Seeing the Nats offense curl up and die after the first didn't leave me with a good feeling about the team, even though the outcome was in their favor and in the long run I'm still putting money on "playoff team". But let's hold off on the negativity and see what happens tonight. Maybe the offense busts out (ha!) or maybe Gio shuts them down and once again shows the pitching is too good for the offense to drag down. (possible - but watch it. Gio has been good in the past month, but just good, not great) Either way a win will basically wipe away the bad taste of the sweep and the Nats will head into the O's series heading in the right direction and assured of a winning stretch vs AL East.
If I'm going to be positive there is one way to go : Strasburg. He had a little rough patch at the end of May, with uninspiring outings versus the Braves and the Padres of all teams, but June has been very good to Strasburg.
A 2.08 ERA.
40 Ks (and only 5 walks) in 26 innings.
A WHIP under 1.00.
HE IS SO GOOD.
That is all.