Even the Nationals' team plane has an injury

By 106.7 The Fan

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

— Alex Chappell (@ACorddry) May 6, 2019

Shabingus. https://t.co/UqyUSsTh6z

— danny rouhier (@funnydanny) May 6, 2019

...today’s game

— F.P. Santangelo (@FightinHydrant) May 6, 2019

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. 

Still In Philadelphia...about to start eating passengers on the charter #Nats #gofundmeforanewengine

— F.P. Santangelo (@FightinHydrant) May 6, 2019

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

— F.P. Santangelo (@FightinHydrant) May 6, 2019

The crew is kind and helpful. We are starting to eye people that would make good nourishment. Bob and Charlie Slowes are high on the list. Tough decisions loom in the near future

— F.P. Santangelo (@FightinHydrant) May 6, 2019

Hallucinations are setting in. There’s a man on the wing. My eyes deceive me. I found a peanut in the seat cushion. Survival skills. I continue to hunt

— F.P. Santangelo (@FightinHydrant) May 6, 2019

I ate a finger

— F.P. Santangelo (@FightinHydrant) May 6, 2019

Hats off to the @Delta crew who has been amazing through this long journey. The flight attendants are true professionals and are amazing at what they do. Great people!

— F.P. Santangelo (@FightinHydrant) May 6, 2019

UPDATE (12:40 p.m.): The Nats have finally reached Milwaukee...just seven hours before they're scheduled to take on the Brewers. 

At long last, the Nats have landed in Milwaukee

— Scott Allen (@ScottSAllen) May 6, 2019

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