IGD: Padres vs Giants (4 Aug 07)

Game #109
time: 7:05 p.m. PT
tv: 4SD
sp: Clay Hensley (1-3, 6.49) vs Patrick Misch (0-1, 4.91)
pre: Padres.com, SI.com

What I listened to while driving from San Diego to Cooperstown and back:

  1. Nickel Creek, This Side
  2. New Pornographers, Twin Cinema
  3. Incubus, A Crow Left of the Murder
  4. Peggy Coolidge, Spirituals in Sunshine and Shadow
  5. Jason Falkner, Author Unknown
  6. Jimmy Eat World, Bleed American
  7. Jeff Buckley, Grace
  8. Rush, Snakes and Arrows
  9. Mozart, Symphony No. 25 in G Minor
  10. Hapa, Maui
  11. Cocteau Twins, Heaven or Las Vegas
  12. Morcheeba, Big Calm
  13. Andy Summers, Peggy’s Blue Skylight
  14. Tom Waits, Heart of Saturday Night
  15. Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
  16. k.d lang, Ingenue
  17. Cowboy Bebop soundtrack
  18. Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
  19. Heavy Vegetable, Frisbie
  20. Elliot Smith, Roman Candle
  21. Wilco, A.M.
  22. White Stripes, Elephant
  23. Tragically Hip, Live Between Us
  24. Thievery Corporation, The Cosmic Game
  25. Lots and lots and lots of NPR

Clay Hensley makes his first start for the Padres since May 2 against Washington. Wouldn’t it be nice if he could provide the club with a shot in the arm the way Justin Germano did when Hensley landed on the DL back in May.

Also, someone is chasing a record in this game. I haven’t heard much about it, so I can’t confirm, but it might have to do with home runs? Go Padres!

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121 Responses »

  1. Hell of a game by our pen – 7 pitchers, 2 total hits allowed.

  2. Way to go Spicolli!!!!!!!!!

  3. That was a fun one. I’m glad Germano didn’t have to pitch. And it’s only 11, still plenty of time to go out. Way to go, Greene.

  4. 105 – yeah, glad Germano was saved…otherwise tomorrow could have been a real mess.

  5. Huge props to the ‘pen, to NOG for getting on base and swiping second on a busted hit-and-run, and to Cameron for laying down his first sac since ’05. Great win.

  6. I’m off to bed…a little late here on the East side of the world.

  7. Well, we witnessed history as such. I’m not honoring it in my heart to a steroid junkie.

  8. I wonder how close Blum was to being waived earlier in the season ? I was one that was calling for his release. Guess I was wrong. He has been a valuable asset for the Pads lately. BTW, I really like Rob Mackowiak (I am surprised at how much running speed he has) and what about the clutch pitching performance of Wilfredo Ledezma ! This team may have turned around and perhaps KT’s moves were the spark.

  9. #109 – Well chances are you have been on your feet cheering for many a steroid junkie if are baseball fan. The Padres NL MVP of the 1996 season was the steroid king.

  10. I can’t wait for ARod to beat this.

  11. Why should Bonds seemingly be the only one that we are disgusted with in terms of steroid use.

  12. #111: If you are refering to Ken Caminiti, yes I was. However, that was way before we were aware of the abuse and Ken wasn’t chasing a record.

  13. #114 true enough – I think the hatred towards Bonds is more because of his abrasive personality than because of his alleged steroids use.

  14. I put Barry Bonds in the same catagory as Pete Rose. Both are great players and both cheated the system.

  15. One major difference – I don’t think many have been on the game like Pete Rose but I think many,many players were on the juice and some probably still are.

  16. #117 – sorry “bet” on the game like Rose.

  17. Just back from the game, followed by dinner at Fleming’s. I’m stuffed.

    Bonds’ dinger was the only homer I’ve ever been excited to see hit against the Padres. He’s the best player I’ve ever seen, and it ain’t close.

    Geoff, I was wearing a Mingus T-shirt tonight. Not that I need to tell you what I’m wearing, but I thought it warranted mentioning…

  18. Any mention of who would have started today if Germano had to pitch? I’m curious…

  19. 120: I dont think they thought that much into it, it was very doubtful Germano was going to pitch.