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Nationals GM Rizzo stands by Strasburg decision

Nationals GM Rizzo stands by Strasburg decision

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 13, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For their first seven years, filled with on-field losses and off-field gaffes, the Washington Nationals merely existed, barely mattered.
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  • Oops: Nationals fans received information about buying World Se…

    Oops: Nationals fans received information about buying World Series tickets on Saturday morning

    yahoo.com Oct 13, 2012
    Q: What's the only thing worse than heading to bed after your favorite team just suffered the indignity of losing the biggest lead in a postseason elimination game in baseball history? A: Waking up to find that, due to a "stunningly stupid" er…
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  • After One Of The Most Excruciating Losses In Postseason History…

    After One Of The Most Excruciating Losses In Postseason History, The Nationals Sent Their Fans A Ticket Presale Notice For The W

    deadspin.com Oct 13, 2012
    Want Nationals World Series tickets? That is too bad, because they lost their series with the Cardinals in objectively horrifying fashion last night, and you can't even get NLCS tickets, or any tickets, because there are no more games for the Nationals.…
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  • Here’s the Cardinals comeback in graph form

    Here’s the Cardinals comeback in graph form

    yahoo.com Oct 13, 2012
    If you work for a national outlet, part of the challenge of covering Friday night's classic NLDS Game 5 was deciding just how much the Washington Nationals choked, how much the St. Louis Cardinals mounted a valiant comeback and how to frame the story. I…
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  • MLB Notebook: Cards thrive with backs against wall

    MLB Notebook: Cards thrive with backs against wall

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2012
    The Cardinals rallied from six runs down in Game 5 of the NLDS to upend the Nationals and advance to the NLCS. The Cards have won six straight winner-take-all games, tied for the most in postseason history.
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  • Drew Storen wilts with NLDS on the line

    Drew Storen wilts with NLDS on the line

    yahoo.com Oct 13, 2012
    Before Friday night, it would have been hard to pinpoint how Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen was best known around the baseball world. Was it for the 43 saves he made for the Nats in 2011 before hurting his arm? The Batmobile he drives? Heading …
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  • Giants team plane waits on tarmac for Cardinals-Nationals resul…

    Giants team plane waits on tarmac for Cardinals-Nationals results

    yahoo.com Oct 13, 2012
    Anyone watching Game 5 of the Nationals-Cardinals NLDS had to be on the edge of his or her seat waiting for the outcome. Turns out the San Francisco Giants were just like the rest of us, watching for their next opponent - only their seats had to be upri
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  • New names, but resolve is still in the Cards

    New names, but resolve is still in the Cards

    CNNSI.com Oct 13, 2012
    Down to their last strike, the Cardinals scored four runs in the ninth to shock the Nationals 9-7 and reach the NLCS. The names have changed, but the resolve remains, writes Ben Reiter.
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  • 'Pen runs out of ink at critical juncture

    'Pen runs out of ink at critical juncture

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2012
    Closers dream of the situation that Drew Storen faced in the ninth inning on Friday, his Nationals leading by two runs in the ninth inning. But after Storen followed Carlos Beltran's leadoff double with two quick outs, the game began unraveling.
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  • NLDS Game 5: Cardinals overcome 6-0 deficit to defeat Nationals…

    NLDS Game 5: Cardinals overcome 6-0 deficit to defeat Nationals, advance to NLCS

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Oct 13, 2012
    Score and situation: The St. Louis Cardinals world championship defense continues after they rallied from a 6-0 deficit to defeat the Washington Nationals on Friday night. Washington put on an offensive clinic early on, scoring six of their runs in the …
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  • Cardinals rally in ninth, stun Nationals in Game 5

    Cardinals rally in ninth, stun Nationals in Game 5

    CNNSI.com Oct 13, 2012
    Twice down to their last strike, the Cards 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 and reach the NLCS.
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  • Wizard of Koz: Late magic lifts Cards to NLCS

    Wizard of Koz: Late magic lifts Cards to NLCS

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2012
    The Cardinals stunned the Nationals with a four-run ninth inning to cap a comeback that was as improbable as the one this team had in an elimination game against the Rangers last October.
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  • Video - Nomar On Nationals' Collapse 01:38

    Nomar On Nationals' Collapse

    Oct 13
    Nomar Garciaparra talks about the emotions after losing a playoff series that you had in your grasp.