But when they went up 2-0, expectations increased and that's why the 2 straight losses seem to hurt more. Before the series, being at 2-2 with the 5th game at home would have seemed acceptable, but once they were up 2-0, going to 2-2, though the same in the previous scenario, is not so good. At least that is why it is bothering me so much and I think that applies to others as well - all the momentum seems negative and there is no more "tomorrow" for this team anymore - no more room for error. This is it.
Originally Posted by edabbs44
Or it is reality. No one is saying that they are happy to lose. But maybe expectations should be calibrated properly as many teams who put together long stretches of success start with some postseason pain.