Horse - Some good points in your comments and i wanted to address this one. If Stras started and the atmosphere became more intense with a bigger spotlight and more pressure, would that have necessarily been a good thing? The Nats already had a bunch of young guys facing that kind of intensity for the first time. For the most part, they generally wilted - JZ, Gio, Storen, etc.
First, thanks. Second, absolutely possible. Hopefully we'll be able to find out next playoffs what this team looks like going into a series with lots of national attention as the clear favorites to win.