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@LAA
4
5
TBR
@BAL
11
3
MIN
@CHW
1
6
TOR
@CLE
4
8
TEX
@DET
4
6
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@KCR
4
6
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@OAK
1
0
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@ARI
3
1
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@ATL
5
8
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@CIN
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2
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@COL
7
5
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@FLA
1
2
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@MIL
8
5
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@SDP
1
6
HOU
@STL
0
3
Sunday, April 12, 2009, 1:17PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 36,310, Time of Game: 2:10
Astros
0
1-5
 Lost 4 
6th, 3½ GB
at Cardinals
3
5-2
 Won 4 
1st
W: Kyle Lohse (2-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   2  1  0   0  0  X    3  6  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kazuo Matsui 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .240 .761 9 6 -0.008 0.65 0.036 -0.043 -0.1 2 5
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .348 1.012 15 11 -0.062 0.95 0.021 -0.083 -0.6 1 0
Lance Berkman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .760 13 7 -0.094 0.94 0.000 -0.094 -1.0 10 0
Carlos Lee LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .670 8 5 -0.043 0.54 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 0 0
Miguel Tejada SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .519 6 5 -0.074 0.97 0.000 -0.074 -0.7 1 3
Geoff Blum 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .833 12 9 -0.048 0.65 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 0 1
Ivan Rodriguez C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .670 20 11 -0.029 0.38 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 7 0
Michael Bourn CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .318 .757 16 8 -0.011 0.88 0.037 -0.048 -0.1 3 0
Wandy Rodriguez P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 7 5 -0.032 0.66 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 0 2
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 6 4 -0.034 1.51 0.000 -0.034 -0.4
Team Totals 30 0 3 0 0 4 .100 .200 112 71 -0.435 0.78 0.094 -0.528 -4.4 24 12
TB: M Bourn; H Pence; K Matsui.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Matsui-M Tejada-L Berkman.

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker 2B-LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .772 12 9 -0.103 0.77 0.000 -0.103 -1.2 2 1 GDP
Khalil Greene SS 4 1 3 1 0 0 .280 .677 9 8 0.104 0.53 0.119 -0.015 1.6 0 2 SB
Albert Pujols 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 .375 1.292 16 8 0.041 0.66 0.064 -0.024 -0.1 5 1
Ryan Ludwick RF 3 0 1 1 1 1 .389 1.228 20 13 0.134 0.88 0.161 -0.027 1.4 4 0
Chris Duncan LF 3 0 1 1 0 1 .300 .990 7 6 0.045 0.78 0.055 -0.010 0.0 2 0 2B
   Brendan Ryan 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .697 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Joe Thurston PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 1.319 4 3 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.3 0 0
Yadier Molina C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .780 10 7 -0.079 0.89 0.000 -0.079 -1.1 5 0
David Freese 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .214 .607 15 8 -0.077 0.94 0.000 -0.077 -1.0 1 0
   Brian Barden 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Colby Rasmus CF 2 1 0 0 1 1 .222 .614 13 5 -0.008 0.58 0.022 -0.030 -0.1 5 0
Kyle Lohse P 2 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .400 9 9 0.015 0.58 0.027 -0.013 -0.1 3 1 SH
Team Totals 28 3 6 3 3 7 .214 .540 115 76 0.068 0.71 0.448 -0.382 -0.9 27 7
2B: C Duncan (2, off W Rodriguez).
SH: K Lohse (1, off W Rodriguez).
TB: K Greene 3; C Duncan 2; R Ludwick; K Lohse.
GIDP: S Schumaker (1).
RBI: C Duncan (4); K Greene (4); R Ludwick (5).
2-out RBI: K Greene.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: K Greene (1, 2nd base off J Valverde/I Rodriguez).

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
Wandy Rodriguez, L (0-1) 6 5 3 3 3 4 0 3.00 25 91 58 33 5 20 10 8 5 0 51 -0.083 0.89 -0.1
Tim Byrdak 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 11 8 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.012 0.15 0.5
Jose Valverde 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 13 10 6 1 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.006 0.13 0.5
Team Totals 8 6 3 3 3 7 0 3.38 32 115 76 42 9 25 11 11 6 0 51 0 0 -0.065 0.71 0.9

