Washington Nationals: were you thinking things couldn’t get worse?
Last year it was 19-31. At what point this year will the Washington Nationals have hit rock bottom, because time is running out.
Are you like me? Waiting for the 2020 version of “bumpy roads lead to beautiful places?” I believe all Washington Nationals fans are to some extent delusional right? We’ve seen it happen before. Come back from the doldurms to win the World Series.
Are you still holding out hope for this year? Me too. Unfortunately with every loss, and every lost game, I am getting more and more weary a turnaround may not happen.
Losing 2 out of 3 over the weekend to Boston, that was bad, but it wasn’t rock bottom. Standing pat at the trade deadline, when it felt like the Nationals should sell off some pieces, that was a poor decision. Being four-hit by the Philadelphia Phillies while being shut out. Yeah, that’s not good.
Well we have the play of Juan Soto and Trea Turner to hang our hats on, and turn on our television sets for. Unfortunately the nifty little hitting streak Turner had put together has gone by the wayside.
Snapped by the powerful right arm of Aaron Nola. Two hits over eight innings for the Phillies starter. A Nationals team who has struggled to pitch, struggled to play defense, struggled to run the bases effectively, has had their bats to bail them out twelve out of thirty-two times this year.
The team batting average entering tonight was .270, best in the National League. For a team who entered 12-20? What?
And now we caught a glimpse of what this team looks like when they are not hitting. Four hits?
Teams have these nights every once in a while. It happens. Unfortunately, this comes in the midst of a losing streak and the Nationals can’t fall any further, they are already on the bottom of the standings.
I’m not sure what note to end on. 2019 was a great run, we’ll always have that. We have a start from Austin Voth to look forward to Friday. Or, how long before people start using the terms Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals interchangeably?