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Nats unable to overcome early blip in St. Louis

Starter Craig Stammen settled in after a rough first inning to toss six solid frames against the Cardinals, but the Nationals couldn't pull off the comeback in a game that saw reliever Drew Storen's Major League debut.


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Harris, RF3011001.179
b-Gonzalez, Al, PH0000000.297
c-Dunn, A, PH1000012.252
Slaten, P0000000.000
Storen, P0000000.000
Capps, P0000000.000
Guzman, C, 2B4000012.311
Zimmerman, 3B4000001.318
Willingham, LF3000120.259
Rodriguez, I, C4000001.336
Kennedy, A, 1B4120001.255
Desmond, SS4140000.271
Bernadina, CF3010014.306
Stammen, P2000022.313
a-Morse, PH-RF2000004.273
a-Popped out for Stammen in the 7th. b-Batted for Harris in the 7th. c-Struck out for Gonzalez, Al in the 7th.
Lopez, F, SS4000011.250
Ludwick, RF3010010.297
Holliday, LF3100113.293
Pujols, 1B3230100.324
Rasmus, CF4221012.278
Freese, 3B3112012.307
Molina, C4012002.270
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a-Stavinoha, PH1000001.344
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a-Grounded out for McClellan in the 8th.
2B: Kennedy, A (6, Franklin).
TB: Desmond 4; Harris; Bernadina; Kennedy, A 3.
RBI: Harris (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bernadina; Guzman, C; Dunn, A 2; Morse 2.
SAC: Bernadina.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

CS: Harris (2, 2nd base by Lohse/Molina).

DP: (Desmond-Guzman, C-Kennedy, A).

2B: Ludwick (9, Stammen).
3B: Freese (1, Stammen).
TB: Molina; Ludwick 2; Pujols 3; Rasmus 2; Schumaker; Freese 3.
RBI: Rasmus (17), Freese 2 (24), Molina 2 (24), Schumaker (8).
2-out RBI: Rasmus; Freese 2; Molina; Schumaker.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schumaker; Holliday 2.
SAC: Freese.
GIDP: Freese.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Molina (5, 2nd base off Stammen/Rodriguez, I).

E: Schumaker 2 (6, throw, fielding).

Stammen(L, 1-2)6.06442405.86
Lohse(W, 1-3)6.06211405.11
Miller, T(H, 5)0.20000002.25
Motte(H, 3)0.10000103.86
McClellan(H, 4)1.00000102.08
Lohse pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Game Scores: Stammen 46, Lohse 57.
HBP: Ludwick (by Storen).
Pitches-strikes: Stammen 96-60, Slaten 7-3, Storen 13-7, Capps 15-11, Lohse 87-55, Miller, T 6-4, Motte 8-5, McClellan 23-17, Franklin 16-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Stammen 8-4, Slaten 0-0, Storen 0-1, Capps 3-0, Lohse 8-3, Miller, T 1-0, Motte 0-0, McClellan 0-2, Franklin 2-0.
Batters faced: Stammen 25, Slaten 2, Storen 3, Capps 6, Lohse 25, Miller, T 2, Motte 1, McClellan 3, Franklin 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Storen 1-0, Miller, T 2-0, Motte 2-0.
Ejections: Washington Nationals Batting Coach Rick Eckstein ejected by HP umpire Gerry Davis (5th)
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Brian Knight. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 56 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 38,005.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
May 17, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media