Davey Johnson and the Nationals are on Monkey Tilt


Davey Johnson is “real close to monkey tilt” or so he told 1067 the Fan’s Sports Junkies this morning. And that was before his team baked another turd burger on the field this afternoon, losing to the St Louis Cardinals to fall under .500 for the first time since 2011.

The Nationals are on a losing streak–4 games to be exact.  They’ve lost 6 straight at home, and 9 of 12 overall.  They now sit at a very mediocre 10-11, 6 games behind the red-hot Atlanta Braves.  They can’t hit.  Their fielding is suspect.  And even their respectable starting pitching hasn’t been able to dig them out of abyss developing at the corner of South Capitol and Potomac Ave.

It’s been a rough week.  Enough to make a man go…well, monkey tilt.

Monkey tilt? Yes, monkey tilt.  For those unfamiliar with the term, monkey tilt is a condition in poker where a player gets so fed up with his luck, he starts making questionable decisions: bluffing when he shouldn’t bluff, betting big when he doesn’t have the cards, and otherwise being reckless due to increasing frustration.

Increasing frustration?  Sounds a little like the Nationals right now, doesn’t it?

Even Boswell thinks the Nats are on monkey tilt.


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