THESHOW
WASHINGTON NATIONALS AT CHICAGO (N) CUBS
06/18/2023
 
THESHOW
WASHINGTON NATIONALS AT CHICAGO (N) CUBS
GAME ID: 1518 - SUNDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2023 - GAME LOG
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Washington Nationals (36-26) 0 1 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 8 13 0
Chicago (N) Cubs (37-27) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0
Big Day by Walton Ignites Nationals Win
The rain at Wrigley Field did not keep Washington and Chicago (N) from finishing their game.

The exploits of third baseman Robbie Walton, who is tied for 5th in the NL in bases on balls with 33, helped the Washington Nationals defeat the Chicago (N) Cubs, 8-1. Walton was 4 for 4 with a home run, 3 singles, and a walk, while scoring 3 runs and driving in 2. The 'W' lifts Washington's record to 36-26.

Also making an impact was pitcher Jon Smart, who drilled a 2-run single in the top of the fourth inning for the Nationals. For the game, Smart threw 7 innings of 2-hit ball.

"It was a tough night at the plate," said Chicago (N) manager .
WASHINGTON BATTING LINESCORES CHICAGO (N) BATTING LINESCORES
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
T. Turner 2B 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .195 0 5
V. Brown RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .186 3 21
D. Williams SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .259 8 31
K. Bryant 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .300 9 45
N. García CF, LF 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 .290 6 33
R. Walton 3B 4 3 4 2 1 0 0 .330 4 33
B. McKinney LF 4 2 3 1 0 1 0 .280 1 14
   a-A. Almora PH, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280 1 7
C. Vallot C 3 1 2 2 1 1 0 .284 5 29
   b-M. Zunino PH, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 4 11
J. Smart P 3 0 1 2 0 1 2 .148 0 2
   R. Bolanos P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Totals 36 8 13 8 5 8 12      
a - A. Almora pinch hit for B. McKinney in the 9th
b - M. Zunino pinch hit for C. Vallot in the 9th

BATTING
Doubles: V. Brown (10, 4th Inning off M. Matuella, 2 on, 2 outs)
Home Runs: R. Walton (4, 5th Inning off M. Matuella, 1 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: J. Smart , R. Walton 7 , V. Brown 2 , N. García , B. McKinney 3 , C. Vallot 2 , D. Williams
2-out RBI: V. Brown
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: T. Turner , J. Smart , K. Bryant 3
Sac Bunt: J. Smart , V. Brown
Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING
SB: T. Turner (24) , R. Walton (17) , D. Williams (32)
CS: R. Walton (3)
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
A. Russell SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .239 10 31
R. Baldoquin 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .292 0 21
A. Meadows CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .298 3 39
P. Cooper RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .224 3 23
A. Rizzo 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .297 11 45
C. Yelich LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .352 8 33
M. Machado 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .184 4 26
R. McGuire C 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250 2 20
M. Matuella P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .115 0 0
   P. Blackburn P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   a-M. White PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 2 7
   V. Velasquez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 1
   b-N. Plummer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 1 4
   H. Owens P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Totals 31 1 4 0 4 6 13      
a - M. White pinch hit for P. Blackburn in the 6th
b - N. Plummer pinch hit for V. Velasquez in the 8th

BATTING
Total Bases: R. Baldoquin , A. Russell , A. Rizzo 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: A. Meadows , P. Cooper
Team LOB: 7
WASHINGTON PITCHING LINESCORES CHICAGO (N) PITCHING LINESCORES
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA
J. Smart W (4-0) 7.0 2 1 1 2 3 0 94 57 2.50
R. Bolanos 2.0 2 0 0 2 3 0 51 31 3.34
PITCHING
Game Score: J. Smart 70
Batters Faced: J. Smart 25, R. Bolanos 10
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: J. Smart 8-10, R. Bolanos 2-1
Pitches - Strikes: J. Smart 94-57, R. Bolanos 51-31
WP: J. Smart
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA
M. Matuella L (6-6) 4.0 9 6 6 4 3 1 96 52 4.80
P. Blackburn 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 28 17 4.82
V. Velasquez 2.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 36 21 3.24
H. Owens 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 3 7.88
PITCHING
Game Score: M. Matuella 19
Batters Faced: M. Matuella 24, P. Blackburn 7, V. Velasquez 9, H. Owens 3
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: M. Matuella 3-5, P. Blackburn 1-2, V. Velasquez 2-2, H. Owens 1-1
Pitches - Strikes: M. Matuella 96-52, P. Blackburn 28-17, V. Velasquez 36-21, H. Owens 10-3
WP: V. Velasquez
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Robbie Walton
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Weather: Rain (64 degrees), wind blowing in from center at 9 mph
Start Time: 1:10 pm EST
Time: 3:44
Attendance: 40530
Special Notes: Rain delay of 45 minutes in the 3rd inning.
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