Washington Nationals: Our staff’s favorite Nationals Park memories
By Drew Douglas
Blake Finney, Podcast Director
Having lived across the pond for most of my life, the choices for favorite Nationals Park memory are limited to just two games. However, when you witness Major League Baseball history, it makes the choice easy regardless.
A day game against the Milwaukee Brewers at the end of July last season. The Washington Nationals had taken an early 1-0 lead on a Bryce Harper home run. Nothing too historic there.
Then the third inning came around. After a Max Scherzer lead-off walk, Brian Goodwin teed off on Michael Blazek for his 10th HR of the year. That was quickly followed by Wilmer Difo and Harper going yard off the fill-in starter for the day.
On the first pitch he saw, Ryan Zimmerman put one into the opposing bullpen. This tied the major-league record for most HRs in a row by a team, a very special time to be at Nats Park.
Me, my dad, and Ron, a steward we met the night before, high-fived with every long-ball. And with eight home runs that day, there were rather a lot of high-fives.
And just to top things off, we even got to see a position player pitch! Hernan Perez ate an inning for the Brewers at the end of the blowout.
Go to the ballpark; you’ll see something you’ve never seen before. The old saying held true this time.