Let me set the stage for this amazing play in Tuesday's Nationals-Astros game. Bottom of the 12th inning. Nationals clinging to a 3-2 lead. Runners on first and second with two outs for Brett Wallace, who drives a ball deep to left center field at Minute Maid Park. Washington center fielder Roger Bernadina makes a tremendous leaping catch, disappearing behind some padding in left center field before crashing to the track, ball in glove to seal the victory for the Nationals.
The win pushed Washington's record to a major league best 67-43 and extended their lead in the NL East to four games over the Braves, who were shut out in Philadelphia. Of course, I'm sure everyone remembers the craziness on Monday with the Astros and Nationals, and who was the runner in that situation? You guessed it: Roger Bernadina.