IGD: Padres vs Brewers (27 May 07)

first pitch: 1:05 p.m. PT
television: Channel 4SD
matchup: Jake Peavy (6-1, 1.63 ERA) vs Jeff Suppan (6-4, 3.49 ERA)
previews: Padres.com | SI.com

Free-agent acquisition Jeff Suppan got off to a surprisingly hot start (2.55 ERA in six April starts) that almost made his 4-year, $42 million contract palatable. Since then, however, his ERA is 5.11 in four May starts.

At the end of the season, Suppan’s numbers will look like they always do: he’ll have made about 30 starts and finished with an ERA right around league average. In other words, he’ll be Pedro Astacio or Ismael Valdez. And he’ll be making a filthy amount of money in the process.

I shoulda been a pitcher…

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129 Responses »

  1. That was a sac bunt by Sledge?

  2. Ouch … Branyan … looking … blummer …

  3. Today’s Haiku:

    One giant question
    When do we get to decide
    Germano’s for real?

  4. Ethier goes yard 1-1

  5. Is Trevor the ONLY person we trust with a 3 run lead in the 9th? If his arm wasn’t cranky, I’d shut up and let Bud do his thing, but I really hope this doesn’t end up hurting us in the long haul.

  6. 103: I think Germano is for real.

  7. Does a “cranky” arm persist or is it one and done?

  8. 106: I am bit worried he is Rodrigo Lopez

  9. 103: Response haiku

    Maybe when Towers
    finally realizes that
    Blum cannot pinch hit?

  10. How ’bout those Padres!