I got home just in time to see the last inning and Hector Sanchez' big fly. Wow, that was incredible. They fell just short of a comeback hit last night, so it feels good to see them get the big hit today. Roger Kieschnick has been striking out a whole lot, so I was happy to see him get on base in front of Sanchez via the walk, his second of the game. Maybe as he gets more confident with his batting eye and strike zone judgment he will start flashing the power he was known for in the minors. Speaking of flashing power, you have to love Brandon Belt's recent surge. He has looked more like the hitter we think he can be and that's good news for next season. And speaking of Brandons, the leaping catch by Brandon Crawford to rob Bryce Harper of a hit and get the first out in the bottom of the 9th was beautiful. That was great anticipation and execution, something we get used to seeing from him. Sanchez, Belt, and Crawford are all on the same clock: under team control for 2014, arbitration-eligible for 2015-2017, and free agency in 2018. Young, cheap players with lots of upside. That's the magic formula, right? Maybe one of the young arms like Eric Surkamp can start to contribute as well. Chad Gaudin gets the ball tomorrow night in Miami.