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Wednesday, April 17, 1991
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 14,792, Time of Game: 2:04
Mets
0
6-4
 Lost 2 
2nd, ½ GB
at Pirates
4
5-4
 Won 2 
3rd, 1 GB
W: John Smiley (2-0)
L: Ron Darling (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  1  2
Pirates         0  0  0   1  0  0   3  0  X    4  5  1

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Howard Johnson SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .219 .282 .469 .751 17 12 -0.050 0.50 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 0 3
Gregg Jefferies 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .152 .364 .212 .576 7 6 -0.084 1.14 0.000 -0.084 -0.6 0 0
Dave Magadan 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .194 .395 .258 .653 18 14 -0.058 0.79 0.000 -0.058 -0.4 8 1
Hubie Brooks RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .290 .436 .677 1.113 11 8 -0.055 0.74 0.000 -0.055 -0.4 3 0
Kevin McReynolds CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .222 .333 14 10 0.001 0.79 0.044 -0.043 -0.0 3 0 2B
Mark Carreon LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .304 .333 .435 .768 8 4 -0.064 0.82 0.000 -0.064 -0.6 2 0
Tom Herr 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .148 .333 .185 .519 9 5 -0.051 0.63 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 2 4
Charlie O'Brien C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .333 .200 .533 11 6 -0.060 1.23 0.000 -0.060 -0.4 6 0
   Kevin Elster PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .455 .455 1.000 1.455 3 2 -0.008 0.31 0.000 -0.008 -0.2
Ron Darling P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 10 8 -0.042 0.86 0.000 -0.042 -0.3 0 1
   Doug Simons P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Tim Teufel PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 2 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Team Totals 28 0 1 0 0 4 28 .036 .036 .071 .107 112 77 -0.475 0.75 0.044 -0.519 -4.1 24 10
2B: K McReynolds (1, off J Smiley).
TB: K McReynolds 2.
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Johnson-T Herr-D Magadan.
E: R Darling (3); H Johnson (4).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gary Varsho LF 3 1 0 0 0 2 4 .235 .381 .353 .734 14 10 0.126 0.81 0.162 -0.036 0.6 4 0 HBP
Jay Bell SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .176 .194 .206 .400 10 8 -0.043 0.70 0.000 -0.043 -0.6 1 4 SH
Andy Van Slyke CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .226 .316 .452 .767 20 13 -0.025 0.67 0.027 -0.052 -0.2 1 0
Bobby Bonilla RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .323 .432 .484 .916 12 8 -0.058 0.81 0.000 -0.058 -0.6 1 0
Jeff King 3B 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 .290 .353 .452 .805 9 6 0.149 0.80 0.169 -0.020 1.8 0 7 HR
Carmelo Martinez 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 8 5 -0.048 0.59 0.018 -0.066 0.1 11 0 GDP
Mike LaValliere C 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .167 .231 .167 .397 10 6 0.003 0.41 0.027 -0.024 0.6 4 0
Jose Lind 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .250 .250 .286 .536 11 8 -0.042 0.54 0.000 -0.042 -0.7 5 0
John Smiley P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 11 7 -0.035 0.47 0.000 -0.035 -0.6 0 0
Team Totals 28 4 5 2 0 6 30 .179 .207 .286 .493 105 71 0.027 0.65 0.403 -0.376 0.4 27 11
HR: J King (1, off R Darling, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SH: J Bell (4, off R Darling).
HBP: G Varsho (1, by R Darling).
TB: J King 5; M LaValliere 2; A Van Slyke.
GIDP: C Martinez (1).
RBI: J King 2 (5).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: C Martinez (3).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: G Varsho (2nd base by R Darling).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Darling, L (0-1) 7 5 4 2 0 5 1 3.38 27 90 60 33 14 13 11 10 2 0 60 -0.028 0.71 -0.8
Doug Simons 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 15 11 7 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 8 5 4 2 0 6 1 2.25 30 105 71 40 16 15 12 11 2 0 60 0 0 -0.026 0.65 -0.4

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Smiley, W (2-0) 9 1 0 0 0 4 0 0.53 28 112 77 51 6 20 11 13 2 0 89 0.474 0.75 4.1
Team Totals 9 1 0 0 0 4 0 0.00 28 112 77 51 6 20 11 13 2 0 89 0.474 0.75 4.1
Balks: None.
WP: R Darling 2 (2).
HBP: R Darling (1; G Varsho).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: R Darling (0; G Varsho, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Randy Marsh, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Charlie Williams.
Time of Game: 2:04.
Attendance: 14,792.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 61° F, Wind 15mph from Left to Right, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Howard Johnson SS 1 Gary Varsho LF
2 Gregg Jefferies 3B 2 Jay Bell SS
3 Dave Magadan 1B 3 Andy Van Slyke CF
4 Hubie Brooks RF 4 Bobby Bonilla RF
5 Kevin McReynolds CF 5 Jeff King 3B
6 Mark Carreon LF 6 Carmelo Martinez 1B
7 Tom Herr 2B 7 Mike LaValliere C
8 Charlie O'Brien C 8 Jose Lind 2B
9 Ron Darling P 9 John Smiley P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR PIT J. King R. Darling 14% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Van Slyke Scores; King Scores
b4 0-0 2 -2- 1,(1-0)  R PIT B. Bonilla R. Darling 12% 66% Varsho Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Varsho Scores/unER
b2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO PIT C. Martinez R. Darling -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  NYM K. McReynolds J. Smiley -4% 48% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT G. Varsho R. Darling 4% 60% Hit By Pitch

