I'm going to do the Pebble Report later today after the game, as I woke up late this morning after our second glorious victory in a row. The team remains undefeated in regular season contests when I attend the last couple of years, I just wish that streak had carried over to the World Series. Anyway, I'm not sure where this new Rockies team came from, but I'm glad they showed up before coming out to the Midwest.
After a short rain delay caused by a storm that would have had difficulty filling a beer pitcher for all the liquid it contained, the game got underway. For a while there were two opposing forces at play, the first was good JDLR showing up, and when he's good, he's very good, and the second was the bad RISP Rockies team showing up and for awhile I thought I was seeing the same team that opened the season than the team I had seen Friday night. My Adam Dunn bobblehead was nodding in agreement, but it turns out Adam was wrong. The Rockies broke through for the lead and Good Jorge's performance held up for our second win in as many games in Cincinnati. Let's see if my streak can continue today with U-ball on the mound.
I've been tinkering with the idea of making the drive out to Pittsburgh for a game and follow the team around like some crazy astronaut stalker this week (gas prices being the biggest hold-up right now as it's not like I have much else to do) but I've been pretty certain that Mystery Starter Monday won't be the game I'm in Pittsburgh for. With news that it might be Jason Hirsh taking the hill, MSM suddenly becomes a more appealing game for me than watching Glendon Rusch on Tuesday.
While I'm on the subject of journeying to Pennsylvania, a trip to Philadelphia's newspapers this morning shows the Phillies are picking up Patrick Saunders articles for some reason. After clearing out much of their farm to acquire Joe Blanton, I don't think Philadelphia has the goods anymore to go after Brian, so I'm not exactly sure why they imported this piece from Denver, but it's there nonetheless. Meanwhile, Peter Gammons reports that the Cardinals are the faves right now to land Brian after the Marlins nixed giving up Anibal Sanchez plus a prospect.