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Washington Nationals 2012 Playoffs

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Nats don't need excuses

Yes, the Nationals choked Friday night. But now's not the time for anger.

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NLDS Game 5 WPA: Is it Spring yet? Cards 9, Nats 7

More season that I thought we'd get, but over too soon.

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Nats blow 6-0 lead, allow 4 in 9th, lose 9-7

The Nationals were one strike away from advancing to the NLCS, and then it all fell apart.

NLDS: Gone in 14 pitches

The Nationals were one strike away from advancing to the NLCS, and then it all fell apart.

Tickets to nowhere: Nationals NLCS ducats

The sports media cycle begins to consume Washington's playoff loss.

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MLB Pete Kozma isn't AAA Pete Kozma

The St. Louis Cardinals' NLDS hero, Pete Kozma, is not a lot like the Memphis Redbirds' Pete Kozma, who almost got himself released.

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Dan Descalso's unlikely Vlad Guerrero impression

The St. Louis Cardinals' Daniel Descalso slugged .324 in 2012 and hit his second home run of the NLDS in Friday's clincher.

NLDS Game 5:'I can take it -- but it hurts'

The late, great Shirley Povich carries us into winter.

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Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso

Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma.

Davey Johnson: 'You learn from it'

The Washington Nationals were one strike away from the NLCS when the St. Louis Cardinals staged a ninth inning comeback that shocked the Nats and the nation's capital.

Werth gives Nats sudden life with walkoff shot

D.C. was formally reintroduced to playoff baseball Thursday night. Then Jayson Werth started a party.

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NLDS Game 4 WPA: Well-written

Nats only manage three hits, but they make 'em count. What a game!

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The Cardinals, tie-broken

You can get away with a lot more of what happened Thursday when it's the middle of June.

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Game 4 was a blown opportunity for the Cardinals

With starting pitcher Kyle Lohse allowing only two hits and one walk, the Cardinals were afforded more opportunities than the Nationals to score, but couldn't manage to break the 1-1 tie that lasted most of the game.

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Ross Detwiler Rewards Nationals' Faith...

26-year-old, '07 1st Round pick Ross Detwiler rewarded the Washington Nationals' faith with a strong performance in Game 4 that may have been the best start of his career.

Adam LaRoche's parents send thank-you note to fans

Very occasionally, Washington D.C. feels like a small town. When the parents of the baseball team's star first baseman send a letter to the local paper thanking the fans for their support of their son, that qualifies as one of those occasions.

Cardinals advance to NLCS with 9-7 win

The Nationals completed a historical collapse by blowing a 6-0 lead and losing to the Cardinals in Game 5 of a National League Divisional Series.

Werth walkoff forces Game 5 in Washington

Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche hit home runs as the Washington Nationals forced a Game 5 in the NLDS.

Jaime Garcia removed from postseason roster

The St. Louis Cardinals have removed Jaime Garcia from the postseason roster, with many in the organization unhappy with the left-handed pitcher.

Frank Robinson to throw out 1st pitch

Frank Robinson will throw out the first pitch prior to the Nationals first home playoff game next week.

Strasburg won't be on Nats' postseason roster

Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson confirmed that Stephen Strasburg would not be part of the Nats' postseason roster.

Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann to go 1-2 in NLDS

Manager Davey Johnson has decided on the pitching rotation for the first two games of the Washington Nationals' first playoff series, with Gio Gonzalez slated for the opener and Jordan Zimmermann in Game 2. The rest is still yet to be determined.