2:40 PM EDT, Mon October 23, 2017

Series Summary

Final 3-2
Fri 10/06 3 @ 0
Sat 10/07 3 @ 6
Mon 10/09 2 vs 1
Wed 10/11 0 vs 5
Thu 10/12 9 @ 8
CBS Chicago Oct 12, 2017
Nationals Attacking Pitches Up In The Zone

Nationals Attacking Pitches Up In The Zone

In the first two innings, the Washington Nationals were jumping all over high pitches from Kyle Hendricks.
Larry Brown Sports Oct 12, 2017

Michael A. Taylor hits 3-run home run in Game 5

Michael A. Taylor did it again! Taylor clubbed a 3-run home run in the second inning of Game 5 on Thursday to break a 1-1 tie between his Nationals and the Chicago Cubs. Taylor was up with runners on first and second and swatted at a pitch up and out of the zone, and he...Read More
Halos Heaven Oct 12, 2017
Cubs @ Nationals NLDS elimination GameThread

Cubs @ Nationals NLDS elimination GameThread

Winner gets to move on, loser gets to catch up on DVR’d shows.
Camden Chat Oct 12, 2017
Thursday MLB playoffs open thread

Thursday MLB playoffs open thread

Only National League on the schedule for Thursday as the Cubs and Nationals series concludes with Game 5. Stop playing badly, Cubs. Thanks. It all comes down to this for the Cubs and Nationals. One game to rule them all, or at least one game to get them to the next round or send them off to the golf course or the hunting lodge or wherever the heck they go in the offseason. You can count me, personally, as someone who is annoyed that it ever got to this point. The Cubs should have finished off this Washington squad by now, but for two complete bullpen pants-crappings. Well, OK, you can't...
South Side Sox Oct 12, 2017
Gamethread: NLDS Game 5

Gamethread: NLDS Game 5

The Cubs’ title defense is on the line TV: MLB Lineups: #NLDS Game 5! Will the @Cubs repeat hopes stay alive or can the @Nationals continue their #postseason journey? https://t.co/RMyZy991mI pic.twitter.com/dI1bwvboCz— MLB Lineups (@mlblineups) October 12, 2017
Federal Baseball Oct 12, 2017
NLDS 2017: Washington Nationals’ Daniel Murphy on Chicago Cubs’ Game 5 starter Kyle Hendricks...

NLDS 2017: Washington Nationals’ Daniel Murphy on Chicago Cubs’ Game 5 starter Kyle Hendricks...

Daniel Murphy talked to reporters earlier this week about what makes Cubs’ Game 5 starter Kyle Hendricks a difficult opponent... The last time he faced off against the Chicago Cubs in the Postseason before this year, Daniel Murphy was swinging one of the hottest bats in baseball. In the New York Mets’ four-game sweep of the Cubs back in 2015, Murphy was named the NLCS MVP after he went 9 for 17 (.529/.556/1.294) with a double and four home runs. “I'd really like to enjoy the moment, whether it be positive or negative, in my eyes, and hopefully that can give not only myself but our...
Federal Baseball Oct 12, 2017
Washington Nationals’ lineup for NLDS Game 5 with the Chicago Cubs; Nats try to solve Kyle Hendricks...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for NLDS Game 5 with the Chicago Cubs; Nats try to solve Kyle Hendricks...

Cubs’ starter Kyle Hendricks held the Nationals scoreless over seven innings in Game 1 of the NLDS. He starts again tonight in Game 5... Chicago Cubs’ right-hander Kyle Hendricks held the Washington Nationals to two hits and three walks over seven scoreless in Game 1 of the NLDS, striking out six batters in what ended up a 3-0 win. “My mechanics have really been clicking, so my timing is there, where earlier in the year, my mechanics were off...” - Kyle Hendricks on Game 1 start vs Washington “He was tricking us tonight,” Nats’ skipper Dusty Baker said after the loss, “and...
Washington Times Oct 12, 2017

Gio Gonzalez named starter by Nationals for Game 5 of NLDS vs. Cubs

Left-hander Gio Gonzalez will start Game 5 for the Washington Nationals in their NL Division Series against the Chicago Cubs. The Nationals announced their pitching choice on Twitter a little less than six hours before the deciding game is scheduled to begin at Nationals Park on Thursday night. Gonzalez started ...
Federal Baseball Oct 12, 2017
NLDS 2017: Washington Nationals announce Game 5 starter - Gio Gonzalez vs the Chicago Cubs in D.C. tonight...

NLDS 2017: Washington Nationals announce Game 5 starter - Gio Gonzalez vs the Chicago Cubs in D.C. tonight...

Washington Nationals’ lefty Gio Gonzalez will start against the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the NLDS tonight in the nation’s capital. Gio Gonzalez is taking the mound tonight in the nation’s capital where the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs will decide their NLDS matchup. Dusty Baker wasn’t ready to name his Game 5 starter in the immediate aftermath of last night’s season-saving 5-0 win in Chicago. Cubs’ skipper Joe Maddon, on the other hand, had his plan pretty much set from what he told reporters after the defending World Series champs failed to end the NLDS in Wrigley...
The Cub Reporter Oct 12, 2017
Cubs @ Nationals: Hendricks vs ? (NLDS Game 5)

Cubs @ Nationals: Hendricks vs ? (NLDS Game 5)

CHC (2-2): RHP Kyle Hendricks (1-0, 0.00)  WAS (2-2): ?HP (?-?, ?) First pitch: 7:00pmCST (TBS) Lester picked off a baserunner, but other than that, Game Four was a steaming pile of shit. Now the Cubs are facing elimination and on the road—against a phantom pitcher.  Tags: 2017 Season Game Thread
Viva El Birdos Oct 12, 2017
Nationals beat Cubs with Michael A. Taylor grand slam - A Hunt and Peck

