Nationals Knockoff Cubs at Wrigley
The Washington Nationals have never won a playoff series, but facing elimination, the Nationals pulled off a victory at Wrigley field to force a Game 5 in DC.
Michael A. Taylor's Grand Slam Pays Off Big for the Nationals
Scoreless in the 3rd inning, the Washington Nationals' hitter Trea Turner was able to race home from 3rd base on a Chicago Cubs error to score the first run in Game 4. For most of the game, the Chicago Cubs were able to hang close and it looked as if they would be able to close in on the Nationals after getting 2 outs, including one were Ryan Zimmerman was caught off base on a replay, but just when the Cubs were within striking distance, down only 1-0 in the 8th inning, the Washington Nationals began to pour it on and capitalize on the Cubs mistakes causing Cubs fans to exit early from Wrigley field after Michael A. Taylor hit a grand slam to give the Nationals a commanding lead of NLDS Game 4.
The bullpen for the Washington Nationals was sensational for the majority of Game 4. Nationals' Stephen Strasburg managed to rack up 12 strikeouts, only 3 hits, and 2 base on balls as the Nationals took down the Cubs. Down 5-0 in the bottom of the 7th the cubs managed to get runners in scoring position but it never materialized into runs. This is a big disappointment for the Cubs, who came into the match a 1.5 point favorite with a 61.9% projected chance to win.