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Nathan Fenno

Articles by Nathan Fenno

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez throws during the first inning of Game 1 of the National League division baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A wild day turned out OK for Gio Gonzalez

When a pitcher's control deserts him, the 18-foot diameter of the mound transforms into a lonely island. Gio Gonzalez understands the feeling. Published October 7, 2012

Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth reacts after striking out during the first inning of Game 1 of the National League division baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Nationals' Jayson Werth compensated for bat with glove

Jayson Werth knows better than any Washington Nationals player that your chances in the postseason are finite. A lot of times, there isn't a tomorrow if you don't come through today. Published October 7, 2012

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday runs to a ball hit by Atlanta Braves' Andrelton Simmons during the eighth inning of the National League wild card playoff baseball game on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Atlanta. The game was stopped after officials decided Simmons was out on the infield fly rule. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Cardinals outlast Braves, will face Nationals in NL division series

Strange things transpire on baseball fields on October. Even by the standards of the month that creates baseball's legends and goats, what occurred Friday night under a shower of bottles and profanity and garbage at Turner Field was unusual. Published October 5, 2012

St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (4) is congratulated by Matt Carpenter (13) on a solo home run against the Houston Astros in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Nationals in wait-and-see mode on NL Division Series opponent

After 162 games that earned baseball's best record, the Washington Nationals have to wait. Their National League Division Series opponent hinges on the outcome of Friday's wild card game between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. Published October 4, 2012

Braves ace Kris Medlen a quirk in progress

A slow clap greeted Fredi Gonzalez after the Atlanta Braves manager finished his news conference Thursday afternoon. The manager's confused eyes darted to the source: a man, 5-foot-10 in spikes, leaning in the white cinder-block hallway wearing a flat-brimmed Braves cap pulled to his eyebrows. Published October 4, 2012

Teddy Roosevelt, one of the Washington Nationals' racing presidents, celebrates after crossing the finish line winning the Presidents Race for the first time in the event's seven-year history at Nationals Park during a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. (Associated Press)

Teddy finally wins Nationals Presidents Race, ending 538-race drought

The seven-year streak of lost races by Teddy Roosevelt, the bobble-headed racing president known for his permanent smile and ability to lose in creative fashion, ended Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park in the final game of the regular season. The streak was 538 games old. Published October 3, 2012

RG3 absorbed fewer hits against Buccaneers

On an otherwise innocuous third down, Robert Griffin III slipped the football into running back Evan Royster's arms and backed away. The rookie quarterback thrust his arms in the air as he stood alone on the chewed-up turf at Raymond James Stadium in an exaggerated gesture to remind any defenders in the neighborhood he didn't have the football. Published September 30, 2012