Nats’ Lobaton could get more playing time

By Bill Ladson

NEW YORK — Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton started Sunday’s game against the Mets. It marked the fourth time in the last eight games that Lobaton was inserted into the starting lineup.

Manager Matt Williams said recently said that he hasn’t ruled out Lobaton getting more playing time behind the plate. He is already Gio Gonzalez’s personal catcher. Wilson Ramos, the team’s starting catcher, is not having a good year defensively and in a 5-for-55 [.091] slump to drop his batting average to .234.

“It depends on where we are at, Williams said about the catching situation. “It depends on matchups, where we are at. The deeper lineup allows us to have more flexibility in that regard, too.”

1 Comment

Would one of you reporters drill into MWilliams about the lack of winning spirit that is so glaringly obvious. I’m tired of hearing “wait until Span” and all the others get back, or “don’t worry, things will get better.” It is so condescending to us fans out here when the performance does not match these milquetoast comments. These guys are getting paid to win, and we expect it. There seems to be no fire in this team. NY showed us what natitude is these last three games, especially tonight. MWilliams needs to show more accountability to the fan base…stop bsing us.

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