Nationals Announce Alex Ovechkin Will Throw Out First Pitch Before Game 4

The Washington Nationals announced on Saturday that Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin will throw out the first pitch before game 4 of the National League Divisional Series between the Nationals and Dodgers. Game 4 of the series is set for Monday night at Nats Park.

The news was first reported by Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, early Saturday afternoon.

Of course, Ovechkin is no stranger to the mound at Nationals Park. Ovechkin had the honors of throwing out a first pitch back in June of 2018, just days after the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup.

Ovechkin would actually get two “first pitches” as his first attempt was “juuuuuust a bit outside”. (Over Max Scherzer’s Head).

Game 3 first pitch will be made by Medal Of Honor recipient David Bellavia, the first living recipient for actions in the Iraq War.

The Nationals tied the series 1-1 with a 4-2 victory over the Dodgers on Friday night. The best of five series now shifts to the District.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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