Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Sep 4, 2012, Cubs at Nationals Box Score and Play by Play

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
MIN
@CHW
18
9
CLE
@DET
3
2
TEX
@KCR
3
6
LAA
@OAK
6
1
BOS
@SEA
4
3
NYY
@TBR
2
5
BAL
@TOR
12
0
COL
@ATL
6
0
PHI
@CIN
1
2
SDP
@LAD
6
3
 
(11)
MIL
@MIA
8
4
HOU
@PIT
2
6
ARI
@SFG
8
6
 
(11)
NYM
@STL
1
5
CHC
@WSN
5
11
Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 7:08PM
, Nationals Park
Attendance: 17,648, Time of Game: 3:30
Cubs
5
51-84
 Lost 4 
5th, 31 GB
at Nationals
11
83-52
 Won 3 
1st
W: Edwin Jackson (9-9)
L: Chris Rusin (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   1  0  3   0  1  0    5  8  0
Nationals       2  3  0   3  0  1   1  1  X   11 19  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .267 .356 .407 .763 21 12 -0.048 0.40 0.000 -0.048 -1.0 2 0
Luis Valbuena 3B-2B 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .231 .320 .374 .694 16 8 0.024 0.41 0.039 -0.015 0.7 1 3
Anthony Rizzo 1B 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .291 .340 .456 .796 14 8 0.022 0.63 0.052 -0.031 0.2 7 0
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 2 2 3 0 1 4 .261 .316 .498 .814 12 8 -0.058 0.60 0.031 -0.089 1.6 3 1 HR,3B,GDP
Starlin Castro SS 4 0 2 2 0 1 4 .276 .312 .417 .729 17 12 0.012 0.52 0.056 -0.044 1.1 3 0 CS
Welington Castillo C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .272 .330 .456 .787 16 11 -0.036 0.35 0.000 -0.036 -0.8 7 2
Brett Jackson CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .184 .304 .402 .706 6 6 -0.012 0.24 0.000 -0.012 -0.3 1 0
   Joe Mather PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .205 .251 .314 .565 4 2 -0.010 0.19 0.000 -0.010 -0.3 0 0
Darwin Barney 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .254 .297 .363 .660 12 8 -0.014 0.27 0.000 -0.014 -0.3 0 1
   Miguel Socolovich P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Dave Sappelt PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .400 .000 .400 5 1 0.009 0.28 0.009 0.000 0.3
   Alberto Cabrera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Beliveau P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Anthony Recker PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .243 .156 .399 6 3 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
Chris Rusin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.500 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jaye Chapman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tony Campana PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .256 .296 .288 .583 6 4 -0.008 0.32 0.000 -0.008 -0.2
   Blake Parker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rafael Dolis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Adrian Cardenas 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .229 .260 .354 .614 4 3 -0.004 0.13 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 0 0
   Josh Vitters PH-3B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .079 .132 .159 .291 8 4 0.016 0.22 0.016 -0.001 0.2 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 8 5 4 10 37 .242 .324 .394 .718 147 90 -0.109 0.40 0.203 -0.314 0.7 24 8
3B: A Soriano (2, off E Jackson).
HR: A Soriano (26, off R Mattheus, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
TB: A Soriano 7; S Castro 2; A Rizzo 2; L Valbuena 2.
GIDP: A Soriano (16).
RBI: A Soriano 3 (88); S Castro 2 (67).
2-out RBI: A Soriano 2; S Castro 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: A Soriano (M Morse at 3rd base).
Baserunning
CS: S Castro (12, 2nd base by E Jackson POCS).

