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Mike Wise Show: Ian Desmond Not Satisfied with Wild Card

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is happy to be in the playoffs, but isn’t satisfied with just being a wild card team.

09/21/2012

Ryan Zimmerman #11 (L) and Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals walk off the field after the Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 to clinch a playoff spot at Nationals Park on September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Nationals Make History, Clinch First Playoff Spot

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.

106.7 The Fan–09/20/2012

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Nationals Activate SS Ian Desmond From DL

The Washington Nationals activated All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond from the 15-day disabled list and designated infielder Cesar Izturis for assignment.

08/17/2012

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Elfin: The Last Of The Expos, Ian Desmond Is Playing As An Elite Shortstop

The focus in the All-Star game may have been squarely on Bryce Harper, and then Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez, but it was the National who didn’t play who is getting under-shadowed. Ian Desmond’s bat is league-leading at the Shortstop position, and in his 8th year in the organization, he’s finally breaking through to reach his full potential.

07/13/2012

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Elfin: Baseball Has Returned To D.C. Now How About An All-Star Game

The Nationals are sitting on D.C.’s first winning season in baseball in 43 years, with the most All-Stars representing the team since it’s inception 7 years ago, so it’s only fitting that, with an opening in 2015, Commissioner Selig brings the mid-summer classic back to the nation’s capital.

07/10/2012

Tyler Clippard. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Tyler Clippard Blows It Before The Break, Nats Finish Wild In 4-3 Loss To Rockies

The Washington Nationals (49-34) weren’t able to head into the mid-summer break on a winning note, dropping the final game and series (2-1) to the Rockies 4-3, but as Tyler Clippard said, “You don’t ever want to get too comfortable.”

07/08/2012

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Nationals Defeat Rockies 4-1, Harper Is In The All-Star Game, Desmond Is Out

The Washington Nationals defeated the Rockies 4-1 Saturday, in a game that had plenty of fun highlights and mid-season accomplishments, but behind the scenes while 9 innings were being played, Bryce Harper is being told he’s an All-Star and Ian Desmond is admitting to himself that he’s not.

07/07/2012

Adam LaRoche is mobbed by teammates after driving in the winning run to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5 during the ninth inning at Nats Park. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Elfin: Thursday’s Victory Could Be Remembered For The Ages If The Nationals Do The Unthinkable

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.

07/06/2012

Matt Wieters celebrates with Adam Jones after hitting the game winning home run in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals during an interleague game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Baltimore Orioles Rally In 8th, Top Washington Nationals 2-1

Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to interrupt Baltimore’s agonizing offensive struggle, and the Orioles rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Sunday in a duel between neighboring rivals.

06/24/2012

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Gregg Ritchie after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 17.  (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

McCutchen, McDonald Lead Pirates Over Nats 5-3

Andrew McCutchen homered twice, James McDonald took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and struck out a career-high 11, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Thursday night.

106.7 The Fan–05/17/2012

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