As you can see, there are no winners here.
The Washington Nationals are left scrambling to fill in a major hole in their lineup while keeping their tired pitching staff content for the playoffs. Ramos called a good game and that level of comfort is gone.
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For Lobaton and Severino, the pressure now is immense, especially Lobaton nursing a bad ankle. Because of his lack of playing time, he will establish a better relationship with his pitchers at a time of year where everyone is going on instinct.
Dusty Baker is a gifted players manager, but must use all his wits to settle down a team racked by injuries both minor and punishing. The Nats are limping into the playoffs and he has to provide the stability needed to win.
For Ramos, the double whammy of not being there when your team needs you to signing that life-changing big-money contract is a huge blow. Not a greedy player, the sting of losing possibly $50 million in a new deal hurts. Almost as much as not providing Washington with his bat and catching abilities.
You could not have asked for worse timing on this, yet here we are.
Sometimes, reality really does bite.