The Nationals defeated the Phillies 9-6 in Philadelphia last night, then returned to their team hotel to participate in a fantasy football draft.
In his weekly appearance with the Junkies on Wednesday, Davey Johnson addressed growing rumblings that Cal Ripken, Jr. could have potential interest in replacing him as Nats manager, when Johnson aside at the end of the 2013 MLB season.
Mike Napoli of the Red Sox may or may not be dating porn star Rachel Starr, as her tweets suggested on Tuesday, which Nats’ manager Davey Johnson used as a setup to a joke about his team’s abysmal offensive production.
There’s no question that 2013 has been a bust for the Nats, but the big question moving forward is who will replace Davey Johnson in the dugout?
The tensions of the Nats’s underwhelming season reached a boiling point last night when Gio and Werth erupted in a heated argument in the dugout, and Davey Johnson says “it just shows everybody that we still got a pulse.”
Davey Johnson addressed Tuesday night’s brawl between the Nats and Braves, and along with saying he believed Julio Teheran plunked Bryce Harper on purpose, one overwhelming takeaway came through: “Things will even out. They Always do.”
Bob Nightengale of the USA Today was one of the lone national voices urging to silence the preseason crowning of the Nationals, validating his further assertion that they also won’t be the long-term juggernaut they’ve been touted to be.
Davey Johnson will make another minor shakeup to the Nats lineup, moving Rendon to third, and Ryan Zimmerman to DH Wednesday night against the Tigers. He also divulged details of an uncomfortable convo he had with Drew Storen before sending him to Triple-A last week.
Whatever changes the Washington Nationals makes over the remainder of the 2013 season, removing manager Davey Johnson from his post will not be one of them.
Bryce Harper’s 2-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th gave the Nats a 9-7 ‘Curly W’ over the Pirates, snapping Washington’s six-game losing streak. Hear the celebratory radio call from Nats PxP announcer Charlie Slowes.