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Which team will be on the wrong end of today's April Fool's Day joke? We have the guy who was with the opposing team last season starting for us, and he's says he's not surprised something like this happened. Wells also believes that, "Obviously, this is an opportunity for me to go out and get us started on the right track." No argument there, but when the opposing team sends out the guy who coughed up a huge gopher ball to the Rockies back in October, you have to wonder which team is setting itself up to be today's fool.

Bernie Miklasz believes Lohse should use his curveball today to throw off Rockies hitters since they're a good fastball-hitting team. Apparently, during his good seasons, Lohse used his curveball upwards of 10% in his total number of pitches during the season. Nah, that curveball will be a joke once a Rockie crushes it over the wall.


If we take a look at the standings:


NL West Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Arizona 1 0 1.000 0 Won 1
Los Angeles 1 0 1.000 0 Won 1
San Diego 1 0 1.000 0 Won 1
Colorado 0 0 .000 1/2
San Francisco 0 1 .000 1 Lost 1

(updated 4.1.2008 at 10:19 AM EDT)


We see that the Rockies are still better than the Giants on April Fool's Day, and that's no joke. Jake Peavy held the Astros to three hits in seven innings and struck out four in the 4-0 victory. His three walks didn't do much for the 'Stros, but his sac fly in the second proved to be the winning run (not to mention his RBI single in the 4th also)!

I don't think we'll see the Giants out of the cellar any time soon, or ever, this season.

After today, we'll see Lohse and the Cardinals on the wrong end of today's joke and the Rockies will have a nice '1' in the 'W' column.