Nats-Mets: Kurt Suzuki walk-off game-winning call (audio)

Chris Lingebach
September 04, 2019 - 12:23 am

The Nationals overcame the largest ninth-inning deficit in team history, scoring seven runs to walk off the Mets with an 11-10 victory Tuesday night.

The Nats' prospects looked bleak after giving up five runs in the top of the ninth, leaving themselves with a 10-4 deficit to overcome in the bottom of the ninth.

Washington still trailed 10-6 when Juan Soto singled to load the bases with one out. Mets skipper Mickey Callaway elected to go with the favorable righty-righty matchup, calling for Edwin Diaz from the pen to face pinch-hitter Ryan Zimmerman.

Zimmerman stroked an 0-1 fastball to right for a two-RBI, bases-loaded double, pulling the Nats within two and officially putting the Mets on watch.

Representing the game-winning run, Kurt Suzuki stepped to the plate and battled Diaz to a full count, before belting the eighth pitch – a 99-mph fastball – into the left field seats to take the Mets' breath away, with an 11-10 Nats walk-off victory.


This will be one of the more memorable calls you'll ever hear from Nationals radio announcer Charlie Slowes: "And if you walked out of this ballpark when the Mets scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning, YOU BLEW IT!"

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