@MIL
12
3
SEA
@NYY
7
1
SEA
@NYY
2
4
OAK
@TOR
6
5
 
(10)
CHC
@CIN
1
4
MON
@LAD
6
5
 
(10)
HOU
@PIT
2
8
PHI
@SDP
1
3
NYM
@SFG
1
9
ATL
@STL
2
4
Saturday, August 29, 1987,
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 26,585, Time of Game: 2:33
Astros
2
65-64
 Lost 4 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Pirates
8
58-71
 Won 5 
6th, 19½ GB
W: Mike Bielecki (1-1)
L: Nolan Ryan (5-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  6  0
Pirates         0  1  1   0  0  0   2  4  X    8 12  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gerald Young CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .287 .344 .345 .689 -0.079 0.79 0.001 -0.080 -0.1 1 0 2B
Billy Hatcher LF-RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .317 .375 .453 .828 -0.054 0.56 0.001 -0.055 0.5 1 0 2B
Bill Doran 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .291 .366 .430 .796 -0.015 0.35 0.012 -0.027 -0.3 0 5
Alan Ashby C 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 .296 .384 .447 .830 -0.042 0.80 0.020 -0.062 -0.1 8 1 SF
Kevin Bass RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .277 .338 .431 .770 -0.035 1.08 0.030 -0.065 -0.3 1 0
   Larry Andersen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Terry Puhl PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .217 .273 .272 .544 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.1
Glenn Davis 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .253 .305 .459 .764 -0.097 0.71 0.000 -0.097 -1.1 8 3 GDP
Denny Walling 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .287 .354 .423 .776 -0.016 0.76 0.026 -0.042 -0.2 0 1
Craig Reynolds SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .272 .321 .376 .697 -0.056 0.77 0.000 -0.056 -0.6 2 0
Nolan Ryan P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .043 .064 .109 .173 -0.036 0.66 0.000 -0.036 -0.3 2 2
   Jose Cruz LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .313 .416 .729 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 6 2 0 2 33 .194 .188 .258 .446 -0.433 0.67 0.090 -0.523 -2.5 24 12
2B: G Young (6, off M Bielecki); B Hatcher (25, off M Bielecki).
SF: A Ashby (3, off M Bielecki).
TB: B Hatcher 2; G Young 2; K Bass; T Puhl; D Walling; B Doran.
GIDP: G Davis (15).
RBI: A Ashby (57); B Hatcher (57).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
John Cangelosi LF 3 2 1 0 1 1 4 .286 .451 .407 .858 0.039 0.76 0.071 -0.033 0.6 1 0 SB
   Barry Bonds LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .262 .333 .511 .845 0.001 0.03 0.001 0.000 0.2 1 0
Jose Lind 2B 3 1 1 0 2 1 5 .333 .600 .333 .933 0.006 0.53 0.032 -0.026 0.7 2 6
Andy Van Slyke CF 3 2 1 4 2 0 5 .286 .351 .504 .855 -0.011 0.71 0.051 -0.061 2.9 1 0 HR,SB
Bobby Bonilla 3B 4 0 3 3 1 0 5 .294 .339 .473 .812 0.124 0.88 0.152 -0.028 2.2 0 0 2B
R.J. Reynolds RF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .253 .319 .384 .703 -0.081 0.59 0.000 -0.081 -0.9 3 0 2B
Sid Bream 1B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .275 .345 .417 .762 -0.053 0.46 0.014 -0.067 -1.6 12 3 CS
Mike LaValliere C 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .300 .384 .373 .757 0.104 0.35 0.117 -0.012 0.7 2 0 HR
Al Pedrique SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .316 .368 .390 .758 -0.010 0.35 0.012 -0.022 0.2 2 5
Mike Bielecki P 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.051 0.49 0.000 -0.051 -1.1 3 1
Team Totals 35 8 12 8 7 8 42 .343 .452 .571 1.024 0.068 0.56 0.450 -0.381 4.0 27 15
2B: B Bonilla (25, off L Andersen); R Reynolds (21, off L Andersen).
HR: M LaValliere (1, off N Ryan, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); A Van Slyke (18, off L Andersen, 8th inn, 3 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: M LaValliere 5; A Van Slyke 4; B Bonilla 4; R Reynolds 2; A Pedrique 2; J Cangelosi; J Lind; B Bonds.
RBI: A Van Slyke 4 (68); B Bonilla 3 (57); M LaValliere (31).
