Since it's been a Jayson Werth sort of day around these parts, what with the cupcakes and Photoshops and whatnot, what better way to celebrate Ryan Zimmerman's first inning 2-run HR than with a screencap of Jayson Werth, howling.
With so many Jayson Werth walk-off photoshops flying around the internet at the moment, we figured we'd start collecting all our favorites in one place. See also the J Werth Riding Things Tumblr, which appears to be a complete collection.
Jayson Werth may have saved the day in Game 4 with his walk-off bomb, but Nats pitching carried the day. Ross Detwiler was great for six, and then Jordan Zimmermann, Tyler Clippard, and Drew Storen turned in three scoreless. But it was Jordan Zimmermann, making his first relief appearance as a big leaguer, who was most impressive: a downright electric 12-pitch, 9-strike, 3 K, performance, striking out the side. Video of J-Zimm's inning above, and also here. Cold blooded killer.
Amazingly, J-Zimm showed some emotion at the end of the inning -- pumped his fist after striking out Jon Jay. Oh, and he screamed. Via Washington Post, J-Zimm explains his reaction, and Ryan Zimmerman suggests some facial hair:
NLDS Game 4: Nationals 2, Cardinals 1. Wow. So there will be baseball in D.C. tomorrow afterall. Jayson Werth ends an instant Classic with a walk-off home run after 13-pitch battle of the Beards with Laynce Lynn. Holy bleeping blank that AB - Werth was down 0-2.
After two deflating losses in a row, and the Nats on the brink of elimination, our own Natitude is admittedly waning. But something about the photo Drew Storen's Mom (@PamStoren) posted on Twitter this afternoon (above) gave us a renewed sense of hope.
No pressure, Nats. Go win a ballgame today and force Game 5.