Friday Links (1 Jun 07)

I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am the Padres came back to win Thursday night. I’m not sure how much enthusiasm I could’ve faked if they’d lost to Shawn Chacon. Nice to see Khalil Greene render the umpires’ confusion regarding Josh Bard‘s 11th inning “double” irrelevant by driving home pinch-runner Rob Bowen from third.

Milestones? Mike Cameron knocked his 200th big-league homer (to win the game, no less), Trevor Hoffman nailed down save #498. And Bud Black’s ejection was his first as a player, coach, or manager. He’s now 129 behind Bobby Cox on the all-time list.

Also, it’s worth noting that the Padres finished May with an 18-9 record. Works for me.

Anyway, this is supposed to be a link post. Guess I should post some links, eh? Okay, then:

Onto the PPR:

Padres Prospect Report

by Peter Friberg

You will not see the original preamble in this location. It has been removed by popular demand. I wonder if you even noticed…


No notable performances…


No game scheduled.


David Freese: 4 AB, 1 R, 3 H, 1 RBI; 2B – doubles machine; 18th


Rayner Contreras: 5 AB, 0 R, 0 H, 0 RBI; SO
Cedric Hunter: 5 AB, 0 R, 0 H, 0 RBI; SO
Kyler Burke: 4 AB, 0 R, 0 H, 0 RBI; 2 SO
Ernesto Fieri: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR


It was the last day of May for Pete’s sake; of course the Padres came back to win…

Thanks, Peter.

The Padres head to Washington for a weekend series with the Nationals. No TV on Friday night, but for those who want to listen to Peavy pitch (swoosh!), we’ll have the IGD up and running around 3 p.m. PT. We’re crazy that way…