When Ryan Zimmerman rounded the bases, the moment became a hit. The first Nationals of Washington had a moonshot home run off of the best pitcher of baseball to tally the first run of the franchise in the history of World Series.
Ryan has been with his team for every twist that came up, in every topsy-turvy turn and throughout the 100-loss seasons as well. He had played baseball for about eight managers. He had watched a savior of the franchise coming and leaving.
However, on one Tuesday of October, on a field of baseball in Houston, he pushed his team further towards a parade and away from the clubhouse clean-out, and it all rushed back.
Zimmerman said that they were all just floating around the bases. The home runs the second inning, with 1-0 fastballs smashing right down the pipe, punctured the dominance of the starter of Houston Astros, Gerrit Cole, which served the purpose of a launchpad for the 5-4 win in the 1st National Game. The five runs earned by Houston team against the American League handed Cole his first-ever loss in five months of time.