Aaron Cook is a better pitcher than Todd Wellemeyer. I think we can all pretty much come to that understanding when presented with all the evidence. The Rockies have a more balanced, deeper offense than the Cardinals. Point two, for us. A little stickier issue might be our bullpen, as I'm pretty certain Hurdle won't go to Buchholz two nights in a row, yet, meaning that Luis Vizcaino and Matt Herges figure to see work tonight. Still, if we get to the eighth inning with the lead, there should be no reason to worry. I'm hoping therefore for a smooth, efficient seven innings from Cook and a whallop from the offense that puts this thing out of reach early. I just can't find myself trusting the Viz yet after a very erratic and ineffectual spring.