The Washington Nationals find themselves smack dab in the middle of a divisional race. Each night is important and the wins and losses tend to get magnified around this time of year. So what happened last night may prove to be a turning point.
Or just a freak occurrence. Who knows?
After spotting the Miami Marlins a 9-0 lead on Thursday, the Nats mounted a spectacular comeback before eventually winning, 14-12.
Trae Turner did the heavy lifting by blasting two home runs, including a grand slam, and racking up eight RBI, which tied a Major League record for a leadoff hitter. The nine-run rally is the biggest since the team moved to Washington and ties a franchise mark set by Montreal in 1997.
You can’t win many games by gifting the other team a touchdown and safety, but the ones you do will sure be memorable.