by Geoff Young on Jul 27, 2008
Padres @ Pirates
10:35 a.m. PT
Channel 4SD, DIRECTV 728
AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 185
Tagged as: mlb, padres, pirates
Everyone see this? Matt Bush was hurt in a fight:
Wow what a disaster he continues to beâ€¦
Adrian was awsome yesterday. Sorry I haven’t been around for a while. Wife’s whole famn damily is in town.
No Giles today? Should the rumors start flying?
#4@Masticore317: Either that, or he is just getting a Sunday off.
#4@Masticore317: It was reported in the UT that he’d get a day off. He’s still got a sore shoulder and leg, and Maholm has been rough on lefties.
Bush might go down as the biggest screw up in Padre drafting history
#8@Tom Waits: you can’t count out the possibility of future screw ups… so… might.
126+ pitches with the franchise’s most valuable player in a lost season. And a 12 man pitching staff.
Kind of curious that two last place teams would let their best pitchers throw 127 and 118 pitches.
#10@Tom Waits: Criminal, even if they are going to use the extra day of rest this week and keep the rotation intact, i.e. not skip Banks’ next start.
The strike zone appears capricious today.
Nice game back for Bard.
No hyperbole there.
Was he really laboring out there?
#15@Stephen: It’s 127 pitchers for a pitcher with a long-term and recent history of injury, who just happens to the Padres’ most valuable player. He was going deep into counts his last 2 innings. We’re 25 games under .500, and we have a 12 man bullpen. Does it make even the slightest bit of sense to risk Peavy in that situation?
Hey, a series win!
#16@Tom Waits: I’m not endorsing 127 pitches. But I think he throws 110 regularly. I don’t know that 127 is egregious.
Peavy, Bell and Hoffman. Just like old times.
#18@Kevin: When research has shown that every pitch above 110 is a fatigued pitch, thereby increasing the risk of injury, then 127 is pretty abusive when there’s nothing to be gained from it.
#20@Bruce: I just wanted to say “egregious.”
I’m too tired right at the moment to think if my “five dates that changed the Padres’ season” would be any different …
… these sure seem monstrous to me.
Here’s a few bright spots down on the farm …
… Kulbacki hitting .373 over the past 2 month (177 ABs) …
#21@Kevin: Fair enough
I just watched the highlights from today’s game at padres.com … wow, how bizarre are those … the broadcasters are blah … and I mean *blah* … and what few fans are there are even blah’er … ouch …not a good time to be a Pittsburgh Pirate nor one of their few fans …
Some good Q&A with Grady Fuson here …
i haven’t seen either of them play in person, but you guys have. who seems to be the better center fielder, gerut or hairston? thanks.
Trevor Hoffman pitched a scoreless ninth for his 21th save in 24 chances. Hoffman saved all three of San Diego’s wins in the series. … San Diego finished 4-7 on an 11-game road trip, its longest of the season. … Peavy was thrown out trying to steal second base to end the fifth inning. It was the second steal attempt of his career. … Hairston, who finished 1-for-3, is hitting .364 with eight home runs and 11 RBI in 17 games in July.
I live in Pittsburgh, so I thought I’d post a couple things hyar. (No worries, long time Padres fan!)
Get to PNC park if you can. Great place to see a ballgame.
In response to #25, the Pirates have a pretty passionate fanbase, but the last 16-18 years have left then pretty sour.
I think Peavy tried to steal because it was hot out.
Khalil looks largely lost at the plate, and Ambres got the golden sombrero.