A trip down memory lane
The Nationals are no stranger to the postseason as they’ve now been there five of the past eight seasons.
But success in the postseason is certainly something new was the Washington franchise.
Coming into the 2019 postseason, as you all know, the Nationals had lost four consecutive division series.
A lot of them came with a lot of heartbreak as they lost three of those series in a fifth and deciding game.
But enough about that scary past, because this team is putting all of that behind them with this postseason run.
After they won the NL Wild Card game a lot of people made the comment that they still hadn’t put their postseason demons behind them because it wasn’t a series win.
And after going down two-games-to-one in the NLDS to the Dodgers, who had gone to back-to-back World Series and were the NL favorite to do so again, many thought those postseason demons had crept back up.
But this year it’s different, and this team is different.
They silenced all of the doubters and put that ugly postseason history in the past by taking down the Dodgers in games four and five, including a dramatic extra-innings win in Game 5.
At that point, it seemed like this team got that monkey off their back and the sky is now the limit.