IGD: Padres vs Rockies (21 Sep 07)

Game #153
time: 7:05 p.m. PT
tv: 4SD
sp: Jake Peavy (18-6, 2.39) vs Franklin Morales (2-2, 3.81)
pre: Padres.com, B-R.com

Big series this weekend against the Rockies. Yeah, you think?

The Padres have won seven in a row, while Colorado has taken its last five. With one more win in their final 10 games, the Rockies will have their first winning season since 2000. Folks make a fuss about what a surprise the Diamondbacks are this year, but at least you could it see it coming (if you were looking in the right places). What the Rockies have done is just amazing, and I think that Clint Hurdle deserves serious consideration for Manager of the Year (as do Bud Black and Bob Melvin).

Meanwhile, here are some fun splits. I love that the Padres don’t really give away any innings but completely dominate the ninth:

Padres vs Opponents, OPS by Inning
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+
Statistics are courtesy of Baseball-Reference and are through games of September 20, 2007.
SD 706 744 749 685 757 702 718 707 837 683
Opp 732 632 657 663 720 701 735 658 594 596
Dif -26 +112 +92 +22 +37 +1 -17 +49 +243 +87


Padres vs Opponents, Runs by Inning
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+
Statistics are courtesy of Baseball-Reference and are through games of September 20, 2007.
SD 87 71 62 68 95 67 74 68 73 17
Opp 82 53 60 58 84 69 76 68 41 12
Dif +5 +18 +2 +10 +11 -2 -2 0 +32 +5

Go Nationals! Go Dodgers (ack)! Go Padres!

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155 Responses »

  1. awesome pitch by HB – challenged him and blew him away…WHEW

  2. Bell just rung his bell.

  3. uncle charlie please

  4. or maybe just the hard high stuff

  5. I wouldn’t be opposed to unintentionally walking Helton.

    Well, now that it’s 1-2, maybe not…

  6. Peter, unusual to see you in the IGD. What up?

  7. Props to HB – that was some pitching there. Two innings of tough hitters. 40+ pitches. Now we get Jorge “the arsonist” Julio in the bottom of the 11th. Let’s go fellas!!!!

  8. Bradley, Adrian and Khalil

    Sounds like runs.

  9. maybe not…

  10. maybe if we go away, we might score!

  11. That was toooooo sweeeeeet!

  12. Yes! Big mistake by Hawpe to get caught off 3rd!

  13. Can someone explain what just happened???

  14. Tough grounder to 2nd…Robles caught it but had no play at 1st…Hawpe got too far off third and the Pads nailed him in a rundown.

  15. Greatness!

    How’s Robles look in the field (in general)?

  16. Man, Kouz has learned to be verrry selective at the plate. Don’t think it’s a coincidence that he’s been so hot lately.

  17. We don’t want Robles batting here…

  18. They better win – AGon’s HR could burn up the BP

  19. Yeah, well look who’s on deck.

  20. All we need is a friggin’ base hit to win this…

    I think I need another beer. Thank God for kegorators.

  21. You’d think he’s so due that he could’ve done something but, of course, he had an RBI double yesterday, so …

  22. But I’m tiiiiiirrreeeeeedddddd

  23. Hey Rick, yeah, I usually help put my boys to bed, so I’m watching the game TIVO-delayed… I was going to do that tonight, but I just had to check the score… I’ve been watching ever since.


  24. Who do we get now? Thatcher or Hampson?

  25. IDK, I like our ‘pen, but I prefer their offense. Thatcher it is apparently

  26. Let’s get MH out here and not face this offense again tonight

  27. Padre pitching has done an OUTSTANDING job tonight keeping the hottest lineup in the NL to one run over 13 innings. We need this win bad – the bully has given their all for this game…

  28. Great inning by Thatcher.

    Herges, eh?

  29. …and Jake too!

  30. Steve, you should move back to the west coast.

  31. MLB Gameday skipped the entire bottom of the 13th. Sheesh.

  32. This is not good. Bats gotta get it going in the bottom.

  33. Does Morton get his 1st MLB AB when the pitcher spot comes up?

    I think all we have is Morton and Mackowiak on the bench and Mack is hurting.

  34. I go play rugby with the boy and the dog for 30 minutes and, not only haven’t we won yet, we’re losing now!

    Oh, well. Khalil can work a walk and Kouz can win it, right?

  35. Tulo’s got a cannon, but I don’t get why he holds the ball then has to show it off… That could bite him at some point

  36. It’s the 14th and we’ve already used Blum…

  37. Gameday is now frozen…grrr…

  38. (Lots of expletives that I’m glad no one uses on this site…)