UGGLA THREE-RUN HOMER IN 9TH INNING LIFTS NATS TO IMPROBABLE 13-12 WIN
With Max Scherzer’s regular spot in the rotation skipped due to his bruised thumb, the Washington Nationals called upon No. 2 pitching prospect A.J. Cole to temporarily fill his spot through the rotation, hoping the player making his MLB debut could play stopper of a six-game losing streak.
It didn’t happen.
Cole was pounded, allowing nine runs — though just four were earned due to yet another error — and the Nats were in a 9-1 hole after two innings.
But they still play nine. And the Nats used all of them. Dan Uggla’s three-run home run in top of the ninth off Atlanta Braves closer Jason Grilli completed a stunning comeback, and the Nats snapped the losing streak in the most incredible of ways, winning 13-12 in front of a small and incredulous crowd at Turner Field. [Read more…]