Washington Nationals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jayson Werth CF-RF 5 2 4 1 0 1 5 .324 .404 .478 .883 23 13 0.093 0.36 0.094 -0.001 2.1 2 0 2B
Ian Desmond SS 5 1 2 4 0 2 5 .289 .324 .504 .827 13 10 0.190 0.50 0.200 -0.010 2.0 4 2 HR,2B
Ryan Zimmerman 3B 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .282 .348 .459 .806 19 11 -0.011 0.26 0.021 -0.033 -0.1 0 1 HR
   Steve Lombardozzi 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .326 .360 .686 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Morse RF-LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .287 .317 .451 .767 15 10 0.003 0.20 0.017 -0.014 -0.7 2 0
Adam LaRoche 1B 4 2 4 2 1 0 5 .266 .338 .498 .836 19 10 0.026 0.29 0.045 -0.019 2.1 6 1 2·HR
Danny Espinosa 2B 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .257 .323 .415 .738 24 16 0.004 0.20 0.019 -0.015 0.1 1 2 2·2B,SB
Tyler Moore LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .279 .342 .515 .857 15 12 -0.005 0.42 0.033 -0.037 0.8 1 0 HR
   Tom Gorzelanny P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .900 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 0 0
   Mark DeRosa PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .147 .280 .206 .486 6 3 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.3
   Mike Gonzalez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jesus Flores C 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .223 .255 .335 .589 26 16 0.069 0.17 0.075 -0.006 0.2 10 0 HR
Edwin Jackson P 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .220 .250 .220 .470 7 6 0.019 0.18 0.020 -0.001 0.3 0 2
   Christian Garcia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bryce Harper CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .256 .325 .433 .758 1 1 0.004 0.07 0.004 0.000 0.7 1 0 2B
Team Totals 42 11 19 11 2 8 44 .452 .477 1.000 1.477 168 108 0.392 0.27 0.528 -0.136 7.2 27 8
2B: J Werth (16, off C Rusin); I Desmond (26, off C Rusin); D Espinosa 2 (31, 1 off R Dolis, 1 off J Beliveau); B Harper (20, off A Cabrera).
HR: I Desmond (20, off C Rusin, 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF); J Flores (5, off C Rusin, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); A LaRoche 2 (27, 1 off R Dolis, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF-CF, 1 off J Beliveau, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); T Moore (8, off R Dolis, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); R Zimmerman (18, off M Socolovich, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: A LaRoche 10; I Desmond 6; J Werth 5; D Espinosa 4; J Flores 4; R Zimmerman 4; T Moore 4; E Jackson 2; B Harper 2; M Morse.
RBI: I Desmond 4 (63); T Moore 2 (24); A LaRoche 2 (87); J Flores (25); J Werth (25); R Zimmerman (72).
2-out RBI: T Moore 2; A LaRoche.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Jackson-I Desmond-A LaRoche.
Baserunning
SB: D Espinosa (18, 2nd base off M Socolovich/W Castillo).

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
Chris Rusin, L (0-2) 1 8 5 5 1 1 2 9.00 11 43 27 16 5 6 0 9 3 0 17 -0.346 0.76 -5.1
Jaye Chapman 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 4 15 9 2 4 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 0.027 0.34 1.1
Blake Parker 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.59 5 17 13 7 3 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.010 0.16 0.5
Rafael Dolis 1 3 3 3 0 1 2 7.12 6 22 14 8 4 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 -0.062 0.16 -2.5
Miguel Socolovich 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 6.57 8 29 18 10 2 6 2 5 1 0 0 0 -0.014 0.07 -0.0
Alberto Cabrera 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 8.44 5 14 10 3 6 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 -0.005 0.06 -0.5
Jeff Beliveau 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 4.05 5 28 17 10 3 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 -0.002 0.01 -0.5
Team Totals 8 19 11 11 2 8 6 12.38 44 168 108 56 27 25 6 28 7 0 17 1 0 -0.392 0.27 -7.2
C Rusin faced 4 batters in the 2nd inning.

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
Edwin Jackson, W (9-9) 5.2 7 4 4 1 8 0 3.63 23 93 62 30 11 21 6 8 2 0 46 0.074 0.44 -1.3
Christian Garcia 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.013 0.46 0.2
Tom Gorzelanny 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 3.19 6 30 13 7 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.016 0.60 0.5
Ryan Mattheus 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.62 4 9 7 6 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.12 -0.5
Mike Gonzalez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.54 3 13 7 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 4 10 1 5.00 37 148 91 50 14 27 8 15 2 0 46 1 0 0.108 0.40 -0.7
Balks: None.
WP: A Cabrera (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: E Jackson (2; S Castro, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Estabrook, 1B - Larry Vanover, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Bill Miller.
Time of Game: 3:30.
