Scott Allen’s excellent Oct. 11 D.C. Sports Bog column, “Ghosts of baseball playoffs past,” was illuminating; however, he omitted a key factor about Game 5 seven years ago. The Nationals blew a 6-0 lead.
As the Philadelphia Phillies conduct their search for a new manager, three-time National League Manager of the Year Dusty Baker will reportedly be interviewed by the team. Per Mark Gonzales of the Chicago
Across all of baseball this summer, pitchers turned in a batting average of .128, hardly a threat. Across these playoffs, the Washington Nationals’ rotation is turning every single batter it faces — be
The meeting convened in the depths of the stadium, in the office of Harrisburg hitting coach Brian Rupp. It was early July, and Michael A. Taylor was playing center field for the Class AA Senators. He
Willie Ansley didn’t see the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Wednesday night’s Game 5 of the National League Division Series. He fell asleep in the fifth inning, or maybe the sixth,
ST. LOUIS — The Washington Nationals are two wins from the World Series. And every aspect of their journey stretches credulity into a Möbius strip — that tricky twisted band of paper that amazes kids on
ST. LOUIS – They know how baseball works, so they will stop well short of calling themselves invincible. Instead, the Washington Nationals have performed at such a high level in these playoffs that they
ST. LOUIS — Tommy Edman dug into the batter’s box in the second inning Saturday facing Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer. On a 2-1 count, the St. Louis Cardinals outfielder saw Scherzer’s fastball
ST. LOUIS — Adam Eaton walked to the plate Saturday night looking for his first hit of the day. He’d had three tough at-bats early, but now, in the late innings, he had the chance to come through big.
Washington Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle doesn't have time for people who criticized Daniel Hudson's decision to miss Game 1 of the National League Championship Series while on paternity leave. Following
ST. LOUIS — Daniel Hudson can talk and talk about his decision, but that would lend credence to the idea that it was a decision at all. “I knew I was going to go no matter what,” Hudson said Saturday.
ST. LOUIS — Max Scherzer drifted off the mound, his feet chopping into the grass, his hands ready to punch the air, while Yadier Molina’s bouncer headed straight for Trea Turner’s glove. It was all Scherzer
For the second consecutive day in St. Louis, Cardinals fans watched as a Nationals starting pitcher carried a no-hitter deep into the ballgame. After Aníbal Sánchez came within just four outs of a no-hitter
ST. LOUIS — To be the losing pitcher when an opponent dominates is to get no credit at all. And so it is for St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas, who in a losing effort on Friday night, was
ST. LOUIS — Among the perfect ways for the Washington Nationals to open their first appearance in the National League Championship Series, if you’re holding a ticket saying, “Aníbal Sánchez takes no-hitter
And that effort, when totaled up, gave Washington a 1-0 lead in its first National League Championship Series. “It's good when I got that kind of command,” Sánchez said, and that was the only part of performance
The Washington Nationals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Friday night in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series without the assistance of co-aces Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg.
Miles Mikolas turned to the Washington Nationals’ dugout, chewed his gum and grabbed his crotch. The St. Louis Cardinals starter, having escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning of the National Championship
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It turns out Washington's Big Three is a Big Four. The right-hander carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, Howie Kendrick had two more big swings and the Nationals beat the St. Cardinals