Dodgers Take Down Nationals In Ten, 3-2
“Players Win Games, Teams Win Championships,” reads a sign on the Dodger clubhouse wall.
Tonight, in the bottom of the tenth inning, James Loney was the player.
His single into left field off of Washington Nationals reliever Sean Burnett scored Ronnie Belliard, cued a massive Dodger celebration on the field, dropped Burnett’s record to 0-6, and earned his team a game in the standings on NL West leaders San Diego Padres.
“You want to think positive,” Loney said when asked if he had any doubts that he would convert the bases loaded opportunity into a victory. It was the first baseman's third career walk-off hit.