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Standings
TOR
@BAL
5
11
CHW
@DET
5
4
 
(11)
BOS
@KCR
6
1
CAL
@MIN
7
6
CLE
@NYY
3
2
SEA
@OAK
3
5
MIL
@TEX
10
2
MON
@CHC
4
2
CIN
@HOU
0
1
ATL
@LAD
5
4
 
(10)
PHI
@PIT
6
5
SFG
@SDP
3
2
 
(10)
NYM
@STL
4
3
Saturday, April 26, 1986,
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 44,769, Time of Game: 2:45
Mets
4
10-3
 Won 8 
1st
at Cardinals
3
7-7
 Lost 6 
2nd, 3½ GB
W: Sid Fernandez (2-0)
L: Danny Cox (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            4  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  8  1
Cardinals       1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    3  5  1

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lenny Dykstra CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .326 .396 .419 .814 0.090 0.48 0.115 -0.025 1.0 3 0 HR,SB
Wally Backman 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .346 .414 .462 .875 -0.056 0.54 0.000 -0.056 -1.0 4 2
Keith Hernandez 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .283 .397 .358 .755 0.033 0.45 0.043 -0.010 0.5 3 0
Darryl Strawberry RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .260 .377 .400 .777 -0.027 0.65 0.032 -0.059 -0.9 3 0 GDP
Gary Carter C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .333 .429 .510 .938 0.112 0.57 0.126 -0.014 1.1 10 0 2B
Danny Heep LF 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .357 .400 .714 1.114 0.064 0.51 0.084 -0.020 0.9 0 0
Ray Knight 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .351 .405 .865 1.270 -0.040 0.31 0.000 -0.040 -1.1 2 2 GDP
Howard Johnson SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .350 .409 .550 .959 0.010 0.30 0.020 -0.010 0.2 1 0
   Rafael Santana SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .174 .231 .196 .426 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.2 1 1
Sid Fernandez P 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .429 .500 .429 .929 -0.025 0.50 0.000 -0.025 -0.6 0 1 SH
   Roger McDowell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jesse Orosco P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 8 4 2 4 35 .250 .294 .375 .669 0.158 0.47 0.420 -0.262 -0.2 27 7
2B: G Carter (3, off D Cox).
HR: L Dykstra (1, off D Cox, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: S Fernandez (1, off D Cox).
TB: L Dykstra 4; K Hernandez 2; G Carter 2; D Heep 2; H Johnson; D Strawberry.
GIDP: R Knight (5); D Strawberry (3).
RBI: D Heep 2 (8); G Carter (16); L Dykstra (3).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Backman-R Santana-K Hernandez.
E: R Santana (2).
Baserunning
SB: L Dykstra (5, 2nd base off T Conroy/M Heath).

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 3 1 0 0 1 3 4 .213 .294 .328 .622 -0.013 0.84 0.046 -0.059 0.0 3 0 SB
Willie McGee CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .219 .250 .266 .516 -0.015 0.74 0.043 -0.058 -0.3 3 0
Tom Herr 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .151 .274 .189 .463 0.113 1.01 0.145 -0.033 1.4 3 4 2B
Jack Clark 1B 4 0 1 2 0 2 4 .241 .369 .444 .814 0.090 1.56 0.135 -0.045 0.5 9 2
   Jose Oquendo PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .800 .750 1.550 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Tito Landrum RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .208 .269 .333 .603 0.141 1.78 0.185 -0.045 0.1 0 0
Mike Heath C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .093 .204 .209 .413 -0.237 2.10 0.000 -0.237 -1.1 5 1
Terry Pendleton 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .189 .283 .226 .510 -0.377 2.33 0.000 -0.377 -1.4 1 3 GDP
Ozzie Smith SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .319 .418 .383 .801 0.041 0.53 0.050 -0.009 0.4 2 1 SB
Danny Cox P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Lawless PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.022 0.90 0.000 -0.022 -0.2
   Tim Conroy P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 -0.031 1.10 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 1 1
   Jerry White PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 -0.031 1.29 0.000 -0.031 -0.3
   Ken Dayley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 5 3 2 10 34 .156 .206 .188 .393 -0.341 1.32 0.604 -0.947 -1.2 27 12
2B: T Herr (2, off R McDowell).
TB: T Herr 3; J Clark; T Landrum; W McGee.
GIDP: T Pendleton (1).
RBI: J Clark 2 (4); T Herr (2).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. O Smith-T Herr-J Clark; J Clark-O Smith.
E: M Heath (2).
Baserunning
SB: V Coleman (5, 2nd base off S Fernandez/G Carter); O Smith (4, 2nd base off S Fernandez/G Carter).

