Fun win Tuesday night (box score). They’re all fun, though, aren’t they? Justin Germano wasn’t brilliant, but he didn’t have to be because the offense came through against defending Cy Young award winner Brandon Webb.
Elsewhere in reality, I’ve started writing for Ballhype. My first article — “Barry Zito Is the New Mike Hampton” — is available for you perusal. Check it out when you have a moment, and “hype it up” if you deem it worthy. (You can “hype up” Ducksnorts articles, too, using that little doohickey at the end of each post. Not that I’m begging, but okay, I’m begging. Anyway…
Germano just had to keep the Padres in the game, which he did. The home team then took advantage of Webb’s wildness and indecision on a Kevin Kouzmanoff bunt (coupled with a questionable call by first-base umpire Lance Barksdale) to score four runs in the sixth and take command.
You know what else was nice? A 1-2-3 ninth from Trevor Hoffman. Haven’t seen one of those in a while (August 4, at home against the Giants, although he didn’t get a save in that one; last 1-2-3 save came on July 24 — over a month ago — at Coors Field of all places).
I like that Hoffman breezed through ninth a night after struggling. And I like that he got the final two outs against Arizona’s two best hitters.
But Hoffman is toast, right? Or wait, I think it is Michael Barrett‘s fault. What is Barrett’s fault? I have no clue, I just repeat what I’m told.
Speaking of non sequiturs, here’s something “they” never tell you: The Padres have the second best home run differential in the National League.
|Statistics are courtesy of ESPN and are through games of August 28, 2007.|
It would be nice if “they” told you stuff like this, but they don’t, so I do. Hey, as long as it gets out there somehow…
by Peter Friberg
You will not see all the notable performances from the night before, but you will see the notable performances from those who are actually prospects. – Original preamble for those wondering why I select the performances I do…
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Michael Barrett: 3 AB, 0 R, 0 H, 0 RBI; SO – rehab
Midland 6, San Antonio 5 (11 innings)
Matt Antonelli: 6 AB, 0 R, 2 H, 2 RBI; 2B, 3 SO
Chase Headley: 5 AB, 0 R, 0 H, 0 RBI; BB, SO
Craig Cooper: 6 AB, 3 R, 4 H, 7 RBI; 3B, 2 HR
Kyle Blanks: 5 AB, 1 R, 2 H, 1 RBI; HR, BB, SO
Jose Lobaton: 5 AB, 4 R, 4 H, 3 RBI; 2 2B, 2 HR
Game 1: West Michigan 7, Fort Wayne 6
Eric Sogard: 4 AB, 0 R, 2 H, 4 RBI; 2B, CS
Game 2: West Michigan 4, Fort Wayne 1
Cedric Hunter: 3 AB, 1 R, 1 H, 1 RBI; HR
Danny Payne: 5 AB, 1 R, 2 H, 0 RBI; 2B, 2 SO
No significant performances…
Cedric is on a bit of a tear… His August numbers are .333/.411/.484…
Thanks, Peter. The Padres look to reclaim a share of first place on Wednesday. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. PT. Assume the rest to be obvious…