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Nationals-Cardinals NLDS Game 4 Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following the Nats’ fantastic 2-1 walk-off victory

Winners

Jayson Werth — His six-minute, 13-pitch at-bat resulting in a walk-off HR to force Game 5 erased two years of being one of the most overpaid players in baseball, and it may have been the best moment in D.C. pro sports since Super Bowl XXVI. So, yeah … winner.

Ross Detwiler — That was a big-time performance (6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER 3 H, 3 BB, 2 K), especially considering it was an elimination game for the Nats and he was taking Strasburg’s spot in the rotation.

Adam LaRoche — Went deep in the the second to go up 1-0. Also walked later in the game, which is worth mentioning, because the Nats only put three men on base (not counting home runs) and never had an AB with RISP.

Jordan Zimmermann, Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen — Threw a scoreless seventh, eighth and ninth, respectively, striking out eight straight in the process. ZNN (and his 97-MPH fastball) was the best of best bunch.

Mark DeRosaHe recited Teddy Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena” in the clubhouse before the game. Go ahead and read that and come back once the goosebumps subside.

Losers

Bryce Harper — Went 0-for-3 at the dish (batting .056 on the series) and sailed the cut-off man on a no-chance throw to the plate, despite today’s extra special piece of flair: old-school knee-high stirrups!

Mike Morse, Danny Espinosa and Kurt Suzuki — Went a combined 0-for-9. Along with Harper, they’re just killing the lineup.

Medium

Ian Desmond — Booted John Jay’s grounder in the third, leading to the Cards’ only run. Later made a great play to end the ninth to preserve the tie.

Other Miscellany: Charlie Slowes walk-off callJim Joyce’s outside cornerthe Yankees fan behind home plateTeddy wins againthe neighborhood playFrank Howard

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.

17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Robin Ficker's Lawyer

    October 11, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    “Jayson Werth. You’ve been on base six times, which is actually not horrible! You’ve also failed miserably in all sorts of important situations and have struck out five times.”

    Nah, we’re good now.

  2. ThisGuy

    October 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Certainly awesome, but I think we can pump the brakes on “best moment in pro sports since Super Bowl win.” It’s not even the best this calendar year.

    If it happens tomorrow though…

  3. Jamie Mottram

    October 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    You don’t need to pump the brakes on it if you prefer baseball to hockey.

  4. ThisGuy

    October 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Well it’s definitely the best moment in DC pro baseball since the Super Bowl, that’s true.

  5. ThisGuy

    October 11, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    And before this devolves into an unwinnable “best moments” debate, I’d like to echo that that entire at-bat was incredibly fucking awesome and could be one of those pivotal moments in Nats history when we look back on this series one day. I hope.

  6. Jamie Mottram

    October 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    I was done with the debate, but, yes, this was fantastic + is forever.

  7. JB

    October 12, 2012 at 4:00 AM

    screw that, all the nats are awful can’t get a base hit to save our live, WE SUCK! natitude. :)

  8. jon forrester

    October 12, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Suzuki is a loser hitting wise, but he called a great game behind the plate.

  9. Johnny Blades

    October 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Def a pump the brakes situaish on best moment.

    However, the radio call kicked so much ass:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2012/10/11/audio-jayson-werths-walk-off-home-run/

    (also an excuse to post a classic)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvcyQRAK-QI

  10. Jamie Mottram

    October 12, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Definitely. Wouldn’t want to get lost in the joy of the moment.

  11. Chris Mottram

    October 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Phew, thank goodness I pumped my brakes. I was actually starting to enjoy the moment a little too much. Cause sports are about being level-headed.

  12. Jim Ed

    October 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    If only someone locally had coined a term for that, where you don’t let sports get you two high or two low…. Man, I wish I could remember who and what was said.

  13. JB

    October 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    I dunno who said it but it makes me kinda zorny….

  14. Ed Jim

    October 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Did I miss the moment this year when the entire DMV population jumped up and yelled Fuck Yeah! (well except Danny of course).

  15. Chris Mottram

    October 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Players stay medium. Fans never should.

  16. JP Finlay

    October 12, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Comments 12 and 13 win the thread

  17. Jamie Mottram

    October 12, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Man, wins come easy.

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