Oct 1, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Kelly Shoppach was the surprise offensive hero of Game 1 for the Rays. They dominated Game 1 yesterday behind Matt Moore's seven shutout innings and Kelly Shoppach's surprising power. Now, the Rays look to take complete control of their division series against the Rangers in Game 2 tonight. Tampa Bay has to…
Oct 1, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Albert Pujols leads the red-hot Cardinals into Philadelphia. There's no understating what the St. Louis Cardinals managed to pull off over the season's final three weeks, winning 16 of their last 21 games to overtake the collapsing Atlanta Braves and seize the NL wild-card. And what's their reward for all that? A…
Oct 1, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ryan Bruan, Nyjer Morgan and Corey Hart lead the Brewers into the playoffs. No team in baseball enjoyed home-field advantage this season more than the Milwaukee Brewers, who posted a dominant 57-24 record inside the friendly confines of Miller Park. On the road, however, the Brewers were a mere 39-42, all the…
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…
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