Left-hander Ross Detwiler has been left off the Washington Nationals’ roster for their NL Division Series against the San Francisco Giants.
The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals both missed the postseason last year. That’s pretty much where the similarities end heading into Friday’s NL Division Series opener.
Not long ago, the prospect of a Baltimore-Washington matchup in the World Series was nothing short of absurd.
The Nationals and Giants don’t start their playoff series until Friday afternoon but shots were fired late Wednesday night, just hours after San Francisco booked its trip to Washington.
Here’s a look at the keys to the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Nationals and Giants.
The Baltimore Orioles have decided to carry 11 pitchers in their AL Division Series against Detroit, but have excluded left-handers Brian Matusz and T.J. McFarland.
Shut down by the Nationals in September 2012 to protect his surgically repaired right elbow, Stephen Strasburg was not allowed to pitch in those playoffs — a decision debated around baseball.
The Nationals have hidden nearly 100 Jayson Werth gnomes around the District, Maryland and Virginia, and six of them are autographed by the man himself.
For the rest of your life, Washington D.C. may never have a better baseball team than it does now. Let that soak in for a minute.
Both the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles will have to wait until later this week to learn the date, time and opponent for their Divisional Round matchup in the Major League Baseball postseason.