Nationals manager Davey Johnson plans to rest his regular players if Washington clinches the NL East — and he doesn’t care one bit what anyone else thinks.
The Nationals entered Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a magic number of six for clinching the division title. The rest of Washington’s regular-season opponents are still in the chase for wild-card berths, including the St. Louis Cardinals.
And if other clubs hope the Nationals will put their best lineup on the field against the Cardinals?
“I’m resting my regulars. End of conversation,” Johnson said.
Should the Reds and Dusty do the same now that they’ve clinched?
Does this help the Reds in their pursuit of the #1 seed? Do they want the #1 seed?
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.