Oct 13, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Derek Norris homered and drew two walks in his Arizona Fall League debut. Some Wednesday morning thoughts as you try not to think about the fact former Expos GM Omar Minaya once traded Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips and Grady Sizemore to the Indians for Bartolo Colon… If…
Oct 12, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field hosts a rare do-or-die postseason game tonight. We tend to think of these all-or-nothing, winner-goes-on, loser-goes home postseason games as commonplace. But really, they don't happen all that often. In fact, tonight's decisive game in St. Petersburg is only the fifth such showdown (Game 5 in a five-game…
Oct 12, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Second-round draft pick Sammy Solis is pitching in the Arizona Fall League. The Arizona Fall League gets underway today, with seven players out of the Nationals' farm system participating but not the one many hoped to see out in the desert. Bryce Harper, the No. 1 overall pick in this summer's…
Oct 11, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Derek Lowe faces Madison Bumgarner and tries to keep the Braves' season alive. Let's answer everyone's biggest question first: No, Brooks Conrad is not in the Braves' lineup tonight. And really, after last night's three-error performance, how could Bobby Cox put Conrad back out there? So Omar…
Oct 11, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats hope Ryan Zimmerman has more defensive help in 2011. Saw "The Social Network" over the weekend, and I thought it was very well done. Though I have to say there were several inaccuracies in the story. I didn't go to Harvard. I've never been sued by…
Oct 10, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Great American Ball Park hosts its first-ever postseason game tonight. The postseason hasn't been in Cincinnati since 1995, back when the Reds still played at Riverfront Stadium, Barry Larkin was the starting shortstop and Jim Bowden was the GM. Yeah, it's been a while. And the return…
Oct 10, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Giants and Braves resume their NLDS today at Turner Field. This is the only of the four Division Series that was tied after two games, and thus the only series that can't end in Game 3. So today's game at Turner Field isn't about wrapping up…
Oct 10, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Texas Rangers The Rays try to keep their season going today at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. There may have not been a more mysterious team in baseball this season than the Tampa Bay Rays, who wound up with the American League's best record but at times looked as weak as any club in…
Oct 10, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT
Photo courtesy New York Yankees The Twins must win or be eliminated tonight at Yankee Stadium. All that worry about the Yankees' thin rotation and the problem of having to start all three starters on short rest? It can be a moot point if the Bronx Bombers can finish off the Twins tonight and sweep…
Oct 9, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Texas Rangers The Rangers look to sweep the series today at The Ballpark in Arlington. I'm not sure even the most ardent of Texas Rangers supporters could have seen this one coming: Their team has a chance to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays with a win today in Game 3 of their American…
NL EAST STANDINGS
x-Clinched division title
WED: Nats at Braves, 7:10 p.m.
THU: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
FRI: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
TUE: Mets at Nats 7:05 p.m.
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MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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