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COL
@ANA
5
6
ATL
@BAL
9
0
NYM
@BOS
0
5
FLA
@NYY
1
4
ARI
@OAK
12
4
LAD
@SEA
7
4
MON
@TBD
3
4
 
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@TEX
17
8
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@TOR
1
3
CHW
@CHC
7
13
CLE
@CIN
6
1
KCR
@HOU
1
7
DET
@MIL
4
1
MIN
@PIT
3
2
SFG
@STL
6
5
Sunday, June 7, 1998, 1:11
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 41,576, Time of Game: 2:31
Giants
6
39-24
 Won 9 
1st
at Cardinals
5
29-32
 Lost 5 
5th, 8 GB
W: Mark Gardner (5-2)
L: Kent Mercker (5-4)
S: Robb Nen (18)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   1  0  1   4  0  0    6 13  0
Cardinals       4  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    5 10  0

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darryl Hamilton CF 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .303 .402 .374 .775 13 9 0.266 1.32 0.294 -0.028 2.1 2 0 2B
Bill Mueller 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .310 .402 .442 .845 21 14 -0.179 1.25 0.000 -0.179 -1.6 1 4
Barry Bonds LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .309 .442 .592 1.034 16 9 -0.009 1.50 0.077 -0.087 -0.2 3 0 2B,SF
Jeff Kent 2B 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .293 .349 .486 .835 17 13 0.288 0.93 0.320 -0.031 1.9 3 5 HR,2B
Charlie Hayes 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .319 .383 .437 .820 15 11 -0.027 0.95 0.047 -0.075 -0.2 9 1
Chris Jones RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .224 .294 .329 .623 15 9 -0.011 1.08 0.052 -0.063 -0.2 0 0
Brian Johnson C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .248 .310 .473 .783 9 9 -0.127 1.11 0.054 -0.181 -1.1 4 1 HR,GDP
Rey Sanchez SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .319 .362 .345 .707 16 12 -0.014 0.75 0.042 -0.056 -0.3 4 4
Mark Gardner P 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .269 .321 .308 .629 6 4 0.125 1.10 0.148 -0.023 1.2 0 0 2B
   John Johnstone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Marvin Benard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .329 .328 .656 2 1 -0.017 0.67 0.000 -0.017 -0.2
   Robb Nen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 6 13 6 0 5 38 .351 .342 .622 .964 130 91 0.295 1.11 1.034 -0.740 1.4 27 15
2B: B Bonds (21, off K Mercker); J Kent (21, off K Mercker); M Gardner (1, off K Mercker); D Hamilton (9, off K Mercker).
HR: B Johnson (9, off K Mercker, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF Line); J Kent (7, off K Mercker, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF).
SF: B Bonds (4, off K Mercker).
TB: J Kent 7; B Johnson 4; D Hamilton 4; M Gardner 3; B Bonds 2; R Sanchez; C Jones; C Hayes.
GIDP: B Johnson (2).
RBI: J Kent 2 (46); D Hamilton 2 (15); B Bonds (48); B Johnson (20).
2-out RBI: B Johnson; J Kent.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Sanchez-C Hayes.

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 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .330 .406 .481 .887 23 12 0.392 1.49 0.423 -0.030 0.7 5 3 2B
Ray Lankford CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .278 .387 .449 .837 15 10 -0.259 1.74 0.014 -0.273 -1.1 3 0
Mark McGwire 1B 3 1 2 1 2 0 5 .324 .500 .838 1.338 24 12 0.096 1.86 0.138 -0.042 2.3 7 0 2·2B,IW
Brian Jordan RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .351 .403 .593 .996 10 7 -0.246 2.43 0.070 -0.316 -1.0 4 1
John Mabry LF 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .277 .352 .404 .756 12 9 -0.276 3.10 0.077 -0.354 -0.6 2 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .273 .374 .455 .829 21 12 -0.044 0.94 0.019 -0.063 -0.3 0 3 HBP
Tom Pagnozzi C 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .241 .305 .310 .616 1 1 0.079 1.68 0.079 0.000 1.3 1 0
   Tom Lampkin C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .228 .323 .395 .718 10 3 0.044 0.57 0.048 -0.004 0.4 4 0
Royce Clayton SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .230 .302 .293 .595 14 10 -0.126 1.02 0.000 -0.126 -1.8 1 3 GDP
Kent Mercker P 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .160 .222 .160 .382 4 3 0.000 0.35 0.013 -0.013 0.0 0 1 SH
   Manny Aybar P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .357 .357 .714 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Willie McGee PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .295 .336 .361 .697 3 2 0.135 3.50 0.135 0.000 0.4
Team Totals 35 5 10 5 4 3 41 .286 .375 .371 .746 137 81 -0.205 1.68 1.016 -1.221 0.4 27 11
2B: M McGwire 2 (11, 2 off M Gardner); D DeShields (14, off R Nen).
SH: K Mercker (3, off M Gardner).
IBB: M McGwire (12, by R Nen).
HBP: G Gaetti (4, by M Gardner).
TB: M McGwire 4; D DeShields 2; K Mercker; R Lankford; J Mabry; T Pagnozzi; W McGee; T Lampkin; B Jordan.
GIDP: R Clayton (7).
RBI: T Pagnozzi 2 (6); B Jordan (37); M McGwire (71); J Mabry (22).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Jordan-M McGwire; R Clayton-D DeShields-M McGwire.
Outfield Assists: B Jordan (B Mueller at 1st base).

