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Sunday, September 2, 2012, 1:48PM
, Nationals Park
Attendance: 31,096, Time of Game: 3:01
Cardinals
3
72-62
 Lost 1 
2nd, 9½ GB
at Nationals
4
81-52
 Won 1 
1st
W: Ryan Mattheus (5-1)
L: Lance Lynn (13-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   2  1  0    3  7  1
Nationals       0  0  0   1  0  1   2  0  X    4 13  2

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jon Jay CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .312 .391 .410 .801 17 9 -0.098 1.32 0.013 -0.111 -0.6 5 1 HBP
Carlos Beltran RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .266 .338 .498 .836 14 9 -0.127 1.26 0.000 -0.127 -0.8 2 0
   Sam Freeman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Matt Holliday LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .305 .379 .526 .905 10 7 -0.020 0.89 0.042 -0.063 -0.1 1 0 2B
Allen Craig 1B-RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .309 .365 .556 .922 25 17 0.043 1.14 0.104 -0.060 0.5 4 0
David Freese 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .300 .370 .481 .851 19 11 -0.029 1.27 0.052 -0.081 -0.3 0 3 2B
Bryan Anderson C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .333 .667 1.000 8 6 -0.165 1.62 0.000 -0.165 -1.4 7 0
   Tony Cruz PH-C 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .257 .265 .376 .642 8 5 0.089 1.18 0.111 -0.022 0.8 0 1 2B
Pete Kozma SS 3 1 1 0 0 2 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 11 9 -0.029 0.81 0.019 -0.048 -0.3 1 2
   Matt Carpenter PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .373 .493 .866 5 2 -0.081 2.90 0.000 -0.081 -0.3 2 0
Daniel Descalso 2B-SS 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .220 .294 .321 .615 19 11 0.190 1.33 0.295 -0.104 1.4 2 2 HR
Jake Westbrook P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .192 .146 .338 9 6 -0.039 0.78 0.000 -0.039 -0.3 0 0
   Edward Mujica P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Shane Robinson PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .265 .319 .361 .679 2 2 0.042 1.12 0.042 0.000 0.2
   Lance Lynn P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .111 .071 .183 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Skip Schumaker 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .296 .358 .390 .748 2 1 -0.051 2.07 0.000 -0.051 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 7 3 1 11 37 .200 .243 .371 .615 149 95 -0.275 1.23 0.678 -0.952 -1.3 24 9
2B: M Holliday (33, off S Strasburg); D Freese (23, off R Mattheus); T Cruz (8, off R Mattheus).
HR: D Descalso (4, off S Burnett, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
HBP: J Jay (11, by R Mattheus).
TB: D Descalso 4; M Holliday 3; D Freese 2; T Cruz 2; S Robinson; P Kozma.
RBI: D Descalso 2 (19); T Cruz (11).
2-out RBI: D Descalso 2; T Cruz.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Kozma-D Descalso-A Craig.
E: D Descalso (11).
Outfield Assists: J Jay (D Espinosa at 2nd base).

Washington Nationals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roger Bernadina CF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .300 .382 .400 .782 13 10 -0.092 0.90 0.000 -0.092 -1.1 3 0
   Tyler Moore PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .347 .504 .851 4 3 -0.007 0.28 0.000 -0.007 -0.1 0 0
Bryce Harper RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .254 .324 .431 .756 20 13 0.003 0.92 0.057 -0.053 -0.2 1 1
Ryan Zimmerman 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .283 .350 .455 .804 10 8 -0.134 0.96 0.014 -0.148 -0.9 0 4 GDP
Mike Morse LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .289 .320 .456 .776 18 9 0.009 0.76 0.043 -0.033 0.0 1 0
   Eury Perez PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.014 2.91 0.014 0.000 0.1 0 0 SB
Chad Tracy 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .346 .500 .846 10 6 -0.009 1.20 0.058 -0.068 -0.2 7 1
Ian Desmond SS 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .285 .321 .495 .816 23 16 0.168 1.52 0.224 -0.056 0.7 1 0
Danny Espinosa 2B 4 0 3 1 0 1 4 .253 .318 .409 .727 9 7 0.114 1.02 0.133 -0.019 1.0 1 2
Kurt Suzuki C 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .224 .261 .302 .563 15 9 0.254 1.12 0.266 -0.013 2.1 12 0 HR
Stephen Strasburg P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .277 .333 .426 .759 9 6 -0.064 1.71 0.011 -0.075 -0.6 0 0
   Adam LaRoche PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .332 .476 .808 1 1 -0.023 1.03 0.000 -0.023 -0.5
   Sean Burnett P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ryan Mattheus P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Mark DeRosa PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .149 .284 .209 .493 7 4 -0.009 0.38 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
   Tyler Clippard P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 13 4 1 7 37 .361 .378 .444 .823 139 92 0.224 1.10 0.820 -0.596 0.2 27 8
HR: K Suzuki (3, off J Westbrook, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: K Suzuki 5; D Espinosa 3; C Tracy 2; M Morse 2; I Desmond 2; R Zimmerman; S Strasburg.
GIDP: R Zimmerman (18).
RBI: K Suzuki 2 (28); D Espinosa (49); I Desmond (59).
2-out RBI: K Suzuki; D Espinosa; I Desmond.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Harper-K Suzuki.
E: R Zimmerman (12); C Tracy (1).
Outfield Assists: B Harper (A Craig at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: E Perez (1, 3rd base off L Lynn/T Cruz).

