Click here to watch Nats win #55 on July 24th 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 #55 came in the 101st game in the 2019 season, and the Nats took the a 54-46 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.
It would be Patrick Corbin for the nightcap of the doubleheader as the Nats went for a sweep of the twin-bill which was mission accomplished.
The Nats got to within 4.0 games of first place on this day which was as close as they were back on May 2nd. Unfortunately, the next time the Nats would be 4.0 games for first place was on the final day of the 2019 regular season – and guess what, it did not matter as the Nats took the Wild Card, NLDS, NLCS and the World Series without needing an NL East division crown to get to the promised land.