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SEA
@BAL
3
4
KCR
@CHW
3
5
CLE
@DET
7
2
OAK
@NYY
1
4
CAL
@TOR
8
7
 
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@HOU
4
3
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@LAD
4
2
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@PIT
3
7
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@SDP
6
5
 
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MON
@SFG
0
5
CIN
@STL
0
4
Monday, August 31, 1987,
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 4,930, Time of Game: 2:23
Braves
3
56-74
 Lost 5 
4th, 13 GB
at Pirates
7
60-71
 Won 7 
6th, 19½ GB
W: Mike Dunne (9-5)
L: Jeff Dedmon (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  1   0  0  0   2  0  0    3  6  1
Pirates         0  0  0   2  1  4   0  0  X    7 10  1

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dion James CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .297 .391 .469 .859 0.001 1.30 0.106 -0.105 -0.1 2 0
Ken Oberkfell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .286 .346 .373 .719 -0.077 0.73 0.000 -0.077 -0.8 0 2
Gerald Perry 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .331 .416 .748 -0.049 0.57 0.006 -0.054 -0.4 10 0
Dale Murphy RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .299 .415 .580 .995 -0.062 0.59 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 3 0
Ken Griffey LF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .283 .359 .459 .818 0.015 0.51 0.048 -0.033 0.3 2 0 CS
Ozzie Virgil C 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .246 .327 .493 .820 0.026 0.77 0.084 -0.058 1.3 4 1 HR,GDP
Jeff Blauser SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .265 .315 .353 .668 0.003 1.07 0.068 -0.065 -0.1 2 4
Glenn Hubbard 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .278 .395 .408 .803 0.016 1.14 0.090 -0.074 -0.1 1 3
Jeff Dedmon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .294 .313 .607 -0.021 1.33 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 0 2 SH
   Paul Assenmacher P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.094 2.60 0.000 -0.094 -0.7 0 1
   Albert Hall PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276 .367 .382 .749 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
   Ed Olwine P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 6 3 2 3 34 .194 .242 .290 .533 -0.247 0.87 0.402 -0.648 -1.5 24 13
HR: O Virgil (24, off M Dunne, 7th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF).
SH: J Dedmon (3, off M Dunne).
TB: O Virgil 5; G Hubbard; K Griffey; G Perry; D James.
GIDP: O Virgil (12).
RBI: O Virgil 2 (59); D James (51).
2-out RBI: D James.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Dedmon-K Oberkfell-G Hubbard-O Virgil-J Blauser-G Perry.
E: J Blauser (6).
Baserunning
CS: K Griffey (7, 2nd base by M Dunne/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 LF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .262 .334 .509 .843 -0.034 1.16 0.070 -0.104 -0.4 3 0 SB
Jose Lind 2B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .364 .462 .636 1.098 -0.055 1.16 0.108 -0.163 0.3 4 5 3B
Andy Van Slyke CF 3 3 3 2 1 0 4 .292 .357 .514 .871 0.118 0.63 0.118 0.000 2.5 2 0 HR
Bobby Bonilla 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .296 .340 .470 .810 0.015 0.97 0.062 -0.047 0.1 1 3
R.J. Reynolds RF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .250 .315 .380 .695 -0.042 1.12 0.031 -0.073 -0.7 1 0 SF
Sid Bream 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .274 .343 .414 .757 0.083 0.77 0.124 -0.042 0.3 10 2
Mike LaValliere C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .299 .382 .371 .753 -0.002 0.50 0.024 -0.026 -0.2 3 1
Al Pedrique SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .318 .368 .390 .758 0.185 0.88 0.187 -0.001 1.4 1 4
Mike Dunne P 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .098 .159 .122 .281 -0.013 1.02 0.026 -0.039 -0.3 2 1
Team Totals 33 7 10 7 3 4 37 .303 .351 .455 .806 0.255 0.92 0.750 -0.495 3.0 27 16
3B: J Lind (1, off P Assenmacher).
HR: A Van Slyke (19, off P Assenmacher, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: R Reynolds (5, off P Assenmacher).
TB: A Van Slyke 6; J Lind 3; A Pedrique 2; M LaValliere; B Bonilla; S Bream; B Bonds.
RBI: A Van Slyke 2 (70); J Lind 2 (2); S Bream (49); A Pedrique (24); R Reynolds (42).
2-out RBI: A Van Slyke 2; J Lind 2; A Pedrique; S Bream.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Pedrique-J Lind-S Bream.
E: J Lind (1).
