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Standings
BOS
@LAA
5
4
TBR
@BAL
0
6
MIN
@CHW
0
8
TOR
@CLE
5
4
TEX
@DET
3
4
NYY
@KCR
6
1
SEA
@OAK
8
5
LAD
@ARI
11
2
WSN
@ATL
3
5
PIT
@CIN
10
2
PHI
@COL
8
4
NYM
@FLA
8
4
CHC
@MIL
6
5
SFG
@SDP
3
6
HOU
@STL
2
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Saturday, April 11, 2009, 3:11PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 43,454, Time of Game: 2:52
Astros
2
1-4
 Lost 3 
6th, 2½ GB
at Cardinals
11
4-2
 Won 3 
1st
L: Roy Oswalt (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  7  0
Cardinals       0  0  1   0  5  0   4  1  X   11 19  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kazuo Matsui 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .238 .333 .476 .810 22 16 -0.117 0.96 0.036 -0.153 -1.3 3 2 CS
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .368 .381 .737 1.118 11 8 0.061 0.84 0.084 -0.022 0.4 1 0
Lance Berkman 1B 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 .250 .429 .500 .929 20 9 -0.016 0.84 0.036 -0.052 0.2 10 1
Carlos Lee LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .263 .300 .474 .774 22 13 0.005 0.90 0.033 -0.028 0.1 0 0
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .263 .333 .263 .596 14 9 -0.118 1.17 0.000 -0.118 -1.7 2 4
Geoff Blum 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .429 .500 .500 1.000 19 13 -0.079 0.78 0.000 -0.079 -0.6 2 1
Ivan Rodriguez C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .263 .300 .474 .774 14 9 -0.007 0.66 0.026 -0.033 -0.2 5 1
   Humberto Quintero C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 4 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Michael Bourn CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .316 .350 .421 .771 26 13 0.013 0.56 0.038 -0.025 1.3 0 0 3B
Roy Oswalt P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 3 -0.043 1.29 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 0 2 SH
   Jason Michaels PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 -0.003 0.11 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jason Smith PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.2 SF
Team Totals 31 2 7 2 4 8 37 .226 .306 .290 .596 166 103 -0.304 0.79 0.253 -0.556 -2.4 24 12
3B: M Bourn (1, off B Thompson).
SF: J Smith (1, off B Thompson).
SH: R Oswalt (2, off A Wainwright).
TB: M Bourn 3; H Pence 2; C Lee; I Rodriguez; K Matsui; G Blum.
RBI: J Smith (1); M Bourn (3).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 3. K Matsui-M Tejada-L Berkman; L Berkman-M Tejada; G Blum-L Berkman.
Baserunning
CS: K Matsui (2, 2nd base by A Wainwright/Y Molina).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker 2B-LF 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .412 .474 .471 .944 16 8 -0.005 0.68 0.017 -0.022 0.7 3 1
Colby Rasmus RF 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .250 .400 .250 .650 14 7 0.030 0.59 0.061 -0.031 0.9 0 0
Albert Pujols 1B 4 2 2 7 0 0 4 .429 .538 .905 1.443 17 11 0.035 0.88 0.106 -0.071 4.0 9 1 2·HR
   Jason LaRue PH-1B 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 2 0
Chris Duncan LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .294 .455 .529 .984 17 11 -0.039 0.39 0.000 -0.039 -0.2 1 0
   Brad Thompson P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 7 4 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.3 0 0
Rick Ankiel CF 5 0 3 1 0 1 5 .250 .348 .250 .598 16 11 -0.006 0.22 0.011 -0.017 1.4 3 0
Yadier Molina C 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .286 .360 .524 .884 13 9 -0.031 0.25 0.002 -0.033 0.5 8 1
Joe Thurston 3B-2B 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .538 .571 .846 1.418 16 13 0.095 0.49 0.099 -0.004 1.2 0 2 2B,GDP
Brendan Ryan SS 3 0 2 0 0 1 4 .333 .364 .333 .697 11 8 0.053 0.69 0.061 -0.008 -0.2 0 3 SH
Adam Wainwright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 1 1 -0.002 2.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 1 2 SH
   David Freese PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .273 .308 .455 .762 3 2 0.068 1.43 0.068 0.000 0.7 2B
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Khalil Greene PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .190 .292 .238 .530 6 3 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brian Barden PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 2 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -1.6 0 2 GDP
Team Totals 38 11 19 11 2 6 42 .500 .525 .711 1.236 143 92 0.197 0.52 0.425 -0.228 7.1 27 12
2B: J Thurston (4, off R Oswalt); D Freese (2, off R Oswalt).
