Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Aug 7, 2009, Cardinals at Pirates Play by Play and Box Score

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
TEX
@LAA
11
6
CLE
@CHW
6
2
MIN
@DET
8
10
OAK
@KCR
9
4
BOS
@NYY
0
2
 
(15)
TBR
@SEA
6
7
 
(11)
BAL
@TOR
7
5
CHC
@COL
2
6
MIL
@HOU
3
6
ATL
@LAD
9
5
 
(12)
FLA
@PHI
3
2
STL
@PIT
6
4
NYM
@SDP
2
6
CIN
@SFG
10
5
ARI
@WSN
6
7
Friday, August 7, 2009, 7:04PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 24,854, Time of Game: 2:30
Cardinals
6
60-51
 Won 1 
1st
at Pirates
4
45-64
 Lost 6 
6th, 14 GB
W: Chris Carpenter (11-3)
L: Jose Ascanio (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       2  0  0   1  0  0   1  1  1    6 12  0
Pirates         2  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  9  1

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Lugo 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 5 .308 .360 .453 .813 16 8 -0.039 0.97 0.060 -0.100 -0.5 3 2 SH
Rick Ankiel CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .239 .291 .406 .697 10 8 -0.073 1.03 0.000 -0.073 -0.7 0 0
   Khalil Greene PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .201 .281 .358 .639 2 1 0.162 1.61 0.162 0.000 0.8 2B
   Colby Rasmus CF 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .248 .304 .420 .724 4 3 0.031 1.17 0.031 0.000 0.2 1 0 SF
Albert Pujols 1B 5 1 3 0 0 1 5 .327 .447 .686 1.133 19 11 -0.007 0.68 0.044 -0.050 0.0 12 0
Matt Holliday LF 3 2 2 2 1 0 4 .308 .397 .500 .897 16 9 0.349 1.33 0.382 -0.032 2.5 2 0 HR,SB
Ryan Ludwick RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .268 .333 .483 .816 15 12 0.013 1.75 0.098 -0.084 -0.4 2 0 SF
Mark DeRosa 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .256 .325 .468 .793 12 8 0.145 0.79 0.162 -0.017 1.2 2 3 HR
Yadier Molina C 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .351 .367 .718 10 7 -0.117 1.22 0.019 -0.136 -0.8 4 1 HBP,GDP
Brendan Ryan SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .276 .316 .372 .689 11 8 -0.123 1.22 0.000 -0.123 -1.0 1 3
Chris Carpenter P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .135 .179 .162 .342 10 7 -0.055 0.72 0.000 -0.055 -0.4 0 1
   Skip Schumaker PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .293 .351 .390 .741 4 2 0.046 0.64 0.046 0.000 0.6 2B
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 6 12 6 2 5 39 .364 .395 .606 1.001 129 84 0.332 1.09 1.004 -0.670 1.6 27 10
2B: K Greene (6, off P Maholm); S Schumaker (25, off J Ascanio).
HR: M Holliday (15, off P Maholm, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); M DeRosa (21, off P Maholm, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: R Ludwick (4, off J Ascanio); C Rasmus (2, off J Ascanio).
SH: J Lugo (2, off J Ascanio).
HBP: Y Molina (3, by J Ascanio).
TB: M DeRosa 6; M Holliday 5; A Pujols 3; S Schumaker 2; K Greene 2; R Ludwick; J Lugo.
GIDP: Y Molina (20).
RBI: M Holliday 2 (67); M DeRosa (63); R Ludwick (69); C Rasmus (36); K Greene (20).
2-out RBI: M Holliday 2; K Greene.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Baserunning
SB: M Holliday (14, 2nd base off J Ascanio/R Doumit).
Pickoffs: J Lugo (1st base by P Maholm).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Andrew McCutchen CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .289 .351 .485 .836 19 15 -0.137 1.09 0.000 -0.137 -1.1 2 0
Lastings Milledge LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .228 .267 .263 .530 14 10 -0.006 1.12 0.056 -0.061 -0.2 1 0
Garrett Jones RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .286 .353 .651 1.003 12 8 0.018 1.22 0.098 -0.079 0.4 2 1 HR
Ryan Doumit C 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .241 .257 .438 .695 13 10 0.024 1.17 0.132 -0.109 0.5 4 3 HR,2B
Delwyn Young 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .299 .356 .413 .769 16 13 0.050 1.25 0.133 -0.083 0.7 1 2 2B
Steve Pearce 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .228 .333 .404 .737 16 11 0.012 1.08 0.094 -0.082 0.4 13 0
Andy LaRoche 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .260 .333 .380 .712 14 8 -0.059 0.79 0.011 -0.071 -0.4 3 2
Ronny Cedeno SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .184 .227 .304 .531 12 8 -0.062 1.01 0.026 -0.088 -0.4 1 6
Paul Maholm P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .070 .130 .140 .270 4 4 -0.033 0.91 0.000 -0.033 -0.4 0 3 SH
   Ramon Vazquez PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .241 .358 .277 .635 1 1 0.057 1.51 0.057 0.000 0.4
   Jose Ascanio P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Brandon Moss PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .247 .309 .375 .684 4 3 -0.029 1.16 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
Team Totals 35 4 9 4 1 5 37 .257 .278 .486 .763 125 91 -0.165 1.09 0.607 -0.772 -0.4 27 18
2B: R Doumit (9, off C Carpenter); D Young (8, off C Carpenter).
HR: G Jones (12, off C Carpenter, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); R Doumit (6, off C Carpenter, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: P Maholm (4, off C Carpenter).
TB: R Doumit 6; G Jones 4; D Young 3; L Milledge; S Pearce; R Vazquez; R Cedeno.
RBI: R Doumit (22); S Pearce (4); D Young (28); G Jones (19).
2-out RBI: S Pearce; R Doumit; D Young; G Jones.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Young-R Cedeno-S Pearce.
E: D Young (4).
Outfield Assists: G Jones (K Greene at 3rd base).

