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Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 7:04PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 16,038, Time of Game: 2:58
Nationals
4
68-43
 Won 5 
1st
at Astros
3
36-76
 Lost 4 
6th, 30½ GB
W: Gio Gonzalez (14-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Nationals       1  2  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    4  7  0
Astros          1  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  1    3  9  1

Washington Nationals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .258 .309 .338 .646 14 8 -0.044 0.93 0.053 -0.098 -0.5 3 4 2B
Bryce Harper CF 3 1 0 0 2 2 5 .251 .331 .411 .742 22 10 0.005 1.31 0.114 -0.109 0.1 1 0
Ryan Zimmerman 3B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .278 .346 .460 .806 16 12 0.031 1.02 0.108 -0.077 -0.0 0 1 2B
Adam LaRoche 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .271 .345 .516 .860 23 12 -0.071 0.71 0.025 -0.097 -0.9 12 0
Mike Morse LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .294 .318 .440 .758 16 11 -0.148 0.90 0.009 -0.157 -1.4 0 0 GDP
   Roger Bernadina LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .362 .379 .741 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jayson Werth RF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .303 .407 .445 .853 18 11 0.162 0.85 0.189 -0.027 1.4 4 0 2B
Danny Espinosa SS 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .244 .314 .399 .712 13 3 0.053 1.14 0.069 -0.016 0.7 0 7 IW
Kurt Suzuki C 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 .217 .253 .283 .537 15 9 0.001 1.39 0.083 -0.082 -0.2 6 1 HBP
Gio Gonzalez P 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .116 .133 .209 .343 10 10 0.114 0.96 0.205 -0.091 0.7 1 1 HR
Team Totals 33 4 7 2 8 7 42 .212 .381 .394 .775 147 86 0.103 1.02 0.855 -0.754 -0.3 27 14
2B: S Lombardozzi (14, off A Galarraga); J Werth (6, off A Galarraga); R Zimmerman (25, off C Fick).
HR: G Gonzalez (1, off A Galarraga, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
IBB: D Espinosa (1, by C Fick).
HBP: K Suzuki (4, by A Galarraga).
TB: G Gonzalez 4; R Zimmerman 3; S Lombardozzi 2; J Werth 2; M Morse; D Espinosa.
GIDP: M Morse (7).
RBI: G Gonzalez 2 (4).
2-out RBI: G Gonzalez 2.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Espinosa-S Lombardozzi-A LaRoche.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Altuve 2B 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .300 .354 .421 .775 21 11 0.173 1.49 0.240 -0.067 0.7 1 4 2B,SB
Matt Downs 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .209 .253 .379 .632 14 7 -0.329 2.64 0.030 -0.358 -1.2 0 4
Steve Pearce 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .280 .360 .441 .801 9 7 -0.022 1.22 0.077 -0.098 -0.1 9 1 HBP,GDP
Justin Maxwell RF 3 0 2 1 1 1 4 .253 .329 .500 .829 18 10 0.129 1.43 0.157 -0.028 1.0 0 0
J.D. Martinez LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .237 .311 .377 .688 6 3 -0.004 1.59 0.082 -0.087 -0.0 3 0
   C.J. Fick P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Chris Snyder PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .173 .298 .298 .596 5 3 -0.081 3.19 0.000 -0.081 -0.4
   Rhiner Cruz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Carlos Corporan C 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .273 .327 .432 .758 10 7 -0.116 1.68 0.017 -0.133 -0.8 10 0 SF
Brandon Barnes CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .143 .143 .143 .286 9 7 -0.017 1.04 0.059 -0.076 -0.3 2 0
Marwin Gonzalez SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .247 .292 .342 .633 12 9 -0.131 1.39 0.000 -0.131 -0.7 1 3
Armando Galarraga P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 5 -0.034 0.69 0.000 -0.034 -0.2 0 0
   Xavier Cedeno P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ben Francisco LF 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .255 .307 .415 .722 7 5 0.034 1.09 0.049 -0.015 0.8 0 0
   Brian Bogusevic PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .302 .314 .616 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 34 3 9 3 2 7 38 .265 .316 .294 .610 117 74 -0.398 1.56 0.711 -1.108 -1.3 27 13
2B: J Altuve (27, off G Gonzalez).
SF: C Corporan (1, off G Gonzalez).
HBP: S Pearce (2, by G Gonzalez).
TB: J Altuve 3; J Maxwell 2; B Francisco; S Pearce; J Martinez; M Downs; B Barnes.
GIDP: S Pearce (3).
RBI: J Maxwell (37); B Francisco (7); C Corporan (7).
2-out RBI: B Francisco.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Gonzalez-J Altuve-S Pearce.
E: M Downs (6).
Baserunning
SB: J Altuve (23, 2nd base off G Gonzalez/K Suzuki).

