In the third inning of the Nationals' eventual 6-5 victory against the Astros, Jayson Werth's slide into second base on an attempted steal came up just a little short.
No matter. Werth recovered gracefully, dancing around Jose Altuve's tag attempt and reaching base safely.
It was one of five stolen bases for Washington within the first three innings, a season-high. Werth later scored from second to give the Nationals a 2-0 lead.
“Instincts,” Werth told reporters. “There’s no thought to it. It just happened.”
As for what he will call his acrobatic slide...
Jayson Werth coins a name for his slide into second base: "I gave them The Old Whoop-Dee-Do." — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) June 19, 2014
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