With the score 7-6, two men on and one out, New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell intentionally walked Washington Nationals right fielder Roger Bernadina to load the bases. The next batter he would face would be third baseman Ryan Zimmerman or as Natstown likes to call him: Mr. Walk-Off.
What was Parnell thinking?
Ryan Zimmerman blooped a broken bat two-run walk-off single down the right field line to give the Nationals a 8-7 win over the NL East rival Mets. Zimmerman finished the night 2-for-5 with two RBI and two strikeouts. The Nationals defended home turf and battled back for the win after the Mets roared back to take a 7-6 lead after the Nats lead the game early 5-0.
Starter Tom Milone made his MLB debut and it will be one to remember. Milone held the Mets hitless for the first two innings of his Major League career and in the second inning, on the first pitch he saw of his Major League career from Mets pitcher Dillon Gee, Milone clocked a 90 mph fastball over the right field wall into the jumping and cheering Nationals bullpen for a three-run home run. Milone finished the night pitching 4.1 innings, giving up four runs on six hits. He gave up no walks and struck out two. He threw 74 pitches, 51 for strikes.
The Nationals move to 64-73 on the season.