The night undoubtedly belonged to Rick Ankiel – no one can deny that – but lost in the shuffle of a great baseball story was the incredible performance by Joel Piniero. Sure, at times he didn’t look like he had his best stuff, and yes, more than once his high fast balls gave me the willies as they flirted with home run distance. But overall…wow…what a job for a team that desperately needs starting pitching. Joel pitched 7 shutout innings allowing just 4 hits, striking out 4, and walking none. Great job, Joel. Now, go do it again.