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After latest playoff flop, Nats must decide Baker's future

WASHINGTON (AP) This is nothing new for the Washington Nationals: enjoy the euphoria of an NL East title, then the disappointment of a Division Series exit - usually with a narrow Game 5 loss, usually at home.

So once again, this time by virtue of a wild 9-8 defeat in the deciding game against the visiting Chicago Cubs, the Nationals head into the offseason knowing they've still never won a playoff series. As always, there are important questions to ask and answer, the biggest being whether manager Dusty Baker will be back.

"That decision is made from up top," 2015 NL MVP Bryce Harper said when asked about Baker in the wee hours of Friday. "I don't want to comment on that, really."

AVG: D. Murphy.322
HR: R. Zimmerman36
RBI: R. Zimmerman108
SB: T. Turner46
W: M. Scherzer16
ERA: M. Scherzer2.51
Saves: B. Kintzler28
K: M. Scherzer268
NL East
X-Washington 9765.599-
Miami 7785.47520
Atlanta 7290.44425
NY Mets 7092.43227
Philadelphia 6696.40731
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .266 (4)
Runs: 819 (5)
Hits: 1477 (4)
Home Runs: 215 (14)
Stolen Bases: 108 (5)
OBP: .332 (9)
SLG: .449 (3)
Total Bases: 2495 (3)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.88 (6)
Runs Allowed: 672 (6)
Saves: 46 (5)
Strikeouts: 1457 (7)
OpBA: .239 (5)
OBP: .308 (5)
SLG: .396 (4)
Run Support: 5.10 (7)
Date Player Transactions
10/2 B. Goodwin Removed From 10-Day DL (Left groin strain)
10/2 T. Gott Called Up from Minors
10/2 J. Marmolejos Called Up from Minors
10/2 C. Robinson Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
10/2 A. Voth Called Up from Minors
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Date Player Status
9/30 S. Kelley Bone chips, right elbow (on 60-day DL)
9/13 D. Murphy Stiff neck (day-to-day)
9/4 E. Fedde Right forearm flexor strain (on 60-day DL)
8/26 A. Sanchez Chest (day-to-day)
8/26 R. Zimmerman Shoulder (day-to-day)
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