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Saturday, July 18, 2009, 7:05PM
, Nationals Park
Attendance: 36,014, Time of Game: 3:15
Cubs
6
46-43
 Won 3 
2nd, 2 GB
at Nationals
5
26-64
 Lost 4 
5th, 25 GB
W: Randy Wells (5-4)
S: Kevin Gregg (18)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  2   0  0  3   0  1  0    6 11  1
Nationals       2  2  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    5 10  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kosuke Fukudome CF-RF 4 1 2 0 1 0 .258 .806 32 20 0.108 0.77 0.147 -0.038 0.8 4 0 3B
Ryan Theriot SS 5 0 1 2 0 1 .294 .771 17 12 0.040 0.91 0.143 -0.103 0.7 1 5 3B
Derrek Lee 1B 5 1 1 0 0 2 .285 .877 24 19 -0.081 1.01 0.081 -0.162 -0.9 9 1 2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .317 .856 17 13 0.070 1.31 0.139 -0.069 0.5 2 3
Milton Bradley RF 4 0 1 0 0 3 .239 .741 15 12 -0.159 1.53 0.034 -0.193 -1.3 2 0 CS
   Reed Johnson CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .741 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 1 1 3 0 3 .234 .719 15 11 0.256 1.49 0.335 -0.079 1.3 2 0 HR
   Aaron Heilman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kevin Gregg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Fontenot 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .236 .686 13 10 0.128 0.60 0.162 -0.034 0.9 3 2 HR
Koyie Hill C 4 1 2 0 0 1 .220 .617 14 10 -0.009 0.83 0.050 -0.059 0.2 2 2 2B
Randy Wells P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 2 2 -0.037 0.92 0.000 -0.037 -0.3 1 0 SH
   Jeff Baker PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .471 3 2 -0.026 0.91 0.000 -0.026 -0.2
   Angel Guzman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sean Marshall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .462 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Carlos Marmol P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sam Fuld PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .368 .981 6 3 -0.013 0.46 0.000 -0.013 -0.2 1 0
Team Totals 37 6 11 6 1 10 .297 .937 158 114 0.277 1.02 1.091 -0.813 1.6 27 13
2B: K Hill (4, off J Zimmermann); D Lee (16, off J Zimmermann).
3B: K Fukudome (4, off J Bergmann); R Theriot (3, off J Zimmermann).
HR: M Fontenot (7, off J Bergmann; 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF-RF); A Soriano (15, off J Zimmermann; 6th inn, 2 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
SH: R Wells (3, off J Zimmermann).
TB: M Fontenot 5; A Soriano 4; K Fukudome 4; R Theriot 3; K Hill 3; D Lee 2; A Ramirez; M Bradley.
RBI: A Soriano 3 (36); R Theriot 2 (34); M Fontenot (29).
2-out RBI: M Fontenot.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: M Bradley (2).
Baserunning
CS: M Bradley (1, 2nd base by J Bergmann/W Nieves).

Washington Nationals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nyjer Morgan CF 5 2 3 1 0 0 .290 .725 16 11 0.160 1.49 0.248 -0.088 1.7 1 0 2B
Nick Johnson 1B 4 1 3 1 1 0 .307 .841 29 17 0.166 1.37 0.230 -0.065 1.8 6 1 SB
Ryan Zimmerman 3B 3 0 1 2 0 0 .285 .820 11 7 -0.057 1.97 0.054 -0.111 -0.6 1 3 2·SF
Adam Dunn LF 2 0 1 1 3 1 .262 .937 25 10 0.230 1.96 0.240 -0.010 1.9 1 0 2B
Josh Willingham RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .950 26 15 -0.072 2.83 0.157 -0.229 0.0 2 0 2·HBP
   Joe Beimel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Willie Harris 2B-RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .768 26 17 -0.318 2.45 0.000 -0.318 -1.9 4 0
Alberto Gonzalez SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .804 16 12 -0.314 2.37 0.000 -0.314 -2.1 0 5
Wil Nieves C 5 1 2 0 0 0 .267 .626 16 12 -0.061 1.17 0.058 -0.118 -0.3 11 1 2B
Jordan Zimmermann P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .327 4 3 -0.027 0.70 0.000 -0.027 -0.4 0 0 SH
   Sean Burnett P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Austin Kearns PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .195 .644 8 4 0.017 2.12 0.017 0.000 0.1
   Jason Bergmann P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ronnie Belliard PH-2B 0 1 0 0 1 0 .190 .531 6 2 0.053 1.14 0.053 0.000 0.3 0 1
Team Totals 33 5 10 5 6 1 .303 .813 183 110 -0.223 1.86 1.057 -1.280 0.6 27 12
2B: W Nieves (6, off A Guzman); N Morgan (10, off R Wells); A Dunn (17, off R Wells).
