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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CAL
14
3
KCR
@DET
3
1
MIN
@MIL
2
3
BOS
@OAK
0
8
BAL
@SEA
7
6
CLE
@TEX
3
6
CHW
@TOR
5
1
ATL
@CHC
0
12
FLA
@CIN
8
22
SDP
@MON
2
4
SFG
@NYM
2
7
LAD
@PHI
11
7
HOU
@PIT
5
4
COL
@STL
1
2
Saturday, August 31, 1996, 7:06
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 35,804, Time of Game: 2:36
Rockies
1
70-67
 Lost 3 
3rd, 6 GB
at Cardinals
2
71-65
 Won 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: Andy Benes (15-9)
L: Roger Bailey (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rockies         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  X    2  5  1

Colorado Rockies

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Neifi Perez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 -0.165 1.20 0.000 -0.165 -1.1 1 3 GDP
Ellis Burks LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .336 .396 .641 1.037 0 0 -0.098 0.99 0.024 -0.123 -0.6 1 0 CS
Larry Walker RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .347 .595 .942 0 0 -0.010 0.40 0.000 -0.010 -0.1 0 0
   Dante Bichette RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .316 .366 .542 .909 0 0 -0.009 1.37 0.059 -0.068 -0.0 2 0
Andres Galarraga 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .302 .357 .594 .951 0 0 -0.101 1.28 0.000 -0.101 -0.7 13 1
Eric Anthony CF 1 1 1 0 2 0 3 .256 .368 .513 .881 0 0 0.180 1.33 0.180 0.000 1.4 1 0
   Eric Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .338 .409 .443 .851 0 0 -0.075 2.89 0.000 -0.075 -0.2
Vinny Castilla 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .310 .347 .565 .912 0 0 -0.125 1.89 0.032 -0.157 -0.7 2 4
Jeff Reed C 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .289 .368 .430 .797 0 0 -0.078 1.55 0.030 -0.108 -0.2 3 1 IW
Walt Weiss SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .288 .386 .379 .765 0 0 -0.019 1.71 0.070 -0.089 -0.5 0 2
Roger Bailey P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .235 .316 .529 .845 0 0 -0.123 1.68 0.000 -0.123 -0.9 1 2
   Bruce Ruffin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 1 4 0 5 9 34 .138 .265 .138 .403 0 0 -0.623 1.43 0.395 -1.019 -3.7 24 13
IBB: J Reed (7, by A Benes).
TB: E Anthony; D Bichette; V Castilla; E Burks.
GIDP: N Perez (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Perez-A Galarraga.
Baserunning
CS: E Burks (5, 2nd base by A Benes/T Pagnozzi).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ozzie Smith SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .287 .361 .348 .709 0 0 0.018 0.75 0.056 -0.038 0.1 1 4
Ray Lankford CF 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .282 .361 .506 .867 0 0 0.189 0.88 0.220 -0.031 1.3 2 0 HR
Willie McGee LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .290 .328 .404 .732 0 0 -0.055 0.68 0.000 -0.055 -0.6 2 0
Brian Jordan RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .306 .344 .477 .821 0 0 -0.032 0.90 0.062 -0.094 -0.4 3 0 2B,CS
John Mabry 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .295 .338 .426 .764 0 0 -0.069 0.75 0.000 -0.069 -0.7 5 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .265 .319 .443 .762 0 0 -0.023 0.56 0.011 -0.033 -0.2 2 1
Tom Pagnozzi C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .271 .308 .431 .739 0 0 -0.062 0.79 0.000 -0.062 -0.6 10 1
Mike Gallego 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .198 .267 .208 .475 0 0 0.002 0.57 0.027 -0.025 -0.1 2 1
Andy Benes P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .154 .206 .360 0 0 -0.079 1.07 0.000 -0.079 -0.8 0 0
   Royce Clayton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .329 .377 .706 0 0 -0.010 0.42 0.000 -0.010 -0.2
   Rick Honeycutt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 27 2 5 2 2 3 29 .185 .241 .333 .575 0 0 -0.121 0.76 0.376 -0.496 -2.1 27 7
2B: B Jordan (31, off R Bailey).
HR: R Lankford (21, off R Bailey, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF).
TB: R Lankford 5; B Jordan 2; O Smith; M Gallego.
RBI: R Lankford 2 (76).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Smith-M Gallego-J Mabry.
E: M Gallego (1).
Baserunning
CS: B Jordan (4, 3rd base by J Reed POCS).

