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KCR
@BOS
8
6
CLE
@CHW
10
8
NYY
@MIN
6
4
TEX
@SEA
1
3
TOR
@TBR
2
3
FLA
@ARI
14
7
ATL
@COL
6
7
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@HOU
4
9
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@MIL
5
1
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@NYM
11
2
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@PHI
6
9
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@SFG
3
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Thursday, July 9, 2009, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 25,490, Time of Game: 3:01
Nationals
4
25-59
 Lost 4 
5th, 20½ GB
at Astros
9
42-43
 Won 2 
4th, 4 GB
W: Alberto Arias (2-0)
L: John Lannan (6-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Nationals       2  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  9  0
Astros          1  0  1   0  0  4   0  3  X    9 16  1

Washington Nationals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nyjer Morgan CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .277 .349 .358 .707 15 10 -0.110 0.80 0.000 -0.110 -1.5 1 0
Nick Johnson 1B 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .299 .411 .408 .819 26 16 0.043 0.83 0.104 -0.060 0.8 11 0
Ryan Zimmerman 3B 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .292 .359 .480 .838 17 9 0.066 0.90 0.108 -0.043 0.3 0 2
Adam Dunn LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .259 .394 .532 .927 21 11 0.029 0.95 0.104 -0.075 0.3 0 0 2B
Josh Willingham RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .294 .409 .539 .948 14 8 0.013 1.14 0.075 -0.062 0.3 2 0 2B,HBP
Cristian Guzman SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .306 .320 .412 .732 11 9 -0.146 1.30 0.000 -0.146 -1.6 0 4
   Mike MacDougal P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Josh Bard C 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .281 .354 .395 .749 15 8 0.139 1.19 0.169 -0.030 1.3 5 1
Anderson Hernandez 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .256 .320 .319 .639 16 9 -0.027 0.66 0.045 -0.072 -0.4 3 4 GDP
John Lannan P 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 .133 .161 .167 .328 10 7 -0.003 0.78 0.021 -0.023 -0.2 1 1 2B,2·SH
   Jason Bergmann P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sean Burnett P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Alberto Gonzalez SS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .306 .367 .398 .765 7 3 0.004 0.11 0.004 0.000 0.3 1 0
Team Totals 32 4 9 4 4 7 39 .281 .378 .375 .753 152 90 0.008 0.92 0.630 -0.621 -0.4 24 12
2B: A Dunn (14, off R Ortiz); J Lannan (1, off R Ortiz); J Willingham (14, off A Arias).
SH: J Lannan 2 (4, 1 off J Fulchino, 1 off A Arias).
HBP: J Willingham (7, by R Ortiz).
TB: J Willingham 2; R Zimmerman 2; N Johnson 2; J Lannan 2; A Dunn 2; A Hernandez; J Bard.
GIDP: A Hernandez (4).
RBI: J Bard 2 (17); A Dunn (60); R Zimmerman (52).
2-out RBI: J Bard 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 12.

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 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .288 .362 .403 .765 16 11 0.106 1.16 0.162 -0.056 0.4 2 0 3B
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 .329 .359 .476 .836 10 6 -0.040 1.09 0.060 -0.100 -0.1 5 4 HBP
Lance Berkman 1B 4 3 2 3 1 1 5 .277 .404 .539 .943 22 13 0.046 0.67 0.093 -0.047 2.5 7 1 HR
Carlos Lee LF 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 .305 .352 .473 .825 13 10 0.074 0.67 0.109 -0.035 0.8 2 0 2B
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 2 2 1 0 5 .303 .371 .485 .856 24 13 0.061 0.92 0.116 -0.055 0.8 1 0 CS
Ivan Rodriguez C 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .249 .280 .401 .681 16 12 -0.002 0.99 0.091 -0.093 -0.8 7 2 2B
Geoff Blum 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .271 .338 .351 .689 16 11 0.156 1.09 0.186 -0.030 1.0 0 0 2B
Jeff Keppinger 2B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .269 .352 .413 .764 18 9 0.241 1.40 0.300 -0.059 1.2 2 3 3B
Russ Ortiz P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .174 .208 .304 .513 5 4 -0.032 1.33 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 0 3
   Jeff Fulchino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Matt Kata PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .200 .212 .412 5 3 -0.044 1.58 0.000 -0.044 -0.4
   Alberto Arias P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Michaels PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .176 .256 .324 .580 3 3 -0.066 1.40 0.000 -0.066 -0.5
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kazuo Matsui PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .239 .298 .315 .612 1 1 0.006 0.15 0.006 0.000 0.3
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 39 9 16 9 2 5 42 .410 .452 .667 1.119 149 96 0.506 1.00 1.123 -0.617 5.1 27 13
2B: C Lee (15, off J Lannan); G Blum (7, off J Lannan); I Rodriguez (11, off J Lannan).
