The Washington Nationals didn’t throw in the towel and gave it all they had as the score was a 10-3 deficit in the bottom of the 9th inning as Danny Espinosa got on base with an infield hit followed by a Clint Robinson single. Jayson Werth walked to load the bases for Daniel Murphy who hit a no-doubter grand slam which was the first of his career. That made the score 10-7.
Buck Showalter went to his closer Zach Britton, and Bryce Harper singled off him followed by an Anthony Rendon RBI double. It was the first RBI that Britton had given up since May. Wilson Ramos stepped into the batter’s box representing the tying run, and he hit a comebacker to Britton who tried to get Rendon leaning off of 2nd base, and he was safe. Luckily Ramos was hustling down the line and was safe giving the Nats the winning run stepping into the batter’s box. Ryan Zimmerman had a chance to be the hero, and redemption to make his season right with one swing for history. Zimmerman went first pitch swinging and grounded into a 4-6-3 game ending doubleplay.
The Nationals lost 10-8. A heartbreaking finish.