HR: A Pujols 2 (3, 1 off R Oswalt, 5th inn, 3 on, 1 out to LF, 1 off W Wright, 7th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: A Wainwright (1, off R Oswalt); B Ryan (1, off R Oswalt).
TB: A Pujols 8; J Thurston 4; R Ankiel 3; C Rasmus 2; B Ryan 2; Y Molina 2; S Schumaker 2; D Freese 2; B Thompson; C Duncan.
GIDP: J Thurston (2); B Barden (1).
RBI: A Pujols 7 (9); R Ankiel (2); D Freese (2); J Thurston (4); S Schumaker (2).
2-out RBI: R Ankiel.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 7 for 12.

Houston Astros

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
Roy Oswalt, L (0-2) 6 9 6 6 2 4 1 6.23 27 89 59 39 4 16 11 10 7 0 32 -0.190 0.81 -3.1
Wesley Wright 1 7 4 4 0 1 1 18.00 9 28 17 11 2 4 6 2 2 0 0 0 -0.006 0.01 -3.5
LaTroy Hawkins 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 9.00 6 26 16 10 4 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -0.5
Team Totals 8 19 11 11 2 6 2 12.38 42 143 92 60 10 22 21 13 10 0 32 0 0 -0.196 0.52 -7.1

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
Adam Wainwright, W (1-0) 5 4 0 0 3 4 0 1.74 21 102 61 38 10 13 11 3 1 0 60 0.283 1.29 2.4
Jason Motte 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 15.43 4 19 12 6 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.012 0.30 0.5
Dennys Reyes 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 14 10 4 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.009 0.12 0.5
Brad Thompson 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 7.20 9 31 20 10 5 5 4 3 2 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -1.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 8 0 2.00 37 166 103 58 18 27 17 8 4 0 60 0 0 0.304 0.79 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: A Wainwright (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Tom Hallion, 2B - Phil Cuzzi, 3B - Ed Hickox.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: 43,454.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 58° F, Wind 8mph in from Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Kazuo Matsui 2B 1 Skip Schumaker 2B
2 Hunter Pence RF 2 Colby Rasmus RF
3 Lance Berkman 1B 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Carlos Lee LF 4 Chris Duncan LF
5 Miguel Tejada SS 5 Rick Ankiel CF
6 Geoff Blum 3B 6 Yadier Molina C
7 Ivan Rodriguez C 7 Joe Thurston 3B
8 Michael Bourn CF 8 Brendan Ryan SS
9 Roy Oswalt P 9 Adam Wainwright P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 2-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  RRRR STL A. Pujols R. Oswalt 10% 98% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Freese Scores; Schumaker Scores; Rasmus Scores
b5 1-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R STL D. Freese R. Oswalt 7% 83% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Thurston Scores
t2 0-0 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui A. Wainwright 6% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL B. Ryan R. Oswalt 6% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Thurston to 2B
b5 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Thurston R. Oswalt 6% 77% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU K. Matsui A. Wainwright -4% 46% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU H. Pence A. Wainwright 6% 52% Matsui Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU H. Pence A. Wainwright -2% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman A. Wainwright -4% 46% Walk; Pence to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee A. Wainwright 3% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS); Pence to 3B; Berkman to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada A. Wainwright 6% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL S. Schumaker R. Oswalt -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL C. Rasmus R. Oswalt 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  OO STL A. Pujols R. Oswalt -5% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 3B (Weak 3B); Rasmus out at 1B/3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum A. Wainwright 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU I. Rodriguez A. Wainwright -3% 50% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn A. Wainwright -4% 46% Walk; Rodriguez to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Oswalt A. Wainwright 3% 49% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Rodriguez to 3B; Bourn to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui A. Wainwright 6% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Duncan R. Oswalt -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel R. Oswalt -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina R. Oswalt -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 2-3-4
t3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence A. Wainwright -4% 46% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t3 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman A. Wainwright 2% 48% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Pence to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- 9,(3-2)  HOU C. Lee A. Wainwright -2% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Tejada A. Wainwright 5% 51% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-0 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum A. Wainwright 5% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  STL J. Thurston R. Oswalt 4% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL B. Ryan R. Oswalt 6% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Thurston to 2B
b3 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Wainwright R. Oswalt -0% 65% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Thurston to 3B; Ryan to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RO STL S. Schumaker R. Oswalt 1% 66% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Thurston Scores
b3 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus R. Oswalt -3% 63% Bunt Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 7-8-9
t4 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez A. Wainwright 3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t4 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Bourn A. Wainwright 2% 68% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t4 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Oswalt A. Wainwright 1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols R. Oswalt -2% 67% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b4 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Duncan R. Oswalt -1% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  STL R. Ankiel R. Oswalt 1% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b4 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL Y. Molina R. Oswalt -2% 64% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 1-2-3
t5 0-1 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU K. Matsui A. Wainwright 3% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence A. Wainwright 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman A. Wainwright 1% 71% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Thurston R. Oswalt 6% 77% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b5 1-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL B. Ryan R. Oswalt -1% 76% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Thurston to 3B
