If you haven't noticed by now, gone are the 8-7 and 9-8 victories.
The last couple of years we could actually be down 6-1 and not be worried, knowing there would be a chance for us to win the game 8-7.
This club is built around winning the 5-4 games and 4-3 games. And, with Arroyo and Harang we should win our share of the 3-2 games.
I prefer it this way, as I don't see us being down 5 runs after 5 innings as often this year. We obviously have an improved defense, an offense that's not as good, and I think pitching depth, especially when call-ups are made (Santos, Bray, Livingston, and others), has improved.
Small things (or small mistakes) can be the difference in many games this year (you hear that Ryan?).