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Standings
ANA
@BAL
9
10
MIN
@BOS
4
12
SEA
@CHW
11
6
TOR
@CLE
4
8
KCR
@DET
2
1
OAK
@MIL
5
6
TEX
@NYY
8
5
 
(10)
NYM
@COL
5
7
PIT
@FLA
10
5
PHI
@HOU
5
3
CIN
@LAD
3
5
CHC
@SDP
3
4
 
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MON
@SFG
8
5
ATL
@STL
5
3
Saturday, August 16, 1997, 12:17
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 47,229, Time of Game: 2:32
Braves
5
76-48
 Won 1 
1st
at Cardinals
3
55-67
 Lost 1 
3rd, 9½ GB
W: Greg Maddux (16-3)
L: Matt Morris (8-8)
S: Mark Wohlers (29)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  0   1  1  2   0  1  0    5 10  0
Cardinals       3  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  7  1

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .341 .406 .432 .838 22 12 -0.104 1.31 0.057 -0.161 -0.8 3 0 2B
Michael Tucker RF-LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .276 .348 .436 .783 16 9 -0.001 1.08 0.058 -0.059 0.2 5 0
Chipper Jones 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .310 .384 .502 .887 14 9 0.045 1.20 0.095 -0.050 0.5 0 2 GDP
Fred McGriff 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .273 .360 .432 .792 11 7 0.212 1.20 0.293 -0.081 0.8 7 0 HR
Ryan Klesko LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .245 .323 .469 .792 10 7 0.016 0.80 0.048 -0.032 0.1 1 0
   Andruw Jones PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .243 .340 .430 .769 4 3 -0.043 1.88 0.000 -0.043 -0.5 0 0
Jeff Blauser SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .315 .404 .505 .909 13 10 0.192 1.12 0.213 -0.021 1.3 4 4
Eddie Perez C 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .222 .269 .348 .617 19 14 -0.101 1.14 0.000 -0.101 -1.0 5 0 SF
Mark Lemke 2B 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .241 .298 .311 .609 14 9 0.019 1.00 0.052 -0.033 0.1 1 1
   Mike Bielecki P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Cather P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Greg Colbrunn PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .284 .310 .417 .727 5 2 0.008 0.24 0.008 0.000 0.3
   Mark Wohlers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Greg Maddux P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .061 .148 .102 .250 7 4 -0.049 1.57 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 0 1 SH
   Tony Graffanino PH-2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .252 .358 .408 .765 10 6 0.023 0.46 0.032 -0.010 -0.0 1 1 3B
Team Totals 34 5 10 5 1 10 37 .294 .306 .471 .776 145 92 0.217 1.11 0.856 -0.640 0.4 27 9
2B: K Lofton (14, off M Morris).
3B: T Graffanino (1, off M Morris).
HR: F McGriff (16, off M Morris, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
SF: E Perez (2, off M Morris).
SH: G Maddux (5, off M Morris).
TB: F McGriff 4; T Graffanino 3; J Blauser 2; K Lofton 2; C Jones 2; M Lemke; G Colbrunn; R Klesko.
GIDP: C Jones (14).
RBI: F McGriff 2 (69); C Jones (95); E Perez (14); J Blauser (59).
2-out RBI: J Blauser.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Blauser-F McGriff; M Lemke-J Blauser-F McGriff; C Jones-T Graffanino-F McGriff.

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 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .285 .352 .458 .810 17 9 -0.027 1.10 0.079 -0.105 -1.3 2 2 GDP
Brian Jordan RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .238 .322 .269 .591 13 8 -0.154 1.19 0.024 -0.179 -0.9 1 1 GDP
Mark McGwire 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .277 .384 .619 1.003 9 7 0.019 0.64 0.047 -0.028 0.4 9 0 HBP
Ray Lankford CF 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 .319 .412 .626 1.038 10 8 0.211 1.48 0.273 -0.062 2.2 3 0 HR
Ron Gant LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .228 .307 .387 .694 19 11 -0.183 1.13 0.000 -0.183 -1.3 1 0 GDP
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .314 .405 .719 8 7 -0.056 0.54 0.000 -0.056 -0.6 0 2
Mike Difelice C 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .242 .304 .338 .643 2 2 0.017 0.46 0.029 -0.012 0.2 7 0 2B
   Willie McGee PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .290 .354 .425 .779 7 4 -0.049 1.91 0.000 -0.049 -0.2
   Tom Lampkin C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .321 .357 .679 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 1
Royce Clayton SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .252 .296 .387 .682 9 8 -0.046 0.86 0.013 -0.059 -0.3 1 3
Matt Morris P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .226 .281 .264 .545 9 6 -0.014 0.80 0.034 -0.048 0.2 0 1
   Tony Fossas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   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
   Rigo Beltran P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 1 5 33 .226 .273 .355 .628 103 70 -0.282 0.97 0.499 -0.781 -1.6 27 10
2B: M Difelice (8, off G Maddux).
HR: R Lankford (24, off G Maddux, 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
HBP: M McGwire (6, by G Maddux).
TB: R Lankford 5; M Difelice 2; M Morris; R Clayton; M McGwire; B Jordan.
GIDP: B Jordan (4); D DeShields (5); R Gant (1).
RBI: R Lankford 3 (78).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Clayton-D DeShields-M McGwire.
E: M McGwire (7).
Outfield Assists: B Jordan (J Blauser at 2nd base).

