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TOR
@BAL
6
1
DET
@BOS
4
0
CHW
@CAL
6
10
OAK
@CLE
6
8
NYY
@MIL
7
8
 
(10)
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@MIN
2
4
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@SEA
9
0
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@ATL
4
5
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@CHC
5
0
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@CIN
6
4
 
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MON
@NYM
3
4
LAD
@SFG
8
9
PIT
@STL
2
0
Wednesday, September 23, 1987,
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 30,235, Time of Game: 2:28
Pirates
2
74-78
 Won 1 
5th, 15½ GB
at Cardinals
0
89-62
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Brian Fisher (10-9)
L: Greg Mathews (10-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  7  1
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Felix Fermin SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .326 .396 .326 .721 -0.125 1.01 0.000 -0.125 -1.3 2 2 GDP
Jose Lind 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .333 .377 .465 .842 0.016 0.61 0.052 -0.035 0.1 1 7 2B
Andy Van Slyke CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .287 .351 .496 .847 0.035 0.79 0.087 -0.053 0.3 2 0 3B,SB
Bobby Bonilla 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .295 .347 .474 .820 -0.053 1.19 0.045 -0.098 -0.4 1 0
   Al Pedrique 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .347 .359 .706 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Diaz LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .249 .337 .516 .853 -0.066 0.87 0.000 -0.066 -0.6 1 0
   Barry Bonds LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .322 .480 .802 -0.019 0.41 0.000 -0.019 -0.5 1 0
Darnell Coles RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .186 .275 .321 .596 -0.047 0.61 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 2 0
Sid Bream 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .271 .337 .406 .743 -0.049 0.63 0.000 -0.049 -0.5 10 1
Junior Ortiz C 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .272 .325 .342 .667 0.026 0.87 0.067 -0.041 0.2 6 1 2B
Brian Fisher P 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .161 .242 .268 .510 0.042 0.85 0.071 -0.030 0.4 1 2
Team Totals 32 2 7 1 0 6 32 .219 .219 .344 .563 -0.240 0.82 0.322 -0.563 -2.6 27 13
2B: J Lind (5, off G Mathews); J Ortiz (8, off G Mathews).
3B: A Van Slyke (9, off K Dayley).
TB: A Van Slyke 4; J Lind 3; J Ortiz 2; B Bonilla; B Fisher.
GIDP: F Fermin (2).
RBI: B Bonilla (72).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: J Ortiz (9).
Baserunning
SB: A Van Slyke (32, 2nd base off G Mathews/T Pena).

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 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .293 .366 .366 .732 -0.022 0.87 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 0 0
   Lance Johnson LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .217 .280 .304 .584 0.060 1.89 0.119 -0.060 0.0 2 0 SB
Ozzie Smith SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .296 .385 .375 .761 -0.255 1.64 0.000 -0.255 -1.1 1 5 CS
Tom Herr 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .267 .351 .340 .691 -0.049 1.14 0.041 -0.089 -0.4 1 1 SB
Dan Driessen 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .212 .316 .212 .528 -0.136 1.27 0.000 -0.136 -0.9 8 0
Willie McGee CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .288 .316 .436 .752 -0.036 0.99 0.043 -0.079 -0.0 1 0 SB
Terry Pendleton 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .293 .368 .418 .786 -0.050 1.35 0.020 -0.070 -0.2 2 0
John Morris RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .281 .326 .430 .756 -0.010 1.44 0.060 -0.070 -0.4 5 0 SB
Tony Pena C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .215 .285 .312 .597 -0.095 1.67 0.034 -0.129 -0.6 6 0
Greg Mathews P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .217 .197 .414 -0.078 1.42 0.000 -0.078 -0.6 0 1
   Jose Oquendo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .291 .408 .342 .750 -0.064 2.49 0.000 -0.064 -0.2
   Ken Dayley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Team Totals 28 0 2 0 4 6 32 .071 .188 .071 .259 -0.735 1.42 0.317 -1.052 -4.6 27 8
TB: L Johnson; T Pena.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. O Smith-T Herr-D Driessen; K Dayley-D Driessen.
Baserunning
SB: W McGee (16, 2nd base off B Fisher/J Ortiz); T Herr (19, 2nd base off B Fisher/J Ortiz); J Morris (5, 2nd base off B Fisher/J Ortiz); L Johnson (3, 2nd base off B Fisher/J Ortiz).
CS: O Smith (9, 2nd base by B Fisher/J Ortiz).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Brian Fisher, W (10-9) 9 2 0 0 4 6 0 4.52 32 85 0.737 1.42 4.6
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 4 6 0 0.00 32 85 0.737 1.42 4.6