3B: J Keppinger (2, off J Lannan); M Bourn (8, off J Bergmann).
HR: L Berkman (18, off M MacDougal, 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
HBP: M Tejada (8, by M MacDougal).
TB: L Berkman 5; J Keppinger 4; M Bourn 4; C Lee 4; G Blum 3; H Pence 2; I Rodriguez 2; M Tejada; K Matsui.
RBI: L Berkman 3 (54); H Pence 2 (37); J Keppinger 2 (14); M Tejada (47); M Bourn (22).
2-out RBI: L Berkman 3; H Pence.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 7 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Ortiz-M Tejada-L Berkman.
E: I Rodriguez (3).
Baserunning
CS: H Pence (6, 2nd base by J Lannan/J Bard).

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, L (6-6) 5 11 5 5 1 2 0 3.70 26 97 65 41 4 20 15 8 4 0 26 -0.379 1.27 -2.5
Jason Bergmann 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 6.89 3 9 7 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 -0.128 1.70 -1.1
Sean Burnett 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.84 5 20 13 8 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.052 0.41 1.0
Mike MacDougal 1 3 3 3 1 0 1 4.71 8 24 12 10 0 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 -0.052 0.18 -2.5
Team Totals 8 16 9 9 2 5 1 10.12 42 150 97 61 9 27 22 12 5 0 26 2 1 -0.507 1.00 -5.1
J Lannan faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.

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
Russ Ortiz 3 6 4 4 2 1 0 4.44 16 68 36 21 4 11 6 6 4 0 30 -0.268 1.27 -2.5
Jeff Fulchino 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.05 4 13 11 9 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.038 0.92 0.5
Alberto Arias, W (2-0) 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.69 8 30 16 10 2 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.074 0.67 1.0
Tim Byrdak, H (7) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.45 3 9 5 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.069 0.92 0.5
Chris Sampson, H (14) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.49 3 10 7 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.073 0.96 0.5
Jose Valverde 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.66 5 22 15 6 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.12 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 4 7 0 4.00 39 152 90 54 12 24 17 10 4 0 30 0 0 -0.008 0.92 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: R Ortiz (2).
