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MLB Oct 6, 2017

Lester in unfamiliar territory starting Game 2

Jon Lester took the late bus from the Cubs' hotel to Nationals Park on Friday. For the first time in years, he wasn't the guy preparing to take the ball for Game 1.
Federal Baseball Oct 6, 2017
NLDS 2017: Dusty Baker talks Washington Nationals’ lineup vs Chicago Cubs; Nats’ postseason roster...

NLDS 2017: Dusty Baker talks Washington Nationals’ lineup vs Chicago Cubs; Nats’ postseason roster...

Dusty Baker discussed the final decisions on the Nationals’ postseason roster, and the way he’s lining the Nats up for the NLDS opener with the Cubs... Bryce Harper spent some time in the two-hole in Washington’s order in June, and hit second once in July, but he took the majority of his at bats as the Nationals’ No. 3 in 2017. “Bryce batting second, perhaps he’ll get some fastballs with Trea [Turner] getting on base, which is important... - Dusty Baker on Nationals’ NLDS G1 lineup... Dusty Baker put the Nats’ slugger in the two-spot when he returned from the Disabled List...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 6, 2017
MLB Playoffs 2017: Cubs will play NLDS Game 3 late Monday afternoon

MLB Playoffs 2017: Cubs will play NLDS Game 3 late Monday afternoon

Here are all the rest of the division series game times. You have been clamoring for this information, and at last, I can bring it to you, just in time for the weekend. Game 3 of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and Nationals at Wrigley Field will take place Monday, October 9 at 3:08 p.m. CT — unless both American League series are complete, in which case Monday’s game will begin at 4:38 p.m. (As you see below, if only one A.L. series is complete, Monday’s Cubs game will be at 3:08.) So now you see why this took so long. Sunset on Monday is at 6:18 p.m., so this...
Sports Mockery Oct 6, 2017
Cubs vs. Nationals Game 3 Time Released

Cubs vs. Nationals Game 3 Time Released

The Chicago Cubs will host Game 3 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals on Monday and the time for first pitch at Wrigley Field has finally been released. The Chicago Bears also play on Monday, hosting the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football on ESPN, but if you’re a fan of both teams you’re […]
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 6, 2017
MLB Playoffs 2017: A look at the Cubs and Nationals bullpens

MLB Playoffs 2017: A look at the Cubs and Nationals bullpens

Beware the walk! When the Cubs played the Nationals in a four-game set in D.C. in June, you might remember that they managed to split those games and leave Washington with the series tied 2-2. What you may not remember is that there were ninth-inning rallies in two of those games that helped the Cubs out in that series. That was a pretty common theme for the Nationals, who looked like a juggernaut early, but a juggernaut with one glaring weakness: the bullpen. The Nationals were the odd man out as teams signed closers to large contracts in the offseason. The Dodgers locked up Kenley...
MLB Oct 6, 2017

Cubs, Nats announce NLDS Game 1 lineups

The Cubs and Nationals have revealed their starting lineups for Game 1 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile, which is scheduled to begin tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT on TBS.
Federal Baseball Oct 6, 2017
Washington Nationals’ lineup for NLDS Game 1 with Chicago Cubs: Bryce Harper batting second vs Cubbies...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for NLDS Game 1 with Chicago Cubs: Bryce Harper batting second vs Cubbies...

Here’s Dusty Baker’s lineup for the Nationals’ NLDS matchup with the Cubs tonight in the nation’s capital... WASHINGTON, D.C.: Washington Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker talked briefly about Chicago Cubs’ starter Kyle Hendricks in Thursday’s pre-NLDS press conference with reporters. Hendricks, 27, went (7-5) in 24 starts this season, and though he missed time on the DL with inflammation in his right middle finger, he posted a 3.03 ERA and a 3.88 FIP, with 40 walks (2.58 BB/9), 123 Ks (7.93 K/9), and a .239/.298/.372 line against in 139 2⁄3 IP on the year. “He's a good...
Sports Mockery Oct 6, 2017
Cubs Lineup For Game 1 Of NLDS vs. Nationals Released

Cubs Lineup For Game 1 Of NLDS vs. Nationals Released

After a lot of speculation during the last week, the Chicago Cubs lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals is set. Here’s the lineup that will go up against hard-throwing righty Stephen Strasburg. Here is tonights #Cubs starting lineup! NLDS Game 1 preview: https://t.co/6f55IfHoHS #FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/cZaYOKZvjG — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 6, […]
Washington Times Oct 6, 2017

Gonzalez Game 2, Scherzer Game 3 for Nats; Harper bats 2nd

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer is scheduled to pitch Game 3 of Washington's NL Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, after Gio Gonzalez starts Game 2. Nationals manager Dusty Baker finally announced his rotation plans, just a few hours before Game 1 against the defending ...
Washington Times Oct 6, 2017

Lackey, Wilson on Cubs' NLDS roster; Nats pick 2 rookie OFs

WASHINGTON (AP) - John Lackey is on the World Series champion Chicago Cubs' roster for their NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals. Lackey was not among the starting pitchers that Cubs manager Joe Maddon had announced for the NLDS that begins in Washington on Friday night, so his status ...
Federal Baseball Oct 6, 2017
NLDS 2017: Washington Nationals release Posteason roster for matchup with Chicago Cubs: Victor Robles and Brian Goodwin make cut...

NLDS 2017: Washington Nationals release Posteason roster for matchup with Chicago Cubs: Victor Robles and Brian Goodwin make cut...

