Is there a worse successful closer? Wilson came into that game last night, and as far as I was concerned, he was just as likely to walk two guys and give up a three-run homer as he was to get the save. 100-MPH fastball and all, he is so unpredictable, so wild, that I can't help feeling that he will eventually blow the game that derails this season.
It would be nice to know that we will have a game that actually determines whether we make the playoffs or not, but man, I sure would've preferred Cain just go the distance last night.
As for Cain, he's pitching himself right into the C
y Young Award argument. 12-2 for a team that is just shy of last in runs scored in all of baseball? Talk about karma, Cain is basically getting all of the las two seasons worth this year.
…. Cain was outstanding again as he lowered his overall ERA to 2.27 and his July Era to 1.23 in five starts. Remarkably, Cain has allowed one or no earned runs in 12 of his 15 starts dating to a May 7 win here.
That should've been a shutout last night, in Coors field, no less. Lewis horribly misplayed that ball, a tough but fairly routine fly ball that he turned into a double.
That must be kind of defense Dunn plays.
Still could use a bat, there, Brian.