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Scores
Standings
OAK
@LAA
4
3
CLE
@BAL
5
3
TOR
@BOS
2
3
TBR
@DET
3
1
TEX
@MIN
3
0
CHW
@NYY
0
10
KCR
@SEA
4
8
HOU
@ARI
0
9
NYM
@CHC
4
11
LAD
@CIN
11
4
SDP
@FLA
7
4
PIT
@MIL
3
7
ATL
@PHI
9
1
 
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COL
@SFG
3
5
WSN
@STL
4
9
Saturday, August 29, 2009, 6:15PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 44,028, Time of Game: 2:53
Nationals
4
46-84
 Lost 2 
5th, 29½ GB
at Cardinals
9
76-55
 Won 2 
1st
L: Craig Stammen (4-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Nationals       1  0  0   1  0  1   1  0  0    4 11  1
Cardinals       0  0  3   0  4  2   0  0  X    9 11  0

Washington Nationals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Harris CF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .231 .360 .385 .745 31 17 -0.029 0.61 0.029 -0.058 -0.2 2 0
Cristian Guzman SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .304 .324 .422 .746 18 11 0.026 0.59 0.077 -0.051 0.5 0 5 3B
Ryan Zimmerman 3B 4 0 1 2 0 0 5 .302 .375 .532 .908 21 13 0.005 0.65 0.042 -0.037 0.7 3 0 SF
Adam Dunn 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .283 .415 .579 .994 9 6 -0.002 0.67 0.044 -0.046 0.4 8 0 HR
Josh Willingham LF 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .291 .399 .561 .960 21 9 0.011 0.65 0.047 -0.036 0.1 2 0
Elijah Dukes RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .244 .308 .411 .719 8 7 -0.016 0.94 0.045 -0.061 -0.8 0 0
   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
Pete Orr 2B-RF 4 0 4 0 0 0 4 .714 .625 .857 1.482 12 10 0.123 0.86 0.123 0.000 1.5 3 3 2B
Wil Nieves C 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .256 .291 .306 .596 9 7 -0.078 1.41 0.000 -0.078 -1.1 6 1 GDP
Craig Stammen P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .194 .242 .290 .533 5 5 -0.098 1.73 0.000 -0.098 -0.8 0 0
   Ron Villone P 0 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 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Morse PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .333 .556 1 1 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   Saul Rivera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ronnie Belliard PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .297 .376 .673 6 4 -0.012 0.31 0.000 -0.012 -0.5 0 1 GDP
Team Totals 35 4 11 4 3 4 39 .314 .359 .486 .845 141 90 -0.075 0.80 0.407 -0.482 -0.4 24 10
2B: P Orr (1, off M Boggs).
3B: C Guzman (7, off M Boggs).
HR: A Dunn (35, off M Boggs, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: R Zimmerman (8, off M Boggs).
TB: P Orr 5; A Dunn 5; C Guzman 4; W Harris; E Dukes; R Zimmerman.
GIDP: W Nieves (5); R Belliard (7).
RBI: R Zimmerman 2 (90); A Dunn (91); W Nieves (23).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Guzman-P Orr-A Dunn.
E: C Guzman (17).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker 2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .297 .356 .399 .755 19 12 0.021 0.58 0.069 -0.048 1.0 3 2 2·2B
Brendan Ryan SS 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .296 .339 .398 .737 25 13 -0.024 0.59 0.052 -0.076 0.3 2 7
Albert Pujols 1B 3 2 2 1 2 0 5 .319 .443 .670 1.113 22 8 0.051 0.66 0.081 -0.029 1.6 12 2 2·2B,IW
Matt Holliday LF 4 2 1 3 1 1 5 .310 .394 .516 .910 12 7 0.257 0.92 0.284 -0.027 1.1 1 0 HR,IW
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .262 .327 .444 .771 18 10 0.145 0.63 0.158 -0.014 0.4 3 0
Colby Rasmus CF 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .252 .308 .424 .731 16 13 0.108 0.92 0.154 -0.046 2.5 0 0 HR,SB
Mark DeRosa 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .261 .335 .449 .784 13 7 0.005 0.59 0.027 -0.022 0.6 0 1
Jason LaRue C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .227 .284 .293 .577 14 11 -0.076 0.81 0.000 -0.076 -2.0 5 0 GDP
Mitchell Boggs P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .077 .077 .154 .231 6 6 -0.058 1.14 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 1 1
   Joe Thurston PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229 .324 .339 .663 3 2 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   Kyle McClellan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rick Ankiel PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .230 .281 .396 .677 4 0 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.4
   Brad Thompson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 9 11 8 6 7 41 .314 .415 .600 1.015 152 89 0.427 0.70 0.826 -0.399 5.1 27 13
2B: S Schumaker 2 (30, 1 off C Stammen, 1 off J Sosa); A Pujols 2 (34, 1 off C Stammen, 1 off J Sosa).
