In just a few hours time, our boy Tim Stauffer will take the mound in St. Louis against the usually-vaunted St. Louis Cardinals. At stake is merely the Padres continued presence in first place in the NL West. A loss tonight could drop the Padres out of first place for the first time since April.
I could not be more confident in Tim heading into tonight's game.
In 3 starts this season, Tim is 1-0 with a .067 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 2.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio. That breaks down as 15 ininings pitched, 13 hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 walks, and 7 Ks. His one win came against division rival San Francisco last Saturday, a sparkling start in which he allowed zero runs over 6 innings. Just outstanding.
Plus, the game is on the MLB Network so I won't have to squint at the action on my computer screen.
What a night!