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Standings
MIN
@BOS
1
6
OAK
@CHW
12
5
DET
@CLE
1
12
ANA
@MIL
5
1
KCR
@NYY
5
10
MON
@LAD
0
1
CIN
@SDP
4
5
 
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CHC
@SFG
3
7
NYM
@STL
6
2
Thursday, August 14, 1997, 7:06
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 28,411, Time of Game: 2:38
Mets
6
67-53
 Won 2 
3rd, 7 GB
at Cardinals
2
54-66
 Lost 2 
3rd, 10½ GB
W: Bobby Jones (13-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mets            0  0  0   0  5  1   0  0  0    6 10  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  7  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
Brian McRae CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .242 .330 .373 .703 16 9 -0.009 0.66 0.030 -0.039 -0.3 3 0
Edgardo Alfonzo 3B 4 1 2 4 0 0 4 .317 .388 .448 .837 12 10 0.227 1.19 0.270 -0.043 3.1 3 4 HR
John Olerud 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .302 .399 .485 .885 13 8 0.023 0.36 0.036 -0.013 0.3 8 1
Butch Huskey RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .276 .308 .469 .777 14 7 -0.082 0.81 0.016 -0.099 -0.9 2 0 GDP
Bernard Gilkey LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .210 .305 .343 .648 8 5 0.046 0.66 0.082 -0.036 -0.1 5 0 2B
Todd Pratt C 4 1 3 1 0 1 4 .386 .460 .568 1.028 14 9 0.154 0.67 0.157 -0.003 1.8 4 0 2B
Shawn Gilbert 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .273 .500 .773 8 6 -0.100 1.39 0.000 -0.100 -0.9 0 0
   Luis Lopez PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .260 .321 .333 .654 10 5 -0.012 0.22 0.000 -0.012 -0.5 0 0
Rey Ordonez SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .240 .275 .281 .556 9 7 0.055 0.98 0.091 -0.036 0.5 1 2
Bobby Jones P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .135 .167 .173 .340 10 8 -0.069 0.98 0.000 -0.069 -0.9 0 4
   Turk Wendell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Greg McMichael P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Matt Franco PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .303 .357 .412 .768 2 1 -0.005 0.20 0.000 -0.005 -0.8
   Mel Rojas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 36 6 10 6 1 5 37 .278 .297 .417 .714 116 75 0.228 0.77 0.682 -0.455 1.4 27 11
2B: B Gilkey (16, off D Osborne); T Pratt (2, off D Osborne).
HR: E Alfonzo (8, off D Osborne, 5th inn, 3 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
TB: E Alfonzo 5; T Pratt 4; B Gilkey 2; R Ordonez 2; B McRae; J Olerud.
GIDP: B Huskey (18).
RBI: E Alfonzo 4 (55); R Ordonez (24); T Pratt (12).
2-out RBI: E Alfonzo 4.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Jones-R Ordonez-J Olerud.

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Delino DeShields 2B 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .287 .351 .456 .807 22 12 -0.029 0.79 0.081 -0.110 0.2 5 4 HR,GDP
Royce Clayton SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .249 .292 .385 .678 13 9 -0.009 0.56 0.030 -0.039 -0.2 1 2
Ray Lankford CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .315 .411 .622 1.033 14 7 -0.027 0.71 0.029 -0.055 -0.1 3 1
Mark McGwire 1B 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .275 .377 .613 .990 22 10 0.160 1.20 0.185 -0.024 1.6 8 0
Ron Gant LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .231 .311 .391 .702 9 8 -0.001 1.52 0.090 -0.091 0.0 3 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .263 .320 .414 .734 16 9 -0.156 1.57 0.000 -0.156 -1.7 0 1
Tom Pagnozzi C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .200 .400 .600 16 12 -0.174 1.12 0.000 -0.174 -1.9 5 0
John Mabry RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .284 .350 .371 .721 18 12 -0.011 0.82 0.031 -0.042 -0.4 2 0
Donovan Osborne P 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .235 .235 .235 .471 4 3 -0.053 1.33 0.022 -0.075 -0.4 0 0 SB
   John Frascatore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Willie McGee PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .298 .362 .436 .798 2 2 0.032 0.70 0.032 0.000 0.4
   Mark Petkovsek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .282 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Lampkin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .320 .359 .679 3 2 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 4 4 37 .212 .297 .303 .600 139 86 -0.273 1.03 0.500 -0.771 -2.6 27 8
HR: D DeShields (10, off B Jones, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
TB: D DeShields 4; R Gant 2; W McGee; D Osborne; M McGwire; R Clayton.
GIDP: D DeShields (4).
