How we’re feeling: Fighting off #Saditude
Why: The Nats lost again yesterday and are now on the verge of elimination. Adding to Nats fans’ torment, last night’s 18-inning game lasted six hours and 23 minutes, making it the longest in MLB playoff history. Once again, the Nats produced little on offense, this time failing to score at all in the final 15 innings. It’s as if the Giants arrived in D.C. to find the Nats waving the white flag of surrender. Come to think of it, maybe next time the Nats shouldn’t hand every fan at the stadium a white towel to wave around during the game. That’s almost as bad as having the seventh-inning singalong feature the line, “I’ll be gone in a day or two.”
What’s next: Game 3 against the Giants, Monday in San Francisco. The game will start at 3:07 p.m. if the Angels beat the Royals tonight, or at 5:07 p.m. if the Royals win. The day off today gives Nats fans ample time to begin a lifetime of pondering whether manager Matt Williams should have left starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann in the game to try to record the final out in the ninth inning.
Illustration by Jandos Rothstein / photo by Mrs. Gemstone via Flickr