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Chris Carpenter, W (11-3) 8 9 4 4 1 4 2 2.26 34 111 81 46 12 23 13 16 5 0 51 0.078 1.09 -0.1
Ryan Franklin, S (25) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.27 3 14 10 5 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.088 1.17 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 1 5 2 4.00 37 125 91 51 14 26 13 18 6 0 51 0 0 0.166 1.09 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
Paul Maholm 7 9 4 4 2 4 2 4.76 29 99 62 39 9 14 14 9 3 0 45 -0.062 0.99 -0.6
Jose Ascanio, L (0-2) 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 4.15 10 30 22 15 5 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 -0.272 1.34 -1.0
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 2 5 2 6.00 39 129 84 54 14 16 18 13 3 0 45 0 0 -0.334 1.09 -1.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Ascanio (3; Y Molina).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: P Maholm (4; J Lugo, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Gibson, 1B - Tim McClelland, 2B - Mike Estabrook, 3B - Andy Fletcher.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 24,854.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 7mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Julio Lugo 2B 1 Andrew McCutchen CF
2 Rick Ankiel CF 2 Lastings Milledge LF
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Garrett Jones RF
4 Matt Holliday LF 4 Ryan Doumit C
5 Ryan Ludwick RF 5 Delwyn Young 2B
6 Mark DeRosa 3B 6 Steve Pearce 1B
7 Yadier Molina C 7 Andy LaRoche 3B
8 Brendan Ryan SS 8 Ronny Cedeno SS
9 Chris Carpenter P 9 Paul Maholm P

