WASHINGTON (AP) — Still striving for their first win of the season, the Washington Nationals blew a three-run lead in the eighth inning and were locked in a tie game when Trea Turner came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez seemingly knew what was coming, so he didn’t bother to look.
Turner hit a drive into the left-field seats, his second home run of the game, to carry Washington past the New York Mets 6-5 on Sunday.
“Actually, I didn’t even watch it,” Martinez said. “I said, ‘I’m not going to watch, and when this ball goes over the wall we’ll all celebrate.’ And that’s how it went down.”
Turner earlier hit a three-run homer and also scored