(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

The Nats started the second half of the season by getting swept by the Dodgers over the weekend, so it’s understandable that the postgame clubhouse on Sunday night wasn’t the cheeriest of places. It also stands to reason that a question about the Nats’ missing offense would pop up, but after a reporter started Jayson Werth’s media scrum with such a question, the surly outfielder put the topic out to pasture.

“You know what? I’m not going to answer any of your doom-and-gloom questions. I’m just not,” Werth said.

Doesn’t really leave much else to talk about, does it?

Werth went on later in the Q&A session to explain his aversion to doom and gloom.

“I think at any moment, this team could take off,” he said. “But I’m not going to get into the doom-and-gloom stuff, because we’ve got way too many games to play. I believe in this team. I’ve said it from the beginning. We got a long way to go. We’ll be fine. We’re a good team.”

So you can thank Werth for your daily dose of optimism. And in case you were thinking of asking about the lack of run support again, here he is on a loop, via Kevin Jones, telling you to take your questions elsewhere.