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR STL M. Holliday P. Maholm 19% 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Pujols Scores
t7 3-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  RO STL K. Greene P. Maholm 16% 41% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Lugo Scores; Greene out at 3B/RF-2B-C-3B
t8 4-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Ludwick J. Ascanio 12% 62% Holliday Steals 2B; Holliday to 3B/Adv on E4
b3 2-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R PIT D. Young C. Carpenter -12% 34% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Doumit Scores
t4 2-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R STL M. DeRosa P. Maholm 11% 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL J. Lugo P. Maholm 4% 54% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Ankiel P. Maholm -3% 50% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols P. Maholm -4% 46% Lugo Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  STL A. Pujols P. Maholm 1% 47% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR STL M. Holliday P. Maholm 19% 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Pujols Scores
t1 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL R. Ludwick P. Maholm 1% 67% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t1 2-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. DeRosa P. Maholm -2% 66% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen C. Carpenter 2% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT L. Milledge C. Carpenter 2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R PIT G. Jones C. Carpenter -10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b1 1-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  R PIT R. Doumit C. Carpenter -11% 49% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b1 2-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT D. Young C. Carpenter -1% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b1 2-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT S. Pearce C. Carpenter 2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 7-8-9
t2 2-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL Y. Molina P. Maholm -2% 48% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 2-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL B. Ryan P. Maholm -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 2-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL C. Carpenter P. Maholm -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 7-8-9
b2 2-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Carpenter 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b2 2-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT R. Cedeno C. Carpenter -3% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 2-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT P. Maholm C. Carpenter 2% 47% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Cedeno to 2B
b2 2-2 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen C. Carpenter 3% 50% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 1-2-3
t3 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Lugo P. Maholm -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ankiel P. Maholm -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  STL A. Pujols P. Maholm 1% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 2-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL M. Holliday P. Maholm 2% 49% Walk; Pujols to 2B
t3 2-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ludwick P. Maholm -5% 45% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 2-3-4
b3 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT L. Milledge C. Carpenter 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
b3 2-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT G. Jones C. Carpenter 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 2-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT R. Doumit C. Carpenter -3% 46% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b3 2-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R PIT D. Young C. Carpenter -12% 34% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Doumit Scores
b3 3-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R PIT S. Pearce C. Carpenter -9% 25% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Young Scores
b3 4-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Carpenter 2% 26% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 4.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 6-7-8
t4 2-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R STL M. DeRosa P. Maholm 11% 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t4 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL Y. Molina P. Maholm -3% 34% Groundout: P-1B
t4 3-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL B. Ryan P. Maholm -2% 32% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 3-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL C. Carpenter P. Maholm -1% 31% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 8-9-1
b4 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Cedeno C. Carpenter 2% 33% Flyball: RF
b4 4-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT P. Maholm C. Carpenter 1% 35% Strikeout Looking
b4 4-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen C. Carpenter 1% 36% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 4.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 1-2-3
t5 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Lugo P. Maholm -3% 32% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 3-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel P. Maholm -2% 30% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  STL A. Pujols P. Maholm 2% 32% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t5 3-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Holliday P. Maholm -3% 29% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 2-3-4
b5 4-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT L. Milledge C. Carpenter 2% 31% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 4-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT G. Jones C. Carpenter 2% 32% Lineout: LF
b5 4-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Doumit C. Carpenter 1% 33% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 4.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 5-6-7
t6 3-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick P. Maholm -4% 30% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 3-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL M. DeRosa P. Maholm 4% 34% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 3-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO STL Y. Molina P. Maholm -8% 26% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 5-6-7
b6 4-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT D. Young C. Carpenter 2% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT S. Pearce C. Carpenter 1% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 4-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT A. LaRoche C. Carpenter -1% 28% Walk
b6 4-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Cedeno C. Carpenter 2% 30% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 4.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 8-9-1
t7 3-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL B. Ryan P. Maholm -4% 26% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 3-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Carpenter P. Maholm -3% 23% Groundout: P-1B
t7 3-4 2 --- 4,(3-0)  STL J. Lugo P. Maholm 2% 25% Walk
Khalil Greene pinch hits for Rick Ankiel (CF) batting 2nd
t7 3-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  RO STL K. Greene P. Maholm 16% 41% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Lugo Scores; Greene out at 3B/RF-2B-C-3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 9-1-2
Colby Rasmus replaces Khalil Greene (PH) playing CF batting 2nd
Ramon Vazquez pinch hits for Paul Maholm (P) batting 9th
b7 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT R. Vazquez C. Carpenter -6% 36% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b7 4-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen C. Carpenter 5% 41% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b7 4-4 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  PIT L. Milledge C. Carpenter -6% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive); Vazquez to 2B
b7 4-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT G. Jones C. Carpenter 5% 40% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Vazquez to 3B; Milledge to 2B
b7 4-4 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Doumit C. Carpenter 10% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 4.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Pirates' Jose Ascanio facing 3-4-5
Jose Ascanio replaces Ramon Vazquez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL A. Pujols J. Ascanio -5% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  STL M. Holliday J. Ascanio 5% 50% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t8 4-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Ludwick J. Ascanio 12% 62% Holliday Steals 2B; Holliday to 3B/Adv on E4
t8 4-4 1 --3 4,(0-2)  RO STL R. Ludwick J. Ascanio 9% 71% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Holliday Scores
t8 5-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  STL M. DeRosa J. Ascanio 1% 73% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 5-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL Y. Molina J. Ascanio 2% 74% Hit By Pitch; DeRosa to 2B
t8 5-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL B. Ryan J. Ascanio -4% 70% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-5, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 5-6-7
b8 4-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT D. Young C. Carpenter 6% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT S. Pearce C. Carpenter 5% 81% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b8 4-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Carpenter 3% 84% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 4.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Pirates' Jose Ascanio facing 9-1-2
Skip Schumaker pinch hits for Chris Carpenter (P) batting 9th
t9 5-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  STL S. Schumaker J. Ascanio 5% 89% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t9 5-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Lugo J. Ascanio -0% 88% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Schumaker to 3B
t9 5-4 1 --3 4,(1-2)  RO STL C. Rasmus J. Ascanio 3% 92% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Schumaker Scores
t9 6-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Pujols J. Ascanio -0% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-6, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 8-9-1
Ryan Franklin replaces Skip Schumaker (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 4-6 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT R. Cedeno R. Franklin 5% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Brandon Moss pinch hits for Jose Ascanio (P) batting 9th
b9 4-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Moss R. Franklin 3% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen R. Franklin 1% 100% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Pirates 4.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:PIT200908070
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • 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.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.