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.
From Nats PR: Thats the second time the Nationals have gone back-to-back in their Postseason history. Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche did it in the 5th inning of Game 2 of the 2012 NLDS at STL.— Todd Dybas (@Todd_Dybas) October 10, 2019
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.
Juan Soto picked a HECK of a time for the longest HR of his career.— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) October 10, 2019
449 ft off Clayton Kershaw.
That's longer than any other HR he'd hit in his career to this point, including the playoffs.
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.
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