Friday, October 02, 2009

Final Home Game for the Nationals

I went to the final Nationals ball game and the one on Monday. They won both. So of the six games I went to this year, the Nationals record is 3-3. Oh if they were only that good for the rest of the season.

But the final game was very exciting. The Nationals trailed 4-2 going into the bottom of the 9th.

As the story in the Post put it:

As a parting gift, the Washington Nationals delivered pleasure -- no complications. The last scene of the 81st and final home game of the season was unlike any moment that preceded it, perfect and delirious, the one-minute attempt to undo a forgettable year. The manager said, "There's no way I can explain how good a feeling that is." And the guy who took the last swing said, "It's like everything I've ever dreamed of in the big leagues."

That would be Justin Maxwell who delivered a walk-off grand slam. And he did it with a full count and 2 outs. It just made it over the fence but it made it. Great way to end the game!

Ryan Zimmerman about to cross the plate from his single shot home run in the 8th. That made the score 4-2 to go into the very exciting 9th inning.

The crowd and the Nationals team celebrates Justin Maxwell's grand slam to win the game.

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