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@DET
5
0
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5
3
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@NYY
5
3
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@OAK
2
4
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@SEA
10
1
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@TOR
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4
6
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@LAD
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@PIT
6
12
Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 7:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 30,335, Time of Game: 2:58
Nationals
5
14-19
 Lost 1 
5th, 4½ GB
at Astros
6
17-16
 Won 4 
3rd, 4½ GB
W: Doug Brocail (2-0)
L: Luis Ayala (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Nationals       0  1  0   0  2  0   1  1  0    5  9  1
Astros          0  1  1   0  1  0   1  2  X    6 12  1

Washington Nationals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Felipe Lopez 2B 5 0 0 0 0 4 5 .267 .333 .327 .660 20 14 -0.200 1.56 0.000 -0.200 -1.3 4 4
Cristian Guzman SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .305 .327 .461 .788 14 9 0.034 1.20 0.145 -0.111 0.3 0 3 2B
Ryan Zimmerman 3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .224 .257 .343 .600 16 10 0.098 0.99 0.173 -0.075 0.8 0 2 2B
Nick Johnson 1B 1 1 1 1 3 0 4 .220 .410 .462 .871 16 4 0.155 1.10 0.155 0.000 1.5 11 0 HR,2·IW
Lastings Milledge CF 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .262 .328 .361 .689 15 10 -0.150 1.49 0.000 -0.150 -1.4 2 0
Austin Kearns RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .222 .336 .325 .661 9 7 0.264 1.20 0.298 -0.034 1.2 3 0 HR
Paul Lo Duca C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .213 .315 .277 .591 15 9 -0.149 1.27 0.000 -0.149 -1.3 3 0 GDP
   Wil Nieves C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .379 .455 .517 .972 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Wily Mo Pena LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .234 .275 .250 .525 9 7 0.010 0.97 0.052 -0.042 0.0 0 0
   Willie Harris LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .333 .325 .658 6 3 -0.016 0.67 0.000 -0.016 -0.2 0 0
Shawn Hill P 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .400 .000 .400 7 3 0.002 1.42 0.028 -0.026 0.1 0 3 SH
   Jesus Colome P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Aaron Boone PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .263 .333 .447 .781 2 1 0.197 1.54 0.197 0.000 1.0 HR
   Saul Rivera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ronnie Belliard PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .211 .328 .333 .662 3 3 -0.012 0.46 0.000 -0.012 -0.1
   Luis Ayala P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 34 5 9 5 4 9 39 .265 .342 .588 .930 132 80 0.233 1.21 1.048 -0.815 0.6 24 14
2B: C Guzman (9, off S Chacon); R Zimmerman (7, off S Chacon).
HR: N Johnson (5, off S Chacon, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); A Boone (2, off S Chacon, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); A Kearns (3, off D Brocail, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: S Hill (3, off S Chacon).
IBB: N Johnson 2 (4, 2 by S Chacon).
TB: A Kearns 5; A Boone 4; N Johnson 4; R Zimmerman 3; C Guzman 2; L Milledge; W Pena.
GIDP: P Lo Duca (3).
RBI: N Johnson (17); C Guzman (15); A Kearns (14); R Zimmerman (15); A Boone (5).
2-out RBI: R Zimmerman; C Guzman.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Guzman-F Lopez-N Johnson.
