Jayson Werth’s grand slam, in audio and video


(Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Sure, it’s only the second week of the season, and it’s still mid-April. But Jayson Werth’s eighth-inning grand slam Wednesday night — putting Washington ahead of Miami, helping ensure victory after an early 5-0 hole, and leading to a series win and first place in the division — felt like a moment. A mini moment, maybe. But something to remember, anyhow.

It was the kind of moment where fans watching in the stadium or on television would later want to hear the radio call of Charlie Slowes, just for potential goose bumpiness. Here it is.

“SWING AND A DRIVE, DEEP LEFT FIELD, WAY BACK….” Slowes begins.

If that doesn’t do it for you, please observe the beginning of the highlight, which includes Werth’s all-world bat flip. Look at him toss that twig.

Werth was euphoric as he headed into the dugout, but he was calm by the end.

“It was kind of a game you want to win,” Werth said to MASN’s Dan Kolko on the field. “You know, we come back and battle like that. It was a good one.”

Later, Kolko pointed out that the game had lasted nearly four hours.

“Yeah,” Werth said, looking around the stadium. “We’ll be back here tomorrow — if anybody’s interested.”

Does that mean he wants more than 21,190 folks for a mid-week April meeting with Miami? I’m not sure. Either way, I don’t think anyone who was there on Wednesdasy regretted it.

(Via @recordsANDradio and @lduds14 and @adammcginnis)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.

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