Coming Wednesday

Special Nationals season wrapup with top 10 moments and team and player statistics.

By the numbers

2,731,993; 655,156

The Nationals' attendance at RFK Stadium this year, followed by the Washington Senators' attendance at RFK Stadium in their final season, 1971


"The first half was very exciting, very magical. You just sit there. You're not riding the horse. You're just sitting there and guiding the horse. It's just going along and doing all the right things.

"The second half, no matter what you do, if you pull the reins to go left, he went right. If you pull the reins to stop him, he kept going. Nothing went right the second half of the season, really. That's just the way baseball is, I guess."

-- Manager Frank Robinson

Yesterday's game

Right-hander Hector Carrasco, making his fifth start of the season for the Nationals, finally had a poor outing, giving up four runs in five innings to the Philadelphia Phillies in Washington's 9-3 loss. Rookie outfielder Ryan Church provided the Nationals' offense with his second homer in as many days, a three-run shot. Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins extended his hitting streak to 36 games, the ninth-longest in history.