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Nationals Buoyed By Fans' "Magical" A-Ha Singalongs To "Take On Me"-And Tonight's Was The Best Yet
deadspin.com Updated Oct 12, 2012
As noted earlier this week, Michael Morse's walkup music choice of a-ha's "Take On Me" has become a rallying cry for "Natitude." The intensity of the singing has increased as the series has gone on, and tonight's eighth-inning rendit…Share Tweet
CNNSI.com Oct 12, 2012Down 6-0 early and twice down to their last strike, the Cardinals scored four runs in the ninth on a pair of two-run singles from Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma to stun the Nationals 9-7.Share Tweet
Game 4 victory reminded Davey of Nats' early winsHad the result been different, Nationals manager Davey Johnson surely wouldn't have been viewing his club's inability to put a runner past first base on Thursday as merely a flashback to earlier in the year.Share TweetManager Davey Johnson said that if the Nationals advance to the National League Championship Series, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will pitch against the Giants in Game 1, which would be Sunday at 8 p.m. ET at Nationals Park.Share Tweet
It's All Down To ThisCNNSI.com Oct 12, 2012After winning a thrilling Game 4, the Nationals are back in Game 5 to try and end the reign of the defending champion Cardinals. Jay Jaffe breaks down what to expect in Washington.Share TweetGet excited! We've got two elimination games slated for today, as both series have come down to a Game 5. Will the Orioles continue their unlikely run through the postseason? Will Natitude prevail? Will Alex Rodriguez overdose on sleeping pills in the d…Share Tweet
Bud Selig's New, Random Postseason Knows The Soul Of Baseball Better Than You ThinkOut of the 22 playoff games in the first two rounds of the MLB playoffs, 12 have featured at least one team on the brink of elimination, and six of those will have been sudden death for both teams. Bud Selig's new postseason format puts a lot more weigh…Share TweetIt's usually an insult to figuratively describe any athlete as a "cupcake," but it has become a literal honor for Jayson Werth. No, really. As DC Sports Bog reports, the likeness of the bearded Washington Nationals slugger - who won Thursday's NLDS GameShare Tweet
The Marlins Asked Fans To Share Their Favorite Memories From This Season. It Went About How You'd Expect.Yesterday, the Miami Marlins posted the lovely photo you see above on the team's Facebook page. More »Share TweetATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have extended general manager Fran Wren's contract through 2014 and promoted two other officials.Share Tweet
Leading Off: Let's Play Fivenytimes.com Oct 12, 2012All four of baseball's division series required Game 5s, with the Giants and the Tigers winning theirs on Thursday.Share Tweet
Momentum from walk-off HRs hard to maintainOn Thursday, Jayson Werth helped keep the Nationals' season alive by doing something that had never been done in the Wild Card era.Share Tweet
Highlight Of The NightOct 12Cardinals reach NLCS with huge comeback against Nationals
Kozma On Cardinals' Epic RallyOct 12Pete Kozma's two-run single with two outs in the ninth the difference in Cardinals' 9-7 win over Nationals.
Cardinals Reach NLCS With Huge ComebackOct 12Cardinals score four runs in the top of the ninth to complete comeback against the Nationals.