2-out RBI: A Van Slyke 4; B Bonilla.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Pedrique-J Lind-S Bream.
E: M LaValliere (5).
Baserunning
SB: A Van Slyke (29, 2nd base off N Ryan/A Ashby); J Cangelosi (17, 2nd base off N Ryan/A Ashby).
CS: S Bream (7, 2nd base by N Ryan/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (5-14) 6 4 2 2 6 7 1 2.91 27 57 0.021 0.73 1.0
Larry Andersen 2 8 6 6 1 1 1 3.38 15 0 0 -0.087 0.21 -5.0
Team Totals 8 12 8 8 7 8 2 9.00 42 57 0 0 -0.066 0.56 -4.0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Bielecki, W (1-1) 9 6 2 2 0 2 0 3.00 33 69 0.433 0.67 2.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 0 2 0 2.00 33 69 0.433 0.67 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: N Ryan (10).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Randy Marsh, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Mark Hirschbeck, 3B - Dana DeMuth.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 26,585.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Gerald Young CF 1 John Cangelosi LF
2 Billy Hatcher LF 2 Jose Lind 2B
3 Bill Doran 2B 3 Andy Van Slyke CF
4 Alan Ashby C 4 Bobby Bonilla 3B
5 Kevin Bass RF 5 R.J. Reynolds RF
6 Glenn Davis 1B 6 Sid Bream 1B
7 Denny Walling 3B 7 Mike LaValliere C
8 Craig Reynolds SS 8 Al Pedrique SS
9 Nolan Ryan P 9 Mike Bielecki P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 1 --- R PIT M. LaValliere N. Ryan 11% 64% Home Run
b3 1-0 2 --3 R PIT B. Bonilla N. Ryan 9% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cangelosi Scores
t4 0-2 1 1-- OO HOU G. Davis M. Bielecki 6% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --3 O PIT A. Van Slyke N. Ryan -6% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 2-0 1 1-3 RR PIT B. Bonilla L. Andersen 5% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Cangelosi Scores; Van Slyke Scores

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' Mike Bielecki facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU G. Young M. Bielecki 2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Hatcher M. Bielecki 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- HOU B. Doran M. Bielecki -1% 53% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- HOU A. Ashby M. Bielecki -2% 51% Reached on Interference on C; Doran to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O HOU K. Bass M. Bielecki 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT J. Cangelosi N. Ryan -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT J. Lind N. Ryan -2% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- PIT A. Van Slyke N. Ryan 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- PIT B. Bonilla N. Ryan 1% 53% Van Slyke Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- PIT B. Bonilla N. Ryan 2% 55% Walk, Wild Pitch; Van Slyke to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O PIT R. Reynolds N. Ryan -5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU G. Davis M. Bielecki 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Walling M. Bielecki -3% 50% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 1 1-- O HOU C. Reynolds M. Bielecki 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O HOU N. Ryan M. Bielecki 2% 55% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT S. Bream N. Ryan -2% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-0 1 --- R PIT M. LaValliere N. Ryan 11% 64% Home Run
b2 1-0 1 --- O PIT A. Pedrique N. Ryan -1% 62% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 --- O PIT M. Bielecki N. Ryan -1% 61% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- O HOU G. Young M. Bielecki 3% 64% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O HOU B. Hatcher M. Bielecki 2% 66% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 2 --- O HOU B. Doran M. Bielecki 1% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- PIT J. Cangelosi N. Ryan 3% 70% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- PIT J. Lind N. Ryan 2% 73% Cangelosi Steals 2B
b3 1-0 0 -2- O PIT J. Lind N. Ryan -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cangelosi to 3B
b3 1-0 1 --3 O PIT A. Van Slyke N. Ryan -6% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 1-0 2 --3 R PIT B. Bonilla N. Ryan 9% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cangelosi Scores
b3 2-0 2 1-- O PIT R. Reynolds N. Ryan -2% 73% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 4-5-6
t4 0-2 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby M. Bielecki 3% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- HOU K. Bass M. Bielecki -3% 73% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
t4 0-2 1 1-- OO HOU G. Davis M. Bielecki 6% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- O PIT S. Bream N. Ryan -2% 77% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 2-0 1 --- O PIT M. LaValliere N. Ryan -1% 76% Strikeout
