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Werth set the tone of his brief interview at the start.

“You know what, I’m not even going to entertain doom and gloom questions. I’m just not,” Werth said.

Doesn’t leave much else to discuss, actually.

Werth said he took advantage of rare mistakes by Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw to hit his home runs. He said Zimmermann has been “good since I’ve been here. He’s allowed to have one bad game.”

He also maintained his belief in the Nats, while avoiding any gloom and doom talk.

“I think at any moment this team could take off,” Werth said. “But, again, I’m really not going to get into the doom and gloom stuff because we’ve got too many games to play. I believe in this team. I said it from the beginning. We’ve got a long way to go. We’ll be fine.”