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TOR
@LAA
5
4
MIN
@BAL
5
2
CLE
@DET
3
1
 
(10)
OAK
@TBD
12
2
SEA
@TEX
9
4
ATL
@CIN
7
9
 
(12)
PIT
@COL
5
1
WSN
@HOU
7
6
SDP
@NYM
9
8
 
(10)
LAD
@PHI
5
2
CHC
@SFG
1
4
FLA
@STL
11
3
Thursday, August 23, 2007, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 36,407, Time of Game: 3:09
Nationals
7
58-70
 Won 1 
4th, 14 GB
at Astros
6
57-71
 Lost 1 
5th, 9 GB
W: John Lannan (2-2)
S: Chad Cordero (28)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Nationals       5  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    7 12  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  3  0   1  0  2    6  9  0

Washington Nationals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Felipe Lopez SS 4 0 0 0 1 1 .241 .660 22 13 -0.043 0.40 0.007 -0.051 -0.8 1 4
Nook Logan CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 .289 .708 13 8 0.017 0.36 0.037 -0.021 0.2 5 0
Ryan Zimmerman 3B 3 2 1 2 1 1 .271 .788 21 13 0.118 0.49 0.130 -0.012 1.2 0 3 2B,SF
Dmitri Young 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .334 .901 5 4 0.115 0.53 0.127 -0.012 1.6 5 1 2·2B
   Robert Fick PR-1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 .203 .533 5 1 0.005 0.16 0.005 0.000 0.4 3 0
Austin Kearns RF 4 1 3 1 1 0 .262 .749 20 10 0.087 0.38 0.092 -0.005 1.6 3 0 2B,IW
Ryan Church LF 4 0 0 1 0 2 .263 .765 20 14 -0.044 0.42 0.000 -0.044 -1.8 2 0 SF
Ronnie Belliard 2B 5 1 2 2 0 0 .281 .736 19 12 0.100 0.35 0.119 -0.019 1.0 3 1 HR
Brian Schneider C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .231 .650 15 9 -0.026 0.31 0.005 -0.030 -1.1 4 1
John Lannan P 2 1 1 0 0 0 .154 .385 13 8 0.008 0.28 0.017 -0.009 0.4 1 1 2B
   D'Angelo Jimenez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .157 .535 3 2 -0.012 0.45 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
   Jesus Colome P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Luis Ayala P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ray King P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wily Mo Pena PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .713 1 1 -0.007 0.28 0.000 -0.007 -0.2
   Jon Rauch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chad Cordero P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 7 12 7 4 4 .324 .913 157 95 0.318 0.39 0.539 -0.222 2.3 27 11
2B: A Kearns (29, off J Gutierrez); R Zimmerman (33, off J Gutierrez); J Lannan (1, off J Gutierrez); D Young 2 (34, 1 off M McLemore, 1 off J Gutierrez).
HR: R Belliard (8, off J Gutierrez; 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: R Zimmerman (4, off J Gutierrez); R Church (2, off M McLemore).
IBB: A Kearns (5, by M McLemore).
TB: R Belliard 5; D Young 4; A Kearns 4; R Zimmerman 2; J Lannan 2; N Logan 2; B Schneider.
RBI: R Belliard 2 (42); R Zimmerman 2 (72); D Young (68); R Church (50); A Kearns (52).
2-out RBI: R Belliard 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Young-F Lopez-J Lannan.
PB: B Schneider (4).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 .255 .693 20 13 -0.047 0.67 0.028 -0.075 -0.2 3 4
Hunter Pence CF 4 2 2 0 1 0 .328 .915 20 11 0.018 0.61 0.068 -0.050 0.6 5 0 2B
Lance Berkman 1B 3 1 1 1 2 0 .274 .868 19 8 -0.021 0.57 0.029 -0.050 -0.2 7 1 2B
Carlos Lee LF 5 2 3 5 0 0 .305 .898 15 10 0.130 0.56 0.158 -0.028 3.9 2 0 2·HR
Ty Wigginton 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .274 .784 11 7 -0.008 0.47 0.018 -0.026 0.0 0 0
   Mark McLemore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Luke Scott PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .844 1 1 -0.025 0.87 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
   Dave Borkowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brian Moehler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Orlando Palmeiro PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .597 6 4 -0.049 1.87 0.000 -0.049 -0.1
Mark Loretta SS-3B-SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 .281 .712 20 11 -0.008 0.83 0.049 -0.057 0.4 2 1
Chris Burke RF 2 0 1 0 2 1 .231 .668 22 10 0.060 0.84 0.090 -0.030 0.3 3 0
Eric Munson C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .252 .727 13 9 -0.141 1.31 0.000 -0.141 -2.0 4 0 GDP
J.C. Gutierrez P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 3 3 -0.031 1.09 0.000 -0.031 -0.5 0 1
   Eric Bruntlett PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .622 10 7 -0.035 0.63 0.000 -0.035 -0.5 1 1
   Mike Lamb PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .819 8 5 -0.023 0.77 0.000 -0.023 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 34 6 9 6 7 4 .265 .890 168 99 -0.180 0.76 0.440 -0.620 1.3 27 9
2B: L Berkman (15, off L Ayala); H Pence (26, off C Cordero).
HR: C Lee 2 (26, 1 off C Cordero, 1 off J Lannan; 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF; 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: C Lee 9; H Pence 3; L Berkman 2; C Biggio; M Loretta; C Burke.
GIDP: E Munson (4).
RBI: C Lee 5 (102); L Berkman (81).
2-out RBI: C Lee 5.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.

