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Nationals Make a Move and Get Going – The Post
D. Cruz Acquired; Relievers Deliver : Nationals 3, Braves 2
Last night the Nats got an important win in the most important series to date. They did this behind strong relief pitching (no runs allowed) after starter John Paterson left with stomach cramps.
P Jason Bergmann got the win in relief and even scored a run.
More from The Wash. Times: Bullpen keeps Nats alive
Boxscore – ESPN.com
Cruz adds options to infield – The Wash. Times
Help is on the way! The Nats acquired SS Devi Cruz from San Francisco, which is good news for everyone but Cristian Guzman.
More from The Post: Nats Get Cruz in Deal With Giants
Ages of Defiance – The Post
Written Off as Old at 30, Robinson Was Traded and Won a Triple Crown. Today at 70, He’s Managing Just Fine.
Today is Frank Robinson’s 70th birthday and William Gildea writes a long feature about the septuagenarian.
More from JOHN EISENBERG of The Sun: F. Robinson, 70, still has what O’s lack — fire
DICK HELLER – MLB throws Nationals a curve – The Wash. Times
Baseball seems content to ignore historical precedent of opening days in the nation’s capital. The tentative schedule has the Nats opening up in New York next year. Clark Griffith II is quoted, but who cares what he thinks? His father was cheap, racist scum who moved the original franchise to Minnesota.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER – It Ain’t Heavy, It’s My Team – Time
That is, until the swoon of August makes me wonder why I cared so much
Earlier in the year, Krauthammer wrote a column in The Post about falling in love with the Nationals. He follows it up in Time with this one lamenting their recent fate.
MLB is thinking locally for Nats – The Wash. Times
Major League Baseball likely will narrow the field of bidders for the Washington Nationals by establishing a price only a few groups can meet, then choosing a winner from among them using two criteria: local ownership and minority representation.
If you go by what they are saying in this article, it is down to the Malek and Collins groups. USA Today Sprots Weekly has been noting that Jeffrey Smulyan is the frontrunner.