San Francisco Giants

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
Mark Gardner, W (5-2) 6 8 5 5 2 0 0 5.79 28 93 56 38 3 15 17 8 4 0 34 -0.250 0.63 -1.9
John Johnstone, H (5) 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.77 7 24 14 6 6 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.252 1.76 1.0
Robb Nen, S (18) 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1.11 6 20 11 5 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.204 6.49 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 4 3 0 5.00 41 137 81 49 13 19 22 11 4 0 34 0 0 0.206 1.68 -0.4

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
Kent Mercker, L (5-4) 6.2 13 6 6 0 3 2 5.83 31 101 73 52 5 16 14 14 7 0 27 -0.400 1.23 -2.5
Manny Aybar 2.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 7.40 7 29 18 12 3 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0.105 0.59 1.1
Team Totals 9 13 6 6 0 5 2 6.00 38 130 91 64 8 19 16 17 8 0 27 0 0 -0.295 1.11 -1.4
Balks: None.
WP: K Mercker (3).
HBP: M Gardner (2; G Gaetti).
IBB: R Nen (1; M McGwire).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Kerwin Danley, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Jeff Kellogg.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 41,576.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Wind 13mph out to Leftfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Darryl Hamilton CF 1 Delino DeShields 2B
2 Bill Mueller 3B 2 Ray Lankford CF
3 Barry Bonds LF 3 Mark McGwire 1B
4 Jeff Kent 2B 4 Brian Jordan RF
5 Charlie Hayes 1B 5 John Mabry LF
6 Chris Jones RF 6 Gary Gaetti 3B
7 Brian Johnson C 7 Tom Pagnozzi C
8 Rey Sanchez SS 8 Royce Clayton SS
9 Mark Gardner P 9 Kent Mercker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 5-6 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  STL D. DeShields R. Nen -39% 27% Double to LF (Ground Ball); McGee to 3B
b9 5-6 2 123 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry R. Nen 27% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b9 5-6 1 123 2,(0-1)  O STL B. Jordan R. Nen 26% 73% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm (Weak 3B); DeShields to 3B; McGwire to 2B
t7 5-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R SFG J. Kent K. Mercker 22% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b9 5-6 0 -23 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford R. Nen 18% 45% Strikeout Swinging

