Washington Nationals defeat New York Mets, 6-4

It is the closer's credo that you must find closure as soon as possible after giving up a game-winning hit.

So there was Francisco Rodriguez Wednesday afternoon in front of his locker, taking the blame for the Mets' 6-4 loss to the Nationals, offering praise for Roger Bernadina's surprising dream day and then beginning his mind purge.

"That one's on me," Rodriguez said after giving up a tie-breaking, two-run homer to Bernadina in the ninth inning. "I let it get away. I ...