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Washington Rallies For Three Runs In The Eighth Inning, Nationals 4, Brewers 3

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October 1, 2019

Illustration for article titled Nationals Eliminate Brewers Thanks To Brutal, Brutal Outfield Error
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The Milwaukee Brewers had it. They had it! For seven-plus innings, their pitchers successfully shut the Nationals down with a steady diet of high heat, and preserved a two-run lead that started to feel like 50 or 100 runs as the game progressed. The Brewers got to Josh Hader in the bottom of the eighth inning still holding that two-run lead, which should’ve been the end. It was not the end! The Nationals scraped together some baserunners, and then lightning struck, and the Brewers will have all winter to figure out what the hell just happened. (READ MORE) by Chris Thompson | Dead Spin

Orlando Arcia is dejected in the dugout after fouling out in the ninth inning of the NL wild-card game. The Brewers lost a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning.
Orlando Arcia is dejected in the dugout after fouling out in the ninth inning of the NL wild-card game. The Brewers lost a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning. (Photo: Rob Carr, Getty Images)

A nightmare eighth inning for the Milwaukee Brewers allowed the Washington Nationals to rally from a two-run deficit and steal a 4-3 victory in the National League wild-card game Tuesday night, ending the Brewers’ season in heartbreak.

Juan Soto’s two-out single off Josh Hader cleared the bases when the ball squirted past rightfielder Trent Grisham, turning the Nationals’ 3-1 deficit into their first lead of the game. (READ MORE) by JR Radcliffe | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It doesn’t usually happen like this. October is the month in which misfortune attaches itself to the Washington Nationals. They are the ones who lose in the postseason in excruciating fashion. Games like Tuesday’s National League wild-card barnburner happen to them, not in their favor. (READ MORE) by Jeff Passan | ESPN

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