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Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals for The Washington Times.

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Live from Sun Life: the third-to-last Nationals lineup

The Nationals have the honor of being the last opposing team ever to play baseball inside Sun Life Stadium as they close out their season with three against the Florida Marlins. Safe to say no one will miss playing on the field here considering the fact that it looks like a war zone and the "U" from the University of Miami in shallow center field is the first thing your eye is drawn to.

The maturation and evolution of Ross Detwiler

In order to fully understand what Ross Detwiler did on the mound at Nationals Park on Sunday afternoon in the Nationals 3-0 victory over the Braves, it’s important, first, to go back to late May. Back to when Detwiler was floundering in Triple-A and was coming off a putrid 3 ⅔-inning, six earned run performance against the Twins’ affiliate.

Home finale lineups

The Nationals and the Braves will close down Nationals Park this afternoon with the final home game of the 2011 season. The Nationals will then head to Florida for the final three baseball games at Sun Life Stadium.

Stephen Strasburg expected to start season finale, plus lineups

On Wednesday, Nationals manager Davey Johnson said if he had his way, Stephen Strasburg would start Friday and then again on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the season finale. Sounds like that's become more of a sure thing as Johnson said he also ran the decision by general manager Mike Rizzo and he raised no protest.