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
Jake Westbrook 5.1 9 2 2 1 6 1 3.93 26 97 63 40 9 14 6 13 9 0 47 -0.014 0.96 -0.0
Edward Mujica 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.17 2 5 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.047 0.98 0.9
Lance Lynn, L (13-6) 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 4.08 6 23 15 10 3 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 -0.285 1.95 -1.5
Sam Freeman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.54 3 14 9 6 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.029 0.39 0.5
Team Totals 8 13 4 4 1 7 1 4.50 37 139 92 59 13 20 9 20 13 0 47 2 0 -0.223 1.10 -0.2

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
Stephen Strasburg 6 2 0 0 1 9 0 2.94 22 97 65 37 11 17 6 6 3 0 76 0.358 0.99 2.9
Sean Burnett, BS (3) 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 1 2.49 5 19 11 9 0 2 1 4 2 0 0 0 -0.280 0.93 -1.7
Ryan Mattheus, W (5-1) 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.50 7 24 14 8 1 5 2 3 2 0 1 0 0.042 1.73 -0.3
Tyler Clippard, S (29) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.69 3 9 5 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.158 2.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 1 11 1 3.00 37 149 95 56 14 25 11 13 7 0 76 1 0 0.278 1.23 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: S Strasburg (5); R Mattheus (3).
HBP: R Mattheus (2; J Jay).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Winters, 1B - Mark Wegner, 2B - Mike Muchlinski, 3B - Clint Fagan.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: 31,096.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 5mph in from Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Washington Nationals
1 Jon Jay CF 1 Roger Bernadina CF
2 Carlos Beltran RF 2 Bryce Harper RF
3 Matt Holliday LF 3 Ryan Zimmerman 3B
4 Allen Craig 1B 4 Mike Morse LF
5 David Freese 3B 5 Chad Tracy 1B
6 Bryan Anderson C 6 Ian Desmond SS
7 Pete Kozma SS 7 Danny Espinosa 2B
8 Daniel Descalso 2B 8 Kurt Suzuki C
9 Jake Westbrook P 9 Stephen Strasburg P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR STL D. Descalso S. Burnett -29% 57% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Kozma Scores
b7 2-2 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  R WSN I. Desmond L. Lynn 20% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Perez Scores; Tracy to 2B
b4 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R WSN K. Suzuki J. Westbrook 14% 66% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t4 0-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO STL B. Anderson S. Strasburg 14% 56% Fly Ball Double Play: RF (Short CF-RF); Craig out at Hm/RF-C
b7 2-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO WSN R. Zimmerman L. Lynn -12% 52% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-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, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Nationals' Stephen Strasburg facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Jay S. Strasburg 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL C. Beltran S. Strasburg 2% 54% Lineout: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  STL M. Holliday S. Strasburg -2% 52% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  STL A. Craig S. Strasburg -2% 50% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B to 3B); Holliday to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O STL D. Freese S. Strasburg 5% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Nationals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Nationals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O WSN R. Bernadina J. Westbrook -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O WSN B. Harper J. Westbrook -2% 51% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN R. Zimmerman J. Westbrook -1% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Nationals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Nationals' Stephen Strasburg facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL B. Anderson S. Strasburg 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL P. Kozma S. Strasburg 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Descalso S. Strasburg 1% 55% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Nationals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Nationals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O WSN M. Morse J. Westbrook -2% 53% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  WSN C. Tracy J. Westbrook 3% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O WSN I. Desmond J. Westbrook -3% 52% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  WSN D. Espinosa J. Westbrook 2% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Tracy to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- 8,(3-2)  WSN K. Suzuki J. Westbrook 3% 58% Walk; Tracy to 3B; Espinosa to 2B
b2 0-0 2 123 3,(0-2)  O WSN S. Strasburg J. Westbrook -8% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 0, Nationals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Nationals' Stephen Strasburg facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Westbrook S. Strasburg 2% 52% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Jay S. Strasburg 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Beltran S. Strasburg 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Nationals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Nationals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN R. Bernadina J. Westbrook -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN B. Harper J. Westbrook -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  WSN R. Zimmerman J. Westbrook 1% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  WSN M. Morse J. Westbrook 2% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Zimmerman to 2B
b3 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O WSN C. Tracy J. Westbrook -5% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Nationals 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Nationals' Stephen Strasburg facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Holliday S. Strasburg 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  STL A. Craig S. Strasburg -5% 48% Reached on E5 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Craig to 2B
t4 0-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL D. Freese S. Strasburg -6% 42% Walk, Wild Pitch; Craig to 3B
t4 0-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO STL B. Anderson S. Strasburg 14% 56% Fly Ball Double Play: RF (Short CF-RF); Craig out at Hm/RF-C
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Nationals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Nationals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 6-7-8
b4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN I. Desmond J. Westbrook -3% 53% Lineout: CF
b4 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O WSN D. Espinosa J. Westbrook -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R WSN K. Suzuki J. Westbrook 14% 66% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b4 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN S. Strasburg J. Westbrook 1% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O WSN R. Bernadina J. Westbrook -2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Nationals 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Nationals' Stephen Strasburg facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL P. Kozma S. Strasburg 3% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Descalso S. Strasburg 2% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t5 0-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL J. Westbrook S. Strasburg 1% 71% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Nationals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 2-3-4
