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OAK
@LAA
6
4
NYY
@BAL
5
7
TBR
@BOS
7
2
KCR
@CHW
2
0
SEA
@MIN
5
6
CLE
@TEX
5
8
DET
@TOR
5
1
COL
@ARI
9
2
NYM
@CIN
9
7
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@FLA
4
6
CHC
@HOU
11
6
ATL
@PHI
11
12
LAD
@SDP
5
2
MIL
@SFG
4
2
PIT
@STL
7
4
Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 7:16PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 35,535, Time of Game: 2:57
Pirates
7
2-1
 Won 1 
1st
at Cardinals
4
1-2
 Lost 1 
4th, 1 GB
W: Zach Duke (1-0)
S: Matt Capps (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  4  1   0  0  2   0  0  0    7 17  1
Cardinals       0  1  0   0  1  1   0  0  1    4  7  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nyjer Morgan LF 6 1 2 1 0 1 6 .400 .400 .400 .800 21 14 0.036 0.70 0.094 -0.058 -0.2 3 1
Freddy Sanchez 2B 5 1 4 1 0 0 5 .571 .571 .929 1.500 16 12 0.131 0.65 0.142 -0.011 1.8 2 4 2B
Nate McLouth CF 4 1 1 2 1 0 5 .100 .357 .400 .757 16 9 0.055 0.69 0.091 -0.036 1.3 3 0 HR
Ryan Doumit C 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .154 .143 .231 .374 17 11 0.029 0.59 0.048 -0.019 -0.3 4 0 2B
Adam LaRoche 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .143 .143 .143 .286 21 16 -0.098 0.67 0.002 -0.100 -1.5 5 2
Brandon Moss RF 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .375 .500 .500 1.000 9 8 0.083 0.46 0.085 -0.002 1.3 5 0 2B
   Craig Monroe PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 1 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 1 0
Ramon Vazquez 3B 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .167 .286 .167 .452 20 13 0.035 0.59 0.058 -0.023 -0.4 3 1
Jack Wilson SS 5 1 4 2 0 0 5 .462 .462 .538 1.000 14 10 0.149 0.69 0.153 -0.004 2.3 0 3
Zach Duke P 2 0 1 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 13 9 -0.070 0.73 0.005 -0.076 -1.1 1 0 2B,2·SH
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Andy LaRoche PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Eric Hinske PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 6 4 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.3
   Tyler Yates P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Matt Capps P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 42 7 17 7 2 7 46 .405 .432 .571 1.003 156 107 0.344 0.62 0.678 -0.335 2.6 27 11
2B: R Doumit (1, off T Wellemeyer); B Moss (1, off T Wellemeyer); F Sanchez (2, off B Thompson); Z Duke (1, off B Thompson).
HR: N McLouth (1, off B Thompson, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: Z Duke 2 (2, 2 off T Wellemeyer).
TB: F Sanchez 5; B Moss 4; J Wilson 4; N McLouth 4; R Doumit 3; N Morgan 2; Z Duke 2.
RBI: N McLouth 2 (2); J Wilson 2 (5); F Sanchez (3); R Doumit (2); N Morgan (3).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 7 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Vazquez-F Sanchez-A LaRoche; J Wilson-F Sanchez-A LaRoche.
PB: R Doumit (1).
E: R Doumit (1).
