When someone asks you, “How was your Friday night?”, you probably have some run of-the-mill response that involves either partying, hanging out with friends, or maybe even going to the baseball game. Or all three, in which case we’re not judging, live your life, dude.
Michael A. Taylor’s night was a little more, how do we say, historic.
It started off innocently enough, with the bases loaded and a little looper to center. That ended up flying over centerfielder Odubel Herrerra’s head, allowing Taylor to score, on what was ruled an inside-the-park grand slam.
Us: A sac fly will tie it.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 9, 2017
Give the people what they want. pic.twitter.com/jxNgU9sLwf— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 9, 2017
Then, in the top of the seventh, a base hit up the middle fell right in front of Taylor. When the Phillies sent Nick Williams around third base, Taylor gunned the ball on a direct line to catcher Matt Wieters at a speed that would make Stephen Strasburg proud:
Later that inning, Taylor beat out an infield single, and the next inning, he shot a ball down the left-field line, good for a triple, bringing his line on the night to:
Two singles, one triple, one inside-the-park grand slam, a stolen base, a put-out from centerfield, and five RBIs. Not bad, Michael. Not at all.