Going into the bottom of the seventh-inning the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs are tied at 4-4. Both teams have scored using two 2-run home runs while starting pitchers Tom Gorzelanny and Randy Wells can't seem to keep the balls in the Park.
The Nationals struck first in the first-inning when second baseman Danny Espinosa hit a two-run home run off Wells. It was the 16th home run for Espinosa who leads MLB second basemen in home runs and leads MLB rookies with 16 HR, 50 RBI & 35 extra-base hits. If that doesn't garner "Rookie Of The Year" considerations then who knows what does. The Cubs' Carlos Pena answered right back in the second inning hitting a two run home run off Gorzelanny. Ryan Zimmerman then followed with his own two-run shot in fifth with Aramis Ramirez answering back with yet another two-run home run in the sixth.
The other big story of Wednesday's game is Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth has gone 0-for-3 with a strikeout. HIs average has dropped to .219 and allowing a ball go over his head in the sixth contributed to Ramirez's two-run home run. The worst slump of his career continues as boos from the home crowd expressing their displeasure rain down on him almost after ever at-bat.