|time:||6:05 p.m. PT|
|sp:||Justin Germano (7-8, 4.11) vs Elmer Dessens (2-2, 7.39)|
While rummaging through the MLB press notes for Friday night’s game I found this little nugget at the bottom of page 9: the Padres have lost a total of 241 games to the disabled list in 2007. Compare that with 600+ each of the past two seasons. Of players that were expected to contribute in a material role this season, only two — Brian Giles (34) and Clay Hensley (25) — have missed as many as 20 games. That’s pretty impressive, especially when you consider how many old guys there are on this team. Props to trainer Todd Hutcheson and his staff for a job well done.