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  1. Start times, umps announced

    Oct 5, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Marvin Hudson and Davey Johnson will be reunited during the NLDS. The first two postseason games by a Washington baseball team in 79 years will have late-afternoon starting times, and don't be surprised if that trend continues next week once the National League Division Series returns to the District. Major League Baseball…

  2. Assembling a postseason roster

    Oct 5, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Rookie Christian Garcia could squeeze his way onto the postseason pitching staff. The Nationals, officially, have known they'll be competing in the postseason for two full weeks now, so they've had plenty of time to consider their 25-man October roster. Major League Baseball, however, doesn't require teams to actually submit their roster…

  3. D.C.’s arrival as a baseball town

    Oct 4, 2012, 8:33 PM EDT

    Photo by Bob Youngentob / CSNwashington.com Postseason tickets have been the hottest item in town since the Nationals clinched. How does a town respond to something that hasn't happened in 79 years? How does a city that hasn't hosted a postseason ballgame since Franklin Roosevelt's first term in the White House catch pennant fever? And…

  4. Revisiting Opening Day predictions

    Oct 4, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Well, at least I came close on the attendance prediction. I've often said it's important that we as sportswriters be held accountable for what we write. We ask players and managers to be accountable for their performance. It's only right that we hold ourselves to the same standard. Which makes this day-after-the-season…

  5. Beltway Baseball: Postseason preview

    Oct 4, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    The regular season has concluded, the postseason is about to begin, and we’ve got so much to talk about that this edition of Beltway Baseball could probably stand alone as a 30-minute TV show if they added commercial breaks. Among the topics I discussed with CSNwashington.com’s Chase Hughes and the Washington Times’ Amanda Comak were…

  6. Best in the bigs

    Oct 3, 2012, 11:31 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Adam LaRoche tosses goodies to fans behind the Nationals dugout after the game. The Washington Nationals — who never posted a winning record, never reached the playoffs and never won a division title in their first seven seasons in the District — didn’t just knock down all those barriers in year eight.…

  7. Johnson leaves game with numb leg

    Oct 3, 2012, 10:18 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Davey Johnson left the Nationals dugout during the seventh inning of today's game. Davey Johnson left the Nationals dugout in the seventh inning of today's 5-1 win over the Phillies after losing feeling in his left leg, a sensation doctors attributed to a lower back problem, but one the 69-year-old manager insists…

  8. Instant analysis: Nats 5, Phillies 1

    Oct 3, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman is congratulated by Michael Morse after homering in the fourth. Game in a nutshell: Knowing they could clinch the No. 1 seed for the NL playoffs with a victory today — regardless of the result of the Reds' game tonight in St. Louis — the Nationals went out and took…

  9. Teddy wins

    Oct 3, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Teddy crosses the finish line first, at long last. Updated at 6:25 p.m. In a season of plenty of baseball firsts for the Nationals, perhaps the biggest first of them all just happened: Teddy won the Presidents Race. OK, so maybe a victory by the giant-headed mascot resembling…

  10. Game 162: Phillies at Nats

    Oct 3, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals try to secure the No. 1 seed in the NL playoffs this afternoon. OK, here's a condensed version of what's at stake today for the Nationals in their regular-season finale against the Phillies: Win and they clinch the No. 1 seed for the playoffs and will…

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NEW YORK7258
WASHINGTON66635.5
ATLANTA547618.0
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