Attendance: 17,648.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 82° F, Wind 4mph out to Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR WSN I. Desmond C. Rusin 16% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Werth Scores
b2 2-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R WSN J. Flores C. Rusin 8% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t4 0-5 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC A. Soriano E. Jackson 7% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Front of Home); Valbuena to 3B
b2 3-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  WSN J. Werth C. Rusin 5% 90% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Jackson to 3B
b2 3-0 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RR WSN I. Desmond C. Rusin 4% 94% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Jackson Scores; Werth 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' Edwin Jackson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. DeJesus E. Jackson 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC L. Valbuena E. Jackson 2% 54% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC A. Rizzo E. Jackson -1% 52% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Soriano E. Jackson 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Nationals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Nationals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Chris Rusin facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  WSN J. Werth C. Rusin 4% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR WSN I. Desmond C. Rusin 16% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Werth Scores
b1 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman C. Rusin -2% 72% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b1 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  WSN M. Morse C. Rusin 2% 74% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b1 2-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O WSN A. LaRoche C. Rusin -2% 72% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Morse out at 3B/LF-3B
b1 2-0 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  WSN D. Espinosa C. Rusin 1% 74% Walk; LaRoche to 2B
b1 2-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O WSN T. Moore C. Rusin -3% 71% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Nationals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Nationals' Edwin Jackson facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O CHC S. Castro E. Jackson 2% 73% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC W. Castillo E. Jackson 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC B. Jackson E. Jackson 1% 75% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Nationals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Chris Rusin facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R WSN J. Flores C. Rusin 8% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b2 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  WSN E. Jackson C. Rusin 2% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b2 3-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  WSN J. Werth C. Rusin 5% 90% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Jackson to 3B
b2 3-0 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RR WSN I. Desmond C. Rusin 4% 94% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Jackson Scores; Werth Scores
Jaye Chapman replaces Chris Rusin pitching and batting 9th
b2 5-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O WSN R. Zimmerman J. Chapman -1% 93% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
b2 5-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O WSN M. Morse J. Chapman -1% 92% Flyball: RF; Desmond to 3B
b2 5-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  WSN A. LaRoche J. Chapman 0% 93% Walk
b2 5-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O WSN D. Espinosa J. Chapman -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Nationals 5.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-5, Nationals' Edwin Jackson facing 8-9-1
t3 0-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Barney E. Jackson 1% 93% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
Tony Campana pinch hits for Jaye Chapman (P) batting 9th
t3 0-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC T. Campana E. Jackson 1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC D. DeJesus E. Jackson 0% 94% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Nationals 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cubs' Blake Parker facing 7-8-9
Blake Parker replaces Tony Campana (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b3 5-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O WSN T. Moore B. Parker -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 5-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN J. Flores B. Parker -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 5-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  WSN E. Jackson B. Parker 0% 93% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
b3 5-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  WSN J. Werth B. Parker 0% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive); Jackson to 2B
b3 5-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O WSN I. Desmond B. Parker -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Nationals 5.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-5, Nationals' Edwin Jackson facing 2-3-4
t4 0-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC L. Valbuena E. Jackson -2% 91% Single to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t4 0-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Rizzo E. Jackson -4% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive); Valbuena to 2B
t4 0-5 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC A. Soriano E. Jackson 7% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Front of Home); Valbuena to 3B
t4 0-5 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R CHC S. Castro E. Jackson -3% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive); Valbuena Scores
t4 1-5 2 1-- 1,(0-1)  O CHC W. Castillo E. Jackson 1% 92% Castro Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Nationals 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Rafael Dolis facing 3-4-5
Rafael Dolis replaces Blake Parker pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O WSN R. Zimmerman R. Dolis -1% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 5-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN M. Morse R. Dolis -0% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 5-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R WSN A. LaRoche R. Dolis 4% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b4 6-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  WSN D. Espinosa R. Dolis 0% 95% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b4 6-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  RR WSN T. Moore R. Dolis 3% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Espinosa Scores
b4 8-1 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O WSN J. Flores R. Dolis -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Nationals 8.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-8, Nationals' Edwin Jackson facing 6-7-8
t5 1-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC W. Castillo E. Jackson 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC B. Jackson E. Jackson 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-8 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC D. Barney E. Jackson 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Nationals 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Cubs' Miguel Socolovich facing 9-1-2
