PHILADELPHIA — It has happened nine times now, nine times in 29 games. And every time it happens, the Nationals give themselves even more reason to believe they can do it again.
Trailing a ballgame late, they rallied to win in dramatic fashion. Friday night's 5-3 victory over the Phillies was merely the latest example of what has become this club's signature trait.
"It's just that they just keep trying, you know?" manager Matt Williams said. "It's easy to put it into cruise if you're behind and say: 'Oh, it's not our night.' But they don't do that. They fight. That's a very good sign."