LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Aaron Barrett, the Nationals’ rookie reliever who surrendered the game-winning run in Tuesday’s heartbreaking Game 4 playoff loss, says Washington “will come back stronger than ever.”

Barrett threw the wild pitch with the bases loaded that allowed the Giants’ Joe Panik to put San Francisco ahead 3-2 in the 7th inning. Barrett then sailed a toss way over the head of catcher Wilson Ramos while attempting to intentionally walk Pablo Sandoval. Ramos quickly retrieved the ball near the backstop and fired to Barrett covering the plate, where he tagged out a sliding Buster Posey.

The call was upheld after a replay review of 1 minute, 57 seconds, denying San Francisco an insurance run — but the damage had already been done.

Six outs later and the Nats were eliminated from the MLB playoffs in the NL Division Series for the second time in three seasons.

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Barrett, 26, took to Twitter on Wednesday to thanks the Nats fans and ensure them that the team will be back.

I want to thank all the fans for the love and support throughout the year! It didn’t end the way we wanted. Last night didn’t go the way I wanted, but I know that God has a plan and I trust that plan. It hurts now, but we will come back stronger than ever. Thank you to the organization, the fans, my coaches, and teammates, for believing in me. Thank you to my wife who was by my side every step of the way. You have made this season one I will never forget! Thank you! Phillipians 4:13

Barrett was 3-0 with a 2.66 ERA in 40 2/3 innings pitched coming out of the bullpen this season. He also had six wild pitches, second most on the team behind Stephen Strasburg.

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