After eight years in the nation’s capital, the Nationals are facing something they’ve never dealt with heading into Spring Training: expectations. It’s World Series or bust, as manager Davey Johnson proclaimed, something which F.P. Santangelo thinks this team is built for.
Game 4 was the most exciting game of the World Series – a back-and-forth affair that took 10 innings to decide. In the end, though, the result was the same: a Giants victory. Here are five things you didn’t know about the game.
The Giants took a commanding lead in the World Series last night, going up 3-0 after defeating the Tigers by a score of 2-0 for the second straight game. Here are five things you didn’t know about the game.
Another game of the World Series is in the books, and more unpredictable action has taken place. After the Giants earned an improbable win in Game 1, they extended their series lead with a Game 2 victory. Here are five things you didn’t know about the game.
Check out these five facts from Game 1 of the World Series that you may not have known.
It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.
Stephen Strasburg is just innings away from being pulled from the rotation and shelved for the rest of the 2012 season. Nobody could have predicted the Grand Canyon-sized leap the Nats would make in the standings this season, but even if Strasburg was 50% responsible for that, wouldn’t it be worth keeping him healthy to see if he can repeat the performance after this year?
In their current series the Washington Nationals are manhandling a Giants team that is just two years removed from winning the World Series. The similarities in the makeup of the two teams are spitting, with a rotation shouldering the load of an unproductive offense by the sensational play of their top three starters.
The Yankees have made the playoffs 16 of the past 17 seasons and the Nationals have yet to finish .500 since arriving in 2005. But with the Nats now just 1/2 game behind LA for the best record in baseball, the litmus is this weekend when the Yankees (37-25), the standard for baseball excellence, come to town. And with Strasburg out of this series, could this be a true World Series preview?
Let’s take a behind-the-numbers look at the 2011 season’s dramatic penultimate contest.
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