SF: R Zimmerman 2 (5, 1 off K Gregg, 1 off R Wells).
SH: J Zimmermann (6, off R Wells).
HBP: J Willingham 2 (10, by C Marmol, by R Wells).
TB: N Morgan 4; W Nieves 3; N Johnson 3; A Dunn 2; R Zimmerman.
RBI: R Zimmerman 2 (55); A Dunn (63); N Morgan (30); N Johnson (40).
2-out RBI: N Johnson; N Morgan.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Nieves-W Harris.
E: W Harris (3).
Baserunning
SB: N Johnson (2, 2nd base off R Wells/K Hill).
Pickoffs: N Johnson (1st base by K Hill).

Chicago Cubs

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
Randy Wells, W (5-4) 5 7 4 4 1 1 0 3.00 23 85 53 36 2 15 6 14 8 0 37 -0.169 0.78 -1.5
Angel Guzman, H (8) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.48 4 22 15 11 3 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.011 1.40 0.1
Sean Marshall, H (6) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.88 4 20 11 5 1 5 2 1 1 0 2 0 -0.004 2.22 0.0
Carlos Marmol, H (21) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.45 3 14 6 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.188 5.18 0.9
Aaron Heilman, H (7) 0.1 1 1 1 2 0 0 4.40 4 18 10 7 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 -0.209 2.27 -1.1
Kevin Gregg, S (18) 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.25 6 29 17 13 0 4 2 3 0 0 3 1 0.407 4.48 1.1
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 6 1 0 5.00 44 188 112 75 8 29 12 23 12 0 37 7 1 0.224 1.86 -0.6

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
Jordan Zimmermann, L (3-5) 5.1 6 5 4 1 8 1 4.63 24 100 74 45 13 16 7 8 3 0 45 -0.308 1.12 -2.3
Sean Burnett 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.72 3 8 6 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.030 0.96 0.3
Jason Bergmann 2 4 1 1 0 2 1 6.05 9 37 25 14 6 5 2 5 2 0 0 0 -0.035 0.97 -0.0
Joe Beimel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 3 13 9 6 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.037 0.49 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 6 5 1 10 2 5.00 39 158 114 69 20 25 14 14 6 0 45 0 0 -0.276 1.02 -1.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: C Marmol (8; J Willingham); R Wells (4; J Willingham).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - D.J. Reyburn, 1B - Mike Estabrook, 2B - Paul Emmel, 3B - Gary Darling.
