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Greatest Comeback in Franchise History

(Paul Kim)
October 1, 2019

Kurt Suzuki's Walk-Off Home Run September 3 vs. New York Mets Entering the bottom of the ninth inning against the Mets on September 3, the Nationals trailed 10-4. Through that point in the 2019 season, teams trailing by six or more runs entering the ninth inning were 0-274. FanGraphs pegged

Kurt Suzuki's Walk-Off Home Run

September 3 vs. New York Mets

Entering the bottom of the ninth inning against the Mets on September 3, the Nationals trailed 10-4. Through that point in the 2019 season, teams trailing by six or more runs entering the ninth inning were 0-274. FanGraphs pegged the Nats' win expectancy at just 0.3% at that point.

So, you're tellin' me there's a chance?!

Victor Robles singled. Trea Turner hit an RBI double. Asdrúbal Cabrera singled. Anthony Rendon hit an RBI single. Juan Soto singled. Ryan Zimmerman hit a pinch-hit, two-run double.

The Mets still led 10-8 with runners on second and third and one out. Kurt Suzuki worked the count full against Mets closer Edwin Díaz and, on the eighth pitch of the at-bat, smacked a ball over the wall in left field.

HE. JUST. GOT. ZUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKED.

The homer sent Nats Park into pandemonium as the team celebrated the greatest comeback in franchise history. Zuk pointed towards his teammates as they poured out of the home dugout in disbelief.

When manager Dave Martinez finally entered the Nats Park press conference room to deliver his postgame analysis, a gaggle of fans in the Delta Sky360 Club stuck around to cheer him on from the other side of the glass.

This is what he had to say:

Boom.