Tag: Nationals

An effort was made (11 innings) -- Nationals 7, Cubs 5

The Washington Nationals completed a sweep of the Chicago Cubs on Sunday afternoon, with the Cubs losing 7-5. Cubs starter Cole Hamels had a solid first inning. Trea Turner grounded out to short, followed by a ground out to third by Victor Robles. Anthony Rendon singled, but Juan Soto flew out to center and Jason... Read more »

Not So Nice Anymore--Nationals 7 Cubs 2

Not So Nice Anymore--Nationals 7 Cubs 2
It has been a rare sighting, but the Cubs dropped a series at Wrigley. The lineup was able to chase the Nationals starter before the end of the fifth inning, but went silent afterwards. Anthony Rizzo had a terrible defensive game and then had to leave due to mid-back tightness. Ian Happ was rung up... Read more »

Oh, bother -- Nationals 9, Cubs 3

The Chicago Cubs put up a bit of a fight in the end, but ultimately lost 9-3 to the Washington Nationals on Friday afternoon. Trea Turner led off against Cubs starter Jon Lester with a flyout, but Adam Eaton followed with a solo home run. Anthony Rendon grounded out and Juan Soto lined out after... Read more »
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Nervous Victory--Cubs 6 Nationals 5

Nervous Victory--Cubs 6 Nationals 5
It felt like a missed opportunity right out of the gate for the Cubs. Jeremy Hellickson walked the bases loaded to start the game, but the Cubs could only manage a single tally on a Javier Báez fielder’s choice. That felt like it might not be enough with the Professor on the mound, but the... Read more »

Doth The Cubbies Protest Too Much? -- Nationals 5, Cubs 2

The Chicago Cubs matched up against the Washington Nationals in what could have been a great pitcher’s duel, but wasn’t. Cubs starter Jon Lester was not in his best form, and the Nationals took full advantage. Stephen Strasburg started on the mound for the Nats and worked a quick 1-2-3 inning. He got leadoff man... Read more »

Two Touchdowns Beat One--Cubs 14 Nationals 6

Two Touchdowns Beat One--Cubs 14 Nationals 6
It was the best of times. It was the blurst of times. The Cubs played two different ballgames in nine innings tonight in Washington. They won both of them in strange fashion even though it only counts as one win in the standings. Two veteran aces went head to head and left the game having... Read more »
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Fly the Pyrrhic W--Cubs 4 Nationals 3 (10 innings)

Fly the Pyrrhic W--Cubs 4 Nationals 3 (10 innings)
First this is the second time I’ve written this recap. Technology has failed me once again more than two thirds of the way through this recap. So here is your belated recap and my second attempt. The Cubs traveled to Washington in the middle of their extended homestand. It was a success in the most... Read more »

Blame It on the Rain - Nationals 6, Cubs 5

Rookie Jefry Rodriguez started on the mound for the Nationals in game two. Anthony Rizo was the only man to reach base for the Cubs after a hit by pitch but no runs were recorded. Albert Almora Jr and Kris Bryant recorded the first two outs with flyouts prior to the hit by pitch, and... Read more »

Let's Play Two (Finally)! - Nationals 10, Cubs 3

The Cubs and Nationals got underway at 7:25 CST after about an hour and a half rain delay. The rain was still coming down at the first pitch from Nationals starter Joe Ross, but the show must go on. After a groundout from leadoff man Daniel Murphy and a flyout from Javier Báez, Anthony Rizzo... Read more »
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Just Another Last At Bat Win--Cubs 6 Nationals 4 (10 innings)

Just Another Last At Bat Win--Cubs 6 Nationals 4 (10 innings)
The Cubs notched win number 83. They have equaled their high water mark over .500, and it was the 44th time that the Cubs have come from behind. The Professor was very good early on and then some struggles in the middle. Still it was enough as the Cubs offense tacked on enough late to... Read more »