Werth Walk-Off Single Against Old Team
The first game on my countdown takes us back to June 12 against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nats Park as the Washington Nationals were looking to complete the three-game sweep against Phiadelphia.
In the first two innings, the Nats jumped out to a 3-0 lead against Adam Morgan thanks to sacrifice flies by Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos in the first and a solo home run from Danny Espinosa in the second.
Joe Ross kept the Phillies scoreless for the first four innings, but Philadelphia got on the board in the fifth on a solo home run from Cody Asche. In the sixth, the Phillies had three straight hits to start the inning as a double by Odubel Herrera and a single by Freddy Galvis tied the game at three.
During the ninth inning, two former Phillies were at the center of the stage. In the top of the ninth, former Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon gave up a solo home run to Maikel Franco to start the inning, which gave the Phillies a 4-3 lead.
It looked like the story of the game was going to be Papelbon allowing the game-winning run, but the Nats offense rallied against Jeanmar Gomez in the ninth. Bryce Harper and Espinosa had back-to-back one out singles and Clint Robinson drew a bases loaded walk, which set the stage for Werth.
In that at-bat against Gomez, Werth got the count to 2-2 and then hit a game-winning two-run single into right field to secure the sweep and give Gomez his second blown save of the season. Plus, it capped a weekend where the Nats outscored the Phillies, 22-10.