Game #130 The wrong kind of streak for the #Nats

Photo by Marlene Koenig for TalkNats

This afternoon “T-RO” and “WHEELS” are on the mound for their respective teams. For the Washington Nationalstheir streaks took an ominous turn into the deep abyss of a scoring drought of 18 innings and 2 straight losses when their starting pitchers gave up 2 runs on Thursday and only 1 run on Friday. The two game losing streak certainly comes at a time when the Nationals looked like they were primed for a long winning streak.

As the Players’ Weekend continues, the fans’ season of watching their team under-perform continues. The theme is familiar at times where the offense shuts down for Gio Gonzalez against a struggling starter for the other team, but they also did not push across a run against an ace like Aaron Nola which at least you can understand — but to go scoreless against Jason Vargas who gives up runs routinely, that is a recurring theme for this 2018 Nationals team.

Here is our Players’ Weekend nickname guide:

Wilmer Difo: “EL DE”
Sean Doolittle: “DOC”
Adam Eaton: “SPANKY”
Erick Fedde: “FEDDECCINI”
Koda Glover: “BEAR”
Gio Gonzalez “DOUBLE G”
Matt Grace: “GRACEY”
Bryce Harper: “MONDO”
Jeremy Hellickson: “HELLY”
Kelvin Herrera: “K 40”
Greg Holland: “HOLLY”
Howie Kendrick: “TRUCK”
Spencer Kieboom: “BOOMER”
Ryan Madson: “BLEST”
Justin Miller: “J. MILLZ”
Tommy Milone: “TOMASO”
Anthony Rendon: “ANT”
Mark Reynolds: “SHERIFF”
Tanner Roark: “T-RO”
Joe Ross: “JR”
Max Scherzer: “BLUE EYE”
Sammy Solis: “BIG ANGUS”
Juan Soto: “JUANJO”
Wander Suero: “THE ANIMAL”
Andrew Stevenson “STEVO”
Stephen Strasburg: “STRAS”
Michael A. Taylor: “MIGGY”
Trea Turner: “TRIPLE TREA”
Matt Wieters: “MAUI”
Ryan Zimmerman: “ZIM”

For the Mets, here are some of their nicknames:

Tyler Bashlor: “BASH”
Jose Bautista: “JOEYBATS”
Jerry Blevins: “JER-RY JER-RY JER-RY”
Jay Bruce: “BRUUUCE”
Michael Conforto: “SCOOTER”
Travis d’Arnaud: “LIL d”
Jacob deGrom: “deGROM”
Phillip Evans: “BARREL”
Wilmer Flores: “CATIRE”
Todd Frazier: “TODDFATHER”
Robert Gsellman: “G-MAN”
Luis Guillorme: “LUISMI”
Austin Jackson: “A-JAX”
Steven Matz: “MATZY”
Jeff McNeil: “JT”
Devin Mesoraco: “ROCKO”
Rafael Montero: “MONTERO”
Tomas Nido: “NIDO”
Corey Oswalt: “OZ”
Kevin Plawecki: “PLAW DAWG”
AJ Ramos: “JUNIOR”
Jose Reyes: “LA MELAZA”
Jacob Rhame: “RHAMROD”
T.J. Rivera: “T-BUTTA”
Amed Rosario: “EL NIÑO”
Paul Sewald: “PAULIE”
Dominic Smith: “BIG D”
Drew Smith: “SMITTY”
Anthony Swarzak: “T-SWEEZY”
Noah Syndergaard: “THOR”
Jason Vargas: “VARGY”
Bobby Wahl: “PEANUT”
Zack Wheeler: “WHEELS”

Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets
Stadium:  CitiField, Queens, New York
1st Pitch: 4:05 pm EDT
TV:  MASN2; MLB.TV app out-of-network
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app

Line-ups subject to change without notice:

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