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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WaPo: Ryan Zimmerman’s homer in 16th inning against Brewers caps longest game in Nationals’ history

A true deathmatch.  Personally, I’m disappointed: if the game had gone only one more inning, Adam LaRoche would have made his Major League pitching debut for the Washington Nationals.

MILWAUKEE — More than five hours after Tuesday’s game began, Miller Park nearly empty and only a handful of souls left to watch, Ryan Zimmerman’s monstrous swing mercifully put an end to the longest game in Washington Nationals history. Zimmerman’s two-run shot off reliever Mike Fiers in the top of the 16th inning, the first extra-inning home run of his career, gave the Nationals the runs they needed to finally get some sleep.

So much happened here on Tuesday night as it bled into Wednesday morning, enough to fill a short novel. Long after Jordan Zimmermann’s solid start in front of his home crowd, Anthony Rendon’s game-tying home run in the eighth, Ross Detwiler’s valiant four-inning appearance in relief and Denard Span’s game-saving catch in the 14th inning, Zimmerman hit the decisive home run to left field and Rafael Soriano notched his 18th save to power the Nationals to a 4-2 thrilling marathon win.

Esoteric Posted: June 25, 2014 at 11:02 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bataan death march, brewers, milwaukee, nationals, washington

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   1. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: June 25, 2014 at 01:24 PM (#4735263)
this sucked, glad I went to bed after 12th. Detwiler is a nice guy to have.
   2. Tim Wallach was my Hero Posted: June 25, 2014 at 01:25 PM (#4735264)
This.
   3. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: June 25, 2014 at 01:53 PM (#4735297)
I hovered the link, guessing that's the 22 inning Rick Dempsey 1-0 game. Hat tip to SABR research journal article on long ass 1-0 games.
   4. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: June 25, 2014 at 03:56 PM (#4735485)
I am amazed that Adam Laroche was going to pitch...and Rafael Soriano was still in the bullpen! His magic closer dust so exclusively requires him to pitch in only save situations that they were going to throw the first baseman!

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