Working hard but last night was exactly what the Nats needed. Not the win, but the start. If Olsen is a legitimite starter now - even just middle of the rotation - that changes things in a very positive way for the Nats. I haven't made a run at the numbers - but the K's have been high, the walks have been low. One game is a fluke, two can be a super fluke, three is a pattern.
If there is any caution to be had it's that the last game he pitched before this one was not a dominant game. A stray double or home run and the shutout streak is suddenly two shutouts sandwiching a fair, but not great, start. Of course that's the point though - there were no doubles or HRs in that game. In fact only one XBH in the past 3 games. This is a pitcher who seems (again haven't taken a close look at the stats) completely in control.