Brandon Hyde and Davey Martinez have spent countless days on the same fields, but Tuesday night was the first time they found themselves managing against one another.
“Oh, he’s awesome,” Martinez told reporters in the visitor’s dugout before Tuesday’s game when asked about his relationship with Hyde.
And yet, even though each manager is putting his best foot forward to try to win the game, same as every other night of the season, it’s hard to ignore the unique relationship between the two.
The Nationals were playing both long and short ball Tuesday night, with three of their eight runs coming from solo homers.
Moving Strasburg a day allows Washington to dispatch its best arms against first-place Atlanta during a four-game Series instead of burning one against Baltimore, the worst team in the major leagues.
One of the issues last weekend in Philadelphia was Scherzer's back problem did not improve from Friday to Saturday, prompting the team to eventually decide an injured list stint was best.
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