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Game 159: Bad Pitching in Bad Weather + Cavalli Clunker in AAA

September 30, 2021
Nats Chat
Game 159: Bad Pitching in Bad Weather + Cavalli Clunker in AAA
Show Notes

The Nats lost 10-5 in Colorado in their final road game of the season. Al & Mark assess where the rotation stands as Paolo Espino's outing was cut short due to the two hour rain delay  that began in the top of the 3rd. Will he get the nod for Sunday's finale vs. Boston as Patrick Corbin season is over?

(17:55) Juan banged his knee into the chain link outfield fence while making an excellent catch.  He stayed in the game and we have been told he is OK.  At the plate, he had a RBI infield single and a walk (1 for 4).  If the game had been called during the rain delay, his single would not have counted.  Why not sit him after running into the fence?

(25:21) Alcides Escobar made one of the pretties defensive plays of the season just after making a throwing error.  Hear what the hosts have to say about his jump throw across the diamond.

(27:57) Listener submitted question about how will the Nationals fix the pitching for next season.  Will it all be internal or will they spend money in free agency?

(34:30) Cade Cavalli's final start in Rochester did not even last an inning.  His numbers in AAA were not nearly as good as his previous stints.  What's a realistic expectation for when he will be promoted to Washington?