Zuckerman was on ESPN News (the fill in on MASN during the rain delay) and pretty much said that it was not just Strasburg but the entire team that found the Strasburg speculation a huge distraction. He made it sound like they were ticked at the attention the shutdown and how many innings left was getting. Frankly, Zuck was making them all sound like they had a lack of focus.
It's hard to remember that, other than Werth and Jackson, the rest pretty much are involved in their first pennant race. They did seem a bit psyched out when they played the NYY. I can believe Zuck, although I'm not happy with what it says about the team.