Sports Park: The Nationals’ Playoffs vs. the Dodgers, 10/7 & 10/8/16

Trea TurnerTrea Turner can hit! (Photo Credit: Keith Allison)

Your Washington Nationals are in the Big Dance! The Major League Baseball playoffs got underway on Tuesday, October 4th with the Toronto Blue Jays beating the Baltimore Orioles (sorry, no bird puns today).

Now it’s time for the Nationals to show us what they’re made of, as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, October 7th for Game 1 of the NL Division Series.

After six months of consistently good baseball, and a NL East Division crown, your Nationals are poised to actually do more good things in the post-season. They excelled despite a down year for Bryce Harper (.243 BA and 24 HRs after hitting .330/40 HRs in his MVP 2015 season) and late season injuries to Stephen Strasburg.

The stories of contributors are many, but Daniel Murphy (2B) put up a MVP-like season (.347 BA and 104 RBIs). Trea Turner (OF) came in and dominated at the plate the second half of the season (he helped me win my fantasy league…). While Max Scherzer could be the favorite to win another Cy Young Award with his 20-7 record, 2.96 ERA and 284 SOs.

Go Nats!

Division Series Schedule
10/7/16 – Dodgers @ Nationals (5:30pm)
10/8/16 – Dodgers @ Nationals (5:30pm)
10/10/16 – Nationals @ Dodgers (Time TBD)
10/11/16 – Nationals @ Dodgers (Time TBD) – if necessary
10/13/16 – Dodgers @ Nationals (Time TBD) – if necessary

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Sports Park: The Nationals’ Last Homestand vs. the Diamondbacks & Marlins, 9/26-10/2/16

Washington NationalsYour Nationals (Photo Credit: Keith Allison)

11 things to look forward to during the last Nationals’ homestand of 2016.

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Diamondbacks – September 26-29
Marlins – September 30-October 2

1) NL East Division Champs! Your Nationals clinched the division crown last Saturday. Pop the champagne and jump around in joy!

2) Playoffs. After this homestand, the Nationals are headed to the 2016 MLB postseason. They will most likely play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Division Series starting October 7th. Standing room only tickets are available here.

3) Garden Gnome. Get your stylish Ben Revere gnome on Tuesday, September 27th!

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Sports Park: The Nationals’ Homestand vs. the Braves, Phillies & Mets, 9/5-9/14/16

Washington Nationals fansNationals fans (Photo Credit: Keith Allison)

11 things to look forward to on the Nationals’ homestand.

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Braves – September 5-7
Phillies – September 8-11
Mets – September 12-14

1) Budweiser Music Party. For Labor Day, on September 5th, the Nationals will host a pregame music party starting at 1:30pm. There will be a mechanical bull and the stylings of Joe Bachman & The Tailgaters. Ticket includes a game ticket, concert and a Bud.

2) Trea Turner. Named NL August Rookie of the Month! His 45 hits in August are a Nationals rookie record for a calendar month. He hit .357, scored 27 runs and had an incredible 11 stolen bases!

3) Division Rivals. Basically, if the Mets want to challenge the Nationals for the NL East Division, this will be the time to do it. (The Braves and Phillies are out of it.)

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Sports Park: The Nationals’ Homestand vs. the Giants, Indians & Braves, 8/5-8/14/16

Daniel Murphy homersDaniel Murphy is your NL Player of the Month (July 2016)

11 things to look forward to on the Nationals’ homestand.

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Giants – August 5-7
Indians – August 9-10
Braves – August 12-14

1) July’s NL Player of the Month. Yes, indeed, Daniel Murphy is honored again this month (he also won in May), hitting .346. He leads the league in batting average (.356) and hits (136).

2) Star Wars Day! On August 13th get a spiffy Nationals Star Wars t-shirt (only 20,000 of you). Plus Star Wars characters will roam around for photo ops. I predict: all Ewoks.

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Sports Park: The Nationals’ Homestand vs. the Pirates, Dodgers & Padres, 7/15-7/24/16

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos (3)Wilson Ramos is an MLB All-Star

11 things to look forward to on the Nationals’ homestand.

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Pirates – July 15-17
Dodgers – July 19-21
Padres – July 22-24

1) Second half of the season. The All-Star break is over and the game is in the books (the AL won 4-2) and now it’s time to get back into full baseball mode.

2) 1st Place. Your Nationals are 54-36, with a 6 game lead in the NL East. Let’s keep winning!

3) Bryce Harper (Outfield). MLB All-Star Starter #1. 19 HR, 52 RBI, .256 BA.

4) Dusty Baker bobblehead. Get yours on Tuesday, July 19!

5) Wilson Ramos (Catcher). MLB All-Star #2. 13 HR, 48 RBI, .330 BA.

6) Pre-game entertainment. Come to the Budweiser Terrace at 4:30pm each day, for bands or DJs or trivia. And $5 beer.

7) Daniel Murphy (Second Base). MLB All-Star #3. 17 HR, 66 RBI, .348 BA.

8) Stephen Strasburg (Pitcher). MLB All-Star #4. 12-0, 132 K, 2.62 ERA.

9) Max Scherzer (Pitcher) . MLB All-Star #5. (Replaced Strasburg, who didn’t pitch.) 10-6, 164 K, 3.03 ERA.

10) Bryce Harper kids jersey. Fans 12 and under get a jersey on Sunday, July 24th!

11) Teddy! Your popular Rough Rider leads the Presidents Race standings by one win over George (11-10). Let Teddy win!