"We knew we were going to play baseball like we were supposed to," first baseman Ryan Zimmerman said. "There's going to be times where you don't play good like we did at the beginning of the year. The key is obviously to not have long stretches like that. When it happens at the beginning of the year, everyone overreacts and puts too much into it. We just kind of stayed the course, kept working hard and doing what we do every day, and knew it would turn around."