The Hurt Locker: Army Vet's First Pitch Grenade Can't Compete with Brandon Belt Bomb

Published on 05-Oct-2014 by Xavier McSpaniel
MLB / MLB Daily Update

The Hurt Locker: Army Vet's First Pitch Grenade Can't Compete with Brandon Belt Bomb

The Washington Nationals lost the battle to the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the NLDS.

In Game 2, they brought in some extra ammunition, hoping to stay alive in the war.

Brian Keaton -- an Army vet wounded in Iraq -- lobbed the ceremonial first pitch ... and we mean lobbed literally. Keaton crawled toward the mound as if escaping no-man's land and then hoiked the baseball into the foxhole of home plate.

The display got the crowd going; to the dismay of the Nats, it also saw the Giants' Brandon Belt go full metal jacket.

After forty-seven hours of blood, guts and whiffs, Belt launched a bleacher bomb in Inning 18 that ultimately separated the two National League combatants and exploded any thought Washington fans had of going to San Fran on even terms.

Can the Nats survive the D-Day of 0-2 at AT&T Park?

Perhaps they should consider bringing Brian Keaton's entire platoon.

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