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Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:05PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 26,301, Time of Game: 2:59
Astros
5
81-72
 Won 1 
3rd, 11½ GB
at Pirates
1
64-90
 Lost 2 
6th, 29 GB
W: Randy Wolf (11-12)
L: Ian Snell (6-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   2  0  0   0  3  0    5  6  0
Pirates         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kazuo Matsui 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .281 .342 .410 .752 13 10 -0.105 1.17 0.033 -0.138 -1.0 3 0 GDP
   Darin Erstad LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .310 .356 .667 3 3 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 0 0
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .220 .283 .292 .575 19 13 -0.096 0.93 0.013 -0.109 -0.9 3 0 CS
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .282 .312 .417 .729 20 14 -0.089 0.90 0.000 -0.089 -0.9 2 3
Lance Berkman 1B 1 2 0 0 3 0 4 .317 .426 .578 1.004 27 14 0.069 0.82 0.087 -0.018 0.7 4 0
Geoff Blum 3B 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .231 .274 .411 .685 13 8 0.121 1.29 0.169 -0.048 1.0 2 2
Hunter Pence RF 2 0 2 3 2 0 4 .271 .315 .470 .785 17 7 0.296 1.37 0.340 -0.044 3.7 1 0 2B,CS
Ty Wigginton LF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .285 .353 .535 .888 13 9 -0.119 1.33 0.013 -0.131 -1.6 4 0 GDP
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Humberto Quintero C 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 .214 .258 .286 .543 25 14 0.022 0.66 0.054 -0.032 -0.1 8 1
Randy Wolf P 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .143 .200 .161 .361 9 7 -0.008 1.16 0.037 -0.045 -0.0 0 1 SH
   Edwin Maysonet 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 6 3 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 28 5 6 5 8 5 37 .214 .389 .250 .639 165 102 0.089 1.02 0.746 -0.656 0.6 27 7
2B: H Pence (33, off D Bautista).
SH: R Wolf (5, off I Snell).
TB: H Pence 3; M Bourn; R Wolf; K Matsui; G Blum.
GIDP: T Wigginton (8); K Matsui (3).
RBI: H Pence 3 (80); T Wigginton (56); G Blum (51).
2-out RBI: H Pence 2; G Blum.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Baserunning
CS: M Bourn (9, 2nd base by I Snell/R Doumit); H Pence (10, 2nd base by D Bautista/R Doumit).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nyjer Morgan LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .275 .333 .359 .692 15 9 -0.095 0.91 0.000 -0.095 -1.0 3 0
Freddy Sanchez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .264 .292 .363 .655 21 15 -0.103 0.97 0.000 -0.103 -0.9 4 2
Nate McLouth CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .282 .361 .514 .875 17 12 -0.056 0.78 0.012 -0.068 -0.5 4 0
Ryan Doumit C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .318 .358 .498 .855 12 8 -0.066 0.63 0.000 -0.066 -0.6 5 3
Adam LaRoche 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .273 .344 .498 .842 16 9 0.049 0.85 0.120 -0.072 0.7 7 0 HR
Steve Pearce RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .226 .287 .333 .621 16 9 -0.039 0.70 0.017 -0.056 -0.4 1 0
Andy LaRoche 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .169 .257 .272 .529 13 9 -0.066 0.82 0.000 -0.066 -0.4 0 2
Luis Cruz SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .256 .319 .279 .598 9 4 0.006 1.18 0.040 -0.034 0.1 3 3
   Doug Mientkiewicz PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .282 .375 .386 .761 6 2 0.028 0.58 0.028 0.000 0.4
   Brian Bixler PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .226 .198 .424 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ian Snell P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .130 .167 .152 .319 9 7 -0.042 1.29 0.000 -0.042 -0.4 0 1 SH
   Denny Bautista P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brandon Moss PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .306 .434 .740 2 2 -0.026 1.15 0.000 -0.026 -0.4
   Jesse Chavez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 4 1 2 7 33 .133 .188 .233 .421 136 86 -0.410 0.86 0.217 -0.628 -3.4 27 11
HR: A LaRoche (23, off R Wolf, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
SH: I Snell (7, off R Wolf).
TB: A LaRoche 5; N McLouth; S Pearce.
RBI: A LaRoche (81).
2-out RBI: A LaRoche.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. A LaRoche-F Sanchez-A LaRoche; R Doumit-L Cruz-A LaRoche.
E: A LaRoche (9).

