The 2019 season is feeling increasingly snake-bit for the Washington Nationals.
On top of losing two of three to the Phillies this weekend and missing half their lineup due to injury, the Nats' team plane had an engine issue Sunday night, stranding the team in Philadelphia through Monday morning with a game in Milwaukee scheduled for that evening.
Nationals have been on tarmac since 6:30 in the evening on Sunday with engine issue. It’s 2:45 AM on Monday and Nats still in Philly with a 6:40 first pitch in Milwaukee
It's been a rough last few weeks for the Nats, who are currently without Trea Turner, Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman, Juan Soto and Matt Adams and sit five games back in the NL East standings. The plane issues are just the cruel icing on a cake of terrible luck.
At least MASN color commentator F.P. Santangelo was on hand to offer some much-needed humor and encouragement in the midst of a tough situation.
Supplies are low and so is moral. The men are weak with fatigue from a long battle. Their wounds are pungent, smelling up the cabin. We long for the days of a plane that actually works. We hear that a new engine is on the way via horse and buggy. We await