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BOS
@BAL
5
6
 
(12)
TOR
@CAL
1
5
CHW
@KCR
3
1
NYY
@MIL
4
8
CLE
@MIN
8
9
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@SEA
3
8
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@TEX
1
12
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@ATL
2
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@CHC
6
8
 
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@COL
11
6
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@MON
9
3
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@NYM
7
5
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@SFG
11
2
PIT
@STL
1
6
Wednesday, April 17, 1996, 7:06
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 23,074, Time of Game: 2:22
Pirates
1
7-7
 Lost 1 
4th, 1½ GB
at Cardinals
6
9-6
 Won 1 
1st
L: Danny Darwin (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  3  2
Cardinals       1  1  0   0  0  0   0  4  X    6  7  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Carlos Garcia 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .902 0 0 -0.039 0.78 0.000 -0.039 -0.4 1 2
   Nelson Liriano PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .357 .786 0 0 -0.049 0.95 0.000 -0.049 -0.3 0 0
John Wehner LF-CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .900 0 0 -0.040 0.51 0.000 -0.040 -0.4 2 0
   Al Martin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .853 0 0 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
Jeff King 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .814 0 0 -0.074 0.71 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 9 1
Orlando Merced RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 .277 .807 0 0 0.134 0.66 0.153 -0.019 1.1 2 0 HR
Jay Bell SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .327 .982 0 0 0.018 1.10 0.061 -0.043 0.3 2 3
Charlie Hayes 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .521 0 0 -0.063 1.34 0.025 -0.088 -0.7 1 2
Jacob Brumfield CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .440 0 0 -0.069 1.47 0.000 -0.069 -0.7 2 0
   Dave Clark PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .536 0 0 -0.046 1.61 0.000 -0.046 -0.2 1 0
Jason Kendall C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .608 0 0 -0.114 1.47 0.000 -0.114 -0.8 3 0
Danny Darwin P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 0 0 -0.057 1.10 0.000 -0.057 -0.5 1 1
   Keith Osik PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .417 1.000 0 0 -0.040 1.58 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
   Dan Plesac P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Francisco Cordova P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 30 1 3 1 1 5 .100 .329 0 0 -0.443 0.99 0.239 -0.682 -3.7 24 10
HR: O Merced (2, off D Osborne; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
TB: O Merced 4; J Bell; C Hayes.
RBI: O Merced (8).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Cordova-J Bell-J King; C Hayes-J King.
E: C Hayes (3); J Kendall (3).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Alicea 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 .237 .619 0 0 -0.037 0.62 0.007 -0.044 -0.3 2 2
Royce Clayton SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 .305 .867 0 0 -0.030 0.53 0.001 -0.031 -0.2 1 4 IW
Ray Lankford CF 4 2 3 3 0 0 .345 1.016 0 0 0.213 0.82 0.233 -0.020 3.5 3 0 HR,2B,SB
Ron Gant LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .283 1.062 0 0 -0.082 0.40 0.021 -0.102 -1.0 1 0 IW
Brian Jordan RF 4 1 2 2 0 1 .400 1.000 0 0 0.034 0.60 0.067 -0.033 1.8 1 0 2B
John Mabry 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .222 .599 0 0 -0.013 0.62 0.016 -0.029 -1.4 12 0 GDP
Tom Pagnozzi C 2 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 0 0 -0.027 1.04 0.021 -0.048 -0.5 5 0 SF
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
David Bell 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .669 0 0 0.035 0.56 0.051 -0.016 0.7 2 4
Donovan Osborne P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 0 0 -0.030 0.57 0.000 -0.030 -0.5 0 2
   Cory Bailey P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rick Honeycutt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Danny Sheaffer PH-C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .598 0 0 -0.007 0.82 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 0 0 SH
Team Totals 28 6 7 6 3 3 .250 .741 0 0 0.056 0.64 0.417 -0.360 1.9 27 12
2B: B Jordan (2, off D Darwin); R Lankford (4, off D Plesac).
HR: R Lankford (4, off D Darwin; 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: T Pagnozzi (1, off D Darwin).
SH: D Sheaffer (1, off D Plesac).
IBB: R Gant (3, by D Plesac); R Clayton (2, by D Plesac).
TB: R Lankford 7; B Jordan 3; J Mabry; D Bell.
GIDP: J Mabry (3).
RBI: R Lankford 3 (10); B Jordan 2 (2); T Pagnozzi (1).
2-out RBI: R Lankford.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: R Lankford (2, 2nd base off D Darwin/J Kendall).

