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Standings
SEA
@BAL
5
9
TEX
@BOS
8
6
OAK
@CHW
5
8
CLE
@DET
3
11
ANA
@MIL
2
5
TOR
@MIN
3
2
KCR
@NYY
2
3
HOU
@FLA
3
6
MON
@LAD
6
3
 
(10)
COL
@PHI
1
3
ATL
@PIT
8
2
CIN
@SDP
4
5
 
(11)
CHC
@SFG
5
11
NYM
@STL
6
4
Sunday, May 11, 1997, 1:16
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 30,852, Time of Game: 3:02
Mets
6
19-18
 Won 3 
4th, 6½ GB
at Cardinals
4
16-20
 Lost 3 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Cory Lidle (1-0)
S: John Franco (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  1   0  1  0   1  0  3    6  9  0
Cardinals       0  0  2   0  2  0   0  0  0    4  9  1

New York Mets

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Steve Bieser CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 5 .357 .486 .464 .951 21 15 -0.019 1.28 0.122 -0.141 -0.7 1 0 CS,HBP
   John Franco P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Edgardo Alfonzo 3B-SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .283 .339 .404 .743 20 14 -0.026 1.33 0.106 -0.132 0.0 1 2
John Olerud 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .357 .429 .564 .994 16 7 -0.111 1.33 0.012 -0.124 -0.6 9 0
Todd Hundley C 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 .284 .423 .615 1.037 26 16 0.032 1.21 0.083 -0.051 -0.0 6 0
   Rey Ordonez PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .252 .279 .531 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Alberto Castillo C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .444 .375 .819 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 4 0
Bernard Gilkey LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .188 .268 .286 .554 10 7 -0.220 1.87 0.000 -0.220 -1.4 2 0 GDP
Carlos Baerga 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .264 .275 .330 .605 9 6 0.051 1.35 0.115 -0.064 -0.1 0 2
Alex Ochoa RF 3 3 1 0 1 1 4 .202 .236 .238 .474 14 9 0.008 1.86 0.126 -0.118 0.4 2 0
Manny Alexander SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .288 .329 .348 .677 12 8 -0.053 1.53 0.040 -0.094 -0.3 2 5
   Carl Everett PH-CF 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .200 .242 .341 .583 5 3 0.647 3.88 0.647 0.000 1.7 0 0 HR
Dave Mlicki P 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .231 .231 .308 .538 6 5 0.097 1.69 0.116 -0.020 0.6 0 0 SH
   Matt Franco PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .308 .419 .423 .842 2 2 0.101 1.49 0.101 0.000 0.9
   Gary Thurman PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.046 1.61 0.000 -0.046 -0.2 CS
   Rick Reed P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .250 .333 .583 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Takashi Kashiwada P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Cory Lidle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Butch Huskey PH-3B 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .244 .255 .511 .766 2 1 0.098 0.51 0.098 0.000 1.0 0 0 HR
Team Totals 32 6 9 5 4 6 38 .281 .378 .469 .847 143 93 0.559 1.52 1.566 -1.010 1.4 27 9
HR: C Everett (3, off D Eckersley, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF); B Huskey (6, off D Eckersley, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
SH: D Mlicki (1, off M Morris).
HBP: S Bieser (3, by M Petkovsek).
TB: C Everett 4; B Huskey 4; S Bieser; A Ochoa; E Alfonzo; C Baerga; M Franco; D Mlicki; M Alexander.
GIDP: B Gilkey (4).
RBI: C Everett 2 (12); B Huskey (19); M Franco (4); E Alfonzo (11).
2-out RBI: E Alfonzo; M Franco.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Alexander-J Olerud.
Baserunning
CS: S Bieser (2, 2nd base by M Morris/M Difelice); G Thurman (1, 2nd base by M Petkovsek/M Difelice).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Royce Clayton SS 5 2 2 2 0 0 5 .264 .300 .443 .743 9 6 0.155 1.35 0.251 -0.095 1.4 0 2 HR,SB
Delino DeShields 2B 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .254 .301 .368 .669 25 14 -0.006 0.95 0.057 -0.064 0.3 6 1
Ron Gant LF 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .233 .308 .433 .742 12 9 -0.047 1.11 0.028 -0.075 -0.5 1 0
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ray Lankford CF 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .403 .519 .758 1.278 17 9 0.191 1.25 0.247 -0.055 1.4 2 0 2B
Gary Gaetti 3B-1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .210 .265 .314 .580 16 13 -0.102 0.95 0.000 -0.102 -1.2 0 5
John Mabry 1B-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .263 .344 .333 .677 18 12 -0.068 0.67 0.000 -0.068 -0.9 10 1
Mike Difelice C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .107 .257 .250 .507 19 11 -0.011 0.49 0.023 -0.034 -0.2 6 2
Mark Sweeney RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .182 .357 .212 .569 10 7 -0.067 0.60 0.000 -0.067 -0.7 1 0 GDP
   Mark Petkovsek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tony Fossas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Danny Sheaffer LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .231 .208 .439 1 1 0.092 1.85 0.092 0.000 0.4 1 0
Matt Morris P 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .308 .308 .308 .615 9 4 0.019 1.12 0.046 -0.027 0.1 0 2
   Mike Gallego 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .091 .091 .091 .182 4 4 -0.097 2.12 0.000 -0.097 -0.6 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 9 4 3 10 38 .257 .316 .371 .687 140 90 0.059 1.05 0.744 -0.684 -0.6 27 13
2B: R Lankford (7, off D Mlicki).
HR: R Clayton (3, off D Mlicki, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF).
TB: R Clayton 5; R Lankford 2; R Gant 2; D DeShields 2; D Sheaffer; M Morris.
GIDP: M Sweeney (1).
RBI: R Clayton 2 (17); R Lankford 2 (16).
2-out RBI: R Lankford 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Gaetti-D DeShields-J Mabry.
E: R Lankford (4).
Baserunning
SB: R Clayton (10, 2nd base off D Mlicki/T Hundley).