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Smiley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O NYM H. Johnson J. Smiley 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYM G. Jefferies J. Smiley 1% 54% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM D. Magadan J. Smiley 1% 55% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Ron Darling facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT G. Varsho R. Darling -2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Bell R. Darling -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. Van Slyke R. Darling -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Smiley facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O NYM H. Brooks J. Smiley 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  NYM K. McReynolds J. Smiley -4% 48% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t2 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O NYM M. Carreon J. Smiley 4% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole); McReynolds stays at 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O NYM T. Herr J. Smiley 3% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Ron Darling facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT B. Bonilla R. Darling -2% 53% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. King R. Darling 3% 55% Single to SS (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO PIT C. Martinez R. Darling -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Smiley facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYM C. O'Brien J. Smiley 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O NYM R. Darling J. Smiley 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYM H. Johnson J. Smiley 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Ron Darling facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT M. LaValliere R. Darling -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT J. Lind R. Darling -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Smiley R. Darling -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Smiley facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYM G. Jefferies J. Smiley 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- 8,(2-2)  O NYM D. Magadan J. Smiley 2% 55% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYM H. Brooks J. Smiley 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Ron Darling facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT G. Varsho R. Darling 4% 60% Hit By Pitch
b4 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Bell R. Darling -2% 58% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Varsho to 2B
b4 0-0 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O PIT A. Van Slyke R. Darling -4% 54% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b4 0-0 2 -2- 1,(1-0)  R PIT B. Bonilla R. Darling 12% 66% Varsho Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Varsho Scores/unER
b4 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Bonilla R. Darling -1% 65% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' John Smiley facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYM K. McReynolds J. Smiley 3% 68% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t5 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM M. Carreon J. Smiley 2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM T. Herr J. Smiley 1% 72% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Ron Darling facing 5-6-7
b5 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. King R. Darling -2% 70% Groundout: P-1B
b5 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT C. Martinez R. Darling -1% 68% Flyball: CF
b5 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT M. LaValliere R. Darling 1% 69% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b5 1-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O PIT J. Lind R. Darling -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' John Smiley facing 8-9-1
t6 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYM C. O'Brien J. Smiley 4% 71% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYM R. Darling J. Smiley 2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t6 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYM H. Johnson J. Smiley 2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Ron Darling facing 9-1-2
b6 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Smiley R. Darling -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b6 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT G. Varsho R. Darling -1% 72% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b6 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Bell R. Darling -1% 71% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' John Smiley facing 2-3-4
t7 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM G. Jefferies J. Smiley 4% 75% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t7 0-1 1 --- 9,(2-2)  O NYM D. Magadan J. Smiley 3% 78% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYM H. Brooks J. Smiley 2% 80% Popfly: 2B (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mets' Ron Darling facing 3-4-5
b7 1-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT A. Van Slyke R. Darling 3% 83% Single (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
b7 1-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O PIT B. Bonilla R. Darling -3% 80% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b7 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR PIT J. King R. Darling 14% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Van Slyke Scores; King Scores
b7 3-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT C. Martinez R. Darling 0% 95% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball); Martinez to 1B
b7 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT M. LaValliere R. Darling 1% 96% Single (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B); Martinez to 3B
b7 3-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R PIT J. Lind R. Darling 1% 98% Wild Pitch; Martinez Scores/unER; LaValliere to 2B
b7 4-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Lind R. Darling -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  PIT J. Smiley R. Darling 0% 97% Wild Pitch; LaValliere to 3B
b7 4-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Smiley R. Darling -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' John Smiley facing 5-6-7
t8 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  NYM K. McReynolds J. Smiley 0% 97% E3 on Foul Ball (Short RF Foul)
t8 0-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O NYM K. McReynolds J. Smiley 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O NYM M. Carreon J. Smiley 1% 99% Lineout: 2B (SS-2B)
t8 0-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYM T. Herr J. Smiley 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Mets' Doug Simons facing 1-2-3
Doug Simons replaces Ron Darling pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT G. Varsho D. Simons -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Bell D. Simons -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b8 4-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. Van Slyke D. Simons -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 4.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' John Smiley facing 8-9-1
Kevin Elster pinch hits for Charlie O'Brien (C) batting 8th
t9 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYM K. Elster J. Smiley 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
Tim Teufel pinch hits for Doug Simons (P) batting 9th
t9 0-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM T. Teufel J. Smiley 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Short LF Line)
t9 0-4 2 --- 5,(0-2)  O NYM H. Johnson J. Smiley 0% 100% Foul Flyball: LF (Deep LF Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Pirates 4.

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