Outfield Assists: N Morgan (J Thurston at 3rd base).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Colby Rasmus LF 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .286 .500 .286 .786 21 13 -0.025 0.85 0.051 -0.076 -0.2 1 0
Khalil Greene SS 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .214 .267 .286 .552 21 14 -0.102 0.76 0.022 -0.124 -1.1 2 2 GDP
Albert Pujols 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .600 .714 1.000 1.714 17 11 0.037 0.66 0.067 -0.029 0.7 5 7
Ryan Ludwick RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .375 .375 .750 1.125 13 9 0.029 1.03 0.069 -0.040 0.4 0 1 SB
Yadier Molina C 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .182 .231 .636 .867 14 8 -0.100 0.98 0.000 -0.100 -1.1 6 0 SF,GDP
Rick Ankiel CF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .154 .214 .154 .368 14 11 0.047 0.70 0.078 -0.031 0.4 3 0
David Freese 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .400 .429 .600 1.029 11 6 -0.002 0.90 0.056 -0.058 0.4 1 1 2B
Todd Wellemeyer P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 -0.021 0.74 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 4 2
   Joe Thurston PH-2B 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 .500 .500 .875 1.375 11 6 0.018 1.05 0.072 -0.054 0.7 1 1 2·2B
Brendan Ryan 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .167 .143 .167 .310 7 4 -0.042 1.18 0.000 -0.042 -0.3 2 2 SF
   Brad Thompson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Brian Barden PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.021 0.87 0.000 -0.021 -0.3
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Duncan PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .600 1.000 1.600 7 3 0.026 0.48 0.026 0.000 0.3
Team Totals 30 4 7 4 5 5 38 .233 .324 .333 .658 140 89 -0.156 0.86 0.441 -0.596 -0.4 27 16
2B: J Thurston 2 (3, 1 off Z Duke, 1 off T Yates); D Freese (1, off T Yates).
SF: B Ryan (1, off Z Duke); Y Molina (1, off Z Duke).
TB: J Thurston 4; D Freese 3; R Ankiel; R Ludwick; A Pujols.
GIDP: K Greene (1); Y Molina (2).
RBI: B Ryan (1); R Ankiel (1); Y Molina (2); J Thurston (3).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: R Ludwick (R Doumit at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Ludwick (1, 2nd base off Z Duke/R Doumit).

Pittsburgh Pirates

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
Zach Duke, W (1-0) 6.1 5 3 1 2 4 0 1.42 26 92 59 35 4 19 9 10 2 0 57 0.076 0.93 -0.1
John Grabow 1.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.00 7 30 17 11 2 4 0 4 0 0 1 0 0.062 0.76 1.0
Tyler Yates 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 27.00 3 10 5 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 -0.026 0.60 -1.0
Matt Capps, S (2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 8 8 7 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0.043 0.82 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 2 5 5 0 2.00 38 140 89 58 7 23 9 18 4 0 57 2 0 0.155 0.86 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
Todd Wellemeyer, L (0-1) 5 12 5 5 2 3 0 9.00 28 93 63 46 2 15 14 10 5 0 24 -0.288 0.92 -2.6
Brad Thompson 2 4 2 2 0 1 1 6.00 10 34 24 15 1 8 4 5 2 0 0 0 -0.067 0.24 -1.0
Trever Miller 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 6 19 13 7 1 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.007 0.06 0.5
Ryan Franklin 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 2 10 7 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.003 0.07 0.5
Team Totals 9 17 7 7 2 7 1 7.00 46 156 107 72 5 30 21 17 8 0 24 1 0 -0.345 0.62 -2.6
Balks: None.
