There's something about the Astros, Nationals, extra innings and Roger Bernadina. For the second straight night, the Stros were defeated by the Nationals in extra innings and Benadina played a critical role in the end. This time the final score was 3-2.
On Monday Houston got in its own way with consecutive errors leading to Bernadina's game winning score in the 11th. But the Nationals left fielder earned his heroic status in Tuesday night's victory.
With Brett Wallace at the plate in the bottom of the 12th, two on and two out facing Tyler Clippard and his shaky stuff, Wallace sent a rocket deep to left center field, and Bernadina was there to make as good a catch as you'll see. Hats off to him, even if he robbed the Astros of their first extra innings win of the season.
On a lighter note: Jordan Lyles looked pretty good through seven innings, that two-run blast by Danny Espinosa aside. Lyles gave up only three hits in his seven innings of work, while striking out six and walking three.
Espinosa also plated the game winning run for the Nationals with an RBI single in the 12th inning.
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