Kurt Suzuki nearly fell ill as his teammate rounded the bases to force a winner-take-all Game 5.
The Washington Nationals arrived this afternoon, just hours after they watched the one game playoff with the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves, and they were greeted with a harsh reality of fall from mother nature as they disembarked from the plane.
The Nats were just swept in Philadelphia to bring their losing streak to four games, with just a four-game lead over Atlanta. But even if Washington found themselves in a standings free fall, with an 8.5-game lead over the next NL non-division leader, the Wild Card is almost a guaranteed contingency plan.
Newly acquired National, Kurt Suzuki joined the Mike Wise Show Monday, and explained how to keep a Major League pitcher calm during the more nerve-wracking innings.
The Washington Nationals bolstered one of the few weak areas the team has had of late, by acquiring catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Oakland Athletics for minor-league prospect David Freitas.