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Standings
SEA
@BAL
10
2
OAK
@DET
3
14
CLE
@MIL
11
4
BOS
@MIN
10
3
CAL
@NYY
3
5
KCR
@TEX
3
5
CHW
@TOR
4
1
ATL
@CHC
2
15
PIT
@CIN
2
3
PHI
@LAD
4
1
MON
@SDP
1
5
NYM
@SFG
4
3
HOU
@STL
0
5
Sunday, September 1, 1985,
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 31,927, Time of Game: 2:34
Astros
0
60-68
 Lost 1 
4th, 14½ GB
at Cardinals
5
78-49
 Won 1 
1st
W: John Tudor (16-8)
L: Joe Niekro (9-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0
Cardinals       0  2  0   0  1  2   0  0  X    5 12  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Doran 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .290 .362 .442 .804 -0.060 0.60 0.000 -0.060 -0.8 1 5
Phil Garner 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .256 .307 .362 .669 -0.049 0.58 0.005 -0.054 -0.3 2 1
Kevin Bass CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .249 .288 .392 .679 -0.024 0.62 0.041 -0.065 -0.5 1 0 CS
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .308 .353 .424 .777 0.030 0.55 0.053 -0.023 0.1 0 0
Jerry Mumphrey RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .269 .328 .378 .706 -0.052 0.71 0.000 -0.052 -0.8 1 0
Glenn Davis 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .252 .319 .437 .755 -0.068 0.66 0.000 -0.068 -0.8 11 0
Dickie Thon SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .247 .281 .347 .629 -0.004 0.69 0.032 -0.036 -0.1 1 2
John Mizerock C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .227 .261 .318 .579 -0.059 1.23 0.000 -0.059 -0.5 5 1
   Jim Pankovits PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .358 .387 .746 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.2
   Bill Dawley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Joe Niekro P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .258 .265 .273 .537 -0.043 0.81 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 0 3
   Mike Madden P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Bailey PH-C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .274 .386 .429 .815 0.006 0.15 0.006 0.000 0.2 1 0
Team Totals 33 0 7 0 0 5 33 .212 .212 .212 .424 -0.329 0.65 0.137 -0.466 -4.1 24 12
TB: K Bass 2; J Cruz 2; M Bailey; P Garner; D Thon.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Garner-G Davis.
Baserunning
CS: K Bass (7, 2nd base by J Tudor/D Porter).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vince Coleman LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .268 .319 .346 .664 -0.036 0.45 0.017 -0.053 -0.5 5 0 CS
Willie McGee CF 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .368 .394 .528 .922 0.101 0.54 0.116 -0.015 2.1 2 0 HR
Tom Herr 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .322 .392 .428 .820 0.001 0.45 0.021 -0.020 0.1 1 1 SB
Darrell Porter C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .200 .325 .394 .718 0.006 0.56 0.040 -0.033 0.1 5 0
Andy Van Slyke RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .255 .333 .447 .781 0.168 0.71 0.172 -0.004 1.3 2 0 2B,2·SB
Terry Pendleton 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .228 .271 .294 .565 0.026 0.82 0.068 -0.042 0.1 0 3 SB
Mike Jorgensen 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .239 .400 .299 .699 -0.058 0.59 0.010 -0.068 -0.7 9 2
Ozzie Smith SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .270 .336 .349 .685 0.032 0.66 0.033 0.000 0.5 2 3 IW
John Tudor P 4 1 0 0 0 2 4 .135 .179 .203 .382 -0.068 0.64 0.000 -0.068 -1.5 1 1
Team Totals 34 5 12 5 3 4 37 .353 .405 .471 .876 0.172 0.60 0.477 -0.303 1.4 27 10
2B: A Van Slyke (21, off J Niekro).
HR: W McGee (7, off J Niekro, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
IBB: O Smith (6, by J Niekro).
TB: W McGee 6; A Van Slyke 3; T Pendleton 2; D Porter; O Smith; V Coleman; M Jorgensen; T Herr.
RBI: W McGee 2 (66); A Van Slyke (46); O Smith (37); T Herr (89).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: T Pendleton (11, 2nd base off J Niekro/J Mizerock); A Van Slyke 2 (24, 2nd base off J Niekro/J Mizerock 2); T Herr (25, 2nd base off J Niekro/J Mizerock).