b5 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN B. Harper J. Westbrook -2% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN R. Zimmerman J. Westbrook -1% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O WSN M. Morse J. Westbrook -1% 67% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Nationals 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Nationals' Stephen Strasburg facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL J. Jay S. Strasburg 4% 70% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
t6 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Beltran S. Strasburg 3% 73% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL M. Holliday S. Strasburg -2% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 0-1 2 1-- 8,(1-2)  O STL A. Craig S. Strasburg 4% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Nationals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 5-6-7
b6 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O WSN C. Tracy J. Westbrook -2% 73% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 1-0 1 --- 11,(3-2)  WSN I. Desmond J. Westbrook 2% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b6 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  WSN D. Espinosa J. Westbrook 3% 78% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Desmond to 2B
b6 1-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R WSN K. Suzuki J. Westbrook 9% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive); Desmond Scores; Espinosa to 2B
Edward Mujica replaces Jake Westbrook pitching and batting 9th
Adam LaRoche pinch hits for Stephen Strasburg (P) batting 9th
b6 2-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O WSN A. LaRoche E. Mujica -2% 85% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b6 2-0 2 12- 4,(0-2)  O WSN R. Bernadina E. Mujica -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Nationals 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Nationals' Sean Burnett facing 5-6-7
Sean Burnett replaces Adam LaRoche (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Freese S. Burnett 3% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
Tony Cruz pinch hits for Bryan Anderson (C) batting 6th
t7 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL T. Cruz S. Burnett 2% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t7 0-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  STL P. Kozma S. Burnett -2% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t7 0-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR STL D. Descalso S. Burnett -29% 57% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Kozma Scores
Shane Robinson pinch hits for Edward Mujica (P) batting 9th
t7 2-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  STL S. Robinson S. Burnett -2% 55% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
Ryan Mattheus replaces Sean Burnett pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Jay R. Mattheus -2% 52% Wild Pitch; Robinson to 2B
t7 2-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  STL J. Jay R. Mattheus -1% 51% Hit By Pitch
t7 2-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Beltran R. Mattheus 7% 59% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Nationals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Nationals Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 2-3-4
Lance Lynn replaces Shane Robinson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Tony Cruz moves from PH to C
b7 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  WSN B. Harper L. Lynn 6% 64% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
b7 2-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO WSN R. Zimmerman L. Lynn -12% 52% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b7 2-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  WSN M. Morse L. Lynn 2% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b7 2-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  WSN C. Tracy L. Lynn 3% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive); Morse to 2B
Eury Perez pinch runs for Mike Morse (LF) batting 4th
b7 2-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  WSN I. Desmond L. Lynn 1% 59% Perez Steals 3B
b7 2-2 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  R WSN I. Desmond L. Lynn 20% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Perez Scores; Tracy to 2B
b7 3-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RO WSN D. Espinosa L. Lynn 8% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive); Tracy Scores; Desmond to 3B; Espinosa out at 2B/CF-C-SS
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Nationals 4.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Nationals' Ryan Mattheus facing 3-4-5
Roger Bernadina moves from CF to LF
Eury Perez moves from PR to CF
t8 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Holliday R. Mattheus 4% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 2-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL A. Craig R. Mattheus 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL D. Freese R. Mattheus -3% 90% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t8 2-4 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R STL T. Cruz R. Mattheus -11% 79% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Freese Scores
Matt Carpenter pinch hits for Pete Kozma (SS) batting 7th
t8 3-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O STL M. Carpenter R. Mattheus 8% 87% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Nationals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Sam Freeman facing 8-9-1
Sam Freeman replaces Carlos Beltran (RF) pitching and batting 2nd
Matt Carpenter moves from PH to 1B
Skip Schumaker replaces Lance Lynn (P) playing 2B batting 9th
Daniel Descalso moves from 2B to SS
Allen Craig moves from 1B to RF
b8 4-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN K. Suzuki S. Freeman -1% 86% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
Mark DeRosa pinch hits for Ryan Mattheus (P) batting 9th
b8 4-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O WSN M. DeRosa S. Freeman -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Tyler Moore pinch hits for Roger Bernadina (LF) batting 1st
b8 4-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN T. Moore S. Freeman -1% 84% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Nationals 4.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Nationals' Tyler Clippard facing 8-9-1
Tyler Clippard replaces Mark DeRosa (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Tyler Moore moves from PH to LF
t9 3-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Descalso T. Clippard 7% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL S. Schumaker T. Clippard 5% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t9 3-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Jay T. Clippard 4% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Nationals 4.

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