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Standings
CAL
@BAL
6
2
KCR
@CHW
11
7
BOS
@CLE
7
3
TEX
@DET
0
7
MIN
@MIL
10
6
SEA
@NYY
1
4
OAK
@TOR
3
13
CHC
@CIN
3
1
MON
@LAD
5
4
HOU
@PIT
0
7
PHI
@SDP
1
6
NYM
@SFG
5
3
ATL
@STL
3
4
Sunday, August 30, 1987,
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 26,867, Time of Game: 2:17
Astros
0
65-65
 Lost 5 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Pirates
7
59-71
 Won 6 
6th, 19½ GB
W: Doug Drabek (7-10)
L: Bob Knepper (7-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  2
Pirates         0  0  0   0  3  3   1  0  X    7 11  2

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gerald Young CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .282 .342 .339 .681 -0.046 0.70 0.028 -0.074 -0.7 7 0 CS
Billy Hatcher RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .314 .372 .449 .822 -0.064 0.65 0.000 -0.064 -0.9 2 0
   Juan Agosto P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Bill Doran 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .291 .365 .428 .793 0.054 0.46 0.074 -0.020 0.2 2 1
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .245 .310 .411 .720 -0.080 0.66 0.000 -0.080 -1.1 1 0
Denny Walling 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .352 .420 .772 -0.005 0.46 0.032 -0.037 0.1 5 2
Ken Caminiti 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .289 .364 .653 -0.081 1.05 0.000 -0.081 -0.9 1 1
Craig Reynolds SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .272 .321 .376 .697 -0.015 0.74 0.021 -0.035 -0.4 3 1
Robbie Wine C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .103 .133 .138 .271 -0.068 0.89 0.000 -0.068 -0.8 3 0
Bob Knepper P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .125 .143 .175 .318 -0.040 0.78 0.000 -0.040 -0.3 0 1
   Rocky Childress P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Terry Puhl PH-RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .217 .280 .272 .552 0.002 0.05 0.002 0.000 0.3 0 0
Team Totals 30 0 3 0 2 7 32 .100 .156 .100 .256 -0.343 0.66 0.157 -0.499 -4.5 24 8
TB: D Walling; C Reynolds; B Doran.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Walling-C Reynolds-D Walling; K Caminiti-B Doran-D Walling.
E: K Caminiti (4); C Reynolds (11).
Baserunning
CS: G Young (5, 2nd base by D Drabek/J Ortiz).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
John Cangelosi LF 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .285 .446 .424 .870 0.266 0.97 0.303 -0.037 1.8 3 0 HR
   Barry Bonds LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .333 .511 .845 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Jose Lind 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .429 .556 .571 1.127 0.009 0.47 0.041 -0.032 0.5 1 2 2B
Andy Van Slyke CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .288 .352 .504 .856 -0.036 0.58 0.013 -0.049 0.5 4 0
Bobby Bonilla 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .296 .341 .473 .814 -0.005 0.58 0.031 -0.037 0.1 0 0
Darnell Coles RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .187 .269 .311 .579 0.031 0.62 0.059 -0.028 1.7 1 0
Sid Bream 1B 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .344 .415 .759 -0.008 0.81 0.046 -0.054 -1.7 6 0 GDP
Junior Ortiz C 3 0 1 2 0 1 4 .261 .313 .327 .640 -0.033 0.97 0.040 -0.074 0.9 7 1 SH,GDP
Al Pedrique SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .314 .365 .387 .753 0.045 0.58 0.070 -0.025 0.9 2 2
Doug Drabek P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .111 .163 .133 .297 -0.110 0.83 0.000 -0.110 -1.6 0 0
Team Totals 34 7 11 6 1 2 36 .324 .343 .441 .784 0.159 0.71 0.603 -0.446 3.0 27 5
2B: J Lind (1, off B Knepper).
HR: J Cangelosi (3, off B Knepper, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: J Ortiz (5, off B Knepper).
TB: J Cangelosi 4; J Lind 3; B Bonilla 2; A Van Slyke 2; D Coles; A Pedrique; S Bream; J Ortiz.
GIDP: S Bream (14); J Ortiz (6).