E: S Hill (2).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .194 .275 .315 .590 18 8 -0.147 1.89 0.050 -0.197 -1.2 2 0
Kazuo Matsui 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .284 .338 .403 .741 23 14 -0.078 1.52 0.068 -0.147 -0.3 3 5 2B
Miguel Tejada SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .344 .379 .565 .943 18 13 -0.121 1.34 0.036 -0.157 -1.1 1 3
Lance Berkman 1B 5 4 5 1 0 0 5 .353 .428 .731 1.159 17 11 0.594 1.89 0.594 0.000 3.4 8 0 2·2B,2·SB
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 3 3 1 0 5 .279 .333 .541 .874 23 12 0.621 2.30 0.712 -0.091 2.8 0 0 2·2B
   Jose Cruz PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .250 .121 .371 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .254 .288 .432 .720 19 9 0.057 1.90 0.202 -0.145 -0.4 1 1 GDP
Ty Wigginton 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .222 .275 .333 .608 18 9 -0.103 1.67 0.021 -0.124 -0.9 1 1
J.R. Towles C 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .171 .318 .386 .703 18 7 -0.067 1.49 0.037 -0.104 -0.3 10 0 IW
Shawn Chacon P 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 .231 .333 .231 .564 9 5 0.051 1.28 0.067 -0.016 0.4 0 1 SH
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .298 .313 .383 .695 1 1 -0.074 2.90 0.000 -0.074 -0.4
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 12 5 7 4 42 .353 .463 .500 .963 164 89 0.733 1.75 1.787 -1.055 2.0 27 11
2B: L Berkman 2 (13, 1 off S Hill, 1 off S Rivera); C Lee 2 (11, 1 off L Ayala, 1 off S Hill); K Matsui (5, off S Hill).
SH: S Chacon (1, off S Hill).
IBB: J Towles (1, by S Hill).
TB: L Berkman 7; C Lee 5; K Matsui 2; M Tejada; S Chacon; H Pence.
GIDP: H Pence (2).
RBI: C Lee 3 (20); L Berkman (32); H Pence (17).
2-out RBI: C Lee 2; H Pence.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 5 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tejada-K Matsui-L Berkman.
E: T Wigginton (2).
Outfield Assists: H Pence (R Zimmerman at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: L Berkman 2 (6, 2nd base off S Hill/P Lo Duca, 3rd base off S Rivera/P Lo Duca).
Pickoffs: J Towles (2nd base by S Hill).

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
Shawn Hill 5.1 8 3 3 4 3 0 3.86 27 107 58 32 4 22 11 9 3 0 39 -0.130 1.28 -0.6
Jesus Colome 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.15 3 14 7 5 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0.077 2.43 0.5
Saul Rivera, BS (2) 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 4.50 6 23 9 7 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 -0.142 2.81 -0.5
Luis Ayala, BS (1), L (1-2) 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 4.19 6 20 15 10 0 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 -0.538 2.32 -1.5
Team Totals 8 12 6 6 7 4 0 6.75 42 164 89 54 5 30 15 16 6 0 39 1 0 -0.733 1.75 -2.0

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
Shawn Chacon 7 8 4 4 4 8 2 3.60 32 115 67 33 10 24 9 11 4 0 49 -0.195 1.16 -0.5
Doug Brocail, W (2-0) 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.89 4 12 9 5 2 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 -0.199 0.97 -0.5
Jose Valverde, S (7) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.00 3 5 4 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.161 2.12 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 4 9 3 5.00 39 132 80 41 12 27 11 15 7 0 49 0 0 -0.233 1.21 -0.6
Balks: S Rivera (1).
WP: S Chacon (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: S Chacon 2 (3; N Johnson, N Johnson); S Hill (1; J Towles).