New York Mets

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sid Fernandez, W (2-0) 8 2 2 2 2 10 0 2.66 29 78 0.261 0.78 2.3
Roger McDowell, H (3) 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.38 4 1 1 -0.243 4.11 -2.0
Jesse Orosco, S (3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 0 0.323 7.12 0.9
Team Totals 9 5 3 3 2 10 0 3.00 34 78 3 1 0.341 1.32 1.2
S Fernandez faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Cox, L (0-1) 3 7 4 4 0 0 1 12.00 14 29 -0.268 0.77 -2.6
Tim Conroy 5 0 0 0 2 4 0 1.08 17 0 0 0.102 0.30 2.3
Ken Dayley 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 4 0 0 0.007 0.11 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 2 4 1 4.00 35 29 0 0 -0.159 0.47 0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Fred Brocklander.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: 44,769.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Lenny Dykstra CF 1 Vince Coleman LF
2 Wally Backman 2B 2 Willie McGee CF
3 Keith Hernandez 1B 3 Tom Herr 2B
4 Darryl Strawberry RF 4 Jack Clark 1B
5 Gary Carter C 5 Tito Landrum RF
6 Danny Heep LF 6 Mike Heath C
7 Ray Knight 3B 7 Terry Pendleton 3B
8 Howard Johnson SS 8 Ozzie Smith SS
9 Sid Fernandez P 9 Danny Cox P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-4 1 12- OO STL T. Pendleton J. Orosco 32% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b9 3-4 0 1-- STL T. Landrum R. McDowell -19% 49% Single to 1B/Bunt; Oquendo to 2B
b9 3-4 0 12- O STL M. Heath R. McDowell 18% 68% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Landrum to 2B; Heath to 1B
b9 2-4 0 -2- R STL J. Clark R. McDowell -13% 68% Single to LF; Herr Scores
t1 1-0 1 12- R NYM G. Carter D. Cox 13% 76% Double to CF; Hernandez Scores; Strawberry to 3B

