The Nats—who’ve been playing like the friggin’ Nots to start this season—came into Saturday at risk of getting swept at home by the Colorado Rockies after getting dropped Thursday and Friday in crappy, dispiriting performances. Desperate times, my friends:
A squeeze! Michael A. Taylor punches the ball up the first baseline, and Bryce Harper charges in from third to narrowly beat the scooped throw home from Ian Desmond. I dig all squeezes. I think this is a safety squeeze, which is slightly less cool than a suicide squeeze, but it still rules.
Moises Sierra doubled to center in the very next at-bat, plating Taylor and Matt Wieters and breaking the game open. The Nats went on to win, 6-2.