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Looking at the NLDS

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Look at it! Look!

The Nationals have clinched home field throughout the postseason. They are the number 1 seed in the NL, with an amazing record of 98-64. They will face the wildcard team in the first round of the playoffs. Let’s take a look at the two options, Atlanta and St. Louis, and analyze the pros and cons of each potential matchup.

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Ejection Day: Ryan is Wrong for Washington

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Dan Uggla? I’m so sorry. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

(A note: Sorry for the delay for this post. I’ve been experiencing bad allergies that have kept me from functioning properly. Maybe I’m allergic to horrible failure by the Nationals. The allergies did just start on Friday.)

Final Score: Braves 5, Nationals 4.

Dame of the Game:

Adam LaRoche: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI. LaRoche reached the 30 HR plateau on Saturday. I’m impressed he’s able to accomplish a task that requires such consistency, considering his affliction. No, I’m not referring to his ADHD. I’m referring

Shame of the Game:

Ryan Mattheus: Loss, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 1 ER. Mattheus could not find the strike zone. He’d make a good umpire after retirement, not knowing where the strike zone is and all.

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The elderly get no respect from those who are in charge. First it’s politicians trying to cut their health services. Then it’s Bingo hall attendants who won’t give them that Bingo just cause they’re playing with too many cards which is apparently unfair. They want that banana pudding, damn you! And now, it’s umpires. I’m sure when Davey Johnson came out of the dugout to protest that play at first, the umpires simply thought he was confused and lost. But he had a point he needed to make. One that wasn’t about walking to school 15 miles, uphill both ways. And what happened? He was ejected.

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Dan Uggla Forgets How to Do Baseball, Nats Win in 13

I’m really looking forward to coming next time for Toetown Tuesday, when presumably they’ll replace all the intense pictures of players’ faces with pictures of their wiggling toes.

Final Score: Nationals 5, Braves 4

Dame of the Game:

Kurt Suzuki: 2-6. It might seem like an unorthodox choice, but Kurt Suzuki had the accidental infield single that set up Chad Tracy’s dramatic walkoff easy groundball to second. You’re the Dame of the Game, Kurt Suzuki–take a Kurtsy.

Shame of the Game:

Dan Uggla: 1-6, K, that one play that ended the game. The “uggly” pun is almost too easy. But then it’s really his fault for living up so obviously to his last name.

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Last night’s game was The Most Important Game of the Year for the Nationals, and I was there to witness it. What an honor. I was also there to witness The Most Important Drizzle of the Year. What an honor.

When the rain finally went on its merry way, the game got off to a pretty exciting start. The Braves scored a run. The Nats scored a lot of runs! The Braves scored one less than a lot of runs. That all added up to things being tied after four and a half innings, which I naively thought at the time would be halfway through the game. Silly me.

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Thirteenth Spring Training Game: Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Bill Bray-ves

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Bobby Cox's return to Braves camp didn't go so well.

Stephen Strasburg continued to have a lousy spring, as the Washington Nationals lost to the Atlanta Braves 6-5. In a shocking turn of events, Strasburg allowed 4 runs in 4 innings while amorphous blob Tom Gorzelanny allowed 0 over 3. It was later discovered that Gorzelanny used the Space Jam technique to steal Strasburg’s ability. It was returned to it’s rightful owner thanks to Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, and the magic of animation.

Dan Uggla did not make an error again. His father broke down in tears, saying he hasn’t been more proud of his son than he is now.

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Fifth Spring Training Game: Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves

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Marquis Grissom watches his former teams from his former position at first base coach. They told him to move over and over but he never flinched. 

 

The Nationals doubled their winning streak this spring training in just one game’s time, as they beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 today. It was the debut performance as a National for former Athletic and one-time elevator rider Gio Gonzalez, who turned in three innings of shutout ball. All of the Braves finished with F’s on the Giology test, and will be forced to retake the class next semester.

The game also featured an appearance from Austin Bibens-Dirkx, the only man with the name Austin Bibens-Dirkx that I know of and thus the most important man in the world. His performance wasn’t as thrilling statistically, allowing a hit and a strikeout in .1 IP. But his defiance of typical last names made his performance more than memorable.

Dan Uggla committed 0 errors. It was a day for celebration in the Uggla household.

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