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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Nats manager Martinez rejoins team after heart procedure

MIAMI (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez has rejoined the team following a heart procedure that caused him to a miss a three-game series at St. Louis.

The 54-year-old was back in the dugout Friday, four days after a cardiac catheterization.

“The bottom line is I feel good to go and I’m very happy and excited to rejoin the team,” Martinez said. “It was hard to watch the games without being a part of it with the guys in the dugout.”

Best wishes for him with his return.

QLE Posted: September 21, 2019 at 12:45 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: dave martinez

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Nationals’ Dave Martinez Underwent Heart Procedure After Having Chest Pains

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez reportedly underwent a cardiac catheterization after experiencing chest pains during Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Braves.

Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reported the news, noting Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo deemed it a “little minor procedure” while revealing Martinez seemed “upbeat.” According to Zuckerman, Martinez will remain in the nation’s capital as the Nationals prepare for a three-game series in St. Louis that begins Monday.

Bench coach Chip Hale took over the managing duties when Martinez left Sunday’s contest in the sixth inning and will do so again during Monday’s game, per the team.

Best wishes for him and those who know him well.

 

QLE Posted: September 17, 2019 at 12:17 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: dave martinez, heart, surgery

Friday, May 10, 2019

Real or not? The Nationals are in trouble, and so is Dave Martinez

I saw Joe Posnanski mention this in a tweet:

Nationals under Dusty Baker in 2017: 97-65
Nationals under Dave Martinez total: 96-100

That was published before the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 on Tuesday with a six-run seventh inning and five scoreless innings of relief from Freddy Peralta, dropping the Nationals to 14-21 on the season and marking the first time they’ve been seven games under .500 since Sept. 19, 2011.

The big hit was Lorenzo Cain’s two-out, bases-clearing double off a tiring Stephen Strasburg that made it 3-0. With Strasburg clearly laboring after a hit batter and two base hits and the resulting turn of events, the blame game turned more to manager Dave Martinez than Strasburg’s failure to escape the jam. While Martinez’s reluctance to turn to his bullpen was understandable, considering the way the pen has pitched most of the season, Strasburg was clearly pitching on fumes. That’s not post-double reaction. I saw tweets in real time wondering why Martinez left Strasburg in to face Eric Thames (he did strike him out) and Cain before those at-bats unfolded.

Obviously, Baker isn’t the only reason the records are different. That said, firing Baker always seems like a better idea than it actually is.

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: May 10, 2019 at 09:55 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: dave martinez, dusty baker, nationals

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Nationals’ Martinez wants Trea Turner to run more

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Trea Turner led the National League in stolen bases last season, and Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez wants him to run even more.

Turner was successful on 43 of 52 attempts last year. He had a career-high 46 steals in 2017. Martinez wants the speedy shortstop to attempt close to 100 this year.

Turner got his third steal of the spring during Saturday’s 4-4 tie against St. Louis.

Come to think of it, players who run every chance they get could very well be worth exploring- at any rate, it’s the perfect response to how twitchy modern pitching has become…..

QLE Posted: March 24, 2019 at 07:05 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: dave martinez, nationals, stolen bases, trea turner

 

 

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