What makes the Nationals getting swept by the Mets this week so devastating was not only the fact it all but pulled the plug on their postseason hopes.


In order to avoid a sweep against the first-place New York Mets on Wednesday, the Nationals will have to do so with three regular starters out of their lineup.


After the Nationals' bullpen collapsed in jawdropping fashion, after the Mets had not only tied the game after trailing by six, but then took the lead on a go-ahead homer, the Nats found themselve


In a season full of letdown losses, blown opportunities and bullpen implosions, and for a franchise that has experienced far more heartbreak than any team should through their first 11 years of ex