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GAME INFORMATION


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Washington Nationals 15-20W1101 002 031 8120
Houston Astros 18-17L1000 100 020 3101
Date of Game:  Thursday, May 08, 2008
Stadium:  Minute Maid Park
Feats and Milestones


Top Inning 1

Willie Harris vs Brandon Backe  M
3-0 (4 pitches)
Walked
Cristian Guzman vs Brandon Backe  M
0-1 (2 pitches)
46Flied out to
Ryan Zimmerman vs Brandon Backe  M
0-2 (3 pitches)
Struck out looking
Nick Johnson vs Brandon Backe  M
0-0 (1 pitches)
Doubled . Cristian Guzman scored
Austin Kearns vs Brandon Backe  M
2-1 (4 pitches)
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 1-0


Bottom Inning 1

Michael Bourn vs John Lannan  M
3-0 (4 pitches)
Walked
Kazuo Matsui vs John Lannan  M
3-2 (6 pitches)
Struck out swinging
Miguel Tejada vs John Lannan  M
3-2 (6 pitches)
Lance Berkman vs John Lannan  M
1-1 (3 pitches)
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 1-0


Top Inning 2

Ronnie Belliard vs Brandon Backe  M
0-1 (2 pitches)
Rob Mackowiak vs Brandon Backe  M
2-1 (4 pitches)
Singled
Wil Nieves vs Brandon Backe  M
1-2 (5 pitches)
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 1-0


Bottom Inning 2

Carlos Lee vs John Lannan  M
1-0 (2 pitches)
Hunter Pence vs John Lannan  M
2-2 (5 pitches)
Struck out swinging
Ty Wigginton vs John Lannan  M
1-1 (3 pitches)
Doubled
J.R. Towles vs John Lannan  M
2-2 (5 pitches)
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 1-0


Top Inning 3

John Lannan vs Brandon Backe  M
1-2 (6 pitches)
Struck out looking
Willie Harris vs Brandon Backe  M
1-1 (3 pitches)
Homered to right field
Cristian Guzman vs Brandon Backe  M
1-2 (4 pitches)
Struck out looking
Ryan Zimmerman vs Brandon Backe  M
0-2 (3 pitches)
Struck out swinging
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 2-0


Bottom Inning 3

Brandon Backe vs John Lannan  M
0-0 (1 pitches)
Michael Bourn vs John Lannan  M
2-1 (4 pitches)
Kazuo Matsui vs John Lannan  M
1-0 (2 pitches)
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 2-0


Top Inning 4

Nick Johnson vs Brandon Backe  M
3-1 (5 pitches)
Walked
Austin Kearns vs Brandon Backe  M
0-2 (3 pitches)
Struck out looking
Ronnie Belliard vs Brandon Backe  M
1-2 (4 pitches)
Struck out swinging
Rob Mackowiak vs Brandon Backe  M
3-2 (7 pitches)
Struck out swinging
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 2-0


Bottom Inning 4

Miguel Tejada vs John Lannan  M
0-0 (1 pitches)
Singled
Lance Berkman vs John Lannan  M
3-1 (6 pitches)
Singled . Miguel Tejada advanced to 2b
Carlos Lee vs John Lannan  M
2-0 (3 pitches)
. Miguel Tejada advanced to 3b, Lance Berkman advanced to 2b
Hunter Pence vs John Lannan  M
1-2 (5 pitches)
Singled . Miguel Tejada scored, advancement unknown
Ty Wigginton vs John Lannan  M
0-0 (1 pitches)
J.R. Towles vs John Lannan  M
2-1 (4 pitches)
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 2-1


Top Inning 5

Wil Nieves vs Brandon Backe  M
1-2 (5 pitches)
Struck out swinging
John Lannan vs Brandon Backe  M
3-2 (6 pitches)
Willie Harris vs Brandon Backe  M
2-2 (5 pitches)
Struck out looking
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 2-1


Bottom Inning 5

Brandon Backe vs John Lannan  M
1-1 (3 pitches)
Singled
Michael Bourn vs John Lannan  M
1-2 (4 pitches)
Struck out swinging
Kazuo Matsui vs John Lannan  M
3-2 (8 pitches)
. Brandon Backe advanced to 2b
Miguel Tejada vs John Lannan  M
0-1 (2 pitches)
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 2-1


