Michael A. Taylor hits 3-run home run in Game 5
Michael A. Taylor did it again!
Taylor clubbed a 3-run home run in the second inning of Game 5 on Thursday to break a 1-1 tie between his Nationals and the Chicago Cubs.
Taylor was up with runners on first and second and swatted at a pitch up and out of the zone, and he delivered it into the bullpen in left field at Nationals Park.
Michael A Taylor (Tater) is the new Mayor of D.C. The Nationals lead 4-1. pic.twitter.com/AHfmUXZZnR
— The Game Haus Sports (@TGHSports) October 13, 2017
Here’s how far out of the zone the pitch was:
Look at where that pitch was Taylor hit out of the park. Seriously? pic.twitter.com/HYhmf4qvJT
— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 13, 2017
Taylor also hit a huge grand slam in Game 4 to help the Nats win that game and extend the series.
Michael A. Taylor has 7 RBI in his last 2 at-bats. Rest of Nats team has 8 RBI for the whole series.
— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonAspen) October 13, 2017
Taylor’s hit came in a string of punishment delivered by the Nats to Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks. Daniel Murphy led off the inning with a solo home run, Anthony Rendon followed with a single, Matt Wieters reached on a bunt single, and then Taylor delivered the 3-run shot.
Not many figured Taylor would be the difference in the series, but that’s turned out to be the case.