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Greg Mathews, L (10-11) 8 5 1 1 0 5 0 3.80 28 73 0.309 0.84 3.1
Ken Dayley 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.34 4 0 0 -0.071 0.70 -0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 0 6 0 2.00 32 73 0 0 0.238 0.82 2.6
Balks: B Fisher (3).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Bob Davidson, 3B - Jerry Crawford.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 30,235.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Felix Fermin SS 1 Vince Coleman LF
2 Jose Lind 2B 2 Ozzie Smith SS
3 Andy Van Slyke CF 3 Tom Herr 2B
4 Bobby Bonilla 3B 4 Dan Driessen 1B
5 Mike Diaz LF 5 Willie McGee CF
6 Darnell Coles RF 6 Terry Pendleton 3B
7 Sid Bream 1B 7 John Morris RF
8 Junior Ortiz C 8 Tony Pena C
9 Brian Fisher P 9 Greg Mathews P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 0-1 1 -2- O STL O. Smith B. Fisher 13% 77% Fielder's Choice P; Johnson out at 3B/P-3B
b7 0-1 2 --3 O STL T. Pena B. Fisher 8% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 0 -2- PIT B. Fisher G. Mathews 7% 64% Single to 3B/Bunt; Ortiz to 3B
b8 0-1 1 --- STL L. Johnson B. Fisher -7% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b8 0-1 2 1-- O STL T. Herr B. Fisher 7% 83% Smith Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Fermin G. Mathews -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- PIT J. Lind G. Mathews 4% 52% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 1 -2- O PIT A. Van Slyke G. Mathews -3% 49% Flyball: CF; Lind to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O PIT B. Bonilla G. Mathews -4% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Brian Fisher facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL V. Coleman B. Fisher 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL O. Smith B. Fisher 2% 49% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 2 --- O STL T. Herr B. Fisher 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 5-6-7
Lance Johnson replaces Vince Coleman playing LF batting 1st
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Diaz G. Mathews -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O PIT D. Coles G. Mathews -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- O PIT S. Bream G. Mathews -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Brian Fisher facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O STL D. Driessen B. Fisher 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- STL W. McGee B. Fisher -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- STL T. Pendleton B. Fisher -2% 43% McGee Steals 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- STL T. Pendleton B. Fisher -2% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 1 12- O STL J. Morris B. Fisher 5% 46% Popfly: 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O STL T. Pena B. Fisher 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- PIT J. Ortiz G. Mathews 7% 57% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-0 0 -2- PIT B. Fisher G. Mathews 7% 64% Single to 3B/Bunt; Ortiz to 3B
t3 0-0 0 1-3 ROO PIT F. Fermin G. Mathews -6% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Ortiz Scores
t3 1-0 2 --- PIT J. Lind G. Mathews 1% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t3 1-0 2 1-- O PIT A. Van Slyke G. Mathews -2% 56% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Brian Fisher facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O STL G. Mathews B. Fisher 3% 59% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O STL L. Johnson B. Fisher 2% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O STL O. Smith B. Fisher 1% 62% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O PIT B. Bonilla G. Mathews -2% 60% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t4 1-0 1 --- O PIT M. Diaz G. Mathews -2% 58% Lineout: RF
