The Washington Capitals and the Washington Nationals had some crazy DC Sports Synergy at the exact same time Saturday night. Both teams essentially won their games during the same two minutes because of clutch plays.
Usually, DC Sports Teams are connected by futility, but since the Caps won their Stanley Cup, something else more fun is afoot.
I love it.
Pretty solid 2 minutes for DC sports:
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 14, 2019
The Nats tweeted out the footage on their Twitter account. In the same moment that Brooks Orpik scored his overtime game-winning goal, outfielder Adam Eaton feasted on a fat baseball down the middle of the plate and hit a solo home run to tie the Nationals and the Pirates 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning. On the next pitch, Howie Kendrick hit a solo home run to left field to give the Nats a lead they’d never relinquish.
Here’s Charlie and Dave with the incredible call.
Enjoy a very fun 2 minutes in DC sports alongside Charlie and Dave pic.twitter.com/DGGzYxXMIv
— Jacob Rasch (@serious_jammage) April 13, 2019
“It’s a walk-off goal,” Dave Jageler said after Orpik scored.
“Indeed,” Charlie Slowes responded. “Caps go up two games to none 1:48 into overtime. The Hurricanes were not easy to put away today.”
Slowes then pivots back to Nats baseball.
“Three balls two strikes to Eaton. Rodriguez winds, delivers the pitch,” Slowes said. “SWUNG ON. DRIVEN IT DEEP TO RIGHT. GOING GOING. GONE. GOODBYE. WHAT AN AT BAT FOR ADAM EATON.”
That was a pretty good minute for DC Sports,” Jageler said. “Caps score to win. Nats score to tie.”
“KENDRICK DRIVES ONE DEEP TO LEFT,” Slowes screams. “WAY BACK. THIS ONE IS GOING GOING AND GONEEEEE. GOODBYE. BACK TO BACK HOME RUNS ON CONSECUTIVE PITCHES.”
“That was a pretty good two minutes for DC Sports,” Jageler observed. “Caps score to win. Nats score to tie. Nats score to lead. Wow.”
“So that’s Orpik from Kuznetsov to Eaton to Kendrick,” Slowes said.
“That’s a lot of assists,” Jageler said.
After the game, Eaton, who did the Let’s Go Caps chant before Game One of the Caps-Canes series, called the moment “pretty cool.”
Adam Eaton on homering right after Brooks Orpik scored the winner for the Capitals: “I heard that. That’s pretty cool. First off, congratulations to them. They’re playing some really important games. We’re still in April … which every game’s important. But hat’s off to them."
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) April 13, 2019
The Capitals Twitter account showed their appreciation for the great two moments by tweeting three cabbage emoji to the Nationals.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 14, 2019
The cabbage emoji is a nod to the Nationals’ weird postgame celebration after big come-from-behind wins.
normal teams after wins: *high five line*
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 10, 2019
If you ask me, this is all the doing of the #CapsRat. RIP.
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