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ST. LOUIS -- The Washington Nationals were so impressed with outfielder Tyler Moore as an amateur that they drafted him three times before he finally signed. On Sunday, that persistence paid off in the opening game of the NL Division Series. Moore, a rookie who played only 75 games for the Nationals this season, came off the bench and delivered a two-run single in the eighth inning to lift the Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Nationals trailed 2-1 when Michael Morse reached base to open the eighth inning, with St. Louis rookie shortstop Pete Kozma kicking his ground ball for an error. Ian Desmond's third single of the day, followed by a sacrifice bunt, put runners on second and third with one out. After reliever Mitchell Boggs struck out Kurt Suzuki, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny pulled Boggs to bring in left-hander Marc Rzepczynski. Washington manager Davey Johnson countered the move by pulling back Chad Tracy and sending up Moore, who was 6-f...
BEST OF MAXIM
NLDS Game 1: Nationals 3, Cardinals 2. Ugh. So this is playoff baseball? Really, the only reason Tyler Moore got to play hero in the 8th with that clutch 2-run pinch hit single was because of the magic trick Ryan Mattheus pulled off in the bottom of the 7th, entering a bases loaded, no outs sh*t-storm and cleaning it up with 2 pitches.
And then there was that catch by Jayson Werth...
BALLS TO THE WALL
In the top of the sixth inning of Monday's NL Division Series game between the Nationals and Cardinals, St Louis center fielder Jon Jay made a pretty incredible catch in center field. Washington second baseman Danny Espinosa hit a drive to deep left center, and Jay immediately got on his horse tracking the ball to the wall. Without a moment to even time his jump, Jay threw himself...
In Game 1 of the National League Division Series, the Washington Nationals avoided a big second inning for the St. Louis Cardinals despite four walks and a wild pitch by starter Gio Gonzalez, who limited the damage to two runs. In Game 2, the Cardinals got that big inning in the second, smacking five base hits off starter Jordan Zimmermann and scoring four runs. The four-run...
Today, we all woke up to reading about the Washington Nationals' lead in the NLDS, which Will wrote about late last night. Through the nail-biting, nerve-wracking contest that saw Gio Gonzalez issue seven free passes in just five innings, there were three keys to the game that gave the Nats the crucial game one victory. To the countdown...
3. Ryan Mattheus’ two-pitch...
"I remember being like, ‘Oh, there it is!’ ...Everything happened at the last second....I’m telling you, if I didn’t go in the shadow, I don’t know if I catch the ball." (Jayson Werth, via Washington Post, 10/7/2012)
And so, there were heroes aplenty for the Nats during Game 1 of the NLDS on Sunday, including Jayson Werth, who battled the sun and was saved...
Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay runs a long way and makes a leaping catch at the wall to rob Washington National Danny Espinosa of extra bases. Often these kind of catches are overrated, this one is...Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
(AP) -- The Washington Nationals hardly looked like postseason newcomers while grinding out a close win over the defending World Series champions.
The Nationals now seek to head home with a commanding lead in their NL division series, and Jordan Zimmermann will try to help by overcoming a rocky history against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 on Monday.
Making the franchise'...
The magical day that all Washington Nationals fans have been waiting for has arrived. The Nats postseason starts today against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Since 2005, it was really hard to imagine this day would ever come through the trials, tribulations, and 100 loss seasons, but it has. The National League Division Series starts today.
So there's the video evidence above, in which Davey Johnson and Gio Gonzalez were interviewed in front of 2012 Postseason/NLDS banners in St. Louis. And photographic evidence of the Nats stepping off a plane in St. Louis earlier today. So it's really happening tomorrow. The Nats are in the playoffs. Pinch me.
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We were all fortunate enough last night to watch the Washington Nationals earn their first-ever playoff victory. They did so against the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2, en route to taking an early 1-0 lead in the National League Divisional Series. The club will now play one more game in St. Louis (Monday), before heading back to Washington where they will attempt to finish...
The Nats lost 102 and 103 games in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and improved to 69-93 in 2010. Last year they finished the year with a 80-81 record, which was a marked improvement. Still, it's tough to read too much into a team whose leader in rWAR was a relief pitcher (Tyler Clippard). There was [...]
NLDS: Nationals v. Cardinals 3:07 PM TBSThe #1 seed Nationals are in unfamiliar territory, and they have no time to get used to it because they are headed to the home of the defending champs.It’s been a great season for Washington, but now it’s all about the next hurdle. Can this team prove that they are ready for championship baseball in spite of their lack of experience?Their...
At this point, it might not make a whole lot of sense to talk about Sunday’s Game 1 of the Cardinals/Nationals NLDS, since Game 2 is already well underway at this writing. And if we’re going to talk about Sunday’s Game 1, it might not make a whole lot of sense to focus on just one single pitch. Game 1 featured several pitches, dozens of pitches, and each was important. But...
ST. LOUIS -- The Washington Nationals were so impressed with outfielder Tyler Moore as an amateur that they drafted him three times before he finally signed. On Sunday, that persistence paid off in the opening game of the NL Division Series. Moore, a rookie who played only 75 games for the Nationals this season, came off the bench and delivered a two-run single in the eighth inning...