Baserunning
SB: B Bonds (25, 2nd base off J Dedmon/O Virgil).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jeff Dedmon, L (3-4) 3.2 6 2 2 2 2 0 3.78 18 41 -0.122 1.24 -0.8
Paul Assenmacher 2.1 4 5 1 1 1 1 4.31 13 3 0 -0.142 0.86 -3.2
Ed Olwine 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.79 6 0 0 0.009 0.06 1.0
Team Totals 8 10 7 3 3 4 1 3.38 37 41 3 0 -0.255 0.92 -3.0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Dunne, W (9-5) 9 6 3 2 2 3 1 2.82 34 66 0.246 0.87 1.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 2 2 3 1 2.00 34 66 0.246 0.87 1.5
Balks: M Dunne (4).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mark Hirschbeck, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Eric Gregg, 3B - Gerry Davis.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 4,930.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Dion James CF 1 Barry Bonds LF
2 Ken Oberkfell 3B 2 Jose Lind 2B
3 Gerald Perry 1B 3 Andy Van Slyke CF
4 Dale Murphy RF 4 Bobby Bonilla 3B
5 Ken Griffey LF 5 R.J. Reynolds RF
6 Ozzie Virgil C 6 Sid Bream 1B
7 Jeff Blauser SS 7 Mike LaValliere C
8 Glenn Hubbard 2B 8 Al Pedrique SS
9 Jeff Dedmon P 9 Mike Dunne P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-1 2 12- R PIT A. Pedrique J. Dedmon 13% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Bream Scores; LaValliere to 2B
b4 0-1 2 -2- R PIT S. Bream J. Dedmon 12% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Van Slyke Scores
b6 3-1 2 12- RR PIT J. Lind P. Assenmacher 11% 95% Triple to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Dunne Scores/unER; Bonds Scores/unER
t3 0-0 2 -2- R ATL D. James M. Dunne -11% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Hubbard Scores/unER
b1 0-0 0 -2- OO PIT J. Lind J. Dedmon -10% 51% Double Play: Groundout: P-3B-2B-C-SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL D. James M. Dunne 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL K. Oberkfell M. Dunne 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O ATL G. Perry M. Dunne 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Jeff Dedmon facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PIT B. Bonds J. Dedmon 4% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-0 0 1-- PIT J. Lind J. Dedmon 2% 61% Bonds Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- OO PIT J. Lind J. Dedmon -10% 51% Double Play: Groundout: P-3B-2B-C-SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- PIT A. Van Slyke J. Dedmon 1% 52% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Bonilla J. Dedmon -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy M. Dunne 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- ATL K. Griffey M. Dunne -3% 50% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO ATL O. Virgil M. Dunne 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Jeff Dedmon facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O PIT R. Reynolds J. Dedmon -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O PIT S. Bream J. Dedmon -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O PIT M. LaValliere J. Dedmon -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- ATL J. Blauser M. Dunne -4% 46% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Blauser to 1B
t3 0-0 0 1-- ATL G. Hubbard M. Dunne -3% 43% Balk; Blauser to 2B
t3 0-0 0 -2- O ATL G. Hubbard M. Dunne 7% 50% Fielder's Choice P; Blauser out at 3B/P-3B; Hubbard to 1B
t3 0-0 1 1-- O ATL J. Dedmon M. Dunne 2% 52% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Hubbard to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- R ATL D. James M. Dunne -11% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Hubbard Scores/unER
t3 1-0 2 1-- O ATL K. Oberkfell M. Dunne 2% 43% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Jeff Dedmon facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- PIT A. Pedrique J. Dedmon 4% 48% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b3 0-1 0 1-- O PIT M. Dunne J. Dedmon -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B; Pedrique to 2B
b3 0-1 1 -2- O PIT B. Bonds J. Dedmon -4% 42% Flyball: RF; Pedrique to 3B
b3 0-1 2 --3 O PIT J. Lind J. Dedmon -4% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- O ATL G. Perry M. Dunne 2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O ATL D. Murphy M. Dunne 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- ATL K. Griffey M. Dunne -1% 40% Walk
t4 1-0 2 1-- O ATL O. Virgil M. Dunne 2% 43% Griffey Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' Jeff Dedmon facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- PIT A. Van Slyke J. Dedmon 5% 47% Walk
b4 0-1 0 1-- O PIT B. Bonilla J. Dedmon -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B; Van Slyke to 2B
b4 0-1 1 -2- O PIT R. Reynolds J. Dedmon -5% 40% Flyball: LF
