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Standings
TOR
@MIN
9
2
CLE
@NYY
10
2
LAA
@SEA
5
1
CHW
@TBR
3
2
FLA
@ATL
6
2
STL
@CHC
7
4
SFG
@LAD
2
7
SDP
@NYM
6
5
HOU
@PIT
6
3
PHI
@WSN
2
8
Thursday, April 16, 2009, 12:36PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 13,877, Time of Game: 3:28
Astros
6
3-6
 Won 2 
5th, 4 GB
at Pirates
3
4-5
 Lost 2 
4th, 3 GB
W: Wesley Wright (1-0)
L: Sean Burnett (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  1  1   1  0  3   0  0  0    6 10  0
Pirates         2  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3 10  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .286 .375 .393 .768 27 13 0.096 0.90 0.125 -0.028 0.6 2 0 2B,SB
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .353 .405 .412 .817 24 14 0.019 1.22 0.055 -0.036 0.4 4 2
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 1 3 1 1 5 .219 .342 .469 .811 19 11 0.277 1.64 0.389 -0.113 1.5 8 3 HR,GDP
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .212 .229 .394 .623 14 7 0.055 1.10 0.083 -0.028 0.3 0 0 2B
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 2 1 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .303 .342 .606 .948 17 8 0.010 0.62 0.101 -0.092 0.5 2 0 HR,SB
Geoff Blum 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .269 .345 .308 .653 19 10 -0.081 0.78 0.009 -0.090 -0.7 1 0
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .194 .242 .323 .565 21 12 -0.050 0.75 0.026 -0.077 -0.3 4 0
Jeff Keppinger 2B 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .467 .529 .933 1.463 11 6 0.021 0.90 0.055 -0.034 0.2 1 1 3B
   Jason Smith PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 4 -0.016 0.72 0.000 -0.016 -0.5 1 2
Russ Ortiz P 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 5 4 0.066 1.74 0.112 -0.046 0.4 2 2
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Michaels PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .111 .111 .111 .222 10 6 -0.041 0.82 0.000 -0.041 -0.6 2 0
Team Totals 36 6 10 6 7 6 43 .278 .395 .556 .951 175 96 0.353 0.98 0.955 -0.604 1.6 27 11
2B: C Lee (3, off C Hansen); M Bourn (1, off S Burnett).
3B: J Keppinger (1, off J Karstens).
HR: H Pence (3, off J Karstens, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); L Berkman (2, off S Burnett, 6th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: L Berkman 4; H Pence 4; J Keppinger 3; M Bourn 2; C Lee 2; M Tejada 2; I Rodriguez; G Blum; R Ortiz.
GIDP: L Berkman (1).
RBI: L Berkman 3 (5); R Ortiz (1); H Pence (5); C Lee (5).
2-out RBI: L Berkman 3; R Ortiz.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Tejada-J Smith-L Berkman; C Sampson-M Tejada-L Berkman.
Baserunning
SB: M Bourn (1, 2nd base off J Karstens/J Jaramillo); H Pence (1, 2nd base off M Capps/J Jaramillo).

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 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .400 .429 .550 .979 18 12 0.177 0.99 0.235 -0.058 1.8 1 0 3B,2B
Jack Wilson SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 .310 .375 .379 .754 18 9 -0.024 0.99 0.052 -0.076 -0.5 0 4 SH
Freddy Sanchez 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .308 .325 .538 .863 29 20 -0.072 1.15 0.016 -0.088 -0.7 2 3
Nate McLouth CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .219 .375 .406 .781 16 10 -0.090 1.01 0.010 -0.100 -0.7 5 0
Adam LaRoche 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .294 .314 .647 .961 21 11 0.133 0.79 0.168 -0.036 1.4 10 0 2·2B
Brandon Moss RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .259 .310 .333 .644 19 10 -0.069 1.04 0.030 -0.100 -0.7 2 0
Andy LaRoche 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .050 .095 .050 .145 17 12 -0.034 1.08 0.059 -0.093 -0.4 1 3 GDP
Jason Jaramillo C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 13 7 -0.129 1.15 0.015 -0.144 -1.2 6 0 GDP
   Eric Hinske PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .308 .417 .724 4 2 -0.023 0.89 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
Jeff Karstens P 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 6 2 0.011 0.37 0.011 0.000 0.1 0 1
   Craig Monroe PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .125 .125 .250 9 6 -0.028 1.00 0.000 -0.028 -0.2
   Craig Hansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sean Burnett P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tyler Yates P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ramon Vazquez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .350 .188 .538 3 2 -0.027 1.05 0.000 -0.027 -0.2
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Matt Capps P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ryan Doumit PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .235 .250 .441 .691 6 3 0.026 0.48 0.026 0.000 0.3
Team Totals 34 3 10 2 3 4 38 .294 .351 .441 .793 179 106 -0.149 0.99 0.622 -0.773 -1.4 27 11
2B: N Morgan (2, off R Ortiz); A LaRoche 2 (3, 1 off C Sampson, 1 off R Ortiz).
3B: N Morgan (2, off R Ortiz).
