Originally Posted by princeton
the pressure builds when you actually think that you should win.
winning predictions like BP's could be the kiss of death for this team
On the flip side -- nothing builds confidence like going through a dead month like May and coming out the other end with a surge to open June and catapult into 1st place.
The one glimmer of hope I see for this team is that, despite their good record, they do have quite a few players playing under their potential and norms. No better example than Harang last night -- his DIPS ERA is actually lower than his actual ERA at this point. If Hume & Co. could just figure out what the hell is wrong with Brandon Claussen (other than the apparent lack of ability), the team could possibly even weather Eric Milton's eventual plunge back into the toilet.