When two of your pitchers match up, you always hope one of them will win 1-0 or 2-1, but that almost never happens.
Usually, it'll be like 2-1 in the fourth, and you're feeling pretty good, but then it's 5-2 in the fifth, and they chase the guy who gave up 5. Then your other pitcher has two outs in the inning, the shortstop makes an error to keep it alive, and the next batter hits a two-run homer. Your pitcher leaves after six up 5-4 and you waste another hour watching a game you don't otherwise care about before the bullpen blows it in the eighth or ninth.
Or maybe you'll get an 8-4 win when one of your guys gets shelled, and the other gives up four runs in five and a third.
But tonight, I had Jon Garland going in the Staff League and James Shields, who I just traded for, in my home league. (Losing Yovani Gallardo forced my hand).
And it's not just that Shields won 2-0 - it's that Garland left after going eight scoreless innings himself. It doesn't get much better.
I'm sure something else disastrous will happen any minute now, but you have to savor the good fortune once in a while.