Nats' Eaton credits George Costanza after doing 'opposite' for big hit
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Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton is crediting a famous "Seinfeld" character for his game-breaking hit in Game 2 of the NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

With the Nationals up 1-0 in the top of the eighth inning, Eaton delivered a two-run double on a full-count pitch from right-hander Adam Wainwright after going hitless in his first three plate appearances.

Eaton said he drew inspiration from George Costanza during the critical at-bat.

"Everything I was thinking, they did the opposite," he said postgame, according to ESPN. "So I was thinking 3-2 (count) should be a heater here and I'm like, well, that's the opposite, so I should George Costanza it and just go ahead and said breaking ball, and that's what happened."

The 30-year-old was referring to the "Seinfeld" episode called "The Opposite," where Costanza decides to do the opposite of his instincts.

"George was right and I happened to be right," Eaton said.

Game 3 of the series takes place in Washington on Monday, with the Nats looking to take a 3-0 advantage and push the Cards to the brink of elimination.

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