A late-summer move combined with a hectic job schedule has obviously limited my ability to score the Pirates on a daily basis. Still, I kept a close eye on the Bucs throughout the 2009 season (as difficult as that was to do at times). I’m hopeful that I’ll soon have more time to continue working on my scorecard, and hopefully I’ll have time throughout next season to ‘keep the books.’

While most eyes (including mine) are closely watching the MLB playoffs, today does mark Opening Day of the Arizona Fall League.

In case you follow the Arizona Fall League (or any of the Winter Leagues) closely, roster files are now available in the Rosters section of this site.

Nationals’ pitcher, Stephen Strasburg highlights the Phoenix Desert Dogs’ roster.

I’ll be checking to see how Jose Tabata plays on the Scottsdale Scorpions’ roster.

Other Pirates in the AFL include: Daniel Moskos, Donnie Veal, Tony Watson, Brian Friday, Chase D’Arnaud, and 1 additional Pitcher.

Enjoy the Playoffs (and winter baseball)!

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Garrett Mock (RHP) (0-4, 7.09 ERA, 18 K) @ Charlie Morton (RHP) (2-3, 3.72 ERA, 28 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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Collin Balester (RHP) (1-1, 4.00 ERA, 5 K) @ Paul Maholm (LHP) (6-5, 4.70 ERA, 81 K)

1:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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Craig Stammen (RHP) (3-5, 4.46 ERA, 35 K) @ Virgil Vasquez (RHP) (1-5, 6.21 ERA, 19 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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John Lannan (LHP) (7-7, 3.25 ERA, 55 K) @ Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (8-8, 4.51 ERA, 64 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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The Pirates have made 2 more big moves today.

Nyjer Morgan and Sean Burnett to the Washington Nationals for Lastings Milledge and Joel Hanrahan.

Eric Hinske to the New York Yankees for Casey Erickson and Eric Fryer.

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It doesn’t yet have the same appeal as the NFL draft, but the MLB is taking steps to make their draft more and more interesting.

The 3 day event starts tonight at 6:00 P.M. EST when the Washington Nationals go on the clock.

The MLB Network will be televising the entire first round, and all rounds will be simulcast live on mlb.com.

The draft could pan out a million different ways, but there are 2 things that you can count on.

1) Washington Nationals select Stephen Strasburg. This pitcher from San Diego State has been the talk of the draft class. He should go #1.

2) Seattle Mariners select Dustin Ackley. This 1B/OF seems like the clear choice at #2.

The Pirates pick 4th. There are lots of possibilities for where the Bucs will go with this pick, including: Tony Sanchez (C – Boston College), Aaron Crow (P – Fort Worth Cats), Alex White (P – North Carolina), and Zach Wheeler (P – East Paulding H.S.).

I’m guessing that the Bucs first round pick will be a pitcher. We’ll find out closer to 6:45 tonight.

The Pirates also get the 49th pick. This is a compensatory first round pick, for unsigned 2008 No. 48 overall pick Tanner Scheppers.

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Draft Update

Round 1 – Pick #4 – Jorge (Tony) Sanchez – C – Boston College
Compensatory Round A – Pick #49 – Victor Black – RHP – Dallas Baptist U
Round 2 – Pick #53 – Brooks Pounders – RHP – Temecula Valley H.S.
Round 3 – Pick #84 – Evan Chambers – CF – Hillsborough CC

Ian Snell (RHP) (1-5, 4.93 ERA, 30 K) @ Craig Stammen (RHP) (0-0, -.– ERA, 0 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ Nationals Park

Post Game Update
The Nationals finally found a way to hit Tom Gorzelanny, and they avoided a series sweep at the hands of the Pirates. The Pirate offense struggled, only producing 5 hits.

John Russell continues to make the interesting move of subbing out Andy LaRoche late in close games although the third-baseman’s hitting has greatly improved from the beginning of the season.

The Pirates travel to Chicago for series’ with the White Sox and Cubs.

Go Bucs!
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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan lines out to shortstop Cristian Guzman.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Nate McLouth flies out to center fielder Willie Harris.

