Nationals vs. Dodgers discussion thread: Game 149

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The Nationals had their first shot, in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, to claim a Washington-based team’s first postseason berth since 1933 and stumbled despite a dramatic comeback. So they return again to Nationals Park, in the closing game of the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, to try again. Ross Detwiler (9-6, 3.16 ERA) hasn’t won a decision since Sept. 3; he pitched a strong six innings, allowing only one run, against the Atlanta Braves on Friday. In a matchup of left-handers, Detwiler will be opposed by Chris Capuano (11-10, 3.60 ERA). The Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs, 5-3, to become the first team to notch a postseason berth and sit a slim half game behind the Nationals for the best record in the National League. As always, talk about the game here.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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