Saturday, June 21, 2008

Two interleague wins in a row?

With a win last night, the Pirates have a shot at an improbably 2 game interleague win streak, which I think would be almost as good as a World Series for this floundering franchise. After last night's well played marathon game, Paul Maholm and Jesse Litsch will be taking the mound, attempting to spare the bullpens a bit. After a maddeningly inconsistent start to the year, Maholm's been pretty solid in his past few outings. Litsch, meanwhile, is off to a pretty nice start to 2008, helping Shaun Marcum and Roy Halladay anchor a pitching staff that's a big reason why the season hasn't been a bigger disaster for the Blue Jays. That's a bold statement considering Cito Gaston's managing again.