And at what point does it go from "season in a nutshell" to "the norm" to "this team is utter fail"?
Those are the questions.
Here are the answers.
Yes, there is a limit.
They reached that limit in May. It became "the norm" by the end of May and we've ventured to "utter fail" every damn Sunday since.
Not that this team hasn't been capable of playing well at times. In fact, the first two games in Cincinnati were quite good. But those games only fuel my frustration, because that's the baseball you expect from this team. I really don't think those are or were unfair expectations either.
Anyway, they play two solid games, and then before you can compliment them for their improved efforts, they give you a presentation like Wednesday's where the ending becomes predictable in the 2nd or 3rd inning and you just coast to the inevitable with the only twists being how will they embarrass themselves tonight.