Time of Game: 3:15.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 7mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 2-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RRR CHC A. Soriano J. Zimmermann 33% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Lee Scores; Ramirez Scores/unER
b8 5-6 2 123 8,(3-2)  O WSN J. Willingham K. Gregg 20% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 4-5 2 123 5,(2-2)  O WSN A. Gonzalez C. Marmol 15% 75% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Harris to 2B
b7 4-5 1 123 3,(2-0)  O WSN W. Harris C. Marmol 15% 60% Groundout: 1B-C/Forceout at Hm (Weak 1B); Dunn to 3B; Willingham to 2B
t3 0-4 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  RR CHC R. Theriot J. Zimmermann 14% 33% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Hill Scores; Fukudome Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome J. Zimmermann -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Zimmermann -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee J. Zimmermann -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Nationals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Nationals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  WSN N. Morgan R. Wells -6% 39% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  WSN N. Johnson R. Wells -6% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Morgan to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO WSN R. Zimmerman R. Wells 2% 35% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Morgan Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  WSN A. Dunn R. Wells -1% 34% Johnson Steals 2B
b1 1-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R WSN A. Dunn R. Wells -9% 25% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Johnson Scores
b1 2-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  O WSN J. Willingham R. Wells 2% 27% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b1 2-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O WSN W. Harris R. Wells 2% 30% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Nationals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC A. Ramirez J. Zimmermann 4% 34% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-2 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. Bradley J. Zimmermann -4% 30% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Zimmermann -3% 27% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot J. Zimmermann -2% 25% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Nationals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN A. Gonzalez R. Wells 2% 26% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  WSN W. Nieves R. Wells -2% 25% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b2 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O WSN J. Zimmermann R. Wells 1% 26% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Nieves to 2B
b2 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R WSN N. Morgan R. Wells -8% 18% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Nieves Scores; Morgan to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b2 3-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R WSN N. Johnson R. Wells -5% 13% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Morgan Scores
b2 4-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O WSN R. Zimmerman R. Wells 1% 14% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Nationals 4.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann facing 8-9-1
t3 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC K. Hill J. Zimmermann 4% 18% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t3 0-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Wells J. Zimmermann -2% 16% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Hill to 3B
t3 0-4 1 --3 8,(3-2)  CHC K. Fukudome J. Zimmermann 2% 18% Walk
t3 0-4 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  RR CHC R. Theriot J. Zimmermann 14% 33% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Hill Scores; Fukudome Scores
t3 2-4 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. Lee J. Zimmermann -7% 25% Fielder's Choice 3B; Theriot out at Hm/3B-C
t3 2-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Zimmermann -2% 23% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 4-5-6
b3 4-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  WSN A. Dunn R. Wells -2% 21% Walk
b3 4-2 0 1-- 5,(0-2)  WSN J. Willingham R. Wells -4% 17% Hit By Pitch; Dunn to 2B
b3 4-2 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O WSN W. Harris R. Wells 1% 18% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Dunn to 3B
b3 4-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O WSN A. Gonzalez R. Wells 5% 24% Fielder's Choice SS; Dunn out at Hm/SS-C-3B-P; Willingham to 2B
b3 4-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O WSN W. Nieves R. Wells 3% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 4.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann facing 5-6-7
t4 2-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC M. Bradley J. Zimmermann -3% 24% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Zimmermann -2% 22% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-4 2 --- 5,(0-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot J. Zimmermann -1% 21% Foul Lineout: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 9-1-2
b4 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN J. Zimmermann R. Wells 2% 22% Lineout: 2B
b4 4-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O WSN N. Morgan R. Wells 1% 24% Flyball: CF
b4 4-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN N. Johnson R. Wells -1% 23% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b4 4-2 2 1-- 5,(3-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman R. Wells 2% 24% Johnson Picked off 1B (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 4.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann facing 8-9-1
t5 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Hill J. Zimmermann -3% 21% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Wells J. Zimmermann -2% 20% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t5 2-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC K. Fukudome J. Zimmermann 2% 21% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t5 2-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Zimmermann -3% 18% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 3-4-5
b5 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN R. Zimmerman R. Wells 1% 20% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b5 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN A. Dunn R. Wells 1% 21% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN J. Willingham R. Wells 1% 21% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 4.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann facing 3-4-5
t6 2-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC D. Lee J. Zimmermann 8% 30% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t6 2-4 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  CHC A. Ramirez J. Zimmermann 10% 40% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B); Lee to 3B
