Lance Lynn needed only a few words to describe a 13-pitch at-bat.
''Three-two heater. He beat me.''
There were more questions for the St. Louis Cardinals reliever, of course, but the answers were more or less the same. He went mano-a-mano with Jayson Werth in the bottom of the ninth inning of a playoff game, losing the battle when the Washington leadoff hitter put the baker's dozen offering off the back wall of the visitor's dugout beyond left field.
''Everyone in the stadium knew what I was throwing there,'' Lynn said. ''Tip your cap to him. The guy can play, and he beat me.''
The Nationals' 2-1 win Thursday in Game 4 kept the Cardinals from clinching the NL division series, and now there will be a decisive Game 5 in Washington on Friday. It'll be hard to top this one - with Werth going strike, strike, ball, ball, foul, foul, foul, foul, foul, foul, ball and foul before launching the hit that had him circling the b...