Maybe it's just me, but isn't there something about taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning and holding it for eight straght innings that says, "Attention, Universe, this is a baseball team to be reckoned with?"
It's probably just me. It's probably just the Pirate fan in me that's so used to seeing something like this happening to the Pirates that I want to assign credit somewhere when the Pirates do it to someone else.
Still, though. Taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning and then winning 1-0 is pretty awesome. It definitely counts as a win. I'm sure of that much.