Struggling to score over their previous two games and missing two regulars in their lineup, the Nationals could have used a game against some run-of-the-mill, meatball tossing pitcher.
Baseball is a sport that requires patience. It requires an even-keeled approach. You can't get too high when things are going well. You can't get too low when things aren't.
Want a quick synopsis of the state of the Nationals' lineup 19 games into the season? Adam LaRoche has the condensed version.