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MIL
@CAL
10
3
CLE
@DET
2
3
BAL
@NYY
2
3
 
(12)
MIN
@OAK
3
6
KCR
@SEA
5
4
CHW
@TEX
6
1
BOS
@TOR
0
1
MON
@CHC
8
5
SFG
@CIN
1
5
ATL
@HOU
0
1
SDP
@LAD
9
3
SDP
@LAD
5
6
 
(10)
PHI
@NYM
3
4
PIT
@STL
5
0
Wednesday, September 21, 1988, 7:35
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 28,350, Time of Game: 2:25
Pirates
5
82-69
 Won 3 
2nd, 11½ GB
at Cardinals
0
73-80
 Lost 3 
4th, 21½ GB
W: John Smiley (12-10)
L: Jose DeLeon (12-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  3    5  8  0
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 Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Barry Bonds LF 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .285 .370 .491 .862 17 11 -0.008 0.71 0.053 -0.060 -0.2 3 0
Ken Oberkfell 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .276 .325 .361 .686 13 8 -0.118 0.93 0.000 -0.118 -1.4 1 1 SH,GDP
   Jose Lind 2B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .253 .300 .316 .616 4 0 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.1 0 0
Andy Van Slyke CF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .288 .346 .502 .848 22 13 -0.029 0.41 0.006 -0.035 -0.4 2 0
Bobby Bonilla 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .270 .361 .468 .829 14 8 0.028 0.64 0.055 -0.027 0.1 1 3
Sid Bream 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .267 .328 .418 .746 16 7 0.007 0.96 0.061 -0.054 -0.3 10 0
Glenn Wilson RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .255 .287 .337 .623 11 8 -0.065 0.85 0.019 -0.083 -0.3 3 0 2B
Mike LaValliere C 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 .266 .361 .335 .696 14 11 0.173 0.94 0.193 -0.020 2.2 6 0 SB
Felix Fermin SS 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 .310 .390 .366 .756 11 5 0.081 0.95 0.090 -0.009 0.9 1 1 SB
   Benny Distefano PH 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 .455 .538 1.000 1.538 3 2 0.023 0.31 0.023 0.000 1.7 HR
   Rafael Belliard SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .288 .245 .533 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
John Smiley P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .068 .113 .068 .181 10 7 -0.081 0.62 0.000 -0.081 -1.3 0 1 SH
Team Totals 32 5 8 5 5 7 39 .250 .351 .375 .726 135 80 0.011 0.74 0.500 -0.487 1.1 27 6
2B: G Wilson (15, off J DeLeon).
HR: B Distefano (1, off J DeLeon, 9th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
SH: J Smiley (7, off J DeLeon); K Oberkfell (6, off J DeLeon).
TB: B Distefano 4; M LaValliere 2; G Wilson 2; B Bonds 2; B Bonilla; F Fermin.
GIDP: K Oberkfell (8).
RBI: B Distefano 3 (3); F Fermin (2); M LaValliere (43).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: F Fermin (3, 2nd base off J DeLeon/T Pena); M LaValliere (3, 3rd base off J DeLeon/T Pena).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vince Coleman CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .260 .313 .339 .653 14 10 -0.054 0.56 0.000 -0.054 -0.6 1 0
Ozzie Smith SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .268 .349 .337 .686 13 8 -0.007 0.62 0.034 -0.041 -0.1 2 3 SB
Jose Oquendo 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .290 .360 .367 .727 6 3 -0.080 1.13 0.000 -0.080 -0.6 3 8
Pedro Guerrero LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .287 .369 .397 .766 11 10 -0.067 0.87 0.000 -0.067 -0.5 1 0
Tom Brunansky RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .239 .341 .414 .756 6 5 0.048 1.23 0.085 -0.037 0.3 1 0 SB
Tom Pagnozzi 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .272 .306 .318 .624 16 12 -0.112 1.37 0.000 -0.112 -0.8 10 0
Tony Pena C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .254 .298 .360 .658 11 9 -0.082 1.06 0.000 -0.082 -0.6 9 2
Tom Lawless 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .185 .228 .315 .543 11 8 -0.080 1.03 0.000 -0.080 -0.6 0 0
Jose DeLeon P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .145 .169 .159 .328 5 4 -0.049 1.01 0.000 -0.049 -0.3 0 0
   Steve Peters P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Steve Lake PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .288 .351 .404 .755 4 3 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
Team Totals 29 0 2 0 0 6 29 .069 .069 .069 .138 97 72 -0.487 0.93 0.119 -0.606 -3.9 27 13
TB: O Smith; T Brunansky.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Oquendo-O Smith-T Pagnozzi.
Baserunning
SB: O Smith (54, 2nd base off J Smiley/M LaValliere); T Brunansky (17, 2nd base off J Smiley/M LaValliere).

