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Game 150: Blunders & Controversy Doom the Nats in Extras

September 21, 2021
Nats Chat
Game 150: Blunders & Controversy Doom the Nats in Extras
Show Notes

The Nats lost a heartbreaker 8-7 at Miami in ten innings. Mark & Al are flabbergasted at how for the third time in under two years; the Nationals have been on the wrong end of a runner's interference call at first base.   Josh Bell was called out to end the top of the 10th, costing the team a chance to take the lead. Was the right call made?  Hear an exasperated Davey Martinez from his postgame press conference.

(9:56) Luis Garcia had a very costly base running mistake in the top of the 10th as he was not able to score from second base on a Lane Thomas double.  Why was he unable to score in that situation?

(19:39) Keibert Ruiz had three hits on Monday and had 4 RBIs, including hits from both sides of the plate. Are we seeing him turn the corner with the bat?

(24:41) Juan Soto reached base four times and had a single.  He currently is hitting .315 and is one percentage point behind Trea Turner for the NL lead.  Soto has now reached base four times in a game a staggering TWENTY TWO TIMES this season.  Hear how his numbers stacks up post all star break against NL MVP front runner Bryce Harper.

(31:15) Erick Fedde had a so so outing as he yielded three homers on the night. The bullpen did not have a good game, but Tanner Rainey stole the show in the 9th.  He struck out the side and if you include AAA; he has struck out fifteen consecutive batters.

(38:12) Josh Bell robbed a home run while playing left field.  You are reading that last sentence correctly.