Pickoffs: S Hill (0; J Towles, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Runge, 1B - Charlie Reliford, 2B - Angel Campos, 3B - Greg Gibson.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: 30,335.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Wind 11mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals         Houston Astros
1 Felipe Lopez 2B 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Cristian Guzman SS 2 Kazuo Matsui 2B
3 Ryan Zimmerman 3B 3 Miguel Tejada SS
4 Nick Johnson 1B 4 Lance Berkman 1B
5 Lastings Milledge CF 5 Carlos Lee LF
6 Austin Kearns RF 6 Hunter Pence RF
7 Paul Lo Duca C 7 Ty Wigginton 3B
8 Wily Mo Pena LF 8 J.R. Towles C
9 Shawn Hill P 9 Shawn Chacon P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 4-5 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  RR HOU C. Lee L. Ayala 56% 86% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Tejada Scores; Berkman Scores
t8 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R WSN A. Kearns D. Brocail -25% 25% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t7 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R WSN A. Boone S. Chacon -20% 30% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b5 2-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R HOU H. Pence S. Hill 17% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Berkman Scores; Lee to 3B
t5 2-2 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R WSN R. Zimmerman S. Chacon -15% 37% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Guzman 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' Shawn Chacon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O WSN F. Lopez S. Chacon 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN C. Guzman S. Chacon 2% 54% Groundout: P-2B-1B (Weak 2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN R. Zimmerman S. Chacon 1% 55% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Nationals' Shawn Hill facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Bourn S. Hill -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU K. Matsui S. Hill -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Tejada S. Hill -1% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Nationals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R WSN N. Johnson S. Chacon -11% 39% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN L. Milledge S. Chacon 2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  WSN A. Kearns S. Chacon -2% 39% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t2 1-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO WSN P. Lo Duca S. Chacon 5% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Nationals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Nationals' Shawn Hill facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU L. Berkman S. Hill 7% 51% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-1 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  R HOU C. Lee S. Hill 11% 61% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Berkman Scores
b2 1-1 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence S. Hill -4% 57% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
b2 1-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton S. Hill -4% 53% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b2 1-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Towles S. Hill 1% 54% Intentional Walk
b2 1-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  HOU S. Chacon S. Hill 3% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Lee to 3B; Towles to 2B
b2 1-1 2 123 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn S. Hill -8% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Nationals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Nationals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 8-9-1
t3 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN W. Pena S. Chacon 3% 53% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t3 1-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN S. Hill S. Chacon -3% 50% Walk
t3 1-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O WSN F. Lopez S. Chacon 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O WSN C. Guzman S. Chacon 3% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Nationals' Shawn Hill facing 2-3-4
b3 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU K. Matsui S. Hill 7% 62% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b3 1-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Tejada S. Hill -5% 58% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 1-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU L. Berkman S. Hill 10% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Matsui Scores
b3 2-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Lee S. Hill 2% 69% Berkman Steals 2B
b3 2-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Lee S. Hill 2% 70% Walk
b3 2-1 1 12- 4,(2-1)  OO HOU H. Pence S. Hill -8% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Nationals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN R. Zimmerman S. Chacon 3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 1-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN N. Johnson S. Chacon -3% 62% Walk
t4 1-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O WSN L. Milledge S. Chacon 4% 66% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  WSN A. Kearns S. Chacon -3% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Johnson to 2B
t4 1-2 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O WSN P. Lo Duca S. Chacon 5% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Nationals' Shawn Hill facing 7-8-9
b4 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU T. Wigginton S. Hill -2% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 2-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Towles S. Hill 2% 69% Walk
b4 2-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU S. Chacon S. Hill -2% 67% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Towles to 2B
b4 2-1 2 -2- 2,(1-1)  HOU M. Bourn S. Hill 0% 68% Towles Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Towles to 3B
b4 2-1 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn S. Hill -4% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Nationals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Nationals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  WSN W. Pena S. Chacon -5% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O WSN S. Hill S. Chacon 3% 62% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Pena to 2B
t5 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O WSN F. Lopez S. Chacon 5% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R WSN C. Guzman S. Chacon -14% 52% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Pena Scores
t5 2-2 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R WSN R. Zimmerman S. Chacon -15% 37% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Guzman Scores
