Three blown saves out of thirty chances in the first 79 games? If you'd offered me that from our closer on April 1st, I would've taken it in a heartbeat. Every one of those blown saves hurts, but in the grand scheme of things, we're doing a-ok. Paul at the WSB does a nice job of putting things in perspective.
Here's hoping that Cubs fans will get a big dose of perspective from Sheets today. Sheets hasn't faced the northsiders since April, when he left after three innings and scared the crap out of each and every one of us. So, while his season numbers against them aren't great, they aren't at all related to how he's pitched since then.
For the Cubs today, it's Sean Marshall, who has pitched quite well this year, but kind of looks like a rapper. In a bad way.