RBI: J Cangelosi 3 (13); J Ortiz 2 (17); D Coles (20).
2-out RBI: J Cangelosi 3.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
E: A Pedrique (10); B Bonilla (12).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Knepper, L (7-14) 5.1 8 6 5 1 1 1 5.51 25 30 -0.155 1.02 -3.4
Rocky Childress 1.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 2.72 8 2 1 -0.003 0.01 -0.1
Juan Agosto 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.60 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 7 6 1 2 1 6.75 36 30 2 1 -0.158 0.71 -3.0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doug Drabek, W (7-10) 9 3 0 0 2 7 0 4.01 32 86 0.342 0.66 4.5
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 2 7 0 0.00 32 86 0.342 0.66 4.5
Balks: None.
WP: D Drabek (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Mark Hirschbeck, 2B - Dana DeMuth, 3B - Randy Marsh.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: 26,867.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Gerald Young CF 1 John Cangelosi LF
2 Billy Hatcher RF 2 Jose Lind 2B
3 Bill Doran 2B 3 Andy Van Slyke CF
4 Jose Cruz LF 4 Bobby Bonilla 3B
5 Denny Walling 1B 5 Darnell Coles RF
6 Ken Caminiti 3B 6 Sid Bream 1B
7 Craig Reynolds SS 7 Junior Ortiz C
8 Robbie Wine C 8 Al Pedrique SS
9 Bob Knepper P 9 Doug Drabek P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-0 2 1-3 RRR PIT J. Cangelosi B. Knepper 30% 87% Home Run; Bream Scores; Pedrique Scores
b5 0-0 1 1-3 O PIT D. Drabek B. Knepper -9% 57% Strikeout
t4 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Doran D. Drabek -7% 43% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Doran to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
b5 0-0 1 -2- PIT A. Pedrique B. Knepper 6% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Bream to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-- OO PIT J. Ortiz B. Knepper -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B

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' Doug Drabek facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU G. Young D. Drabek 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Hatcher D. Drabek 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU B. Doran D. Drabek 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT J. Cangelosi B. Knepper -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT J. Lind B. Knepper 4% 57% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru P's Left)
b1 0-0 1 -2- O PIT A. Van Slyke B. Knepper -3% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Lind to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 O PIT B. Bonilla B. Knepper -4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz D. Drabek 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Walling D. Drabek -3% 50% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 1-- O HOU K. Caminiti D. Drabek 3% 53% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 1-- HOU C. Reynolds D. Drabek -2% 51% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Walling to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O HOU R. Wine D. Drabek 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- PIT D. Coles B. Knepper 4% 59% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Coles to 1B
b2 0-0 0 1-- O PIT S. Bream B. Knepper -3% 55% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- OO PIT J. Ortiz B. Knepper -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Knepper D. Drabek 3% 53% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- HOU G. Young D. Drabek -3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- O HOU B. Hatcher D. Drabek 3% 53% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 0-0 2 1-- O HOU B. Doran D. Drabek 3% 56% Young Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O PIT A. Pedrique B. Knepper -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Drabek B. Knepper -2% 51% Foul Flyball: 2B
b3 0-0 2 --- O PIT J. Cangelosi B. Knepper -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Doran D. Drabek -7% 43% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Doran to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
t4 0-0 0 -2- O HOU J. Cruz D. Drabek 5% 48% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 -2- O HOU D. Walling D. Drabek 4% 51% Groundout: SS-1B; Doran to 3B
t4 0-0 2 --3 O HOU K. Caminiti D. Drabek 5% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O PIT J. Lind B. Knepper -3% 53% Flyball: 3B
b4 0-0 1 --- O PIT A. Van Slyke B. Knepper -2% 51% Foul Flyball: SS
