Citizens of Final Rescue Vs. Brave behind Joey Menese, Tres Barrera

ATLANTA – When catcher Kibert Ruiz went to the injured list on September 9, manager Dave Martinez said he split the remaining games behind the board with a panel of Riley Adams, Israel Pineda and Trace Parreira.

In the 10 games before Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves, Adams started seven games with Pineda in the other three. Parreira, who was called up on September 1, was still waiting for his chance.

So on the day Joey Meneses lifted the national team with a score of two throwers in the seventh inning to Group B at Troist Park to beat the World Championship holders, there was Parreira, going 2 for 4 while coping brilliantly with five bowlers and 164 pitches behind. Board. The win allowed the Nationals (52-97) to save the three-game series finale.

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“I knew it was going to happen at some point,” Parreira said of the start-up. “It’s part of it, and I’m just trying to keep it and [stay] Ready. Come in with the same attitude as if I were to play every day, and today was the day, and I enjoyed it.”

The last few weeks of this season are a chance for Martinez to see who can Fill the role of reserve team to Ruiz. Adams, 26, has the most experience in the league. Pineda could have been the biggest offensive trend, but he’s only 22 years old. Both showed flashes of strength – Adams at the major league level, even though he scored .193. Pineda excelled in minors after starting the year in First Class A Wilmington.

Barrera, 28, fits the more traditional game-management backup mold — strong defensively even if he lacks a pop at the board. Parreira’s two hits on Wednesday raised his average to 0.216 (8 for 37, with 1 extra base hit and 11 hits).

“These guys who just sit on the bench and play only once or twice a week… their job is not really to go out there and hit the house,” Martinez said. “Their job is just to get on the base and do the little things right. And he did that today.”

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Barrera helped the Nationals’ pitch staff navigate the Braves (93-56), who put starter Paolo Espino on an early holeshot. Espino allowed a lead song at the start to Ronald Acuna Jr., who later finished second when Espino hit a penalty miss.

Espino Matt Olson walked with two outs. Then William Contreras’ swing hit between Espino and Parreira resulted in a throwing foul on Espino that led to Acuña’s entry.

Later, he led Acuña on tour with two single RBI.

Barrera opened the third with a single that ended him diving into first base; Parreira said after the match that his momentum carried him and almost fell, so he slipped to avoid embarrassing himself. His second goal was also a single foul, a foul that landed in midfield and put runners on corners for the Nationals in fifth. Lynne Thomas hit the sacrifice fly to cut the Braves’ lead to 2-1.

Although Barrera’s stats streak looked good, Wednesday’s off-bat speeds tell a different story: 88.5 mph, 79.7 and 57.7 on his first three bats before he flew 94.9 mph in the eighth.

But Parreira made his presence felt on defense: Parreira sent off von Grissom to steal second place to finish seventh after hitting Karl Edwards Jr. Dansby Swanson. Then Contreras was kicked out in a rundown at eight.

“It was a really good performance,” Martinez said. “I handled the show’s crew really well, got a few hits. It’s just a testament to how he’s prepared and how he stays ready: get a chance to play and progress.”

What was Lok Voight’s baseline in this series? Not great: 1 vs 12 with one pass, walk and eight hits. The Braves weren’t afraid to face the Nationals clean-up hitter throughout the series – they purposely walked to the Meneses in front of him to load bases on Tuesday, and Voit came out to finish the game. They did the same on Wednesday afternoon, and sprinted to second base.

Martinez said he wanted Voight back to shoot the ball into the right center field.

How does Patrick Corbin feel after coming out of back spasms? Martinez said Corbyn was still in pain after coming out of Tuesday’s game with back spasms. Corbin Only 12 shots Before leaving the field with coach Paul Lessard. Martinez hopes to feel better after a few more days of treatment.