RBI: D DeShields 2 (43).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Lankford-M McGwire; G Gaetti-D DeShields-M McGwire.
E: R Clayton (10).
Outfield Assists: R Lankford (R Ordonez at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: D Osborne (1, 2nd base off B Jones/T Pratt).

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
Bobby Jones, W (13-7) 7 7 2 2 2 2 1 3.61 29 106 66 36 10 20 13 12 4 0 55 0.226 1.06 1.6
Turk Wendell 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.94 2 13 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.083 0.90 -1.0
Greg McMichael, H (15) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.13 3 7 6 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0.112 1.55 1.5
Mel Rojas 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.92 3 13 9 6 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.019 0.24 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 4 1 2.00 37 139 86 47 15 24 15 14 5 0 55 2 0 0.274 1.03 2.6
T Wendell faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

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, L (2-5) 5.1 7 6 6 1 2 1 4.88 24 73 51 34 5 12 7 14 6 0 31 -0.272 1.08 -3.6
John Frascatore 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.64 7 25 15 7 3 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0.034 0.25 1.2
Mark Petkovsek 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.36 6 18 9 7 1 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0.012 0.10 1.0
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 1 5 1 6.00 37 116 75 48 9 18 13 18 9 0 31 1 0 -0.226 0.77 -1.4
Balks: None.
WP: B Jones (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Gary Darling, 2B - Charlie Reliford, 3B - Jim Quick.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 28,411.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 10mph in from Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Mets         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Brian McRae CF 1 Delino DeShields 2B
2 Edgardo Alfonzo 3B 2 Royce Clayton SS
3 John Olerud 1B 3 Ray Lankford CF
4 Butch Huskey RF 4 Mark McGwire 1B
5 Bernard Gilkey LF 5 Ron Gant LF
6 Todd Pratt C 6 Gary Gaetti 3B
7 Shawn Gilbert 2B 7 Tom Pagnozzi C
8 Rey Ordonez SS 8 John Mabry RF
9 Bobby Jones P 9 Donovan Osborne P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-0 2 123 5,(1-2)  RRRR NYM E. Alfonzo D. Osborne 27% 93% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Pratt Scores; Ordonez Scores; McRae Scores; Alfonzo Scores
b2 0-0 1 -23 6,(2-2)  O STL T. Pagnozzi B. Jones 10% 46% Fielder's Choice P; McGwire out at Hm/P-3B; Pagnozzi to 1B
t5 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R NYM R. Ordonez D. Osborne 9% 68% Single to P (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B); Gilkey Scores; Pratt to 2B
t5 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  NYM T. Pratt D. Osborne 8% 66% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B); Gilkey to 3B
t5 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  NYM B. Gilkey D. Osborne 8% 58% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF 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' Donovan Osborne facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYM B. McRae D. Osborne -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYM E. Alfonzo D. Osborne -2% 46% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYM J. Olerud D. Osborne -1% 45% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Bobby Jones facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL D. DeShields B. Jones 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Clayton B. Jones 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Lankford B. Jones 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYM B. Huskey D. Osborne -2% 48% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM B. Gilkey D. Osborne -2% 46% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  NYM T. Pratt D. Osborne 1% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O NYM S. Gilbert D. Osborne -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Bobby Jones facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL M. McGwire B. Jones -4% 41% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Gant B. Jones -6% 36% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); McGwire to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O STL G. Gaetti B. Jones 5% 41% Lineout: CF
b2 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  STL T. Pagnozzi B. Jones -5% 36% Wild Pitch; McGwire to 3B; Gant to 2B
b2 0-0 1 -23 6,(2-2)  O STL T. Pagnozzi B. Jones 10% 46% Fielder's Choice P; McGwire out at Hm/P-3B; Pagnozzi to 1B
b2 0-0 2 12- 7,(3-2)  STL J. Mabry B. Jones -3% 42% Walk; Gant to 3B; Pagnozzi to 2B
b2 0-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O STL D. Osborne B. Jones 8% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYM R. Ordonez D. Osborne -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYM B. Jones D. Osborne -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYM B. McRae D. Osborne -1% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Bobby Jones facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. DeShields B. Jones 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Clayton B. Jones 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Lankford B. Jones 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYM E. Alfonzo D. Osborne -3% 47% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t4 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  NYM J. Olerud D. Osborne 3% 50% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Olerud to 1B
t4 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO NYM B. Huskey D. Osborne -6% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mets' Bobby Jones facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL M. McGwire B. Jones -4% 40% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Gant B. Jones 4% 44% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL G. Gaetti B. Jones 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL T. Pagnozzi B. Jones 3% 50% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Mets Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  NYM B. Gilkey D. Osborne 8% 58% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t5 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  NYM T. Pratt D. Osborne 8% 66% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B); Gilkey to 3B
t5 0-0 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  O NYM S. Gilbert D. Osborne -8% 59% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t5 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R NYM R. Ordonez D. Osborne 9% 68% Single to P (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B); Gilkey Scores; Pratt to 2B
t5 1-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O NYM B. Jones D. Osborne -5% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  NYM B. McRae D. Osborne 3% 66% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Pratt to 3B; Ordonez to 2B
