So you've lost 20 of 31 and still haven't lost ground in your division? You think that this luck will keep up forever? Fuck no. Capuano will be hitting the DL and Yo Gallardo will replace him. I Expect Villanueva to start in Capuano's stead, but Gallardo will be a tremendous asset to the bullpen. The bullpen will look downright scary when Cappy returns, assuming we send spurling down. Cordero, Turnbow, Villanueva, Gallardo, Wise, Shouse looks much, much better than what we trotted out at the beginning of the year. Using Gallardo out of the pen will go a long way to protect his arm for the rest of the season, as it should limit his pitch count and innings (as opposed to starting at AAA). We'll need him fresh if we hope to compete in September.
The only question now is what happens when Weeks gets back? DFA Estrada? Send Gross or Gwynn down? My guess would be Gwynn, simply because Yost loved him at the top of the lineup, but with Hart playing well there and Weeks slated to hit 1 or 2 when he returns, there's no room in the lineup for Gwynn.
These are exciting times for the big league club, but until LaPorta signs, we may have one of the five worst minor league systems in baseball.