This was the first walk-off HR in Chris Heisey’s career! He did it for the Nats in Spring Training one month ago, but this is the first regular season walk-off of his 54 career home runs.
This was also the 1st Nats Walk-Off of the 2016 season, and is destined for Nats Classic reruns! 6-5 win and the Nats get the 14-4 record that ties the 2012 record for best starts by a team in Nats history. The Nats got great relief pitching from Matt Belisle, Felipe Rivero, Jonathan Papelbon, Yusmeiro Petit and Oliver Perez in relief of Stephen Strasburg.
The walk-off HR by Chris Heisey was just part of the highlights which included a 9th inning game tying pinch-hit HR by Bryce Harper against closer Kevin Jepson. The game started with a lead-off HR from Matt den Dekker. Wilson Ramos with the clutch 2 run double as the Nats were behind by 3 runs. The craziest play was the bunt from Oliver Perez that got thrown away and scored Danny Espinosa to tie the game in the 15th inning at 5-5 before Heisey won it in the 16th inning.
Let’s enjoy Bryce’s HR again (and again).
And Heisey’s WO HR again (and again, and agains, and again . . .)
The Nats officially (unless they change Oliver Perez’s bunt to a single) only tallied Wilson Ramos’ double as the only hit all day with runners in scoring position. In case you lost count, the Nats were 1-16 officially and it is possible they change Perez’s bunt to a hit with an error on the Twins catcher John Ryan Murphy.
On the Bryce Harper watch, he increased his MLB leading HR count to 9 and RBIs to 23.
If you left early, you missed a classic! If you missed this story on Chris Heisey, give it a read!