Players will get injured and throw our rotation out of whack.
82 games is a heckuva long season. We'll be tired in the playoffs (whatever year we get back).
This type of loss is a true test of "are we real"?
Maybe we win tomorrow. Maybe we're tired and come out flat.
Does a loss today (or even more, a loss tomorrow) make us blow the entire road trip, or do we still salvage our 2-4 wins and come back to the Rose Garden strong?