WASHINGTON – Even the casual baseball fans, thanks to the national television broadcast on Wednesday, is fully aware that former Nationals Max Scherzer and Trea Turner are with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
But here is a look at some other former Washington players and coaches, and those from the DMV region, with teams still alive in the postseason:
The former Washington manager picked up another playoff win Thursday as Houston beat the White Sox in Game 1.
The Red Sox slugger was traded by – honest – the Nationals in late July to Boston.
The former Washington minor leaguer, who got the save Sunday at Nationals Park, is a pitcher for Boston.
The former right-hander for the Nationals, part of the deal for Adam Eaton, is a key starter for the White Sox.
A former right-hander for Washington, Lopez was also part of the deal that acquired Eaton. Former Washington outfielder Brian Goodwin is on the taxi squad for the White Sox.
Steven Souza, Jr.
The former Washington outfielder, who made the catch to save the Jordan Zimmermann no-hitter, was on the roster for the Dodgers for the wild card game.
The one-time Washington reliever was with the Dodgers in the win over the Cardinals.
• As for the region, former University of Virginia standout Chris Taylor hit the game-winning homer for the Dodgers on Wednesday to beat the Cardinals.
San Francisco outfielder Lamont Wade, Jr. grew up in the Baltimore area and played at the University of Maryland.
Mike Yastrzemski, another outfielder for the Giants, played in Maryland for Aberdeen, the Delmarva Shorebirds, Frederick Keys, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox while in the farm system of the Orioles.
San Francisco pitcher Kevin Gausman also played in the minors and majors with Baltimore.
Tommy La Stella, an infielder the Giants, played in the Valley Baseball League while in college for Haymarket in Northern Virginia.
Gavin Sheets went 0-for-4 on Thursday as the White Sox lost to Houston. He grew up in the Baltimore area and is the son of Larry Sheets, a native of Virginia who was the MVP of the Orioles in 1987.
Tampa Bay slugger Brandon Lowe was born in Suffolk, Virginia and played at the University of Maryland.
Former ODU pitcher Ryan Yarbrough, who played in the Valley Baseball League of Virginia in Luray, didn’t make the postseason roster of Tampa Bay for the first round but he will be allowed in the dugout during the series with Boston.