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6
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@OAK
5
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5
1
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3
6
Tuesday, September 8, 1998, 7:13
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 43,688, Time of Game: 2:46
Cubs
3
80-65
 Lost 3 
2nd, 12 GB
at Cardinals
6
71-73
 Won 4 
3rd, 20½ GB
W: Kent Mercker (10-11)
L: Steve Trachsel (14-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            2  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    3 12  1
Cardinals       0  0  0   1  0  5   0  0  X    6  5  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lance Johnson CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .612 18 12 -0.156 1.41 0.000 -0.156 -1.7 4 0
Jose Hernandez SS 4 1 0 1 1 0 .265 .814 12 5 -0.052 0.89 0.039 -0.091 -0.4 0 1
Mark Grace 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 .317 .886 20 11 0.077 0.72 0.118 -0.041 0.8 6 0
Sammy Sosa RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 .313 1.028 21 12 -0.035 0.79 0.045 -0.080 -0.6 2 0 GDP
Glenallen Hill LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 .306 .881 11 8 -0.037 0.83 0.040 -0.077 -0.3 3 0 2B
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 2 1 1 1 .286 .856 21 12 0.100 1.00 0.153 -0.052 1.2 0 1
Mickey Morandini 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .301 .783 11 6 -0.043 1.02 0.013 -0.056 -0.4 1 1
   Matt Mieske PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .782 4 2 -0.055 2.10 0.000 -0.055 -0.8
   Jason Maxwell 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Don Wengert P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .059 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Felix Heredia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Orlando Merced PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .737 7 4 -0.013 0.45 0.000 -0.013 -0.3
Scott Servais C 4 1 3 0 0 0 .219 .628 7 5 0.065 0.80 0.082 -0.018 0.9 8 0
Steve Trachsel P 3 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .662 16 12 -0.048 1.11 0.021 -0.069 -0.8 0 1
   Terry Mulholland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .522 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Manny Alexander PH-2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 .237 .633 3 2 0.046 0.98 0.046 0.000 0.6 0 0
Team Totals 38 3 12 3 5 3 .316 .737 151 91 -0.151 0.96 0.557 -0.708 -1.6 24 5
2B: G Hill (24, off J Acevedo).
TB: S Servais 3; G Hill 3; M Grace 2; G Gaetti 2; S Trachsel; S Sosa; M Alexander.
GIDP: S Sosa (18).
RBI: G Gaetti (58); J Hernandez (70); M Grace (75).
2-out RBI: G Gaetti.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Fielding
E: G Hill (5).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Delino DeShields 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .299 .821 10 8 0.122 1.17 0.214 -0.093 0.3 2 3
Fernando Tatis 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .271 .719 14 10 -0.090 0.84 0.000 -0.090 -0.9 0 2
Mark McGwire 1B 2 2 1 1 2 0 .297 1.225 15 4 0.118 0.70 0.128 -0.010 1.1 7 1 HR,IW
Ray Lankford CF 4 1 1 3 0 2 .287 .913 20 12 0.292 1.03 0.334 -0.042 2.1 4 0 HR
Ron Gant LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 .232 .816 15 12 -0.007 0.78 0.045 -0.052 0.6 2 0 HR
   Rich Croushore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Lance Painter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   John Frascatore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Lampkin C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .722 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
John Mabry RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .705 12 6 -0.038 0.49 0.000 -0.038 -0.4 4 0
Luis Ordaz SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .152 .360 16 9 -0.046 0.60 0.000 -0.046 -0.6 1 3
Kent Mercker P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .435 5 3 -0.019 0.73 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 0 0
   J.D. Drew PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 8 5 -0.043 0.83 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 3 0
Eli Marrero C 2 1 0 0 1 1 .267 .741 12 7 0.060 0.94 0.073 -0.013 0.2 2 0
   Juan Acevedo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .485 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 6 5 6 3 8 .179 .758 127 76 0.349 0.85 0.794 -0.446 1.9 27 9
HR: M McGwire (62, off S Trachsel; 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF Line); R Gant (23, off S Trachsel; 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs); R Lankford (27, off S Trachsel; 6th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF).
IBB: M McGwire (28, by S Trachsel).
TB: R Gant 4; R Lankford 4; M McGwire 4; D DeShields 2.
RBI: R Lankford 3 (94); M McGwire (129); R Gant (58); D DeShields (39).
2-out RBI: R Lankford 3; M McGwire; R Gant.
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 2 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Tatis-D DeShields-M McGwire.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: D DeShields (1st base by S Trachsel).

