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  1. Instant analysis: Phillies 4, Nats 2

    Aug 25, 2012, 2:34 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Edwin Jackson allowed three runs over six innings. Game in a nutshell: The Phillies don't have much left to play for except pride, but they showed plenty of that in the opener of this three-game series before a crowd of 42,096 that barely made a peep all night. Veterans Chase Utley and…

  2. Nats lock up Tracy for 2013

    Aug 24, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Chad Tracy is hitting .320 with 10 RBI as a pinch-hitter. PHILADELPHIA — Chad Tracy might not have made the Nationals’ Opening Day roster if not for an injury suffered by Rick Ankiel late in spring training. Little did the veteran bench player or the club know how indispensable he would become.…

  3. Game 125: Nats at Phillies

    Aug 24, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Citizens Bank Park hosts the Nationals for a three-game weekend series. PHILADELPHIA — Hello from the City of Brotherly Love, which hasn't quite been the happiest place on earth this baseball season. Things have picked up somewhat for the Phillies, though: They've gone 21-17 since the All-Star break…

  4. Who’s eligible for the postseason roster?

    Aug 24, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    This season has brought about many new ideas and emotions for the Nationals, who for the first time since they arrived in Washington are legitimately in a pennant race. And as a result of that, here’s another new concept we’re going to have to consider: the August 31 playoff roster deadline. You’ve probably been vaguely…

  5. Does Harper deserve everyday job?

    Aug 23, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Bob Youngentob / CSNwashington.com Bryce Harper went 2-for-13 with six strikeouts in three games against Atlanta. Though he's not producing nearly as much as he did during the first two months of his big-league career, Bryce Harper is making positive contributions to the team with the best record in baseball. Just look at…

  6. Zim on playoffs, Strasburg, Gold Glove

    Aug 23, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Appearing last night on CSN’s SportsNet Central, Ryan Zimmerman talked about the possibility of the Nationals making their first postseason appearance, the clubhouse’s support of Stephen Strasburg’s shutdown and the possibility of winning his second Gold Glove Award this fall. (He also was gentlemanly enough to hold Kelli Johnson’s umbrella during the interview as rain…

  7. No sweep, no worries

    Aug 23, 2012, 4:50 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman can’t corral Kurt Suzuki’s wild throw in the ninth inning. For a split-second at the end of the eighth inning Wednesday night, as Ian Desmond awkwardly pulled up lame at first base, the fact the Nationals had just squandered another golden scoring opportunity seemed insignificant. “Being out wasn’t real important…

  8. Instant analysis: Braves 5, Nats 1

    Aug 23, 2012, 2:25 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler dominated early but faded in the fifth and sixth innings. Game in a nutshell: With a chance to pull off a rousing series sweep and extend their lead over the Braves to a commanding eight games, the Nationals were silenced by the unheralded Kris Medlen. The right-hander, who has pitched…

  9. Strasburg likely has 4 or 5 more starts

    Aug 22, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Stephen Strasburg threw six innings last night to raise his total to 145 1/3. Though the Nationals have no set date for Stephen Strasburg’s shutdown, manager Davey Johnson did offer up the most-concrete clue yet today, suggesting the club will need another pitcher to make two or three starts in Strasburg’s place…

  10. Game 124: Braves at Nats

    Aug 22, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats go for a three-game sweep and an 8-game lead in the NL East. If you go back only 2 1/2 months, back to June 3, and look at the NL East standings, you a total of 3 1/2 games separating the first-place Nationals and the last-place…

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WASHINGTON5448
NEW YORK54501.0
ATLANTA46589.0
MIAMI426213.0
PHILADELPHIA416414.5
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