New York Mets

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
Dave Mlicki 6 6 4 4 3 6 1 5.44 26 104 64 35 13 16 5 12 6 0 47 -0.227 0.97 -1.0
Rick Reed 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.48 4 10 7 4 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.007 0.62 0.1
Takashi Kashiwada 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.42 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.037 1.43 0.4
Cory Lidle, W (1-0) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 12 8 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.031 0.41 0.5
John Franco, S (10) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.51 4 12 9 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.093 2.40 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 10 1 4.00 38 140 90 48 18 24 12 13 7 0 47 2 0 -0.059 1.05 0.6

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
Matt Morris 6.2 6 3 3 3 5 0 2.61 27 103 64 40 6 18 12 7 5 0 52 0.017 1.16 0.3
Mark Petkovsek, H (3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.69 2 5 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.039 2.42 0.2
Tony Fossas, H (3) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.08 2 14 8 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.022 2.48 0.1
Dennis Eckersley, BS (1), L (0-2) 1.1 3 3 3 0 1 2 4.66 7 22 18 14 1 3 1 5 1 0 2 0 -0.638 2.34 -2.1
Team Totals 9 9 6 6 4 6 2 6.00 38 144 94 63 7 24 13 14 6 0 52 4 0 -0.560 1.52 -1.4
Balks: M Morris (1).
WP: None.
HBP: M Petkovsek (3; S Bieser).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Layne, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Mike Winters.
Time of Game: 3:02.
Attendance: 30,852.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 15mph out to Leftfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Steve Bieser CF 1 Royce Clayton SS
2 Edgardo Alfonzo 3B 2 Delino DeShields 2B
3 John Olerud 1B 3 Ron Gant LF
4 Todd Hundley C 4 Ray Lankford CF
5 Bernard Gilkey LF 5 Gary Gaetti 3B
6 Carlos Baerga 2B 6 John Mabry 1B
7 Alex Ochoa RF 7 Mike Difelice C
8 Manny Alexander SS 8 Mark Sweeney RF
9 Dave Mlicki P 9 Matt Morris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR NYM C. Everett D. Eckersley 65% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Ochoa Scores
b3 0-1 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RR STL R. Lankford D. Mlicki -23% 34% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Clayton Scores; DeShields Scores
b5 2-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR STL R. Clayton D. Mlicki -20% 19% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Morris Scores
t5 1-2 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R NYM D. Mlicki M. Morris 12% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Ochoa Scores/No RBI; Mlicki to 1B/Adv on E8
t9 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  NYM C. Baerga D. Eckersley 12% 28% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)