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
Danny Darwin, L (1-2) 7 4 2 2 0 3 1 1.50 25 10 11 3 1 64 0.070 0.64 1.6
Dan Plesac 0.1 2 4 4 3 0 0 6.23 6 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.117 0.79 -3.1
Francisco Cordova 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.84 2 1 1 1 0 3 2 -0.010 0.20 -0.4
Team Totals 8 7 6 6 3 3 1 6.75 33 12 14 6 1 64 3 2 -0.057 0.64 -1.9

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
Donovan Osborne, W (1-0) 6.2 2 1 1 1 4 1 1.35 23 10 7 3 1 69 0.292 1.01 2.5
Cory Bailey 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.61 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.025 0.81 -0.1
Rick Honeycutt, H (3) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.18 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.169 1.60 0.8
Dennis Eckersley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.08 0.5
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 1 5 1 1.00 31 15 9 3 1 69 1 0 0.442 0.99 3.7
C Bailey faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Plesac (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Plesac 2 (2; R Clayton, R Gant).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Winters, 1B - Brian Gorman, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Randy Marsh.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 17mph in from Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Carlos Garcia 2B 1 Luis Alicea 2B
2 John Wehner LF 2 Royce Clayton SS
3 Jeff King 1B 3 Ray Lankford CF
4 Orlando Merced RF 4 Ron Gant LF
5 Jay Bell SS 5 Brian Jordan RF
6 Charlie Hayes 3B 6 John Mabry 1B
7 Jacob Brumfield CF 7 Tom Pagnozzi C
8 Jason Kendall C 8 David Bell 3B
9 Danny Darwin P 9 Donovan Osborne P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-2 1 --- R PIT O. Merced D. Osborne -11% 74% Home Run
b1 0-0 2 --- R STL R. Lankford D. Darwin 10% 61% Home Run
b4 2-0 0 --3 OO STL R. Gant D. Darwin -9% 76% Double Play: Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-1 1 123 RR STL R. Lankford D. Plesac 7% 98% Double to RF (Line Drive); Bell Scores; Alicea Scores; Clayton to 3B
t2 0-1 0 1-- PIT J. Bell D. Osborne -6% 50% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Merced 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' Donovan Osborne facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT C. Garcia D. Osborne 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT J. Wehner D. Osborne 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT J. King D. Osborne 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Alicea D. Darwin -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL R. Clayton D. Darwin -2% 51% Foul Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --- R STL R. Lankford D. Darwin 10% 61% Home Run
b1 1-0 2 --- O STL R. Gant D. Darwin -1% 60% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- PIT O. Merced D. Osborne -4% 56% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- PIT J. Bell D. Osborne -6% 50% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Merced to 2B
t2 0-1 0 12- O PIT C. Hayes D. Osborne 6% 56% Strikeout
t2 0-1 1 12- O PIT J. Brumfield D. Osborne 5% 61% Lineout: 3B
t2 0-1 2 12- O PIT J. Kendall D. Osborne 5% 66% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Danny Darwin facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- STL B. Jordan D. Darwin 5% 71% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b2 1-0 0 -2- O STL J. Mabry D. Darwin -1% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B; Jordan to 3B
b2 1-0 1 --3 RO STL T. Pagnozzi D. Darwin 2% 72% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Jordan Scores
b2 2-0 2 --- O STL D. Bell D. Darwin -1% 71% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- O PIT D. Darwin D. Osborne 3% 74% Strikeout
t3 0-2 1 --- O PIT C. Garcia D. Osborne 2% 75% Lineout: LF
t3 0-2 2 --- O PIT J. Wehner D. Osborne 1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Danny Darwin facing 9-1-2
b3 2-0 0 --- O STL D. Osborne D. Darwin -2% 75% Lineout: SS
b3 2-0 1 --- O STL L. Alicea D. Darwin -1% 74% Flyball: LF
b3 2-0 2 --- O STL R. Clayton D. Darwin -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- O PIT J. King D. Osborne 3% 76% Flyball: CF
t4 0-2 1 --- O PIT O. Merced D. Osborne 2% 77% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 0-2 2 --- O PIT J. Bell D. Osborne 1% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Danny Darwin facing 3-4-5
