The following words are really just “blah, blah, blah” until you get to watch the video of Michael A. Taylor’s inside-the-park grand slam tonight in the nation’s capital.
But if you are into scene-setting, here’s the lead-up to Washington Nationals’ center fielder Michael A. Taylor doing something truly... weird?
From tonight’s post game report:
Daniel Murphy singled and took second on an error when Cesar Hernandez botched a tailor-made double play ball off Ryan Zimmerman’s bat, leaving both players safe, two on and no one out in the Nationals’ third.
Both runners moved up on a groundout by Anthony Rendon, and a walk to Matt Wieters set Michael A. Taylor up with a bases-loaded opportunity he cashed in with a line drive to center... that Odubel Herrera misjudged into an inside-the-park grand slam. Is that a thing? Did that just happen? GTFO. MAT! 6-3 Nats.
Here it is:
Us: A sac fly will tie it.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 9, 2017
As the Nationals PR people noted, “Michael A. Taylor's Inside The Park Home Run was the first ITP Grand Slam in Nationals history (2005-pres.) 2nd in franchise history,” and the first in the majors since Aaron Altherr of the Phillies hit one against the Nationals back in 2015.
You bet that one gets a curtain call:
Give the people what they want. pic.twitter.com/jxNgU9sLwf— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 9, 2017