Here I am, here we all are tonight celebrating our first walk off win of the season. We are celebrating what we all have been begging for all season long, Lombardozzi playing 2base. And it all works out. He goes 1 for 3 and hits a walk off Sac Fly. The Team mobs him and there is a feeling in the air that this may be the start of something special. I watch the clips and post game videos with delight, until Davey's. Davey seemed annoyed to talk about Lombardozzi.
?? Is it because he loved Espinosa and was loyal to him and he felt the team pressured Espinosa to take the DL assignment? But what does that have to do with Lombardozzi?. All he did tonight was come through. In fact that is all he has ever done. Lombardozzi has played nothing but second base his entire career before coming to the MLB Nationals. THere Johnson has him play the outfield for the first time in his baseball career. Lombardozzi is not only a Second Basement but a Gold Glove winning Second Basement at the AAA level.
So what has me scratching my head furiously right now? Well I read that Davey said that Rendon is going to start at Second Base tomorrow. ???? What? Lombardozzi just was part of something really positive and special tonight, and you are going to mess with that chemistry. And for what? Rendon? A player that is at least a year or two away from being Major League caliber. ANd a player that hasn't played 2base since little league? ANd what are you going to do with Lombardozzi? Put him on the bench? Under Bernadina, or Rendon two guys that he has outperformed? It's insane. Or put him in Left Field when he is a Gold Glove winning second basemen?
I love the Nats. But the criticism I have with the Nats is with the Press, and with the fans. THey don't demand enough out of the team, especially the management. Who is asking the tough questions to Davey? Hopefully Davey will sleep on it tonight and realize that something special happened tonight and he shouldn't tamper with it. He should cease tampering with Lombardozzi and give the kid a chance, a real chance to earn the spot at 2base.
Put Rendon in Left Field if you want, but to put a Gold GLove winning Second basemen who just came off a walk off winner either on the bench or in left field is insane. THere is no way about it.
Like I said hopefully Davey will wake up and do what any fan would want his manager to do for his or her team, put the best players on the field, and in their best positions. THe Nats can turn this around, and I saw it tonight. We all did.
Lombo is such a class act. I heard him after the game. He is so positive and upbeat and that is why the players love him, and why the swarmed him like that after the game. We all see it. There is something special about him. I just wish Davey saw it as well. Lombo will take his lumps like a professional, but I wish that the fans and press would do his bidding for him. If he is not at 2base tomorrow something needs to be said.