Game 115: Controversial Call Goes the Nats Way

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The Nats rallied to beat the Padres 4-3 in dramatic fashion. Al & Mark open with a rare moment of 2022 good luck as a Victor Robles 7th inning single turned into the game winning run after San Diego's catcher Austin Nola was determined to have blocked home plate. If you can explain how this rule is supposed to be properly applied, you are smarter than any of us.

(08:09) The Nationals hit crucial back to back HRs in the 6th, the last of which by "Joey Four Bags". He is now at five homers in nine career games played. How long will this last for the 30 year old rookie? He has been outhitting both Juan Soto and Josh Bell since the trade deadline.

(16:20) Nelson Cruz singled for his 200th career hit and is the first person to achieve the feat while wearing a Nationals uniform. The hosts give an early handicap of what the Cooperstown conversation will look like in a few years for Cruz.

(20:30) Anibal Sanchez labored through five innings despite the high pitch count. Cade Cavalli meanwhile countered with seven strong frames for Rochester. Will the upcoming road trip delay Cavalli's promotion to the Majors?

(28:45) Patrick Corbin threw a bullpen session and Davey Martinez described his performance as "exceptionally well". How pivotal is his next start when he returns to the rotation?

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