Darn, what a bittersweet win this was.
Joe was completely geeked how the kid Alex Cobb got a win over the Fish Saturday night. Talk about letting your defense win you a game. He only had two strikeouts.
That meant a lotta ground balls, a lotta fly balls, a lotta letting your defense make plays, making your defense keep on their toes.
With the exception of Matt Joyce and the Magic of Kotch, there has not been a better story than the pitching of Alex Cobb after being called up from Durham.
So after Saturday’s win it was a bit frustrating for Joe to learn Cobb’s going back to Durham, to make way for Jeff Niemann.
Joe has nothing against Niemann. But there is something about Niemann that he hasn’t been the same since he was injured last season.
Joe would have hoped that Niemann would have earned the right to make the parent club roster. Why fix something that, so far, isn’t broken?