I never thought I’d find myself getting so excited over a win against the Official Doormat of the American League East. But after that pathetic 1-out-of-4 showing in Chicago, I’ll take whatever scraps this team wants to throw me. Six home runs against one of the worst pitching staffs in the universe? Sign me up. Buchholz shutting down a team that’s thirty-three games out of first place? Sounds good to me. Collecting a cakewalk of a win with the Tenacious Rangers still nipping at our heels? Why the hell not?
At the end of the day, a W is a W. And a short post is a short post. If Byrd can help us complete the sweep tonight and we can somehow prevent Tampa Bay from playing spoiler this weekend, I’m a happy man. End of story.