Click here to watch Nats win #59 on August 5th 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 #59 game in the 112th game in the 2019 season, and the Nats took the a 58-53 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 was Erick Fedde to the rescue in this game to stop a two-game slide which put the Nats in a second place tie with the Phillies.
The Nats fell to 7.0 games back of the NL East leading Braves, and it was Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin who got beat in the prior two games in Arizona in games following Joe Ross‘ gem which had us thinking that the Nats would sweep with the way it was line up.
This game was in San Francisco and a late game when it was played late. Joining the team in this game was Asdrubal Cabrera!