Carlos Silva pitched masterfully in his 32nd start of the year, allowing 0 runs on 6 hits in 7 and 2/3 innings pitched. It brought his record to 13-14 on the season and allows him to finish at .500 with just one start to go.
Glen Perkins needed just 1 pitch to retire the only batter he faced.
Nick Punto collected his 25th RBI of the season and continues to do his best work in the final month of the season. His .322 so far in September is 69 points higher than his second-best month, May, when he hit .253.
Jason Kubel had an RBI single with two outs in the ninth to give him 64 on the season. With 3 HR and 12 RBI this month, and Rondell White saying he is 99% sure he will retire after the season, I have a feeling you’ll see Kubel starting in left field on opening day. Not that it’s a bad thing; I still feel he will end up being a 20 homer/85+ RBI guy with maybe 70-80 runs scored. He also has 30 doubles this season which is third on the team.
Matt LeCroy caught the entire game and was hitless in his 4 at-bats. He left 5 guys on base and allowed 3 stolen bases.
Matt Garza starts tonight and looks to bring the team within 2 games of .500. The scheduled start time is 6:05.