"Back flips. Cartwheels. Excitement."- G. Gonzalez

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Gio Gonzalez walked seven batters in five innings last October, in Game 1 of the NLDS with St. Louis in the Cardinals' home, but he gave up just one hit and two earned runs in that outing. Gonzalez returns to the mound in Busch Stadium tonight...

Nats' Tuesday Night Lineup vs Cardinals in STL...

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Davey Johnson's still running his A lineup out there after the Nationals were mathematically eliminated last night. Can the Nats break the St. Louis Cardinals' five-game win streak which goes back to last October's NLDS and this past April in D.C.

Davey On 2013 Nationals: "We Dug Our Own Hole."

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The Nationals were mathematically eliminated from postseason contention last night. Davey Johnson's "World Series or Bust!" final season didn't go as planned and the big hole the Nats dug themselves early proved too deep to climb out of in the end.

Game 157: Roark loss = season over. Nats 3, SCA 4

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I know the Nats weren't going to win out, but at least Roark could have ended the season undefeated. That would have been cool.

Cardinals 4-3 Over Roark And Nats On Beltran HR...

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Tanner Roark hadn't given up a home run in 46+ innings of work at the major league level this year before Cardinals' right fielder Carlos Beltran's two-run blast in the fifth and it ended up driving in the winning run in the Nationals 4-3 loss.

Cards vs. Nats Game Thread

The Cardinals seek to lower their magic National League Central championship number to four at Busch against the Nats, who are playing for their postseason lives.

Can Cards Win Fifth Straight Against Nats Tonight?

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Davey Johnson and the Washington Nationals are in St. Louis tonight where they're seeking revenge against the St. Louis Cardinals who ended their 2012 season and swept their only series so far this year. Can Tanner Roark and the Nats beat the Cards?

Nats' Monday Lineup; Davey Johnson On Cards

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The Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals have some history. They start a three-game set tonight in Busch Stadium in St. Louis and Nats' skipper Davey Johnson said he's looking forward to facing the Cards and hopefully getting some revenge...

"Don't Lose The Faith." - Davey Johnson

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Nationals' manager Davey Johnson managed what will likely be his last game in the nation's capital on Sunday afternoon, then held his final press conference in Nationals Park. An emotional day ended up with the 70-year-old skipper defiant as usual...

Game 156 WPA: Better bookend. Nats 5, Fish 4

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Stras was not as dominant as we've seen, but Sori was strong and the kids put together a late rally to win.

Nats 5-4 Over Fish: Nationals 47-34 In DC in 2013

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Nationals' right-hander Stephen Strasburg wasn't exactly sharp, but he threw 107 pitches in six innings on the mound and the Nats eventually won the final regular season game on the schedule in Nats Park on a walk-off grounder by Wilson Ramos.

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