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Game 148: Corbin's Woes Return in Shutout Defeat

September 18, 2021
Nats Chat
Game 148: Corbin's Woes Return in Shutout Defeat
Show Notes

The Nats were blanked 6-0 by Colorado for a third straight defeat. Mark & Al begin with a lengthy discussion centering around Patrick Corbin; as the lefty's ERA rose back above 6.00. What are the team's options on how to handle Corbin in 2022?  Does the organization as a whole need to alter things behind the scenes as it relates to pitching?

(19:28) The bullpen threw five shutout innings on Saturday between Ryne Harper and Sean Nolin.  Will Nolin's ability to eat innings benefit the ailing 'pen in the final few weeks?

(21:52) Juan Soto had a double and his average is now at .315.  He is in the midst of a very intriguing batting title chase with ex teammates Trea Turner and Bryce Harper.  Al points out how regardless of what happens with batting average, Soto is without question the best hitter.

(26:30) We organically careened into a conversation on Max Scherzer's push for the Cy Young and evaluating the decision to trade him away. Do you think the Nationals should have kept him even if the team was out of contention?

(34:31) A voice memo from a listener about her memories from Anibal Sanchez's masterpiece in St. Louis in 2019.