I’ve got to admit, when Nick Markakis hit a 383 foot bomb off of Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus in the 11th inning, I went nuts.

So did the other Orioles fans in attendance at Nationals Park last night.

My eyes followed the ball as it traveled out of the park and hit the second the deck, but I was informed that Markakis might have watched the homer for a bit too long.

Nick Markakis hits the game winning homer for the Orioles in the top of the 11th against the Nationals in D.C.
Right off the bat Nick Markakis knew it was gone, but did he watch it just a bit too long?

The next two Orioles batters, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters, didn’t receive any pitches to the ribs, but I have to wonder if Markakis will before this series is over.  It just seems like the gritty Davey Johnson baseball we all fell in love with in Baltimore.