b4 2-0 0 --- STL R. Lankford D. Darwin 2% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b4 2-0 0 1-- STL R. Gant D. Darwin 4% 85% Lankford Steals 2B; Lankford to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
b4 2-0 0 --3 OO STL R. Gant D. Darwin -9% 76% Double Play: Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- O STL B. Jordan D. Darwin -1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- O PIT C. Hayes D. Osborne 3% 78% Flyball: RF
t5 0-2 1 --- O PIT J. Brumfield D. Osborne 2% 80% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-2 2 --- O PIT J. Kendall D. Osborne 1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Danny Darwin facing 6-7-8
b5 2-0 0 --- O STL J. Mabry D. Darwin -1% 80% Flyball: CF
b5 2-0 1 --- O STL T. Pagnozzi D. Darwin -1% 79% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 2-0 2 --- O STL D. Bell D. Darwin -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 9-1-2
t6 0-2 0 --- O PIT D. Darwin D. Osborne 3% 81% Groundout: P-1B
Nelson Liriano pinch hits for Carlos Garcia (2B) batting 1st
t6 0-2 1 --- O PIT N. Liriano D. Osborne 2% 83% Strikeout
t6 0-2 2 --- O PIT J. Wehner D. Osborne 1% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Danny Darwin facing 9-1-2
Nelson Liriano moves from PH to 2B
b6 2-0 0 --- O STL D. Osborne D. Darwin -1% 83% Strikeout
b6 2-0 1 --- O STL L. Alicea D. Darwin -1% 82% Strikeout
b6 2-0 2 --- O STL R. Clayton D. Darwin -1% 81% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 3-4-5
t7 0-2 0 --- O PIT J. King D. Osborne 3% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-2 1 --- R PIT O. Merced D. Osborne -11% 74% Home Run
t7 1-2 1 --- O PIT J. Bell D. Osborne 3% 77% Lineout: 2B
Cory Bailey replaces Donovan Osborne pitching and batting 9th
t7 1-2 2 --- PIT C. Hayes C. Bailey -2% 74% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
Rick Honeycutt replaces Cory Bailey pitching and batting 9th
Dave Clark pinch hits for Jacob Brumfield (CF) batting 7th
t7 1-2 2 1-- O PIT D. Clark R. Honeycutt 5% 79% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Danny Darwin facing 3-4-5
Dave Clark moves from PH to LF
John Wehner moves from LF to CF
b7 2-1 0 --- O STL R. Lankford D. Darwin -2% 77% Flyball: LF
b7 2-1 1 --- STL R. Gant D. Darwin 2% 79% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Gant to 1B
b7 2-1 1 1-- O STL B. Jordan D. Darwin -2% 76% Strikeout
b7 2-1 2 1-- STL J. Mabry D. Darwin 2% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gant to 2B
b7 2-1 2 12- O STL T. Pagnozzi D. Darwin -4% 74% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Rick Honeycutt facing 8-9-1
t8 1-2 0 --- O PIT J. Kendall R. Honeycutt 6% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
Keith Osik pinch hits for Danny Darwin (P) batting 9th
t8 1-2 1 --- O PIT K. Osik R. Honeycutt 4% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-2 2 --- O PIT N. Liriano R. Honeycutt 3% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Dan Plesac facing 8-9-1
Dan Plesac replaces Keith Osik (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- STL D. Bell D. Plesac 2% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Danny Sheaffer pinch hits for Rick Honeycutt (P) batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 1-- O STL D. Sheaffer D. Plesac -1% 88% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Bell to 2B
b8 2-1 1 -2- STL L. Alicea D. Plesac 1% 89% Walk
b8 2-1 1 12- STL R. Clayton D. Plesac 3% 92% Wild Pitch; Bell to 3B; Alicea to 2B
b8 2-1 1 -23 STL R. Clayton D. Plesac 0% 92% Intentional Walk
b8 2-1 1 123 RR STL R. Lankford D. Plesac 7% 98% Double to RF (Line Drive); Bell Scores; Alicea Scores; Clayton to 3B
b8 4-1 1 -23 STL R. Gant D. Plesac 0% 98% Intentional Walk
Francisco Cordova replaces Dan Plesac pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-1 1 123 RR STL B. Jordan F. Cordova 1% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive); Clayton Scores; Lankford Scores; Gant to 3B
b8 6-1 1 1-3 OO STL J. Mabry F. Cordova -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-6, Cardinals' Dennis Eckersley facing 2-3-4
Dennis Eckersley replaces Tom Pagnozzi (C) pitching and batting 7th
Danny Sheaffer moves from PH to C
Al Martin pinch hits for John Wehner (CF) batting 2nd
t9 1-6 0 --- O PIT A. Martin D. Eckersley 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 1-6 1 --- O PIT J. King D. Eckersley 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-6 2 --- O PIT O. Merced D. Eckersley 0% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 6.

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