Washington Nationality Manager Dave Martinez left Winning Sunday over the Braves Atlanta in the sixth invention because he did not feel good. The staff training team decided that it would be better to leave Martinez National Park and check out in a hospital. Martinez is expected to continue in St Louis on Monday when the Nationals open a three-game series against the Cardinals, but it was not immediately clear whether it would take the team's charter flight on Sunday evening.
“He was not feeling well, so it was only for precautionary reasons that they brought him to the hospital to see what was going on,” said bench coach Chip Hale, who managed the rest of win 7-0 Sunday instead of Martinez. “But we expect everything to be good.”
The Nationals refused to provide further details on Martinez's illness. It was not very hot Sunday – 88 degrees on the first park – and Martinez made a pregame news conference at 11:30 pm, about two hours before the game. This was going on a weekend for him in some ways, after him a serious question was asked about an alarming case when Charlie Braberson, the Braves contestant, met on Saturday night. Martinez was very emotional as he faced reporters on Saturday, and reiterated his position on the matter before the Nationals took the final.
Martinez was then absent from last Sunday's announcement. The best stage of the dugout was, when it usually stands, empty rather than its coaches by cycling through the spot. Hale handled the manager's post-match interview for the second consecutive Sunday – the first time after Martinez was sent out in Atlanta – and now the team hopes Martinez is back as soon as possible.
“The thing you can worry about is that it's great,” said the verifiable old house Howie Kendrick. “I wish him well. I love Davey. We talk very much every day. He got a lot of insights, and I know him for years, playing against him in the American League, too. He has done a great job this year.
“I wish him well, and as I said, I don't know what is really going on, but I hope he has nothing to do with him.”
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