IGD: Padres @ Cardinals (9 Aug 07)

Game #114
time: 5:10 p.m. PT
tv: 4SD
sp: Chris Young (9-3, 1.82) vs Joel Pineiro (1-2, 5.31)
pre: Padres.com, SI.com, B-R.com

I’m still floored that Joel Pineiro didn’t work out as Boston’s closer. With his track record, who could have seen that coming? Oh, wait; I think the answer is everyone. Naturally he will dominate the Padres.

In less cynical news, Chris Young returns to the mound Thursday evening. Here’s hoping the oblique injury and subsequent layoff don’t come with any lingering side effects. It would be real nice to leave St. Louis with a split. Go Padres!

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  1. A lot of you hacks on this blog write about Black staying with his pitchers just a few batters too long. I have no idea what the hell you guys are talking about.

  2. Geoff, earlier today Philly Billy asked Ted L. if there is a game start heat factor ever figured into a stat and Ted emphatically said yes. You are the stat guy, is this true? And, if not, should it be?

  3. I do not want Ankiel’s happy story line at our expense…; please no…

  4. Can Brocail go wherever Wells is going?

  5. And Goodnight with that one… *Sigh* This could be the worst series we have played all year offensively. Getting shut down like this for the past three games leaves me numb.

  6. RE 53, I was only afraid he would single; silly me.

  7. Well, I have to agree with Matty V. We get our asses beat every time we go to Bush Stadium. There’s the icing on the cake. The RTV of the day. The matter/anti-matter just isn’t mattering any more, Captian. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

  8. 51 … HEY! I resemble that remark!

  9. I missed the bottom of that inning for dinner, so this is a little late, but

    WHAT THE HELL WAS BLACK THINKING GOING TO BROCAIL? Why is he conceding victory there with that move? Get somebody in there that has a prayer of getting out a of jam to keep us in the game.

  10. If by chance we do get to the play-offs, hopefully we would face the Brewers or Cubs and NOT the Red Birds.

  11. I’m outta here … bleh … the lineup is very different than when I left for the HOF induction … but the outcomes look familiar … glad to have CY back in rotation … can the team pretend it’s “May” sometime?

  12. I’m starting to hate St. Louis more than I do L.A.

  13. I have only two words to say about this game: THAT SUCKS!

  14. Sorry we’ve sucked for the 53rd time this season. I’m a great human being but our team sucks and won’t make it to the postseason unless every fiber of our beings ignite at the same time culminating in a gigantic Padre Power boost (or just one hit with RISP). Anything is possible but much is impossible.

  15. Hmmmm, well either we are struggling at the plate or we suck at the plate. Never seen a group of major league millionaires so befuddled mediocre pitching. It definitely in their heads. Last two innings were mailed in. Is it time to give up on this team. Not sure, but they can’t continue to struggle at the plate for much longer before its too late. Cubs and the Atl are heating up for the wild card. Not sure we have offense to win the NL West. Az and La have close to our pitching and twice the offense. We shall see, but right now, its the Padres on 1992. Yuck.

  16. 66: LA just got shut out 3 games in a row, i dont think they really have the greatest offense either.

  17. I am tired of Termel Sledge. How many more at bats does this guy get ? I guess we really don’t have many other options at Portland and I guess it is probably a good idea to see if he can perform before he is cast away…now that Hairston is hurt I guess we see more of Termel’s act and the Padre’s brass can decide if this last winter’s projected leadoff man will ever cut the mustard.

  18. Marcus Giles is 3 for his last 39 (.076) official at bats with 3 walks. Wow ! I mean he has been as bad as can be and beyond. Obviously, the Padres can’t continue to run him out there if this continues, you might as well bring up Stansberry or Menechino because this is not fair to the club or the fans.

  19. J.Kentera on XEXX said that Towers had asked him recently about bringing Klesko in here again on a waiver deal. Not that Klesko is some savior but I would much rather have Klesko coming off of the bench against a tough righty than a clown like Sledge or sending up a righty (automatic out) like KK or Barrett.

  20. rather Towers asked Kentera for his opinion on Klesko.

  21. Man, you leave for a week and you hardly recognize half the names on your team. (Well I recognize them of course, just strange to see them as Padres even though I read about the trades before I left. I need to see them in uniform playing before it’s real.)

    Whoever’s playing, let’s start winning again, eh?

    Okay, back to vacation mode. Greetings from Athens.

  22. 72: Enjoy your vacation, man. Don’t bother about the Padres for now. It’ll be a surprise when you get back. Let’s hope it’ll be a pleasant one.