b4 2-0 2 --- O PIT A. Pedrique N. Ryan -1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- O HOU D. Walling M. Bielecki 3% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-2 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds M. Bielecki 2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- O HOU N. Ryan M. Bielecki 1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
b5 2-0 0 --- O PIT M. Bielecki N. Ryan -1% 80% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-0 1 --- O PIT J. Cangelosi N. Ryan -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-0 2 --- PIT J. Lind N. Ryan 1% 80% Walk
b5 2-0 2 1-- PIT A. Van Slyke N. Ryan 1% 81% Walk; Lind to 2B
b5 2-0 2 12- O PIT B. Bonilla N. Ryan -3% 78% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 1-2-3
t6 0-2 0 --- O HOU G. Young M. Bielecki 3% 81% Lineout: RF
t6 0-2 1 --- O HOU B. Hatcher M. Bielecki 2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-2 2 --- O HOU B. Doran M. Bielecki 1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
b6 2-0 0 --- O PIT R. Reynolds N. Ryan -1% 83% Groundout: P-1B
b6 2-0 1 --- PIT S. Bream N. Ryan 1% 85% Walk
b6 2-0 1 1-- O PIT M. LaValliere N. Ryan -2% 82% Bream Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 2-0 2 --- PIT M. LaValliere N. Ryan 1% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b6 2-0 2 1-- PIT A. Pedrique N. Ryan 1% 84% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); LaValliere to 2B
b6 2-0 2 12- O PIT M. Bielecki N. Ryan -3% 82% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 4-5-6
t7 0-2 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby M. Bielecki 3% 85% Flyball: LF
t7 0-2 1 --- O HOU K. Bass M. Bielecki 2% 88% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 0-2 2 --- O HOU G. Davis M. Bielecki 1% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Larry Andersen facing 1-2-3
Larry Andersen replaces Kevin Bass (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Jose Cruz replaces Nolan Ryan (P) playing LF batting 9th
Billy Hatcher moves from LF to RF
b7 2-0 0 --- PIT J. Cangelosi L. Andersen 2% 90% Single to 2B/Bunt
b7 2-0 0 1-- PIT J. Lind L. Andersen 2% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive); Cangelosi to 2B
b7 2-0 0 12- O PIT A. Van Slyke L. Andersen -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cangelosi to 3B; Van Slyke to 1B
b7 2-0 1 1-3 RR PIT B. Bonilla L. Andersen 5% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Cangelosi Scores; Van Slyke Scores
b7 4-0 1 -2- O PIT R. Reynolds L. Andersen -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bonilla to 3B
b7 4-0 2 --3 O PIT S. Bream L. Andersen -1% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 7-8-9
Barry Bonds replaces John Cangelosi playing LF batting 1st
t8 0-4 0 --- O HOU D. Walling M. Bielecki 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 0-4 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds M. Bielecki 1% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 0-4 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz M. Bielecki 0% 99% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Larry Andersen facing 7-8-9
b8 4-0 0 --- O PIT M. LaValliere L. Andersen -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-0 1 --- PIT A. Pedrique L. Andersen 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 4-0 1 1-- O PIT M. Bielecki L. Andersen -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 4-0 2 1-- PIT B. Bonds L. Andersen 0% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Pedrique to 2B
b8 4-0 2 12- PIT J. Lind L. Andersen 0% 99% Walk; Pedrique to 3B; Bonds to 2B
b8 4-0 2 123 RRRR PIT A. Van Slyke L. Andersen 1% 100% Home Run; Pedrique Scores; Bonds Scores; Lind Scores
b8 8-0 2 --- PIT B. Bonilla L. Andersen 0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b8 8-0 2 1-- PIT R. Reynolds L. Andersen 0% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive); Bonilla to 3B
b8 8-0 2 -23 O PIT S. Bream L. Andersen -0% 100% Flyball: CF
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 8.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-8, Pirates' Mike Bielecki facing 1-2-3
t9 0-8 0 --- HOU G. Young M. Bielecki -0% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t9 0-8 0 -2- R HOU B. Hatcher M. Bielecki -0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive); Young Scores
t9 1-8 0 -2- O HOU B. Doran M. Bielecki 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Hatcher to 3B
t9 1-8 1 --3 RO HOU A. Ashby M. Bielecki 0% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Hatcher Scores
Terry Puhl pinch hits for Larry Andersen (P) batting 5th
t9 2-8 2 --- HOU T. Puhl M. Bielecki -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 2-8 2 1-- O HOU G. Davis M. Bielecki 0% 100% Flyball: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 8.

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