IGD: Padres vs Diamondbacks (26 Apr 08)

Justin GermanoPadres (9-15) vs D’backs (17-6)
Justin Germano vs Micah Owings
12:55 p.m. PT
AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 188

Nice weather we’re having, eh?

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  1. Well Bob Melvin is trying to help us score by bringing in the lefty to face a whole bunch of righties.

  2. A walk off homer would suit me just fine.

  3. What’s the over/under on the number of innings this one goes? 12/15/17?

  4. We have to win now – KG walked…

  5. Hopefully the Gooch gets on and maybe Morton runs into one.

  6. #101@Ben B.: “Tactical” never seemed to be one of Melvin’s strong points…

  7. Morton seems to have been getting the short end of the stick on the strike zone in late inning situations recently… Maybe it’s finally his turn.

  8. We’re going to 11. Dammit, I’m out of beer.

  9. The Padres will have none of Melvin’s generosity, on to the 11th.

  10. Walking a career AL-pitcher as a pinch hitter in extra innings….


  11. Wow, what abysmally bad managing by Melvin. He just burned his only lefty to pitch to four righties, while the two lefties are going to hit next inning. And he has plenty of options still left in the pen, too.

    What abysmally bad pitching by Rusch to walk the pitcher.

  12. How in the world did Rusch walk Haren???

  13. #110@Sean Callahan: Oops – didn’t know he originally came up with the Cardinals. Still inexcusable.

  14. #111@Ben B.: Remember, these are the left-handed batters on the Padres

  15. Why is Rusch batting??? WTF?

  16. Which will end first….the Padres game or the 2nd round of the NFL draft?

  17. #114@Sean Callahan: True, but these are the only guys on the team that have been hitting. OG and Adrian both have OPS+ over 100!!!!!!

  18. I guess we have to be careful with only Cameron left. I’m assuming Ledezma isn’t available after yesterday.

  19. Adrian, Kouz and Huber. Time to score.

  20. #117@Ben B.: Fair point…

    However, unless Agon goes yard now, Melvin will look like a genius.

  21. At least Bard isn’t catching 12+ innings today

  22. Sheesh, that was a quick inning…

  23. Huber’s hitting the ball well. He should work on yanking it down the line or something instead of dead center, though.

  24. The Padres have scored 1 run in 22 extra innnings this year. And that’s off pitchers who are usually the back of bullpen guys going extended innings

  25. Is it still top of 13? Gamecast is so slow I think…

  26. I have to go buy a keg for my keg-orator. Gonna listen on the radio as my wife drives. Later guys.

  27. Let me know when you get the keg hooked up and I’ll be right over to help drink it. I’m sure we’ll all still be here when you get back..

  28. The longer this game goes I think it’s advantage D’backs…


  30. Holy Sh&^ Did that really just happen?

  31. Boom goes the dynamite!

  32. It’s about time one of these close ones falls our way. We were due for sure.

  33. #126@Turbine Dude: Can you do that earlier the next time? :-)

  34. wow

    i just assumed byrnes would catch that

    do you think it was hard for matt v to not yell santa maria?

  35. Way to go, Ta-Da-Hi-To!!!

    Made sitting through 14 innings with no TV feed here in Temecula worth it!

  36. That was a rough outing for Germano, but the bullpen did a fine job and the 8 runs were pretty nice, too.

  37. #90@Turbine Dude:

    Sidearmers, with career ERA+:

    Dan Quisenberry (146)

    Kent Tekulvey (132)

    Jeff Nelson (132)

    Dennis Eckersley (116)

    Scott Sullivan (113)

    None of them were one or two or even three season wonders. They all had solid careers. Cla will almost certainly never repeat his 2006, but he still gave us a 115 ERA+ last year.

    I don’t see why a sidearmer would be limited to 2 pitches. There’s 3 just with varying grips: 2 seam FB, 4 seam FB, change. They can still snap their wrist, so a slider and even a screwball seem possible. Not much point to a curve because you’re not getting the vertical break along with the sideways.

  38. Perhaps tonight, I will sleep.

  39. #138@Tom Waits: Those would be submariners, not sidearmers.

  40. #141@Kevin: Cla is a submariner.

  41. #141@Kevin: I know. Comment 138 says sidearmers.

  42. #143@Kevin: Sidearm is the term Turbine Dude used. Tekulve and Quisenberry came from down under, but Nelson, Sullivan, and Eck were not knuckle-draggers.

  43. So far, outside of Wil Venable, our top talent at the AAA has been a disappointment. Like last year, the Beavers are outmatched against top talents of other organizations.

  44. #145@JP: Good thing the season lasts more than a month.