Chicago Cubs

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
Steve Trachsel, L (14-8) 5.2 5 6 6 2 6 3 4.36 23 96 57 30 11 16 4 11 5 0 39 -0.365 1.09 -3.0
Terry Mulholland 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.68 4 14 10 8 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.009 0.09 0.6
Don Wengert 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.84 3 12 6 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.08 0.3
Felix Heredia 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.57 1 5 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.003 0.12 0.2
Team Totals 8 5 6 6 3 8 3 6.75 31 127 76 40 14 22 6 14 5 0 39 1 0 -0.350 0.85 -1.9

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, W (10-11) 6 8 2 2 3 2 0 5.18 28 98 61 40 5 16 8 15 5 0 47 0.079 1.00 1.1
Rich Croushore 0.2 1 0 0 2 0 0 4.47 5 19 9 5 0 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 -0.026 0.62 -0.3
Lance Painter, H (15) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.40 4 14 8 5 0 3 2 2 1 0 3 0 0.006 1.34 -0.1
John Frascatore, H (13) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.25 2 5 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0.057 1.07 0.4
Juan Acevedo, S (7) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.86 4 15 10 9 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.034 0.65 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 3 3 5 3 0 3.00 43 151 91 61 6 24 12 23 8 0 47 5 1 0.150 0.96 1.6
Balks: S Trachsel (2); K Mercker (4).
WP: K Mercker (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: S Trachsel (5; M McGwire).
Pickoffs: S Trachsel (4; D DeShields, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Larry Poncino, 2B - Mike Winters, 3B - Gary Darling.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Wind 12mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Lance Johnson CF 1 Delino DeShields 2B
2 Jose Hernandez SS 2 Fernando Tatis 3B
3 Mark Grace 1B 3 Mark McGwire 1B
4 Sammy Sosa RF 4 Ray Lankford CF
5 Glenallen Hill LF 5 Ron Gant LF
6 Gary Gaetti 3B 6 John Mabry RF
7 Mickey Morandini 2B 7 Luis Ordaz SS
8 Scott Servais C 8 Kent Mercker P
9 Steve Trachsel P 9 Eli Marrero C

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RRR STL R. Lankford S. Trachsel 33% 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); DeShields Scores; McGwire Scores
b6 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R STL D. DeShields S. Trachsel 18% 61% Single to LF (Line Drive); Marrero Scores; DeShields to 2B/Adv on E7
b4 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R STL M. McGwire S. Trachsel 11% 38% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t1 1-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R CHC G. Gaetti K. Mercker -9% 31% Single to RF (Line Drive); Grace Scores; Hill to 3B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R CHC M. Grace K. Mercker -8% 40% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hernandez Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC L. Johnson K. Mercker 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC J. Hernandez K. Mercker -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Grace K. Mercker -2% 48% Wild Pitch; Hernandez to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R CHC M. Grace K. Mercker -8% 40% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hernandez Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  CHC S. Sosa K. Mercker -3% 37% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Grace to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O CHC G. Hill K. Mercker 3% 40% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Grace to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R CHC G. Gaetti K. Mercker -9% 31% Single to RF (Line Drive); Grace Scores; Hill to 3B
t1 2-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Morandini K. Mercker 4% 35% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL D. DeShields S. Trachsel 4% 39% Single to 2B (Bunt to Weak 2B)
b1 0-2 0 1-- 3,(1-2)  O STL F. Tatis S. Trachsel -6% 33% DeShields Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b1 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL F. Tatis S. Trachsel -2% 31% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  O STL M. McGwire S. Trachsel -1% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Servais K. Mercker 2% 32% Flyball: CF
t2 2-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC S. Trachsel K. Mercker 1% 33% Flyball: CF
t2 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC L. Johnson K. Mercker 1% 34% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford S. Trachsel -2% 32% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O STL R. Gant S. Trachsel -2% 30% Lineout: RF
b2 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Mabry S. Trachsel -1% 29% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Hernandez K. Mercker 2% 31% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t3 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Grace K. Mercker -2% 29% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t3 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC S. Sosa K. Mercker 4% 33% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL L. Ordaz S. Trachsel -3% 30% Popfly: 2B (Weak SS-2B)
b3 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL K. Mercker S. Trachsel -2% 28% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL E. Marrero S. Trachsel -1% 27% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC G. Hill K. Mercker 2% 29% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t4 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC G. Gaetti K. Mercker -2% 27% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t4 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Morandini K. Mercker -1% 25% Balk; Gaetti to 2B
t4 2-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Morandini K. Mercker -1% 24% Walk
t4 2-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Servais K. Mercker -4% 20% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Gaetti to 3B; Morandini to 2B
t4 2-0 1 123 8,(1-2)  O CHC S. Trachsel K. Mercker 6% 25% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-0 2 123 4,(2-1)  O CHC L. Johnson K. Mercker 6% 31% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. DeShields S. Trachsel -3% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b4 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL F. Tatis S. Trachsel -2% 26% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R STL M. McGwire S. Trachsel 11% 38% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b4 1-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford S. Trachsel -1% 36% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 2-3-4
