Padres (30-38) vs Indians (31-36)
Josh Banks vs Jeremy Sowers
4:05 p.m. PT
AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 178
Talk about two teams that aren’t where they expected to be come mid-June… The Indians are without several key players, including Fausto Carmona, Travis Hafner, Victor Martinez, and Jake Westbrook. Former Padres second baseman Josh Barfield, who hasn’t been a factor in three games for Cleveland this year, also is on the DL courtesy of a left middle finger sprain.
Jody Gerut returns to the site of his greatest big-league success. He hit .279/.336/.494 for the Tribe as a rookie back in 2003. Gerut and injured Padres catcher Josh Bard were traded by the Rockies to Cleveland for Jacob Cruz in June 2001.
Jacob Cruz? Sometimes the best trades really are the ones you don’t make. Go Padres!
#47@Turbine Dude: Count your blessings. I really didn’t hear it till Field39 mentioned it, but it became overpowering the last few innings.
Need a rally here boys against the former Nathans Hot Dog Eating Champ (I know, j/k)
Ahh, Leitner just bit my joke. I now realize how un-funny that really was, my bad. I apoligize to everyone.
We’re down a two-out home run. Who’s going to hit it for us in the top of the ninth?
#53@Sean Callahan: two-run home run…
Of course, if Guevara keeps walking guys, it’s going to be more than that….
Che, needs to take another long motorcycle trip.
Only a visit, Bud? He’s thrown 14 balls and 6 strikes. He can’t find the zone – get him out of there before he puts the game out of reach!!!
This is the formula that got them into last place, the first time.
IP H R ER BB SO HR
Padres 2.1 7 5 5 5 3 1
Indians 3.1 4 1 1 1 4 1
Well, at least the bullpen probably won’t give up two runs next inning…
..!.. C’mon Lefty, make it stop.
Thank you, Dellucci. He’s walked four guys in the inning, your predecessor on four straight and you swing at the first pitch.
Our BP is really killing us this season.
..!., that wasn’t worth the wait! Shoulda called the game due to boredom after the 5th inning. Better luck tomorrow. Happy Padres, Go baseball.
#11@Kevin: Maybe not, but if some guy is driving in over 20% of a team’s runs I say avoid him. That just means the rest of the team is that much more futile than he.
15 hits last night / 15 LOB and only 5 runs, 2 of which were a gift when Francisco misplayed a Kouzmanoff flyball for a double.