Nationals and Cubs Split Doubleheader

Posted by Steve Elliott on Jul 20 2002 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019 Season
Milwaukee County's finest squared off Saturday at Zirkel Field in McCarty Park. The resulting split was predictable, but the games were not. The Nationals exploded for 15 hits in game 1, running their winning streak to 7 in a 14-4 mercy rule thumping of the previously undefeated Cubs. Jake Paige and James Herkowski led the way with three hits and Chris Marks added a three-run homer as the local nine put together their finest performance of the year to date. Game two afforded no such result. The Cubs jumped on the squad for three in the first and ten in the second en route to a 16-0 drubbing. The early deficit proved too much for the team's otherwise potent offense and the squad suffered its first mercy rule loss in history. The Nationals stand alone in second place, but face a stiff challenge this weekend. The third place White Sox hope to climb the ladder when the two squads square off on Sunday night at Kuenn Field in Rainbow Park.


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