t5 1-0 2 123 5,(1-2)  RRRR NYM E. Alfonzo D. Osborne 27% 93% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Pratt Scores; Ordonez Scores; McRae Scores; Alfonzo Scores
t5 5-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O NYM J. Olerud D. Osborne -0% 93% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Mets' Bobby Jones facing 8-9-1
b5 0-5 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL J. Mabry B. Jones 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b5 0-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  STL D. Osborne B. Jones -2% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 0-5 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  STL D. DeShields B. Jones -1% 92% Osborne Steals 2B
b5 0-5 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  RR STL D. DeShields B. Jones -8% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Osborne Scores; DeShields Scores
b5 2-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  STL R. Clayton B. Jones -3% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b5 2-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford B. Jones 3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL M. McGwire B. Jones 2% 86% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 5, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Mets Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 4-5-6
t6 5-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  NYM B. Huskey D. Osborne 2% 88% Walk
t6 5-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O NYM B. Gilkey D. Osborne -2% 87% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t6 5-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  R NYM T. Pratt D. Osborne 6% 93% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Huskey Scores
John Frascatore replaces Donovan Osborne pitching and batting 9th
Luis Lopez pinch hits for Shawn Gilbert (2B) batting 7th
t6 6-2 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O NYM L. Lopez J. Frascatore -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O NYM R. Ordonez J. Frascatore -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 6, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Mets' Bobby Jones facing 5-6-7
Luis Lopez moves from PH to 2B
b6 2-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  STL R. Gant B. Jones -3% 87% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b6 2-6 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL G. Gaetti B. Jones 3% 90% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b6 2-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Pagnozzi B. Jones 2% 93% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b6 2-6 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL J. Mabry B. Jones 2% 94% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mets 6, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Mets Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cardinals' John Frascatore facing 9-1-2
t7 6-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYM B. Jones J. Frascatore -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 6-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYM B. McRae J. Frascatore -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  NYM E. Alfonzo J. Frascatore 0% 94% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t7 6-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  NYM J. Olerud J. Frascatore 1% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-2B); Alfonzo to 3B
t7 6-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O NYM B. Huskey J. Frascatore -1% 93% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 6, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Mets' Bobby Jones facing 9-1-2
Willie McGee pinch hits for John Frascatore (P) batting 9th
b7 2-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL W. McGee B. Jones -3% 90% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b7 2-6 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO STL D. DeShields B. Jones 6% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Left)
b7 2-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Clayton B. Jones 1% 96% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 6, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Mets Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cardinals' Mark Petkovsek facing 5-6-7
Mark Petkovsek replaces Willie McGee (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYM B. Gilkey M. Petkovsek -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 6-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYM T. Pratt M. Petkovsek -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t8 6-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYM L. Lopez M. Petkovsek -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 6, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Mets' Turk Wendell facing 3-4-5
Turk Wendell replaces Bobby Jones pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Lankford T. Wendell -3% 93% Walk
b8 2-6 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  STL M. McGwire T. Wendell -5% 87% Walk; Lankford to 2B
Greg McMichael replaces Turk Wendell pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-6 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Gant G. McMichael 5% 92% Flyball: LF
b8 2-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL G. Gaetti G. McMichael 4% 96% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; McGwire to 2B; Gaetti to 1B
b8 2-6 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O STL T. Pagnozzi G. McMichael 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mets 6, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Mets Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cardinals' Mark Petkovsek facing 8-9-1
t9 6-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  NYM R. Ordonez M. Petkovsek 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Matt Franco pinch hits for Greg McMichael (P) batting 9th
t9 6-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO NYM M. Franco M. Petkovsek -1% 98% Double Play: Lineout: CF; Ordonez out at 1B/CF-1B
t9 6-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYM B. McRae M. Petkovsek -0% 98% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 6, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Mets' Mel Rojas facing 8-9-1
Mel Rojas replaces Matt Franco (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-6 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL J. Mabry M. Rojas 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
Tom Lampkin pinch hits for Mark Petkovsek (P) batting 9th
b9 2-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL T. Lampkin M. Rojas 1% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
b9 2-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL D. DeShields M. Rojas 0% 100% Lineout: LF (Short LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mets 6, Cardinals 2.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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