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  1. Ready to take the next step

    Sep 29, 2011, 1:21 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg was brilliant in his final start of the season. What the Nationals have accomplished the last two seasons — improving from 59 wins in 2009 to 69 wins in 2010 to 80 wins in 2011 — is commendable. Think about the state of this franchise just a few short years…

  2. Beltway Baseball Live – 9/28/11

    Sep 28, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT

    The Nationals just wrapped up their 2011 season in style, with Stephen Strasburg striking out 10 over six brilliant innings and Drew Storen shutting the door on a 3-1 victory over the Marlins. Just like that, they reached the 80-win mark for the first time since 2005, a significant accomplishment for this franchise. If you're…

  3. Game 161: Nats at Marlins

    Sep 28, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Sun Life Stadium hosts its final baseball game this afternoon. And so the end has arrived. The 2011 season closes today for the Nationals, who also get the honor of closing down Sun Life Stadium (and not a moment too soon). The Marlins expect a large crowd today, and there will…

  4. Game 160: Nats at Marlins

    Sep 27, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo John Lannan and the Nats try to keep the winning streak alive tonight. At this point, you know what's at stake for the Nationals tonight at Sun Life Stadium. They're in search of their fourth straight win, their 10th straight on the road, a .500 record and a shot at finishing…

  5. Rare numbers for Morse and the Nats

    Sep 27, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Michael Morse clubbed his 30th homer of the season last night. Michael Morse raised his arm and began smiling about, oh, three-thousandths of a second after he made contact with Edward Mujica's 1-1 changeup in the top of the ninth inning last night. And why shouldn't he have? Morse had every reason…

  6. Game 159: Nats at Marlins

    Sep 26, 2011, 7:41 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Sun Life Stadium hosts its final three ballgames this week. Not that anyone is going to miss Joe Robbie Pro Player Dolphin Dolphins Land Shark Sun Life Stadium, but the Nationals REALLY won't miss that place, which hosts its final three baseball games this week. The Nationals have gone an abysmal…

  7. Henry’s sheer dominance

    Sep 26, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Henry Rodriguez was electric during the seventh inning yesterday. On a day full of electric moments at Nationals Park, Henry Rodriguez provided what might well have been the biggest jolt of all. Rodriguez's sheer dominance of the Braves in the top of the seventh had the ballpark buzzing throughout and the had…

  8. Leaving them wanting more

    Sep 25, 2011, 11:27 PM EDT

    Getty Images The Nats had plenty of reason to celebrate after today’s 3-0 victory. As the crowd of 37,638 roared and members of the Nationals doffed their caps one last time before disappearing down the dugout steps, Jayson Werth turned to Michael Morse and offered up a prediction. “This is how it’s going to be,”…

  9. Managerial search will be brief

    Sep 25, 2011, 5:34 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Davey Johnson is likely to return as Nationals manager next season. The Nationals’ formal search for their 2012 manager will be a brief process and include only a handful of candidates, headlined by Davey Johnson. General manager Mike Rizzo said today he doesn’t anticipate this search to be as far-reaching or take…

  10. Game 158: Braves at Nats

    Sep 25, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler faces the Braves today in the Nationals' 2011 home finale. And so we have reached the final home game of the season, one last chance for fans to see their team in person and one last chance for the players to thank their supporters. As they've…

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