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MLB Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals in Washington

I would love to show you guys a photo of Hufflepuff's catch last night, but alas, I don't have the rights to do so. So here's a random shot of a double play being broken up.

Check out the photo of Hoffpauir's catch here.

I'm a bit distressed that we're having so much trouble scoring runs on the lowly Gnats. Thank God for pitching.

WASHINGTON -- Carlos Zambrano tempted fate once again when he returned from his trip to the Bahamas on Thursday with blond streaks in his hair.

The last time Zambrano dyed his hair was in August 2007, after he had just earned National League Pitcher of the Month honors in July. He promptly went on a career-high five-game losing streak, posting an 8.29 earned-run average over his next six starts.

But after a haircut and rinse job, Zambrano was back his old self by early September.

When Zambrano threw 40 pitches in the first inning Friday night against the Nationals and forced home a run with a bases-loaded walk, it looked as though history was repeating itself.

But Zambrano lasted five innings, throwing 113 pitches and driving in two runs in a 3-1 victory.

The good news just keeps on comin'.

Soriano said he dislocated the finger when second baseman Alberto Gonzalez tagged him out while he was diving back to first during a fourth-inning rundown Thursday night. He popped it back in and continued to play, but the finger swelled up overnight. Soriano was scratched from the starting lineup Friday night and is expected to miss at least a couple more games.

"I don't have power in my hand because I can't grab the bat," he said.

The Cubs got a double dose of bad news later in the day when Ted Lilly's sore left knee forced him to be scratched from Saturday's start against the Nationals.

Lilly is scheduled tentatively to pitch Monday night in Philadelphia, but in essence the Cubs are only buying some time before deciding whether to put the left-hander on the disabled list.

Arg.

What else? A bunch of Cubs went to the White House but missed Obama, it looks like Sean Marshall might move back into the rotation if Lilly goes on the DL, and the Braves retired Maddux's number.

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JulieDiCaro said:

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hey--we're in second place!

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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I really thought crazy Z was in town last night, but he managed to pull it together.

Remember what happened Labor Day 2007? When Julie, Oz, Faith and me went to the game... Z got thrown out trying to turn a double into a triple, ended up giving up a bunch of runs, and didn't he flip off the crowd for booing him?

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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I must've forgotten that it's international italics day. Hooray!

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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Now it's not anymore.

JulieDiCaro said:

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yes it is.

it's also international big comments day.

Maim said:

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I bet Soriano broke his finger on purpose. While drinking a handle of Beam and eating birthday cake ice cream and sobbing about how the fans at Wrigley hate him.

Maim said:

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Ugh. I hate night games when it's Saturday. What the hell am I supposed to do all day?

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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Take a nap! I'll be working this afternoon/evening. BOO.

canopygrl said:

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Fucking boo on Lilly and his knee! I was suppose to get the whole package deal being here for the entire series! Now I get Wells (I expected him on Sunday) and Hart. They had better not foo this up! And I agree completely with Julies's comment about the Gnats have too nice of a stadium to play in. It friggin' rocks. And here is a kick ass pick of Me, Mom and Teddy Roosevelt!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30294462&l=ef95712dc8&id=1134846179

JulieDiCaro said:

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ha! can i use that for the game thread tonight?

Doc said:

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Teddy looks really happy to see you, Mary.

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