This is how it was all supposed to be, right? Billy Butler and Alex Gordon with seven hits combined, a passable start by one of Dayton's ex-Braves, and a Soria save. Trust the process.
Baseball's a weird game. A game started by Bruce Chen and an absolutely incapable Rich Hill was tied 3-3 in the 7th inning. Through the first three innings, neither pitcher looked like they belonged in AA, but neither offense was quite able to make them pay.
- Billy Butler had five hits tonight, and it wasn't a Willie Bloomquist 5-5 either. Butler drove in St. Willie twice, and started the doubles rampage in the third inning. Perhaps the game could be taken as a crystallization of what Butler is, and can still be. Everyone's still a little confused as to why he hasn't shown more power, but as a pure hitter, there's something to those old Manny Ramirez comparisons you used to hear.