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Brewers 8, Astros 7: Tonight's Turning Points

July 30, 2012: Milwaukee, WI, USA;  Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Nyjer Morgan (2) reacts after reaching base during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Miller Park.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
July 30, 2012: Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Nyjer Morgan (2) reacts after reaching base during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

1.) Steve Pearce's RBI double in the 8th inning: +.250 WPA
Pearce's double scored Jose Altuve and tied the game at 4.

2.) Nori Aoki's RBI single in the seventh inning: +.192
Cesar Izturis tied the game at 3 on Aoki's hit.


3.) Nyjer Morgan's homer in the seventh inning: +.187 WPA
Morgan's homerun broke up the Astros shut-out and was the start of the Brewers four-run inning

4.) Aramis Ramirez' RBI single to left in the seventh inning: +.179 WPA
It was a bit of a blooper, but Aoki knew it would hit the ground and scored the go-ahead run from second base.

5.) J.D. Martinez' game-ending ground out in the ninth inning -.161 WPA
The Astros brought the game within one and had runners on first and third. Martinez hit it to Izturis, who threw him out at first - barely.

The next five:

6.) Justin Maxwell's ninth inning RBI double +.152
7.) Jonathan Lucroy's eighth inning double +.135
8.) Cesar Izturis' seventh inning double +.134
9.) Ricke Weeks' seventh-inning-ending double play -.115
10.) Nyjer Morgan's eighth-inning sacrifice fielder's choice +.111


Source: FanGraphs