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
John Lannan, W (2-2) 5 5 3 3 5 2 1 4.15 23 85 48 31 4 13 9 7 2 0 42 0.023 0.62 -0.4
Jesus Colome, H (9) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.72 4 20 10 4 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.057 1.03 0.5
Luis Ayala 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.73 4 14 9 6 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 -0.025 0.52 -0.7
Ray King, H (9) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.94 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.025 0.87 0.2
Jon Rauch, H (22) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.13 4 24 15 11 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.055 1.00 0.5
Chad Cordero, S (28) 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 2.80 5 24 16 12 0 4 0 5 1 0 0 0 0.044 1.10 -1.5
Team Totals 9 9 6 6 7 4 2 6.00 41 168 99 65 8 26 11 19 4 0 42 1 0 0.179 0.76 -1.3

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
J.C. Gutierrez, L (0-1) 5 11 6 6 0 4 1 9.00 26 89 60 35 12 13 7 15 7 0 25 -0.337 0.42 -3.4
Mark McLemore 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 3.52 9 35 18 13 2 3 0 7 2 0 0 0 -0.009 0.43 0.1
Dave Borkowski 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.34 4 15 8 5 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.017 0.28 0.5
Brian Moehler 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.84 4 18 9 4 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.009 0.18 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 7 7 4 4 1 7.00 43 157 95 57 16 22 11 24 9 0 25 0 0 -0.320 0.39 -2.3
Balks: C Cordero (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: M McLemore (2; A Kearns).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Alfonso Marquez, 1B - Chuck Meriwether, 2B - Tim Timmons, 3B - Adam Dowdy.
Time of Game: 3:09.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals         Houston Astros
1 Felipe Lopez SS 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Nook Logan CF 2 Hunter Pence CF
3 Ryan Zimmerman 3B 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Dmitri Young 1B 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Austin Kearns RF 5 Ty Wigginton 3B
6 Ryan Church LF 6 Mark Loretta SS
7 Ronnie Belliard 2B 7 Chris Burke RF
8 Brian Schneider C 8 Eric Munson C
9 John Lannan P 9 J.C. Gutierrez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 3-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR WSN R. Belliard J. Gutierrez 11% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Kearns Scores
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  R WSN R. Zimmerman J. Gutierrez 11% 61% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Logan Scores
t1 1-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R WSN D. Young J. Gutierrez 9% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Zimmerman Scores
b5 1-6 2 --3 1,(0-0)  RR HOU C. Lee J. Lannan -8% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Pence Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R WSN A. Kearns J. Gutierrez 8% 77% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Young Scores

