In a way, I'm glad I missed last night's game ... while the result is nice, I don't think I could've handled the stress. For the time being, we can all return to the familiar feeling of wondering what the hell is up with Ben Sheets's body.
More immediately pressing is this afternoon's matchup (and rubber game) between Jeff Suppan and Aaron Cook. As we all know by now, Suppan is a second half pitcher; last year his ERA in the first half was 5.83 (worse than this year's 5.00 mark, by a lot) and his ERA in the second half was a sparkling 2.39. I'll take two, please.
Aaron Cook is a righthander, which is a good thing because we don't seem to have nearly enough right-handed outfielders left. This way, we can start Jenkins, Hart, and Gwynn or Gross and might even score more than one run in regulation.