What, no Dodger game? No Rockies game at which we can channel our jeers? Alas, all we are left to watch is a Giants game in Arizona, featuring Barry Zito (10-12, 3.94) vs. Doug Davis (7-13, 4.01).
With yesterday's Timmah-tutoring, Lincecum-losing setback, the Giants are now 4.5 games behind the Rockies with 13 games to play, and the Marlins only a half-game behind the Giants (and the Braves, who play the Mets at 4p PT, only one game behind the Giants). As such, San Francisco should be hearing a lot of footsteps as they suit up for tonight's game. And Brad Penny, Pablo Sandoval, and Bengie Molina are all hoping it's the team caterer.
The only other NL-relevant game worth tracking this afternoon is the Cardinals @ Astros (Kyle Lohse vs. Wandy Rodriguez), at 5p, but I'm not going to start weighing in on the other divisional leaders' races until we get deeper in the season. Over in the AL, the only pennant-race-relevant game is the Twins @ White Sox (Nick Blackburn vs. newbie Daniel Hudson), at 5.11p; the Twins have almost been eliminated from wild card contention but are only three games back from the Tigers in the AL Central.
Snark away, SoSGers!