HR: M Holliday (19, off C Stammen, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF); C Rasmus (14, off R Villone, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: M Holliday (6, by C Stammen); A Pujols (39, by J Bergmann).
TB: C Rasmus 5; S Schumaker 5; A Pujols 4; M Holliday 4; B Ryan 2; M DeRosa.
GIDP: J LaRue (2).
RBI: C Rasmus 3 (44); M Holliday 3 (86); B Ryan (28); A Pujols (109).
2-out RBI: C Rasmus 3; B Ryan; A Pujols.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Ryan-S Schumaker-A Pujols; M Boggs-B Ryan-A Pujols.
Baserunning
SB: C Rasmus (3, 2nd base off C Stammen/W Nieves).

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
Craig Stammen, L (4-7) 4.2 4 6 3 4 4 1 5.11 23 89 51 23 5 23 6 9 4 0 38 -0.266 1.11 -2.2
Ron Villone 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.19 2 12 9 6 0 3 0 2 1 0 2 2 -0.133 0.66 -2.4
Jorge Sosa 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 7.71 6 22 13 6 2 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 -0.031 0.14 -1.5
Saul Rivera 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.19 4 6 5 5 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.003 0.11 0.5
Jason Bergmann 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 5.70 6 23 11 6 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 9 5 6 7 2 5.62 41 152 89 46 9 34 12 16 9 0 38 2 2 -0.426 0.70 -5.1

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Mitchell Boggs, W (2-2) 6 8 3 3 1 1 1 4.57 26 88 56 36 4 16 13 11 3 0 44 0.055 1.01 -0.1
Kyle McClellan 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.21 4 17 9 4 0 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 -0.032 0.27 -1.4
Trever Miller 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.77 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0.020 0.88 0.5
Jason Motte 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 5.59 5 22 15 7 1 7 1 1 1 0 2 0 0.025 0.56 0.9
Brad Thompson 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.02 3 13 9 3 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.07 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 3 4 1 4.00 39 141 90 51 5 34 17 15 6 0 44 4 0 0.074 0.80 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Bergmann (4; A Pujols); C Stammen (1; M Holliday).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian O'Nora, 1B - Scott Barry, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Ron Kulpa.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: 44,028.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 11mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Willie Harris CF 1 Skip Schumaker 2B
2 Cristian Guzman SS 2 Brendan Ryan SS
3 Ryan Zimmerman 3B 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Adam Dunn 1B 4 Matt Holliday LF
5 Josh Willingham LF 5 Ryan Ludwick RF
6 Elijah Dukes RF 6 Colby Rasmus CF
7 Pete Orr 2B 7 Mark DeRosa 3B
8 Wil Nieves C 8 Jason LaRue C
9 Craig Stammen P 9 Mitchell Boggs P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR STL M. Holliday C. Stammen 28% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Ryan Scores; Pujols Scores
b5 4-2 2 -23 8,(2-2)  RRR STL C. Rasmus R. Villone 13% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Holliday Scores/unER; Ludwick Scores/unER; Rasmus Scores/Team unER
b5 3-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R STL R. Ludwick C. Stammen 12% 82% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Pujols Scores/unER/No RBI; Holliday to 3B; Ludwick to 2B
t4 1-3 1 12- 2,(0-1)  WSN P. Orr M. Boggs -8% 61% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Willingham to 3B; Dukes to 2B
t4 2-3 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O WSN C. Stammen M. Boggs 8% 69% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)

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, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O WSN W. Harris M. Boggs 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  WSN C. Guzman M. Boggs -7% 45% Triple to RF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 1 --3 4,(2-1)  RO WSN R. Zimmerman M. Boggs -2% 43% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Guzman Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  WSN A. Dunn M. Boggs -1% 42% Single to 3B (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t1 1-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O WSN J. Willingham M. Boggs 2% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Nationals' Craig Stammen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Schumaker C. Stammen 6% 51% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-1 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O STL B. Ryan C. Stammen -6% 45% Fielder's Choice SS; Schumaker out at 3B/SS-3B
b1 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Pujols C. Stammen -3% 42% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b1 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Holliday C. Stammen -2% 39% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN E. Dukes M. Boggs 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 1-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  WSN P. Orr M. Boggs -2% 39% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO WSN W. Nieves M. Boggs 5% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Nationals' Craig Stammen facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Ludwick C. Stammen 4% 48% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O STL C. Rasmus C. Stammen -4% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b2 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL M. DeRosa C. Stammen 2% 46% Rasmus Steals 2B
b2 0-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  STL M. DeRosa C. Stammen 2% 48% Walk
b2 0-1 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O STL J. LaRue C. Stammen -5% 43% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Boggs C. Stammen -5% 38% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN C. Stammen M. Boggs 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  WSN W. Harris M. Boggs -2% 38% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