WP: T Miller (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Schrieber, 1B - Marvin Hudson, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Ed Rapuano.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: 35,535.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 56° F, Wind 16mph out to Rightfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Nyjer Morgan LF 1 Colby Rasmus LF
2 Freddy Sanchez 2B 2 Khalil Greene SS
3 Nate McLouth CF 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Ryan Doumit C 4 Ryan Ludwick RF
5 Adam LaRoche 1B 5 Yadier Molina C
6 Brandon Moss RF 6 Rick Ankiel CF
7 Ramon Vazquez 3B 7 David Freese 3B
8 Jack Wilson SS 8 Todd Wellemeyer P
9 Zach Duke P 9 Brendan Ryan 2B

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R PIT J. Wilson T. Wellemeyer 9% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Moss Scores; Vazquez to 2B
t2 1-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R PIT N. Morgan T. Wellemeyer 9% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive); Vazquez Scores; Wilson to 2B
t2 2-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R PIT F. Sanchez T. Wellemeyer 7% 81% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Wilson Scores; Morgan to 2B
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO STL K. Greene Z. Duke 7% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 1-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  STL J. Thurston Z. Duke -7% 81% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Ankiel to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT N. Morgan T. Wellemeyer -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  PIT F. Sanchez T. Wellemeyer 2% 50% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. McLouth T. Wellemeyer -3% 47% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT R. Doumit T. Wellemeyer 4% 51% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Sanchez to 3B
t1 0-0 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche T. Wellemeyer -6% 45% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  STL C. Rasmus Z. Duke -4% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO STL K. Greene Z. Duke 7% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL A. Pujols Z. Duke 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT B. Moss T. Wellemeyer 4% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  PIT R. Vazquez T. Wellemeyer 6% 60% Walk; Moss to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R PIT J. Wilson T. Wellemeyer 9% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Moss Scores; Vazquez to 2B
t2 1-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT Z. Duke T. Wellemeyer -5% 64% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t2 1-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R PIT N. Morgan T. Wellemeyer 9% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive); Vazquez Scores; Wilson to 2B
t2 2-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R PIT F. Sanchez T. Wellemeyer 7% 81% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Wilson Scores; Morgan to 2B
t2 3-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  PIT N. McLouth T. Wellemeyer 3% 84% Walk; Morgan to 3B; Sanchez to 2B
t2 3-0 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO PIT R. Doumit T. Wellemeyer 1% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive); Morgan Scores; Sanchez to 3B; McLouth to 2B; Doumit out at 2B/RF-1B-2B
t2 4-0 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche T. Wellemeyer -3% 83% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 4-5-6
b2 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL R. Ludwick Z. Duke -3% 80% Reached on Interference on C
b2 0-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL Y. Molina Z. Duke -2% 78% Ludwick Steals 2B
b2 0-4 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL Y. Molina Z. Duke 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B); Ludwick to 3B
b2 0-4 1 --3 3,(0-2)  R STL R. Ankiel Z. Duke -4% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ludwick Scores/unER
b2 1-4 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  O STL D. Freese Z. Duke 3% 78% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 1-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Wellemeyer Z. Duke 2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 6-7-8
t3 4-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT B. Moss T. Wellemeyer 4% 84% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t3 4-1 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Vazquez T. Wellemeyer -1% 83% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Moss to 3B
t3 4-1 1 --3 5,(2-2)  R PIT J. Wilson T. Wellemeyer 3% 87% Single to LF (Line Drive); Moss Scores
t3 5-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT Z. Duke T. Wellemeyer -1% 86% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Wilson to 2B
t3 5-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT N. Morgan T. Wellemeyer -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-5, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 9-1-2
b3 1-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL B. Ryan Z. Duke 2% 86% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b3 1-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus Z. Duke 1% 88% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b3 1-5 2 --- 8,(1-2)  O STL K. Greene Z. Duke 1% 88% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 2-3-4
t4 5-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT F. Sanchez T. Wellemeyer 1% 90% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t4 5-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. McLouth T. Wellemeyer -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-P; Sanchez to 2B
t4 5-1 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O PIT R. Doumit T. Wellemeyer -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t4 5-1 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche T. Wellemeyer -1% 86% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-5, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 3-4-5
b4 1-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Pujols Z. Duke 2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 1-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  STL R. Ludwick Z. Duke -2% 86% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b4 1-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO STL Y. Molina Z. Duke 4% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 6-7-8
t5 5-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT B. Moss T. Wellemeyer 1% 91% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t5 5-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Vazquez T. Wellemeyer -1% 90% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t5 5-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  PIT J. Wilson T. Wellemeyer 2% 93% Single to 2B (Pop Fly to Deep 1B); Vazquez to 3B
