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TOR
@BAL
2
1
 
(10)
CHW
@DET
9
7
BOS
@KCR
0
6
CAL
@MIN
4
7
CLE
@NYY
3
10
SEA
@OAK
2
11
MIL
@TEX
11
1
MON
@CHC
4
2
 
(11)
CIN
@HOU
1
3
ATL
@LAD
4
1
PHI
@PIT
6
3
SFG
@SDP
8
9
 
(12)
NYM
@STL
9
0
Friday, April 25, 1986,
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 43,721, Time of Game: 2:35
Mets
9
9-3
 Won 7 
1st
at Cardinals
0
7-6
 Lost 5 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: Dwight Gooden (3-0)
L: Ricky Horton (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  1  0   1  5  2    9 13  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  2

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kevin Mitchell CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .368 .400 .526 .926 0.118 1.00 0.166 -0.048 1.0 2 0 2B
   Lenny Dykstra CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .325 .386 .350 .736 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.4 1 0
Tim Teufel 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .222 .293 .333 .626 -0.003 0.87 0.076 -0.080 -0.7 1 3 2B
Keith Hernandez 1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .260 .373 .340 .713 -0.064 0.77 0.017 -0.081 -0.9 10 2 GDP
Gary Carter C 2 2 0 0 3 1 5 .340 .441 .511 .951 -0.078 0.78 0.038 -0.116 0.2 5 1
Darryl Strawberry RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .261 .386 .413 .799 0.083 0.67 0.099 -0.016 1.4 1 0 2B
George Foster LF 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .282 .349 .359 .708 -0.105 0.91 0.003 -0.108 -0.9 1 0 IW
Ray Knight 3B 4 2 2 4 0 0 5 .394 .447 .970 1.417 0.101 0.70 0.149 -0.049 2.0 0 1 2·HR,SF
Rafael Santana SS 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .178 .235 .200 .435 0.052 0.51 0.074 -0.023 2.2 5 4
Dwight Gooden P 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 .300 .300 .300 .600 -0.050 0.82 0.002 -0.052 0.1 1 2 2·SH
Team Totals 37 9 13 7 4 3 44 .351 .405 .595 .999 0.054 0.76 0.624 -0.573 4.8 27 13
2B: T Teufel (4, off R Horton); K Mitchell (3, off R Horton); D Strawberry (4, off R Horton).
HR: R Knight 2 (6, 1 off P Perry, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF, 1 off R Horton, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: R Knight (1, off P Perry).
SH: D Gooden 2 (3, 2 off R Horton).
IBB: G Foster (1, by P Perry).
TB: R Knight 8; D Strawberry 3; K Mitchell 3; R Santana 3; T Teufel 2; K Hernandez; L Dykstra; D Gooden.
GIDP: K Hernandez (3).
RBI: R Knight 4 (12); D Strawberry (6); K Mitchell (3); D Gooden (1).
2-out RBI: R Knight 2; K Mitchell.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Hernandez-R Santana-K Hernandez.

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 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .224 .297 .345 .642 -0.127 1.05 0.000 -0.127 -1.2 1 0
Willie McGee CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .217 .250 .267 .517 -0.083 0.80 0.000 -0.083 -0.7 3 0
Tom Herr 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .122 .259 .143 .401 -0.066 0.67 0.000 -0.066 -0.6 2 5
Jack Clark 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .240 .377 .460 .837 0.000 0.81 0.038 -0.037 0.1 12 0
Andy Van Slyke RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .200 .282 .229 .511 -0.083 1.16 0.000 -0.083 -0.7 2 0
   Pat Perry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Terry Pendleton 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .204 .304 .245 .548 0.045 0.75 0.070 -0.025 0.3 1 3
Mike LaValliere C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .308 .250 .558 -0.139 0.90 0.000 -0.139 -1.4 3 0 GDP
Ozzie Smith SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .333 .423 .400 .823 0.041 0.86 0.066 -0.025 0.3 2 1
Ricky Horton P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.032 1.68 0.027 -0.060 -0.1 0 6
   Clint Hurdle RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .750 .750 1.250 2.000 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 1 0
Team Totals 30 0 5 0 0 5 30 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.445 0.90 0.201 -0.646 -4.2 27 15
TB: O Smith 2; J Clark; T Pendleton; R Horton.
GIDP: M LaValliere (1).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Herr-O Smith-J Clark.
E: P Perry (1); J Clark (1).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: V Coleman (1st base by G Carter).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dwight Gooden, W (3-0) 9 5 0 0 0 5 0 1.29 30 82 0.445 0.90 4.2
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 30 82 0.445 0.90 4.2

