It was two years ago that Keith Dunn and his weird-ass, stutter-step delivery shut down the Spirit in game 2 of the NEL Divisional Series at Fraser Field to equalize the series at 1, putting the Spirit in the unenviable position of having to win 2 out of 3 in Quebec in a season when Les Caps were nearly unbeatable at home. And although the Spirit have proven time and time again that they can do it, I'm not exactly tickled by the concept of having to win 2 out of 3 up there- so beating Dunn tonight will be absolutely huge.
Matt Bishop has been surprisingly dominant this year and we all hope he can keep that up. But at the first sniff of trouble, Kennedy should get the hook out. The Spirit 'pen was STACKED in the regular season. The additions of Trout and McNamara to the bullpen in the playoffs makes the 'pen strength borderline ridiculous. This is the #1 difference between this year's team and 04's team- and JK must use it to its full advantage.
OK, 6:05 start time, game 2... let's give ourselves a nice cushion before heading north.
And once again, let's make a lot of noise.