t5 5-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O PIT Z. Duke T. Wellemeyer -2% 91% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (P's Left); Wilson to 2B
t5 5-1 2 -23 5,(3-1)  O PIT N. Morgan T. Wellemeyer -2% 89% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-5, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 6-7-8
b5 1-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL R. Ankiel Z. Duke -3% 85% Strikeout Looking, Passed Ball; Ankiel to 1B
b5 1-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. Freese Z. Duke 3% 88% Flyball: RF
Joe Thurston pinch hits for Todd Wellemeyer (P) batting 8th
b5 1-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  STL J. Thurston Z. Duke -7% 81% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Ankiel to 3B
b5 1-5 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO STL B. Ryan Z. Duke 2% 83% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (CF-RF); Ankiel Scores/unER; Thurston to 3B
b5 2-5 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Rasmus Z. Duke 3% 87% Groundout: 1B-2B-P (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 2-3-4
Brad Thompson replaces Brendan Ryan (2B) pitching and batting 9th
Joe Thurston moves from PH to 2B
t6 5-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT F. Sanchez B. Thompson 3% 90% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t6 5-2 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  RR PIT N. McLouth B. Thompson 6% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Sanchez Scores
t6 7-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Doumit B. Thompson -0% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 7-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Thompson -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t6 7-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT B. Moss B. Thompson -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-7, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 2-3-4
b6 2-7 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL K. Greene Z. Duke -2% 93% Walk
b6 2-7 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL A. Pujols Z. Duke -4% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Greene to 2B
b6 2-7 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Ludwick Z. Duke 1% 90% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Greene to 3B; Pujols to 2B
b6 2-7 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RO STL Y. Molina Z. Duke 2% 92% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Greene Scores
b6 3-7 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel Z. Duke 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-3, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 7-8-9
t7 7-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT R. Vazquez B. Thompson -0% 94% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t7 7-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Wilson B. Thompson -0% 94% Flyball: LF
t7 7-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT Z. Duke B. Thompson 1% 94% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t7 7-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  PIT N. Morgan B. Thompson 0% 95% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Duke to 3B
t7 7-3 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O PIT F. Sanchez B. Thompson -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-7, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 7-8-9
b7 3-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL D. Freese Z. Duke -3% 90% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b7 3-7 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Thurston Z. Duke 3% 93% Strikeout Looking
John Grabow replaces Zach Duke pitching and batting 9th
Brian Barden pinch hits for Brad Thompson (P) batting 9th
b7 3-7 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL B. Barden J. Grabow 2% 95% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b7 3-7 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  STL C. Rasmus J. Grabow -2% 94% Walk; Freese to 2B
b7 3-7 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O STL K. Greene J. Grabow 3% 97% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-3, Cardinals' Trever Miller facing 3-4-5
Trever Miller replaces Brian Barden (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT N. McLouth T. Miller -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 7-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Doumit T. Miller -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t8 7-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. LaRoche T. Miller 0% 96% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; LaRoche to 1B
Craig Monroe pinch hits for Brandon Moss (RF) batting 6th
t8 7-3 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O PIT C. Monroe T. Miller -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-7, Pirates' John Grabow facing 3-4-5
Craig Monroe moves from PH to RF
b8 3-7 0 --- 8,(3-2)  STL A. Pujols J. Grabow -3% 93% Walk
b8 3-7 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick J. Grabow 3% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-7 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina J. Grabow 2% 98% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b8 3-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ankiel J. Grabow 1% 99% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-3, Cardinals' Trever Miller facing 7-8-9
t9 7-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Vazquez T. Miller -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
t9 7-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Wilson T. Miller 0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Ryan Franklin replaces Trever Miller pitching and batting 9th
Andy LaRoche pinch hits for John Grabow (P) batting 9th
Eric Hinske pinch hits for Andy LaRoche batting 9th
t9 7-3 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT E. Hinske R. Franklin -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. Morgan R. Franklin -0% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-7, Pirates' Tyler Yates facing 7-8-9
Tyler Yates replaces Eric Hinske (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  STL D. Freese T. Yates -2% 96% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b9 3-7 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  RO STL J. Thurston T. Yates 3% 98% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Freese Scores; Thurston out at 3B/LF-1B-3B
Chris Duncan pinch hits for Ryan Franklin (P) batting 9th
b9 4-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  STL C. Duncan T. Yates -3% 96% Walk
Matt Capps replaces Tyler Yates pitching and batting 9th
b9 4-7 1 1-- 5,(0-2)  O STL C. Rasmus M. Capps 3% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b9 4-7 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL K. Greene M. Capps 1% 100% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 4.

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