Dashing here so no time for a lengthy post but I couldn't resist noting the reverse curse is alive and well. No sooner did I lament Ben Francisco's recent decline than the quiet right fielder hits a home run to lead off the second inning in last night's 3-0 white wash of San Diego. The hit obviously proved to be the game winner.
Also of note, Charlie Manuel looks like a genius for deciding to rest Carlos Ruiz last night. Second string catcher Brian Schnieder followed Francisco with a solo shot of his own as Roy Oswalt improved to 3-0 and 11-2 lifetime against the Padres.