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, Astros' J.C. Gutierrez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN F. Lopez J. Gutierrez -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  WSN N. Logan J. Gutierrez 2% 50% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  R WSN R. Zimmerman J. Gutierrez 11% 61% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Logan Scores
t1 1-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R WSN D. Young J. Gutierrez 9% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Zimmerman Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R WSN A. Kearns J. Gutierrez 8% 77% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Young Scores
t1 3-0 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O WSN R. Church J. Gutierrez -2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t1 3-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR WSN R. Belliard J. Gutierrez 11% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Kearns Scores
t1 5-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  WSN B. Schneider J. Gutierrez 0% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 5-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O WSN J. Lannan J. Gutierrez -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Nationals' John Lannan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Lannan 2% 87% Flyball: CF
b1 0-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Lannan 1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman J. Lannan -1% 87% Walk
b1 0-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Lannan 1% 89% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' J.C. Gutierrez facing 1-2-3
t2 5-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O WSN F. Lopez J. Gutierrez -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t2 5-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O WSN N. Logan J. Gutierrez -1% 88% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 5-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman J. Gutierrez -0% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Nationals' John Lannan facing 5-6-7
b2 0-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Wigginton J. Lannan 2% 89% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU M. Loretta J. Lannan -2% 87% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Burke J. Lannan -3% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Loretta to 2B
b2 0-5 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU E. Munson J. Lannan 3% 87% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Loretta to 3B
b2 0-5 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Gutierrez J. Lannan 3% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' J.C. Gutierrez facing 4-5-6
t3 5-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN D. Young J. Gutierrez -1% 90% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t3 5-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  WSN A. Kearns J. Gutierrez 1% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t3 5-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O WSN R. Church J. Gutierrez -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t3 5-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  WSN R. Belliard J. Gutierrez 1% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Kearns to 3B
t3 5-0 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O WSN B. Schneider J. Gutierrez -2% 89% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Nationals' John Lannan facing 1-2-3
b3 0-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Lannan 2% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 0-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU H. Pence J. Lannan -2% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 0-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Lannan 3% 91% Baserunner Out Advancing; Pence out at 2B/C-2B
b3 0-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman J. Lannan -1% 90% Walk
b3 0-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee J. Lannan 1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' J.C. Gutierrez facing 9-1-2
t4 5-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  WSN J. Lannan J. Gutierrez 2% 94% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t4 5-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O WSN F. Lopez J. Gutierrez -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B
t4 5-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  WSN N. Logan J. Gutierrez 1% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Lannan to 3B
t4 5-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO WSN R. Zimmerman J. Gutierrez 1% 94% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Lannan Scores
t4 6-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O WSN D. Young J. Gutierrez -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 6, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-6, Nationals' John Lannan facing 5-6-7
b4 0-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU T. Wigginton J. Lannan -2% 92% Walk
b4 0-6 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Loretta J. Lannan -3% 89% Walk; Wigginton to 2B
b4 0-6 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Burke J. Lannan 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU E. Munson J. Lannan 4% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 6, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Astros' J.C. Gutierrez facing 5-6-7
t5 6-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  WSN A. Kearns J. Gutierrez 0% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t5 6-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O WSN R. Church J. Gutierrez -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t5 6-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O WSN R. Belliard J. Gutierrez -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 6-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O WSN B. Schneider J. Gutierrez -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 6, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-6, Nationals' John Lannan facing 9-1-2
Eric Bruntlett pinch hits for J.C. Gutierrez (P) batting 9th
b5 0-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU E. Bruntlett J. Lannan 1% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 0-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Biggio J. Lannan -1% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b5 0-6 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU H. Pence J. Lannan -2% 94% Walk; Biggio to 2B
b5 0-6 1 12- 2,(1-0)  HOU L. Berkman J. Lannan -2% 92% Passed Ball; Biggio to 3B; Pence to 2B
