Pivotal game today, as a win means a .500 record on a road trip that looked daunting to start and disastrous halfway through. Folty’s starts are always interesting. I hope after consecutive gems he’s not simply due to struggle.
On the plus side, the bats have awakened in the desert, as one might expect vs. the D’back’s mediocre hurling corps. Speaking of hurling, the Bravos’ middle relief has been vomitous of late. Fix that and we might have a chance to at least contend for a wild card spot. But a remedy is surely not worth trading away any legit prospects, and I’m certain that won’t happen. More likely, we’ll see another Nick Masset or two.
Today’s heroes: Peterson, Maybin, Freddie, Markakis, C Johnson, Simmons, Cunningham, Bethancourt, Folty. Good to see Maybin back.