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Game 160: Soto Adds 4 More Walks in Boston Defeat

October 02, 2021
Nats Chat
Game 160: Soto Adds 4 More Walks in Boston Defeat
Show Notes

The Nats lost 4-2 to the Red Sox in a crucial game in terms of the AL Wildcard chase. Al & Mark react to Juan Soto managing to walk four more times on Friday, lifting his total on the season to 144.  Does Soto still have a chance at the MVP?

(9:28) Jordy Mercer homered, but curiously got the start at 2B over Luis Garcia.  Just a day off for Garcia or anything more?

(15:20) Josh Rogers was impressive for five shutout innings, but it unraveled when facing Boston's lineup for the third time.  Has Rogers status for 2022 improved after these string of good outings. Who has a better chance to start next year... Fedde or Rogers?

(23:40) Kyle Finnegan was voted by the collective local media as Nationals Pitcher of the Year.  Mark explains why the nod went to Finnegan and not our guy Paolo.

(29:35) Update on what Sunday's season finale looks like for a potential Washington starting pitcher.  Tenor of the game is up in the air, depending on the Sox's situation in the standings.