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
Gio Gonzalez, W (14-6) 9 9 3 3 2 7 0 3.32 38 117 74 45 10 19 14 14 8 0 62 0.398 1.56 1.3
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 2 7 0 3.00 38 117 74 45 10 19 14 14 8 0 62 0.398 1.56 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
Armando Galarraga, L (0-2) 5 6 3 3 6 5 1 4.70 26 101 55 31 9 15 7 7 2 0 42 -0.268 0.99 -2.5
Xavier Cedeno 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.94 3 12 8 2 2 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 0.215 2.51 2.3
C.J. Fick 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 5.87 10 30 19 10 4 5 5 2 1 0 0 0 -0.066 0.90 -0.0
Rhiner Cruz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.41 3 4 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.016 0.21 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 3 8 7 1 3.00 42 147 86 46 15 25 15 11 3 0 42 3 0 -0.103 1.02 0.3
A Galarraga faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: G Gonzalez (1); A Galarraga (1).
WP: G Gonzalez (9); C Fick (3).
HBP: A Galarraga (2; K Suzuki); G Gonzalez (4; S Pearce).
IBB: C Fick (1; D Espinosa).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Angel Hernandez, 1B - Ed Hickox, 2B - Chris Conroy, 3B - Mark Carlson.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: 16,038.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Downs G. Gonzalez 24% 100% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t2 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR WSN G. Gonzalez A. Galarraga 21% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Suzuki Scores
b9 3-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Altuve G. Gonzalez -14% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bogusevic to 3B; Altuve to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t7 3-2 2 --3 3,(0-2)  R WSN J. Werth C. Fick 12% 82% Reached on E5 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Zimmerman Scores/No RBI/unER; Werth to 2B
b8 2-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Snyder G. Gonzalez 8% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)

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' Armando Galarraga facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  WSN S. Lombardozzi A. Galarraga 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  WSN B. Harper A. Galarraga 6% 59% Walk; Lombardozzi to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman A. Galarraga -2% 57% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Lombardozzi out at Hm/3B-C; Harper to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 4,(2-2)  R WSN A. LaRoche A. Galarraga 5% 62% Balk; Harper Scores; Zimmerman to 2B
t1 1-0 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O WSN A. LaRoche A. Galarraga -3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O WSN M. Morse A. Galarraga -3% 56% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Nationals' Gio Gonzalez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU J. Altuve G. Gonzalez -6% 50% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-1 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Downs G. Gonzalez 4% 54% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b1 0-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU S. Pearce G. Gonzalez -5% 49% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Altuve to 3B
b1 0-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Maxwell G. Gonzalez -7% 42% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Altuve Scores; Pearce to 2B
b1 1-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Martinez G. Gonzalez 4% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Pearce to 3B; Martinez to 1B
b1 1-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Corporan G. Gonzalez 5% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Nationals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Armando Galarraga facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O WSN J. Werth A. Galarraga -2% 48% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t2 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O WSN D. Espinosa A. Galarraga -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  WSN K. Suzuki A. Galarraga 1% 47% Hit By Pitch
t2 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR WSN G. Gonzalez A. Galarraga 21% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Suzuki Scores
t2 3-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  WSN S. Lombardozzi A. Galarraga 2% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t2 3-1 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O WSN B. Harper A. Galarraga -3% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Nationals' Gio Gonzalez facing 7-8-9
b2 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Barnes G. Gonzalez 2% 69% Groundout: P-1B
b2 1-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Gonzalez G. Gonzalez 2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 1-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Galarraga G. Gonzalez 1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Armando Galarraga facing 3-4-5
t3 3-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman A. Galarraga -2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 3-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O WSN A. LaRoche A. Galarraga -1% 69% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
t3 3-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  WSN M. Morse A. Galarraga 1% 70% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 3-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  WSN J. Werth A. Galarraga 3% 73% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Morse to 3B
t3 3-1 2 -23 4,(3-0)  WSN D. Espinosa A. Galarraga 1% 74% Walk
t3 3-1 2 123 6,(1-2)  O WSN K. Suzuki A. Galarraga -5% 69% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Nationals' Gio Gonzalez facing 1-2-3
b3 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Altuve G. Gonzalez 3% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU M. Downs G. Gonzalez -3% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b3 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU S. Pearce G. Gonzalez 6% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Armando Galarraga facing 9-1-2
t4 3-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN G. Gonzalez A. Galarraga -2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN S. Lombardozzi A. Galarraga -1% 71% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t4 3-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN B. Harper A. Galarraga -1% 70% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Nationals' Gio Gonzalez facing 4-5-6
b4 1-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Maxwell G. Gonzalez 3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU J. Martinez G. Gonzalez -3% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b4 1-3 1 1-- 2,(1-1)  HOU C. Corporan G. Gonzalez -2% 68% Balk; Martinez to 2B
