Found October 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Washington Nationals did just about everything right this season -- until their final inning. They had the best pitching in baseball, especially the starting rotation. But the starters and bullpen struggled in the Division Series against the Cardinals, as did the offense. And even though the Nationals came within one strike of advancing to the next round, they do have a few holes to fill. But the bottom line is this: The Nationals are a team that grew a few levels in 2012. They were one of the best clubs in baseball this year --leading the majors with 98 wins and losing to the Cardinals in the NLDS proved to be learning experience that should push them to a higher level next year. "It was a fun ride, a lot of character," Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. "I really enjoyed managing them this year. You know, I've been on the other end of the stick where just one out and you move on. We couldn't get it. We had the right people there, just got a litt...
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