The Nationals looked pretty bad last night. They couldn't hit for much of the contest, and they couldn't seem to stop the Marlins from hitting themselves. That's kind of the point of baseball, isn't it? As you can imagine, the man in charge of these Nationals is starting to get a little hot under the collar, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington.
"It's not sitting well with me," he said. "I have a high boiling point, and I'm getting closer to it."
Somebody get Davey off the stove! Seriously, he is too old for this kind of stress. He elaborated.
"I know we're a better ballclub than we've shown at times," Johnson said. "Anytime like today when the pitching doesn't do what it's capable of doing, and one of my relievers doesn't do what he's capable of doing, it gets ugly. It's painful for everybody in this clubhouse."
It's painful for everyone watching on television as well. The Nationals are now in the bottom of the NL East, a place they have become too familiar with over the last few years. Maybe this changes their approach to the trade deadline. Maybe Davey Johnson goes absolutely ballistic and runs around SE with no pants on. We'll have to see what happens next.