The most surprising thing to me about the Nats’ weekend sweep wasn’t that they suddenly found themselves above .500. It was this fact (via WaPo):
By sweeping the Brewers, the Nationals nudged their record to 8-7, above .500 for the first time since May 28 of last year.
The Nats were above .500 as late as May 28 last year? I had no recollection of that. Their 44-69 slide to finish off the 93-loss season must have wiped my memory bank clean. And, remember, that’s a 44-69 slide with a healthy Ryan Zimmerman and 68 dominant innings from Senor Strasburg.
Meaning, the bottom could — and probably will — fall out any day now. Just look to one week ago, when the upstart Orioles were 6-1. Well, they’ve lost seven straight now and are on their way to a 14th straight shitty season.
You never know, though. Nats Baseball posits that these Nats are looking like the Nats of 2005. They have no offense, but they have decent pitching and could make a miraculous run at .500.
But watch out for the fall out.