We have now entered the competitive phase of the Washington Nationals 2019 baseball season.
How do I know that? They said goodbye to $8 million Sunday morning that was keeping them from competing.
It’s serious now. Everyone in that clubhouse knows that when the team sent reliever Trevor Rosenthal packing after he walked all three batters he faced Saturday night as Washington gave up an 8-4 lead in a 13-9 loss to the Atlanta Braves — a blown opportunity.
There is little room for such failures anymore, no time left to wait for a guy like Rosenthal, the former St.