"Balls again" via media.signonsandiego.com
I didn't think black was a very reflective color.
Optimist Island: 100 losses are still within our grasp and this season's almost over.
Pessimist Peninsula: The NL playoff picture, this season's almost over.
Twice in 2006, Young flirted with a no-hitter against Pittsburgh.
Three starts ago, Young worked the longest perfect game in Padres history, going 7 2/3 innings in Milwaukee before Gabe Kapler homered.
Also, notable Bucs vs. CY, lifetime:
Ryan Doumit: .000 (0-for-8, 2 SO)
Adam LaRoche: .083 (1-for-12, HR, BB, 4 SO)
Freddy Sanchez: .000 (0-for-11, 2 SO)
They put up a graphic on the telecast last night that said the Pirates went from a .492/1 win pct. when they had Nady or Bay, to something like .291 since August 1. Ouch, to say the least.
Last night game of the season, first pitch is 7:05PM PT. No hitter or no winner!