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The rainy and windy confines

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It’s a nasty day here at Wrigley Field, but it looks like the Nats and Cubs will be able to get their series finale in. There’s a massive rain system hovering over the Midwest, and it’s already dumped a lot of rain on Chicago. But it appears to be staying just to the north of town this afternoon, perhaps allowing this game to be played.

That doesn’t mean the conditions will be pleasant. The wind is blowing in from right field. The grass is wet. Everyone’s wearing parkas and windbreakers and raingear. Well, everyone except your trusty beat reporter, who inexplicably showed up in Chicago without so much as a long-sleeve shirt. As someone who lived here for four years while in college, I am disgusted with myself for not knowing better. It doesn’t matter that it’s late August. In Chicago, you never know when you might need cold-weather gear.

Anyways, the Nats are looking to capture this series after dropping last night’s ballgame. J.D. Martin goes up against Randy Wells. Here are today’s lineups…


CF Nyjer Morgan

SS Cristian Guzman

3B Ryan Zimmerman

1B Adam Dunn

LF Josh Willingham

2B Ronnie Belliard

RF Elijah Dukes

C Josh Bard

P J.D. Martin


SS Ryan Theriot

RF Milton Bradley

1B Derrek Lee

3B Aramis Ramirez

CF Kosuke Fukudome

LF Alfonso Soriano

2B Mike Fontenot

C Koyie Hill

P Randy Wells

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