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@BAL
6
10
TEX
@KCR
5
4
 
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@ATL
0
1
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@MIA
2
6
CHC
@WSN
2
9
Thursday, September 6, 2012, 7:06PM
, Nationals Park
Attendance: 22,447, Time of Game: 3:21
Cubs
2
51-86
 Lost 6 
5th, 31½ GB
at Nationals
9
85-52
 Won 5 
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  2
Nationals       1  3  0   3  0  2   0  0  X    9 12  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .265 .758 8 7 -0.056 0.74 0.000 -0.056 -0.7 3 0
   Joe Mather PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .201 .553 1 1 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
Luis Valbuena 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .681 17 11 -0.037 0.51 0.000 -0.037 -0.5 0 2
   Josh Vitters PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .075 .274 5 4 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Anthony Rizzo 1B 4 1 3 1 0 0 .298 .826 10 5 0.099 0.19 0.110 -0.010 1.2 4 0 HR
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .257 .802 16 10 -0.044 0.43 0.000 -0.044 -0.9 2 0
Starlin Castro SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 .278 .735 16 11 0.087 0.36 0.105 -0.018 1.3 1 1 3B,2B
Steve Clevenger C 2 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .575 7 6 -0.059 0.80 0.000 -0.059 -0.6 2 0
   Welington Castillo C 2 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .778 4 4 -0.006 0.10 0.000 -0.006 -0.6 4 0
Brett Jackson CF 3 0 1 0 1 2 .187 .715 17 10 -0.069 0.51 0.004 -0.073 -0.7 4 0 2B
Darwin Barney 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 .256 .666 6 5 0.097 0.65 0.110 -0.013 0.4 4 1 3B
Justin Germano P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .237 3 3 -0.035 1.28 0.000 -0.035 -0.4 0 2
   Tony Campana PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .576 2 2 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
   Lendy Castillo P 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 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bryan LaHair PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .785 7 5 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.6
   Miguel Socolovich P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Michael Bowden P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 1 11 .212 .720 119 84 -0.035 0.44 0.329 -0.363 -2.3 24 6
2B: B Jackson (6, off C Garcia); S Castro (21, off J Zimmermann).
3B: D Barney (4, off J Zimmermann); S Castro (11, off J Zimmermann).
HR: A Rizzo (12, off J Zimmermann; 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
TB: A Rizzo 6; S Castro 5; D Barney 3; B Jackson 2.
RBI: A Rizzo (33); D Barney (39).
2-out RBI: D Barney; A Rizzo.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Valbuena-D Barney-A Rizzo.
E: A Soriano (1); S Castro (22).

Washington Nationals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jayson Werth RF 4 1 0 0 1 2 .318 .869 30 15 -0.035 0.49 0.005 -0.040 -1.3 3 1
Bryce Harper CF 5 2 2 0 0 1 .260 .783 27 18 0.194 0.49 0.197 -0.002 2.0 0 0 3B
Ryan Zimmerman 3B 4 1 2 3 1 0 .284 .808 25 13 0.069 0.64 0.098 -0.029 2.0 0 2
Adam LaRoche 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 .270 .855 13 6 0.013 0.38 0.028 -0.014 1.7 6 1 HR,IW
   Chad Tracy 1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 .282 .851 4 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.6 1 0
Mike Morse LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 .288 .767 14 12 0.011 0.49 0.039 -0.028 0.9 2 0
   Eury Perez PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ian Desmond SS 3 1 1 0 2 0 .288 .833 16 6 -0.045 0.44 0.053 -0.097 -1.4 2 2 2B,SB,GDP
Danny Espinosa 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 .258 .745 13 9 0.015 0.41 0.031 -0.016 -0.4 1 0 SB,HBP
Kurt Suzuki C 5 2 3 3 0 0 .229 .585 23 16 0.265 0.59 0.275 -0.010 1.6 11 0 HR
Jordan Zimmermann P 1 0 0 0 1 0 .184 .531 8 4 -0.020 0.49 0.001 -0.022 -0.2 1 1 SH
   Steve Lombardozzi PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .684 2 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.4
   Tom Gorzelanny P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .900 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Christian Garcia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 9 12 8 7 6 .343 1.065 175 101 0.467 0.47 0.727 -0.258 5.2 27 7
2B: I Desmond (27, off J Germano).
3B: B Harper (7, off J Germano).
HR: K Suzuki (4, off J Germano; 2nd inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF); A LaRoche (29, off J Beliveau; 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: J Zimmermann (3, off J Germano).
IBB: A LaRoche (6, by J Germano).
HBP: D Espinosa (13, by J Germano).
TB: K Suzuki 6; A LaRoche 4; B Harper 4; R Zimmerman 2; M Morse 2; I Desmond 2; D Espinosa.
GIDP: I Desmond (14).
RBI: R Zimmerman 3 (76); K Suzuki 3 (31); A LaRoche 2 (92).
2-out RBI: R Zimmerman 2.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: J Werth (B Jackson at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: I Desmond (16, 2nd base off L Castillo/S Clevenger); D Espinosa (19, 2nd base off L Castillo/S Clevenger).