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  SFG D. Hamilton K. Mercker 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. Mueller K. Mercker -3% 50% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO SFG B. Bonds K. Mercker -5% 45% Line Drive Double Play: RF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Mark Gardner facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL D. DeShields M. Gardner -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Lankford M. Gardner 3% 45% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  STL M. McGwire M. Gardner -8% 37% Double to LF (Ground Ball); DeShields to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  R STL B. Jordan M. Gardner -7% 30% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); DeShields Scores; McGwire to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R STL J. Mabry M. Gardner -8% 22% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); McGwire Scores; Jordan to 3B
b1 2-0 1 1-3 8,(3-2)  STL G. Gaetti M. Gardner -2% 20% Hit By Pitch; Mabry to 2B
b1 2-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR STL T. Pagnozzi M. Gardner -8% 12% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Jordan Scores; Mabry Scores; Gaetti to 2B
b1 4-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  OO STL R. Clayton M. Gardner 3% 16% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-4, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 4-5-6
t2 0-4 0 --- 8,(1-2)  SFG J. Kent K. Mercker 3% 19% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  SFG C. Hayes K. Mercker 5% 23% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Kent to 2B
t2 0-4 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O SFG C. Jones K. Mercker -3% 20% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole); Kent to 3B
t2 0-4 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O SFG B. Johnson K. Mercker -5% 16% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-4 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O SFG R. Sanchez K. Mercker -3% 12% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Giants' Mark Gardner facing 9-1-2
b2 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL K. Mercker M. Gardner -1% 11% Single to C (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
b2 4-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. DeShields M. Gardner 1% 12% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
b2 4-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Lankford M. Gardner 1% 13% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 4-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL M. McGwire M. Gardner -1% 12% Walk; Lankford to 2B
b2 4-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Jordan M. Gardner 2% 14% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-4, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 9-1-2
Tom Lampkin replaces Tom Pagnozzi playing C batting 7th
t3 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  SFG M. Gardner K. Mercker 3% 17% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 0-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  SFG D. Hamilton K. Mercker 5% 22% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Gardner to 2B
t3 0-4 0 12- 7,(3-2)  O SFG B. Mueller K. Mercker -5% 17% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O SFG B. Bonds K. Mercker -4% 14% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
t3 0-4 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O SFG J. Kent K. Mercker -3% 10% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Giants' Mark Gardner facing 5-6-7
b3 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry M. Gardner 1% 11% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 4-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL G. Gaetti M. Gardner 1% 12% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 4-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL T. Lampkin M. Gardner 0% 12% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-4, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 5-6-7
t4 0-4 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O SFG C. Hayes K. Mercker -2% 11% Lineout: 2B (Deep 2B)
t4 0-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O SFG C. Jones K. Mercker -1% 9% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R SFG B. Johnson K. Mercker 5% 15% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t4 1-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O SFG R. Sanchez K. Mercker -1% 14% Lineout: 2B (SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Giants' Mark Gardner facing 8-9-1
b4 4-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Clayton M. Gardner 1% 15% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 4-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL K. Mercker M. Gardner 1% 16% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 4-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. DeShields M. Gardner 1% 16% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 9-1-2
t5 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG M. Gardner K. Mercker -2% 14% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t5 1-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O SFG D. Hamilton K. Mercker -2% 12% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O SFG B. Mueller K. Mercker -1% 11% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Giants' Mark Gardner facing 2-3-4
b5 4-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  STL R. Lankford M. Gardner -1% 10% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 4-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  R STL M. McGwire M. Gardner -5% 5% Double to CF (Line Drive); Lankford Scores
b5 5-1 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL B. Jordan M. Gardner 1% 6% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 5-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry M. Gardner 1% 7% Groundout: 2B-1B; McGwire to 3B
b5 5-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O STL G. Gaetti M. Gardner 1% 8% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 3-4-5
t6 1-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  SFG B. Bonds K. Mercker 4% 12% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t6 1-5 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  R SFG J. Kent K. Mercker 7% 20% Double to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 1B); Bonds Scores
t6 2-5 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O SFG C. Hayes K. Mercker -4% 15% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t6 2-5 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  SFG C. Jones K. Mercker 5% 20% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Kent to 3B
t6 2-5 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  OO SFG B. Johnson K. Mercker -12% 9% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Giants' Mark Gardner facing 7-8-9
b6 5-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  STL T. Lampkin M. Gardner -1% 8% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 5-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Clayton M. Gardner 1% 9% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 5-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL K. Mercker M. Gardner 1% 9% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Clayton to 2B
b6 5-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. DeShields M. Gardner 1% 11% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 8-9-1
t7 2-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG R. Sanchez K. Mercker 4% 15% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t7 2-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  SFG M. Gardner K. Mercker 12% 27% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Sanchez to 3B
t7 2-5 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RR SFG D. Hamilton K. Mercker 16% 42% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Sanchez Scores; Gardner Scores
t7 4-5 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O SFG B. Mueller K. Mercker -8% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-5 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  SFG B. Bonds K. Mercker 5% 40% Wild Pitch; Hamilton to 3B
t7 4-5 1 --3 6,(3-2)  RO SFG B. Bonds K. Mercker 4% 43% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Hamilton Scores
t7 5-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R SFG J. Kent K. Mercker 22% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
Manny Aybar replaces Kent Mercker pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O SFG C. Hayes M. Aybar -1% 64% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 6, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-6, Giants' John Johnstone facing 2-3-4
John Johnstone replaces Mark Gardner pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Lankford J. Johnstone 5% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 5-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. McGwire J. Johnstone 4% 72% Popfly: SS (SS-3B Hole)
b7 5-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL B. Jordan J. Johnstone 2% 75% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 6, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-5, Cardinals' Manny Aybar facing 6-7-8
t8 6-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O SFG C. Jones M. Aybar -2% 72% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t8 6-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. Johnson M. Aybar -2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t8 6-5 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O SFG R. Sanchez M. Aybar -1% 69% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 6, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-6, Giants' John Johnstone facing 5-6-7
b8 5-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Mabry J. Johnstone 6% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL G. Gaetti J. Johnstone 5% 80% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 5-6 2 --- 4,(3-0)  STL T. Lampkin J. Johnstone -4% 77% Walk
b8 5-6 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Clayton J. Johnstone 7% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 6, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Ahead 6-5, Cardinals' Manny Aybar facing 9-1-2
Marvin Benard pinch hits for John Johnstone (P) batting 9th
t9 6-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG M. Benard M. Aybar -2% 82% Lineout: RF
t9 6-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O SFG D. Hamilton M. Aybar -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t9 6-5 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O SFG B. Mueller M. Aybar -1% 80% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 6, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-6, Giants' Robb Nen facing 9-1-2
Robb Nen replaces Marvin Benard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Willie McGee pinch hits for Manny Aybar (P) batting 9th
b9 5-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL W. McGee R. Nen -13% 66% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b9 5-6 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  STL D. DeShields R. Nen -39% 27% Double to LF (Ground Ball); McGee to 3B
b9 5-6 0 -23 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford R. Nen 18% 45% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-6 1 -23 4,(3-0)  STL M. McGwire R. Nen 1% 46% Intentional Walk
b9 5-6 1 123 2,(0-1)  O STL B. Jordan R. Nen 26% 73% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm (Weak 3B); DeShields to 3B; McGwire to 2B
b9 5-6 2 123 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry R. Nen 27% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 6, Cardinals 5.

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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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