Colorado Rockies

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
Roger Bailey, L (2-3) 7 4 2 2 2 3 1 5.57 25 11 8 4 1 62 0.090 0.81 1.6
Bruce Ruffin 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.30 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.032 0.45 0.5
Team Totals 8 5 2 2 2 3 1 2.25 29 13 10 5 1 62 0 0 0.122 0.76 2.1

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
Andy Benes, W (15-9) 8 4 1 1 5 8 0 3.92 31 9 9 4 0 73 0.456 1.37 3.1
Rick Honeycutt, H (15) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.32 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.075 2.89 0.2
Dennis Eckersley, S (25) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.40 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.092 1.79 0.3
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 5 9 0 1.00 34 9 11 4 0 73 0 0 0.623 1.43 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: A Benes (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: A Benes (6; J Reed).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gary Darling, 1B - Rich Rieker, 2B - Charlie Reliford, 3B - Jim Quick.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 35,804.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Wind 9mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Colorado Rockies         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Neifi Perez 2B 1 Ozzie Smith SS
2 Ellis Burks LF 2 Ray Lankford CF
3 Larry Walker RF 3 Willie McGee LF
4 Andres Galarraga 1B 4 Brian Jordan RF
5 Eric Anthony CF 5 John Mabry 1B
6 Vinny Castilla 3B 6 Gary Gaetti 3B
7 Jeff Reed C 7 Tom Pagnozzi C
8 Walt Weiss SS 8 Mike Gallego 2B
9 Roger Bailey P 9 Andy Benes P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-1 0 1-- RR STL R. Lankford R. Bailey 21% 69% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Smith Scores
t4 0-0 2 1-3 R COL J. Reed A. Benes -11% 39% Wild Pitch; Anthony Scores; Castilla to 2B
t7 1-2 1 1-- OO COL N. Perez A. Benes 10% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t9 1-2 0 --- O COL E. Young R. Honeycutt 7% 91% Flyball: RF
t6 1-2 1 12- O COL V. Castilla A. Benes 7% 67% Lineout: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rockies Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O COL N. Perez A. Benes 2% 52% Lineout: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- COL E. Burks A. Benes -2% 50% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 1 1-- O COL L. Walker A. Benes 4% 54% Burks Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- O COL L. Walker A. Benes 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rockies 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rockies' Roger Bailey facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL O. Smith R. Bailey -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL R. Lankford R. Bailey -2% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O STL W. McGee R. Bailey -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rockies 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rockies Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O COL A. Galarraga A. Benes 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- COL E. Anthony A. Benes -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- O COL V. Castilla A. Benes 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- COL J. Reed A. Benes -2% 51% Walk; Anthony to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O COL W. Weiss A. Benes 4% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rockies 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rockies' Roger Bailey facing 4-5-6
Dante Bichette replaces Larry Walker playing RF batting 3rd
b2 0-0 0 --- STL B. Jordan R. Bailey 6% 61% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 0 -2- O STL J. Mabry R. Bailey -4% 57% Lineout: RF
b2 0-0 1 -2- O STL G. Gaetti R. Bailey -6% 51% Jordan Caught Stealing (PO) 3B (C-2B-3B)
b2 0-0 2 --- O STL G. Gaetti R. Bailey -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rockies 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rockies Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O COL R. Bailey A. Benes 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- O COL N. Perez A. Benes 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 2 --- O COL E. Burks A. Benes 1% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rockies 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rockies' Roger Bailey facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O STL T. Pagnozzi R. Bailey -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- STL M. Gallego R. Bailey 3% 56% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 0-0 1 1-- OO STL A. Benes R. Bailey -6% 50% Double Play: Popfly: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rockies 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Rockies Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O COL D. Bichette A. Benes 3% 53% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 --- O COL A. Galarraga A. Benes 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- COL E. Anthony A. Benes -2% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-0 2 1-- COL V. Castilla A. Benes -3% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Anthony to 3B
