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@BOS
2
3
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@KCR
4
2
BAL
@MIN
5
1
TEX
@NYY
2
9
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@SEA
3
5
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@TOR
2
3
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@ATL
12
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6
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@MIL
4
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4
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@SFG
3
4
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@STL
2
3
Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 7:06PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 36,562, Time of Game: 3:05
Nationals
4
45-82
 Lost 1 
5th, 29½ GB
at Cubs
9
63-61
 Won 1 
2nd, 9 GB
W: Angel Guzman (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Nationals       1  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  2    4  7  1
Cubs            0  0  2   0  0  0   1  6  X    9 13  0

Washington Nationals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Harris CF 5 1 2 1 0 1 .227 .739 21 14 -0.090 1.14 0.038 -0.128 0.7 4 0 2B
Cristian Guzman SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 .304 .743 19 11 0.110 1.13 0.172 -0.062 0.5 2 2 HBP
Ryan Zimmerman 3B 3 0 2 0 1 1 .304 .910 23 15 0.105 1.10 0.137 -0.032 1.0 0 0 2B
Adam Dunn 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .283 .990 18 13 -0.204 1.76 0.000 -0.204 -1.6 2 2
Josh Willingham LF 1 1 0 1 2 0 .300 .985 18 9 0.008 1.16 0.038 -0.030 0.3 2 0 SF
Elijah Dukes RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .239 .709 16 9 -0.088 1.06 0.036 -0.124 -0.2 2 0 GDP
Alberto Gonzalez 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 .257 .641 18 11 -0.119 1.04 0.009 -0.128 -0.2 2 1 GDP
Wil Nieves C 4 1 1 1 0 0 .261 .609 14 10 0.002 1.01 0.057 -0.055 -0.3 9 0
Livan Hernandez P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .122 .265 7 6 -0.037 1.23 0.000 -0.037 -0.3 0 2 SH
   Mike Morse PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .625 3 3 -0.021 0.79 0.000 -0.021 -0.1
   Jason Bergmann P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ron Villone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jorge Sosa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Saul Rivera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Ronnie Belliard PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .691 4 3 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.5
Team Totals 30 4 7 4 5 9 .233 .651 161 104 -0.338 1.13 0.487 -0.825 -0.8 24 7
2B: W Harris (15, off C Marmol); R Zimmerman (29, off J Grabow).
SF: J Willingham (2, off R Harden).
SH: L Hernandez (9, off R Harden).
HBP: C Guzman (1, by R Harden).
TB: R Zimmerman 3; W Harris 3; E Dukes; W Nieves; C Guzman.
GIDP: A Gonzalez (7); E Dukes (6).
RBI: W Nieves (22); C Guzman (44); W Harris (21); J Willingham (57).
2-out RBI: W Harris; C Guzman.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Dunn-C Guzman-S Rivera; C Guzman-A Gonzalez-A Dunn.
E: E Dukes (6).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Theriot SS 4 1 1 0 1 1 .295 .745 28 14 -0.009 1.13 0.081 -0.089 -0.1 1 5
Milton Bradley RF 4 2 1 3 1 2 .259 .799 31 18 0.298 1.15 0.337 -0.039 2.9 0 0 HR
Derrek Lee 1B 5 0 1 2 0 2 .290 .908 24 17 -0.036 0.62 0.027 -0.063 1.3 6 1 2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 .320 .920 20 14 -0.045 0.98 0.051 -0.096 -0.1 1 1
Kosuke Fukudome CF 4 1 2 0 1 0 .278 .859 21 10 0.069 0.82 0.117 -0.049 0.1 3 0 2B,GDP
   Sam Fuld CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .761 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .240 .723 20 15 -0.043 1.24 0.049 -0.092 -0.7 2 0
Jeff Baker 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 .283 .808 18 13 -0.148 1.34 0.039 -0.187 -0.8 5 3 GDP
Koyie Hill C 3 2 3 2 1 0 .242 .668 18 9 0.166 1.17 0.166 0.000 2.2 9 0 2B,IW
Rich Harden P 2 1 0 0 0 0 .205 .456 4 3 -0.082 1.66 0.000 -0.082 -0.8 0 0
   Angel Guzman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Aaron Miles PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .457 1 1 -0.022 2.29 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 SH
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Fontenot PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 .225 .672 3 3 0.014 0.21 0.014 0.000 1.0 2B
   Carlos Marmol P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 9 13 9 4 8 .361 .981 188 117 0.162 1.08 0.881 -0.719 4.7 27 10
2B: M Fontenot (19, off J Sosa); K Hill (9, off J Sosa); K Fukudome (29, off L Hernandez); D Lee (29, off J Sosa).