Home
Cristian Guzman flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Nick Johnson doubles (6) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Ryan Zimmerman strikes out swinging.
Adam Dunn called out on strikes.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Anderson Hernandez to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Josh Willingham.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Josh Willingham walks.
Willie Harris doubles (3) on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss, deflected by first baseman Adam LaRoche. Josh Willingham to 3rd.
Josh Bard grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Josh Willingham scores. Willie Harris to 3rd.
Anderson Hernandez out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Nate McLouth. Willie Harris scores.
Craig Stammen grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 3

Away
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Anderson Hernandez to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Ian Snell grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Cristian Guzman grounds out sharply, pitcher Ian Snell to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nick Johnson flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ryan Zimmerman lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Inning 4

Away
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Nate McLouth grounds out to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Adam Dunn grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Josh Willingham doubles (6) on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Willie Harris strikes out swinging, catcher Jason Jaramillo to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Josh Bard singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Josh Willingham scores.
Anderson Hernandez grounds out, pitcher Ian Snell to third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Defensive Substitution: Ronnie Belliard replaces second baseman Anderson Hernandez, batting 8th, playing second base.
Adam LaRoche doubles (13) on a ground ball to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson. Adam LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo lines out to left fielder Josh Willingham.

Home
Craig Stammen strikes out swinging.
Cristian Guzman grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nick Johnson called out on strikes.

Inning 6

Away
“/>Jack Wilson pops out to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman in foul territory.
Ian Snell grounds out, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out sharply, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Ryan Zimmerman grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Adam Dunn flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Josh Willingham strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nate McLouth walks.
Adam LaRoche homers (7) on a fly ball to right field. Nate McLouth scores.
Brandon Moss hits a ground-rule double (8) on a line drive to left-center field.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Willie Harris. Brandon Moss scores.
Pitching Change: Julian Tavarez replaces Craig Stammen, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo walks. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson lines out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Ian Snell.
Eric Hinske grounds out, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Willie Harris lines out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Josh Bard flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Ronnie Belliard flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Inning 8

Away
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nate McLouth grounds out, first baseman Nick Johnson to pitcher Julian Tavarez.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Austin Kearns replaces Julian Tavarez.
Austin Kearns pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Cristian Guzman singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Nick Johnson singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Cristian Guzman to 2nd.
Ryan Zimmerman singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Cristian Guzman scores. Nick Johnson to 3rd.
Adam Dunn singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Nick Johnson scores. Ryan Zimmerman to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th.
Josh Willingham flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Willie Harris strikes out swinging.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Joel Hanrahan replaces Julian Tavarez, batting 4th, replacing right fielder Adam Dunn.
Austin Kearns remains in the game as the right fielder.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Willie Harris.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to center fielder Willie Harris.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Andy LaRoche.
Ramon Vazquez called out on strikes.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Jason Jaramillo.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.

Paul Maholm (LHP) (3-1, 3.51 ERA, 25 K) @ John Lannan (LHP) (2-3, 4.00 ERA, 22 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ Nationals Park

Post Game Update
The Pirates won their 3rd consecutive game against the Washington Nationals. The Bucs took the lead on a bases loaded wild pitch in the ninth.

Matt Capps came in and collected the save, though he nearly gave up a walk-off home run to Josh Willingham.

In other news, the Pirates have apparently been so successful in the city of Washington that they were invited to the White House today. Manager John Russell declined his visit saying that he’ll wait for a World Series ring.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a fly ball to right fielder Austin Kearns.
Nate McLouth walks. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Craig Monroe pops out to first baseman Nick Johnson in foul territory.
Adam LaRoche strikes out on a foul tip.

Home
Cristian Guzman flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Nick Johnson walks.
Ryan Zimmerman lines out to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Adam Dunn strikes out on a foul tip.

Inning 2

Away
Robinzon Diaz reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Justin Maxwell.
Jack Wilson grounds out softly, catcher Wil Nieves to first baseman Nick Johnson. Robinzon Diaz to 2nd.
Paul Maholm strikes out swinging.

Home
Austin Kearns singles on a fly ball to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Ronnie Belliard strikes out swinging.
Justin Maxwell walks. Austin Kearns to 2nd.
Wil Nieves grounds out softly, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Austin Kearns to 3rd. Justin Maxwell to 2nd.
John Lannan strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Nyjer Morgan doubles (4) on a fly ball to right fielder Austin Kearns.
Freddy Sanchez out on a sacrifice bunt, first baseman Nick Johnson to second baseman Ronnie Belliard. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Nate McLouth grounds out to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Craig Monroe flies out to right fielder Austin Kearns.

Home
Cristian Guzman reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Nick Johnson called out on strikes.
Ryan Zimmerman singles on a ground ball to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Cristian Guzman to 2nd.
Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.
Austin Kearns grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Adam LaRoche lines out to shortstop Cristian Guzman.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Austin Kearns.
Jack Wilson doubles (7) on a ground ball to left fielder Adam Dunn. Andy LaRoche scores. Jack Wilson advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by left fielder Adam Dunn.
Paul Maholm strikes out swinging.