t4 0-0 2 1-3 R COL J. Reed A. Benes -11% 39% Wild Pitch; Anthony Scores; Castilla to 2B
t4 1-0 2 -2- COL J. Reed A. Benes -1% 38% Intentional Walk
t4 1-0 2 12- O COL W. Weiss A. Benes 4% 43% Popfly: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rockies 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rockies' Roger Bailey facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- STL O. Smith R. Bailey 5% 48% Walk
b4 0-1 0 1-- RR STL R. Lankford R. Bailey 21% 69% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Smith Scores
b4 2-1 0 --- O STL W. McGee R. Bailey -2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-1 1 --- O STL B. Jordan R. Bailey -2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- O STL J. Mabry R. Bailey -1% 64% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rockies 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 5th, Rockies Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 9-1-2
t5 1-2 0 --- O COL R. Bailey A. Benes 3% 67% Strikeout
t5 1-2 1 --- O COL N. Perez A. Benes 2% 69% Strikeout
t5 1-2 2 --- O COL E. Burks A. Benes 1% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rockies 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Rockies' Roger Bailey facing 6-7-8
b5 2-1 0 --- O STL G. Gaetti R. Bailey -2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-1 1 --- O STL T. Pagnozzi R. Bailey -2% 67% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 2-1 2 --- O STL M. Gallego R. Bailey -1% 66% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rockies 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Rockies Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 3-4-5
t6 1-2 0 --- COL D. Bichette A. Benes -6% 60% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 1-2 0 1-- O COL A. Galarraga A. Benes 3% 63% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Galarraga to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw)
t6 1-2 1 -2- COL E. Anthony A. Benes -3% 60% Walk
t6 1-2 1 12- O COL V. Castilla A. Benes 7% 67% Lineout: CF
t6 1-2 2 12- O COL J. Reed A. Benes 7% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Rockies 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Rockies' Roger Bailey facing 9-1-2
b6 2-1 0 --- O STL A. Benes R. Bailey -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-1 1 --- O STL O. Smith R. Bailey -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-1 2 --- STL R. Lankford R. Bailey 1% 71% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
b6 2-1 2 1-- O STL W. McGee R. Bailey -2% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rockies 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Rockies Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 8-9-1
t7 1-2 0 --- COL W. Weiss A. Benes -7% 62% Walk
t7 1-2 0 1-- O COL R. Bailey A. Benes 7% 69% Foul Bunt Popfly: C
t7 1-2 1 1-- OO COL N. Perez A. Benes 10% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rockies 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Rockies' Roger Bailey facing 4-5-6
b7 2-1 0 --- O STL B. Jordan R. Bailey -2% 77% Flyball: CF
b7 2-1 1 --- O STL J. Mabry R. Bailey -1% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 2-1 2 --- STL G. Gaetti R. Bailey 1% 76% Walk
b7 2-1 2 1-- O STL T. Pagnozzi R. Bailey -2% 74% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rockies 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Rockies Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 2-3-4
t8 1-2 0 --- O COL E. Burks A. Benes 6% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-2 1 --- O COL D. Bichette A. Benes 4% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-2 2 --- O COL A. Galarraga A. Benes 3% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rockies 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Rockies' Bruce Ruffin facing 8-9-1
Bruce Ruffin replaces Roger Bailey pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- O STL M. Gallego B. Ruffin -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
Royce Clayton pinch hits for Andy Benes (P) batting 9th
b8 2-1 1 --- O STL R. Clayton B. Ruffin -1% 84% Lineout: 1B
b8 2-1 2 --- STL O. Smith B. Ruffin 1% 85% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b8 2-1 2 1-- O STL R. Lankford B. Ruffin -2% 83% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rockies 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Rockies Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Rick Honeycutt facing 5-6-7
Rick Honeycutt replaces Royce Clayton (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Eric Young pinch hits for Eric Anthony (CF) batting 5th
t9 1-2 0 --- O COL E. Young R. Honeycutt 7% 91% Flyball: RF
Dennis Eckersley replaces Rick Honeycutt pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-2 1 --- O COL V. Castilla D. Eckersley 5% 96% Strikeout
t9 1-2 2 --- O COL J. Reed D. Eckersley 4% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rockies 1, Cardinals 2.

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