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Game 162 Recap: Nationals 2, Braves 1 in 15 innings

A season that most people just wanted to end goes out with a game that just wouldn't end. The announcers were having a good time of talking about the fact that they had run out of things to talk about, and the fans only stayed around because there was a post-game concert scheduled.

Things got so lean in the position player department that Martin Prado played right field for the first time in his career. That actually might be the highlight of the game. As they have done for the last week they just didn't do much hitting, and when they did have runners on base, they just didn't do much hitting. The only run was a Nate McLouth solo homerun in the 6th inning. McLouth almost won the game in the 13th with a shot that took the center fielder to the back of the warning track... there was a big sigh from the announcers, Joe and Boog, who were hoping that would have gone out.

It seems weird to talk about how well a starting pitcher did... wait, no it doesn't, that's par for the course for this team. Tim Hudson finished strong, pitching 7 innings allowing only one run and striking out 7. The bullpen also put in some great work, pitching 7 more innings without allowing a run. Boone Logan did in the 15th what Manny Acosta tried to do in the 14th, and that was end the game. The Braves almost came back in the bottom of the ninth, but you know, it's the Braves.

Final - 10.4.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 R H E
Washington Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 13 0
Atlanta Braves 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 0
WP: Logan Kensing (1 - 2)
LP: Boone Logan (1 - 1)

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