Washington Nationals: Reliving best moments from the 2019 Postseason

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals celebrates after the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros during Game 7 of the 2019 World Series to become World Series champions at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals celebrates after the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros during Game 7 of the 2019 World Series to become World Series champions at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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Ryan Zimmerman’s Game 4 Homer in NLDS

The Washington Nationals had to win Game 4 if they wanted their season to stay alive.

And Ryan Zimmerman delivered.

He hit a go-ahead home run at Nationals Park on a fastball up in the zone, depositing it into the green grass beyond the reach of Cody Bellinger and over the center-field wall to the left of the Curly W.

This homer was the biggest home run in Nationals history at the time, as it gave them the opportunity to go back to Los Angeles in a Game 5.

And then there was an even more important homer that occurred in Game 5.


Howie Kendrick’s Go-Ahead Grand Slam in Game 5 NLDS

The Washington Nationals were on the verge of elimination. Walker Buehler had pitched very well and Clayton Kershaw got out of a jam but then-manager Dave Roberts kept him in and then that is when the Nats got momentum.

Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto smacked back to back home runs to tie the game and send it into extras. Roberts also made another bad decision leaving Joe Kelly for a second inning.

He walked Juan Soto to load the bases, and then Howie Kendrick hit a fastball that was low and into the center field bleachers to propel the Nats to their first NLCS.

If there was an MVP for the Division Series, Kendrick would’ve been named it and deservedly so.

Now, let’s move to the NLCS where one pitcher proved his worth…