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
Kyle Lohse, W (2-0) 9 3 0 0 0 4 0 1.13 30 112 71 46 6 19 9 17 4 0 85 0.435 0.78 4.4
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 0 4 0 0.00 30 112 71 46 6 19 9 17 4 0 85 0.435 0.78 4.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Hallion, 1B - Phil Cuzzi, 2B - Ed Hickox, 3B - Jerry Crawford.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 53° F, Wind 16mph from Right to Left.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Kazuo Matsui 2B 1 Skip Schumaker 2B
2 Hunter Pence RF 2 Khalil Greene SS
3 Lance Berkman 1B 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Carlos Lee LF 4 Ryan Ludwick RF
5 Miguel Tejada SS 5 Chris Duncan LF
6 Geoff Blum 3B 6 Yadier Molina C
7 Ivan Rodriguez C 7 David Freese 3B
8 Michael Bourn CF 8 Colby Rasmus CF
9 Wandy Rodriguez P 9 Kyle Lohse P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez 15% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive); Greene Scores; Pujols to 3B; Ludwick to 2B/Adv on throw
b5 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R STL K. Greene W. Rodriguez 7% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Rasmus Scores
b4 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez 6% 67% Walk; Greene to 2B
b3 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO STL S. Schumaker W. Rodriguez -6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  STL C. Duncan W. Rodriguez 4% 57% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)

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' Kyle Lohse facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU K. Matsui K. Lohse -4% 46% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence K. Lohse 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU L. Berkman K. Lohse 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU C. Lee K. Lohse 2% 55% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL S. Schumaker W. Rodriguez -2% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL K. Greene W. Rodriguez -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez -1% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Tejada K. Lohse 2% 52% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum K. Lohse 2% 54% Lineout: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez K. Lohse 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  STL C. Duncan W. Rodriguez 4% 57% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b2 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina W. Rodriguez -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); Duncan to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O STL D. Freese W. Rodriguez -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Bourn K. Lohse 3% 53% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU W. Rodriguez K. Lohse 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui K. Lohse 1% 55% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Rasmus W. Rodriguez -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b3 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL K. Lohse W. Rodriguez 3% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO STL S. Schumaker W. Rodriguez -6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence K. Lohse 3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman K. Lohse 2% 55% Groundout: P unassisted (P's Left)
t4 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Lee K. Lohse 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL K. Greene W. Rodriguez 4% 60% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b4 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez 6% 67% Walk; Greene to 2B
b4 0-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez 15% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive); Greene Scores; Pujols to 3B; Ludwick to 2B/Adv on throw
b4 1-0 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RO STL C. Duncan W. Rodriguez 1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Pujols Scores; Ludwick to 3B
b4 2-0 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O STL Y. Molina W. Rodriguez -4% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b4 2-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Freese W. Rodriguez -3% 76% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada K. Lohse 3% 79% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t5 0-2 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU G. Blum K. Lohse 2% 81% Lineout: 2B (Deep 2B)
t5 0-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez K. Lohse 1% 82% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL C. Rasmus W. Rodriguez 2% 84% Walk
b5 2-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL K. Lohse W. Rodriguez -1% 83% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Rasmus to 2B
b5 2-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker W. Rodriguez -2% 81% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R STL K. Greene W. Rodriguez 7% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Rasmus Scores
b5 3-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez -1% 87% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 8-9-1
t6 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Bourn K. Lohse 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU W. Rodriguez K. Lohse 1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 0-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui K. Lohse 1% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
b6 3-0 0 --- 9,(3-2)  STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez 1% 93% Walk
b6 3-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Duncan W. Rodriguez -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina W. Rodriguez -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ludwick to 2B
b6 3-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O STL D. Freese W. Rodriguez -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 2-3-4
Brendan Ryan replaces Chris Duncan (LF) playing 2B batting 5th
Brian Barden replaces David Freese playing 3B batting 7th
Skip Schumaker moves from 2B to LF
t7 0-3 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence K. Lohse 2% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t7 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman K. Lohse 1% 94% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t7 0-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Lee K. Lohse 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 8-9-1
Tim Byrdak replaces Wandy Rodriguez pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL C. Rasmus T. Byrdak -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL K. Lohse T. Byrdak -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Schumaker T. Byrdak -0% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 5-6-7
t8 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada K. Lohse 2% 95% Groundout: 2B-P
t8 0-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU G. Blum K. Lohse 1% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 0-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU I. Rodriguez K. Lohse 1% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 2-3-4
Jose Valverde replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL K. Greene J. Valverde 0% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b8 3-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL A. Pujols J. Valverde -0% 97% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b8 3-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick J. Valverde -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Joe Thurston pinch hits for Brendan Ryan (2B) batting 5th
b8 3-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL J. Thurston J. Valverde 0% 97% Greene Steals 2B
b8 3-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Thurston J. Valverde -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 8-9-1
Joe Thurston moves from PH to 2B
t9 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn K. Lohse -4% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Jose Valverde (P) batting 9th
t9 0-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU D. Erstad K. Lohse 3% 97% Strikeout Looking
t9 0-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU K. Matsui K. Lohse 2% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 0-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU H. Pence K. Lohse -2% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bourn to 2B
t9 0-3 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O HOU L. Berkman K. Lohse 3% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

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