It's not even August yet. Let's all step back from the ledge and enjoy what can only be described as one of the most exciting teams in MLB grow into a juggernat.
Yeah, this. To me, though I would have much preferred to have a sweep go the other way, I think there's a lot to learn from this. The team has to feel a little bit like they were weighed, measured and found wanting and I think they should. Bryce looked (mostly) like a 19-year-old playing the NY Yankees. Zim and Morse looked like a deer in the headlights most of the weekend, and they all looked like they were having a hard time dealing with 41,000+ in the stands.
That said, they're a couple bad calls and Brad Lidge away from winning at least one or two of those. It reminds me, actually, of the Dodgers series out in LA - the Nats are not one of the best three teams in the league, but they're right on the doorstep. No reason to feel bad about it, and plenty of reason for optimism. Hopefully, they learn something from this, so when it gets to October, they are better ready to handle the moment.