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' Matt Morris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  NYM S. Bieser M. Morris 4% 54% Single to 3B (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O NYM E. Alfonzo M. Morris -6% 48% Bieser Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O NYM E. Alfonzo M. Morris -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  NYM J. Olerud M. Morris 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O NYM T. Hundley M. Morris -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dave Mlicki facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Clayton D. Mlicki 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL D. DeShields D. Mlicki 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Gant D. Mlicki -1% 48% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Lankford D. Mlicki -2% 46% Walk; Gant to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- 4,(0-2)  O STL G. Gaetti D. Mlicki 4% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYM B. Gilkey M. Morris -2% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYM C. Baerga M. Morris -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYM A. Ochoa M. Morris -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Dave Mlicki facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Mabry D. Mlicki 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Difelice D. Mlicki 2% 49% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Sweeney D. Mlicki 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  NYM M. Alexander M. Morris 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O NYM D. Mlicki M. Morris -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Alexander to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O NYM S. Bieser M. Morris -4% 48% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R NYM E. Alfonzo M. Morris 11% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole); Alexander Scores
t3 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O NYM J. Olerud M. Morris -2% 56% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mets' Dave Mlicki facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL M. Morris D. Mlicki 3% 59% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b3 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Clayton D. Mlicki -3% 56% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b3 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL D. DeShields D. Mlicki -2% 54% Clayton Steals 2B
b3 0-1 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  STL D. DeShields D. Mlicki -2% 52% Walk
b3 0-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Gant D. Mlicki 5% 57% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RR STL R. Lankford D. Mlicki -23% 34% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Clayton Scores; DeShields Scores
b3 2-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL G. Gaetti D. Mlicki 3% 38% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 4-5-6
t4 1-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O NYM T. Hundley M. Morris -3% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O NYM B. Gilkey M. Morris -2% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYM C. Baerga M. Morris -1% 31% Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mets' Dave Mlicki facing 6-7-8
b4 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Mabry D. Mlicki 2% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b4 2-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  STL M. Difelice D. Mlicki -2% 31% Walk
b4 2-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO STL M. Sweeney D. Mlicki 5% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 7-8-9
t5 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  NYM A. Ochoa M. Morris 5% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t5 1-2 0 1-- 4,(2-2)  NYM M. Alexander M. Morris 3% 45% Balk; Ochoa to 2B
t5 1-2 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O NYM M. Alexander M. Morris -6% 39% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-2 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R NYM D. Mlicki M. Morris 12% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Ochoa Scores/No RBI; Mlicki to 1B/Adv on E8
t5 2-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O NYM S. Bieser M. Morris -4% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t5 2-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O NYM E. Alfonzo M. Morris -3% 43% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Mets' Dave Mlicki facing 9-1-2
b5 2-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  STL M. Morris D. Mlicki -5% 39% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 2-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR STL R. Clayton D. Mlicki -20% 19% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Morris Scores
b5 4-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL D. DeShields D. Mlicki -2% 16% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
b5 4-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Gant D. Mlicki 2% 19% Strikeout Looking
b5 4-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford D. Mlicki 2% 20% Flyball: CF
b5 4-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL G. Gaetti D. Mlicki 2% 22% Lineout: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 3-4-5
t6 2-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O NYM J. Olerud M. Morris -3% 19% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 2-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  NYM T. Hundley M. Morris 4% 22% Walk
