Click here to watch Nats win #46 on July 6th 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 #46 came in the 88th game in the 2019 season, and the Nats took the a 45-42 record into this game. Manager Dave Martinez was preaching “Go 1-0 every game” and eventually the Nats turned their 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. Now the Nats were believing they could be a postseason team.
Some of you might remember this game more for Max Scherzer‘s stolen base. The man can do it all. This was the last series before the All-Star break and the Nats lost a heart breaker the night before in 11 innings which made this a game the Nats needed to win. Scherzer delivered with a 7-inning gem, and he got early run support from his teammates to cruise to the finish line in this one with the bullpen solidifying the shutout.
Scherzer was the pitcher of the month in June with 6 wins and an ERA of 1.00. This was vintage Max Scherzer at his best.