Matt Cain gets No. 9
Hard to believe, but Matt Cain is now tied for the NL lead in wins and MC O'Conner at Raising (Matt) Cain calls the 7-1 thumping of Oakland one of the best wins of the year. How can anyone argue? Here's some nice verbiage -- I'm not much for intangibles, but I have a strong feeling that the excellence we are seeing this year from M.C. isn't just about maturity, but about his fellow hill-men. You've got one of the greatest (if not the greatest) southpaw in the game, at 45 years old, throwing 7 gnarly innings, you've got your wunderkind teammate, the reinging Cy Young winner, tossing a shutout, don't you think that fires a guy up? Makes him more competitive? I like to think M.C. had that "I'll show those sumbitches" gasoline in his tank this afternoon.