Ryan Zimmerman’s home run helps Nationals force winner-take-all game 5 in NL Division Series

Posted at 10:06 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 22:58:38-04

WASHINGTON, DC – Ryan Zimmerman has spent his entire professional career with the Washington Nationals. He’s the franchise’s leader in hits, home runs and runs batted in. However, he may not have ever delivered a bigger hit.

Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals celebrates as he runs the bases after his three run home run. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

In Monday’s game four of the best-of-five National League Division Series, with his team clinging to a 2-1 lead vs. the two-time defending National League champion Dodgers, Zimmerman clubbed a towering three-run home run to give Washington a 5-1 lead.

Nationals ace Max Scherzer scattered four hits and one run over seven innings to earn the victory. Virginia Beach’s Daniel Hudson, a former Old Dominion University standout, slammed the door in the ninth inning.

The Nationals went on to win 6-1 and force a winner-take-all game five Wednesday in Los Angeles. Should the Nats win Wednesday, they’ll advance to the National League Championship Series for the first time in team history.

First pitch is set for 8:37 p.m. from Dodger Stadium.