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Game 141: Lead Slips Away in the 9th + Davey Martinez Suspended

September 11, 2021
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Game 141: Lead Slips Away in the 9th + Davey Martinez Suspended
Show Notes

The Nats coughed up their lead in Pittsburgh to fall 4-3 in a walk-off loss. Mark & Al dive into the bottom of the 9th where Patrick Murphy was unable to hold onto the edge. Should they have walked Colin Moran to load the bases with 1 out?

(11:08) Josh Rogers threw a second consecutive solid outing for Washington as he lasted until the 7th inning.

(15:24) Josh Bell was given a warm reception from Pirates fans in his first return to Pittsburgh since being dealt. Bell slugged his 26th HR of the season to lead the team.

(23:40) Riley Adams had a RBI triple as he got the start behind the dish.  Should we be surprised he got the start over Keibert Ruiz?

(27:28) A few hours before the game began; Sean Nolin (5 games) and Davey Martinez (1 game) were suspended for throwing at Freddie Freeman on Wednesday night.  Why wasn't Will Smith suspended as he began the whole brouhaha?

(37:02) A preview of Josiah Gray's important start on Saturday as he looks to avoid a third straight poor outing. He will be facing Wil Crowe, who oddly enough was part of the trade package the Nats sent to Pittsburgh in return for Josh Bell.