It was a momentous night for the Nationals and D.C., as outlined by SB Nation's Federal Baseball:
For the first time in 79 years and on the 88th anniversary of the deciding game of the one and only World Series win in D.C. baseball history, postseason baseball returned to the nation's capital today. Game Three of the NLDS started just after 1:07 pm EDT with a Nationals Park record 45,017 fans in attendance.
Such an occasion had to have made the 8-0 defeat quite deflating for the Nationals and its fans. But as quoted on Federal Baseball, Davey Johnson and the Nats aren't planning on giving up:
"We're not out of this by a long shot," the Nats' 69-year-old skipper told reporters in the post game press conference after today's loss. "Shoot, I've had my back to worse walls than this, but I like my ballclub and I think we'll come out and play a good game tomorrow."