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How I Turned the Nationals’ Fate Around from My Sofa

I have a witness to how I turned the Nationals around last night. Now, Lillian cannot be compelled to testify against me in court [or at least the story line goes].  She can state I said as Adam Lind was coming in to pinch hit in the eighth, “We [Nationals] have to do it now,” easy to say with the top of the order following Lind. I was remembering what he did on Opening Day.  His first swing as a Nat was a homer against the Marlins.  I wasn’t greedy last night. And the Nationals were down by two.

 

A single, a walk, getting hit by a pitch would do. When, not if, he reaches first, put in a pinch runner.

 

Of course, Lind delivered — as he has so often in 2017.

 

 

Flash forward [ignoring Trea Turner’s propensity to swing at low — almost in the dirt and outside pitches] to Bryce Harper coming to bat.

 

When the court went to 3-1, I told him, “Kiss it, Bryce!” He did.  A mammoth homerun but not to the harvest moon as a number of friends on Facebook [and life] posted and the Post’s Tom Boswell columnized.

 

The upper deck in right field was enough.

 

I was done for the night.

 

Manager Dusty’s lads were back in the game.

 

And I have a witness!

 

http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2017/10/07/257847234/null

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