So this is what an ace looks like. We’d almost forgotten. Through five, the Unit looks for the first time like the pitcher we’d been hoping for, though the heat maybe still isn’t that hot. By all rights this should still be a no-no; alas, Bernie’s outfield wheels are turning ever more slowly.
Meanwhile, Andy Phillips has a big hit and looks solid in the field. We hope Joe eventually finds a regular place for him in the lineup (hint: second base!). And though we know it annoys SF, we can’t help but note just how well our Captain is playing. A sac fly, an rbi double, a terrific play in the hole—not to mention 3 (yes, 3) walks the other night.