For the second time in three years, the Washington Nationals won the most games in the NL — and then quickly exited from the playoffs.
There was nothing redeeming about playing in the longest game in postseason history, no moral to take or lesson to learn.
Metro announced Monday it is partnering with American University to provide late-night Metrorail service from Navy Yard-Ballpark Station for fans attending post-season Nats games.
Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals are playing well at the right time.
Ryan Zimmerman made up for lost time and immediately tested the injury that resulted in a lengthy absence.
Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night.
There is still competition for the fifth spot in the Nationals starting rotation, but the person many thought was the odds-on favorite to win the job, Ross Detwiler, will not be one of the contenders.
Jordan Zimmermann pitched a two-hitter and picked up his NL-leading 19th win Friday night, leading the barely-still-alive Washington Nationals to an 8-0 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Strasburg (3-5) allowed five hits in eight innings, walked none and struck out a season-high nine, giving up a run in the eighth on his first big league balk.
Nats pitcher Brad Lidge previews season and wowed by Bryce Harper.