David Freese pinch hits for Adam Wainwright (P) batting 9th
b5 1-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R STL D. Freese R. Oswalt 7% 83% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Thurston Scores
b5 2-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  STL S. Schumaker R. Oswalt 1% 84% Walk
b5 2-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  STL C. Rasmus R. Oswalt 4% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive); Freese to 3B; Schumaker to 2B
b5 2-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  RRRR STL A. Pujols R. Oswalt 10% 98% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Freese Scores; Schumaker Scores; Rasmus Scores
b5 6-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Duncan R. Oswalt -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b5 6-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ankiel R. Oswalt -0% 98% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-6, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 4-5-6
Jason Motte replaces David Freese (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 0-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU C. Lee J. Motte -1% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 0-6 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Motte 1% 98% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t6 0-6 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Motte 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-6 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Motte 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 6-7-8
b6 6-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL Y. Molina R. Oswalt 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 6-0 0 1-- 10,(2-2)  OO STL J. Thurston R. Oswalt -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS (2B-1B)
b6 6-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL B. Ryan R. Oswalt 0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
Khalil Greene pinch hits for Jason Motte (P) batting 9th
b6 6-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL K. Greene R. Oswalt -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-6, Cardinals' Dennys Reyes facing 8-9-1
Dennys Reyes replaces Khalil Greene (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 0-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU M. Bourn D. Reyes 0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Roy Oswalt (P) batting 9th
t7 0-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Michaels D. Reyes 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU K. Matsui D. Reyes 0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 1-2-3
Wesley Wright replaces Jason Michaels (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Schumaker W. Wright 0% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b7 6-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL C. Rasmus W. Wright 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Schumaker to 2B
b7 6-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  RRR STL A. Pujols W. Wright 0% 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Schumaker Scores; Rasmus Scores
b7 9-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  STL C. Duncan W. Wright 0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b7 9-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL R. Ankiel W. Wright 0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Duncan to 2B
b7 9-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  STL Y. Molina W. Wright 0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Duncan to 3B; Ankiel to 2B
b7 9-0 0 123 2,(1-0)  R STL J. Thurston W. Wright 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Duncan Scores; Ankiel to 3B; Molina to 2B
b7 10-0 0 123 5,(2-2)  O STL B. Ryan W. Wright -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Brian Barden pinch hits for Dennys Reyes (P) batting 9th
b7 10-0 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO STL B. Barden W. Wright -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
4 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 10.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-10, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 2-3-4
Brad Thompson replaces Chris Duncan (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Joe Thurston moves from 3B to 2B
Brian Barden moves from PH to 3B
Skip Schumaker moves from 2B to LF
t8 0-10 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence B. Thompson 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t8 0-10 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman B. Thompson -0% 100% Walk
t8 0-10 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee B. Thompson 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Berkman to 2B
t8 0-10 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada B. Thompson 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 10-0, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 1-2-3
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Wesley Wright pitching and batting 9th
Humberto Quintero replaces Ivan Rodriguez playing C batting 7th
b8 10-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Schumaker L. Hawkins 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 10-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Rasmus L. Hawkins 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Jason LaRue pinch hits for Albert Pujols (1B) batting 3rd
b8 10-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. LaRue L. Hawkins 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b8 10-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  STL B. Thompson L. Hawkins 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); LaRue to 3B
b8 10-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R STL R. Ankiel L. Hawkins 0% 100% Single to 1B (Ground Ball); LaRue Scores; Thompson to 2B
b8 11-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O STL Y. Molina L. Hawkins 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 11.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-11, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 6-7-8
Jason LaRue moves from PH to 1B
t9 0-11 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU G. Blum B. Thompson 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t9 0-11 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU H. Quintero B. Thompson 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Blum to 2B
t9 0-11 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  R HOU M. Bourn B. Thompson 0% 100% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Blum Scores
Jason Smith pinch hits for LaTroy Hawkins (P) batting 9th
t9 1-11 1 --3 3,(0-2)  RO HOU J. Smith B. Thompson 0% 100% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF-CF); Bourn Scores
t9 2-11 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU K. Matsui B. Thompson 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 11.

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