For the first seven innings, it seemed like the Chicago Cubs were on the way to their first victory of the season. The Cubs led the Washington Nationals, 4-2, entering the eighth inning, with the only runs surrendered coming on a two run homer by Adam LaRoche back in the in the fourth inning. However, the eighth inning proved to be a disaster for the bullpen, as Washington scored five runs to pull ahead for the comfortable 7-4 win.
Kerry Wood struggled in his appearance, allowing three earned runs in just 2/3 of an inning. Carlos Marmol wasn't much better. The Chicago closer couldn't even get an out before surrendering two earned runs, two walks, and two hits.
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