There's painful, and then there's excruciating.
Painful is losing the division, which I would imagine most of us have accepted at some point in the last couple of weeks. (That isn't to say we won't still pull it out--just that there have been some bleak moments lately.)
Excruciating is losing another shot at #82. Yes, it's only one game. But I would really like the Brewers to get this monkey off of their back. I'd feel the same way if we were eliminated from the race--82 is important. It doesn't mean Ned ought to keep his job forever, or that the season is a success. But at least it would be something.
Speaking of once-missed milestones, Yovani Gallardo tries again for win #10. Against the Petco-less Pads, I think he's got a good shot. San Diego counters with Jack "White" Cassel, a 27 year old making his fourth career start.
Prince, meet Jack. Jack, meet ...whoa, there goes another one!