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Part 1: Nuts about the Nats

WTOP's Senior News Director Mike McMearty writes about his love-hate relationship with baseball, recently renewed by the Nationals and their first half of the season.

Sunday - 07/08/2012, 06:25pm EDT
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Part 2: Nats enter the break tops in the NL

When spring training started in February, Nationals Manager Davey Johnson made it known he felt he had a team that could contend for the National League East.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 04:06am EDT
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Part 3: Midterms: Grading the Nationals pitching staff

The Nationals are doing well, and the team's pitching has a lot to do with that success. Just how well? WTOP gives each a grade for his performance in the first half of the season.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 04:16am EDT
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Part 4: Dave on Davey: From O's to Nats, a long journey

The picture is faded, but the memory for WTOP's Dave Johnson is clear. On his eighth birthday, he met Orioles' second baseman Dave Johnson. Today, Johnson is leading the Nationals.

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 11:37am EDT

Part 5. Midterms: Grading the Nats offense

The pitching for the Nationals has been superior throughout the first half of the season, but the team's offense didn't start out with the same fire.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 04:57am EDT
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Part 6: The Nats are halfway there

Most people figured the Nationals would be serious contenders -- but not until 2013.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 09:27am EDT
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