Everything began with a Joey Meneses home run, as it has for the Washington Nationals offence recently. Only this particular Friday night was a little distinct.
Meneses chased J.J. Bleday's breaking ball from Marlins starter Jess Luzardo to the wall in dead centre. When the ball and Bleday collided with the wall,
the outfielder was unable to complete the catch because the ball first caromed off the wall and then off him.
The ball then continued to roll, heading toward right field while travelling along the warning track.
When Bleday resumed his pursuit and eventually caught up to the ball, the Nationals Park crowd (announced at 24,931) had already begun to cheer.
Gary DiSarcina, the third base coach, waived his arm to send Meneses home.