Wray Morrison: Wild Card Washington
The Washington Nationals are the latest example of what makes sports great.
When Bryce Harper signed with Philadelphia, many were of the mind that the Nationals were doomed.
In May, Washington had a record of 19-31. Many thought it was time for manager Dave Martinez to go. Throw in the fact that the bullpen isn't one of the strongest in the majors, and you have a team that many dismissed as a contender.
Remember the St. Louis Blues' run to the Stanley Cup last summer? There are some similarities.
Thanks to some great pitching from Stephen Strasburg, and some great batting from players such as Juan Soto and Ryan Zimmerman, it's the Nationals, and not the 106-win Dodgers, who are representing the National League in the World Series. The Nats needed to beat Milwaukee in a one-game showdown and overcome a 2-1 deficit in a best-of-five divisional series against L.A. to get to this point.
To see "Wild Card Washington" advance to the Fall Classic is great for baseball and great for sports fans.
WASHINGTON - As the Washington Nationals moved a party 86 years in the making from their ballpark's infield to a booze-filled clubhouse, manager Dave Martinez paused near the dugout and thrust the silver NL Championship
Davey Martinez's club went 19-31 in the first 50 games, then went 74-38 the rest of the way, with eight straight wins to wrap up the regular season schedule, so the Nationals '
WASHINGTON - Washington's Juan Soto delivered a bases-loaded single against Josh Hader that scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Nationals rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers
As far as mottos go, the Nationals' choice for the 2019 season, "Stay in the Fight," had, perhaps, felt a little too on the nose for a team that historically couldn't. Consider the
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Washington D.C., this is what October elation feels like. The Washington Nationals pulled off an unbelievable eighth-inning comeback to down the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night at Nationals Park.
The Milwaukee Brewers, led by Ryan Braun, face the Washington Nationals, led by starting pitcher Max Scherzer, in the National League Wild Card Game on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (10/1/19) at Nationals Park in Washington,
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