t3 1-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O WSN C. Guzman M. Boggs 3% 41% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t3 1-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman M. Boggs 2% 43% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Nationals' Craig Stammen facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL S. Schumaker C. Stammen -3% 40% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  STL B. Ryan C. Stammen 3% 43% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 0-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL A. Pujols C. Stammen 4% 48% Walk; Ryan to 2B
b3 0-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR STL M. Holliday C. Stammen 28% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Ryan Scores; Pujols Scores
b3 3-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick C. Stammen -1% 74% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b3 3-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus C. Stammen -1% 74% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 1, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 4th, Nationals Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 4-5-6
t4 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN A. Dunn M. Boggs 3% 76% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t4 1-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  WSN J. Willingham M. Boggs -3% 73% Walk
t4 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  WSN E. Dukes M. Boggs -5% 69% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Willingham to 2B
t4 1-3 1 12- 2,(0-1)  WSN P. Orr M. Boggs -8% 61% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Willingham to 3B; Dukes to 2B
t4 1-3 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO WSN W. Nieves M. Boggs 0% 61% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Willingham Scores; Dukes to 3B; Orr to 2B
t4 2-3 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O WSN C. Stammen M. Boggs 8% 69% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 2, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Nationals' Craig Stammen facing 7-8-9
b4 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. DeRosa C. Stammen -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 3-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. LaRue C. Stammen -1% 65% Strikeout Looking
b4 3-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Boggs C. Stammen -1% 64% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 2, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 5th, Nationals Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 1-2-3
t5 2-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O WSN W. Harris M. Boggs 3% 68% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t5 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN C. Guzman M. Boggs 2% 70% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t5 2-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN R. Zimmerman M. Boggs 1% 71% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 2, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Nationals' Craig Stammen facing 1-2-3
b5 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL S. Schumaker C. Stammen -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL B. Ryan C. Stammen -2% 68% Lineout: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 3-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  STL A. Pujols C. Stammen 2% 70% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b5 3-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL M. Holliday C. Stammen 1% 71% Intentional Walk
b5 3-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R STL R. Ludwick C. Stammen 12% 82% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Pujols Scores/unER/No RBI; Holliday to 3B; Ludwick to 2B
Ron Villone replaces Craig Stammen pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-2 2 -23 8,(2-2)  RRR STL C. Rasmus R. Villone 13% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Holliday Scores/unER; Ludwick Scores/unER; Rasmus Scores/Team unER
b5 7-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. DeRosa R. Villone -0% 96% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Nationals 2, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 6th, Nationals Batting, Behind 2-7, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 4-5-6
t6 2-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R WSN A. Dunn M. Boggs -3% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t6 3-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O WSN J. Willingham M. Boggs 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 3-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN E. Dukes M. Boggs 1% 95% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t6 3-7 2 --- 2,(1-0)  WSN P. Orr M. Boggs -1% 94% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t6 3-7 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O WSN W. Nieves M. Boggs 2% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 3, Cardinals 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Nationals' Jorge Sosa facing 8-9-1
Jorge Sosa replaces Ron Villone pitching and batting 9th
b6 7-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. LaRue J. Sosa -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
Joe Thurston pinch hits for Mitchell Boggs (P) batting 9th
b6 7-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Thurston J. Sosa -0% 95% Popfly: 2B
b6 7-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL S. Schumaker J. Sosa 0% 95% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b6 7-3 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R STL B. Ryan J. Sosa 2% 97% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Schumaker Scores
b6 8-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  R STL A. Pujols J. Sosa 1% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Ryan Scores
b6 9-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Holliday J. Sosa -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 3, Cardinals 9.
