It has been a rough couple of days for the Washington Nationals.
On Monday it was a different member of the NL Central that decided to crush Washington's hopes of a victory in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The Nationals entered the bottom of the eighth with a 4-2 lead on the Cardinals, but a solo shot from Jedd Gyorko and a three-run go-ahead blast from Matt Carpenter left Washington speechless and looking at a 6-4 deficit with only three outs remaining.
However, Paul DeJong stepped up to leadoff the bottom of the frame and provided the game-winning hit on a 3-1 pitch.
DeJong DeLivers the mic drop! ???? pic.twitter.com/mOyVyl6baM— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 14, 2018
And just like after the Carptener home run, Washington's broadcast was literally stunned silent.
The Nationals' broadcast is amazing. pic.twitter.com/94pwznI5F7— ???? (@VanHicklestein) August 14, 2018
With the loss, the Nationals fall to 60-59. They are third in the NL East, sitting seven games behind the Braves for first and six games behind the Phillies for second.