Question: What do April 28th and September 4th have in common?
Answer: The 2 greatest comebacks in the season.
Both have come in Teheran starts where the Braves had the victory already rung up. Not so fast! Dan Uggla hit a 3 run HR just like Michael A. Taylor to win these games. OK, the drama on Uggla doing it against the Braves closer Grilli in an 0-2 count with the Nats behind 12-10 in the Nats greatest comeback in their history isn’t apples to apples in comparison but the similarities are almost too alike.
Friday’s game all started with a clutch 9th inning hitting by Matt den Dekker with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to drive in the tying run to make the score 2-2, and Michael A. Taylor walks it off on a booming 3 run HR in the 10th inning. #Clutch #Walkoff #WalkoffCity
And what a #CurlyW for the books it was! #WALKOFF #MichaelA pic.twitter.com/miFz7uQ3TU
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 5, 2015
Michael A. now has eight home runs in the seventh inning or later this year, most of any National.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) September 5, 2015
THE MASN & RADIO CALL FROM DAVE & CHARLIE OF THE MICHAEL A. TAYLOR WALK-OFF
MATT DEN DEKKER GAME TYING 2-OUT 9TH INNING RBI SINGLE VIDEO
STATCAST VIDEO ON BRYCE HARPER 446 FT HR
MASN VIDEO OF PAPELBON EARLIER IN THE POSTGAME
There is a Papelbon post-game video at his locker where he is tongue-in-cheek saying he saw some fans sitting down. It is good stuff and while he’s talking he pauses to the happy screams of his teammates who are cheering the Marlins walk-off. We will try to find a link to the video. Here’s the Papelbon quotes from that interview at his locker, “These games from here on out are going to be playoff-type games and playoff-type atmospheres. I got a little bone to pick with some of the fans here tonight. I saw a few of them sitting down. I’m not gonna lie. We need to stand on up in those situations. Let’s get that going, you know what I mean, because this is playoff baseball.”
MATT DEN DEKKER WON THE “LIGHTS OUT” SUSPENDED GAME AGAINST THE DODGERS. FLASHBACK VIDEO
How quick Matt Williams goes from “idiot” to “wizardry”. Watch the video and read the article attached.
ESPN BASEBALL TONIGHT VIDEO with attached article entitled “Matt Williams’ wizardry helps Nationals gain ground in NL East”
ESPN BASEBALL TONIGHT discusses Matt Williams strategy
Here’s the section on the Marlins walk-off and Matt Harvey news:
The Marlins used a double by Prado who got 5 hits on the night to drive in Yelich all the way from 1st base to beat the Mets in 11 innings in Miami.
Walk-off for @Marlins! Martin Prado hits the RBI double to lift Marlins over Mets, 6-5. Prado finishes with 5 hits. pic.twitter.com/w6hboeiLFi
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) September 5, 2015
The Mets haven’t lost 2 deGrom starts in a row since the end of April when the Yankees and Nats beat the Mets in consecutive games that deGrom started. DeGrom also moved to 169 innings pitched and while he’s been good, he hasn’t been great recently.
There is also the controversy brewing between the Mets and agent Scott Boras on Matt Harvey’s innings limit. Word is Boras wants him capped at 180 and there is this Tweet that differs:
John Ricco, mets assistant GM, says Mets are proceeding as planned with Harvey. Probably 190 inn., plus postseason, despite what Boras said
— Tim Rohan (@TimRohan) September 4, 2015
Scott Boras "Any club that chooses to defy the medical expert is putting the player in peril" #Mets AUDIO: https://t.co/6P3iJR7B9A
— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) September 4, 2015
More to follow!