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Game 161: Gray Looks Good, but Boston Prevails Late

October 03, 2021
Nats Chat
Game 161: Gray Looks Good, but Boston Prevails Late
Show Notes

The Nats lost 5-3 to Boston on Saturday afternoon. Mark & Al go through Josiah Gray's good outing, which was arguably his best start of the season.

(8:13) The bullpen had another active day and Mason Thompson was the low light as he walked an AL relief pitcher on four pitches.  What approach should Mike Rizzo take for next season in bolstering the bullpen?

(20:06) Gerardo Parra made possibly his final at bat in Washington, Jordy Mercer's ejection caused a roster scramble, and Juan Soto had a testy at bat in a crucial moment in the 8th inning.

(31:53) Carter Kieboom went o for 4 and his average is barely over the Mendoza Line.  Is he losing his chance to win the job for 2022?

(36:05) Davey Martinez had a notable pregame press conference. 1) He gave a vote of confidence to pitching Coach Jim Hickey.  2) An update on Stephen Strasburg.

(45:39) The Nationals will have a prospect make his MLB debut Sunday on the mound.  Learn more about Joan Adon as he faces the Red Sox in a very crucial Game 162 for the visitors.