Blown leads and come-from-behind wins

Why is it perceived that a team that lost by blowing a lead is worse than a team who trailed the whole game? If the Nats lead the Braves 6-2 then the Braves score 5 in the 9th to win, somehow the Braves get more credit and the Nats are beaten up more than if the Braves led the whole game by 1 run with the same outcome.

What is the psychology behind this?

Mentally you’ve already put the game in the win column. The other game was never in the win column to begin with.