By Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON — The Nationals and Dodgers are heading for a winner-take-all Game 5 Thursday, and fans attending the game at Nationals Park probably shouldn’t depend on Metro.

In fact, they definitely shouldn’t, if they plan on watching the entire game. With first pitch scheduled for 8:08 p.m., Metro will more than probably have closed its doors for the night before last pitch.

The last Branch Ave.- bound train leaves Navy Yard (Nats Park) at 12:17 a.m.; the last Greenbelt-bound train leaves at 11:39 p.m., and Metro refuses to stay open later.

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Thus far in the postseason, the Nationals have been able to avoid any sort of national embarrassment involving hordes of fans fleeing the park early, as was seen in 2014, but their first two home games in this series had afternoon start times. The opportunity to flirt with disaster never came into play.

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Thursday’s prime time start will put fans to the test.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s answer for how they should get home after the game?

Nats fans are creative.

No, seriously.

So anyways, good luck out there.

Follow @ChrisLingebach and @1067TheFan on Twitter.


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