t4 1-0 2 --- O PIT D. Coles G. Mathews -1% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Brian Fisher facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- O STL T. Herr B. Fisher 3% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- O STL D. Driessen B. Fisher 2% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-1 2 --- O STL W. McGee B. Fisher 1% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- O PIT S. Bream G. Mathews -2% 61% Strikeout
t5 1-0 1 --- O PIT J. Ortiz G. Mathews -2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-0 2 --- O PIT B. Fisher G. Mathews -1% 58% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Brian Fisher facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- O STL T. Pendleton B. Fisher 3% 62% Flyball: LF
b5 0-1 1 --- O STL J. Morris B. Fisher 2% 64% Strikeout
b5 0-1 2 --- STL T. Pena B. Fisher -2% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b5 0-1 2 1-- STL G. Mathews B. Fisher -1% 61% Balk; Pena to 2B
b5 0-1 2 -2- O STL G. Mathews B. Fisher 5% 66% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- O PIT F. Fermin G. Mathews -3% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-0 1 --- O PIT J. Lind G. Mathews -2% 62% Groundout: P-1B
t6 1-0 2 --- PIT A. Van Slyke G. Mathews 1% 63% Single to P
t6 1-0 2 1-- PIT B. Bonilla G. Mathews 1% 64% Van Slyke Steals 2B
t6 1-0 2 -2- O PIT B. Bonilla G. Mathews -4% 60% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Brian Fisher facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- O STL L. Johnson B. Fisher 4% 64% Flyball: CF
b6 0-1 1 --- O STL O. Smith B. Fisher 3% 67% Flyball: RF
b6 0-1 2 --- STL T. Herr B. Fisher -2% 65% Walk
b6 0-1 2 1-- STL D. Driessen B. Fisher -2% 63% Herr Steals 2B
b6 0-1 2 -2- O STL D. Driessen B. Fisher 6% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 5-6-7
t7 1-0 0 --- O PIT M. Diaz G. Mathews -3% 67% Lineout: SS
t7 1-0 1 --- O PIT D. Coles G. Mathews -2% 65% Flyball: RF
t7 1-0 2 --- O PIT S. Bream G. Mathews -1% 64% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Brian Fisher facing 5-6-7
b7 0-1 0 --- O STL W. McGee B. Fisher 5% 68% Strikeout
b7 0-1 1 --- O STL T. Pendleton B. Fisher 4% 72% Flyball: RF
b7 0-1 2 --- STL J. Morris B. Fisher -3% 69% Walk
b7 0-1 2 1-- STL T. Pena B. Fisher -3% 66% Morris Steals 2B; Morris to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b7 0-1 2 --3 O STL T. Pena B. Fisher 8% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 8-9-1
t8 1-0 0 --- O PIT J. Ortiz G. Mathews -2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-0 1 --- O PIT B. Fisher G. Mathews -2% 70% Strikeout
t8 1-0 2 --- O PIT F. Fermin G. Mathews -1% 69% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Brian Fisher facing 9-1-2
Barry Bonds replaces Mike Diaz playing LF batting 5th
Jose Oquendo pinch hits for Greg Mathews (P) batting 9th
b8 0-1 0 --- O STL J. Oquendo B. Fisher 6% 75% Flyball: LF
b8 0-1 1 --- STL L. Johnson B. Fisher -7% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b8 0-1 1 1-- STL O. Smith B. Fisher -5% 64% Johnson Steals 2B
b8 0-1 1 -2- O STL O. Smith B. Fisher 13% 77% Fielder's Choice P; Johnson out at 3B/P-3B
b8 0-1 2 1-- O STL T. Herr B. Fisher 7% 83% Smith Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Ken Dayley facing 2-3-4
Ken Dayley replaces Jose Oquendo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-0 0 --- O PIT J. Lind K. Dayley -2% 82% Strikeout
t9 1-0 1 --- PIT A. Van Slyke K. Dayley 6% 88% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t9 1-0 1 --3 R PIT B. Bonilla K. Dayley 5% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Van Slyke Scores
t9 2-0 1 1-- OO PIT B. Bonds K. Dayley -2% 91% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Brian Fisher facing 3-4-5
Al Pedrique replaces Bobby Bonilla playing 3B batting 4th
b9 0-2 0 --- O STL T. Herr B. Fisher 5% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 0-2 1 --- O STL D. Driessen B. Fisher 3% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 0-2 2 --- O STL W. McGee B. Fisher 2% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.

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