The Washington Nationals brought postseason baseball back to the nation’s capital for the first time since 1933, clinching a playoff spot Thursday night with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Nationals came back from the depths of complete offensive deficiency to beat the Marlins Saturday evening, to make this game one of those victories that will stand out above the rest at the end of the season.
Last night’s 3-inning, 5-run rally back to victory against the San Francisco Giants gave the nationals more than just an improbably series sweep. It gave them more than just the confidence of knowing they are only a half-game back from being one of the 3 best teams in baseball. Last night’s 6-5 victory gave the Washington Nationals a night to look back on as a franchise turning point if they beat all the odds and bring hardware home in October.
Washington shortstop Ian Desmond and second baseman Danny Espinosa are building quite the relationship on and off the field. Their development as players is imperative to the Nats success.
Washington Nationals were red-hot in September, a sign that this team might be ready to compete next year.
The Nationals ugly it up against the Phillies, fall 11-3.
The Nationals and Rockies overcame a scary situation in the 2nd inning en route to the Nationals 5-3 win.
Rain slows the Nats comeback down in the 6th inning, fall 6-4 to Braves.
Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa is a serious candidate for National League Rookie of the Year honors.
Despite a big night from Michael Morse, the Nationals didn’t have enough offense to out-slug the Astros, falling 7-6.