Amidst a disappointing season plagued with injuries, the Washington Nationals decided to gift their fans a very nice present on Labor Day.
After Monday’s afternoon 10-inning win, the Nationals now hold a 69-69 record. #Nice for a .500 team.
Before today’s game, the Nationals held a 68-69 record with a +67 run differential.
Nationals are 68-69 with a plus-67 run differential. https://t.co/k6KXMeEsgw
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) September 2, 2018
After a giving up two runs in the first inning, Max Scherzer settled in and struck out 11. Down 3-1, Bryce Harper came up big in the ninth and hit a game-tying home run.
Free baseball brought to you by Bryce Harper. pic.twitter.com/Dkrkh9HhkX
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 3, 2018
The Las Vegas-born star came through again in the 10th. After Mark Reynolds doubled and Adam Eaton beat out a bunt, Harper brought home pinch runner Michael A. Taylor on a sacrifice fly.
Sadly, the walkoff win was one run short of having a #nice run differential, too. Oh well. Can’t win them all.
Headline photo: Gene J. Puskar
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