Well, we ALMOST had it. Almost. Until the 8th inning. Almost had it. But now we're 1-6, four games back of the Dodgers. That's right - we're the ONLY team more than 2 1/2 games back of ANY division leader. Should we be proud? Of course we should. We're also the only team with less than two wins. One thing we got going for us - the Pirates have STILL been on the losing end of more 7+ run games this season somehow than us. Seeing as they've done it 3 times in 8 games, I'm rather impressed they're not 1-7.
Outfielder Jorge Piedra was suspended for 10 games after testing positive for a banned substance. Terrific. He claims that it was the pills he took for an injury that caused him to test positive. Yep - that's the same reason Barry Bonds is sitting out half the season. Another blow to an already ugly season. Looks like we haven't cured those road woes in the slightest.
We'll win the next game. The Rockies may not be due, per se, but they'll win.