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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Kilgore: The Nationals, in last place and Davey Johnson’s close to a ‘boiling point’

Beat the NL? They can’t even Beat Takeshi!

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One month ago today, on an idyllic day in Southern California, Davey Johnson walked into the Washington Nationals dugout and managed his first baseball game in 11 years. He loved every minute, he said afterward, even though they lost. He savored the challenge and could not wait for more.

After the 10-game stretch coming out of the all-star break, some of that verve, at least outwardly, has drained from Johnson. It is hard to love every minute of recording five hits in two games, or of falling into last place. His record is 9-15, which is the fourth-worst record in the majors over that span.

“I have a high boiling point,” Johnson said after last night’s loss. “And I’m getting closer to it.”

Repoz Posted: July 27, 2011 at 01:01 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TerpNats Posted: July 27, 2011 at 05:43 PM (#3886685)
Last night's game was disheartening (but then, the Marlins always seem to have the Nationals' number), but while it appears the team will post another losing record and possibly have another last-place finish, some progress has been made this year. That said, I really don't want Davey Johnson back in 2012; he doesn't have the spark for this team. Could Washington pry Tim Wallach away from the mess in Chavez Ravine?

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