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Washington Nationals Beat Cubs In Game 4 of the NLDS Oct 11, 2017

Michael A. Taylor hits grand slam in 8th to give Nats commanding lead in NLDS Game 4.

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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.

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Results and Schedule

2nd Place, NL East (101-71)

Record

101-71

Predictive rank

#4

Streak

W6

Results and Schedule

Date Opponent Result Location W/L Div
03/28 NY Mets L 0-2 Home 0-1 0-1
03/30 NY Mets L 8-11 Home 0-2 0-2
03/31 NY Mets W 6-5 Home 1-2 1-2
04/02 Philadelphia L 2-8 Home 1-3 1-3
04/03 Philadelphia W 9-8 Home 2-3 2-3
04/04 NY Mets W 4-0 Away 3-3 3-3
04/06 NY Mets L 5-6 Away 3-4 3-4
04/07 NY Mets W 12-9 Away 4-4 4-4
04/08 Philadelphia L 3-4 Away 4-5 4-5
04/09 Philadelphia W 10-6 Away 5-5 5-5
04/10 Philadelphia W 15-1 Away 6-5 6-5
04/12 Pittsburgh L 3-6 Home 6-6 6-5
04/13 Pittsburgh W 3-2 Home 7-6 6-5
04/14 Pittsburgh L 3-4 Home 7-7 6-5
04/16 SF Giants L 3-7 Home 7-8 6-5
04/17 SF Giants W 9-6 Home 8-8 6-5
04/18 SF Giants W 4-2 Home 9-8 6-5
04/19 Miami L 2-3 Away 9-9 6-6
04/20 Miami L 3-9 Away 9-10 6-7
04/21 Miami W 5-0 Away 10-10 7-7
04/22 Colorado L 5-7 Away 10-11 7-7
04/23 Colorado W 6-3 Away 11-11 7-7
04/24 Colorado L 5-9 Away 11-12 7-7
04/26 San Diego L 3-4 Home 11-13 7-7
04/27 San Diego L 3-8 Home 11-14 7-7
04/28 San Diego W 7-6 Home 12-14 7-7
04/29 St. Louis L 3-6 Home 12-15 7-7
04/30 St. Louis L 2-3 Home 12-16 7-7
05/01 St. Louis L 1-5 Home 12-17 7-7
05/02 St. Louis W 2-1 Home 13-17 7-7
05/03 Philadelphia L 2-4 Away 13-18 7-8
05/04 Philadelphia W 10-8 Away 14-18 8-8
05/05 Philadelphia L 1-7 Away 14-19 8-9
05/06 Milwaukee L 3-5 Away 14-20 8-9
05/07 Milwaukee L 0-6 Away 14-21 8-9
05/08 Milwaukee L 3-7 Away 14-22 8-9
05/09 LA Dodgers W 6-0 Away 15-22 8-9
05/10 LA Dodgers L 0-5 Away 15-23 8-9
05/11 LA Dodgers W 5-2 Away 16-23 8-9
05/12 LA Dodgers L 0-6 Away 16-24 8-9
05/14 NY Mets L 2-6 Home 16-25 8-10
05/15 NY Mets W 5-1 Home 17-25 9-10
05/16 NY Mets W 7-6 Home 18-25 10-10
05/17 Chi Cubs L 6-14 Home 18-26 10-10
05/18 Chi Cubs W 5-2 Home 19-26 10-10
05/19 Chi Cubs L 5-6 Home 19-27 10-10
05/20 NY Mets L 3-5 Away 19-28 10-11
05/21 NY Mets L 5-6 Away 19-29 10-12
05/22 NY Mets L 1-6 Away 19-30 10-13
05/23 NY Mets L 4-6 Away 19-31 10-14
05/24 Miami W 12-10 Home 20-31 11-14
05/25 Miami W 5-0 Home 21-31 12-14