t6 2-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO NYM B. Gilkey M. Morris -7% 15% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mets' Dave Mlicki facing 6-7-8
b6 4-2 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O STL J. Mabry D. Mlicki 1% 17% Lineout: SS
b6 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Difelice D. Mlicki 1% 18% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Sweeney D. Mlicki 1% 18% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 6-7-8
t7 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM C. Baerga M. Morris -3% 15% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 2-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  NYM A. Ochoa M. Morris 4% 19% Walk
t7 2-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O NYM M. Alexander M. Morris -3% 15% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Ochoa to 2B
Matt Franco pinch hits for Dave Mlicki (P) batting 9th
t7 2-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R NYM M. Franco M. Morris 10% 26% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Ochoa Scores
Mark Petkovsek replaces Mark Sweeney (RF) pitching and batting 8th
Gary Gaetti moves from 3B to 1B
Mike Gallego replaces Matt Morris (P) playing 3B batting 9th
John Mabry moves from 1B to RF
Gary Thurman pinch runs for Matt Franco (PH) batting 9th
t7 3-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYM S. Bieser M. Petkovsek -5% 21% Thurman Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Mets' Rick Reed facing 9-1-2
Rick Reed replaces Gary Thurman (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Gallego R. Reed 2% 23% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Clayton R. Reed 1% 24% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b7 4-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  STL D. DeShields R. Reed -1% 23% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b7 4-3 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Gant R. Reed -2% 22% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); DeShields to 2B
Takashi Kashiwada replaces Rick Reed pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Lankford T. Kashiwada 4% 25% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Behind 3-4, Cardinals' Mark Petkovsek facing 1-2-3
t8 3-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  NYM S. Bieser M. Petkovsek 9% 34% Hit By Pitch
t8 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYM E. Alfonzo M. Petkovsek -8% 26% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
Tony Fossas replaces Mark Petkovsek pitching and batting 8th
t8 3-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O NYM J. Olerud T. Fossas -7% 19% Flyball: CF
t8 3-4 2 1-- 10,(3-2)  NYM T. Hundley T. Fossas 5% 24% Walk; Bieser to 2B
Dennis Eckersley replaces Ron Gant (LF) pitching and batting 3rd
Danny Sheaffer replaces Tony Fossas (P) playing LF batting 8th
Rey Ordonez pinch runs for Todd Hundley (C) batting 4th
t8 3-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O NYM B. Gilkey D. Eckersley -11% 13% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Mets' Cory Lidle facing 5-6-7
Cory Lidle replaces Takashi Kashiwada pitching and batting 9th
Alberto Castillo replaces Rey Ordonez (PR) playing C batting 4th
b8 4-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL G. Gaetti C. Lidle 1% 15% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry C. Lidle 1% 16% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b8 4-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL M. Difelice C. Lidle 1% 16% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Behind 3-4, Cardinals' Dennis Eckersley facing 6-7-8
t9 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  NYM C. Baerga D. Eckersley 12% 28% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
t9 3-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O NYM A. Ochoa D. Eckersley -11% 17% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
Carl Everett pinch hits for Manny Alexander (SS) batting 8th
t9 3-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR NYM C. Everett D. Eckersley 65% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Ochoa Scores
Butch Huskey pinch hits for Cory Lidle (P) batting 9th
t9 5-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R NYM B. Huskey D. Eckersley 10% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t9 6-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYM S. Bieser D. Eckersley -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t9 6-4 2 --- 5,(0-2)  O NYM E. Alfonzo D. Eckersley -0% 91% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 6, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-6, Mets' John Franco facing 8-9-1
John Franco replaces Steve Bieser (CF) pitching and batting 1st
Butch Huskey moves from PH to 3B
Edgardo Alfonzo moves from 3B to SS
Carl Everett moves from PH to CF
b9 4-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL D. Sheaffer J. Franco -9% 81% Single to 3B (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
b9 4-6 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Gallego J. Franco 8% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Clayton J. Franco 6% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Sheaffer to 2B
b9 4-6 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O STL D. DeShields J. Franco 5% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 6, Cardinals 4.

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