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
John Smiley, W (12-10) 9 2 0 0 0 6 0 3.06 29 97 72 50 11 11 7 16 5 0 89 0.487 0.93 3.9
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 0 6 0 0.00 29 97 72 50 11 11 7 16 5 0 89 0.487 0.93 3.9

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
Jose DeLeon, L (12-9) 8 8 5 5 4 5 1 3.74 35 118 71 42 13 16 12 14 7 0 47 -0.014 0.82 -1.5
Steve Peters 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 6.23 4 17 9 2 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 5 7 1 5.00 39 135 80 44 13 23 13 14 7 0 47 0 0 -0.013 0.74 -1.1
J DeLeon faced 3 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Dutch Rennert.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 28,350.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Barry Bonds LF 1 Vince Coleman CF
2 Ken Oberkfell 2B 2 Ozzie Smith SS
3 Andy Van Slyke CF 3 Jose Oquendo 2B
4 Bobby Bonilla 3B 4 Pedro Guerrero LF
5 Sid Bream 1B 5 Tom Brunansky RF
6 Glenn Wilson RF 6 Tom Pagnozzi 1B
7 Mike LaValliere C 7 Tony Pena C
8 Felix Fermin SS 8 Tom Lawless 3B
9 John Smiley P 9 Jose DeLeon P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R PIT M. LaValliere J. DeLeon 14% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Bonilla Scores; Bream to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO PIT K. Oberkfell J. DeLeon -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t2 1-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R PIT F. Fermin J. DeLeon 7% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bream Scores; LaValliere to 2B
t2 2-0 1 -23 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Smiley J. DeLeon -6% 72% Fielder's Choice 2B; LaValliere out at Hm/2B-C; Fermin to 3B
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  PIT S. Bream J. DeLeon 6% 60% Walk; Bonilla to 2B

