Click here to watch Nats win #49 on July 13th 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 #49 came in the 91st game in the 2019 season, and the Nats took the a 48-42 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.
This matchup between Patrick Corbin and Aaron Nola had the Phillies best pitcher on the mound and he was excellent in this game while Corbin was just “okay” in this one. The good news was the Nationals never gave up, and once again late in a game it was Juan Soto to the rescue.
You will need to watch this one to the end to really enjoy this one as the Nats had to climb out of 3-0 deficit into the 6th inning of this one to get the offense going.
This game put the Nats on a 4-game winning streak, but those Atlanta Braves were not losing which did not allow the Nats to gain a game in the standings in eight days. The Nats hot streak had them going 17-4, and they only gained 2 ½ games in the standings since June 23rd. Yes, the Nats were the hottest team in the Majors since May 24th.
It would have been Max Scherzer pitching the series finale for the sweep, but he was placed on the 10-day IL.