Found August 18, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
At 12:49 a.m. Sunday morning Saturday night’s dramatic and exhausting slugfest with the Atlanta Braves lasting into the following day Dan Haren fired the game’s 518th pitch. He struck out Jordan Schafer on a splitter and high-fived catcher Wilson Ramos who crouched behind the plate for all 15 innings. Haren sealed the Washington Nationals’ 8-7 win the longest game in team history with his first-ever save. He was one of 18 pitchers to appear in the game along with 26 position players. It felt like more than five and a half hours however had passed since the game began with drama. The Nationals and Braves took the field at 7:20 p.m. and by the end of the second inning neither starting pitcher was still in it. The frustration that had been brewing between these two teams finally erupted in the opening frame in the form of a Stephen Strasburg fastball to Justin Upton’s thigh. Then it devolved into hours of wildness misery and ultimately exhilaration. “Golly what a battle” first basema...
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