HBP: M MacDougal (2; M Tejada); R Ortiz (4; J Willingham).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Wolf, 1B - Brian O'Nora, 2B - Fieldin Culbreth, 3B - Adrian Johnson.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: 25,490.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals         Houston Astros
1 Nyjer Morgan CF 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Nick Johnson 1B 2 Miguel Tejada SS
3 Ryan Zimmerman 3B 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Adam Dunn LF 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Josh Willingham RF 5 Hunter Pence RF
6 Cristian Guzman SS 6 Ivan Rodriguez C
7 Josh Bard C 7 Geoff Blum 3B
8 Anderson Hernandez 2B 8 Jeff Keppinger 2B
9 John Lannan P 9 Russ Ortiz P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-4 0 1-3 3,(2-0)  RR HOU J. Keppinger J. Lannan 27% 72% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Rodriguez Scores; Blum Scores
b6 4-4 1 --3 4,(2-1)  R HOU M. Bourn J. Bergmann 14% 80% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Keppinger Scores
t3 2-1 2 123 3,(1-1)  RRO WSN J. Bard R. Ortiz -14% 23% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Johnson Scores; Zimmerman Scores; Willingham to 2B; Bard out at 2B/P-SS
b6 2-4 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  HOU G. Blum J. Lannan 11% 45% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Rodriguez to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  R WSN A. Dunn R. Ortiz -10% 29% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Zimmerman 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' Russ Ortiz facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN N. Morgan R. Ortiz 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  WSN N. Johnson R. Ortiz -2% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  WSN R. Zimmerman R. Ortiz -4% 45% Wild Pitch; Johnson to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t1 0-0 1 --3 3,(2-0)  R WSN R. Zimmerman R. Ortiz -6% 40% Single to CF (Line Drive); Johnson Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  R WSN A. Dunn R. Ortiz -10% 29% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Zimmerman Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O WSN J. Willingham R. Ortiz 3% 32% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
t1 2-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O WSN C. Guzman R. Ortiz 3% 34% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Nationals 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Nationals' John Lannan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Lannan -2% 32% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b1 0-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Lannan -2% 31% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
b1 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU L. Berkman J. Lannan 1% 32% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B)
b1 0-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU C. Lee J. Lannan 2% 34% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Berkman to 2B
b1 0-2 2 12- 6,(2-2)  R HOU H. Pence J. Lannan 10% 44% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Berkman Scores; Lee to 2B
b1 1-2 2 12- 4,(0-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Lannan -4% 39% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 7-8-9
t2 2-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  WSN J. Bard R. Ortiz -3% 36% Walk
t2 2-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO WSN A. Hernandez R. Ortiz 7% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t2 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  WSN J. Lannan R. Ortiz -2% 41% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t2 2-1 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O WSN N. Morgan R. Ortiz 3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Nationals' John Lannan facing 7-8-9
b2 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Lannan -3% 41% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Keppinger J. Lannan 3% 44% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Front of Home)
b2 1-2 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU R. Ortiz J. Lannan -3% 41% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b2 1-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Lannan -3% 38% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 2-3-4
t3 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN N. Johnson R. Ortiz -3% 35% Walk
t3 2-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  WSN R. Zimmerman R. Ortiz -5% 30% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Johnson to 2B
t3 2-1 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O WSN A. Dunn R. Ortiz 5% 35% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t3 2-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  WSN J. Willingham R. Ortiz -6% 29% Hit By Pitch; Johnson to 3B; Zimmerman to 2B
t3 2-1 1 123 3,(0-2)  O WSN C. Guzman R. Ortiz 7% 36% Popfly: SS (Short LF Line)
t3 2-1 2 123 3,(1-1)  RRO WSN J. Bard R. Ortiz -14% 23% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Johnson Scores; Zimmerman Scores; Willingham to 2B; Bard out at 2B/P-SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Nationals' John Lannan facing 2-3-4
b3 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Lannan -2% 20% Lineout: P (Weak SS-2B)
b3 1-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman J. Lannan 3% 23% Walk
b3 1-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Lee J. Lannan 9% 32% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Berkman to 3B
b3 1-4 1 -23 6,(2-2)  RO HOU H. Pence J. Lannan -1% 30% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Berkman Scores; Lee to 3B
b3 2-4 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Lannan -4% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Jeff Fulchino facing 8-9-1
Jeff Fulchino replaces Russ Ortiz pitching and batting 9th
t4 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  WSN A. Hernandez J. Fulchino -3% 24% Single to 2B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B)
t4 4-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O WSN J. Lannan J. Fulchino 1% 25% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Hernandez to 2B
t4 4-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O WSN N. Morgan J. Fulchino 3% 28% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t4 4-2 2 -2- 8,(1-2)  O WSN N. Johnson J. Fulchino 3% 30% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Nationals' John Lannan facing 7-8-9
b4 2-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU G. Blum J. Lannan 8% 38% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b4 2-4 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  O HOU J. Keppinger J. Lannan -5% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Matt Kata pinch hits for Jeff Fulchino (P) batting 9th
b4 2-4 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Kata J. Lannan -4% 28% Flyball: CF
