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Edwin Jackson is the one person in the Nationals starting rotation with postseason experience, and the Nats will lean heavily on that experience Wednesday in Game 3 of their National League Division Series with the Cardinals.
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The Nationals have won games in many ways this season but none quite as improbable as their 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in game 1 of the National League Divisional Series
WTOP's Nationals beat reporter Craig Heist and MLB.com's Nationals beat reporter Bill Ladson discuss the Nationals 98-64 season and their chances in the playoffs.
When spring training started in Viera back in February, Nationals manager Davey Johnson felt so good about his team he said, "If we don't win the division, they can fire me."
After announcing Stephen Strasburg would have two more starts left in his season on Saturday night, manager Davey Johnson, pitching coach Steve McCatty and General Manager Mike Rizzo sat down with Strasburg and informed of the decision, the worst kept secret in Washington, the 23-year-old right hander will be shut down after two more starts.
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fter a six-inning, two-hit, nine-strikeout effort in a 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Sunday, Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg got another step closer to throwing his last pitch for the 2012 season as the team gets set to shut down their ace.
As the calendar is about to turn to September, the Baltimore Orioles find themselves in the middle of something they haven't known for 14 seasons - a pennant chase.
While there has been no official set date for when the Nationals will shut down Stephen Strasburg, the groundwork is being laid as the season moves toward the month of September.
He has been the rock in the middle of the Nats lineup all season, one of the main reasons the club has the best record in baseball to this point.
Sitting in first place in the National League East 21 games above .500 and with a 3 ½ game lead over the Braves, the Nationals didn't make a trade before the non-waiver trade deadline on Tuesday. The reason? They didn't feel like they had to.
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