UPDATE: Adam LaRoche plated Jayson Werth with a fielder's choice in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Nats a 4-3 walk-off win over the Brewers. More to come in a bit.
For the fourth time this year - and the first at home - the Nationals are headed to extra innings.
They're on the way there because of what happened in the ninth inning, when Sean Burnett gave up a two-out double to Rickie Weeks, then allowed a single to center off Carlos Gomez, who got thrown out at second, but not before Weeks scored to tie the game at three.
It's Burnett's first blown save of the season. Chad Gaudin will pitch the 10th for the Nationals, who stranded runners on first and third in the ninth. It's the third time tonight they've left two runners on base in an inning.
Also: I'm freezing.
I realize this opens me up to the predictable round of, "Wait, you're from Minnesota -- you can't handle this?" comments, to which I'd say two things. First, I've been here for three years now, and I fully admit I'm starting to go soft. And second, as my high school cross country coach said, there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. I ran afoul of that bit of time-tested logic tonight, and the whipping winds in the high altitude of the Nationals Park press box are getting to me. And third, even the Brewers beat writers are wearing stocking caps.
So call me soft. Whatever. Just get this game over with.