Barry Svrluga: Welcome back, Nationals fans. This bunch never ceases to befuddle me. When we last spoke, they were en route to losing five in a row and seven of eight, had a slew of injuries, couldn't score many runs, and a summer as an also-ran seemed to be upon us.
There are no perfect teams, which distinguishes this season from last. Last October, everyone had a pretty good idea which team was going to win it all. And the Yankees did, in a World Series sweep of the Padres. Ho hum.