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  1. What’s at stake today

    Sep 19, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper and the Nats have a chance to clinch a playoff berth tonight. Last night's rainout created an old-fashioned, single-admission doubleheader for the Nationals and Dodgers later today. It also created a scenario in which the Nats could end the night having clinched the city's first playoff berth since 1933. With…

  2. Espinosa gets good news on shoulder

    Sep 18, 2012, 11:16 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa hopes to return to the lineup for Wednesday’s doubleheader. As he tried to swing at pitches during Sunday night’s game in Atlanta, unable to generate any power or bat speed with his left shoulder, Danny Espinosa started fearing the worst. “I thought it was a labrum tear,” he said. An…

  3. Game postponed, doubleheader tomorrow

    Sep 18, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nationals Park was soaked by heavy rains this afternoon. Updated at 6:30 p.m. Tonight's series opener between the Nationals and Dodgers has been postponed due to the heavy storms sweeping through the area this afternoon and evening. The two teams will play a single-admission doubleheader Wednesday, beginning at…

  4. Playoff tickets on sale Friday

    Sep 18, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT

    Individual tickets for potential National League Wild Card or Division Series game will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, according to the Nationals. A maximum of four tickets for each game may be purchased online at nationals.com/postseason or by calling (888) 632-6287 on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, the…

  5. Crunch time

    Sep 18, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Davey Johnson's Nationals lead the Braves by 5 games with 16 to play. Ryan Zimmerman probably put it best late Sunday night, after the Nationals had been swept by the Braves to see their once-commanding lead in the NL East suddenly appear in jeopardy. "There's two weeks left of playing baseball," Zimmerman…

  6. How serious is Espinosa’s injury?

    Sep 17, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Danny Espinosa is getting an MRI on his ailing left shoulder this afternoon. ATLANTA — It's unclear just how long Danny Espinosa has been dealing with pain in his left shoulder, or what effect it's had on his performance. But this much is certain: Something about Espinosa wasn't right over the…

  7. Shrinking margin

    Sep 17, 2012, 5:10 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Michael Bourn eludes Kurt Suzuki’s tag to score a key seventh-inning run. ATLANTA — Davey Johnson ambled through an otherwise silent clubhouse late Sunday night — black sweater, khaki slacks, white sneakers — and started cracking jokes to every player he encountered. The Nationals had just lost a sloppy game to the…

  8. Instant analysis: Braves 5, Nats 1

    Sep 17, 2012, 3:12 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez had to gut his way through five-plus innings. Game in a nutshell: The Nationals entered the weekend hoping to deliver a knockout punch to the Braves but knowing they'd still find themselves in great shape if they could just win one of three games. After dropping the first two by…

  9. Game 146: Nats at Braves

    Sep 16, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez seeks win No. 20 tonight at Turner Field. ATLANTA — It's Sunday night, and the Nationals and Braves have the entire national stage to themselves. Well, aside from whatever NFL game is being played in primetime, which I'm sure we'll find out tomorrow drew 4,862 times…

  10. LaRoche takes it up a notch

    Sep 16, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche is two homers and six RBI away from matching his career highs. ATLANTA — One of the central figures in the Nationals' 5-4 loss yesterday was Adam LaRoche, though certainly not for the reason he would have preferred. After being called by umpire Marvin Hudson for not keeping his foot…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

WLGB
NEW YORK7459
WASHINGTON67656.5
MIAMI557919.5
ATLANTA547920.0
PHILADELPHIA538121.5
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WLGB
PITTSBURGH7952+4.5
CHICAGO7557
SAN FRANCISCO69646.5
WASHINGTON67658.0
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