It's hard not to feel optimistic coming off the two wins in the mini series against Philly.
My ignorance of the sport of baseball means I'm not really aware of the psychological impact something like, say, pulling a pitcher out of the rotation, can have on the whole team, but it sure seems to have had a good effect so far. It's not so much the string of recent wins, but that they seem to be more like whole team affairs, rather than Johann carrying them or just getting lucky when an opposing pitcher blows it.
Looking forward to seeing how Jon Niese does tonight. I don't think I remember him from last season.