From April through September, there was no better team in baseball than the Nationals when it came to starting pitching.
ST. LOUIS -- Twenty-one of the 25 players on their roster had never experienced this before. Neither had approximately 99 percent of their fan base back home in Washington.
ST. LOUIS -- They wanted to get this thing over with.
ST. LOUIS -- It was only one outing, lasting all of three batters.