I hope anyone who missed the Nationals versus the Mets yesterday DVR'ed the game. With wild pitches and debatable home runs, the Washington Nationals almost lost the game to long time rivals the New York Mets. This time a wild pitch flying nearly 400 feet from home plate didn't cost the Nationals the game. Instead, the Nationals were able to seal the deal after Mets reliever Pedro Beato threw a curveball that bounced over the catcher's head. Ryan Zimmerman was on third base and started to run home. However, he stopped when he realized he couldn't tell how far the ball was. In a split second he made up his mind and darted towards the plate, scoring the winning run.
Did I mention the game went into extra innings and the home run that almost wasn't? Jordany Valdespin drove a changeup deep into right-center field. The ball touched the hand of a fan as it came back down and Bryce Harper hoped to make a play at the plate. But his attempt was in vain as umpire Angel Hernandez signaled it a home run.
Nationals left-fielder Tyler Moore said, "That's why you come to the ballpark. The first eight innings were kind of boring and the last three were unbelievable." See if the next game is just as intense as the last with Nationals tickets from Front Row Seats. They face the Mets again today and tomorrow and then take on the Atlanta Braves --who hop to knock them out of their first-place standing.