Atlanta Braves

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
Greg Maddux, W (16-3) 6 7 3 3 0 2 1 2.38 24 66 47 31 4 12 8 13 5 0 48 -0.009 0.78 0.0
Mike Bielecki, H (12) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.08 3 16 11 6 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.109 1.42 0.5
Mike Cather, H (3) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.77 3 10 5 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.090 1.80 0.5
Mark Wohlers, S (29) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.80 3 11 7 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.093 1.21 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 1 5 1 3.00 33 103 70 43 8 19 10 16 6 0 48 0 0 0.283 0.97 1.6

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, L (8-8) 7 8 5 4 1 7 1 2.96 30 111 70 37 12 21 13 9 4 0 49 -0.230 1.15 -1.4
Tony Fossas 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.58 1 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.049 1.61 0.6
Mark Petkovsek 1.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 4.28 5 28 18 13 2 3 2 1 0 0 2 1 -0.045 0.91 0.2
Rigo Beltran 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.54 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0.008 0.30 0.2
Team Totals 9 10 5 4 1 10 1 4.00 37 145 92 52 15 25 15 11 5 0 49 5 1 -0.218 1.11 -0.4
M Morris faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: G Maddux (6; M McGwire).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jeff Kellogg, 1B - Bruce Dreckman, 2B - Rich Rieker, 3B - Randy Marsh.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 47,229.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 92° F, Wind 15mph from Right to Left, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Delino DeShields 2B
2 Michael Tucker RF 2 Brian Jordan RF
3 Chipper Jones 3B 3 Mark McGwire 1B
4 Fred McGriff 1B 4 Ray Lankford CF
5 Ryan Klesko LF 5 Ron Gant LF
6 Jeff Blauser SS 6 Gary Gaetti 3B
7 Eddie Perez C 7 Mike Difelice C
8 Mark Lemke 2B 8 Royce Clayton SS
9 Greg Maddux P 9 Matt Morris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 2-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR ATL F. McGriff M. Morris 29% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Jones Scores; McGriff Scores
b1 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR STL R. Lankford G. Maddux -21% 21% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Jordan Scores; McGwire Scores; Lankford Scores
b8 3-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO STL B. Jordan M. Cather 15% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b6 3-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO STL R. Gant G. Maddux 13% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t5 1-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  ATL J. Blauser M. Morris 12% 41% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Klesko to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O ATL K. Lofton M. Morris -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  ATL M. Tucker M. Morris 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO ATL C. Jones M. Morris -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. DeShields G. Maddux 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  STL B. Jordan G. Maddux -2% 45% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL M. McGwire G. Maddux -3% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Jordan to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR STL R. Lankford G. Maddux -21% 21% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Jordan Scores; McGwire Scores; Lankford Scores
b1 3-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL R. Gant G. Maddux 1% 21% Lineout: CF
b1 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL G. Gaetti G. Maddux 1% 22% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 4-5-6
t2 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O ATL F. McGriff M. Morris -2% 20% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL R. Klesko M. Morris -1% 19% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL J. Blauser M. Morris -1% 18% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 7-8-9
b2 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Difelice G. Maddux 1% 19% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 3-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  STL R. Clayton G. Maddux -1% 18% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b2 3-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL M. Morris G. Maddux -3% 14% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Clayton to 3B
b2 3-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  OO STL D. DeShields G. Maddux 6% 20% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL E. Perez M. Morris -2% 18% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL M. Lemke M. Morris -1% 17% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL G. Maddux M. Morris -1% 16% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 2-3-4
b3 3-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O STL B. Jordan G. Maddux 1% 17% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b3 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL M. McGwire G. Maddux -1% 16% Hit By Pitch
b3 3-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Lankford G. Maddux 1% 17% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
b3 3-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant G. Maddux 1% 18% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 1-2-3
t4 0-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  ATL K. Lofton M. Morris 6% 24% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 0-3 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O ATL M. Tucker M. Morris -2% 22% Bunt Groundout: P-1B; Lofton to 3B
t4 0-3 1 --3 7,(3-2)  RO ATL C. Jones M. Morris 0% 22% Groundout: SS-1B; Lofton Scores
t4 1-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL F. McGriff M. Morris -1% 21% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 1, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 6-7-8
b4 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL G. Gaetti G. Maddux 2% 23% Flyball: RF
b4 3-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL M. Difelice G. Maddux -3% 20% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 3-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Clayton G. Maddux 2% 22% Flyball: RF
