Oct 22, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki (28) scores in front of Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado (12) during the fifth inning of game one of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals have developed a reputation this October for getting big hits in opportune moments. Kurt Suzuki continued that tradition on Tuesday night with a go-ahead home run in Game 2 of the World Series.

Suzuki stepped into the batter’s box against Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander. While it’s a matchup many would expect Verlander to dominate, it was Suzuki who emerged victorious by launching a solo home run into the seats.

The big moment at the plate only strengthens a great first two games for Suzuki. The veteran has been outstanding behind the plate for Washington and now delivers what could be a game-deciding home run off a future Hall of Famer.

Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection