Adam Eaton comes in clutch twice in the eighth inning of NLCS Game 2

Paige Leckie
NBC Sports Washington

The Nationals were ahead 1-0 entering the eighth inning against the Cardinals on Saturday. 

Washington had maintained the minimal lead since the third inning, when Michael A. Taylor went yard for a solo homer. Max Scherzer had thrown seven shutout innings and allowed only one hit. 

But St. Louis was threatening - the one hit against Washington's ace came in the bottom of the seventh, a single from Paul Goldschmidt. Though the pressure of an unbroken no-hitter had been lifted, the pressure of a potential shutout was mounting. 

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Enter Adam Eaton

The outfielder pushed the Nationals ahead, sending a double into right field and drove home Matt Adams and Trea Turner - who had knocked a pair of singles prior to Eaton's at-bat. 

His two-RBI hit put Washington ahead 3-0 and gave his team some breathing room heading to the bottom of the inning. 

Then, he made a soaring catch almost at the warning track in right field and momentarily prevented a potentially-hurtful double. 

Let's see that stretch again.

Add a cape and Adam Eaton would truly fit his "Mighty Mouse" nickname. 

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