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ricky Horton, L (0-2) 7 9 5 5 2 2 1 3.32 32 39 -0.030 1.01 -1.2
Pat Perry 2 4 4 4 2 1 1 6.75 12 2 2 -0.025 0.09 -3.6
Team Totals 9 13 9 9 4 3 2 9.00 44 39 2 2 -0.055 0.76 -4.8
R Horton faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: P Perry (2; G Foster).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Fred Brocklander.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 43,721.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Kevin Mitchell CF 1 Vince Coleman LF
2 Tim Teufel 2B 2 Willie McGee CF
3 Keith Hernandez 1B 3 Tom Herr 2B
4 Gary Carter C 4 Jack Clark 1B
5 Darryl Strawberry RF 5 Andy Van Slyke RF
6 George Foster LF 6 Terry Pendleton 3B
7 Ray Knight 3B 7 Mike LaValliere C
8 Rafael Santana SS 8 Ozzie Smith SS
9 Dwight Gooden P 9 Ricky Horton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-0 0 --- R NYM R. Knight R. Horton 15% 65% Home Run
t7 1-0 2 -2- R NYM K. Mitchell R. Horton 13% 82% Double to CF; Santana Scores
b2 0-0 1 1-3 OO STL M. LaValliere D. Gooden 12% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --3 O NYM G. Carter R. Horton -9% 47% Fielder's Choice SS; Teufel out at Hm/P-3B; Carter to 1B
t4 0-0 0 --- NYM T. Teufel R. Horton 8% 58% Double to CF

