Game in a nutshell: Wait, did someone hit the pause button at the end of last night's game and just pick things up right there tonight?
For five months, the Nationals have known they could lose a game because of their inability to stop opponents from stealing bases off them.
Chants of "Let's go Gio!" as the ninth inning began. A Gatorade shower and shaving cream pie to the face that came moments later.
When he struck out 10 Braves over six brilliant innings last week, everyone wondered if the Nationals really would shut down Stephen Strasburg in the middle of a pennant race.
There really are no such thing as "must-win" games in baseball, at least not until a team is one loss from elimination.