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Frustrated fans call on Nationals to fir

The Nationals were finally starting to look like the team many expected them to be this season.They climbed back into contention in the NL East by winning five straight before a key home series against the division-leading Mets.MORE: Sporting News selects each MLB team's public enemy No. 1 | Must see photos from Bryce Harper's careerThe Nats dropped the opener Monday,an 8-5 lo s that had Washington fans headed for the exits early. Hope came in the form of a 7-1 lead Tuesday night, with Mets ace Matt Harvey out after 5 1/3 innings. Then Matt Williams happened.With pitcher JordanZimmermann cruising along, having allowedone run and three hits withsix strikeouts and a walk, Williams made a pitching change with two outs in the top of the Jon Singleton Jersey sixth.Matt Thornton got the final out of the inning, but then Williams went to Blake Treinen to start the seventh.David Wright ignited a six-run rally by leading off with a single off Treinen, who walked a batter and surrendered another single to Wilmer Flores before getting pulled by Williams with two outs in the inning Jeff Bagwell Cool Base Orange Jersey . Williams turned toleft-handerFelipe Rivero, who walked the only two batters he faced.Drew Storen, who had been good over his previous seven appearances, struggled to record the final out of the inning. Storen gave up a bases-clearingdouble to Yoenis Cespedes before i suing a bases-loaded walk to Lucas Duda to score Cespedes.Kirk Nieuwenhuis then hit a two-out, go-ahead homer in the eighth off Jonathan Papelbon, who pitched the final two innings.Pitching moves aside, the decision deemed most egregious by fans may have been to have second baseman Anthony Rendon to bunt on a 3-1 count in the bottom of the ninth after Jayson Werth led off the inning with a single to center. Rendon was 2 for 4 on the night at that point.The bunt byRendon, who had not laid down a sacrifice bunt all season, wasn't effective asWerth forced out at second. Following a walk to Bryce Harper, Yunel Escobar hit into a game-ending double play. The Nats lost, 8-7.That's when the tweets really hit the proverbial fan.And in today's "Matt Williams is an idiot" news ..... What the hell is he doing bunting with Rendon in the 9th? Has 0 sacs this season Adam Wodon (@CHN_AdamWodon) September 9, [email protected]_janes the Rendon bunt is emblematic of slavish adherence to Jose Altuve Youth Run Derby Jersey the "book" characterized by reactionary decisions. Cost games all year Dan Pennucci (@dpennucci) September 9, [email protected] That 3-1 bunt from Rendon. That has to be an all-time managerial disaster. I couldn't believe what I was watching. Bernie's Mets (@BerniesMets) September 9, 2015I still don't know why Matt Williams made Tony Two Bags bunt. Rendon is on fire right now and you made him bunt. Why? Jason Lilley (@jlilley33) September 9, 2015Once matt williams gets fired we may never see him manage again...hes in way over his head StonecoldBDT (@ETod09) September 9, 2015Just so you know Matt Williams has a close & personal relationship with GM Mike Rizzo, He's NOT getting fired this year.. guaranteed. T. Fox (@TFox40oz) September 9, 2015
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