Miguel Socolovich replaces Darwin Barney (2B) pitching and batting 8th
Adrian Cardenas replaces Rafael Dolis (P) playing 2B batting 9th
b5 8-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN E. Jackson M. Socolovich -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b5 8-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O WSN J. Werth M. Socolovich -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b5 8-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O WSN I. Desmond M. Socolovich -0% 99% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Nationals 8.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-8, Nationals' Edwin Jackson facing 9-1-2
t6 1-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Cardenas E. Jackson 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. DeJesus E. Jackson 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-8 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC L. Valbuena E. Jackson -0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 1-8 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC A. Rizzo E. Jackson -0% 99% Walk; Valbuena to 2B
t6 1-8 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RR CHC A. Soriano E. Jackson -2% 97% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Valbuena Scores; Rizzo Scores
t6 3-8 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC S. Castro E. Jackson -2% 94% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Soriano Scores
Christian Garcia replaces Edwin Jackson pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-8 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC W. Castillo C. Garcia 1% 96% Popfly: 1B (Short 1B Line)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Nationals 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 8-4, Cubs' Miguel Socolovich facing 3-4-5
b6 8-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R WSN R. Zimmerman M. Socolovich 2% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b6 9-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O WSN M. Morse M. Socolovich -0% 97% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b6 9-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  WSN A. LaRoche M. Socolovich 0% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b6 9-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O WSN D. Espinosa M. Socolovich -0% 97% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Front of Home)
b6 9-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  WSN T. Moore M. Socolovich 0% 98% Espinosa Steals 2B
b6 9-4 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O WSN T. Moore M. Socolovich -0% 97% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Nationals 9.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-9, Nationals' Tom Gorzelanny facing 7-8-9
Tom Gorzelanny replaces Tyler Moore (LF) pitching and batting 7th
Mike Morse moves from RF to LF
Bryce Harper replaces Christian Garcia (P) playing CF batting 9th
Jayson Werth moves from CF to RF
Joe Mather pinch hits for Brett Jackson (CF) batting 7th
t7 4-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Mather T. Gorzelanny 1% 98% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
Dave Sappelt pinch hits for Miguel Socolovich (P) batting 8th
t7 4-9 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Sappelt T. Gorzelanny -1% 97% Walk
Josh Vitters pinch hits for Adrian Cardenas (2B) batting 9th
t7 4-9 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC J. Vitters T. Gorzelanny -2% 95% Walk; Sappelt to 2B
t7 4-9 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. DeJesus T. Gorzelanny 2% 97% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t7 4-9 2 12- 7,(3-2)  CHC L. Valbuena T. Gorzelanny -2% 96% Walk; Sappelt to 3B; Vitters to 2B
t7 4-9 2 123 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Rizzo T. Gorzelanny 3% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 4, Nationals 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 9-4, Cubs' Alberto Cabrera facing 8-9-1
Alberto Cabrera replaces Dave Sappelt (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Luis Valbuena moves from 3B to 2B
Josh Vitters moves from PH to 3B
Joe Mather moves from PH to CF
b7 9-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O WSN J. Flores A. Cabrera -0% 99% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b7 9-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  WSN B. Harper A. Cabrera 0% 99% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b7 9-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  WSN J. Werth A. Cabrera 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Harper to 3B
b7 9-4 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R WSN J. Werth A. Cabrera 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Harper Scores
b7 10-4 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O WSN I. Desmond A. Cabrera -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 10-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman A. Cabrera -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Nationals 10.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-10, Nationals' Ryan Mattheus facing 4-5-6
Ryan Mattheus replaces Tom Gorzelanny pitching and batting 7th
t8 4-10 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC A. Soriano R. Mattheus -1% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t8 5-10 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Castro R. Mattheus 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 5-10 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC W. Castillo R. Mattheus 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-10 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Mather R. Mattheus 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Nationals 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 10-5, Cubs' Jeff Beliveau facing 4-5-6
Jeff Beliveau replaces Alberto Cabrera pitching and batting 8th
b8 10-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O WSN M. Morse J. Beliveau -0% 100% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
b8 10-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R WSN A. LaRoche J. Beliveau 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b8 11-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  WSN D. Espinosa J. Beliveau 0% 100% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
Mark DeRosa pinch hits for Ryan Mattheus (P) batting 7th
b8 11-5 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O WSN M. DeRosa J. Beliveau -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 11-5 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O WSN J. Flores J. Beliveau -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Nationals 11.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-11, Nationals' Mike Gonzalez facing 8-9-1
Mike Gonzalez replaces Mark DeRosa (PH) pitching and batting 7th
Steve Lombardozzi replaces Ryan Zimmerman playing 3B batting 3rd
Anthony Recker pinch hits for Jeff Beliveau (P) batting 8th
t9 5-11 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC A. Recker M. Gonzalez 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t9 5-11 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Vitters M. Gonzalez 0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t9 5-11 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC D. DeJesus M. Gonzalez 0% 100% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Nationals 11.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:WAS201209040
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.