HR: M Bradley (11, off L Hernandez; 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: A Miles (3, off J Bergmann).
IBB: K Hill (6, by L Hernandez).
TB: K Hill 4; M Bradley 4; K Fukudome 3; A Ramirez 2; D Lee 2; M Fontenot 2; J Baker; A Soriano; R Theriot.
GIDP: J Baker (6); K Fukudome (11).
RBI: M Bradley 3 (35); D Lee 2 (85); K Hill 2 (18); A Ramirez (39); M Fontenot (37).
2-out RBI: M Bradley 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 6 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Ramirez-J Baker-D Lee; R Theriot-J Baker-D Lee.

Washington Nationals

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
Livan Hernandez 6 5 2 2 2 6 1 5.36 25 116 71 44 9 18 5 12 3 0 58 0.121 1.16 1.2
Jason Bergmann, L (2-3) 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 5.60 6 23 15 10 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 -0.150 2.02 -0.5
Ron Villone 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.99 1 5 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.020 0.56 -0.4
Jorge Sosa 0.1 4 5 5 2 1 0 7.13 7 35 22 15 4 3 1 3 2 0 1 1 -0.114 0.54 -5.5
Saul Rivera 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 2 9 7 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 0.000 0.01 0.4
Team Totals 8 13 9 9 4 8 1 10.12 41 188 117 75 17 25 11 18 6 0 58 3 2 -0.163 1.08 -4.7
R Villone faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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
Rich Harden 6 5 2 2 2 5 0 3.99 24 95 66 37 11 18 8 8 5 0 57 0.121 1.27 1.2
Angel Guzman, W (3-3) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.23 3 15 10 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.090 1.17 0.5
John Grabow, H (20) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.83 4 18 11 8 0 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.124 1.92 0.5
Carlos Marmol 1 1 2 2 3 2 0 3.64 7 33 17 4 2 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.18 -1.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 5 9 0 4.00 38 161 104 53 16 35 10 13 6 0 57 0 0 0.336 1.13 0.8
Balks: None.
WP: J Sosa 2 (2); R Harden (5).
HBP: R Harden (6; C Guzman).