CS: V Coleman (23, Home by M Madden/J Mizerock).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, L (9-11) 5.1 10 5 5 2 3 1 3.55 28 29 -0.152 0.74 -1.8
Mike Madden 1.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 5.25 6 3 2 -0.023 0.22 -0.0
Bill Dawley 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.01 3 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 8 12 5 5 3 4 1 5.62 37 29 3 2 -0.174 0.60 -1.4

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Tudor, W (16-8) 9 7 0 0 0 5 0 2.03 33 78 0.327 0.65 4.1
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 33 78 0.327 0.65 4.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Niekro (6; O Smith).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Dave Pallone, 3B - Tom Hallion.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 31,927.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Bill Doran 2B 1 Vince Coleman LF
2 Phil Garner 3B 2 Willie McGee CF
3 Kevin Bass CF 3 Tom Herr 2B
4 Jose Cruz LF 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Jerry Mumphrey RF 5 Andy Van Slyke RF
6 Glenn Davis 1B 6 Terry Pendleton 3B
7 Dickie Thon SS 7 Mike Jorgensen 1B
8 John Mizerock C 8 Ozzie Smith SS
9 Joe Niekro P 9 John Tudor P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 0 1-- R STL A. Van Slyke J. Niekro 13% 72% Double; Porter Scores
b5 2-0 1 --- R STL W. McGee J. Niekro 8% 89% Home Run
b2 1-0 0 -2- STL T. Pendleton J. Niekro 6% 78% Single; Van Slyke to 3B
t4 0-2 1 1-- O HOU J. Cruz J. Tudor 5% 79% Bass Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-SS)
b2 1-0 0 -23 O STL M. Jorgensen J. Niekro -4% 74% Flyball: RF

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, Cardinals' John Tudor facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Doran J. Tudor 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU P. Garner J. Tudor 1% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU K. Bass J. Tudor 1% 55% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL V. Coleman J. Niekro -2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL W. McGee J. Niekro -1% 51% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O STL T. Herr J. Niekro -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Tudor facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Cruz J. Tudor -4% 46% Single
t2 0-0 0 1-- O HOU J. Mumphrey J. Tudor 2% 48% Flyball: LF; Cruz to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- O HOU G. Davis J. Tudor 4% 51% Flyball: SS
t2 0-0 2 -2- O HOU D. Thon J. Tudor 3% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- STL D. Porter J. Niekro 4% 59% Single
b2 0-0 0 1-- R STL A. Van Slyke J. Niekro 13% 72% Double; Porter Scores
b2 1-0 0 -2- STL T. Pendleton J. Niekro 6% 78% Single; Van Slyke to 3B
b2 1-0 0 1-3 STL M. Jorgensen J. Niekro 1% 79% Pendleton Steals 2B
b2 1-0 0 -23 O STL M. Jorgensen J. Niekro -4% 74% Flyball: RF
b2 1-0 1 -23 RO STL O. Smith J. Niekro 1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B; Van Slyke Scores; Pendleton to 3B
b2 2-0 2 --3 O STL J. Tudor J. Niekro -3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' John Tudor facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O HOU J. Mizerock J. Tudor 2% 75% Strikeout
t3 0-2 1 --- O HOU J. Niekro J. Tudor 2% 77% Strikeout
t3 0-2 2 --- O HOU B. Doran J. Tudor 1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- O STL V. Coleman J. Niekro -1% 76% Flyball: 1B
b3 2-0 1 --- STL W. McGee J. Niekro 2% 78% Single
b3 2-0 1 1-- O STL T. Herr J. Niekro -1% 77% Groundout: 1B unassisted; McGee to 2B
b3 2-0 2 -2- O STL D. Porter J. Niekro -2% 75% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' John Tudor facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O HOU P. Garner J. Tudor 3% 77% Flyball: CF
t4 0-2 1 --- HOU K. Bass J. Tudor -3% 74% Single
t4 0-2 1 1-- O HOU J. Cruz J. Tudor 5% 79% Bass Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-SS)
t4 0-2 2 --- HOU J. Cruz J. Tudor -1% 77% Single
t4 0-2 2 1-- O HOU J. Mumphrey J. Tudor 3% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- STL A. Van Slyke J. Niekro 2% 82% Single
b4 2-0 0 1-- O STL T. Pendleton J. Niekro -2% 80% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 1 1-- STL M. Jorgensen J. Niekro 1% 81% Van Slyke Steals 2B
b4 2-0 1 -2- O STL M. Jorgensen J. Niekro -2% 79% Strikeout
b4 2-0 2 -2- STL O. Smith J. Niekro 0% 80% Intentional Walk
b4 2-0 2 12- O STL J. Tudor J. Niekro -3% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' John Tudor facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- O HOU G. Davis J. Tudor 3% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- HOU D. Thon J. Tudor -3% 76% Single
t5 0-2 1 1-- O HOU J. Mizerock J. Tudor 4% 80% Flyball: LF
t5 0-2 2 1-- O HOU J. Niekro J. Tudor 3% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- O STL V. Coleman J. Niekro -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-0 1 --- R STL W. McGee J. Niekro 8% 89% Home Run
b5 3-0 1 --- STL T. Herr J. Niekro 1% 90% Single
b5 3-0 1 1-- STL D. Porter J. Niekro 1% 91% Herr Steals 2B
b5 3-0 1 -2- O STL D. Porter J. Niekro -1% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Herr to 3B
b5 3-0 2 --3 STL A. Van Slyke J. Niekro 0% 90% Walk
b5 3-0 2 1-3 STL T. Pendleton J. Niekro 0% 90% Van Slyke Steals 2B
b5 3-0 2 -23 O STL T. Pendleton J. Niekro -2% 88% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' John Tudor facing 1-2-3
t6 0-3 0 --- O HOU B. Doran J. Tudor 2% 90% Strikeout
t6 0-3 1 --- O HOU P. Garner J. Tudor 1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-3 2 --- HOU K. Bass J. Tudor -1% 90% Single
t6 0-3 2 1-- O HOU J. Cruz J. Tudor 2% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
b6 3-0 0 --- STL M. Jorgensen J. Niekro 1% 93% Single
b6 3-0 0 1-- STL O. Smith J. Niekro 1% 95% Single; Jorgensen to 2B
b6 3-0 0 12- O STL J. Tudor J. Niekro -1% 93% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 3B; Smith to 2B
b6 3-0 1 12- STL V. Coleman J. Niekro 2% 95% Single; Smith to 3B; Tudor to 2B
Mike Madden replaces Joe Niekro pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-0 1 123 R STL W. McGee M. Madden 2% 97% Single; Smith Scores; Tudor to 3B; Coleman to 2B
b6 4-0 1 123 RO STL T. Herr M. Madden 1% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Tudor Scores; Coleman to 3B
b6 5-0 2 1-3 O STL D. Porter M. Madden -0% 97% Coleman Caught Stealing Hm (C-SS-C)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cardinals' John Tudor facing 5-6-7
t7 0-5 0 --- O HOU J. Mumphrey J. Tudor 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t7 0-5 1 --- O HOU G. Davis J. Tudor 0% 99% Flyball: LF
t7 0-5 2 --- O HOU D. Thon J. Tudor 0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Mike Madden facing 4-5-6
b7 5-0 0 --- STL D. Porter M. Madden 0% 99% Walk
b7 5-0 0 1-- OO STL A. Van Slyke M. Madden -0% 99% Double Play: Flyball: 3B-1B
b7 5-0 2 --- STL T. Pendleton M. Madden 0% 99% Single
b7 5-0 2 1-- O STL M. Jorgensen M. Madden -0% 99% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cardinals' John Tudor facing 8-9-1
Jim Pankovits pinch hits for John Mizerock (C) batting 8th
t8 0-5 0 --- O HOU J. Pankovits J. Tudor 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Mark Bailey pinch hits for Mike Madden (P) batting 9th
t8 0-5 1 --- HOU M. Bailey J. Tudor -1% 99% Single
t8 0-5 1 1-- O HOU B. Doran J. Tudor 1% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 0-5 2 1-- HOU P. Garner J. Tudor -1% 99% Single; Bailey to 2B
t8 0-5 2 12- O HOU K. Bass J. Tudor 1% 100% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Bill Dawley facing 8-9-1
Bill Dawley replaces Jim Pankovits (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Mark Bailey moves from PH to C
b8 5-0 0 --- O STL O. Smith B. Dawley -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-0 1 --- O STL J. Tudor B. Dawley -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 5-0 2 --- O STL V. Coleman B. Dawley -0% 99% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cardinals' John Tudor facing 4-5-6
t9 0-5 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz J. Tudor 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 0-5 1 --- O HOU J. Mumphrey J. Tudor 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 0-5 2 --- O HOU G. Davis J. Tudor 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 5.

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