And it’s likely none of them ever witnessed a season-turning half-inning like Thursday's top of the fifth, a fever dream within a 4-hour, 37-minute hallucination of baseball at Nationals Park.
Not in Little League, or high school or the low minors. And certainly not in a winner-take-all game where two dominant franchises’ courses collided, one going home, the other to giddily fly west to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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“I’m sure I’ve been in some crazy stuff before,” said Max Scherzer, the Washington Nationals ace whose fifth-inning entrance electrified his home crowd of 43,849, “but that’s crazy baseball.”
His Nationals would go on to lose this game, 9-8, and see their season end shy of the NL Championship Series for the fourth time in six years.Read more at USA Today