IBB: L Hernandez (4; K Hill).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rob Drake, 1B - Bill Welke, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Tony Randazzo.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 63° F, Wind 6mph in from Centerfield, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals         Chicago Cubs
1 Willie Harris CF 1 Ryan Theriot SS
2 Cristian Guzman SS 2 Milton Bradley RF
3 Ryan Zimmerman 3B 3 Derrek Lee 1B
4 Adam Dunn 1B 4 Aramis Ramirez 3B
5 Josh Willingham LF 5 Kosuke Fukudome CF
6 Elijah Dukes RF 6 Alfonso Soriano LF
7 Alberto Gonzalez 2B 7 Jeff Baker 2B
8 Wil Nieves C 8 Koyie Hill C
9 Livan Hernandez P 9 Rich Harden P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR CHC M. Bradley L. Hernandez 22% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Harden Scores
b6 2-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC J. Baker L. Hernandez -13% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t5 1-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R WSN C. Guzman R. Harden -12% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Nieves Scores
b7 2-2 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R CHC M. Bradley J. Bergmann 11% 81% Fielder's Choice 3B; Hill Scores; Theriot to 2B
t8 2-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O WSN A. Dunn J. Grabow 8% 86% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Nationals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  WSN W. Harris R. Harden -3% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  WSN C. Guzman R. Harden -5% 41% Hit By Pitch; Harris to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 9,(3-2)  WSN R. Zimmerman R. Harden -7% 34% Walk; Harris to 3B; Guzman to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 6,(3-2)  O WSN A. Dunn R. Harden 6% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 123 3,(1-1)  RO WSN J. Willingham R. Harden 0% 41% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Harris Scores; Guzman to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O WSN E. Dukes R. Harden 4% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Nationals' Livan Hernandez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot L. Hernandez -2% 43% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC M. Bradley L. Hernandez -2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee L. Hernandez -1% 40% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN A. Gonzalez R. Harden 2% 42% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t2 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN W. Nieves R. Harden 2% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN L. Hernandez R. Harden 1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Nationals' Livan Hernandez facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez L. Hernandez -3% 42% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b2 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC K. Fukudome L. Hernandez 3% 45% Walk
b2 0-1 1 1-- 8,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano L. Hernandez -3% 42% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b2 0-1 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CHC J. Baker L. Hernandez -3% 39% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN W. Harris R. Harden 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN C. Guzman R. Harden 2% 43% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t3 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  WSN R. Zimmerman R. Harden -1% 42% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 1-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O WSN A. Dunn R. Harden 2% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Nationals' Livan Hernandez facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC K. Hill L. Hernandez 4% 48% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b3 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Harden L. Hernandez -4% 44% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Front of Home)
b3 0-1 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot L. Hernandez -3% 41% Flyball: RF
b3 0-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR CHC M. Bradley L. Hernandez 22% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Harden Scores
b3 2-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC D. Lee L. Hernandez 2% 65% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Lee to 2B
b3 2-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez L. Hernandez -3% 62% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Nationals 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Nationals Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN J. Willingham R. Harden 3% 65% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t4 1-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  WSN E. Dukes R. Harden -3% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t4 1-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO WSN A. Gonzalez R. Harden 7% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Nationals' Livan Hernandez facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC K. Fukudome L. Hernandez 6% 74% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b4 2-1 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CHC A. Soriano L. Hernandez -4% 70% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 2-1 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Baker L. Hernandez -3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC K. Hill L. Hernandez 1% 68% Intentional Walk
b4 2-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Harden L. Hernandez -4% 64% Foul Bunt Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Nationals Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  WSN W. Nieves R. Harden -5% 58% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 1-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O WSN L. Hernandez R. Harden 3% 61% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Nieves to 2B
t5 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O WSN W. Harris R. Harden 5% 66% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  WSN C. Guzman R. Harden -1% 65% Wild Pitch; Nieves to 3B
t5 1-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R WSN C. Guzman R. Harden -12% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Nieves Scores
t5 2-2 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman R. Harden 3% 57% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Nationals' Livan Hernandez facing 1-2-3
