Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The home stretch

We've got six games left in this long season, and they're coming in the next six days. Tonight we kick off a three-gamer in Milwaukee, as Dale Sveum's boys desperately kick and claw to try and stay in the the playoff hunt. They're only a game behind the Mets at the moment, but it feels like a million after the collapse that they've executed in the past few weeks. CC Sabathia's starting tonight on short rest (again) for the Brewers while the Pirates will be without the services of Bone Crusher Moss, who's done for the season with a knee problem that requires surgery. It sounds pretty minor, but it's enough to keep the Pirates from waiting a week.