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  1. Cardinals continue to chip away against Nationals’ lead in Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:18 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran Getty

    UPDATE: The Nationals currently lead the Cardinals 6-4 in Game 5 as we move to the bottom of the seventh inning. Edwin Jackson was called on to pitch the top of the seventh and quickly walked Jon Jay before giving up a double to Carlos Beltran. Matt Holliday grounded out to shortstop to bring home…

  2. Nationals put a hurting on Adam Wainwright, lead 6-0 through three innings

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper Reuters

    The Nationals are pouring it on against the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS. Bryce Harper led off the top of the bottom of the third inning with a solo home run. After entering tonight’s action 1-for-19 in the series, the 19-year-old phenom has a triple and a homer in his first two at-bats…

  3. Nationals grab quick 3-0 lead in Game 5 of NLDS against Cardinals

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman Getty

    The Nationals won Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cardinals yesterday in thrilling fashion thanks to a walkoff solo home run from Jayson Werth. And Nationals Park is rocking again after one inning tonight. Werth led off the bottom of the first inning with a double off Adam Wainwright before the scuffling Bryce Harper…

  4. NLDS Game 5 lineups: Cardinals vs. Nationals

    Oct 12, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT

    Davey Johnson, Mike Matheny

    Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Nationals, in Washington: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WASHINGTON NATIONALS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Jayson Werth, RF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Bryce Harper, CF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Adam LaRoche, 1B 5.…

  5. Game 5 odds: Nationals are slight favorites, Yankees are big favorites

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    gambling poster

    With a pair of winner-take-all games tonight I thought it would be interesting to examine the Las Vegas betting lines (for entertainment purposes only, of course). In the early game the Yankees are -200 favorites over the Orioles, which means you’d have to risk $200 to win $100 on New York. During the regular season…

  6. Looking ahead to two more Game 5s

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:11 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth rounds the bases after hitting a game-winning walk-off solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 4 of their MLB NLDS baseball series in Washington

    Four best of five playoff series, four Game 5s. Life is good. We do it again two more times tonight, with the following action on tap: Orioles at Yankees, 5:07 PM ET, TBS:  It has been an offense-free zone for both teams, but it’s not surprising given the big names and big contracts that the Yankees…

  7. Jayson Werth delivers walkoff homer vs. Cardinals to force a Game 5 in NLDS

    Oct 11, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth AP

    We’re going to have yet another Game 5 in this already thrilling postseason. Jayson Werth clubbed a walkoff solo homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning this evening to power the Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLDS. It forces a fifth and deciding game…

  8. The Nats are on the brink, but let’s not blame the absence of Stephen Strasburg

    Oct 10, 2012, 4:56 PM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman strikeout

    It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The Nationals had the best record in baseball and the best rotation heading into the postseason. But now, after consecutive awful outings by the pitching staff, the Cards lead the Nats 2-1 in this best of five series. They lost 8-0 today. Edwin Jackson was shaky out of…

  9. The Nats rotation is a cause for concern? But I thought that was impossible!

    Oct 9, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg AP

    Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post on September 2: The four-man rotation, primed for October that I’ve described is Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Edwin Jackson and Ross Detwiler. So all of the pundits who say the Nats can’t go to the Series or even win it, just because they won’t have Strasburg, can kiss my press pass. Barry Svrgula of The…

  10. NLDS Game 2 lineups: Cardinals vs. Nationals

    Oct 8, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    Davey Johnson, Mike Matheny

    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Nationals, in St. Louis: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WASHINGTON NATIONALS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Jayson Werth, RF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Bryce Harper, CF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Adam LaRoche, 1B…

  11. HBT Playoff Weekend Wrap-UP

    Oct 8, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Cardinals Braves Baseball

    I know a lot of you are at-work-only readers and actually try to have lives and/or watch football on the weekend. Whatever, I can’t stop you from doing silly things. If you are one of those people with bad priorities, however, we would like you to know that there was all kinds of fun playoff…

  12. And That Happened: Sunday’s Playoff Highlights

    Oct 8, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers - Game Two

    Tigers 5, Athletics 4: Don Kelly with the walkoff? Sure, why not? The A’s are in a deep hole now, down 2-0 in a best of five. How quickly the magic pixie dust from a late regular season run fades. Nationals 3, Cardinals 2: Gio Gonzalez walked the world, but the Nats rallied and Mike…

  13. Nationals rally back to beat Cardinals in Game 1 of NLDS

    Oct 7, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Division Series - Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    Adam Wainwright held the Nationals to one run over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in Game 1 of the NLDS and recorded the most strikeouts (10) by a Cardinals pitcher in a postseason game since Bob Gibson. Gio Gonzalez, meanwhile, issued a career-high-tying seven walks over just five innings of work. But the Cardinals couldn’t capitalize…