Top of the 7th, Nationals Batting, Behind 3-9, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 9-1-2
Kyle McClellan replaces Joe Thurston (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Mike Morse pinch hits for Jorge Sosa (P) batting 9th
t7 3-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN M. Morse K. McClellan 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 3-9 1 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN W. Harris K. McClellan -1% 98% Walk
t7 3-9 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  WSN C. Guzman K. McClellan -1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Harris to 2B
t7 3-9 1 12- 5,(2-2)  R WSN R. Zimmerman K. McClellan -2% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Harris Scores; Guzman to 2B
Trever Miller replaces Kyle McClellan pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-9 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O WSN A. Dunn T. Miller 2% 97% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
Jason Motte replaces Trever Miller pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-9 2 12- 6,(3-2)  WSN J. Willingham J. Motte -2% 96% Walk; Guzman to 3B; Zimmerman to 2B
t7 4-9 2 123 4,(1-2)  O WSN E. Dukes J. Motte 3% 99% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Nationals 4, Cardinals 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 9-4, Nationals' Saul Rivera facing 5-6-7
Saul Rivera replaces Mike Morse (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 9-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ludwick S. Rivera -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 9-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  STL C. Rasmus S. Rivera 0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b7 9-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL M. DeRosa S. Rivera 0% 99% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Rasmus to 3B
b7 9-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO STL J. LaRue S. Rivera -1% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 4, Cardinals 9.
Top of the 8th, Nationals Batting, Behind 4-9, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 7-8-9
t8 4-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  WSN P. Orr J. Motte -1% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 4-9 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O WSN W. Nieves J. Motte 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
Ronnie Belliard pinch hits for Saul Rivera (P) batting 9th
t8 4-9 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  OO WSN R. Belliard J. Motte 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 4, Cardinals 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 9-4, Nationals' Jason Bergmann facing 9-1-2
Jason Bergmann replaces Elijah Dukes (RF) pitching and batting 6th
Ronnie Belliard moves from PH to 2B
Pete Orr moves from 2B to RF
Rick Ankiel pinch hits for Jason Motte (P) batting 9th
b8 9-4 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Ankiel J. Bergmann 0% 100% Walk
b8 9-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL S. Schumaker J. Bergmann 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive); Ankiel to 2B
b8 9-4 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL B. Ryan J. Bergmann 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ankiel to 3B; Schumaker to 2B
b8 9-4 1 -23 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols J. Bergmann 0% 100% Intentional Walk
b8 9-4 1 123 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Holliday J. Bergmann -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 9-4 2 123 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick J. Bergmann -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Nationals 4, Cardinals 9.
Top of the 9th, Nationals Batting, Behind 4-9, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 1-2-3
Brad Thompson replaces Rick Ankiel (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-9 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O WSN W. Harris B. Thompson 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 4-9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN C. Guzman B. Thompson 0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
t9 4-9 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman B. Thompson 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 4, Cardinals 9.

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