Does this show the Braves are really reaching now? Should the Cubs counter with Wood on three days? And if it does go back to Atlanta, if you're Bobby Cox, do you start Hampton on three days or try Horatio Ramirez?
A two-one series advantage is just that: an advantage. No way Woody should go; Clement can close it out at home, and if you fail, you still have Wood on four days rest to go at Turner. The Cubs don't have to win Saturday. The Braves do. Thus the desperation.
A week into the season, its about time to put out the contenders for first manager to be fired. The early contenders are: Carlos Tosca of the Blue Jays, Bob Melvin of the Mariners, and, everyone's favorite, Larry Bowa of the Phillies.