A few more saves in a row and we'll be calling it "effectively wild."
Funny that we finally give Roy some good run support and he starts to struggle. Still, massive K to get out of that 7th, good stuff from Madson, and Lidge was enough.
It would be one thing if his command was a problem down low... but he's leaving everything like belt-to-letters high. That's just begging to be crushed. I'm really amazed he managed to get out of that inning.
Morrow was unreal today. He ended up with 137 pitches because he had so many strikeouts and in the 7th the announcers were wondering if Cito was going to pull him. I was glad he didn't pull him after the hit and gave him the chance to finish it off. Crazy weekend, yesterday 17-11 and today 1-0.
Funny how we were concerned around this time last year about being too lefty oriented with starters Lee, Hamels, Happ, Moyer (though in BP by now). And of course Utley, Howard, Raul as LH lineup regulars.
This year we have only Hamels in the rotation, and might be considered lefty deprived as we go up against the Dodgers with LH bats Ethier, Loney, and Posednik and all RH pitchers making the starts for us (making it look even more like Bastardo will get called up to "complement" Romero). And thanks to injuries, Raul is our only regular LH batter now. Just thought it was amusing.