Houston Astros

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
Randy Wolf, W (11-12) 7 3 1 1 1 7 1 4.46 25 111 72 44 7 21 7 10 3 0 73 0.366 0.99 2.4
LaTroy Hawkins 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.11 4 14 9 4 1 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.027 0.70 0.5
Tim Byrdak 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.08 3 8 4 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.012 0.24 0.3
Jose Valverde 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.42 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.005 0.19 0.2
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 2 7 1 1.00 33 136 86 53 8 25 9 15 4 0 73 1 0 0.410 0.86 3.4

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
Ian Snell, L (6-12) 6 3 2 1 5 3 0 5.54 23 108 68 47 8 13 9 6 1 0 58 0.061 1.13 0.9
Denny Bautista 2 3 3 3 3 0 0 5.40 11 44 24 14 3 7 1 7 4 0 0 0 -0.154 1.03 -2.0
Jesse Chavez 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.50 3 16 10 2 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 5 4 8 5 0 4.00 37 168 102 63 16 23 11 13 5 0 58 0 0 -0.090 1.02 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rob Drake, 1B - Brian Gorman, 2B - Scott Barry, 3B - Bruce Dreckman.
Time of Game: 2:59.
Attendance: 26,301.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 8mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Kazuo Matsui 2B 1 Nyjer Morgan LF
2 Michael Bourn CF 2 Freddy Sanchez 2B
3 Miguel Tejada SS 3 Nate McLouth CF
4 Lance Berkman 1B 4 Ryan Doumit C
5 Geoff Blum 3B 5 Adam LaRoche 1B
6 Hunter Pence RF 6 Steve Pearce RF
7 Ty Wigginton LF 7 Andy LaRoche 3B
8 Humberto Quintero C 8 Luis Cruz SS
9 Randy Wolf P 9 Ian Snell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  R HOU H. Pence I. Snell 17% 72% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Berkman Scores; Blum to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw); Pence to 2B
t8 2-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R HOU G. Blum D. Bautista 13% 87% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Matsui Scores; Berkman to 3B
b4 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  R PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf -12% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t8 3-1 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  RR HOU H. Pence D. Bautista 10% 96% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Berkman Scores; Blum Scores
t2 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU T. Wigginton I. Snell -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 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' Ian Snell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui I. Snell -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn I. Snell -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada I. Snell -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O PIT N. Morgan R. Wolf 2% 47% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez R. Wolf 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT N. McLouth R. Wolf -1% 48% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT R. Doumit R. Wolf 2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 10,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman I. Snell 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum I. Snell -4% 50% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU H. Pence I. Snell 4% 54% Walk; Berkman to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU T. Wigginton I. Snell -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf 2% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT S. Pearce R. Wolf 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 11,(3-2)  HOU H. Quintero I. Snell 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU R. Wolf I. Snell -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Quintero to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU K. Matsui I. Snell -4% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-0 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn I. Snell -4% 45% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT L. Cruz R. Wolf -4% 41% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT I. Snell R. Wolf 2% 42% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Cruz to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O PIT N. Morgan R. Wolf 4% 46% Fielder's Choice P; Cruz out at 3B/P-SS-3B; Morgan to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b3 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez R. Wolf 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada I. Snell -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman I. Snell 3% 50% Walk
t4 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU G. Blum I. Snell 4% 55% Walk; Berkman to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  R HOU H. Pence I. Snell 17% 72% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Berkman Scores; Blum to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw); Pence to 2B
t4 1-0 1 -23 7,(3-2)  RO HOU T. Wigginton I. Snell 1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Blum Scores/unER; Pence to 3B
t4 2-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Quintero I. Snell -3% 70% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT N. McLouth R. Wolf 3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT R. Doumit R. Wolf 2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  R PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf -12% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b4 1-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT S. Pearce R. Wolf -2% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b4 1-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf 3% 64% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU R. Wolf I. Snell 4% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU K. Matsui I. Snell -8% 60% Bunt Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt C-SS-1B (Front of Home)