SH: J Wilson (1, off R Ortiz).
TB: N Morgan 6; A LaRoche 4; N McLouth; R Doumit; B Moss; A LaRoche; J Jaramillo.
GIDP: A LaRoche (1); J Jaramillo (1).
RBI: A LaRoche (6); N Morgan (8).
2-out RBI: A LaRoche; N Morgan.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. A LaRoche-F Sanchez-A LaRoche.

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
Russ Ortiz 4.2 5 3 3 2 2 0 6.23 21 99 54 29 6 19 8 9 4 0 42 -0.078 0.78 -0.8
Wesley Wright, W (1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.80 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.031 1.11 0.2
Chris Sampson, H (2) 1.2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 8 45 30 27 0 3 2 5 2 0 0 0 0.052 1.53 0.5
Tim Byrdak, H (1) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.93 4 16 11 7 0 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 0.104 1.25 1.0
LaTroy Hawkins, S (1) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 4 16 10 7 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.039 0.75 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 3 4 0 3.00 38 179 106 71 7 28 14 17 7 0 42 3 0 0.148 0.99 1.4

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
Jeff Karstens 4 4 3 3 5 1 1 6.75 21 87 47 28 2 17 6 9 1 0 38 -0.113 1.20 -1.0
Craig Hansen 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 18 9 6 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.066 1.59 0.5
Sean Burnett, L (0-1) 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 7.36 6 30 17 10 2 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 -0.346 1.26 -2.5
Tyler Yates 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 9.00 5 19 12 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.49 0.5
John Grabow 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 7 5 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.014 0.25 0.5
Matt Capps 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 4 14 6 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.14 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 7 6 2 6.00 43 175 96 55 12 29 14 16 1 0 38 0 0 -0.353 0.98 -1.6
Balks: None.
WP: R Ortiz (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Randy Marsh, 1B - Brian Knight, 2B - Mike Winters, 3B - James Hoye.
Time of Game: 3:28.
Attendance: 13,877.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 55° F, Wind 1mph in from Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Michael Bourn CF 1 Nyjer Morgan LF
2 Miguel Tejada SS 2 Jack Wilson SS
3 Lance Berkman 1B 3 Freddy Sanchez 2B
4 Carlos Lee LF 4 Nate McLouth CF
5 Hunter Pence RF 5 Adam LaRoche 1B
6 Geoff Blum 3B 6 Brandon Moss RF
7 Ivan Rodriguez C 7 Andy LaRoche 3B
8 Jeff Keppinger 2B 8 Jason Jaramillo C
9 Russ Ortiz P 9 Jeff Karstens P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 3-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR HOU L. Berkman S. Burnett 36% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Bourn Scores; Tejada Scores
b6 3-6 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  OO PIT J. Jaramillo C. Sampson 13% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Right)
t4 2-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU R. Ortiz J. Karstens 11% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Keppinger Scores
b2 2-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R PIT N. Morgan R. Ortiz -11% 25% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Karstens Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  R PIT A. LaRoche R. Ortiz -10% 27% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); McLouth 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' Jeff Karstens facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Karstens -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Karstens -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Karstens -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT N. Morgan R. Ortiz -6% 39% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Wilson R. Ortiz 1% 41% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Morgan to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 3,(0-2)  R PIT F. Sanchez R. Ortiz -4% 37% Wild Pitch; Morgan Scores
b1 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez R. Ortiz 1% 38% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b1 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT N. McLouth R. Ortiz -1% 37% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b1 1-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  R PIT A. LaRoche R. Ortiz -10% 27% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); McLouth Scores
b1 2-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O PIT B. Moss R. Ortiz 2% 30% Lineout: SS (Deep SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Karstens -2% 27% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R HOU H. Pence J. Karstens 10% 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t2 1-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Karstens -2% 35% Flyball: CF
t2 1-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU I. Rodriguez J. Karstens 1% 37% Walk
t2 1-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Keppinger J. Karstens 2% 39% Walk; Rodriguez to 2B
t2 1-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Ortiz J. Karstens -5% 34% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 7-8-9
b2 2-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Ortiz 2% 36% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT J. Jaramillo R. Ortiz 1% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 2-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT J. Karstens R. Ortiz -1% 36% Walk
b2 2-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R PIT N. Morgan R. Ortiz -11% 25% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Karstens Scores
b2 3-1 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O PIT J. Wilson R. Ortiz 3% 28% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 1-2-3
t3 1-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn J. Karstens 4% 32% Walk
t3 1-3 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  HOU M. Tejada J. Karstens 2% 35% Bourn Steals 2B
t3 1-3 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Karstens -2% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B; Bourn to 3B
t3 1-3 1 --3 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman J. Karstens 3% 35% Walk
t3 1-3 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO HOU C. Lee J. Karstens 0% 35% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Bourn Scores
t3 2-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Pence J. Karstens -3% 33% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 3-4-5
b3 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT F. Sanchez R. Ortiz 2% 35% Flyball: RF
b3 3-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT N. McLouth R. Ortiz 1% 36% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b3 3-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Ortiz 1% 37% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 6-7-8
t4 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU G. Blum J. Karstens -3% 34% Flyball: CF
t4 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Karstens -2% 32% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 2-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Keppinger J. Karstens 3% 36% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 2-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU R. Ortiz J. Karstens 11% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Keppinger Scores
