Nationals Journal: playoffs


Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Yadier Molina admits his base running could have ended Game 5

Yadier Molina explains the potential baserunning gaff the Nationals let him get away with.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:29 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  game 5, playoffs

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Nationals hand out playoff shares

For making the National League Division Series, the Nationals received $2,124,312.75 million from the players' pool generated by playoff gate receipts.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:31 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoffs

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 10/19/2012

How teams with the best record have fared the next season

Historically, teams with the best record one season do well the next season. Most returned to the playoffs the following year.

By James Wagner  |  04:59 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, Nationals, Nationals playoffs, Nationals postseason, playoffs

Posted at 08:36 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Nationals will face Cardinals in NLDS after protested call helps knock out Braves

The Nationals will begin Washington’s first major league postseason in 79 years in St. Louis against the defending World Series champion.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:36 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoffs

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Las Vegas oddsmakers have Nationals among the favorites to win the World Series

The Nationals are considered among the favorites to win the World Series; the New York Yankees are favored.

By James Wagner  |  03:34 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoffs

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 10/05/2012

The two umpires who ejected Davey Johnson this decade are working the Nationals’ NLDS

The only umps to eject the Nationals' manager in the past 12 years are working the Nationals' first-round playoff series.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:12 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoffs, umpires

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 10/05/2012

First two Nationals playoff game times announced

The Nationals will play the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon and on Monday afternoon.

By James Wagner  |  10:22 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoffs

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Nationals earn NL’s top seed with 5-1 win over Phillies, will face winner of Braves-Cardinals

The Nationals secured the top seed in the NL playoffs and will face the winner of the one game wildcard.

By James Wagner  |  04:07 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoffs

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 10/03/2012

New playoff format has Nationals travel plans on hold

The Nationals will travel Friday for their opening playoff round, regardless of where it will be.

By James Wagner  |  01:53 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoffs

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Gio Gonzalez will try to stay fresh until his NLDS Game 1 start

The left-hander's start will be skipped on Tuesday as he waits to start the opening game of an NLDS either Saturday or Sunday.

By James Wagner  |  06:36 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, playoffs

Posted at 02:36 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Nationals, Reds still jostling for best record

The Nationals still do not know where they’ll start, and Monday night offered no clarification.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:36 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoffs

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Nationals aiming for best record, starting playoff preparations

Beyond the Nationals clinching the National League East, they still have one open-ended race that will affect their postseason preparation.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:40 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoffs

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 09/30/2012

Braves beat Mets; Nats can only clinch NL East today with win

The Braves beat the Mets, 6-2, this afternoon in Atlanta, putting the onus on the Nationals to in St. Louis for them to clinch the NL East today.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:34 PM ET, 09/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NL pennant race, playoffs

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 09/26/2012

The importance of a strong September for the Nationals

Recent fall history reveals the team that holds up the trophy at the end of October usually started its postseason joyride in September.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:37 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoffs

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Davey Johnson concerned about planning with new MLB playoff system

With the Nationals close to clinching the National League East and a half-game up on the Reds for the top seed in the NL playoffs, Davey Johnson has a problem with planning.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:46 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, playoffs

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 09/22/2012

The Nationals’ other playoff race is for seeding, and the Giants are suddenly a factor

The Nationals’ attention has been focused squarely on clinching the National League East, but there is another race that will shape the Nationals’ postseason.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:13 PM ET, 09/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoffs

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Nationals have firm grasp on National League East

Today, playoff baseball in Washington is a virtual certainty. That’s the reality. It is safe to let that rattle around your brain

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoffs