Posted September 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
Ross Detwiler allowed four hits in seven shutout innings and Adam LaRoche homered Monday, giving the Washington Nationals their first winning season with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The NL East-leading Nationals improved to 82-52. The club moved from Montreal to Washington for the 2005 season and went 81-81 that year. In 2008 and 2009, the team lost a combined 205 games, then finished 80-81 in 2011. Detwiler (9-6) struck out three and walked three, and allowed a runner to third only once.

Did Ross Detwiler Win The Most Important Game In Nats History To Date?

  Often overlooked lefthander Ross Detwiler pitched an absolute gem of a game last night to help the Washington Nationals top the Chicago Cubs 2-1. The 26-year-old allowed just four hits and no runs in seven innings of work, doing his best to keep the opposing Cubbies off balance while forcing 10 ground ball outs. He earned his ninth win of the year with the Nats'...

"I’m not sure any of us understand. But it’s the right thing to do."

Up above, Stephen Strasburg signing a "Future is Now" print a few weeks ago. There's something really awful about that (photo via @babesandballers). On Labor Day, Strasburg got the sit-down he wanted with Mike Rizzo and Davey Johnson to discuss Shutdown Day (which we all know now is September 12). Here's Davey, after the meeting: "I’m not sure...

156 1/3: "We’re going to have to have a sit-down and talk here soon."

And so, Stephen Strasburg has just more starts to go before Shutdown Day. Strasburg's final start of 2012 will be Sept. 12: "I’m just focused on the next start. That’s all I can really focus on right now. We’re going to have to have a sit-down and talk here soon. . . . I just don’t have anything to say. I’m in it with these guys, and we...

Nationals 11, Cubs 5

Adam LaRoche hit two of Washington's six homers, Ian Desmond had four RBIs and the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 11-5 on Tuesday night. LaRoche and Jayson Werth had four hits apiece for the NL East-leading Nationals, who opened a season-high 7 1/2-game advantage in the division. Second-place Atlanta lost to Colorado 6-0. Desmond, Jesus Flores, Tyler Moore and Ryan Zimmerman...

Stephen Strasburg Shutdown Solved

The latest and greatest debate in baseball is the Stephen Strasburg situation.  If you have been living under a rock for the past baseball season, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo announced that in 2012 Strasburg would have an innings limit of 160 to 180 inning no matter what.  It has been announced that he only has two starts left.  His season will end on September...

Washington Nationals racing presidents do "Gangnam Style" (Video)

One of the latest music crazes sweeping the nation is Korean pop star/rapper PSY's track called "Gangnam Style". It has become a viral sensation and even the Washington Nationals racing presidents are getting into the action: (Courtesy of Let Teddy Win)

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 34

The Washington Nationals have clinched their first winning season since arriving in DC in 2005, and it's only Labor Day. Meanwhile, Ross Detwiler, Edwin Jackson, and Gio Gonzalez have been wonderful, while Jordan Zimmermann has struggled. The Nats have made some September call ups, and we even talk about some cool stories across baseball. All on this episode of Nats Talk On The Go.

Cards bats limited by Strasburg in loss to Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg allowed two hits over six scoreless innings, striking out nine before being pulled Sunday as the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3. The NL East-leading Nationals took three of four from St. Louis and passed their 80-win total from last season. Strasburg, rocked for seven runs last Tuesday at Miami, left with a 2-0 lead and...

Dierks Bentley sign keeps falling down at Nationals Park (Video)

Sometimes there signs that tell you what you need to know and sometimes there are signs that just won't stay up. Back on Sunday, the Washington Nationals had some sign issues behind home plate. In the 3rd inning of play, St. Louis John Jay fouled off a ball that deflected off of a Dierks Bentley post game concert sign behind home play. As the home plate umpire stopped...

The Strasburg Shutdown: Enjoy Him For 12 More Months, Nationals Fan

give it away give it away nowSo with just two starts left in Stephen Strasburg's year regardless of what happens in their season, let's just note that, for the record, the player who is going to be shut down despite being the best pitcher on a pennant winning club actually has options here.To wit, if Strasburg really cared about his teammates and their chance to win it all...

Cubs-Nationals Preview

The Chicago Cubs know they are hardly catching a break even though they don't have to face Stephen Strasburg in this four-game set against the Washington Nationals. The Nationals will showcase the rest of their rotation in a home series that starts Monday, with their next win clinching the franchise's first winning season since 2003. Strasburg pitched six scoreless innings...

Field Of Streams: Fantasy Baseball Pitching Options

Welcome back to another edition of Field of Streams, your in depth look at some viable, and some not so viable, fantasy streaming options for the upcoming fantasy week. At this point your fantasy baseball playoffs are probably either under way or just about to get under way, so now, more than at any other time during the season, it is extremely important to stream wisely and...
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