Wasn’t that fun?
Pitching. Every pitcher outside of John Maine and Oliver Perez got into this game on the mound (Maine pinch-ran), and everyone tossed scoreless frames except for Francisco Rodriguez. Mike Pelfrey earned his first career save. Johan Santana struck out nine over seven innings of four-hit baseball. He walked only one. Pretty much every other pitcher outside of K-Rod was downright spectacular. Could not ask for much more. 13 IP by the bullpen and only K-Rod surrendered a run.
The Bad & Ugly
Hitting. Just awful. They were held hitless until the sixth and only had one hit through 11 innings. They scored their only runs on sacrifice flies – against Joe Mather, a position player, who had a hard time throwing strikes. They eventually picked up nine hits, all singles.
K-Rod. How much are you being paid to save games? Oh, yet you’re the only one to give up a run. Perfect.
Tony LaRussa’s managing. Very little of what he did tonight made any sense at all.
Jerry Manuel’s managing. Very little of what he did tonight made any sense at all.
They’ll do it again tomorrow, hopefully in less time, at 8 p.m.