Okay, nobody enjoys losing two on a doubleheader day, especially not when you go into the bottom of the 9th of game 1 leading by 2. But at the end of the day, if you tell me that our playoff chances come down to Craig Kimbrel with a two run lead and Andrelton Simmons fielding a ball to start a double play? I’m okay with going to war with that.
Mike Minor struggled to start. Freddie Garcia was in and out of trouble all night in the second game, but the game wasn’t lost until Jordan Walden gave it away in the 8th. They made Tanner Roark and Dan Haren look better than they have any right to look, but that happens when you’re playing without major cogs in your lineup.
Win today and the magic number still shrinks to 2. Beat some neo-Nazi and you’re still fine coming out of this series.