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Sport Alex Ovechkin gets first pitch honors before Game 4 of NLDS

03:15  08 october  2019
03:15  08 october  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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The Nationals split the first two games of their NLDS series with the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road, earning the right to play the Before they take the field for Game 4 on Monday, however, the first pitch will be thrown by Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin , the tam announced Saturday.

Monday night, with the Nationals facing elimination in Game 4 , captain Alex Ovechkin will be throwing out the first pitch , as he did three days after the Defenseman Martin Fehervary got the honor of wearing it the first night, after his NHL debut. Then, when the team traveled to New York to play the

Alex Ovechkin spent his night off Monday taking part in another sport in the Washington D.C. area. The Washington Capitals captain was on the mound before Game 4 of the National League Division Series to throw out the first pitch.

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The Nationals currently trail their best-of-five series against the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 and are looking to copy the 2017-18 Capitals and win their first championship.

This was Ovechkin’s third time delivering the first pitch before a Nationals game. The first came after his rookie season in 2006. His most recent attempt came two days after the Capitals won the Stanley Cup and due to the effects of, well, celebrating, he was given two opportunities. (He also had the honor in 2011 before a Baltimore Orioles game.)

Ovechkin isn’t the first Capital to make news during the Nats’ playoff run. During the NL Wild Card game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Evgeny Kuznetsov celebrated the Nationals’ come-from-behind win with his famous bird celebration.

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getting dead," Ovechkin was attending daily training sessions morning and night. Whenever his parents were no longer able to get young Alex to hockey events, his elder brother Ovechkin had a youth hockey game the next day, which his parents insisted he play in.[10] Ovechkin credits his elder

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In support of the Nationals’ playoff run, the Capitals have been awarding a batting helmet to their player of the game. Rookies have earned both so far with the first going to defenseman Martin Fehervary and the latest to goaltender Ilya Samsonov following his first NHL victory on Friday night.

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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