Washington Nationals defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 14-6

It's not difficult to decipher.

The Milwaukee Brewers won't see the playoffs with the current state of the pitching staff, and not even Major League Baseball's version of the "easy button" could provide a cure.

The Washington Nationals, the team with the worst record in the game, should have provided a little breathing room for the sliding Brewers, losers of six of 10 coming into the four-game series and without a series victory since July 1.

However, a slump-bust...