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Dusty Baker Panicked

last weekSports : Deadspin

Dusty Baker had a choice to make heading into the seventh inning of last night’s NLDS finale, and both options would have been defensible. Nobody would have blamed him for keeping Max Scherzer, who had thrown 99 pitches and worked himself...Show More Summary

For Dusty Baker, prayers go unanswered as Nationals fall short again

COLUMN | In an epic Game 5 of this NLDS, manager’s persistent spirit met a force it couldn’t defeat: history.

Dusty Baker thought he saw the last of Clayton Kershaw after Game 4. He was wrong.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to the National League Championship Series. Clayton Kershaw sent them there when he recorded the first save of his MLB career. It was a surprise appearance, just two days after Kershaw threw 110 pitches...Show More Summary

Game 5 best and worst: Dusty Baker wants fans to think happy thoughts

The Nationals aim to exorcise their postseason demons in a decisive NLDS Game 5 against the Dodgers.

Five things to consider ahead of the Nationals' decisive Game 5

Can Max Scherzer stifle the Dodgers left-handers? Can Trea Turner hit Rich Hill's curveball? Can Dusty Baker break his streak?

Nationals, Dodgers don’t reveal their starting pitchers for Game 4 of NLDS

After Monday’s win, Dusty Baker indicates that Washington will go with either Reynaldo Lopez or Joe Ross.

Dusty Baker reminisces on good times at Dodger Stadium

Dodgers vs. Nationals live updates: Kenta Maeda vs. Gio Gonzalez in Game 3 Oct. 10, 2016, 1:23 p.m. The Dodgers try to rebound from a Game 2 loss when they take on the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of their best-of-five NLDS. Follow all the action here as our crew of reporters give you all the...

Dusty Baker on Tanner Roark's wait: 'I'm not worried about Tanner'

The Nationals and Dodgers will use the same lineups they planned to use Saturday, which means Jose Lobaton gets the start for the Nats.

Nationals stick with Danny Espinosa, for a simple reason

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The modern manager speaks in bland corporate tones, but Dusty Baker will have none of that. To the question of why he continues to play slumping shortstop Danny Espinosa, Baker had a blunt reply. “Who else do I got?” Baker said. Espinosa started 152 games at shortstop for the Washington Nationals...

Dusty Baker explains decision to stick with Danny Espinosa

Espinosa will continue to play shortstop, as he has throughout his up-and-down defensive season.

Nationals' Dusty Baker lobbies umps to call 'Balk!' on Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

How to beat Clayton Kershaw? How about working the umpires? Washington Nationals Manager Dusty Baker played that angle publicly before Friday’s opener of the National League division series, urging the umpires to watch closely when Kershaw employs his pickoff move. “I'm hoping we get some base...

No surprise: Nationals will start Tanner Roark in Game 2 vs. Dodgers, Gio Gonzalez in Game 3

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In the end, Dusty Baker owned up to his gamesmanship. The Washington Nationals announced Friday that Tanner Roark would start Game 2 of the National League division series, followed by Gio Gonzalez in Game 3. Baker had insisted Thursday that the Nationals had remained undecided, a week after knowing...

Dusty Baker, Dave Roberts first African American managers to match up in postseason

The managers for the Nationals and Dodgers shared their thoughts on a first in MLB postseason history.

Dusty Baker believes he and Nationals were meant for each other

He’s had some excruciatingly close calls in the postseason, but Washington’s third manager in five years credits baseball’s ‘forces’ for bringing him to Washington.

Nats 2B Murphy Expected to Play; No Game 2 Starter Named

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Dusty Baker expects injured second baseman Daniel Murphy to play for the Nationals in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but Washington's manager still won't announce his Game 2 starter.

Nationals' Game 2 starter still up in the air, Baker says

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

On the eve of the National League Division Series, Dusty Baker insisted that the Washington Nationals have not decided who will start Game 2. “We’re not trying to hide anything from you,” the Nationals manager said. Max Scherzer starts Game 1. And Game 2? “It would be easy if we had [injured Stephen]...

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