Eight is great! Sort of an “ugly” win yesterday though. The ninth turning out to be a stressful inning for Rosenthal, and he no doubt is unavailable today. Matheny probably should have stayed with Martinez another inning at least, but we still got the “W” despite the bad ninth inning.
Wacha has been as consistent as any starter the last six weeks or so. We’ve got a great shot at number 9. I imagine Dickey is no fun to face though. Remember back in the ’80s when Whitey would never play Silent George Hendrick against Phil Niekro? Hendrick said one game against Niekro would “mess up my swing for a week”.