Nationals beat Cubs with Michael A. Taylor grand slam - A Hunt and Peck

It was glorious On Wednesday the Nationals faced an elimination game against the Cubs. The Nationals clung to a one to nothing lead in the top of the eighth inning. With a runner on, Jon Lester was removed in favor of Carl Edwards, Jr., who proceeded to walk the next to batters to load the bases. After throwing one pitch for a ball to Michael A. Taylor, Maddon removed Edwards from the game in a rare mid-at-bat pitching change. Wade Davis entered the game and on the second pitch he threw, this happened: MICHAEL. A. TAYLOR... CUE THE TITANIC MUSIC pic.twitter.com/k3Msn0ojW3— adam berner...
Federal Baseball Oct 12, 2017
Washington Nationals’ Michael A. Taylor and Trea Turner talk NLDS Game 5 vs Chicago Cubs

Washington Nationals’ Michael A. Taylor and Trea Turner talk NLDS Game 5 vs Chicago Cubs

Trea Turner, Michael A. Taylor, and Cubs’ skipper Joe Maddon talked about going into Game 5 tonight with the season on the line for both teams in Nationals Park. While the Washington Nationals, as a franchise, have failed to advance past the NLDS in any of their previous three Postseason appearances, they don’t all carry that history as their own as much as fans of the franchise might. I don't believe in that because it's a different team every year. You play different teams, different players, trades, free agents, whatever it may be. We didn't play the Cubs last year.” - Trea Turner...
District On Deck Oct 12, 2017

Washington Nationals: 3 keys to winning Game 5

One more win sends the Washington Nationals to the National League Championship Series. Here are the keys to a trip to Hollywood. The ultimate day of angst has arrived as the Washington Nationals host the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of their National League Divisional Series. Although we have no idea who faces Kyle Hendricks […] Washington Nationals: 3 keys to winning Game 5 - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 12, 2017
Cubs Heroes and Goats Playoff Edition: Game 4

Cubs Heroes and Goats Playoff Edition: Game 4

Nationals beat Cubs 5-0 to force a win or go home Game 5. All of the noise and complaints aside, my signature reminds us constantly that sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the other guy. Stephen Strasburg turned in an amazing performance yesterday, totally baffling Cubs hitters. And so, we tip our collective cap in his direction. I’ve steered clear of BCB, so I’ve not read everyone else’s take on the game or where things stand, but I’ll give you mine. For me, there were two defining at bats in the game. The first was Addison Russell’s home run fly out in second inning....
District On Deck Oct 12, 2017

Washington Nationals force Game 5 with statement victory

The Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 in a must-win Game 4; here are five takeaways from the statement victory. The Washington Nationals fell behind the Chicago Cubs 2-1, making Game 4 a must-win. The game was scheduled to be played on Tuesday with Illinois-native Tanner Roark on the mound; however, a rain-out allowed Stephen […] Washington Nationals force Game 5 with statement victory - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bless You Boys Oct 12, 2017
Detroit Tigers Links: Dusty Baker needs Max Scherzer in Game 5

Detroit Tigers Links: Dusty Baker needs Max Scherzer in Game 5

Meanwhile the Tigers’ rumors center around Alex Cora for manager. Drama loves Dusty Baker So, the Washington Nationals fought off elimination in game four, despite a whole pile of weird that prefaced Wednesday’s matchup against the Chicago Cubs. Ace starter Stephen Strasburg—Schrodinger’s Cat in this experiment—existed for 24 hours in a state of uncertainty. He was sick with the flu or wasn’t. He’d thrown a bullpen before Tuesday’s rainout of Game 3. Or he’d thrown it on Monday. He wanted to start, but maybe no he really didn’t. Tanner Roark was going to start, but so...
Federal Baseball Oct 12, 2017
Wire Taps: Stephen Strasburg rewrites legacy; Gio Gonzalez or Tanner Roark for Nationals tonight; Win or go home...

Wire Taps: Stephen Strasburg rewrites legacy; Gio Gonzalez or Tanner Roark for Nationals tonight; Win or go home...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of Game 5 with the Cubs in D.C. Alright, so here we are again. Today. And heading into the game, all that anyone will want to talk about is pitching — who starts, who relieves who, etc., etc. But I’m here to remind you that this series has continued to belong to the team able to score just enough. So, yet again: If the Nats don’t hit, they don’t win. Everything that could’ve sunk them on that front yesterday could very well sink them tonight. Hitting is what matters for this team tonight, end of story (although some...
Federal Baseball Oct 12, 2017
NLDS 2017: Stephen Strasburg tunes drama out, leads Washington Nationals to Game 5 with the Chicago Cubs...

NLDS 2017: Stephen Strasburg tunes drama out, leads Washington Nationals to Game 5 with the Chicago Cubs...

Did Stephen Strasburg have something to prove on the mound in Game 4 of the NLDS with the Cubs? “Not to you guys, no,” Strasburg told reporters. Dusty Baker told reporters before Wednesday’s game that Stephen Strasburg was not quite 100%, but was good to go in Game 4 with the Chicago Cubs, with Washington’s season on the line in Wrigley Field, down 2-1 in the best-of-five NLDS. Strasburg slept well, woke up feeling better, and called his pitching coach Mike Maddux to tell him he wanted the ball. “He just said, ‘I'm feeling a whole lot better,’ and, ‘I want the ball.’ That...
Washington Times Oct 12, 2017

Stephen Strasburg, Joe Maddon, Bryce Harper comment on Game 4

CHICAGO -- Let's round up the thoughts about some of the biggest moments and decisions around Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs: Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg on if he had anything to prove by starting Game 4: "Not to you guys, ...

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