Top Inning 6

Cristian Guzman vs Brandon Backe  M
3-1 (5 pitches)
Singled
Ryan Zimmerman vs Brandon Backe  M
1-0 (2 pitches)
Singled . Cristian Guzman advanced to 3b
Nick Johnson vs Brandon Backe  M
3-2 (6 pitches)
Walked. Ryan Zimmerman advanced to 2b
Austin Kearns vs Brandon Backe  M
1-1 (3 pitches)
Singled . Cristian Guzman scored, Ryan Zimmerman scored, Nick Johnson advanced to 2b
Ronnie Belliard vs Brandon Backe  M
1-1 (3 pitches)
Rob Mackowiak vs Brandon Backe  M
0-0 (1 pitches)
Wil Nieves vs Brandon Backe  M
1-0 (2 pitches)
64Flied out to
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 4-1


Bottom Inning 6

Lance Berkman vs John Lannan  M
0-0 (1 pitches)
Singled
Carlos Lee vs John Lannan  M
2-2 (6 pitches)
Singled . Lance Berkman advanced to 2b
Hunter Pence vs John Lannan  M
3-2 (6 pitches)
. Lance Berkman advanced to 3b
Ty Wigginton vs John Lannan  M
1-2 (4 pitches)
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 4-1


Top Inning 7

Aaron Boone vs Tim Byrdak  M
2-1 (4 pitches)
Doubled
Willie Harris vs Tim Byrdak  M
0-1 (2 pitches)
Cristian Guzman vs Tim Byrdak  M
2-1 (4 pitches)
. advancement unknown
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 4-1


Bottom Inning 7

J.R. Towles vs Saul Rivera  M
1-1 (3 pitches)
Darin Erstad vs Saul Rivera  M
0-1 (2 pitches)
Michael Bourn vs Saul Rivera  M
1-2 (4 pitches)
Singled
Michael Bourn stole second base
Kazuo Matsui vs Saul Rivera  M
0-1 (2 pitches)
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 4-1


Top Inning 8

Ryan Zimmerman vs Oscar Villarreal  M
2-2 (6 pitches)
8Singled (Line drive) to . Ryan Zimmerman advanced to 2b8 on error by
Nick Johnson vs Oscar Villarreal  M
0-0 (1 pitches)
. Ryan Zimmerman advanced to 3b
Austin Kearns vs Oscar Villarreal  M
3-2 (6 pitches)
Walked. Ryan Zimmerman scored
Ronnie Belliard vs Oscar Villarreal  M
2-2 (5 pitches)
Struck out swinging
Rob Mackowiak vs Oscar Villarreal  M
3-1 (5 pitches)
Homered to left field. Austin Kearns scored
Wil Nieves vs Oscar Villarreal  M
0-1 (2 pitches)
Singled
Wily Mo Pena vs Oscar Villarreal  M
3-2 (6 pitches)
Walked. Wil Nieves advanced to 2b
Willie Harris vs Oscar Villarreal  M
3-2 (6 pitches)
Struck out looking
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 7-1


Bottom Inning 8

Miguel Tejada vs Luis Ayala  M
2-2 (8 pitches)
Singled
Lance Berkman vs Luis Ayala  M
3-2 (8 pitches)
Walked. Miguel Tejada advanced to 2b
Carlos Lee vs Luis Ayala  M
0-1 (2 pitches)
Singled . Miguel Tejada scored, Lance Berkman advanced to 2b
Hunter Pence vs Luis Ayala  M
2-2 (6 pitches)
46Flied out to . Lance Berkman advanced to 3b
Ty Wigginton vs Luis Ayala  M
3-1 (5 pitches)
54Flied out to . Lance Berkman scored
Jose Cruz vs Luis Ayala  M
1-2 (5 pitches)
Struck out swinging
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 7-3


Top Inning 9

Cristian Guzman vs Wesley Wright  M
1-0 (2 pitches)
Singled
Ryan Zimmerman vs Wesley Wright  M
2-2 (6 pitches)
Singled . Cristian Guzman advanced to 3b
Nick Johnson vs Wesley Wright  M
1-1 (3 pitches)
. Cristian Guzman scored
Austin Kearns vs Wesley Wright  M
1-1 (3 pitches)
Washington Nationals lead Houston Astros 8-3


Bottom Inning 9

Brad Ausmus vs Jon Rauch  M
0-0 (1 pitches)
Michael Bourn vs Jon Rauch  M
1-2 (4 pitches)
Struck out looking
Kazuo Matsui vs Jon Rauch  M
0-0 (1 pitches)
Washington Nationals beat Houston Astros 8-3


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