The Nats are off for a quick road trip. Three in San Diego to face a bad Padres team, and three in LA with the league leading (and lucky) Dodgers. A good team would be expected to win 2 out of 3 versus the lowly Pads, even on the road, and take a game from the Dodgers setting up a 3-3 road trip. That's what a good team would do. A GREAT team though would go 4-2 or 5-1 even. (granted this is all of course with the usual small sample caveats and in any 6 game stretch a good team could go 6-0 or 0-6, etc. etc.)
Now that the Nats are 12-4 what are you expecting? Not what you want, mind you, but what do you think is a fair guess of how well the Nats would do and if they don't get that you'd say they failed. Would 3-3 disappoint?