"We haven't been playing that well this year, but this kind of pushes us forward going into next year. Definitely a nice memory." -- Justin Maxwell, Sept. 30, 2009.
THE RESULT: Justin Maxwell hit a walk-off grand slam against New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez, giving the Washington Nationals a 7-4 winùon Fan Appreciation Day and their last home game of the seasonùbefore 23,944 screaming Nats faithful.
When the Mets scored an insurance run in the top of the ninth to go up 4-2, things did not look good for Washington, knowing the man they call "K-Rod" was up and warming for the save, something he did a major league record 62 times last season.
But the Nats had a little something extra planned.
Alberto Gonzalez started the ninth with an ...
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Article written by Dave Nichols