There’s just something about the Nats and 8th inning comebacks, huh?

For the second time this postseason, the Nationals found themselves trailing 3-1 entering the 8th inning of an elimination game. For the second time this postseason, the Nats made that lead disappear.

This time, instead of an old-school rally, the Nats took a more powerful approach.

That’s certainly one way for the Nationals to #StayInTheFight.

Anthony Rendon got things going with a towering home run on what was actually a pretty good pitch from Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

Juan Soto then turned around and blasted a high offering from Kershaw 449 feet into the California night sky. It was the longest home run of his young career.

As a reminder for what feels like the billionth time: Juan Soto is only 20 years old.

In a season full of deficits and comebacks, it would only have been fitting for the Nats to dig themselves out of another hole late in a winner-take-all Game 5.


Rendon and Soto just provided the singular moment of the Nationals’ season to date. Now, they’ll try to make their two instantly-iconic home runs count.