Home
Ronnie Belliard lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Justin Maxwell lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Wil Nieves grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Nyjer Morgan flies out to right fielder Austin Kearns.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to center fielder Justin Maxwell.
Nate McLouth hit by pitch.
Craig Monroe singles on a sharp ground ball to shortstop Cristian Guzman, deflected by third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
John Lannan strikes out swinging.
Cristian Guzman triples (2) on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Nick Johnson singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Cristian Guzman scores.
Ryan Zimmerman lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
With Adam Dunn batting, Nick Johnson steals (1) 2nd base.
Adam Dunn flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Inning 6

Away
Robinzon Diaz singles on a ground ball to center fielder Justin Maxwell.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to center fielder Justin Maxwell. Robinzon Diaz to 2nd.
Jack Wilson flies into a double play, center fielder Justin Maxwell to shortstop Cristian Guzman to second baseman Ronnie Belliard. Robinzon Diaz to 3rd. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd on the throw.
Paul Maholm strikes out swinging.

Home
Austin Kearns flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Ronnie Belliard walks.
Justin Maxwell pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Wil Nieves strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a force out, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to second baseman Ronnie Belliard. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd. Freddy Sanchez to 1st.
Nate McLouth grounds into a force out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to second baseman Ronnie Belliard. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd. Nate McLouth to 1st.
Craig Monroe grounds out, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Paul Maholm, batting 9th.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Anderson Hernandez replaces John Lannan.
Anderson Hernandez strikes out swinging.
Cristian Guzman singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth.
With Nick Johnson batting, passed ball by Robinzon Diaz, Cristian Guzman to 2nd.
Nick Johnson pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Ryan Zimmerman lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Ron Villone replaces John Lannan, batting 9th, replacing Anderson Hernandez.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Justin Maxwell.
Robinzon Diaz strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Adam Dunn.
Jack Wilson grounds out softly to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th.
Adam Dunn walks.
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th.
Austin Kearns grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Adam Dunn out at 2nd.
Ronnie Belliard lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Joel Hanrahan replaces Ron Villone, batting 9th.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces John Grabow.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to left fielder Adam Dunn.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to right fielder Austin Kearns.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to left fielder Adam Dunn. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Nate McLouth singles on a line drive to right fielder Austin Kearns. Delwyn Young to 3rd. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces Craig Monroe.
Brandon Moss grounds into a force out, first baseman Nick Johnson to catcher Wil Nieves. Delwyn Young out at home. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Nate McLouth to 2nd. Brandon Moss to 1st.
With Adam LaRoche batting, wild pitch by Joel Hanrahan, Freddy Sanchez scores. Nate McLouth to 3rd. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Brandon Moss remains in the game as the right fielder.
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces John Grabow, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Willie Harris replaces Justin Maxwell.
Willie Harris singles on a fly ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Wil Nieves grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Willie Harris out at 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Josh Willingham replaces Joel Hanrahan.
Josh Willingham flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Jeff Karstens (RHP) (1-2, 5.06 ERA, 14 K) @ Shairon Martis (RHP) (5-0, 4.10 ERA, 21 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ Nationals Park

Post Game Update
In trade news, the Pirates claimed Steven Jackson off of waivers from the New York Yankees.

Nyjer Morgan was back in the lineup for tonights game. He led things off with a single and scored on Freddy Sanchez’s double in the 1st.

Andy LaRoche homered in the 3rd inning, but then the Pirates got no base runners until the 9th inning. Some clutch hitting in the 10th by Adam LaRoche and Brandon Moss helped the Pirates walk away with another victory from the Nationals.

The Pirates had two opportunities to use Matt Capps in a save situation (9th and 10th innings), but declined on both chances.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan doubles (3) on a ground ball to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to right fielder Adam Dunn. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Nate McLouth flies out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Adam LaRoche walks. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
With Brandon Moss batting, wild pitch by Shairon Martis, Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss doubles (7) on a line drive to left fielder Josh Willingham. Freddy Sanchez scores. Adam LaRoche scores.
Andy LaRoche pops out to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.
Jason Jaramillo walks.
Jack Wilson pops out to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman in foul territory.

Home
Cristian Guzman grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nick Johnson lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ryan Zimmerman grounds out, pitcher Jeff Karstens to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 2

Away
Jeff Karstens grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to center fielder Willie Harris.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.

