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  1. A turning point for this franchise?

    Sep 23, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman congratulates Michael Morse following his eighth-inning homer. By any measure, what the Nationals just accomplished in Philadelphia was nothing short of remarkable. A four-game sweep of the five-time NL East champs, on the road, with their four starting pitchers combining to allow three runs? Nobody saw that coming. Nor did…

  2. Game 155: Nats at Phillies

    Sep 22, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Can the Nats finish off a four-game sweep at Citizens Bank Park? In their nearly seven-year existence, the Nationals have swept only a pair of four-game road series: the season-ending Oct. 1-4, 2009 series in Atlanta and last week's series in New York. With a win tonight, they would do it…

  3. Beltway Baseball Live – 9/22/11

    Sep 22, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    They've won four in a row, nine of 11 and tonight have a chance to pull off a stunning, four-game road sweep of the Phillies. Oh, and somehow they still have a mathematical chance to finish the season with a winning record (they need to go 6-1 the rest of the way to go 81-80).…

  4. Game 154: Nats at Phillies

    Sep 21, 2011, 7:57 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo The Nats try to win their third game in 36 hours at Citizens Bank Park. OK, if you've been following the Nationals at all, you know the storyline by now: John Lannan can't beat the Phillies. Well, actually he's done it once in 16 starts against that hated ballclub from up…

  5. Tuesday’s sweep by the numbers

    Sep 21, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Drew Storen notched saves No. 39 and 40 yesterday in Philadelphia. Well, that turned out to be quite an eventful Tuesday doubleheader for the Nationals, didn't it? In sweeping the Phillies — winning 4-3 in 10 innings in the opener, then 3-0 in the nightcap — the Nats pulled off one of…

  6. Game 153: Nats at Phillies

    Sep 20, 2011, 9:21 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats look to sweep today's doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park. Did you know the Nationals (after today's 4-3, 10-inning win) are 7-8 against the Phillies this season? Seriously, they've managed to hold their own against the five-time NL East champions. They're also 7-8 against the Braves…

  7. Game 152: Nats at Phillies

    Sep 20, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tommy Milone faces the Phillies in Game 1 of today's doubleheader. Remember when the Nationals' scheduled series finale at Citizens Bank Park on Aug. 14 was rained out? Well, they're back in Philadelphia today for an attempted day-night doubleheader to make up for that postponement. Problem is,…

  8. Rank the rotation candidates

    Sep 19, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Tom Milone earned his first career win last week in New York. Perhaps the most interesting development around the Nationals this September has been the open tryout among a number of starting pitchers seeking to make their case for a spot in next season's rotation. Davey Johnson is currently using a six-man…

  9. Wang makes his case for 2012

    Sep 18, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Chien-Ming Wang earned his third win with 6 2/3 strong innings. The way he’s throwing these days, it’s easy to forget just how far Chien-Ming Wang has come in a short time. Only two months ago, Wang was laboring through a couple of rehab starts at Class AAA, raising some questions about…

  10. Game 151: Marlins at Nats

    Sep 18, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang faces Brad Hand today at Nationals Park. The Marlins' dominance of the Nationals — they're now 49-18 against Washington since 2008, not to mention 26-8 at Nationals Park since it opened, 7-1 this season — defies explanation. So I'm really not going to try to surmise…

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