The Chicago Cubs were one game from defeating the Washington Nationals in this National League division series. Yesterday the Chicago Cubs came from behind to win 2-1. However, Wednesday nights game was quite different.
They started pitcher Stephen Strasburg, whom was ill, for this crucial must win game four. The score of today’s Cubs game was a five to nothing shutout by the Washington Nationals. Stephen pitched seven shutout innings while striking out twelve Chicago Cubs batters.
Now this five game National League division series heads back to Washington, District of Columbia, for a winner take all game.
“When he’s healthy and he’s on the mound, he’s one of, if not, the best pitchers in the game. Since the All-Star break, nobody has really been like him. To have him come out and do that in a spot like that, obviously … huge is an understatement for us.”
Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals first baseman
Stephen had actually acquired the flu and was trying to fight it with anti-biotics. Michael Taylor, hit a grand slam home run for the Washington Nationals to take a 4-0 lead. All this team needed one run as the Chicago Cubs did NOT pass home plate once in this baseball game.
This will be the Washington Nationals third National League division series game five since two thousand and twelve. This franchise has failed to advance on to the National League championship series. The Chicago Cubs are trying to advance to their third straight National League championship series.
Stephen has actually pitched two games in this divisional playoff series. He struck out ten Chicago Cubs batters in a game won victory for the Washington Nationals. This National League division series is tied two to two.
The winner of this series plays the Los Angeles Dodgers whom swept the Arizona Diamondbacks three to nothing.
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