Home
Adam Dunn called out on strikes.
Josh Willingham flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Willie Harris walks.
With Anderson Hernandez batting, Willie Harris steals (2) 2nd base.
Anderson Hernandez flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 3

Away
Nate McLouth singles on a ground ball to center fielder Willie Harris.
With Adam LaRoche batting, wild pitch by Shairon Martis, Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, first baseman Nick Johnson to pitcher Shairon Martis. Nate McLouth to 3rd.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche homers (2) on a fly ball to left field. Nate McLouth scores.
Jason Jaramillo pops out to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman in foul territory.

Home
Wil Nieves singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Shairon Martis out on a sacrifice bunt, first baseman Adam LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Wil Nieves to 2nd.
Cristian Guzman grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Wil Nieves to 3rd.
Nick Johnson hit by pitch.
Ryan Zimmerman grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Nick Johnson out at 2nd.

Inning 4

Away
Jack Wilson flies out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Jeff Karstens grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, pitcher Shairon Martis to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Adam Dunn homers (12) on a fly ball to left center field.
Josh Willingham grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Willie Harris grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Jeff Karstens.
Anderson Hernandez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Wil Nieves flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 5

Away
Freddy Sanchez pops out to second baseman Anderson Hernandez.
Nate McLouth flies out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Anderson Hernandez to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Shairon Martis grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Cristian Guzman grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nick Johnson flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 6

Away
Brandon Moss flies out to center fielder Willie Harris.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Willie Harris.
Jason Jaramillo flies out to left fielder Josh Willingham.

Home
Ryan Zimmerman singles on a bunt pop to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Adam Dunn walks. Ryan Zimmerman to 2nd.
Josh Willingham grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Ryan Zimmerman to 3rd. Adam Dunn out at 2nd.
Willie Harris singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Ryan Zimmerman scores.
Anderson Hernandez triples (1) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Willie Harris scores.
Wil Nieves singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Anderson Hernandez scores.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ronnie Belliard replaces Shairon Martis.
Ronnie Belliard strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Ron Villone replaces Shairon Martis, batting 9th, replacing Ronnie Belliard.
Jack Wilson grounds out, pitcher Ron Villone to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Craig Monroe replaces Jeff Karstens.
Craig Monroe flies out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Nyjer Morgan bunt grounds out, first baseman Nick Johnson to second baseman Anderson Hernandez.

Home
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jeff Karstens, batting 9th, replacing Craig Monroe.
Cristian Guzman walks.
Nick Johnson grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Cristian Guzman out at 2nd.
Ryan Zimmerman walks.
Adam Dunn walks. Ryan Zimmerman to 2nd.
Josh Willingham flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Inning 8

Away
Freddy Sanchez strikes out on a foul tip.
Nate McLouth flies out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Ron Villone to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Willie Harris hit by pitch.
Anderson Hernandez out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Sean Burnett to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Willie Harris to 2nd.
Wil Nieves grounds out softly, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Sean Burnett. Willie Harris to 3rd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Austin Kearns replaces Ron Villone.
Austin Kearns flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Joe Beimel replaces Ron Villone, batting 9th, replacing Austin Kearns.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Josh Willingham.
Andy LaRoche walks.
Jason Jaramillo pops out to shortstop Cristian Guzman.
Jack Wilson called out on strikes.

Home
Cristian Guzman flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Nick Johnson triples (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Brandon Moss, deflected by center fielder Nate McLouth.
Ryan Zimmerman walks.
With Adam Dunn batting, wild pitch by Sean Burnett, Nick Johnson scores. Ryan Zimmerman to 2nd.
Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.
Josh Willingham walks.
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Sean Burnett, batting 6th.
Defensive Substitution: Ramon Vazquez replaces pitcher Sean Burnett, batting 9th, playing third base.
Willie Harris called out on strikes.

Inning 10

Away
Ramon Vazquez singles on a line drive to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Nyjer Morgan out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Joe Beimel to second baseman Anderson Hernandez. Ramon Vazquez to 2nd.
Joe Beimel intentionally walks Freddy Sanchez.
Nate McLouth flies out to center fielder Willie Harris. Ramon Vazquez to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche doubles (12) on a line drive to right fielder Adam Dunn. Ramon Vazquez scores. Freddy Sanchez scores.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to center fielder Willie Harris. Adam LaRoche scores.
Tom Gorzelanny strikes out swinging.

Home
Anderson Hernandez flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Wil Nieves strikes out swinging.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Alex Cintron replaces Joe Beimel.
Alex Cintron flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.