WASHINGTON – The world champion in Washington is 1-4 after losing three games in a row. Under normal circumstances? It’s not a big deal. But it matters in the 60-game period, shortened by a pandemic.
Missing slug Juan Juan Soto scored a total of four runs during the skid, including a 5-1 loss at the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, which included two strikers collapsing on Toronto’s home run by Vladimir Guerrero Jr., two mistakes by second baseman Starlin Castro, who after the third inning led to three unaffected rides and one strike to Washington.
“In the long run, you’ll have time to feel these things,” said Nationals shortstop Trea Turner, who was imprisoned in the sixth, who stole it, said one of the Gaffa managers, Dave Martinez. “It̵7;s definitely magnified now.”
There is no doubt that the absence of Soto is a big deal. Since opening, he has participated in the COVID-19 positive test.
“We certainly miss him,” Turner said, “and we need him back.”
Martinez agrees, but he also wanted to cancel the scoring issues because, as he said, “Intervention will come and go.”
More worrying for the captain, who turned the club around 199 with a 19-31 mark after opening 2019, were other problems.
“Overall game. Defense. Baserunning. We have to clean it up. We have to play better,” he said. “We have to play better. We can’t make those mental mistakes. These are mental mistakes for me. And we can do it. Sometimes when you try to create something, something happens, you start to overestimate or overestimate “I’m just trying to do something aggressive. I want these boys just to relax and play baseball.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.