t6 2-4 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Bradley J. Zimmermann -9% 31% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RRR CHC A. Soriano J. Zimmermann 33% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Lee Scores; Ramirez Scores/unER
Sean Burnett replaces Jordan Zimmermann pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Fontenot S. Burnett 3% 67% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t6 5-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Hill S. Burnett -3% 64% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
Jeff Baker pinch hits for Randy Wells (P) batting 9th
t6 5-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC J. Baker S. Burnett -3% 61% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Nationals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Nationals Batting, Behind 4-5, Cubs' Angel Guzman facing 6-7-8
Angel Guzman replaces Jeff Baker (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-5 0 --- 11,(3-2)  O WSN W. Harris A. Guzman 4% 65% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b6 4-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN A. Gonzalez A. Guzman 3% 68% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b6 4-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  WSN W. Nieves A. Guzman -4% 64% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
Austin Kearns pinch hits for Sean Burnett (P) batting 9th
b6 4-5 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  WSN A. Kearns A. Guzman -2% 62% Walk
Sean Marshall replaces Angel Guzman pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-5 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O WSN N. Morgan S. Marshall 8% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Nationals 4.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-4, Nationals' Jason Bergmann facing 1-2-3
Jason Bergmann replaces Austin Kearns (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC K. Fukudome J. Bergmann 11% 81% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t7 5-4 0 --3 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Bergmann -5% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 5-4 1 --3 7,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee J. Bergmann -7% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-4 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Bergmann -4% 64% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Nationals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Nationals Batting, Behind 4-5, Cubs' Sean Marshall facing 2-3-4
b7 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O WSN N. Johnson S. Marshall 5% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 4-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  WSN R. Zimmerman S. Marshall -5% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b7 4-5 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  WSN A. Dunn S. Marshall -7% 56% Walk; Zimmerman to 2B
Carlos Marmol replaces Sean Marshall pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-5 1 12- 6,(3-2)  WSN J. Willingham C. Marmol -12% 44% Hit By Pitch; Zimmerman to 3B; Dunn to 2B
b7 4-5 1 123 3,(2-0)  O WSN W. Harris C. Marmol 15% 60% Groundout: 1B-C/Forceout at Hm (Weak 1B); Dunn to 3B; Willingham to 2B
b7 4-5 2 123 5,(2-2)  O WSN A. Gonzalez C. Marmol 15% 75% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Harris to 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 5, Nationals 4.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-4, Nationals' Jason Bergmann facing 5-6-7
t8 5-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Bradley J. Bergmann 3% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 5-4 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO CHC A. Soriano J. Bergmann -7% 71% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Bradley Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t8 5-4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R CHC M. Fontenot J. Bergmann 14% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t8 6-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC K. Hill J. Bergmann 1% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Sam Fuld pinch hits for Carlos Marmol (P) batting 9th
t8 6-4 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC S. Fuld J. Bergmann -1% 84% Lineout: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Nationals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Nationals Batting, Behind 4-6, Cubs' Aaron Heilman facing 8-9-1
Aaron Heilman replaces Alfonso Soriano (LF) pitching and batting 6th
Sam Fuld moves from PH to LF
b8 4-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN W. Nieves A. Heilman 4% 88% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
Ronnie Belliard pinch hits for Jason Bergmann (P) batting 9th
b8 4-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN R. Belliard A. Heilman -5% 83% Walk
b8 4-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  WSN N. Morgan A. Heilman -11% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Belliard to 3B/Adv on E9
b8 4-6 1 1-3 9,(3-2)  WSN N. Johnson A. Heilman -9% 63% Walk; Morgan to 2B
Kevin Gregg replaces Aaron Heilman pitching and batting 6th
b8 4-6 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO WSN R. Zimmerman K. Gregg 7% 70% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Belliard Scores; Morgan to 3B
b8 5-6 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  WSN A. Dunn K. Gregg -6% 64% Walk; Johnson to 2B
b8 5-6 2 123 8,(3-2)  O WSN J. Willingham K. Gregg 20% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Cubs 6, Nationals 5.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-5, Nationals' Joe Beimel facing 1-2-3
Joe Beimel replaces Josh Willingham (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Ronnie Belliard moves from PH to 2B
Willie Harris moves from 2B to RF
t9 6-5 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome J. Beimel -2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 6-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Beimel -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t9 6-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee J. Beimel -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Nationals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Nationals Batting, Behind 5-6, Cubs' Kevin Gregg facing 6-7-8
Reed Johnson replaces Milton Bradley (RF) playing CF batting 5th
Kosuke Fukudome moves from CF to RF
b9 5-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN W. Harris K. Gregg 9% 89% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b9 5-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O WSN A. Gonzalez K. Gregg 6% 95% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
b9 5-6 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O WSN W. Nieves K. Gregg 5% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Nationals 5.

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