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.
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.
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.
Three years ago, Drew Storen was the confident, young closer for the Washington Nationals, a first-round draft pick who saved 43 games.
For his past six starts, Stephen Strasburg has pitched about as well as anyone could ask. It’s his next outing that everyone will be waiting to see.
The Redskins are playing Thursday night football at FedExField, the Nationals have a doubleheader at the ball park and we’re looking at a chance of rain that could make things even worse for D.C. commuters’ ride home.