The Pirates are in town for a three-game set…Jon Garland is starting tonight and going for his eighth straight season with 10 or more wins, which would be him in some pretty elite company in terms of active pitchers. The only guys with more are Javier Vazquez (10 seasons), Mark Buehrle and CC Sabathia (nine seasons) and Derek Lowe (eight seasons).
A free Dodger Dog for everyone in the house tonight…which explains why my office smells like Farmer John has been hanging out in here all day. On the opposite side of my wall is a concession stand and it’s a stronger waft than usual…
Here’s who’ll be backing Garland: