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Game 146: Finnegan & the 'Pen Blow it Despite 15 Nats Hits

September 15, 2021
Nats Chat
Game 146: Finnegan & the 'Pen Blow it Despite 15 Nats Hits
Show Notes

The Nats lost 8-6 to Miami as Kyle Finnegan allowed four runs in the 9th. Al starts off the show by relaying just how poorly the bullpen collectively pitched on Wednesday.  They gave up eight runs in just four frames between five different relievers. What's your trust level in Finnegan as he has three blown saves this season?

(13:03) Josh Rogers was the polar opposite of the bullpen as he had his third consecutive solid start.  The southpaw threw five scoreless frames, allowed only one hit, and struck out six.  What does Rogers future look like given his effectiveness so far?

(17:45) The offense clubbed fifteen walks and drew five walks, but did struggle with RISP.  Al runs through those who had standout afternoons, including Alcides Escobar and Josh Bell.

(26:20) Lane Thomas impressed yet again as he reached base three times and had two RBIs.  One of his RBIs came on a bases loaded walk, which was notable as Miami issued FIVE of them in the final two games of the series.

(31:56) The owner of Walter's Sports Bar (the best sports bar in DC) joins us for a special edition of memories from October 2019.  Hear how Jeremy Gifford balanced rooting for his favorite team and also running a packed sports bar during this once in a lifetime stretch.