by Geoff Young on Jul 18, 2008
Padres @ Cardinals
5:15 p.m. PT
Channel 4SD, DIRECTV 732
AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 184
Tagged as: cardinals, mlb, padres
6 beers sounds good. I’m right behind you.
#51@Oside Jon: Hey Jon! Actually, it might be more like 9 or 10 by now. Who counts when you have a keggerator?
Wish I could have been with you guys for the P. Depo gig. I’ve only met GY and Didi in person. Would have liked to see the rest of you.
The wheels are falling off.
#46@Schlom: “I am not sure this is the correct team to use for it”
there was a thread about a week ago concerning bad trades. You were taking a lot of abuse, but I understood your point. I was preoccupied and could not post, but I understood your point. The Nolan Ryan/Jim Fergosi trade could not be considered a bad trade because it made sense at the time. God, I wish I could have responded.
Everyone on here means well, but there are “homers”.
You do a good job of questioning the establishment. Even when I disagreed with you, I respected your skepticism.
Right or wrong,…..Give em Hell!
#49@Kevin: Sure you can trade a player on the Disabled List. I’m not sure what kind of trade value Bard has though — as good as he was the previous two seasons he’s been horrible this season, has no defensive value, and at 30 probably is considered old for a catcher.
Molina just clocked Bell with a 3.5 knock. Ouch.
#53@Turbine Dude: I didn’t know we had any wheels left. I thought we’d been running on rims for about 10 weeks now…
#55@Schlom: But, still tradable right?
If Heath Bell ain’t right, ain’t nothing right.
#57@Sean Callahan: I was hoping we had ‘run flats.’
Charger’s traing camp starts on Monday!
#61@Turbine Dude: training
#61@Turbine Dude: Waiter! More beer please!
Players on the disabled list cannot be traded without permission of the Commissioner. For more information on trades, see “Players to be Named,” “Trade Demands,” “Trading Deadline,” and “Waivers.”
#60@Turbine Dude: Glass half-full.
Why didn’t Bud just take Bell out after the first run-scoring hit? There’s no point in wasting any more pitches from the only reliever you currently trust…
How about a Merideth, Iguchi, Bard trade for a mascot that can hit?
#54@parlo: Everyone sort of went off topic on what my basic point was — that low payroll teams can’t afford to make any mistakes if they want to compete. As good as the Padres were from 2004-2007, the numerous mistakes they made kept them from winning more then one playoff game.
This season they are really paying for those mistakes, adding them to the ones that Towers made during the off-season is making them one of the worst teams in baseball — really the worst when you consider the division they play in.
You guys ragged on me for ragging on Merideth in Spring Training. Well, I feel like putting up one of those smiley faces with the tongue sticking out.
#66@Turbine Dude: How about the entire 25 man roster, for 25 random players. Could they be worse?
A grand slam here would be fitting…
#64@Kevin: Those are rules to a fantasy league.
#69@Field39: No. Swap the Storm for the Padres for a series and see what happens. What do you have to lose?
#69@Field39: Seen the Nationals roster?
#70@Sean Callahan: Alas, not to be. We’ll need one of our own to tie it up. Kouz or Headely will have to be the man, because there’s no one on the bench likely to do it with Clark now gone.
#71@Schlom: Nevermind, I mis-read that.
Guys, I’m just trying to liven things up during a game that has gone awry. I didn’t mean to start anything serious.
#73@Kevin: I am disgusted well beyond rational thought.
Are more of you coming around to my way of thinking?
Screw this game, I’m watching the Tour de France.
What are the odds that the Padres score 12 runs on my last night here?
#79@Schlom: Nooooooooooooo! Anything but that.
Something easing my pain right now is this video …
parlo … check it out … you’ll smile, I promise.
#77@Field39: Yeah, Seinfeld always loses the girl but in different ways. The Padres always lose the game but in different ways.
Gosh, the bullpen really suck tonight.
