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Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals for The Washington Times.

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Nationals playoffs tickets go on sale Friday

The Washington Nationals could clinch a playoff spot as early as Wednesday evening and the team announced Tuesday that single-game tickets for both a potential wild card game as well as the division series will go on sale on Friday morning, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m.

Davey Johnson ejected for the first time this season

Davey Johnson was ejected for the first time this season Saturday afternoon. His arm-waving tirade at Marvin Hudson earned him the honors after Hudson called Braves outfielder Martin Prado safe at first base, ruling Adam LaRoche's foot had come off the bag.

The Nationals could clinch a playoff spot this weekend, but have focus on divisional crown

Before the Washington Nationals leave the confines of the visitors' clubhouse at Turner Field for the final time this weekend, they may well have something to celebrate. The first playoff berth for a team that's spent every year before this one wondering what a winning season would look like is near. It could happen as early as Sunday, after the Nationals play the Braves on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. Don't expect the moment to come with much fanfare.

Michael Morse likely to miss series in Atlanta with sore left wrist

Michael Morse did not take batting practice on Friday evening, opting instead to continue to rest his left wrist that was recently found to have a bone bruise and a torn sheath. It's unlikely he'll make an appearance in the Nationals' series here this weekend as the Nationals aim for a return Tuesday.

Nationals-Braves lineups: Michael Morse still out as final series with Braves begins

As early as just a week ago, this series looked like it was going to be one of the most pivotal the Washington Nationals have played this season. It looked like the division would be decided here at Turner Field this weekend. But the Nationals and Braves have been on divergent paths the last few days. While the Nationals were in New York sweeping the Mets, the Braves were in Milwaukee getting swept by the Brewers. A 5 1/2-game lead turned into an 8 1/2-game one and the stakes suddenly lowered a good deal.