Oct 11, 2012, 12:44 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Bryce Harper, Michael Morse and Co. face a surprising elimination game Thursday. For six months, they could stake claim to the title of "Best Team in Baseball." And after they won their first-ever postseason game Sunday afternoon, the Nationals had every reason to continue crowing about themselves. Then they got beat up…
Oct 10, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Pete Kozma’s second-inning homer gave the Cardinals a 4-0 lead. Updated at 7:25 p.m. They turned out in record numbers to witness the first postseason game played on District of Columbia soil in 79 years, and perhaps coax the home ballclub to victory in the pivotal third game of this five-game National…
Oct 10, 2012, 6:55 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Frank Robinson received a rousing ovation upon throwing out the first pitch. The gait was perhaps a bit slower, the gray hair perhaps a bit thinner, the No. 20 Nationals jersey perhaps a bit more snug. But there was something both familiar and comforting when Frank Robinson walked to the mound this…
Oct 10, 2012, 2:03 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The postseason comes to Washington at last this afternoon. Eighty-eight years ago today, Earl McNeely doubled to left field in the bottom of the 12th inning at Griffith Stadium, bringing home Muddy Ruel from second base with the run that gave the Washington Senators a 4-3 victory over…
Oct 9, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Nationals Park is ready to host its first-ever postseason game. Though there was legitimate optimism surrounding the Nationals when this season began, it took some time before the city fully bought into the notion this team could win big in 2012. Indeed, six of the Nationals' first 13 home games this season…
Oct 9, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Edwin Jackson starts Game 3 of the NLDS tomorrow afternoon. A veteran of 10 major-league seasons, Edwin Jackson has helped lead a young Nationals pitching staff all year. He’s helped show them what it takes to pitch every fifth day, how to slow down when an inning gets out of hand and…
Oct 9, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
The Nationals and Cardinals will once again have deal with the "Sun Monster" in Game 4 of the NLDS, but if the series requires a fifth and decisive game, the two teams will finally get a chance to play in primetime. Major League Baseball announced starting times for the rest of the series this afternoon,…
Oct 9, 2012, 3:24 PM EDT
The Nationals head home for Game 3 after a lopsided 12-4 to the Cardinals in St. Louis. Despite splitting the series before their home field advantage kicks in, the Nationals have to correct some mistakes if they are to win the series. One of those problem areas is pitching as Mark reported on in last…
Oct 9, 2012, 3:12 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper is 1-for-10 with six strikeouts so far in this series. ST. LOUIS — As much as the one-time-only format change to MLB's Division Series this year — with the lesser team getting to host Games 1 and 2 — has been criticized, there was one scenario in particular in which…
Oct 9, 2012, 12:06 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann reacts as Allen Craig rounds the bases. Updated at 10:15 p.m. ST. LOUIS — He’s been their most consistent pitcher all season, a no-nonsense right-hander who just wants to be handed the ball every five days and give his team a chance to win. Jordan Zimmermann insisted he wouldn’t be…
NL EAST STANDINGS
NL WILD CARD STANDINGS
THE BASEBALL SHOW
ON THE RADIO
MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
*All times Eastern. You can also listen to the station on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM and online at ESPN980.com. Click here for past audio clips.
Follow us on Twitter
- Miami to adjust dimensions at Marlins Park
- Astros, Yankees kick off playoffs in AL Wild Card game
- Time for Nationals to find a long-term manager
- Were the Nationals patient enough with Williams as manager?
- Nats begin search for their next manager
- A rocky two years: Matt Williams' tenure as Nats manager
- Cross Scioscia off list of potential Nats manager candidates
- Rizzo on firing Williams as manager: 'A tough day'
- Nats leaning toward manager with experience
- Report: Nats will look at Cal Ripken for managerial job