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
Justin Germano, L (2-6) 4 7 7 6 2 2 1 6.16 22 80 47 30 2 15 9 8 2 0 22 -0.459 0.89 -5.1
Lendy Castillo 1.1 2 1 1 2 1 0 10.22 8 37 21 15 0 6 0 5 3 0 0 0 0.007 0.18 0.5
Jeff Beliveau 0.2 1 1 1 1 1 1 4.50 4 11 6 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 -0.016 0.04 -1.5
Miguel Socolovich 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.08 4 24 16 11 1 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Michael Bowden 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 4.23 6 23 11 8 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 8 12 9 8 7 6 2 9.00 44 175 101 67 6 28 12 18 6 0 22 1 1 -0.467 0.47 -5.2

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
Jordan Zimmermann, W (10-8) 7 5 2 2 1 9 1 2.99 27 96 68 36 12 20 7 10 5 0 67 0.029 0.56 1.4
Tom Gorzelanny 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.16 3 9 6 4 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.3
Christian Garcia 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 14 10 4 3 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0.002 0.02 0.7
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 11 1 2.00 34 119 84 44 17 23 8 14 6 0 67 1 0 0.033 0.44 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: J Zimmermann (3); C Garcia (1).
HBP: J Germano (4; D Espinosa).
IBB: J Germano (2; A LaRoche).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Layne, 1B - Bill Miller, 2B - Mike Estabrook, 3B - Larry Vanover.
Time of Game: 3:21.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Wind 3mph out to Leftfield, Sunny.

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
b2 1-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR WSN K. Suzuki J. Germano 26% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Desmond Scores; Espinosa Scores
t2 1-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC D. Barney J. Zimmermann -11% 40% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Castro Scores
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  R CHC A. Rizzo J. Zimmermann -10% 43% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t2 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC S. Castro J. Zimmermann -10% 40% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b3 4-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO WSN I. Desmond J. Germano -10% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)

