See how much better you feel?
It isn't "over". Matt Williams made some very questionable decisions and if the Nats don't take at least 3 of 4 from the Padres the homestand will have been a disappointment, but, BUT...
It feels better, right?
Remember what we talked about. This is a flawed team that has a starting pitcher and two starting players out. If they can keep their head above water (say a couple games over .500) until all these guys are back then things look pretty good. If not, you worry. We should have a better idea of when everyone will be back soon. Hopefully by the end of the Padres series we'll have that info.
If you are aiming for say 50 games in (which is my guess for Zimm back - game 51) and a record in the neighborhood of say... 27-23?... you are going to have ups and downs. You can't swing too wildly.
That being said the Gio, ZNN, Stras trio is supposed to keep the wild swings to a minimum. Gio did his job last night. as much as Matt Williams tried to screw that up. Hopefully ZNN and Stras will do the same in the next two. That's the plan. That three out of every five games, these guys are keeping you in it and you win 2 out of those 3.
We'll complain about stuff another day. Right now enjoy the much needed win.