t5 3-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  WSN N. Johnson S. Chacon -1% 37% Intentional Walk
t5 3-2 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O WSN L. Milledge S. Chacon 5% 41% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Zimmerman out at Hm/RF-C; Johnson to 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Nationals' Shawn Hill facing 2-3-4
b5 2-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU K. Matsui S. Hill -3% 38% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Tejada S. Hill -2% 35% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman S. Hill 2% 37% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b5 2-3 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Lee S. Hill 3% 40% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Berkman to 2B
b5 2-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R HOU H. Pence S. Hill 17% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Berkman Scores; Lee to 3B
b5 3-3 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton S. Hill -7% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Nationals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 6-7-8
t6 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN A. Kearns S. Chacon 3% 53% Popfly: 2B
t6 3-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O WSN P. Lo Duca S. Chacon 2% 56% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t6 3-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O WSN W. Pena S. Chacon 2% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Nationals' Shawn Hill facing 8-9-1
b6 3-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU J. Towles S. Hill -3% 54% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU S. Chacon S. Hill 4% 58% Walk
Jesus Colome replaces Shawn Hill pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-3 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU M. Bourn J. Colome 5% 63% Walk; Chacon to 2B
b6 3-3 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Colome -5% 58% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Chacon to 3B
b6 3-3 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Colome -8% 50% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Nationals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Shawn Chacon facing 9-1-2
Aaron Boone pinch hits for Jesus Colome (P) batting 9th
t7 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R WSN A. Boone S. Chacon -20% 30% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t7 4-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O WSN F. Lopez S. Chacon 2% 33% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O WSN C. Guzman S. Chacon 2% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 4-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  WSN R. Zimmerman S. Chacon -1% 33% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 4-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  WSN N. Johnson S. Chacon -1% 32% Wild Pitch; Zimmerman to 2B
t7 4-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  WSN N. Johnson S. Chacon -1% 31% Intentional Walk
t7 4-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O WSN L. Milledge S. Chacon 5% 36% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Nationals' Saul Rivera facing 4-5-6
Saul Rivera replaces Aaron Boone (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Willie Harris replaces Wily Mo Pena playing LF batting 8th
b7 3-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman S. Rivera 13% 49% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b7 3-4 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O HOU C. Lee S. Rivera -9% 40% Flyball: CF
b7 3-4 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  HOU H. Pence S. Rivera 7% 47% Berkman Steals 3B
b7 3-4 1 --3 4,(3-0)  HOU H. Pence S. Rivera 4% 50% Walk
b7 3-4 1 1-3 4,(2-2)  R HOU T. Wigginton S. Rivera 12% 62% Balk; Berkman Scores; Pence to 2B
b7 4-4 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU T. Wigginton S. Rivera 2% 64% Walk
b7 4-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Towles S. Rivera -7% 57% Flyball: CF
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Shawn Chacon (P) batting 9th
b7 4-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Erstad S. Rivera -7% 50% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Nationals Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 6-7-8
Doug Brocail replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R WSN A. Kearns D. Brocail -25% 25% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t8 5-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN P. Lo Duca D. Brocail 2% 27% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t8 5-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O WSN W. Harris D. Brocail 2% 29% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Ronnie Belliard pinch hits for Saul Rivera (P) batting 9th
t8 5-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN R. Belliard D. Brocail 1% 30% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 5, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Nationals' Luis Ayala facing 1-2-3
Luis Ayala replaces Ronnie Belliard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Wil Nieves replaces Paul Lo Duca playing C batting 7th
b8 4-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Bourn L. Ayala -6% 24% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b8 4-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui L. Ayala -5% 19% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-5 2 --- 4,(0-2)  HOU M. Tejada L. Ayala 4% 23% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Deep SS-2B)
b8 4-5 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU L. Berkman L. Ayala 7% 30% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Tejada to 3B
b8 4-5 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  RR HOU C. Lee L. Ayala 56% 86% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Tejada Scores; Berkman Scores
Jose Cruz pinch runs for Carlos Lee (LF) batting 5th
b8 6-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence L. Ayala -2% 84% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 5, Astros 6.
Top of the 9th, Nationals Batting, Behind 5-6, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 1-2-3
Jose Valverde replaces Doug Brocail pitching and batting 9th
Jose Cruz moves from PR to LF
t9 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN F. Lopez J. Valverde 7% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 5-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN C. Guzman J. Valverde 5% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN R. Zimmerman J. Valverde 4% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 5, Astros 6.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU200805060
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