Somebody posted before this homestand that nothing short of 6-1 would be acceptable.
That was me... I should take a lesson from hockey, where after a loss (and after a win), the coaches spend hours checking out game videos to be better able to outline the mistakes and hopefully help the players avoid them in the future... It works. I'm not saying they Nats coaches need to view hours of video tape to spot errors or flaws, but geez, there are like 8 coaches on the team and NONE can spot any hiccups in a player's swing or help them focus approaching each at bat?
As for Frank Robinson... I've been saying as early as spring training that FR knew nothing about managing a baseball team. If all the guys on the team were as good as he was when he played, his methods would make sense... Frank is the Nats manager because everyone got what they wished for... FR was better last season when he was able to take his naps, he cant do that in RFK because there are 25,000 plus extra eyes watching...
Good thing about today's game is that Patterson pitched like an ace, and both Ayala and Cordero were also excellent while getting some work in. The team will need them sharp for the Atlanta series.