b4 0-0 2 --- PIT B. Bonilla B. Knepper 1% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 0-0 2 1-- O PIT D. Coles B. Knepper -3% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds D. Drabek 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t5 0-0 1 --- O HOU R. Wine D. Drabek 2% 55% Strikeout
t5 0-0 2 --- O HOU B. Knepper D. Drabek 1% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- PIT S. Bream B. Knepper 5% 61% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b5 0-0 0 1-- O PIT J. Ortiz B. Knepper -2% 59% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Bream to 2B
b5 0-0 1 -2- PIT A. Pedrique B. Knepper 6% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Bream to 3B
b5 0-0 1 1-3 O PIT D. Drabek B. Knepper -9% 57% Strikeout
b5 0-0 2 1-3 RRR PIT J. Cangelosi B. Knepper 30% 87% Home Run; Bream Scores; Pedrique Scores
b5 3-0 2 --- O PIT J. Lind B. Knepper -0% 87% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 1-2-3
t6 0-3 0 --- O HOU G. Young D. Drabek 2% 89% Flyball: CF
t6 0-3 1 --- O HOU B. Hatcher D. Drabek 2% 90% Flyball: LF
t6 0-3 2 --- O HOU B. Doran D. Drabek 1% 91% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 3-4-5
b6 3-0 0 --- PIT A. Van Slyke B. Knepper 1% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 3-0 0 1-- PIT B. Bonilla B. Knepper 2% 94% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Van Slyke to 2B
b6 3-0 0 12- PIT D. Coles B. Knepper 2% 96% Walk; Van Slyke to 3B; Bonilla to 2B
b6 3-0 0 123 O PIT S. Bream B. Knepper -2% 94% Groundout: 1B-C/Forceout at Hm; Bonilla to 3B; Coles to 2B
b6 3-0 1 123 RR PIT J. Ortiz B. Knepper 4% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Bonilla Scores; Coles Scores; Bream to 3B; Ortiz to 2B/Adv on throw
Rocky Childress replaces Bob Knepper pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-0 1 -23 R PIT A. Pedrique R. Childress 1% 99% Fielder's Choice ; Bream Scores/Adv on E6/unER; Ortiz to 3B; Pedrique to 1B
b6 6-0 1 1-3 O PIT D. Drabek R. Childress -0% 99% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 6-0 2 1-3 O PIT J. Cangelosi R. Childress -0% 98% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 6.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-6, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 4-5-6
Barry Bonds replaces John Cangelosi playing LF batting 1st
t7 0-6 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz D. Drabek 1% 99% Flyball: LF
t7 0-6 1 --- HOU D. Walling D. Drabek -1% 98% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Walling to 1B
t7 0-6 1 1-- O HOU K. Caminiti D. Drabek 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Walling to 2B
t7 0-6 2 -2- HOU C. Reynolds D. Drabek -0% 99% Wild Pitch; Walling to 3B
t7 0-6 2 --3 O HOU C. Reynolds D. Drabek 0% 99% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-0, Astros' Rocky Childress facing 2-3-4
b7 6-0 0 --- PIT J. Lind R. Childress 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 6-0 0 1-- PIT A. Van Slyke R. Childress 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Lind to 2B
b7 6-0 0 12- O PIT B. Bonilla R. Childress -0% 100% Flyball: CF; Lind to 3B
b7 6-0 1 1-3 R PIT D. Coles R. Childress 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Lind Scores; Van Slyke to 2B
b7 7-0 1 12- OO PIT S. Bream R. Childress -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 7.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-7, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 8-9-1
t8 0-7 0 --- O HOU R. Wine D. Drabek 0% 100% Popfly: SS
Terry Puhl pinch hits for Rocky Childress (P) batting 9th
t8 0-7 1 --- HOU T. Puhl D. Drabek -0% 100% Walk
t8 0-7 1 1-- O HOU G. Young D. Drabek 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 0-7 2 1-- O HOU B. Hatcher D. Drabek 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-0, Astros' Juan Agosto facing 7-8-9
Juan Agosto replaces Billy Hatcher (RF) pitching and batting 2nd
Terry Puhl moves from PH to RF
b8 7-0 0 --- O PIT J. Ortiz J. Agosto -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 7-0 1 --- O PIT A. Pedrique J. Agosto -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 7-0 2 --- O PIT D. Drabek J. Agosto 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 7.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-7, Pirates' Doug Drabek facing 3-4-5
t9 0-7 0 --- O HOU B. Doran D. Drabek 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 0-7 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz D. Drabek 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 0-7 2 --- O HOU D. Walling D. Drabek 0% 100% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 7.

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