b4 3-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. Morris G. Maddux 2% 25% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 5-6-7
t5 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  ATL R. Klesko M. Morris 5% 30% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Left)
t5 1-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  ATL J. Blauser M. Morris 12% 41% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Klesko to 3B
t5 1-3 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO ATL E. Perez M. Morris -5% 36% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Klesko Scores
t5 2-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  ATL M. Lemke M. Morris 5% 42% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Blauser to 2B
t5 2-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O ATL G. Maddux M. Morris -4% 38% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Blauser to 3B; Lemke to 2B
t5 2-3 2 -23 4,(2-1)  O ATL K. Lofton M. Morris -9% 29% Foul Popfly: 1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 1-2-3
b5 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. DeShields G. Maddux 2% 31% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL B. Jordan G. Maddux 2% 33% Lineout: CF
b5 3-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL M. McGwire G. Maddux 1% 34% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 2-3-4
t6 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O ATL M. Tucker M. Morris -4% 30% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t6 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  ATL C. Jones M. Morris 4% 34% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t6 2-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR ATL F. McGriff M. Morris 29% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Jones Scores; McGriff Scores
t6 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL R. Klesko M. Morris -2% 62% Lineout: RF
t6 4-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL J. Blauser M. Morris -1% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Braves' Greg Maddux facing 4-5-6
b6 3-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Lankford G. Maddux -6% 54% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep 3B)
b6 3-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO STL R. Gant G. Maddux 13% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b6 3-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL G. Gaetti G. Maddux 2% 69% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 7-8-9
t7 4-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O ATL E. Perez M. Morris -2% 67% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B)
t7 4-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O ATL M. Lemke M. Morris -2% 65% Strikeout Looking
Tony Graffanino pinch hits for Greg Maddux (P) batting 9th
t7 4-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  ATL T. Graffanino M. Morris 3% 68% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t7 4-3 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O ATL K. Lofton M. Morris -5% 64% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Braves' Mike Bielecki facing 7-8-9
Mike Bielecki replaces Mark Lemke (2B) pitching and batting 8th
Tony Graffanino moves from PH to 2B
Willie McGee pinch hits for Mike Difelice (C) batting 7th
b7 3-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL W. McGee M. Bielecki 5% 69% Lineout: CF
b7 3-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Clayton M. Bielecki 4% 72% Flyball: RF
b7 3-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Morris M. Bielecki 2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 2-3-4
Tom Lampkin replaces Willie McGee (PH) playing C batting 7th
t8 4-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  ATL M. Tucker M. Morris 3% 78% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Tucker to 1B
t8 4-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  ATL C. Jones M. Morris 5% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Tucker to 2B
Tony Fossas replaces Matt Morris pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O ATL F. McGriff T. Fossas -5% 78% Strikeout Swinging
Mark Petkovsek replaces Tony Fossas pitching and batting 9th
Andruw Jones pinch hits for Ryan Klesko (LF) batting 5th
t8 4-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O ATL A. Jones M. Petkovsek -4% 74% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RO ATL J. Blauser M. Petkovsek 10% 84% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Tucker Scores/unER; Jones to 2B; Blauser out at 2B/RF-C-2B-SS
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 5, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Braves' Mike Cather facing 1-2-3
Mike Cather replaces Mike Bielecki pitching and batting 8th
Michael Tucker moves from RF to LF
Andruw Jones moves from PH to RF
b8 3-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL D. DeShields M. Cather -8% 76% Walk
b8 3-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO STL B. Jordan M. Cather 15% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b8 3-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. McGwire M. Cather 2% 93% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 5, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cardinals' Mark Petkovsek facing 7-8-9
t9 5-3 0 --- 10,(2-2)  O ATL E. Perez M. Petkovsek -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
Greg Colbrunn pinch hits for Mike Cather (P) batting 8th
t9 5-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  ATL G. Colbrunn M. Petkovsek 1% 93% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t9 5-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O ATL T. Graffanino M. Petkovsek -1% 92% Flyball: CF
Rigo Beltran replaces Mark Petkovsek pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O ATL K. Lofton R. Beltran -1% 91% Lineout: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 5, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Braves' Mark Wohlers facing 4-5-6
Mark Wohlers replaces Greg Colbrunn (PH) pitching and batting 8th
b9 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford M. Wohlers 5% 95% Strikeout Looking
b9 3-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Gant M. Wohlers 3% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL G. Gaetti M. Wohlers 2% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 5, Cardinals 3.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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