b4 1-3 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  HOU C. Corporan G. Gonzalez -3% 65% Wild Pitch; Martinez to 3B
b4 1-3 1 --3 6,(3-2)  RO HOU C. Corporan G. Gonzalez -2% 63% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Martinez Scores
b4 2-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Barnes G. Gonzalez 1% 65% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Armando Galarraga facing 3-4-5
t5 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN R. Zimmerman A. Galarraga -2% 62% Lineout: CF
t5 3-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN A. LaRoche A. Galarraga 3% 65% Walk
t5 3-2 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO WSN M. Morse A. Galarraga -5% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Nationals' Gio Gonzalez facing 8-9-1
b5 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Gonzalez G. Gonzalez 3% 63% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b5 2-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU A. Galarraga G. Gonzalez 2% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Altuve G. Gonzalez -2% 63% Walk
b5 2-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Downs G. Gonzalez -2% 62% Altuve Steals 2B
b5 2-3 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Downs G. Gonzalez 5% 67% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Armando Galarraga facing 6-7-8
t6 3-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  WSN J. Werth A. Galarraga 4% 71% Walk
t6 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  WSN D. Espinosa A. Galarraga 6% 76% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Werth to 2B
t6 3-2 0 12- 5,(3-1)  WSN K. Suzuki A. Galarraga 7% 83% Walk; Werth to 3B; Espinosa to 2B
Xavier Cedeno replaces Armando Galarraga pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-2 0 123 3,(0-2)  O WSN G. Gonzalez X. Cedeno -6% 77% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm (Weak 3B); Espinosa to 3B; Suzuki to 2B
t6 3-2 1 123 3,(1-1)  O WSN S. Lombardozzi X. Cedeno -8% 69% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t6 3-2 2 123 6,(3-2)  O WSN B. Harper X. Cedeno -7% 62% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Nationals' Gio Gonzalez facing 3-4-5
b6 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU S. Pearce G. Gonzalez 4% 66% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b6 2-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Maxwell G. Gonzalez -4% 61% Walk
b6 2-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Martinez G. Gonzalez 5% 66% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b6 2-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Corporan G. Gonzalez 4% 70% Lineout: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' C.J. Fick facing 3-4-5
C.J. Fick replaces J.D. Martinez (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Ben Francisco replaces Xavier Cedeno (P) playing LF batting 9th
t7 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  WSN R. Zimmerman C. Fick 7% 77% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t7 3-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  WSN A. LaRoche C. Fick 4% 81% Wild Pitch; Zimmerman to 3B
t7 3-2 0 --3 3,(1-1)  O WSN A. LaRoche C. Fick -5% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-2 1 --3 3,(1-1)  O WSN M. Morse C. Fick -7% 69% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t7 3-2 2 --3 3,(0-2)  R WSN J. Werth C. Fick 12% 82% Reached on E5 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Zimmerman Scores/No RBI/unER; Werth to 2B
t7 4-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  WSN D. Espinosa C. Fick 0% 82% Intentional Walk
t7 4-2 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O WSN K. Suzuki C. Fick -3% 79% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Nationals' Gio Gonzalez facing 7-8-9
b7 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Barnes G. Gonzalez 4% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Gonzalez G. Gonzalez 3% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Francisco G. Gonzalez 2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' C.J. Fick facing 9-1-2
t8 4-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN G. Gonzalez C. Fick -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN S. Lombardozzi C. Fick -1% 85% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t8 4-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  WSN B. Harper C. Fick 1% 86% Walk
t8 4-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O WSN R. Zimmerman C. Fick -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Nationals' Gio Gonzalez facing 1-2-3
b8 2-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Altuve G. Gonzalez 4% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b8 2-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Downs G. Gonzalez 3% 91% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b8 2-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU S. Pearce G. Gonzalez -3% 89% Hit By Pitch
b8 2-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Maxwell G. Gonzalez -4% 85% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line); Pearce to 2B
Chris Snyder pinch hits for C.J. Fick (P) batting 5th
b8 2-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Snyder G. Gonzalez 8% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Rhiner Cruz facing 4-5-6
Rhiner Cruz replaces Chris Snyder (PH) pitching and batting 5th
t9 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN A. LaRoche R. Cruz -1% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN M. Morse R. Cruz -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 4-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN J. Werth R. Cruz -0% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Nationals' Gio Gonzalez facing 6-7-8
Roger Bernadina replaces Mike Morse playing LF batting 5th
b9 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Corporan G. Gonzalez 4% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b9 2-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Barnes G. Gonzalez -6% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b9 2-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Gonzalez G. Gonzalez 6% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B; Barnes to 2B
b9 2-4 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R HOU B. Francisco G. Gonzalez -5% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Barnes Scores
Brian Bogusevic pinch runs for Ben Francisco (LF) batting 9th
b9 3-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Altuve G. Gonzalez -14% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bogusevic to 3B; Altuve to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b9 3-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Downs G. Gonzalez 24% 100% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 4, Astros 3.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU201208080
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