(Photo of TV/MASN by Nationals Enqurier Staff. It took a wall-crashing, game-saving catch by Elijah Dukes on a David Wright liner with 2 on and 2 out in the 9th to seal the deal.)
"That's definitely a Web Gem. Definitely."
(Elijah Dukes, via Nationals Journal, 9/29/2009)
Wow! What a catch by Dukes!
Always humble, Elijah expected to see himself honored with a Web Gem for the effort. Baseball Tonight didn't let him down: He made the cut (#2).
Nats 4, Mets 3: Great catch and all by Dukes, but it took lousy defense by the Mets middle-infield combo of Anderson Hernandez and Luis Castillo to throw away the game in the 8th with consecutive throwing errors on (potentially inning-ending) double play chances.
Hat tip, and goggle tap, to Tyler Clippard: he didn't make it easy on himself, but got the W for the effort.
Natinals go for series sweep in home finale this afternoon at 4:30. John Lannan and his facial-hair experiement takes on Tim Redding and his giant beard.