Nationals rally to a memorable comeback 11-10 victory against Mets; recap 9/3/19
The Washington Nationals walked off the New York Mets in a shocking and memorable ninth inning rally. Max Scherzer threw six innings that yielded five hits, four runs, one walk, and seven strikeouts; and the bullpen of Wander Suero, Roenis Elias, Daniel Hudson, and Javy Guerra provided decent relief. But the real narrative of this game is the Nationals’ offense and their fighting spirit.
In the first inning, Juan Soto hit an RBI double to score Asdrubal Cabrera. In the sixth, Kurt Suzuki singled on a fly ball that scored Soto, and in the eighth, Soto hit a two-run home run. But the real rally began in the ninth when Anthony Rendon hit an RBI single to score Trea Turner. Ryan Zimmeran then appeared to pinch hit and ended up with an RBI double that scored Cabrera, and in probably one of the Nationals’ greatest moments of their fighting season, Kurt Suzuki blasted a three-run home run to give the Nationals one of their greatest walkoff wins. In what everyone believed was going to be a pitcher’s duel between Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom, fans instead witnessed the greatest reminder that the Nationals are still fighting til the end and that every win inches them closer and closer to a winning chance in the October playoffs.
Tomorrow, Anibal Sanchez faces Zack Wheeler for the series finale. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET. Please note that this game will be livestreamed on YouTube, and you can find it on MLB’s official YouTube channel.