What the heck was Thatcher doing? He just didn’t look like he can put anything past anybody. It was wacked.
Then, Bell was just crappy even if two of those hits were the lucky sort.
Of course, even with a generous out call at home, the Padres still let another run in.
Crap. I had to turn off the TV, I was so mad. It was ridiculous.
At least in this game, Maddux off the hook and Bell got the loss after having three vulture wins to his record.
#84@Didi: I have installed chicken wire, in front of my television set. This has helped to keep my costs down.
#81@Kevin: Actually I threw that in there to see what the reaction would be. It’s interesting that everyone is critical of cycling because of all the cheating but I think everyone realizes that if they tested other sports they’d, at least in the case of football nail about everyone.
#85@Field39: I beat my dog — it teaches him discipline and gets rid of my stress. It’s win-win. If not the dog, then one of my nephews since they deserve it more then my dog.
But hey, Chargers training camp starts Monday!
Germano being Germano …
… but it is nice to see McAnulty hitting .579 … and Antonelli with a double …
Carillo and Kulbacki making beautiful music together …
#82@LynchMob: Thank you. You are right, that was funny. Caucasians dancing are very comical. I am only messing with you. I am Brazilian and Irish, so i see humor in it all.
My grandfather arrived in NY off a coffee boat from Brazil after WWI. His family was from Portugal originally. My grandfather saw Mel Ott and Carl Hubbel play at the Polo Grounds. My father moved here to work in defense plants in the 1940s. He used to talk for hours about the PCL.
He made road trips north to Los Angeles to see the Giants play the Dodgers when they first moved west.
My mother was from Ireland and met my …………alright, you get the idea.
Going to Yankee Stadium/Fenway/Wrigley/Commiskey in the 1980/90s brought the whole history of the game full circle to me
There will be other times to meet….like in a week or so when I go to the game. I’ll let ya know.
Khalil Greene’s homer was his first in 57 at-bats, ninth of the season and 84th with the Padres, snapping a tie with Steve Finley and Carmelo Martinez for ninth on the franchise list.
Greg Maddux now has the longest streak of winless starts (13) in one season by a pitcher who had already recorded 300 career wins. Warren Spahn held the record pitching for the Mets and Giants in 1965.
A good look at what the Padres minor leaguers did yesterday is at …
Is DePo’s blog “propoganda”?
Last night is a good example of getting a pitcher out of the game early. Looper’s line- 3 innngs, 8 hits, 2 HR, 0 walks equals 68 pitches- a modest 3.6PPA. GONE
89:LM And a 1379 OBP. Did you see that while coming in on a fly the other day he ran into Stansbury , holding up play a few minutes? Both players were ok.
#98@malcolm: McAnulty made an out after my post last night … so now his BA is down to .550 …
… OPS = .679 + .700 = 1.379 … and yes, he’s still a madman in LF … but he’s available if/when the Padres need him …
Here’s how KG @ BP characterizes the Dykstra situation today …
Meanwhile, a deal that looked to be done is now completely up in the air. Another Boras client, Wake Forest first baseman Allan Dykstra had all but agreed to a $1.4 million bonus as the 23rd overall pick, but a physical revealed some hip problems that were thought to have been previously corrected. Details are sketchy, but the Padres and Boras are suddenly far from having a deal done, with many of the complications coming from the agent’s side, as Boras is well known for putting his own additional medical waivers as addendums to the standard contract.
… I’m still hoping to see him in Eugene this summer …
Hmmm, I’m not seeing a fresh IGD … hope all’s well, GY …
On with today’s game … Saturday, July 19th vs Cardinals … lineup looks same as last night …
J. Gerut cf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286
E. Gonzalez 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304
B. Giles rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303
A. Gonzalez 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
K. Kouzmanoff 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
C. Headley lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
K. Greene ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
N. Hundley c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208
R. Wolf p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .147
… and as you can see, Gerut started things off with a hit!