Although the Nationals' postseason chances haven't been in doubt for a while, what wasn't certain until Thursday was how fans would be able to get home from Nationals Park after any of those postseason games.
According to the Washington Post, the Metro will announce on Thursday at 5 p.m. ET that a "third party" will fund extended service to keep the trains running an extra hour at the Navy Yard-Ballpark station next to Nationals Park. What the newspaper identified as a third party will front the $29,500 deposit required by Metro.
That deposit will be refunded based on the number of rides taken during the extra service up to the $29,500 mark. After a July fare increase, that number is 5,504, which shouldn't be a problem following sellout crowds at the 41,222-seat Nationals Park.