05/26 Miami W 9-6 Home 22-31 13-14
05/27 Miami L 2-3 Home 22-32 13-15
05/28 Atlanta W 5-4 Away 23-32 14-15
05/29 Atlanta W 14-4 Away 24-32 15-15
05/31 Cincinnati L 3-9 Away 24-33 15-15
06/01 Cincinnati W 5-2 Away 25-33 15-15
06/02 Cincinnati W 4-1 Away 26-33 15-15
06/04 Chi Sox W 9-5 Home 27-33 15-15
06/05 Chi Sox W 6-4 Home 28-33 15-15
06/06 San Diego L 4-5 Away 28-34 15-15
06/07 San Diego L 4-5 Away 28-35 15-15
06/08 San Diego W 4-1 Away 29-35 15-15
06/09 San Diego W 5-2 Away 30-35 15-15
06/10 Chi Sox W 12-1 Away 31-35 15-15
06/11 Chi Sox L 5-7 Away 31-36 15-15
06/13 Arizona L 0-5 Home 31-37 15-15
06/14 Arizona W 7-3 Home 32-37 15-15
06/15 Arizona L 3-10 Home 32-38 15-15
06/16 Arizona W 15-5 Home 33-38 15-15
06/19 Philadelphia W 6-2 Home 34-38 16-15
06/19 Philadelphia W 2-0 Home 35-38 17-15
06/20 Philadelphia W 7-4 Home 36-38 18-15
06/21 Atlanta W 4-3 Home 37-38 19-15
06/22 Atlanta L 9-13 Home 37-39 19-16
06/23 Atlanta L 3-4 Home 37-40 19-17
06/25 Miami W 6-1 Away 38-40 20-17
06/26 Miami W 7-5 Away 39-40 21-17
06/27 Miami W 8-5 Away 40-40 22-17
06/28 Detroit W 3-1 Away 41-40 22-17
06/29 Detroit L 5-7 Away 41-41 22-17
06/30 Detroit W 2-1 Away 42-41 22-17
07/02 Miami W 3-2 Home 43-41 23-17
07/03 Miami W 3-1 Home 44-41 24-17
07/04 Miami W 5-2 Home 45-41 25-17
07/05 Kansas City L 4-7 Home 45-42 25-17
07/06 Kansas City W 6-0 Home 46-42 25-17
07/07 Kansas City W 5-2 Home 47-42 25-17
07/12 Philadelphia W 4-0 Away 48-42 26-17
07/13 Philadelphia W 4-3 Away 49-42 27-17
07/14 Philadelphia L 3-4 Away 49-43 27-18
07/16 Baltimore W 8-1 Away 50-43 27-18
07/17 Baltimore L 2-9 Away 50-44 27-18
07/18 Atlanta W 13-4 Away 51-44 28-18
07/19 Atlanta L 3-4 Away 51-45 28-19
07/20 Atlanta W 5-3 Away 52-45 29-19
07/21 Atlanta L 1-7 Away 52-46 29-20
07/23 Colorado W 11-1 Home 53-46 29-20
07/24 Colorado W 3-2 Home 54-46 29-20
07/24 Colorado W 2-0 Home 55-46 29-20
07/25 Colorado L 7-8 Home 55-47 29-20
07/26 LA Dodgers L 2-4 Home 55-48 29-20
07/27 LA Dodgers L 3-9 Home 55-49 29-20
07/28 LA Dodgers W 11-4 Home 56-49 29-20
07/29 Atlanta W 6-3 Home 57-49 30-20
07/30 Atlanta L 8-11 Home 57-50 30-21
07/31 Atlanta L 4-5 Home 57-51 30-22
08/02 Arizona W 3-0 Away 58-51 30-22
08/03 Arizona L 7-18 Away 58-52 30-22
08/04 Arizona L 5-7 Away 58-53 30-22
08/05 SF Giants W 4-0 Away 59-53 30-22
08/06 SF Giants W 5-3 Away 60-53 30-22
08/07 SF Giants W 4-1 Away 61-53 30-22
08/09 NY Mets L 6-7 Away 61-54 30-23
