Washington Nationals Ultimate Simulation: The Quarterfinals
2012 Washington Nationals vs. 2006 Washington Nationals
Let’s get the boring series out of the way first. To no one’s surprise, the 2012 Nats simply demolished the 2006 Nats, sweeping them into the garbage with an average margin of victory of 6.5 runs.
The 2006 Nats scored a total of three runs in four games. The only player worth mentioning is Austin Kearns (’06). He led his team in the series with four hits for a .250 BA with one home run.
Outside of Kearns, the 2006 Nats didn’t stand a chance against the opposition’s pitching.
Edwin Jackson (’12) threw a complete game shutout with 11 K’s, Jordan Zimmermann (’12) threw eight shutout innings, and Gio Gonzalez (’12) threw seven innings of one-run ball with 12 K’s.
Of the 2012 Nats hitters, a few stood out. Danny Espinosa slugged .714, and Ian Desmond slugged .647, each with a home run. Desmond also tied Michael Morse for the team lead in RBI with five.
The MVP award for this series goes to Jackson for his marvelous performance in game four, abruptly shutting the door on any comeback hopes the 2006 squad may have dreamed of.
The 2012 Nationals roll into the semi-finals to take on the winner of the 2016 Nats and 2005 Nats.