Time to mellow out
It's okay to vent after a loss, and I should know because I did just that about the Orioles season-long penchant for making key baserunning mistakes, but you've got to be able to see past one game.
I've got some posters ready to pull the plug on Matt Wieters because he missed a throw from the outfield and sailed a throw over third base. He certainly did have a hand in Sunday's loss -- and he'll have a hand in many more over his career -- but he didn't prove in one afternoon that he's not ready for prime time.
There was also a poster who talked about how he was glad the Orioles "got their (butts) kicked by the Nationals" because it shows how lazy and unaccountable they are. Can't agree with that frame of mine either, since the Orioles won the series and have won five of their last nine games. That's not exactly playoff caliber baseball, but it a better percentage than most anyone expects them to play over the whole season.
Don't know about you, but I think it's possible to critique this team without losing sight of what this season is about. It is a transitional year, not a season in which these players are robbing fans of their chance to buy playoff tickets, so each loss should not be cause to throw the baby out with the bathwater.