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Top Yankees Prospect Who Had Innings Limit Now Needs Tommy John…

Top Yankees Prospect Who Had Innings Limit Now Needs Tommy John Surgery

deadspin.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
The big Stephen Strasburg shutdown debate seems ancient now, with beads of cheap champagne lining plastic sheeting in the dumpsters out behind Nationals Park. But recall that Nationals GM Mike Rizzo-and Strasburg's agent, Scott Boras-insisted that the
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  • Nationals P Gonzalez will start Game 1 of NLDS

    Nationals P Gonzalez will start Game 1 of NLDS

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    A day after clinching the NL East, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson rested most of his regular lineup -- and saved left-hander Gio Gonzalez for Game 1 of the playoffs.
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  • Bucs hope to follow the lead of A's, Nats, O's

    Bucs hope to follow the lead of A's, Nats, O's

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Orioles, Athletics and Nationals -- all recently downtrodden franchises which among them have had 27 consecutive non-winning seasons -- are all in the postseason.
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  • The Playoff Picture: How Did the Pundits Do?

    The Playoff Picture: How Did the Pundits Do?

    nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012
    An analysis of preseason picks from 133 baseball writers at 19 publications and sites reveals that not a single writer predicted the A's or the Orioles to make the playoffs.
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  • Bryce Harper celebrated NL East title by pouring apple cider on…

    Bryce Harper celebrated NL East title by pouring apple cider on a kid and beer on his teammates

    yahoo.com Oct 2, 2012
    Bryce Harper is only 19 years old and once famously deflected an inquiry about drinking beer in Canada as "a clown question, bro." So how did the underaged baseball phenom navigate the alcohol-soaked clubhouse after the Washington Nationals cl…
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  • Nats' clinching moment unusual, but still sweet

    Nats' clinching moment unusual, but still sweet

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Nationals began the night needing either a win over the Phillies or a Braves loss to the Pirates. They got the latter, clinching the National League East without ever scoring a run.
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  • Video - Special Moment For Mike Rizzo 04:26

    Special Moment For Mike Rizzo

    Oct 2
    GM Mike Rizzo discusses the Nationals winning the NL East.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.