Oct 1, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Justin Verlander starts tonight's series opener at Yankee Stadium. No pitcher in baseball had the kind of season Justin Verlander did. The Tigers ace posted a stunning 24-5 record to go with a 2.40 ERA and 250 strikeouts. And now he attempts to lead Detroit to its first World Series title in…
Sep 30, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Michael Young and Mike Napoli lead the Rangers into the playoffs. After the wildest final day of the regular season baseball has ever experienced, the postseason begins tonight. And it's only fitting one of the first teams on the field is the one that pulled off the most dramatic comeback to get…
Sep 30, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Davey Johnson’s status is priority No. 1 for the Nats this fall. For the Phillies, Brewers, Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Yankees, Tigers, Rangers and Rays, the postseason begins today. For everybody else, the offseason has commenced. Which means the Nationals need to get to work addressing all of their various issues between now and…
Sep 29, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT
So, you may recall back on Opening Day, I and my counterparts on the Nationals beat made some predictions for the 2011 season. Easy stuff like, you know: How many games will they win this year, and what will their exact home attendance be for the season? It's only fair, of course, that we now…
Sep 29, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Michael Morse gets an A for his breakthrough year. As a collective effort, the Nationals deserve high marks for their performance this season. A club that experienced plenty of ups and downs over the course of six months found a way to finish strong, come within a gnat's eyelash of a .500…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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