We all love reliving those classic baseball memories. Whether it’s a no-hitter, a walk-off grand slam, or a World Series clincher, revisiting those moments - the ones that display your team at its pinnacle of excellence - is truly something to enjoy.
Fortunately for Nationals fans, MASN is putting together a collection of some of the Nationals’ greatest games, which will be presented in their original broadcast starting Monday, January 30. The “Nationals Classics” series will run weekly until April 23, giving fans plenty of chances to recapture Washington’s most recent historic baseball moments.
The series kicks off with a late-inning classic, as Ryan Zimmerman blasted a walk-off home run - his second four-bagger of the night - to lift the Nationals over the Padres back on July 6, 2010. Other highlights include a six-RBI night for former Nats slugger Adam Dunn against the Orioles and a 15-inning marathon victory for the Nationals over the Braves. And what highlight reel would be complete without a few dashes of Stephen Strasburg’s mastery on the mound?
The full schedule is listed below so fans can plan ahead to witness a specific classic moment. Pitchers and catchers report in less than a month. It’s time to get pumped for Opening Day and this collection of Nats Classics will certainly get you in the mood for baseball.
Jan. 30, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 20: Zimmerman walk-off homer (second home runof the day) beats Padres (July 6, 2010)
Feb. 6, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 23: Dunn has two homers, including grand slam, six RBIs versus O’s (May 24, 2009)
Feb. 13, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 24: Willingham two grand slams, eight RBIs against Brewers (July 27, 2009)
Feb. 20, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 26: Nats win in the 15th inning at Braves (Oct. 4, 2009)
Feb. 27, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 25: Zimmerman walk-off homer versus Marlins (Sept. 6, 2009)
March 6, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 16: Strasburg’s return from Tommy John surgery versus Dodgers (9/6/11)
March 12, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 18: Willingham walk-off versus O’s (May 23, 2010)
March 16, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 15: Zimmerman hits a walk-off grand slam to complete a six-run ninth that beats the Phillies (Aug. 19, 2011)
March 19, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 13: Ramos caps a five-run, ninth-inning comeback with a walk-off three-run homer versus Mariners (June 21, 2011)
March 22, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 21: Dunn hits three homers versus Padres (July 7, 2010)
March 26, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 22: Zimmerman walk-off three-run home run against Phillies (July 31, 2010)
April 2, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 17: Strasburg strikes out 10, Nats close the season with a 17-10 September record with win at Marlins (Sept. 28, 2011)
April 12, 10:30 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 14: Werth steals home and then wins game on a wild pitch against Cubs (July 4, 2011). Game will air after the 7 p.m. rebroadcast of that day’s Reds-Nationals game.
April 12, 7 p.m. - Nationals Classics No. 19: Strasburg’s second career start versus Indians (June 13, 2010)