t5 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU M. Bourn I. Snell 1% 62% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t5 2-1 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Tejada I. Snell -2% 59% Bourn Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT L. Cruz R. Wolf 3% 62% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
b5 1-2 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT I. Snell R. Wolf 2% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT N. Morgan R. Wolf 2% 66% Bunt Groundout: C unassisted (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 3-4-5
t6 2-1 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada I. Snell -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman I. Snell -2% 62% Flyball: LF
t6 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU G. Blum I. Snell -1% 61% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 2-3-4
b6 1-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez R. Wolf 4% 65% Lineout: CF
b6 1-2 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O PIT N. McLouth R. Wolf 3% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b6 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Doumit R. Wolf 2% 70% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Denny Bautista facing 6-7-8
Denny Bautista replaces Ian Snell pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU H. Pence D. Bautista 4% 74% Walk
t7 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Wigginton D. Bautista -4% 70% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 2-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU H. Quintero D. Bautista -4% 66% Pence Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t7 2-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU H. Quintero D. Bautista 1% 67% Walk
t7 2-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Wolf D. Bautista -3% 64% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Randy Wolf facing 5-6-7
b7 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf 5% 69% Strikeout Looking
b7 1-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT S. Pearce R. Wolf 3% 73% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 1-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Wolf 2% 75% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Denny Bautista facing 1-2-3
t8 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU K. Matsui D. Bautista 3% 78% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Weak SS)
t8 2-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O HOU M. Bourn D. Bautista -3% 75% Flyball: LF
t8 2-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada D. Bautista -3% 72% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t8 2-1 2 1-- 9,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman D. Bautista 2% 74% Walk; Matsui to 2B
t8 2-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R HOU G. Blum D. Bautista 13% 87% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Matsui Scores; Berkman to 3B
t8 3-1 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  RR HOU H. Pence D. Bautista 10% 96% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Berkman Scores; Blum Scores
t8 5-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton D. Bautista -1% 96% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 8-9-1
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Ty Wigginton (LF) pitching and batting 7th
Edwin Maysonet replaces Randy Wolf (P) playing 2B batting 9th
Darin Erstad replaces Kazuo Matsui (2B) playing LF batting 1st
Doug Mientkiewicz pinch hits for Luis Cruz (SS) batting 8th
b8 1-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT D. Mientkiewicz L. Hawkins -3% 93% Walk
Brandon Moss pinch hits for Denny Bautista (P) batting 9th
Brian Bixler pinch runs for Doug Mientkiewicz (PH) batting 8th
b8 1-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT B. Moss L. Hawkins 3% 96% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b8 1-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT N. Morgan L. Hawkins 2% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 1-5 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez L. Hawkins 1% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 1.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-1, Pirates' Jesse Chavez facing 8-9-1
Jesse Chavez replaces Brandon Moss (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Brian Bixler moves from PR to SS
t9 5-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU H. Quintero J. Chavez -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU E. Maysonet J. Chavez -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Chavez -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 3-4-5
Tim Byrdak replaces LaTroy Hawkins pitching and batting 7th
b9 1-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT N. McLouth T. Byrdak 1% 99% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b9 1-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Doumit T. Byrdak 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 1-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. LaRoche T. Byrdak -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Jose Valverde replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 7th
b9 1-5 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O PIT S. Pearce J. Valverde 0% 100% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 1.

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  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

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