Wednesday, July 6th-Nationals 5, Cubs 4
The Nationals defeat the Cubs in another one-run ballgame. Despite 2 home runs by both teams, the winning run comes across the plate courtesy a suicide squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 7th.
Once again, neither starter, Randy Wells for Chicago and Tom Gorzelanny for Washington is around for the decision. Both teams used 4 pitchers with Ryan Mattheus getting the win, Kerry Wood the loss with Drew Storen picking up his 22nd save.
Offense for the Cubs comes from Starlin Castro who doubled and homers from Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez. Powering the Nationals were Mike Morse and Ryan Zimmerman who doth doubled and round trippers from Danny Espinosa and Zimmerman.
However, it was a bunt by Wilson Ramos that drove in the winning run with Morse on third.
Nationals 5, Cubs 4 WP Ryan Mattheus, LP Kerry Wood
The final line: Washington 5 runs, 13 hits, 0 errors, Chicago 4 runs, 8 hits, 1 error
Next game: Thursday, July 7th vs the Cubs in Washington, game time 7:05PM EDT
Nationals record: 45 wins, 43 losses
Current streak: 3 wins
"For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.