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' Jose DeLeon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT B. Bonds J. DeLeon 4% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO PIT K. Oberkfell J. DeLeon -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 9,(3-2)  O PIT A. Van Slyke J. DeLeon -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Smiley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL V. Coleman J. Smiley 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  STL O. Smith J. Smiley -2% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL J. Oquendo J. Smiley 3% 48% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  STL P. Guerrero J. Smiley -1% 47% Smith Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(0-2)  O STL P. Guerrero J. Smiley 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Jose DeLeon facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT B. Bonilla J. DeLeon 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  PIT S. Bream J. DeLeon 6% 60% Walk; Bonilla to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT G. Wilson J. DeLeon -6% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R PIT M. LaValliere J. DeLeon 14% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Bonilla Scores; Bream to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
t2 1-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R PIT F. Fermin J. DeLeon 7% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bream Scores; LaValliere to 2B
t2 2-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Smiley J. DeLeon 4% 78% LaValliere Steals 3B; Fermin Steals 2B
t2 2-0 1 -23 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Smiley J. DeLeon -6% 72% Fielder's Choice 2B; LaValliere out at Hm/2B-C; Fermin to 3B
t2 2-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Bonds J. DeLeon -4% 68% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Smiley facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Brunansky J. Smiley 2% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL T. Pagnozzi J. Smiley 2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Pena J. Smiley 1% 73% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Jose DeLeon facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT K. Oberkfell J. DeLeon -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t3 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. Van Slyke J. DeLeon -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT B. Bonilla J. DeLeon -1% 70% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Smiley facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL T. Lawless J. Smiley 3% 72% Lineout: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b3 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. DeLeon J. Smiley 2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-2 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O STL V. Coleman J. Smiley 1% 75% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Jose DeLeon facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT S. Bream J. DeLeon -2% 74% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t4 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT G. Wilson J. DeLeon -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. LaValliere J. DeLeon -1% 72% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Smiley facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL O. Smith J. Smiley 3% 75% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b4 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Oquendo J. Smiley 2% 76% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 0-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL P. Guerrero J. Smiley 1% 77% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Jose DeLeon facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT F. Fermin J. DeLeon 2% 80% Walk
t5 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Smiley J. DeLeon -1% 79% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Fermin to 2B
t5 2-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT B. Bonds J. DeLeon -2% 77% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t5 2-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O PIT K. Oberkfell J. DeLeon -2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Smiley facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL T. Brunansky J. Smiley -5% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b5 0-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  STL T. Pagnozzi J. Smiley -3% 66% Brunansky Steals 2B
b5 0-2 0 -2- 10,(2-2)  O STL T. Pagnozzi J. Smiley 6% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Pena J. Smiley 5% 76% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b5 0-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL T. Lawless J. Smiley 4% 80% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Jose DeLeon facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. Van Slyke J. DeLeon -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  PIT B. Bonilla J. DeLeon 2% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t6 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT S. Bream J. DeLeon -2% 79% Flyball: CF
t6 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT G. Wilson J. DeLeon -2% 77% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Smiley facing 9-1-2
b6 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. DeLeon J. Smiley 3% 80% Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL V. Coleman J. Smiley 2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL O. Smith J. Smiley 1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Jose DeLeon facing 7-8-9
t7 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT M. LaValliere J. DeLeon -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT F. Fermin J. DeLeon -1% 82% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
t7 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Smiley J. DeLeon -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Smiley facing 3-4-5
b7 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Oquendo J. Smiley 4% 85% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b7 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL P. Guerrero J. Smiley 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Brunansky J. Smiley 1% 88% Lineout: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Jose DeLeon facing 1-2-3
t8 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT B. Bonds J. DeLeon 2% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t8 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Oberkfell J. DeLeon -1% 89% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Bonds to 2B
t8 2-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  PIT A. Van Slyke J. DeLeon 1% 90% Walk
t8 2-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT B. Bonilla J. DeLeon -2% 88% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t8 2-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT S. Bream J. DeLeon -2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' John Smiley facing 6-7-8
Jose Lind replaces Ken Oberkfell playing 2B batting 2nd
b8 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Pagnozzi J. Smiley 4% 90% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Pena J. Smiley 2% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 0-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL T. Lawless J. Smiley 1% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Jose DeLeon facing 6-7-8
t9 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT G. Wilson J. DeLeon 2% 96% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t9 2-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  PIT M. LaValliere J. DeLeon 2% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Wilson to 3B
Benny Distefano pinch hits for Felix Fermin (SS) batting 8th
t9 2-0 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  RRR PIT B. Distefano J. DeLeon 2% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Wilson Scores; LaValliere Scores
Steve Peters replaces Jose DeLeon pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Smiley S. Peters -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Bonds S. Peters -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Lind S. Peters 0% 99% Walk
t9 5-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Van Slyke S. Peters -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' John Smiley facing 9-1-2
Rafael Belliard replaces Benny Distefano (PH) playing SS batting 8th
Steve Lake pinch hits for Steve Peters (P) batting 9th
b9 0-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Lake J. Smiley 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 0-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL V. Coleman J. Smiley 0% 100% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
b9 0-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL O. Smith J. Smiley 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.

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