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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Dave Martinez says doctor, fan were worried for his health after Game 6 tirade

Dave Martinez lost his cool on Tuesday.

The Washington Nationals manager blew up at umpires after a controversial call went against shortstop Trea Turner during Game 6 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, and Martinez gave the umpire crew an earful.

After play continued, Martinez went out for more between innings and had to be restrained as umpires ejected him from the game.

Martinez — in considerably better spirits ahead of Game 7 after the Nationals prevailed on Tuesday — told reporters on Wednesday that a fan and a team doctor were concerned for his health during his outburst.

I sincerely hope he feels better now, and that the excitement of this moment isn’t too much….

 

QLE Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:29 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: dave martinez, world series

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Will Dave Martinez Be the Manager to Finally Push the Nationals Forward in October?

Washington, D.C. — If you want to know how the Washington Nationals became the ninth postseason team ever to rally from 12 games under .500, or how they somehow overcame the worst bullpen of all 450 teams that ever made the postseason, you have to understand the steady hand of their manager, Davey Martinez. And if you want to know how Martinez steered this team through early storms into the postseason port, you have to know how he handled a hidden predicament Sept. 6.

Washington lost that night in Atlanta, 4-3, to the first-place Braves. It was its third straight loss. Martinez noticed something that night that irked him. He simmered silently until after the game. Then he sat down at the desk in his office and pulled up the video of the game, toggling until he reached the top of the fourth inning. Then he pulled out a stopwatch.

Leading off against Dallas Keuchel, Juan Soto, the Nationals’ superb 20-year-old leftfielder, hit a weak groundball to second base. Martinez started the stopwatch. By the time a jogging Soto touched the base, about 6.1 seconds had elapsed.

The next batter was Ryan Zimmerman, Washington’s 35-year-old first baseman who missed most of this season with a foot injury. Zimmerman also hit a weak groundball to second base. He sprinted madly to first in 4.1 seconds.

 

 

QLE Posted: October 01, 2019 at 12:38 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: dave martinez, nationals

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

 

 

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