Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: A view of the scoreboard showing the San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals in the eighteenth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Nationals One Loss Away From Another Playoff Disappoinment

The Nationals are facing NLDS elimination… again. The Dodges and Cardinals continue to slug it out.

10/06/2014

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with his teammate Brandon Crawford #35 after hitting a solo home run to right field in the eighteenth inning against Tanner Roark #57 of the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Source: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Belt HR In 18th Gives Giants 2-0 Lead In NLDS

Brandon Belt, Yusmeiro Petit and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, never give up, and win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes – or how long.

10/05/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in eleven innings in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four LDS Matchups In Full Swing For Weekend Action

All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.

10/04/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with fans following the Dodgers' 9-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants to win the National League West Division Championship at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: High Payrolls Reign Supreme In National League Playoffs

The National League Division Series feature some of the wealthiest teams in the league. Will the results justify the expense?

10/03/2014

Manager Mike Redmond #11 of the Miami Marlins chats while watching batting practice prior to the start of a game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. (Source: Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Marlins Extend Manager Redmond Through 2017

On the same day the Marlins ended their 2014 season by getting no-hit by Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals, Miami began looking ahead by giving manager Mike Redmond a two-year contract extension.

09/29/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28:  Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Washington Nationals celebrates his no-hitter after a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on September 28, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  The Nationals won 1-0.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Zimmermann Throws No-Hitter For Nationals

Jordan Zimmermann threw the first no-hitter by a Washington Nationals pitcher, the gem preserved by a diving catch in left field by defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr. for the final out in a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins in a regular-season finale Sunday.

09/28/2014

Henderson Alvarez #37 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch in the first inning during a game against the New York Mets on September 17, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Source: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Marlins Wrap Up Season With Game Against Nationals

Nationals manager Matt Williams won’t announce his postseason rotation until Washington’s opponent is determined, though Jordan Zimmermann is definitely in his plans.

09/28/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals beats the tag by Jeff Mathis #6 of the Miami Marlins in the third inning on a Stephen Strasburg #37 (not pictured) of the Washington Nationals bunt to score teams first run during a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on September 27, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Strasburg Gets Ks Lead In NL, Nats Top Marlins 5-1

Strasburg took over the league lead in strikeouts and gave up only two hits through six scoreless innings in his final tuneup ahead of his first postseason, helping the NL East champion Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 on Saturday.

09/27/2014

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Marlins To Face Off Against Nationals Saturday

When the Washington Nationals headed into the playoffs with the NL’s best record two years ago, they did so without Stephen Strasburg after he was shut down due to an innings limit.

09/27/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew Heaney #25 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the first during game two of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals on September 26, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nats Clinch NL Home-Field Edge, Split With Marlins

Kike Hernandez’s grand slam, J.T. Realmuto’s three-run triple and Adeiny Hechavarria’s four hits helped the Miami Marlins beat the NL East champion Washington Nationals 15-7 for a split of a day-night doubleheader Friday.

09/26/2014

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