Ryan Zimmerman

For 3rd time in 5 years, Nats must move on from NLDS exit

Jayson Werth knew this season's NL Division Series defeat following a division title felt different from the same scenarios that played out for the Washington Nationals a couple of other times recently.

How so?

"I don't know," the team's left fielder said, then repeated that phrase in a silent, somber clubhouse in the early hours of Friday after a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5. "Words are not really coming to me to describe it. It's pretty heavy. It's going to take some time to digest."

For the third time in five years, Werth and Washington won the NL East. And for the third time in five years, they failed to win a postseason...