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  1. NLDS Game 2: Reds at Phillies

    Oct 8, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After getting no-hit in Game 1, the Reds try to bounce back tonight at Citizens Bank Park. How do you recover from getting no-hit in the playoffs? It's not like we have a large sample of previous instances to base our predictions on. Until Roy Halladay no-hit…

  2. 2009 roster vs. 2010 roster

    Oct 8, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Danny Espinosa hadn't played above Class A this time last year. At the conclusion of any baseball season, it's common to want to look forward, to figure out how a club's roster might change between now and spring training. And obviously that's a worthy endeavor. You want to…

  3. NLDS Game 1: Braves at Giants

    Oct 8, 2010, 1:00 AM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Braves and Giants kick off their series at AT&T Park. Five games have already been played this postseason. We've seen a no-hitter. We've seen a couple of managers ejected. We've seen a 10-strikeout game. And we've seen the road team win four of those five games.…

  4. ALDS Game 2: Yankees at Twins

    Oct 7, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Minnesota Twins The Twins are essentially in must-win mode tonight at Target Field. It's not that the Twins can't take a lead against the Yankees in the postseason. They've done it seven straight times over the last six years. It's just that they can't hold any lead against New York, resulting in seven…

  5. ALDS Game 2: Rangers at Rays

    Oct 7, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Tampa Bay Rays C.J. Wilson faces James Shields today at Tropicana Field. In a short, five-game series, Game 2 takes on added significance. In a seven-game series, it's not impossible to rally from a 2-0 deficit. In a five-game series? Well, it's not impossible, but it's really, really difficult. So the Rays face…

  6. The importance of power pitching

    Oct 7, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Chien-Ming Wang pitched one inning yesterday in the Florida instructional league. After the shock and wonder of Roy Halladay throwing a no-hitter in the first postseason start of his career wore off, two thoughts came to mind… 1. With Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels still to come, how on earth is…

  7. ALDS Game 1: Yankees at Twins

    Oct 7, 2010, 12:20 AM EDT

    Photo courtesy Minnesota Twins Brand-new Target Field hosts its first postseason game tonight. How on earth can this game top the one that just ended in Philadelphia? Seriously, I can't even fathom what would top Roy Halladay's no-hitter. But the Yankees and Twins are obligated to begin their American League Division Series, so they will.…

  8. Kasten’s "farewell" press conference

    Oct 6, 2010, 10:37 PM EDT

    Stan Kasten’s last official day running the Nationals came today, but the outgoing president was already talking about meetings and issues still on his agenda over the next few weeks. He’s got a radio deal to negotiate, a spring training relocation to consider and any number of other items yet to address. So the message…

  9. NLDS Game 1: Reds at Phillies

    Oct 6, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Citizens Bank Park hosts Game 1 between the Reds and Phillies. The road to the National League pennant has gone through Citizens Bank Park each of the last two seasons, and it will go through there again this month. Until someone proves they can beat the Phillies,…

  10. ALDS Game 1: Rangers at Rays

    Oct 6, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field hosts the first game of this year's postseason. What better way to get the playoffs underway than with a classic pitching matchup like this: Cliff Lee vs. David Price? Two of the best lefties in the game square off this afternoon at Tropicana Field, with Lee hoping to…

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