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Nationals Cheer In Defeat As 2012 NL East Champions

Thanks to strong pitching from Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper’s burst of energy and Adam LaRoche’s slugging, the Washington Nationals won enough from April through September that even a loss on the first day of October could not stop them from clinching the NL East.

106.7 The Fan–10/01/2012

The only founding member left in the organization, Ryan Zimmerman has been waiting 8 years for a playoff berth since his debut with the team in it's debut season in 2005. (Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Elfin: The Eight Year Wait May Be Over Sooner Than You Think

Nationals fans are still white knuckling after seeing their team get swept in Atlanta, and that anxiety only grew last night when the Braves closed the gap to 5 games. But have no fear. Very soon you’ll be able to celebrate something you’ve waited for 8 full seasons…a playoff berth.

09/18/2012

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