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  1. As always, Giants find a way to win

    David Schoenfield

    It's hard to believe: Once again, a Washington Nationals season ended in part because they were unwilling to use Stephen Strasburg. I think we're figuring out why the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals keep winning these playoff series agai...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  2. Underrated Doug Fister keeps Nats alive

    David Schoenfield

    You can't predict the postseason. It's Nationals 4, Giants 1 in Game 3, as Madison Bumgarner and Doug Fister locked up in scoreless tie into the seventh. Five key moments: 1. Madison Bumgarner throws away Wilson Ramos' bunt. Get fired up! #Nats l...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  3. Mistake-free Giants make big mistake

    David Schoenfield

    In winning the World Series in 2010 and 2012, the San Francisco Giants became known as a team that plays mistake-free baseball and does the little things well. I'm not sure if that's actually true or not, but Madison Bumgarner didn't do a little thin...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  4. Giants gain upper hand over favored Nats

    David Schoenfield

    Of the four division series, this one has the biggest favorite: Washington Nationals over San Francisco Giants, in large part because Madison Bumgarner will start only one game, and in large part because of the way the Nationals played down the stret...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  5. Will fatal flaws haunt NL teams?

    David Schoenfield

    On Thursday, we looked at the fatal flaws of the four American League playoff teams. Now let's check out the National League teams and how these issues may end their postseason runs. Washington Nationals: Bullpen It's more difficult to find a fla...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  6. Five things we learned Friday

    David Schoenfield

    The big news of the night was the Kansas City Royals clinching their first postseason berth since 1985, ending the longest playoff drought in the majors. (That honor now belongs to the Toronto Blue Jays, last in the playoffs in 1993, when they won th...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  7. Five things we learned Thursday

    David Schoenfield

    What did we learn Thursday night other than Derek Jeter has lived the most charmed baseball life any of us could imagine? (Not that we needed confirmation.) We learned that we'll have weekend baseball that still matters. Playoff spots remain unclinch...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  8. SweetSpot TV: O's-Nats rivalry

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I discuss the brewing Beltway rivalry between the Orioles and Nationals and whether we may see them square off in the World Series....

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  9. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    We're starting to see a little clarity. I think. Check the standings, playoff odds and remaining schedule at the Hunt for October page. 1. The A's with their biggest win of the season. Of course, they needed their biggest win after weeks of big...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  10. Vance Worley member of All-Surprise Team

    David Schoenfield

    Teams make the playoffs with expected production from their stars, with young players who improve, maybe a couple rookies who step up. But on almost every playoff team, you can find a guy who came out of nowhere to offer a major contribution. Vanc...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  11. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    What a night. Two clinchers, a no-hit bid into the eighth inning from the Cubs' Jake Arrieta (for the second time this season), a benches-clearing incident between the Yankees and Rays after manager Joe Girardi went a little crazy when Derek Jeter go...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  12. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    Check the standings, playoffs odds and upcoming schedule on the Hunt for October page. 1. "That's what speed do." A few years ago, Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson, talking about his ability as one of the fastest players in the game, coi...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  13. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    Check out all the playoff odds and upcoming schedules on the Hunt for October page. 1. The Tigers will win the AL Central. It hasn't always been easy the past three seasons, but after sweeping the Indians, it appears the Tigers will win their t...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  14. Remember the bad Jayson Werth contract?

    David Schoenfield

    When the Washington Nationals signed Jayson Werth to a seven-year, $126 million contract before the 2011 season, the deal was widely criticized. It was made out to be symbolic of the further decline of baseball or something like that. The criticis...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  15. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    Don't forget to check out the Hunt for October for standings, playoffs odds and upcoming schedules for all the playoff contenders. 1. Don't go burying the Oakland A's just yet. Ahh, America: We love to jump on a bandwagon and then crush it as s...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  16. Underrated LaRoche flies under the radar

    David Schoenfield

    Fifty-one players later, one of the strangest games of the season was over, an 8-5, 14-inning victory for the Nationals over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, a game that featured three blown saves, Jayson Werth's dropped fly ball that allowed the tying...

    Blog | September 03, 2014