Summing up the Washington Nationals’ 5-0 loss to the New York Mets on Wednesday, and the three-game sweep in Citi Discipline, skipper Davey Martinez pointed to the errors, misplays, and walks his staff allowed as the basis causes for the way in which the staff carried out within the less-than-stellar sequence.
“The walks, and the protection, two unhealthy mixtures,” the fifth-year skipper defined after the finale with the Mets.
“We received to play higher on protection, and we’ve received to restrict the walks. I’ve all the time mentioned, the hitting comes and goes, that’s a part of the sport, however you’ve received to do three constants: play protection, run the bases effectively, and pitch effectively. Simply so occurred in the present day that 2 of the three issues we didn’t do effectively, so we received to regroup.
“We depart to go to play Cincinnati, we received to come back again and be able to go tomorrow. That’s all we are able to do.”
Martinez was requested what he thought was behind the shaky defensive play.
“They received to come back out and catch the baseball, plain and easy. It’s a giant a part of the sport,” he mentioned.
“We received to restrict our errors. Can’t give good groups 30-31 outs. You’re beating yourselves then. So we received to play higher protection.”
GM Mike Rizzo expressed related sentiments when he spoke with 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s Sports activities Junkies earlier than the third of three with the Mets on Wednesday.
“We make too many errors,” Rizzo mentioned. “We give away too many outs on the basepaths, and we give the staff too many outs within the area, and further outs towards these good, high-powered offenses are lethal. You bought to make performs.”
Stable protection and pitching are simply a part of it, in fact. The offense not scoring a run for 21-straight innings to finish the sequence didn’t assist, as they went 3 for 10 with runners in scoring place within the first of three in Citi Discipline then went 0 for 8 with RISP and 19 left on base within the second and third video games.
“We had some alternatives. Like I’ve mentioned, some guys are going up there and attempting to hit that 5-6-run homer when all we simply want is a base hit,” Martinez advised reporters.
“Hold the practice going. That didn’t occur once more in the present day.”
Will it occur tonight, within the first of 4 with the Reds in Cincinnati’s Nice American Ball Park?