Davey Martinez kept getting applause from the fans in the Presidents Club in Nationals Park who stayed around for the manager’s post game press conference, after staying for around for an improbable comeback win even though the home team trailed 10-4 after eight and a half in D.C.
Martinez addressed the fans directly at the end of his talk with reporters.
“One more thing,” he said, pointing to the raucous bunch who remained, “26th man right there. Thank you. Thanks for hanging on, it was long, but we did it.”
He also told them the same thing he said he had to tell his team as they celebrated the 11-10 win in the clubhouse, go home and get some sleep, there’s a game to play at 1:05 PM today.
[ed. note - “Today’s game is only available on YouTube. This is your first reminder. And don’t send tweets to Mark Zuckerman complaining about it being on YouTube or something.”]
Go read your links...
NATS BEAT - IMPROBABLE COMEBACK EDITION:
Nationals’ stunning rally over the Mets could be a springboard toward October - (WaPost)
"Go to bed after the Nats fell behind 10-4 headed into the bottom of the ninth? Understandable, even reasonable."
Ryan Zimmerman on Nationals 7 run rally over Mets: 'Stuff like that is not supposed to happen' - (Washington Times)
"Ryan Zimmerman, the elder statesmen who has been with the Washington Nationals since 2005 and has seen his share of incredible games, was stunned after Tuesday’s comeback win over the Mets."
Me: You've seen a lot of wild games in this park. Where does this one rank?— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) September 4, 2019
Ryan Zimmerman: "The craziest."
Yup. It checks out. #Nats
Suzuki's walk-off homer caps stunning comeback - (MASN)
"It can sound cliched, but you can’t deny there’s something to it. These Nationals are not perfect, not at all. But they sure do stay in the fight."
Nationals score seven runs in ninth inning for wild comeback win against the Mets - (WaPost)
“'I wasn’t watching and things were happening,' Scherzer said, looking almost proud of himself, letting the thrill of a win hide the absurdity of it all."
Despite rough fourth inning, Scherzer likes "step forward" - (MASN)
"Despite allowing four runs on five hits, Scherzer said the 90-pitch performance was a still a positive third start since his most recent return from the injured list."
Aaron Barrett’s Long Road Back:
Aaron Barrett headed back to majors with Nationals - (Washington Times)
"Double-A Harrisburg released video Tuesday showing Barrett getting the news he was headed back to Washington from Senators manager and former Nationals bullpen coach Matt LeCroy."
After four years and a gruesome injury, Nationals reliever Aaron Barrett is returning to the majors - (WaPost)
"Barrett, 31, got the news Tuesday afternoon, when the Class AA Harrisburg Senators held a ceremony on a tarped-over pitcher’s mound before a team workout."
Anthony Rendon’s Hot August Adds Third Face to MVP Race - (Fangraphs)
"First, let us gawk at Rendon’s incredible month. In August, he hit .394/.450/.712 with a .467 wOBA and a 189 wRC+. He produced 1.9 WAR, the second-highest total among all position players..."
Epic comeback tells us what the Nationals are ... and aren't - (ESPN)
"Despite a white-hot stretch in which the Amazin's resurrected the ghost of their 2015 forefathers by winning 21 of 26 to become wild-card contenders, they've come crashing back to earth recently."
METS DISASTERY DOOM LINKS:
This disaster is Edwin Diaz's Mets season in a nutshell - (NYPost)
"For those wondering what the bottom of the barrel looks like, the Mets showed the world Tuesday night the view from the pits as they blew a six-run lead in the ninth inning."
VIDEO: Mets manager Mickey Callaway talks about epic collapse against Nationals - (NorthJersey.com)
"Mets manager Mickey Callaway talks about his team collapsing against the Nationals."
The Mets entered the bottom of the ninth inning tonight with a 99.7 percent chance to win, according to Fangraphs calculations. They lost. pic.twitter.com/dGm4XUrM3w— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 4, 2019
Mets may be wrecked after this heartbreaking loss - (NYPost)
"Disaster struck the Mets in Tuesday’s ninth inning, the likes of which may resonate until the season’s conclusion, as manager Mickey Callaway’s bunch attempts to remain relevant."
Mets Ninth-Inning Bullpen Implosion Special Even By Mets Standards - (Deadspin)
"My God, the Mets. Phew. The hell they entered Tuesday night is a special, Mets-only hell."
MLB Whip Crew discusses the Nationals improbable come from behind win over the Mets - (FOX Sports)
"MLB Whip Crew discusses the Nationals improbable come from behind win over the Mets. Washington scored 7 runs in the 9th to stun the Mets."
The Mets are in trouble after blowing a six-run lead to the Nationals - (Yahoo!Sports)
"The 2019 Mets’ season all but ended Tuesday night, the result of a moment that not even years of #LOLMets happenings could have prepared the most cynical Mets fan for."