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Game 143: Corbin Solid in Win + Soto Future Contract Q

September 12, 2021
Nats Chat
Game 143: Corbin Solid in Win + Soto Future Contract Q
Show Notes

The Nats beat the Pirates 6-2 to avoid being swept. Al & Mark react to Patrick Corbin's second straight positive outing.   How encouraged should fans be?   How important has the veteran Alex Avila been for Corbin as Avila has caught both of the solid starts by the lefty?

(17:20) Kyle Finnegan recorded a five out save and now is 9 of 11 in save opportunities on the season. The bullpen only had to pitch two innings due to Corbin lasting seven frames for the second time this week.  How confident are we in Finnegan for the future?

(20:55) Juan Soto reached base four times for the second straight game. He is firmly vying for the NL batting crown (trails Trea Turner by just five points).  Is he making an outside MVP push? 

**Plus, during this segment we cover the breaking news of Max Scherzer reaching the 3,000 strikeout club, only the 19th pitcher in MLB history.

(30:38) Luis Garcia homered Sunday to continue his September surge at the plate.  Who has less pressure on them this month?  Garcia or Carter Kieboom?

(36:51) A listener submitted question launched a conversation on potential directions for the Juan Soto contractual talks that are looming at some point in the future.  How much money will it take to lock him up?