Boz’s answer? Both.
The Nationals needed one win during the three-game series in Atlanta to essentially win the NL East crown.
But they lost all three, the most important being Sunday with their post-Stras ace, Gio Gonzalez, against inconsistent Mike Minor. Gio was nibbling or wild from the start, lots of 3-2 counts even when they weren’t walks, and set a poor tone that continued the shakey play of the 1st two games.
It’s almost hard to believe how much difference one win makes — the difference between 7 1/2 and 5 1/2.
Boz also says there is ample opportunity during the next seven home games for the Nats to get very close to clinching. Click here to see a transcript of the complete chat.
What do you think? Is it time to worry?