Zach Duke (LHP) (5-4, 2.77 ERA, 39 K) @ Carlos Zambrano (RHP) (3-2, 4.64 ERA, 40 K)

2:20 P.M. EST @ Wrigley Field

Post Game Update

Locked in a pitchers’ dual, the Pirates trailed the Cubs 2-1 in the 7th. Nyjer Morgan singled, but advanced to 3rd on Alfonso Soriano’s error. Carlos Zambrano threw a wild pitch, scoring Morgan. Zambrado did not agree. He exploded in anger, was ejected by the home plate umpire, and he ended his day by destroying a Gatorade machine in the dugout with his bat.

Still, it wasn’t enough for the Bucs to get the series win in Chicago. Reed Johnson homered in the bottom of the 8th, and that was enough. Cubs won 5-2.

The game did reveal a weakness in my Retrosheet scoresheet. Version 2b was unable to handle a substitution following a preplay event. I will post version 2c this afternoon.

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan lines out to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Nate McLouth grounds out, first baseman Derrek Lee to pitcher Carlos Zambrano.

Home
Alfonso Soriano flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Ryan Theriot singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Milton Bradley triples (1) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Ryan Theriot scores.
Derrek Lee walks.
Reed Johnson grounds into a force out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to second baseman Delwyn Young. Milton Bradley scores. Derrek Lee out at 2nd. Reed Johnson advances to 2nd, on a throwing error by second baseman Delwyn Young.
Geovany Soto grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche walks. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss lines out softly to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Adam LaRoche to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo pops out softly to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Zach Duke lines out to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Home
Ryan Freel grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Andres Blanco grounds out softly, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Carlos Zambrano singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Alfonso Soriano pops out to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.

Inning 3

Away
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, third baseman Ryan Freel to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Nate McLouth called out on strikes.

Home
Ryan Theriot singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Milton Bradley walks. Ryan Theriot to 2nd.
Derrek Lee grounds into a double play, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Delwyn Young to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Ryan Theriot to 3rd. Milton Bradley out at 2nd.
Reed Johnson grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Carlos Zambrano to second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss pops out softly to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Adam LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Home
Geovany Soto called out on strikes.
Ryan Freel singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Andres Blanco turns around to bat left-handed.
Andres Blanco flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Carlos Zambrano strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

Away
Defensive Substitution: Mike Fontenot replaces third baseman Ryan Freel, batting 7th, playing third base.
Zach Duke singles on a line drive to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Reed Johnson. Zach Duke to 2nd.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Chicago Cubs third baseman Ryan Freel left the game due to an injured leg.
Nate McLouth grounds out softly to first baseman Derrek Lee. Zach Duke to 3rd. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Carlos Zambrano intentionally walks Adam LaRoche.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, second baseman Andres Blanco to shortstop Ryan Theriot. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.

Home
Alfonso Soriano doubles (10) on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ryan Theriot out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Alfonso Soriano to 3rd.
Milton Bradley flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Derrek Lee grounds out, second baseman Delwyn Young to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 6

Away
Brandon Moss called out on strikes.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Jason Jaramillo flies out to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Zach Duke strikes out on a foul tip.

Home
Reed Johnson flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Geovany Soto grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mike Fontenot singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Andres Blanco turns around to bat left-handed.
Andres Blanco flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 7

Away
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Nyjer Morgan advances to 3rd, on a fielding error by left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Delwyn Young pops out to catcher Geovany Soto in foul territory.
With Nate McLouth batting, wild pitch by Carlos Zambrano, Nyjer Morgan scores.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano ejected by HP umpire Mark Carlson.
Pitching Change: Angel Guzman replaces Carlos Zambrano, batting 9th.
Nate McLouth pops out to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Reed Johnson.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Micah Hoffpauir replaces Angel Guzman.
Micah Hoffpauir pops out to second baseman Delwyn Young.
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.
Ryan Theriot singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Milton Bradley flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Carlos Marmol replaces Angel Guzman, batting 9th, replacing Micah Hoffpauir.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Ramon Vazquez strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo flies out softly to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.

Home
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th.
Derrek Lee flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Reed Johnson homers (2) on a fly ball to left field.
Geovany Soto singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th.
Mike Fontenot flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Andres Blanco doubles (1) on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Geovany Soto scores.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jake Fox replaces Carlos Marmol.
Jake Fox doubles (1) on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Andres Blanco scores.
Alfonso Soriano pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Kevin Gregg replaces Carlos Marmol, batting 9th, replacing Jake Fox.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Freddy Sanchez replaces Sean Burnett.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Nyjer Morgan flies into a double play, right fielder Milton Bradley to second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee. Freddy Sanchez doubled off 1st.
Delwyn Young walks.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.

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