Who knew the Padres coming to San Francisco would be a matchup of the NL West's hottest teams? The Padres and Giants are both doing it with pitching. The Cardinals are tops in FIP (3.36), with our boys (3.47) right behind and the Friars (3.65) in third place. Which means, of course, we are in for some 10-9 slugfests! SF and SD are tied for the NL lead in runs allowed with 97 (Tampa Bay has only allowed 94.)
Barry Zito goes tomorrow against Wade LeBlanc and Matt Cain sees Clayton Richard on Wednesday. I'm not sure why there's a TBA for Thursday--I expect we'll see Jonathan Sanchez, don't you?