  14. Gio Gonzalez looking shaky, Cardinals lead NLDS Game 1

    Oct 7, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

    gio gonzalez getty

    Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez hasn’t allowed a hit through two innings, but he has issued five walks and thrown some wild pitches, allowing the Cardinals to take an early 2-1 lead in Game 1 of the NLDS. This is Gio’s first career postseason start and the five-game series opened on the road due to this…

  15. NLDS Game 1 lineups: Nationals vs. Cardinals

    Oct 7, 2012, 12:26 PM EDT

    busch stadium third base gate getty

    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Nats and Cards, scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WASHINGTON NATIONALS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Jayson Werth, RF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Bryce Harper, CF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Adam…

  16. NLDS Preview: Cardinals vs. Nationals

    Oct 7, 2012, 8:33 AM EDT

    busch stadium getty

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Cardinals and Nationals have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams St. Louis Cardinals (88-74) vs. Washington Nationals (98-64) The Matchups Game 1 Sunday in St. Louis: Gio Gonzalez vs.…

  17. My MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year picks

    Oct 5, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Here are my picks for the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards for each league. Obviously, these are all for fun. I’m not a BBWAA member and do not have ballots for any of these awards. Feel free to flame away. AL MVP 1. Mike Trout 2. Miguel Cabrera 3. Robinson Cano 4.…

  18. A’s pick rookie Jarrod Parker to start Game 1 against Tigers

    Oct 5, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Jarrod Parker AP

    Fittingly for a team that has relied so heavily on rookie pitchers all season the A’s have picked the youngest starter on the staff, 23-year-old Jarrod Parker, to take the mound in Game 1 of the ALDS against Justin Verlander and the Tigers. Parker, who was acquired from the Diamondbacks as part of the Trevor…

  19. Nationals and Reds set their NLDS rotations

    Oct 2, 2012, 8:34 PM EDT

    gonzalez, cueto getty

    They don’t yet know who they’ll be facing, but the Nationals and Reds have set their NLDS rotations. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington, the Nats will go with Gio Gonzalez in Game 1, Jordan Zimmermann in Game 2, then either Edwin Jackson or Ross Detwiler in Game 3. Gonzalez, a candidate for the…

  20. With division title clinched, Gio Gonzalez won’t make final start for Nationals

    Oct 2, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT

    Gio Gonzalez

    The Nationals have scratched Gio Gonzalez from his final regular season start tonight after clinching the NL East title last night. Washington is still fighting Cincinnati for the No. 1 seed, but manager Davey Johnson has decided that resting Gonzalez for a Game 1 start in the NLDS is more important. Tom Gorzelanny will take…

  21. David Price notches 20th win, Johnny Cueto falls short

    Sep 30, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

    David Price

    With both of MLB’s remaining 19-game winners making their final starts today, we now know we’ll finish the year with four 20-game winners. The Rays’ David Price got to 20 by beating the White Sox today, but the Reds’ Johnny Cueto was left with a no-decision after allowing three runs — one earned — in…

  22. Don’t sleep on Clayton Kershaw for the NL Cy Young Award

    Sep 29, 2012, 11:20 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    Some assumed that R.A. Dickey wrapped up the National League Cy Young Award when he got his 20th win Thursday against the Pirates, but Clayton Kershaw is making things interesting. Kershaw absolutely dominated the Rockies last night by striking out 10 over eight shutout innings as part of an 8-0 victory. The defending Cy Young…

  23. Gio Gonzalez is game’s first to 20 wins this season

    Sep 22, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT

    Gio Gonzalez

    The National League’s Cy Young favorites both added to their cases Saturday, with the Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez beating the Brewers for win No. 20 of the season and the Mets’ R.A. Dickey going eight strong to defeat Miami for his 19th victory. Gonzalez held the Brewers to two runs — both unearned — over seven…

  24. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 11, 2012, 6:22 AM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski, Alex Rios

    White Sox 6, Tigers 1: The offense continues to snooze. And the Tigers are getting so little respect that some clever wags out there are calling them the “Kittens.” That’s just sad, dude. Alex Rios and Gordon Beckham did most of the damage for the Sox. Phillies 3, Marlins 1: Fifth straight for Philly, as…

  25. The Nationals could still make a run without Stephen Strasburg

    Sep 8, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    Nationals Getty

    The Nationals enter today’s action with the best record in baseball at 85-53. Yet with the attention given to the unique situation involving the shutdown of Stephen Strasburg, one would think they would be doomed without him. That’s just not the case. And it’s really a discredit to a well-balanced ballclub. Nationals starters are first…

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