This was supposed to be the year the Washington Nationals won the NL East and went on to meet the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2013 World Series.
And that, my friends, is why we play the season.
The Nationals were mathematically eliminated from winning the division title in their 4-2 loss to the Marlins yesterday and their postseason hopes are hanging on by a thread.
Nine to Know
The Nationals 2005-13
The first nine years of the Nationals
|1||2013||84||72||.538||2nd of 5||Davey Johnson (84-72)|
|2||2012||98||64||.605||1st of 5||Lost LDS (3-2)||Davey Johnson (98-64)|
|3||2011||80||81||.497||3rd of 5||Jim Riggleman (38-37), John McLaren (2-1)
and Davey Johnson (40-43)
|4||2010||69||93||.426||5th of 5||Jim Riggleman (69-93)|
|5||2009||59||103||.364||5th of 5||Manny Acta (26-61) and Jim Riggleman (33-42)|
|6||2008||59||102||.366||5th of 5||Manny Acta (59-102)|
|7||2007||73||89||.451||4th of 5||Manny Acta (73-89)|
|8||2006||71||91||.438||5th of 5||Frank Robinson (71-91)|
|9||2005||81||81||.500||5th of 5||Frank Robinson (81-81)|