Who do you want - Pirates or Giants?

The postseason is officially under way, and we've now reached October. And if what we're about to see over the next month in any way resembles the drama and excitement we witnessed last night during the American League wild card game, we'll be in good shape. The Royals pulled out a thriller over the A's last night, coming back from a four-run deficit in the ... read more

Rotation riding high

Teams can win games any number of ways during the regular season. You can have a high-powered offense, one that lives by the home run. You can be aggressive on the basepaths, putting pressure on the opposing defense by taking extra bases. You can have a strong defensive club, one that makes all the routine plays and has a way of stealing a few outs, ... read more

Start times announced (kind of) for NLDS

Major League Baseball has announced start times for the early Division Series games, and while we don't know exactly when the Nationals will play their first postseason game, we now have a better idea. If the Pirates win the National League wild card Game on Wednesday, Game 1 of the NLDS at Nationals Park will start at 12:07 p.m. on Friday. If the Giants win ... read more

A storybook ending to the regular season (Zimmermann named NL Player of the Week)

A no-hitter is thrown by the pitcher, so he gets most of the attention for his well-deserved accomplishment. Jordan Zimmermann's name is plastered everywhere across the sports landscape today - newspapers, Web sites, national highlight shows. The right-hander pitched a gem yesterday, recorded the first no-hitter in Nationals history, and did it in grand fashion, on the final day of the regular season. But everyone ... read more

Williams, Ramos, Souza react to Zimmermann's no-hitter

The regular season finale belonged to Jordan Zimmermann. A day that was supposed to be about getting the Nationals' regulars a couple of at-bats and then making sure they finished the season healthy suddenly turned into a, 'There's no way he could actually do this, right?' afternoon for a starting pitcher who hadn't appeared in a game in eight days and had been drilled on ... read more

Zimmerman in left, Werth on bench in regular season finale

We have reached the final game of the regular season. With Ryan Zimmerman getting the start in left field, Bryce Harper will shift to right field and Jayson Werth will get the afternoon off. Jordan Zimmermann is making his first start since Sept. 20 after being struck on the back of his right shoulder in Miami. The Nationals want to make sure Zimmermann is OK ... read more

Williams on Strasburg and more after Nats' 5-1 win

Stephen Strasburg will go into the playoffs riding quite a hot streak. He's not unlike his ballclub as a whole, in that regard. Strasburg threw six scoreless innings today, allowing just two hits, walking a batter and striking out seven in picking up his 14th win of the season in the Nationals' 5-1 victory over the Marlins. This gives Strasburg 20 consecutive scoreless innings over ... read more

Matt Williams discusses Ryan Zimmerman's health, potential playoff role

Since returning to the Nationals after suffering a right hamstring tear on July 22, Ryan Zimmerman has been a much-valued presence in the lineup and off the bench. The veteran offers versatility as he can play third base and left field, where he has made all three of his starts since his return. In his six games since his return, Zimmerman has posted a slash ... read more