i don't think i have ever seen an umpire screw a team like this..
lucky this game means nothing
This game means a lot, just not for the playoffs. It's a perception race at this point and the Mets and Nats are going to fight tooth and nail for 3rd place. It would mean a lot for the Nats to continue to be able to take to FA's that "Hey, we're almost there. We're already better than the Mets and Marlins, come help us beat the Braves and Phils!" It would be a blow to the psyche of the Mets and their fans to finish behind the Nats.