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I’m not a big fan of getting all worked up over losses, so instead I’ll just present some small notes I thought about during the game and we’ll enjoy a day off.

  • Coming into the game, Shawn Chacon had made nine straight starts without a decision. That’s a major league record. At the beginning of the game, I had the thought that we’d get him one. I hadn’t anticipated that it would be the type of decision he got.
  • Hoffpauir’s name always makes me think of Harry Potter. I believe one of the houses in the series was something like Hufflepuff. I’m not sure why, but it just reminds me of that series.
  • Lance Berkman got a ridiculous jump in the 5th. Seriously, can we not try to hold runners on a little bit? Geo looked frustrated each time he didn’t have a chance to throw someone out. He shouldn’t be penalized for those.
  • What does this start mean for Gallagher’s future in the rotation? I think he’s going to get another shot, mainly because of the fact that Hill is injured and Marshall and Hart are still stretching their arms out. If that wasn’t the case, I believe Gallagher goes back down to Iowa.
  • Bob Howry seems to be starting to get into his zone, and it couldn’t happen at a better time. We can really use him to take some of the pressure off of Carlos Marmol. At the same time, Michael Wuertz is not good. I wish I knew what the problem is for him.
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  • How late is too late to ring someone’s doorbell? As I was watching the game, around 9:50pm, the doorbell rang and it was some punk high school kid trying to sell crap. My wife and I fussed him out and closed the door in his face. Was that too harsh? I thought it was just too late to be ringing my doorbell, especially with a sleeping toddler.


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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids and helps people protect their assets as an independent insurance agent. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail