Saturday, April 15, 2006

Pirates 2 Cubs 1

Tonight Craig Wilson stole a base and hit a triple, leading to both of our runs, and neither was even remotely close to being the most improbable thing to happen in the game. That honor, of course, goes to the fact that a Pirate starting pitcher pitched 7 innings only giving up one run. Duke pulled those honors tonight and though the game wasn't on TV, I'd imagine he looked a lot like the Zach Duke we saw all last year. I sort of thought that it might take a couple real starts for him to adjust to the changes Colborn made and though one start does not a season make, it looks like Duke is back on the right trail. Also impressive tonight was Gonzo, who picked up his second save with a 1-2-3 ninth that required only four pitches. Tonight's a good win for a number of reasons, we lead the whole way, we got a good start, the bullpen was good, and we found a way to get enough runs to win. I could be wrong, but I think we're going to win a lot more games along the lines of tonight than we are in the mold of our first three W's.