08/10 NY Mets L 3-4 Away 61-55 30-24
08/11 NY Mets W 7-4 Away 62-55 31-24
08/12 Cincinnati W 7-6 Home 63-55 31-24
08/13 Cincinnati W 3-1 Home 64-55 31-24
08/14 Cincinnati W 17-7 Home 65-55 31-24
08/16 Milwaukee W 2-1 Home 66-55 31-24
08/17 Milwaukee L 14-15 Home 66-56 31-24
08/18 Milwaukee W 16-8 Home 67-56 31-24
08/19 Pittsburgh W 13-0 Away 68-56 31-24
08/20 Pittsburgh L 1-4 Away 68-57 31-24
08/21 Pittsburgh W 11-1 Away 69-57 31-24
08/22 Pittsburgh W 7-1 Away 70-57 31-24
08/23 Chi Cubs W 9-3 Away 71-57 31-24
08/24 Chi Cubs W 7-2 Away 72-57 31-24
08/25 Chi Cubs W 7-5 Away 73-57 31-24
08/27 Baltimore L 0-2 Home 73-58 31-24
08/28 Baltimore W 8-4 Home 74-58 31-24
08/30 Miami W 7-6 Home 75-58 32-24
08/31 Miami W 7-0 Home 76-58 33-24
09/01 Miami W 9-3 Home 77-58 34-24
09/02 NY Mets L 3-7 Home 77-59 34-25
09/03 NY Mets W 11-10 Home 78-59 35-25
09/04 NY Mets L 4-8 Home 78-60 35-26
09/05 Atlanta L 2-4 Away 78-61 35-27
09/06 Atlanta L 3-4 Away 78-62 35-28
09/07 Atlanta L 4-5 Away 78-63 35-29
09/08 Atlanta W 9-4 Away 79-63 36-29
09/10 Minnesota L 0-5 Away 79-64 36-29
09/11 Minnesota W 6-2 Away 80-64 36-29
09/12 Minnesota W 12-6 Away 81-64 36-29
09/13 Atlanta L 0-5 Home 81-65 36-30
09/14 Atlanta L 1-10 Home 81-66 36-31
09/15 Atlanta W 7-0 Home 82-66 37-31
09/16 St. Louis L 2-4 Away 82-67 37-31
09/17 St. Louis W 6-2 Away 83-67 37-31
09/18 St. Louis L 1-5 Away 83-68 37-31
09/20 Miami W 6-4 Away 84-68 38-31
09/21 Miami W 10-4 Away 85-68 39-31
09/22 Miami L 3-5 Away 85-69 39-32
09/23 Philadelphia W 7-2 Home 86-69 40-32
09/24 Philadelphia W 4-1 Home 87-69 41-32
09/24 Philadelphia W 6-5 Home 88-69 42-32
09/25 Philadelphia W 5-2 Home 89-69 43-32
09/26 Philadelphia W 6-3 Home 90-69 44-32
09/27 Cleveland W 8-2 Home 91-69 44-32
09/28 Cleveland W 10-7 Home 92-69 44-32
09/29 Cleveland W 8-2 Home 93-69 44-32
10/01 Milwaukee W 4-3 Home 94-69 44-32
10/03 LA Dodgers L 0-6 Away 94-70 44-32
10/04 LA Dodgers W 4-2 Away 95-70 44-32
10/06 LA Dodgers L 4-10 Home 95-71 44-32
10/07 LA Dodgers W 6-1 Home 96-71 44-32
10/09 LA Dodgers W 7-3 Away 97-71 44-32
10/11 St. Louis W 2-0 Away 98-71 44-32
10/12 St. Louis W 3-1 Away 99-71 44-32
10/14 St. Louis W 8-1 Home 100-71 44-32
10/15 St. Louis W 7-4 Home 101-71 44-32
10/22 Houston 8:08 pm Away
10/23 Houston 8:07 pm Away
10/25 Houston 8:07 pm Home
10/26 Houston 8:07 pm Home
10/27 Houston 8:07 pm Home
10/29 Houston 8:07 pm Away
10/30 Houston 8:08 pm Away
Roster

