Oct 13, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
Drew Storen walks into the dugout after the ninth inning of Game 5. (Photo by AP) The protective plastic over the lockers, the cart of champagne bottles, all of it was in place. All Drew Storen had to do was get one strike. Twice the Nationals had the Cardinals where they wanted them: two strikes…
Oct 13, 2012, 4:34 AM EST
The remnants of a celebration that was supposed to happen lingered throughout a surreal clubhouse scene, plastic tarps either torn down in haste or left to hang from the ceiling, a temporary carpet covering the majority of the room so the regular flooring wouldn’t get ruined amid the jubilee. Somewhere out of public view, cases…
Oct 12, 2012, 9:40 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It all comes down to Game 5 tonight at Nationals Park. And so it has come to this: A winner-take all, decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series, the Nationals and Cardinals hoping to emerge victorious tonight and advance to face the awaiting Giants in the…
Oct 12, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez hopes to harness his emotions — and command — tonight in Game 5. After their blowout loss in Game 3 of the National League Division Series, multiple Nationals players mentioned how significant a win in Game 4 would be, not only because of the obvious staving off of elimination but…
Oct 12, 2012, 4:30 PM EST
Associated Press photo Jordan Zimmermann showed rare emotion after striking out the side as a reliever. In an airtight, 1-1 NLDS Game 4 heading into the seventh inning, Nationals manager Davey Johnson called on unlikely arm to relieve starter Ross Detwiler. After starting Game 2 just three days before, Jordan Zimmermann came in to make…
Oct 12, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
Associated Press photo Davey Johnson hugs Ross Detwiler after a six-inning start in Game 4. When Ross Detwiler took the mound on Thursday afternoon, he essentially held the Nationals' 2012 season in his left hand. Three straight games the team's starting pitching wasn't what it had been all year, the offense had been putrid and…
Oct 12, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
Associated Press photo A mob scene awaits Jayson Werth at the end of Game 4 last night. In a disconsolate clubhouse following Game 3 of the National League Division Series, Mark DeRosa suggested he might have a few words to say to his Nationals teammates before they took the field the following night with elimination…
Oct 11, 2012, 11:06 PM EST
At some point, as the at-bat dragged on and on and as he fouled off pitch after pitch after pitch, Jayson Werth lost track and had to sneak a glance at the Nationals Park scoreboard to see just how many times Lance Lynn had wound up and delivered the ball to him in the bottom…
Oct 11, 2012, 9:33 PM EST
US Presswire photo Frank Howard threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 4. Frank Howard was a professional baseball player in Washington for seven years and just once while in town, with the 1969 Senators, played on a winning team. He was on the field for the Sens’ final game in the city, a…
Oct 11, 2012, 5:16 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals need to win today to keep their season alive. And so it has come to this. A Nationals team that won 98 games in the regular season now must win one game today to keep its season alive and force a winner-take-all Game 5 against the…
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