Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
They just got beaten by a top-notch opponent in a very tight series. No shame in that.
Every opponent in the playoffs is a "top notch" opponent -- you should still be able to win 1 home game out of 3 against any of them.
It wasn't a "very tight series" either -- they blew the Giants out in two straight games on the road. They were on their way to steamrolling through the first round until they fell asleep at the switch and allowed the Giants to make it a close contest.
Calling this anything other than a choke lets the players off the hook for their abysmal showing.