Roster

Name Position AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG
Stephen Drew Second Base 95 9 24 7 0 1 17 8 21 0.253 0.302 0.358
Jayson Werth Left Outfield 270 36 60 11 1 10 29 39 73 0.222 0.322 0.382
Adam Lind First Base 270 39 83 14 0 14 59 28 47 0.307 0.365 0.515
Ryan Zimmerman First Base 544 91 162 34 0 37 112 46 130 0.298 0.353 0.564
Dan Murphy Second Base 553 99 176 44 3 24 95 55 83 0.318 0.382 0.539
Matt Wieters Catcher 436 45 97 20 0 10 52 40 98 0.223 0.290 0.337
Stephen Strasburg Starter 58 5 7 0 0 2 3 2 14 0.121 0.150 0.224
Bryce Harper Right Outfield 439 97 138 28 1 30 90 71 105 0.314 0.408 0.588
Adam Eaton Center Outfield 91 24 27 7 1 2 13 14 18 0.297 0.393 0.462
Blake Treinen Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Sammy Solis Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Trea Turner Shortstop 433 76 120 25 6 11 45 32 87 0.277 0.332 0.439
Joe Blanton Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -- 1.000 --
Oliver Perez Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Anthony Rendon Third Base 525 85 156 42 1 26 101 89 83 0.297 0.402 0.529
Tanner Roark Starter 55 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 22 0.091 0.107 0.109
Enny Romero Reliever 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
Gio Gonzalez Starter 68 3 6 0 0 0 5 4 30 0.088 0.139 0.088
Shawn Kelley Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Koda Glover Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Max Scherzer Starter 65 4 10 0 0 1 5 4 18 0.154 0.203 0.200
Jeremy Guthrie Starter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Chris Heisey Left Outfield 74 8 12 3 1 1 5 5 22 0.162 0.215 0.270
Wilmer Difo Shortstop 333 47 90 10 4 5 21 24 74 0.270 0.319 0.369
Jose Lobaton Catcher 143 11 25 3 0 4 11 14 35 0.175 0.252 0.280
Matthew Kip Albers Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Michael Taylor Center Outfield 414 58 113 23 3 21 61 32 141 0.273 0.325 0.495
Grant Green Second Base 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000
Joseph Ross Starter 33 1 6 2 0 0 1 1 16 0.182 0.206 0.242
Jacob Turner Reliever 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.000 0.167 0.000
Matthew Grace Reliever 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.000 0.000 0.000
Rafael Bautista Center Outfield 25 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 0.160 0.222 0.160
A.J. Cole Starter 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0.143 0.250 0.143
Brian Goodwin Center Outfield 251 41 63 21 1 13 30 23 69 0.251 0.313 0.498
Ryan Raburn Left Outfield 65 7 17 1 2 2 6 4 25 0.262 0.304 0.431
Trevor Gott Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Adrian Sanchez Shortstop 71 6 19 7 0 0 11 1 25 0.268 0.288 0.366
Austin Adams Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Edwin Jackson Starter 21 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0.095 0.095 0.095
Ryan Madson Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Sean Doolittle Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Andrew Stevenson Left Outfield 57 5 9 2 0 0 1 7 20 0.158 0.250 0.193
Pedro Severino Catcher 29 0 5 1 0 0 3 2 10 0.172 0.226 0.207
Howie Kendrick Left Outfield 166 24 48 8 2 7 25 12 39 0.289 0.343 0.488
Erick Fedde Starter 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.000 0.000
Brandon Kintzler Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Alejandro De Aza Outfield 62 8 12 2 3 0 9 3 16 0.194 0.224 0.323
Raudy Read Catcher 11 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.273 0.273 0.273
Victor Robles Center Outfield 25 3 6 1 2 0 4 0 7 0.240 0.296 0.440
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