t5 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Hernandez K. Mercker 2% 39% Flyball: RF
t5 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace K. Mercker 2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa K. Mercker -1% 39% Walk
t5 2-1 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O CHC G. Hill K. Mercker 3% 41% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 5-6-7
b5 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Gant S. Trachsel -3% 38% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b5 1-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL J. Mabry S. Trachsel -2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL L. Ordaz S. Trachsel -2% 34% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Kent Mercker facing 6-7-8
t6 2-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC G. Gaetti K. Mercker 2% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-1 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC M. Morandini K. Mercker 2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC S. Servais K. Mercker -1% 37% Single to CF (Pop Fly)
t6 2-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Trachsel K. Mercker -2% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive); Servais to 2B
t6 2-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHC L. Johnson K. Mercker 5% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 8-9-1
J.D. Drew pinch hits for Kent Mercker (P) batting 8th
b6 1-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL J. Drew S. Trachsel -4% 36% Strikeout Looking
b6 1-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL E. Marrero S. Trachsel 4% 40% Walk
b6 1-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  STL D. DeShields S. Trachsel 3% 43% Balk; Marrero to 2B
b6 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R STL D. DeShields S. Trachsel 18% 61% Single to LF (Line Drive); Marrero Scores; DeShields to 2B/Adv on E7
b6 2-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL F. Tatis S. Trachsel -5% 55% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
b6 2-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL M. McGwire S. Trachsel 1% 56% Intentional Walk
b6 2-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RRR STL R. Lankford S. Trachsel 33% 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); DeShields Scores; McGwire Scores
b6 5-2 2 --- 7,(2-2)  R STL R. Gant S. Trachsel 5% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball)
Terry Mulholland replaces Steve Trachsel pitching and batting 9th
b6 6-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL J. Mabry T. Mulholland -0% 94% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Cardinals' Rich Croushore facing 2-3-4
Rich Croushore replaces Ron Gant (LF) pitching and batting 5th
J.D. Drew moves from PH to LF
t7 2-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC J. Hernandez R. Croushore 2% 96% Flyball: RF
t7 2-6 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace R. Croushore -2% 94% Walk
t7 2-6 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Sosa R. Croushore 2% 96% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t7 2-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC G. Hill R. Croushore -1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive); Grace to 2B
t7 2-6 2 12- 6,(3-2)  CHC G. Gaetti R. Croushore -3% 92% Walk; Grace to 3B; Hill to 2B
Lance Painter replaces Rich Croushore pitching and batting 5th
Matt Mieske pinch hits for Mickey Morandini (2B) batting 7th
t7 2-6 2 123 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Mieske L. Painter 6% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cubs' Terry Mulholland facing 7-8-9
Jason Maxwell replaces Matt Mieske (PH) playing 2B batting 7th
b7 6-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL L. Ordaz T. Mulholland -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b7 6-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Drew T. Mulholland -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b7 6-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL E. Marrero T. Mulholland -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Cardinals' Lance Painter facing 8-9-1
t8 2-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Servais L. Painter -2% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
Manny Alexander pinch hits for Terry Mulholland (P) batting 9th
t8 2-6 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Alexander L. Painter -5% 89% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Servais to 2B
t8 2-6 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O CHC L. Johnson L. Painter 2% 92% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Servais to 3B; Alexander to 2B
John Frascatore replaces Lance Painter pitching and batting 5th
t8 2-6 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RO CHC J. Hernandez J. Frascatore 3% 95% Groundout: SS-1B; Servais Scores; Alexander to 3B
t8 3-6 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grace J. Frascatore 2% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cubs' Don Wengert facing 1-2-3
Don Wengert replaces Jason Maxwell (2B) pitching and batting 7th
Manny Alexander moves from PH to 2B
b8 6-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. DeShields D. Wengert -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 6-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL F. Tatis D. Wengert -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b8 6-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL M. McGwire D. Wengert 0% 97% Walk
Felix Heredia replaces Don Wengert pitching and batting 7th
b8 6-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford F. Heredia -0% 97% Popfly: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-6, Cardinals' Juan Acevedo facing 4-5-6
Juan Acevedo replaces Eli Marrero (C) pitching and batting 9th
Tom Lampkin replaces John Frascatore (P) playing C batting 5th
t9 3-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Acevedo 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC G. Hill J. Acevedo -3% 96% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t9 3-6 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Gaetti J. Acevedo 3% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
Orlando Merced pinch hits for Felix Heredia (P) batting 7th
t9 3-6 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHC O. Merced J. Acevedo 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 6.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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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