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' Danny Cox facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- R NYM L. Dykstra D. Cox 10% 60% Home Run
t1 1-0 0 --- O NYM W. Backman D. Cox -2% 58% Lineout: 3B
t1 1-0 1 --- NYM K. Hernandez D. Cox 2% 61% Single to CF
t1 1-0 1 1-- NYM D. Strawberry D. Cox 3% 64% Single to RF; Hernandez to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- R NYM G. Carter D. Cox 13% 76% Double to CF; Hernandez Scores; Strawberry to 3B
t1 2-0 1 -23 RR NYM D. Heep D. Cox 8% 84% Single to RF; Strawberry Scores; Carter Scores
t1 4-0 1 1-- OO NYM R. Knight D. Cox -2% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-4 0 --- STL V. Coleman S. Fernandez -3% 79% Walk
b1 0-4 0 1-- STL W. McGee S. Fernandez -2% 78% Coleman Steals 2B
b1 0-4 0 -2- O STL W. McGee S. Fernandez 3% 81% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-4 1 -2- STL T. Herr S. Fernandez -4% 77% Single to CF; Coleman to 3B
b1 0-4 1 1-3 RO STL J. Clark S. Fernandez 0% 77% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Coleman Scores; Clark to 1B
b1 1-4 2 1-- O STL T. Landrum S. Fernandez 2% 79% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 8-9-1
t2 4-1 0 --- NYM H. Johnson D. Cox 2% 81% Single to LF
t2 4-1 0 1-- O NYM S. Fernandez D. Cox -1% 80% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Johnson to 2B
t2 4-1 1 -2- O NYM L. Dykstra D. Cox -2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B; Johnson to 3B
t2 4-1 2 --3 O NYM W. Backman D. Cox -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 6-7-8
b2 1-4 0 --- O STL M. Heath S. Fernandez 2% 79% Strikeout
b2 1-4 1 --- O STL T. Pendleton S. Fernandez 1% 80% Flyball: CF
b2 1-4 2 --- O STL O. Smith S. Fernandez 1% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Danny Cox facing 3-4-5
t3 4-1 0 --- NYM K. Hernandez D. Cox 0% 81% E2 on Foul Ball
t3 4-1 0 --- NYM K. Hernandez D. Cox 2% 83% Single to RF
t3 4-1 0 1-- OO NYM D. Strawberry D. Cox -4% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
t3 4-1 2 --- O NYM G. Carter D. Cox -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 9-1-2
Tom Lawless pinch hits for Danny Cox (P) batting 9th
b3 1-4 0 --- O STL T. Lawless S. Fernandez 2% 81% Strikeout
b3 1-4 1 --- O STL V. Coleman S. Fernandez 1% 82% Strikeout
b3 1-4 2 --- O STL W. McGee S. Fernandez 1% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Tim Conroy facing 6-7-8
Tim Conroy replaces Tom Lawless (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t4 4-1 0 --- O NYM D. Heep T. Conroy -1% 82% Flyball: CF
t4 4-1 1 --- O NYM R. Knight T. Conroy -1% 81% Strikeout
t4 4-1 2 --- O NYM H. Johnson T. Conroy -1% 80% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 3-4-5
b4 1-4 0 --- O STL T. Herr S. Fernandez 2% 83% Flyball: CF
b4 1-4 1 --- O STL J. Clark S. Fernandez 2% 84% Strikeout
b4 1-4 2 --- O STL T. Landrum S. Fernandez 1% 85% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Tim Conroy facing 9-1-2
t5 4-1 0 --- O NYM S. Fernandez T. Conroy -1% 84% Strikeout
t5 4-1 1 --- O NYM L. Dykstra T. Conroy -1% 83% Flyball: CF
t5 4-1 2 --- O NYM W. Backman T. Conroy -1% 83% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 6-7-8
b5 1-4 0 --- O STL M. Heath S. Fernandez 2% 85% Flyball: 2B
b5 1-4 1 --- O STL T. Pendleton S. Fernandez 2% 87% Flyball: RF
b5 1-4 2 --- STL O. Smith S. Fernandez -1% 85% Walk
b5 1-4 2 1-- STL T. Conroy S. Fernandez -1% 85% Smith Steals 2B
b5 1-4 2 -2- O STL T. Conroy S. Fernandez 3% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Tim Conroy facing 3-4-5
t6 4-1 0 --- O NYM K. Hernandez T. Conroy -1% 87% Flyball: CF
t6 4-1 1 --- O NYM D. Strawberry T. Conroy -1% 86% Flyball: LF
t6 4-1 2 --- O NYM G. Carter T. Conroy -0% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 1-2-3
b6 1-4 0 --- O STL V. Coleman S. Fernandez 3% 88% Strikeout
b6 1-4 1 --- O STL W. McGee S. Fernandez 2% 90% Strikeout
b6 1-4 2 --- O STL T. Herr S. Fernandez 1% 91% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Tim Conroy facing 6-7-8
t7 4-1 0 --- O NYM D. Heep T. Conroy -1% 90% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 4-1 1 --- O NYM R. Knight T. Conroy -1% 89% Groundout: P-1B
t7 4-1 2 --- O NYM H. Johnson T. Conroy -0% 89% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 4-5-6
b7 1-4 0 --- O STL J. Clark S. Fernandez 3% 91% Strikeout
b7 1-4 1 --- O STL T. Landrum S. Fernandez 2% 93% Flyball: RF
b7 1-4 2 --- O STL M. Heath S. Fernandez 1% 94% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Tim Conroy facing 9-1-2
t8 4-1 0 --- O NYM S. Fernandez T. Conroy -1% 93% Strikeout
t8 4-1 1 --- NYM L. Dykstra T. Conroy 1% 94% Walk
t8 4-1 1 1-- NYM W. Backman T. Conroy 1% 94% Dykstra Steals 2B
t8 4-1 1 -2- O NYM W. Backman T. Conroy -1% 93% Strikeout
t8 4-1 2 -2- NYM K. Hernandez T. Conroy 0% 94% Walk
t8 4-1 2 12- O NYM D. Strawberry T. Conroy -1% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 7-8-9
Rafael Santana replaces Howard Johnson playing SS batting 8th
b8 1-4 0 --- O STL T. Pendleton S. Fernandez 2% 95% Flyball: RF
b8 1-4 1 --- STL O. Smith S. Fernandez -3% 92% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Smith to 1B
Jerry White pinch hits for Tim Conroy (P) batting 9th
b8 1-4 1 1-- O STL J. White S. Fernandez 3% 95% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; White to 1B
b8 1-4 2 1-- O STL V. Coleman S. Fernandez 2% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Ken Dayley facing 5-6-7
Ken Dayley replaces Jerry White (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-1 0 --- O NYM G. Carter K. Dayley -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-1 1 --- NYM D. Heep K. Dayley 0% 97% Single to CF
t9 4-1 1 1-- O NYM R. Knight K. Dayley -0% 97% Flyball: 2B
t9 4-1 2 1-- O NYM R. Santana K. Dayley -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Mets' Sid Fernandez facing 2-3-4
b9 1-4 0 --- STL W. McGee S. Fernandez -4% 92% Single to CF
Roger McDowell replaces Sid Fernandez pitching and batting 9th
b9 1-4 0 1-- R STL T. Herr R. McDowell -11% 81% Double to LF; McGee Scores
b9 2-4 0 -2- R STL J. Clark R. McDowell -13% 68% Single to LF; Herr Scores
Jose Oquendo pinch runs for Jack Clark (1B) batting 4th
b9 3-4 0 1-- STL T. Landrum R. McDowell -19% 49% Single to 1B/Bunt; Oquendo to 2B
b9 3-4 0 12- O STL M. Heath R. McDowell 18% 68% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Landrum to 2B; Heath to 1B
Jesse Orosco replaces Roger McDowell pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-4 1 12- OO STL T. Pendleton J. Orosco 32% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 3.

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