Max Scherzer believes the Nationals were one hanging curveball away from beating the Dodgers in Game 1 of their NL Division Series.

Scherzer hung a curveball to Justin Turner that became a two-run home run and gave up a home run to Corey Seager as the Nationals lost to the Dodgers 4-3 on Friday night.

Nationals hitters decried the missed opportunities of going 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, but Washington's ace took the blame for "mistakes" that proved costly.