b4 0-1 2 -2- R PIT S. Bream J. Dedmon 12% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Van Slyke Scores
b4 1-1 2 1-- PIT M. LaValliere J. Dedmon 2% 55% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Bream to 2B
b4 1-1 2 12- R PIT A. Pedrique J. Dedmon 13% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Bream Scores; LaValliere to 2B
b4 2-1 2 12- PIT M. Dunne J. Dedmon 3% 71% Walk; LaValliere to 3B; Pedrique to 2B
Paul Assenmacher replaces Jeff Dedmon pitching and batting 9th
b4 2-1 2 123 O PIT B. Bonds P. Assenmacher -7% 64% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 6-7-8
t5 1-2 0 --- ATL O. Virgil M. Dunne -5% 59% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t5 1-2 0 1-- O ATL J. Blauser M. Dunne 5% 64% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 1-2 1 1-- ATL G. Hubbard M. Dunne -9% 55% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Blauser to 3B
t5 1-2 1 1-3 O ATL P. Assenmacher M. Dunne 9% 64% Strikeout
t5 1-2 2 1-3 O ATL D. James M. Dunne 7% 71% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' Paul Assenmacher facing 2-3-4
b5 2-1 0 --- O PIT J. Lind P. Assenmacher -2% 69% Lineout: SS
b5 2-1 1 --- PIT A. Van Slyke P. Assenmacher 2% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 2-1 1 1-- PIT B. Bonilla P. Assenmacher 6% 77% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Van Slyke to 3B
b5 2-1 1 1-3 RO PIT R. Reynolds P. Assenmacher 3% 80% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Van Slyke Scores; Bonilla to 2B
b5 3-1 2 -2- O PIT S. Bream P. Assenmacher -2% 78% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 2-3-4
t6 1-3 0 --- O ATL K. Oberkfell M. Dunne 3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-3 1 --- O ATL G. Perry M. Dunne 2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-3 2 --- O ATL D. Murphy M. Dunne 1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Paul Assenmacher facing 7-8-9
b6 3-1 0 --- O PIT M. LaValliere P. Assenmacher -1% 83% Flyball: RF
b6 3-1 1 --- PIT A. Pedrique P. Assenmacher 1% 85% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Pedrique to 1B
b6 3-1 1 1-- O PIT M. Dunne P. Assenmacher -2% 83% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 3-1 2 1-- PIT B. Bonds P. Assenmacher 1% 84% Walk; Dunne to 2B
b6 3-1 2 12- RR PIT J. Lind P. Assenmacher 11% 95% Triple to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Dunne Scores/unER; Bonds Scores/unER
b6 5-1 2 --3 RR PIT A. Van Slyke P. Assenmacher 3% 98% Home Run; Lind Scores/unER; Van Slyke Scores/unER
b6 7-1 2 --- O PIT B. Bonilla P. Assenmacher -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Pirates 7.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-7, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 5-6-7
t7 1-7 0 --- ATL K. Griffey M. Dunne -1% 97% Walk
t7 1-7 0 1-- RR ATL O. Virgil M. Dunne -3% 94% Home Run; Griffey Scores
t7 3-7 0 --- O ATL J. Blauser M. Dunne 2% 96% Flyball: RF
t7 3-7 1 --- O ATL G. Hubbard M. Dunne 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
Albert Hall pinch hits for Paul Assenmacher (P) batting 9th
t7 3-7 2 --- O ATL A. Hall M. Dunne 0% 97% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-3, Braves' Ed Olwine facing 5-6-7
Ed Olwine replaces Albert Hall (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 7-3 0 --- O PIT R. Reynolds E. Olwine -0% 97% Lineout: 1B
b7 7-3 1 --- O PIT S. Bream E. Olwine -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b7 7-3 2 --- O PIT M. LaValliere E. Olwine -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 7.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-7, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 1-2-3
t8 3-7 0 --- O ATL D. James M. Dunne 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 3-7 1 --- O ATL K. Oberkfell M. Dunne 1% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 3-7 2 --- ATL G. Perry M. Dunne -1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t8 3-7 2 1-- O ATL D. Murphy M. Dunne 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-3, Braves' Ed Olwine facing 8-9-1
b8 7-3 0 --- O PIT A. Pedrique E. Olwine -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b8 7-3 1 --- O PIT M. Dunne E. Olwine -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 7-3 2 --- O PIT B. Bonds E. Olwine -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 7.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-7, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 5-6-7
t9 3-7 0 --- O ATL K. Griffey M. Dunne 1% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 3-7 1 --- O ATL O. Virgil M. Dunne 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 3-7 2 --- O ATL J. Blauser M. Dunne 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 7.

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