a jim jividen blog
Here's the thing. I'm watching one of these shows on the Cooking Channel featuring food trucks. There's a Scottish expat making fish and chips; in a thick brogue he somewhat wearily explains his irritation with Americans who habitually order a side of tartar sauce: "tartar sauce is basically gherkins." That's this blog. I claim no particular insight, no revelation. If you enjoy the flavor, great, but this blog is basically gherkins.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Lincecum killed the Rockies dead last night. 2 hits, 10 strikeouts.
Burrell hit another late game homer to get us to 20 games over .500. Half up in the West with 8 left; now a game up on both the Braves and Reds for the second best record in the NL. It's 18 straight games now without giving up more than 3 runs, our September ERA is more than a run better than any other team in baseball. We haven't had an ERA under 2 for a whole month since May of '89.
If we can keep the 3 and under run going today, we'd tie the 1916 Giants and, stand only behind the 1917 White Sox who kept teams under 4 runs in 20 consecutive games.
Our pythag remains at 89 wins - but our playoff chances have hit their absolute high water mark for the season, 80% - and now the Padres hold the advantage over the Braves to pull the WC. This is the best possible of the remaining scenarios, as it would mean a first round matchup with the Reds.
In the race for the post season awards - Longoria has pulled in front in the AL MVP race; he and Cano are going to hit the tape together in a week. King Felix has my Cy vote wrapped up. Wainwright looks like a good bet to hold on for the MVP/Cy in the NL.
I'm still in second in both AL and Mixed fantasy leagues - all the $ goes for first place, so I need a last week push.