Gio Gonzalez will take the mound on Thursday for Game 5 of the NLDS and the Nats will be looking to win a series for the first time in franchise history.
In fact, Gio Gonzalez started a Game 5 exactly five years ago Thursday against the Cardinals.
And it...didn't end well for the Nationals. The Nats entered the ninth inning leading 7-5 and handed the ball to Drew Storen, but the Cardinals scored four runs to win (with two outs) and move onto the NLCS.
Lets go down memory lane and relive one of the nastiest wins ever by the Cardinals.
Five years ago today, Gio Gonzalez started Game 5 of the NLDS at Nationals Park. Here's a reminder of what happened: https://t.co/EpN0lCWc2t— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) October 12, 2017
What a comeback.
The Nationals and their fans will certainly have flashbacks if they have a two-run lead going into the ninth on Thursday. They better keep their foot on the gas to make sure history does not repeat itself. The only difference would be a different NL Central opponent.