It’s no secret that my partner in crime/Lajaway, Stephanie, is very fond of Carlos Santana. So perhaps it’s no surprise that as soon as I posted on this blog that she was in the hospital for emergency gall bladder surgery, he hit a home run. It’s true. And while this scene may not have been as touching as this scene (skip to 2:07, or not), it was still a wonderful gesture. Thank you, Carlos.
My favorite part of this game was watching David Huff get himself in and out of trouble a few times but staying on task and pitching six shutout innings. There’s something about Huff that I really like, even though he’s had some problems in the past. (Okay, I’m being kind. He had a disastrous 2010 season.) He’s something of a late bloomer (he turned 27 on August 22nd), but he seems to have worked out the kinks in his delivery. And I hope his confidence in rising. He’s showing he has the stuff to succeed at this level. I wouldn’t mind seeing him as maybe our #4 or #5 man in the rotation next year. In the meantime, I’m glad he’s up here.
Meanwhile, Jeanmar Gomez gets another shot at The Show, as he’s been brought back from Columbus to start tonight against the A’s. Keeping my fingers crossed.