The Nationals faced the Cubs Friday night in game one of the National League Division Series playoffs. Earlier in the week the team sponsored a haunted fan rally at the ballpark to scare up support for a winning series.
Home-field advantage appears to be a boon for the Nats; but in the divisional round, it does not help as much as one might expect.
At 5-6, Washington leads the NFC East. A Monday Night showdown against arch-rival Dallas looming large on the horizon.