• Perspective

Nationals manager doesn’t have a contract for next season, and after playoff disappointment, it seems less inevitable.

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  • Perspective

Nationals manager doesn’t have a contract for next season, and after playoff disappointment, it seems less inevitable.

Advanced defensive statistics suggest Matt Wieters was one of the poorest defensive catchers in baseball.

The Post will take a deeper dive into answering each over the coming week.

  • Perspective

Loss to the Cubs proved, again, that it’s the intangibles — things like “baseball IQ” and “will to win” — that the Nationals do not quite have enough of.

Here are the key moments, large and small, that might have turned the game and extended the season for the Washington Nationals.

Washington Post sports columnist Barry Svrluga discusses the familiar pain Nationals fans are feeling after the latest season-ending playoff loss.

These are hard to believe.

Washington manager doesn't have a contract for next season. Will he get one now?

Werth shepherded the Nationals through their emergence as an annual contender. Someone else must help them take the next step.

In yet another sickening silence, Nationals fans pick through their shredded hopes.

  • Analysis

In a crucial moment, technology drastically shifted the game. Is that what we want out of baseball?

Washington Nationals fans sound off after their team suffered a season-ending loss to the Chicago Cubs on Oct. 13.

The call severely worsened the damage at one of many pivotal moments of the Nationals’ Game 5 loss to the Cubs.

Max Scherzer took the mound in the fifth with a one-run lead, but after an excruciating turn of events, the Nats were staring at a three-run deficit.

  • Perspective

It was another NLDS Game 5 loss, but something about it felt different, defiant in its dignity.

This feels ... familiar.

After Max Scherzer dug his team a massive hole, the Nationals again lost in the round that's tripped them up in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

In a long, wild and strange game, Nationals ace Max Scherzer came in with a lead and gave it away.

Dusty Baker is sticking with the most veteran member of this Nationals roster, a franchise staple.

Gonzalez started Game 5 of the NLDS in 2012 and the Nationals lost, despite jumping out to a 6-0 lead.

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