The Nats are in the enviable position of having five good starting pitchers. With extra days off during post-season play, a four-man rotation can pitch with the usual four days of rest between starts, which means that the worst starter gets bumped out of the rotation. 560 more words
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Washington and Baltimore both clinch in an amazing night for the Beltway and both franchises are seeking redemption.
Things get tight in the AL Central, a closer should be put in moth balls and stupidity overshadows what was basically a meaningless Rays and Yankees game. 96 more words
ATLANTA — It unfortunately got overshadowed amid the EKG that was the bottom of the ninth inning last night, but it should not be lost altogether: Stephen Strasburg pitched one of the best games of his life to beat the Braves and put the Nationals on the cusp of the NL East title. 452 more words
ATLANTA — Hello from Turner Field, where the Nationals hope to be celebrating something special before they leave town late Wednesday night. They’ll need to take 2 of 3 from the reeling Braves — as MLB.com’s Mark Bowman figured out, Atlanta is only 1/2-game better than Houston since April 29 — to clinch the NL East here. 991 more words