Honestly, most of us have to work the next day, I can't stay up until one o'clock to watch a baseball game every night. The 9:40 games in Arizona were bad enough, but more manageable since they were on the weekend. I tell ya, my sleep deficit will not be helped by the upcoming series in San Diego this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Great pitching match-up on tap for tonight - John Smoltz (3-2, 3.47) verses Jake Peavy (3-4, 3.77). Smoltz is 13-8 with a 2.70 ERA in 41 career appearances against the Padres. Peavy is 1-2 with a 3.91 ERA in four career starts against the Braves.
To fill out the series it will be Jorge Sosa (1-5, 5.55) verses Mike Thompson (1-0, 5.40) on Tuesday, and John Thomson (1-3, 2.76) verses Chris Young (3-2, 3.58) on Wednesday. Too bad it can't be John Thomson verses Mike Thompson. Side note: until like two weeks ago, I totally thought John Thomson's last name was Thompson.