The Nationals stormed back from six runs down the second half of Wednesday night's doubleheader, but Matt Kemp's homer off Tyler Clippard prevented them from securing a postseason berth.
The Nats put together an eighth inning rally to tie the game at six against the Dodgers, but ultimately fell short in game two of a doubleheader.
The Nationals' 2012 season will extend to at least a 163rd game. And if you don't think that's significant, you don't fully appreciate the mostly sad history of Washington baseball.
Ryan Zimmerman received another cortisone shot in his ailing right shoulder today, and it's likely the Nationals third baseman will need offseason surgery to repair the injury.