Click here to watch Nats win #37 on June 21st on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us. Just a quick reminder of what we are doing if this is your first time: As a group, we are going to be re-watching all 105 wins from the Nats 2019 season in chronological order at 6:30 pm each night. We will all try to sync up to the same point in the game, and this is a work in progress to maneuver to the same point in the game. Feel free to ask in the comments section where everyone is in the game so you can sync up. Many people are joining in at different points, and most people are not commenting — rather just following along.
The MLB.TV library is unlocked and free to everyone for the 2018-2019 season courtesy of MLB. This win #37 came in the 74th game in the 2019 season, and the Nats took the a 36-38 record into this game. This is where manager Dave Martinez started preaching “Go 1-0 every game” and eventually the Nats turned a losing record into a winning record. It took the Nats until June 28th to reach a winning record and they got to 12 games above .500 on August 21st. They dug themselves a deep hole and it took much longer to dig out of it.
If the Nats won this game, they would move to within one game of .500 while extending their winning streak to 5-games. They would also knock a body blow on the Braves who were ahead of the Nats in the standings.
The Nats sent Stephen Strasburg to the mound and Atlanta had their new signing on the mound in Dallas Keuchel who went unsigned as a free agent in the off-season.
Both teams knew this was a big series, and the Nats were looking like the hottest team in baseball. March 24th seemed so long ago.