Game Five of the NLDS didn’t start well for the Nationals. In fact, it was almost a worst-case scenario. Stephen Strasburg, who struck out 10 batters in Game Two, got rocked. In the first inning, Joc Pederson hit a ground-rule double literally through the fence of Dodger Stadium. The next batter, Max Muncy, went yard giving Los Angeles a 2-0 lead. In the second inning, Enrique Hernández hit a solo bomb giving the Dodgers, the best team in the National League, a 3-0 lead.
But the Nationals, like they have all year, clawed back.
“Nobody gave up,” Michael A. Taylor said. “Every time we got back to the dugout, it was like, ‘Here we go, here we go.’ Every inning, ‘Here we go.'”