These one-run games are going to be the death of me. I'm too old for this.
A couple of quick things:
*When I write what I don't like about the pitching, Lannan will not be included. I like him more every time I see him. I'll even forgive him that bad day against Atlanta when I had to sit next to an obnoxious Braves fan.
*I think Tolman crosses the thin line between aggressive and stupid too often but I don't blame him for getting Dukes tossed out at the plate. I blame Dukes for a bad slide. Watch it closely if you get a chance. On a bang-bang play, you have to make the extra effort to extend some body part toward home plate, like Flores did recently. Perhaps Dukes had textbook form on that slide but the leg back gets you tagged out when you could have been safe. Reach for the plate like it means something.