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 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. DeJesus J. Zimmermann 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC L. Valbuena J. Zimmermann 2% 54% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  R CHC A. Rizzo J. Zimmermann -10% 43% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t1 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Zimmermann 1% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Nationals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Nationals Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Justin Germano facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O WSN J. Werth J. Germano -2% 42% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
b1 0-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  WSN B. Harper J. Germano 7% 49% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b1 0-1 1 --3 5,(2-2)  RO WSN R. Zimmerman J. Germano 2% 51% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home); Harper Scores
b1 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O WSN A. LaRoche J. Germano -1% 50% Lineout: 2B (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Nationals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC S. Castro J. Zimmermann -10% 40% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t2 1-1 0 --3 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Clevenger J. Zimmermann 5% 45% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t2 1-1 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Jackson J. Zimmermann 6% 51% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC D. Barney J. Zimmermann -11% 40% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Castro Scores
t2 2-1 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Germano J. Zimmermann 3% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Nationals Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Justin Germano facing 5-6-7
b2 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN M. Morse J. Germano -3% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  WSN I. Desmond J. Germano 5% 46% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b2 1-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  WSN D. Espinosa J. Germano 2% 48% Hit By Pitch
b2 1-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR WSN K. Suzuki J. Germano 26% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Desmond Scores; Espinosa Scores
b2 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN J. Zimmermann J. Germano -1% 73% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b2 4-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O WSN J. Werth J. Germano -1% 72% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 4.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann facing 1-2-3
t3 2-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. DeJesus J. Zimmermann 2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC L. Valbuena J. Zimmermann 2% 76% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Rizzo J. Zimmermann 1% 77% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Justin Germano facing 2-3-4
b3 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  WSN B. Harper J. Germano 4% 81% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Harper to 2B
b3 4-2 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman J. Germano -3% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 4-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  WSN A. LaRoche J. Germano 1% 80% Intentional Walk
b3 4-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  WSN M. Morse J. Germano 4% 84% Single to 1B (Ground Ball); Harper to 3B; LaRoche to 2B
b3 4-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO WSN I. Desmond J. Germano -10% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 4.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann facing 4-5-6
t4 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Zimmermann 3% 76% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 2-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Castro J. Zimmermann 2% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 2-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Clevenger J. Zimmermann 1% 79% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Justin Germano facing 7-8-9
b4 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN D. Espinosa J. Germano -1% 78% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b4 4-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  WSN K. Suzuki J. Germano 2% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 4-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O WSN J. Zimmermann J. Germano -1% 78% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Suzuki to 2B
b4 4-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  WSN J. Werth J. Germano 1% 79% Walk
b4 4-2 2 12- 6,(2-2)  R WSN B. Harper J. Germano 8% 87% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Suzuki Scores/Adv on E6 (throw)/No RBI; Werth to 3B; Harper to 2B
b4 5-2 2 -23 6,(3-2)  RR WSN R. Zimmerman J. Germano 8% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Werth Scores; Harper Scores/unER
b4 7-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O WSN A. LaRoche J. Germano -0% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 7.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-7, Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann facing 7-8-9
t5 2-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC B. Jackson J. Zimmermann 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Barney J. Zimmermann 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Tony Campana pinch hits for Justin Germano (P) batting 9th
t5 2-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC T. Campana J. Zimmermann 0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Cubs' Lendy Castillo facing 5-6-7
Lendy Castillo replaces Tony Campana (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 7-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN M. Morse L. Castillo -0% 96% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b5 7-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  WSN I. Desmond L. Castillo 0% 96% Walk
b5 7-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  WSN D. Espinosa L. Castillo 0% 97% Desmond Steals 2B
b5 7-2 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  WSN D. Espinosa L. Castillo 1% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Desmond to 3B
b5 7-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O WSN K. Suzuki L. Castillo -1% 96% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b5 7-2 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  WSN J. Zimmermann L. Castillo 0% 97% Espinosa Steals 2B
b5 7-2 2 -23 6,(3-2)  WSN J. Zimmermann L. Castillo 0% 97% Walk
b5 7-2 2 123 7,(3-2)  O WSN J. Werth L. Castillo -1% 96% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 7.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-7, Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann facing 1-2-3
t6 2-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. DeJesus J. Zimmermann 1% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 2-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Valbuena J. Zimmermann 1% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 2-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC A. Rizzo J. Zimmermann -0% 97% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
t6 2-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Zimmermann 1% 98% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Cubs' Lendy Castillo facing 2-3-4
Welington Castillo replaces Steve Clevenger playing C batting 6th
b6 7-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O WSN B. Harper L. Castillo -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b6 7-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  WSN R. Zimmerman L. Castillo 0% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
Jeff Beliveau replaces Lendy Castillo pitching and batting 9th
b6 7-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR WSN A. LaRoche J. Beliveau 2% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Zimmerman Scores
b6 9-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O WSN M. Morse J. Beliveau -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 9-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  WSN I. Desmond J. Beliveau 0% 99% Walk
b6 9-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O WSN D. Espinosa J. Beliveau -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 9.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-9, Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann facing 5-6-7
t7 2-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Castro J. Zimmermann -1% 99% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t7 2-9 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC W. Castillo J. Zimmermann 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-9 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  CHC B. Jackson J. Zimmermann -0% 99% Walk
t7 2-9 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Barney J. Zimmermann 1% 99% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
Bryan LaHair pinch hits for Jeff Beliveau (P) batting 9th
t7 2-9 2 12- 4,(1-2)  CHC B. LaHair J. Zimmermann -0% 99% Wild Pitch; Castro to 3B; Jackson to 2B
t7 2-9 2 -23 7,(2-2)  O CHC B. LaHair J. Zimmermann 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 9-2, Cubs' Miguel Socolovich facing 8-9-1
Miguel Socolovich replaces Bryan LaHair (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 9-2 0 --- 9,(3-2)  WSN K. Suzuki M. Socolovich 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Steve Lombardozzi pinch hits for Jordan Zimmermann (P) batting 9th
b7 9-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O WSN S. Lombardozzi M. Socolovich -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 9-2 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O WSN J. Werth M. Socolovich -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b7 9-2 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O WSN B. Harper M. Socolovich -0% 100% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 9.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-9, Nationals' Tom Gorzelanny facing 1-2-3
Tom Gorzelanny replaces Steve Lombardozzi (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Chad Tracy replaces Adam LaRoche playing 1B batting 4th
Joe Mather pinch hits for David DeJesus (RF) batting 1st
t8 2-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Mather T. Gorzelanny 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
Josh Vitters pinch hits for Luis Valbuena (3B) batting 2nd
t8 2-9 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC J. Vitters T. Gorzelanny 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-9 2 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC A. Rizzo T. Gorzelanny -0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
Christian Garcia replaces Tom Gorzelanny pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-9 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC A. Soriano C. Garcia -0% 100% Wild Pitch; Rizzo to 2B
t8 2-9 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHC A. Soriano C. Garcia 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 9-2, Cubs' Michael Bowden facing 3-4-5
Michael Bowden replaces Miguel Socolovich pitching and batting 9th
Josh Vitters moves from PH to 3B
Joe Mather moves from PH to RF
b8 9-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  WSN R. Zimmerman M. Bowden 0% 100% Walk
b8 9-2 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  WSN C. Tracy M. Bowden 0% 100% Walk; Zimmerman to 2B
b8 9-2 0 12- 4,(1-2)  WSN M. Morse M. Bowden 0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Zimmerman to 3B; Tracy to 2B
Eury Perez pinch runs for Mike Morse (LF) batting 5th
b8 9-2 0 123 1,(0-0)  O WSN I. Desmond M. Bowden -0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b8 9-2 1 123 4,(1-2)  O WSN D. Espinosa M. Bowden -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 9-2 2 123 6,(2-2)  O WSN K. Suzuki M. Bowden -0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 9.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-9, Nationals' Christian Garcia facing 5-6-7
Eury Perez moves from PR to LF
t9 2-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Castro C. Garcia 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 2-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC W. Castillo C. Garcia 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t9 2-9 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. Jackson C. Garcia 0% 100% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Jackson out at 3B/RF-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Nationals 9.

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