Posted by Steve
First of all, big thanks to Andy for calling me with an extra ticket for the game tonight. Which means, yes, I was there again! When Rickie Weeks hit that home run, I think I high-fived about 20 people and yelled, “I LOVE RICKIE WEEKS!!!” about 15 times.
What a great game. Player of the game: Seth McClung. What a huge performance! He shut down the Cubs for four innings and gave the rest of the bullpen some much needed rest.
How about this: The Brewers now have a magic number! And it’s only two! The Mets have responded in kind with a desperation move of starting Johan Santana tomorrow on three days’ rest. Santana is a great, great pitcher, but he generally doesn’t throw complete games, and he has only thrown on short rest once in his career (funny that he’s stayed injury-free, huh?). He threw 125 pitches his last time out, and he faces a right-handed heavy Marlins lineup. Jerry Manuel is taking a huge gamble, and if it doesn’t work the Mets will be done.
Magic number of two. So, so close!