Washington obviously didn't think the team could win. He didn't think his pitchers could prevent any more runs. He thought it better to rest the top of the order rather than play them. I'd wager he lost a lot of respect in the clubhouse by giving up. These players believe they can come back from anything, and now Washington has given up on them.
Jackie Moore, or someone else, will be managing this team soon. Vote your guess as to when below.
OT: I can't think of Jackie Moore without seeing Jackie Wright, Benny Hill's little bald sidekick. So when Moore comes out to make a pitching change I'll be hearing/seeing the signature Benny Hill chase scene that closed his show. Here's a classic clip with a parody of Woodstock.