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…
Oct 3, 2012, 4:19 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche gets a curtain call after recording his 33rd homer and 100th RBI. The NL East title clinched at last, Davey Johnson felt it was more important Tuesday night to rest most of his regulars than field his very best lineup against the Phillies in an attempt to lock up the…
Oct 3, 2012, 2:02 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Tom Gorzelanny allowed one run in a 3 2/3-inning spot start for the Nationals. Game in a nutshell: After clinching the NL East title last night, Davey Johnson decided to rest nearly every regular and fielded a lineup more reminiscent of a split-squad Grapefruit League game than an early October game for…
Oct 2, 2012, 10:10 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Gio Gonzalez won't get a chance to notch his 22nd win of the regular season. He'll have to settle for a chance to notch the very first win of the postseason. Gonzalez was scratched from his scheduled start tonight against…
Oct 2, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tom Gorzelanny starts tonight for the Nationals, if weather permits. Now that his Nationals have clinched the NL East, Davey Johnson can begin aligning his rotation for the NLDS against a yet-to-be-determined opponent. The manager has said for several days he'd like to start Gio Gonzalez in Game…
Oct 2, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT
Photo by Bob Youngentob / CSNwashington.com Nationals fans will get to experience postseason baseball next week. The clubhouse at Nationals Park likely still smells like champagne, and players will likely be trudging in over the next hour or two still exhausted from last night's celebration, eager to take both a physical and emotional break from…
Oct 2, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT
Photo by Bob Youngentob / CSNwashington.com Ryan Zimmerman, the Nats' first draft pick in 2005, finally got to celebrate. By Chase HughesCSNwashington.com When the Nationals begin their five-game playoff series this weekend, it will mark the first postseason game for almost every player on the team's young roster. Most have never played meaningful games in…
Oct 2, 2012, 5:35 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Mike Rizzo and his Nationals celebrate after clinching the NL East title. Updated at 1:35 a.m. They stood out there on the field during the top of the ninth inning, trying to keep their focus on whichever Phillies player had stepped into the batter’s box. Really, though, everyone with the Washington Nationals…
Oct 1, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nationals Park hosts the potential NL East clincher tonight. If they had their druthers, the Nationals would have popped the champagne corks over the weekend in St. Louis. That, obviously, didn't happen but it does present a nice opportunity to clinch the NL East title at home in…
Oct 1, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo John Lannan is 4-0 in five starts for the Nationals this season. "John's my guy. I like John. And John can pitch. He led our club last year in wins." — Davey Johnson on John Lannan, March 26 When Davey Johnson made that pronouncement during the final week of spring training, announcing…
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