The Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 yesterday in game 4 of The National League Championship Series(NLCS) taking them to the World Series for the first time in the league’s history.
After a slow start with a record of 19 wins and 31 losses, no one would have believed that the Nationals would have turned themselves around to make the World Series. Not only did they turn themselves around and finish 2nd in the National League with 95 wins and only 67 losses, but they also made the World Series.
The Nationals are only the fourth team ever to reach the World Series after being 12 games under .500. The other teams that made the World Series after being 12 games under .500 were The 1914 Boston Braves, The 1973 NY Mets and The 2005 Houston Astros.
It’s also the first time in 86 years that a team from Washington, D.C. is going to the World Series and the first time in 86 years that a World Series is being played in Washington, D.C.
The Nationals are going to play again on 10/22 and will be up against either the New York Yankees or the Houston Astros in the World Series.