The Washington Nationals released their official NLDS roster this morning. Here’s Dusty Baker’s roster that will take on the Chicago Cubs... The Washington Nationals released their NLDS roster this morning in advance of their matchup with the defending World Series Champions. Dusty Baker didn’t have much to say about the final roster decisions that needed to be made when he spoke to reporters about going up against the Chicago Cubs. He did, however, talk about the roster and his players as they prepare for the fourth postseason run in the last six seasons, and his own second run in...
Sports Mockery Oct 6, 2017
Cubs Release Official 2017 NLDS Roster vs. Nationals

Cubs Release Official 2017 NLDS Roster vs. Nationals

The Chicago Cubs have made their 2017 NLDS roster official, as Game 1 begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. against the Washington Nationals. Almost all of the players were expected to make Joe Maddon’s 25-man roster for the best-of-five series, but there is one surprise. Here is your #Cubs 25-man roster for the #NLDS! #FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/JV6XUhpSKQ […]
District On Deck Oct 6, 2017

Washington Nationals: Predictions for Cubs-Nats NLDS

Today, we give you our predictions for how the Washington Nationals will do in the NLDS  The day is finally here! Tonight, the Washington Nationals will begin their run at a World Series as they will play Game 1 of the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs. We have broke down everything there is to breakdown, […] Washington Nationals: Predictions for Cubs-Nats NLDS - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Oct 6, 2017
NLDS Preview: How the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs stack up

NLDS Preview: How the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs stack up

There’s plenty of talent to go around between the now-healthy Washington Nationals and defending champion Chicago Cubs. Which team holds the edge in this NLDS bout? In case you haven’t heard, the Washington Nationals are playing some postseason baseball today. No really, it’s happening. The Chicago Cubs are in town for the divisional round, looking to get one step closer to defending their World Series crown. We’ll just get the obvious out of the way right now. The Nats haven’t been able to get past the NLDS once since moving to D.C. in 2005, despite making the playoffs three...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 6, 2017
On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Nationals National League Division Series preview

On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Nationals National League Division Series preview

Here’s a look at the matchups for this first-round playoff series. We’ve had a lot here about this series all week, so let’s get right to the view from the other side, from Patrick Reddington, who runs our SB Nation Nationals site Federal Baseball: A week ago, a lot of my confidence about the Nationals’ chances of success revolved around the 1-2 punch in their rotation with right-handed starters Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg going in the first two games. Right now the Nationals are talking about when Scherzer is going to start after he tweaked his hamstring last...
Federal Baseball Oct 6, 2017
NLDS 2017: Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg ready for start vs Chicago Cubs in Game 1 tonight...

NLDS 2017: Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg ready for start vs Chicago Cubs in Game 1 tonight...

Stephen Strasburg talked on Thursday about his preparation for the second postseason outing of his career... WASHINGTON, D.C.: Dusty Baker told Sirius/XM MLB Network Radio hosts Casey Stern and Cliff Floyd last month that he thought Stephen Strasburg’s stint on the Disabled List in late-July/mid-August was at least in part responsible for the right-hander’s strong second half of the 2017 campaign. “I think this team has the ability to do a lot of really good things in the playoffs here, and I just want to be a part of it.” - Stephen Strasburg Strasburg missed close to a month on...
District On Deck Oct 6, 2017

Washington Nationals: Storylines to watch in Game 1 of NLDS

We get you set for Game 1 between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals with our keys to the game. Tonight, the National League Divisional Series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs will get underway at Nats Park (7:31 p.m ET, TBS). It is the matchup that has the defending World Series champions […] Washington Nationals: Storylines to watch in Game 1 of NLDS - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Oct 6, 2017
Wire Taps: Stephen Strasburg Nationals’ NLDS G1 starter, Gio Gonzalez G2?; Cubs will target Ryan Zimmerman; Strasburg has been waiting for this moment...

Wire Taps: Stephen Strasburg Nationals’ NLDS G1 starter, Gio Gonzalez G2?; Cubs will target Ryan Zimmerman; Strasburg has been waiting for this moment...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the NLDS with the Cubs tonight in the nation’s capital... It all begins today. But instead of a witty opening, I have a few things for you to read and watch: Reconstructing the Dodgers' Game 5 win over the Nats in the 2016 NLDSOn the eve of the playoffs, revisit one of the best games ever at Nationals Park -- a rollercoaster ride that specialized in making you repeatedly throw up -- and then lower your expectations. Then: Reminder: Cubs owner predicts Nats will "crumble" in NLDSNow: We're ready for tomorrow. #FlyTheW...
The Cub Reporter Oct 6, 2017
Cubs @ Nationals: Hendricks vs Strasburg (NLDS Game 1)

Cubs @ Nationals: Hendricks vs Strasburg (NLDS Game 1)

CHC (0-0): RHP Kyle Hendricks (0-0, —)  WAS (0-0): RHP Stephen Strasburg (0-0, —) First pitch: 6:31pmCST (TBS) Hendricks had a no-decision in St. Louis in his final game of the season last Monday (5 IP, 0 ER, 9 K, 1 BB). He went 1-1 with  2.01 in the final month. He lost in DC on August 4, going 7 innings and giving up 3 ER. On the road this season, he’s 3-2 with a 2.83. Overall, the Nationals are 20-92 (.217) against him. Harper is 4-13 with a HR. Tags: 2017 Postseason

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