b5 2-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC R. Theriot L. Hernandez -3% 54% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 2-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC M. Bradley L. Hernandez -2% 52% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee L. Hernandez -2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Nationals Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 4-5-6
t6 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN A. Dunn R. Harden 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t6 2-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN J. Willingham R. Harden -4% 50% Walk
t6 2-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO WSN E. Dukes R. Harden 8% 58% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Nationals' Livan Hernandez facing 4-5-6
b6 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC A. Ramirez L. Hernandez 5% 63% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 2-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Fukudome L. Hernandez -5% 58% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 2-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHC A. Soriano L. Hernandez 5% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ramirez to 2B
b6 2-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC J. Baker L. Hernandez -13% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 7th, Nationals Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Angel Guzman facing 7-8-9
Angel Guzman replaces Rich Harden pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O WSN A. Gonzalez A. Guzman 4% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O WSN W. Nieves A. Guzman 3% 57% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Mike Morse pinch hits for Livan Hernandez (P) batting 9th
t7 2-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN M. Morse A. Guzman 2% 59% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Nationals' Jason Bergmann facing 8-9-1
Jason Bergmann replaces Mike Morse (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC K. Hill J. Bergmann 6% 65% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Aaron Miles pinch hits for Angel Guzman (P) batting 9th
b7 2-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Miles J. Bergmann -2% 62% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Hill to 2B
b7 2-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Theriot J. Bergmann 8% 70% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Hill to 3B
b7 2-2 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R CHC M. Bradley J. Bergmann 11% 81% Fielder's Choice 3B; Hill Scores; Theriot to 2B
b7 3-2 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee J. Bergmann -4% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-2 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Bergmann -4% 74% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 2, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Nationals Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' John Grabow facing 1-2-3
John Grabow replaces Aaron Miles (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O WSN W. Harris J. Grabow 6% 80% Flyball: LF
t8 2-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O WSN C. Guzman J. Grabow 4% 84% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 2-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  WSN R. Zimmerman J. Grabow -6% 78% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t8 2-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O WSN A. Dunn J. Grabow 8% 86% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 2, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Nationals' Ron Villone facing 5-6-7
Ron Villone replaces Jason Bergmann pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC K. Fukudome R. Villone 2% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
Jorge Sosa replaces Ron Villone pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Sosa -2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Baker J. Sosa 1% 88% Wild Pitch; Fukudome to 2B
b8 3-2 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  CHC J. Baker J. Sosa 3% 91% Single to 1B (Ground Ball); Fukudome to 3B
b8 3-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  CHC K. Hill J. Sosa 1% 92% Wild Pitch; Baker to 2B
b8 3-2 1 -23 6,(2-2)  RR CHC K. Hill J. Sosa 6% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Fukudome Scores; Baker Scores
Mike Fontenot pinch hits for John Grabow (P) batting 9th
b8 5-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R CHC M. Fontenot J. Sosa 1% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Hill Scores
b8 6-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Theriot J. Sosa 0% 99% Walk
b8 6-2 1 12- 8,(3-2)  CHC M. Bradley J. Sosa 0% 99% Walk; Fontenot to 3B; Theriot to 2B
b8 6-2 1 123 3,(0-2)  RR CHC D. Lee J. Sosa 1% 100% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Fontenot Scores; Theriot Scores; Bradley to 3B
Saul Rivera replaces Jorge Sosa pitching and batting 9th
b8 8-2 1 -23 2,(0-1)  R CHC A. Ramirez S. Rivera 0% 100% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Bradley Scores; Lee stays at 2B
b8 9-2 1 12- 7,(2-2)  OO CHC K. Fukudome S. Rivera -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 2, Cubs 9.
Top of the 9th, Nationals Batting, Behind 2-9, Cubs' Carlos Marmol facing 5-6-7
Carlos Marmol replaces Mike Fontenot (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Sam Fuld replaces Kosuke Fukudome playing CF batting 5th
t9 2-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN J. Willingham C. Marmol -0% 100% Walk
t9 2-9 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  WSN E. Dukes C. Marmol -0% 99% Walk; Willingham to 2B
t9 2-9 0 12- 6,(3-2)  WSN A. Gonzalez C. Marmol -1% 98% Walk; Willingham to 3B; Dukes to 2B
t9 2-9 0 123 2,(0-1)  RO WSN W. Nieves C. Marmol 1% 99% Groundout: SS-3B/Forceout at 3B (Weak SS); Willingham Scores; Gonzalez to 2B
Ronnie Belliard pinch hits for Saul Rivera (P) batting 9th
t9 3-9 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O WSN R. Belliard C. Marmol 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-9 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R WSN W. Harris C. Marmol -0% 100% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Gonzalez Scores; Nieves to 3B
t9 4-9 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O WSN C. Guzman C. Marmol 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 4, Cubs 9.

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