Late Wednesday night, as the Washington Nationals reached their most perilous moment in weeks, a foul ball rolled to Jayson Werth in the on-deck circle at Citizens Bank Park. In his former home, a place that welcomes old heroes back with raging jeers, Werth injected one more slice of drama into a night that lacked none. The out-of-town scoreboard had delivered bad news. The Philadelphia Phillies' go-ahead run, hours after the Nationals had taken a commanding lead, had died on the warning track. The Nationals' firm control of the National League East, six months in the making, had begun to teeter.
Jayson Werth delivers the final blow as Washington nears NL East title
Washington Post | Sep 27