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Wire Taps: How the Dodgers can beat the Nationals; Max Scherzer ready for 'biggest start of his life'; No Metro, no problem

Catch up on the last 24 hours of Nationals news before the start of Game 5 with the Dodgers tonight in the nation's capital.

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Alright. On the less-bright side, win-or-go-home games are really, really scary. On the brighter side, there's pretty much zero chance that this Game 5 goes worse than the last Game 5 did.

Here's the news from Nationals Park.

The three people that will decide Game 5
It all comes down to Max Scherzer, Dave Roberts and Bryce Harper, according to Jonah Keri of CBS Sports.

Here comes the narrative: Nats' season and reputation all hinges on Game 5
Are the Nats a team that just comes up short, plagued by small mistakes and decisions that don't turn out the way they'd like them to? Or will they finally advance past the NLDS?

Here's how the Dodgers can beat the Nats tonight
If Rich Hill and Julio Urias can pull together five or six quality innings, and if the Dodgers come through with the bases loaded, L.A. has a lot to push them through to the next round.

Scott Boras discusses Stephen Strasburg's injury, Bryce Harper's season
The high-power agent got to talk with the press about two of his brightest young stars.

Here's Max Scherzer's record in every elimination game
Scherzer is just okay in "Lose and go home" games, but is better in "win and move on" games.

Scherzer ready for the "biggest start of his life"
The Nationals acquired Scherzer for this exact reason -- to start this type of game, with the season on the line.

No Metro for Game 5? No problem -- catch a ride with a fellow fan.
The Metro will likely have shut down by the time Game 5 is over -- but don't let that hamper your travel plans to the ballpark. Instead, use #NatsRide to rideshare with some fellow fans to get to the ballpark.

Today's Game: Dodgers vs Nationals - 8:08 PM (FS1, ESPN Radio, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill (12-5, 2.12 ERA) vs Max Scherzer (20-7, 2.96 ERA)