b4 2-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Bourn J. Lannan 2% 30% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Blum to 3B
b4 2-4 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Lannan -6% 24% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Alberto Arias facing 3-4-5
Alberto Arias replaces Matt Kata (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 4-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O WSN R. Zimmerman A. Arias 2% 26% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 4-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O WSN A. Dunn A. Arias 1% 27% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  WSN J. Willingham A. Arias -2% 25% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t5 4-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O WSN C. Guzman A. Arias 3% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Nationals' John Lannan facing 3-4-5
b5 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Lannan -3% 25% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b5 2-4 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Lannan -2% 23% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU H. Pence J. Lannan 2% 24% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 2-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Lannan -3% 21% Pence Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Alberto Arias facing 7-8-9
t6 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN J. Bard A. Arias 2% 23% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 4-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN A. Hernandez A. Arias -2% 21% Walk
t6 4-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O WSN J. Lannan A. Arias 1% 22% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Hernandez to 2B
t6 4-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O WSN N. Morgan A. Arias 3% 25% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Nationals' John Lannan facing 6-7-8
b6 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU I. Rodriguez J. Lannan 9% 34% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 2-4 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  HOU G. Blum J. Lannan 11% 45% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Rodriguez to 3B
b6 2-4 0 1-3 3,(2-0)  RR HOU J. Keppinger J. Lannan 27% 72% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Rodriguez Scores; Blum Scores
Jason Bergmann replaces John Lannan pitching and batting 9th
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Alberto Arias (P) batting 9th
b6 4-4 0 --3 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Michaels J. Bergmann -7% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-4 1 --3 4,(2-1)  R HOU M. Bourn J. Bergmann 14% 80% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Keppinger Scores
b6 5-4 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R HOU M. Tejada J. Bergmann 6% 85% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Bourn Scores
Sean Burnett replaces Jason Bergmann pitching and batting 9th
b6 6-4 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Burnett -2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b6 6-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Lee S. Burnett -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 6.
Top of the 7th, Nationals Batting, Behind 4-6, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 2-3-4
Tim Byrdak replaces Jason Michaels (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O WSN N. Johnson T. Byrdak 3% 86% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t7 4-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O WSN R. Zimmerman T. Byrdak 2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 4-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN A. Dunn T. Byrdak 1% 89% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-4, Nationals' Sean Burnett facing 5-6-7
b7 6-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Pence S. Burnett -1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b7 6-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez S. Burnett -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 6-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum S. Burnett -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 6.
Top of the 8th, Nationals Batting, Behind 4-6, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 5-6-7
Chris Sampson replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN J. Willingham C. Sampson 4% 91% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN C. Guzman C. Sampson 2% 93% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t8 4-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O WSN J. Bard C. Sampson 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-4, Nationals' Mike MacDougal facing 8-9-1
Mike MacDougal replaces Cristian Guzman (SS) pitching and batting 6th
Alberto Gonzalez replaces Sean Burnett (P) playing SS batting 9th
b8 6-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger M. MacDougal -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
Kazuo Matsui pinch hits for Chris Sampson (P) batting 9th
b8 6-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU K. Matsui M. MacDougal 1% 94% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b8 6-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn M. MacDougal -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 6-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Tejada M. MacDougal 0% 94% Hit By Pitch; Bourn to 2B
b8 6-4 2 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR HOU L. Berkman M. MacDougal 5% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Bourn Scores; Tejada Scores
b8 9-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Lee M. MacDougal 0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b8 9-4 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU H. Pence M. MacDougal 0% 100% Walk; Lee to 2B
b8 9-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU I. Rodriguez M. MacDougal -0% 99% Lineout: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 9.
Top of the 9th, Nationals Batting, Behind 4-9, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 8-9-1
Jose Valverde replaces Kazuo Matsui (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-9 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O WSN A. Hernandez J. Valverde 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-9 1 --- 7,(3-2)  WSN A. Gonzalez J. Valverde -0% 99% Walk
t9 4-9 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O WSN N. Morgan J. Valverde 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-9 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  WSN N. Johnson J. Valverde -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gonzalez to 3B
t9 4-9 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman J. Valverde 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 9.

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