Isn’t it great to have live baseball on your television again? Yeah, agreed, it’s the best.
Just a reminder that you have two more Nationals spring training games airing live on MASN this week: Tuesday, March 7, against the Red Sox at 1 p.m., and Sunday, March 12, against the neighbor Astros also at 1 p.m.
Sprinkled around these live games are a few more “Nationals Classics” airing on MASN to keep feeding your baseball needs. On this week’s slate, a memorable clinching of the National League East and some wacky walk-off wins.
Enjoy this week’s offering!
Monday, March 6, noon - The Nationals have won three division crowns in the past five seasons. While in 2012 they clinched at home despite a loss in that day’s game, on Sept. 16, 2014, the Nats sealed the NL East at Turner Field with a 3-0 win over the Braves. Tanner Roark led the way with seven shutout innings and Ian Desmond provided the offense with a two-run home run.
Thursday, March 9, noon - Did you hear about Jayson Werth’s “panic” moment sprinting from the batting cages at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches to hit a home run in his first at-bat against the Astros on Thursday? Well not surprisingly, that wasn’t the first time he was “called off the bench” to deliver big-time. In an Aug. 17, 2014 game against the Pirates, Werth was called on to pinch-hit off the bench in the 11th inning and delivered the knockout blow in 6-5 walk-off win.
Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m. - In another wild ending (literally), the Nationals were able to walk off the Mets in the bottom of the 10th inning, when Pedro Beato threw a wild pitch with the bases loaded, allowing Ryan Zimmerman to score the winning run.
Friday, March 10, noon - On April 23, 2014, the Nationals offense waited basically until the last minute to put some runs on the board. Trailing the Angels 4-1 entering the final frame, José Lobaton led off with a home run, Werth hit a two-run double and Adam LaRoche smacked in the winning run with a line drive to left field.