• Perspective

Through the first eight games of these playoffs, six of them wins, Washington’s starting pitchers are allowing a .150 batting average.

(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The 29-year-old third baseman, and catalyst of the Nationals' offense, has been swinging the same way since he was a kid.

  • Perspective

Through the first eight games of these playoffs, six of them wins, Washington’s starting pitchers are allowing a .150 batting average.

The 28-year-old's season seemed lost in early July, when he was back in the minor leagues, but now he's contributed in ways big and small during this playoff run.


  • Perspective

Two wins from the World Series, Washington returns to Nationals Park.

Outfielder goes against his instincts, channels his inner George Constanza to produce two-run double to give Nats some breathing room to take 2-0 lead in NLCS.

A night after Aníbal Sánchez’s near-no-hitter, Scherzer pitched seven innings, giving up just one late hit, in Washington's 3-1 win in Game 2.

Constant swings at bad pitches have meant the Nationals haven’t had to throw them good ones.

  • Matt Crossman
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  • Perspective

The closer made the decision to be with his wife for the birth of their daughter. Really, what’s the debate?

The 36-year-old was evaluated for a possible concussion after he was hit in the head with a pitch Wednesday night.

The Soto Shuffle embodies the behavior at the center of baseball's culture war.

Sánchez was money through eight innings before handing his gem over to Sean Doolittle. Game 2 is Saturday afternoon in St. Louis.

To be the losing pitcher when an opponent dominates is to get no credit at all.

  • Matt Crossman
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  • Perspective

After stealing Game 1 of the series, Washington has Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg lined up for Games 2 and 3.

  • Perspective

One title in 118 years? 33 years without a team? Is it too much to ask for the baseball gods to bestow a gift upon the legions of Nationals faithful?

The right-hander chose to stay with his wife one extra day after she gave birth to the couple's third child early Friday in Phoenix.

It's okay to think it. The parallels are there.

A mere 95 years later, the Nationals appear to be channeling the 1924 Senators, and it's getting spooky.

  • Frederic J. Frommer
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The catcher underwent an MRI on his left hand and it proved negative, and may have avoided a concussion after being hit by a fastball Wednesday night.

  • Analysis

The two lower seeds will start their battle on Friday for a chance to go to the World Series.

  • Perspective

Home runs get headlines, but a few overlooked performances are worth appreciating — and could have resonance.

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