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, Cardinals' Ricky Horton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYM K. Mitchell R. Horton 4% 54% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYM T. Teufel R. Horton -3% 50% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO NYM K. Hernandez R. Horton -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL V. Coleman D. Gooden 2% 48% Lineout: SS
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL W. McGee D. Gooden 1% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O STL T. Herr D. Gooden 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Ricky Horton facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYM G. Carter R. Horton -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYM D. Strawberry R. Horton -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYM G. Foster R. Horton -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- STL J. Clark D. Gooden -4% 41% Single to CF
b2 0-0 0 1-- O STL A. Van Slyke D. Gooden 3% 45% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 1-- STL T. Pendleton D. Gooden -7% 38% Single to CF; Clark to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-3 OO STL M. LaValliere D. Gooden 12% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Ricky Horton facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYM R. Knight R. Horton -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- NYM R. Santana R. Horton 3% 50% Single to LF
t3 0-0 1 1-- O NYM D. Gooden R. Horton -2% 48% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Santana to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O NYM K. Mitchell R. Horton -4% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O STL O. Smith D. Gooden 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- STL R. Horton D. Gooden -3% 44% Single to CF
b3 0-0 1 1-- O STL V. Coleman D. Gooden 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Coleman to 1B
b3 0-0 2 1-- O STL W. McGee D. Gooden 3% 50% Coleman Picked off 1B (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Ricky Horton facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- NYM T. Teufel R. Horton 8% 58% Double to CF
t4 0-0 0 -2- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Horton -1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B; Teufel to 3B
t4 0-0 1 --3 O NYM G. Carter R. Horton -9% 47% Fielder's Choice SS; Teufel out at Hm/P-3B; Carter to 1B
t4 0-0 2 1-- NYM D. Strawberry R. Horton 2% 49% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Carter to 2B; Strawberry to 1B
t4 0-0 2 12- O NYM G. Foster R. Horton -5% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O STL W. McGee D. Gooden 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O STL T. Herr D. Gooden 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-0 2 --- O STL J. Clark D. Gooden 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Ricky Horton facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- R NYM R. Knight R. Horton 15% 65% Home Run
t5 1-0 0 --- O NYM R. Santana R. Horton -2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-0 1 --- O NYM D. Gooden R. Horton -2% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-0 2 --- O NYM K. Mitchell R. Horton -1% 60% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 5-6-7
b5 0-1 0 --- O STL A. Van Slyke D. Gooden 3% 63% Flyball: LF
b5 0-1 1 --- O STL T. Pendleton D. Gooden 2% 66% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 2 --- O STL M. LaValliere D. Gooden 2% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Ricky Horton facing 2-3-4
t6 1-0 0 --- O NYM T. Teufel R. Horton -2% 65% Groundout: P-1B
t6 1-0 1 --- O NYM K. Hernandez R. Horton -2% 63% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-0 2 --- NYM G. Carter R. Horton 1% 64% Walk
t6 1-0 2 1-- NYM D. Strawberry R. Horton 2% 67% Single to RF; Carter to 2B
t6 1-0 2 12- O NYM G. Foster R. Horton -5% 62% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 8-9-1
b6 0-1 0 --- STL O. Smith D. Gooden -6% 56% Single to RF
b6 0-1 0 1-- O STL R. Horton D. Gooden 6% 61% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Horton to 1B
b6 0-1 1 1-- O STL V. Coleman D. Gooden 5% 66% Flyball: CF
b6 0-1 2 1-- O STL W. McGee D. Gooden 4% 71% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Ricky Horton facing 7-8-9
t7 1-0 0 --- O NYM R. Knight R. Horton -2% 68% Flyball: LF
t7 1-0 1 --- NYM R. Santana R. Horton 3% 71% Single to LF
t7 1-0 1 1-- O NYM D. Gooden R. Horton -2% 69% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Santana to 2B
t7 1-0 2 -2- R NYM K. Mitchell R. Horton 13% 82% Double to CF; Santana Scores
t7 2-0 2 -2- O NYM T. Teufel R. Horton -2% 80% Flyball: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 3-4-5
Lenny Dykstra replaces Kevin Mitchell playing CF batting 1st
b7 0-2 0 --- O STL T. Herr D. Gooden 4% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 0-2 1 --- O STL J. Clark D. Gooden 2% 86% Flyball: RF
b7 0-2 2 --- O STL A. Van Slyke D. Gooden 1% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Ricky Horton facing 3-4-5
t8 2-0 0 --- NYM K. Hernandez R. Horton 2% 89% Single to RF
t8 2-0 0 1-- NYM G. Carter R. Horton 2% 92% Walk; Hernandez to 2B
t8 2-0 0 12- R NYM D. Strawberry R. Horton 5% 97% Double to LF; Hernandez Scores; Carter to 3B
Pat Perry replaces Andy Van Slyke (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Clint Hurdle replaces Ricky Horton (P) playing RF batting 9th
t8 3-0 0 -23 NYM G. Foster P. Perry 0% 97% Intentional Walk
t8 3-0 0 123 RO NYM R. Knight P. Perry -0% 97% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Carter Scores
t8 4-0 1 12- RR NYM R. Santana P. Perry 2% 100% Single to P; Strawberry Scores/No RBI; Foster Scores/No RBI; Santana to 3B/Adv on E1
t8 6-0 1 --3 R NYM D. Gooden P. Perry 0% 100% Single to LF; Santana Scores
t8 7-0 1 1-- NYM L. Dykstra P. Perry 0% 100% Single to RF; Gooden to 2B
t8 7-0 1 12- O NYM T. Teufel P. Perry -0% 100% Flyball: RF; Gooden to 3B
t8 7-0 2 1-3 O NYM K. Hernandez P. Perry -0% 100% Flyball: CF
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mets 7, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-7, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 6-7-8
b8 0-7 0 --- O STL T. Pendleton D. Gooden 0% 100% Strikeout
b8 0-7 1 --- O STL M. LaValliere D. Gooden 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 0-7 2 --- STL O. Smith D. Gooden -0% 100% Single to RF
b8 0-7 2 1-- O STL C. Hurdle D. Gooden 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 7, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 7-0, Cardinals' Pat Perry facing 4-5-6
t9 7-0 0 --- NYM G. Carter P. Perry 0% 100% Walk
t9 7-0 0 1-- O NYM D. Strawberry P. Perry -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 7-0 1 1-- O NYM G. Foster P. Perry -0% 100% Strikeout
t9 7-0 2 1-- RR NYM R. Knight P. Perry 0% 100% Home Run; Carter Scores
t9 9-0 2 --- O NYM R. Santana P. Perry 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 9, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-9, Mets' Dwight Gooden facing 1-2-3
b9 0-9 0 --- O STL V. Coleman D. Gooden 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 0-9 1 --- O STL W. McGee D. Gooden 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
b9 0-9 2 --- O STL T. Herr D. Gooden 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 9, Cardinals 0.

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