t4 3-3 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU M. Bourn J. Karstens 2% 49% Walk; Ortiz to 2B
t4 3-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  HOU M. Tejada J. Karstens 4% 53% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line); Ortiz to 3B; Bourn to 2B
t4 3-3 2 123 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Karstens -9% 44% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 6-7-8
b4 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Moss R. Ortiz 3% 47% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b4 3-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Ortiz 2% 49% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 3-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT J. Jaramillo R. Ortiz -1% 47% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Craig Monroe pinch hits for Jeff Karstens (P) batting 9th
b4 3-3 2 1-- 9,(3-2)  O PIT C. Monroe R. Ortiz 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Craig Hansen facing 4-5-6
Craig Hansen replaces Craig Monroe (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 3-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU C. Lee C. Hansen 8% 58% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
t5 3-3 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU H. Pence C. Hansen -6% 53% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t5 3-3 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum C. Hansen -4% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Lee to 3B
t5 3-3 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O HOU I. Rodriguez C. Hansen -5% 43% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 1-2-3
b5 3-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT N. Morgan R. Ortiz 3% 46% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
b5 3-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Wilson R. Ortiz 2% 49% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b5 3-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT F. Sanchez R. Ortiz -2% 47% Walk
Wesley Wright replaces Russ Ortiz pitching and batting 9th
b5 3-3 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O PIT N. McLouth W. Wright 3% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Sean Burnett facing 8-9-1
Sean Burnett replaces Craig Hansen pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Keppinger S. Burnett -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Wesley Wright (P) batting 9th
t6 3-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Michaels S. Burnett -2% 44% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn S. Burnett 4% 48% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 3-3 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  HOU M. Tejada S. Burnett 1% 49% Walk
t6 3-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR HOU L. Berkman S. Burnett 36% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Bourn Scores; Tejada Scores
t6 6-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU C. Lee S. Burnett -1% 85% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 5-6-7
Chris Sampson replaces Carlos Lee (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Jason Michaels moves from PH to LF
b6 3-6 0 --- 7,(2-2)  PIT A. LaRoche C. Sampson -7% 78% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 3-6 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  O PIT B. Moss C. Sampson 5% 83% Flyball: LF
b6 3-6 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. LaRoche C. Sampson -6% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); LaRoche to 3B
b6 3-6 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  OO PIT J. Jaramillo C. Sampson 13% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-3, Pirates' Tyler Yates facing 5-6-7
Tyler Yates replaces Sean Burnett pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence T. Yates -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU G. Blum T. Yates 1% 90% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t7 6-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU I. Rodriguez T. Yates 1% 91% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Blum to 2B
Jason Smith pinch hits for Jeff Keppinger (2B) batting 8th
t7 6-3 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O HOU J. Smith T. Yates -2% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Michaels T. Yates -2% 88% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 9-1-2
Jason Smith moves from PH to 2B
Ramon Vazquez pinch hits for Tyler Yates (P) batting 9th
b7 3-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT R. Vazquez C. Sampson 3% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b7 3-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT N. Morgan C. Sampson -3% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b7 3-6 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Wilson C. Sampson -5% 82% Walk; Morgan to 2B
b7 3-6 1 12- 17,(3-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez C. Sampson 5% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF); Morgan to 3B
Tim Byrdak replaces Chris Sampson pitching and batting 4th
b7 3-6 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O PIT N. McLouth T. Byrdak 5% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-3, Pirates' John Grabow facing 1-2-3
John Grabow replaces Ramon Vazquez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Grabow -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 6-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Tejada J. Grabow 1% 93% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t8 6-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU L. Berkman J. Grabow -1% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 5-6-7
b8 3-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche T. Byrdak 3% 94% Strikeout Looking
b8 3-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT B. Moss T. Byrdak -3% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b8 3-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO PIT A. LaRoche T. Byrdak 5% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-3, Pirates' Matt Capps facing 4-5-6
Matt Capps replaces John Grabow pitching and batting 9th
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Tim Byrdak (P) batting 4th
t9 6-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Erstad M. Capps -0% 96% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t9 6-3 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU H. Pence M. Capps 0% 97% Walk
t9 6-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU G. Blum M. Capps -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 6-3 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  HOU I. Rodriguez M. Capps 0% 97% Pence Steals 2B
t9 6-3 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez M. Capps -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 8-9-1
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 4th
Eric Hinske pinch hits for Jason Jaramillo (C) batting 8th
b9 3-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT E. Hinske L. Hawkins 2% 98% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
Ryan Doumit pinch hits for Matt Capps (P) batting 9th
b9 3-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT R. Doumit L. Hawkins -3% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b9 3-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT N. Morgan L. Hawkins 3% 99% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b9 3-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Wilson L. Hawkins 1% 100% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 3.

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