b5 0-6 1 -23 4,(2-1)  RO HOU L. Berkman J. Lannan 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B; Biggio Scores; Pence to 3B
b5 1-6 2 --3 1,(0-0)  RR HOU C. Lee J. Lannan -8% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Pence Scores
b5 3-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Wigginton J. Lannan 1% 86% Flyball: RF (Deep 2B-1B)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 6, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Astros' Mark McLemore facing 9-1-2
Mark McLemore replaces Ty Wigginton (3B) pitching and batting 5th
Mark Loretta moves from SS to 3B
Eric Bruntlett moves from PH to SS
D'Angelo Jimenez pinch hits for John Lannan (P) batting 9th
t6 6-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN D. Jimenez M. McLemore -1% 85% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t6 6-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O WSN F. Lopez M. McLemore -1% 84% Flyball: RF
t6 6-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN N. Logan M. McLemore -1% 83% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 6, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-6, Nationals' Jesus Colome facing 6-7-8
Jesus Colome replaces D'Angelo Jimenez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU M. Loretta J. Colome 3% 86% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b6 3-6 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU C. Burke J. Colome -3% 83% Walk
b6 3-6 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU E. Munson J. Colome 4% 87% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b6 3-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU E. Bruntlett J. Colome 3% 89% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 6, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Astros' Mark McLemore facing 3-4-5
t7 6-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  WSN R. Zimmerman M. McLemore 1% 91% Walk
t7 6-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  WSN D. Young M. McLemore 4% 95% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Zimmerman to 3B
t7 6-3 0 -23 4,(3-0)  WSN A. Kearns M. McLemore 0% 95% Intentional Walk
t7 6-3 0 123 5,(2-2)  RO WSN R. Church M. McLemore -0% 95% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Zimmerman Scores
t7 7-3 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O WSN R. Belliard M. McLemore -1% 94% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
Robert Fick pinch runs for Dmitri Young (1B) batting 4th
t7 7-3 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O WSN B. Schneider M. McLemore -1% 93% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 7, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-7, Nationals' Luis Ayala facing 1-2-3
Luis Ayala replaces Jesus Colome pitching and batting 9th
Robert Fick moves from PR to 1B
b7 3-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Biggio L. Ayala 2% 95% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 3-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence L. Ayala 1% 96% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
b7 3-7 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU L. Berkman L. Ayala -1% 94% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b7 3-7 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R HOU C. Lee L. Ayala -4% 90% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Berkman Scores
Ray King replaces Luis Ayala pitching and batting 9th
Luke Scott pinch hits for Mark McLemore (P) batting 5th
b7 4-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Scott R. King 3% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 7, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Astros' Dave Borkowski facing 9-1-2
Dave Borkowski replaces Luke Scott (PH) pitching and batting 5th
Wily Mo Pena pinch hits for Ray King (P) batting 9th
t8 7-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN W. Pena D. Borkowski -1% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t8 7-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  WSN F. Lopez D. Borkowski 1% 93% Walk
t8 7-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O WSN N. Logan D. Borkowski -1% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t8 7-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman D. Borkowski -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 7, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-7, Nationals' Jon Rauch facing 6-7-8
Jon Rauch replaces Wily Mo Pena (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-7 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Loretta J. Rauch 3% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-7 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Burke J. Rauch -3% 91% Walk
b8 4-7 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O HOU E. Munson J. Rauch 4% 94% Strikeout Swinging
Mike Lamb pinch hits for Eric Bruntlett (SS) batting 9th
b8 4-7 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O HOU M. Lamb J. Rauch 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 7, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 4-5-6
Brian Moehler replaces Dave Borkowski pitching and batting 5th
Mike Lamb moves from PH to 3B
Mark Loretta moves from 3B to SS
t9 7-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  WSN R. Fick B. Moehler 1% 97% Walk
t9 7-4 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O WSN A. Kearns B. Moehler -1% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t9 7-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O WSN R. Church B. Moehler -0% 96% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t9 7-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O WSN R. Belliard B. Moehler -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 7, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-7, Nationals' Chad Cordero facing 1-2-3
Chad Cordero replaces Jon Rauch pitching and batting 9th
b9 4-7 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio C. Cordero 3% 98% Flyball: CF
b9 4-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU H. Pence C. Cordero -3% 95% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b9 4-7 1 -2- HOU L. Berkman C. Cordero 0% 95% Balk; Pence to 3B
b9 4-7 1 --3 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Cordero 3% 98% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b9 4-7 2 --3 3,(1-1)  RR HOU C. Lee C. Cordero -3% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Pence Scores
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hits for Brian Moehler (P) batting 5th
b9 6-7 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU O. Palmeiro C. Cordero 5% 100% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 7, Astros 6.

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