IGD: Padres @ Mets (7 Aug 08)

Padres @ Mets
9:10 a.m. PT
DIRECTV 722 (Mets feed)
AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 187

Morning baseball. Huzzah.

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Meanwhile, my latest article is up at Hardball Times: Remembering the 1983 Lynchburg Mets. Relevance? Well, the Padres are playing the Mets. Also, a few of the guys on that team have San Diego ties: right-hander Calvin Schiraldi spent some time with the Friars, outfielder Darryl Denby attended Lincoln High, and first baseman Randy Milligan attended Mesa College.

So there.

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92 Responses »

  1. What the heck was going on with the lineup debacle?
    I see no reason to not have Edgar at 2B. Anybody knows?

  2. #40@JMAR: 5 IP is certainly not what your looking for, but it sure seems like with modern bullpen usage a 6 inning starter is pretty much the norm once you’ve moved beyond your 1 and 2. Haven’t really looked at data, but that’s my off the cuff take. What do you think?

  3. #42@Didi: Did you see the 2nd pitch in the sequence that Joe Smith delivered to Kouz in that at bat. It was a foot and a half outside the strike zone and Kouz of course swung at it.

    Ted Williams once said “in every at bat you get one good pitch to swing at”. In Kouzmanoff’s mind, you get 4.

  4. Whoa, Scott Hairston is playing second base. And of course the first two balls are hit to him.

  5. Apparently Buddy can’t even fill out a lineup card for the umpire.:)

  6. #51@Didi: I speculated yesterday he’s been slumping and Iguchi could possibly, albeit remote, bring someone in trade. Combining those two leads me to conclude we’ll see more of Iguchi and less of Edgar for at least the rest of the month. My .02 anyway.

  7. #55@Surfin’ Bird: We have no idea what really happened yet.

  8. Re: 51
    Apparently Buddy and the rookie home plate umpire had a little miscommunication. Once the ump wrote down whatever he wrote down, he couldn’t change. It was writ in stone. So, Giles had to stay in, even though it appears he was traded to the Red Sox, and Corey remained in the pitcher’s spot.

    I think.

  9. Jody Gerrut is The MAN!!!

  10. #51@Didi: Oh, I didn’t realize what you were asking when I wrote my response in #56. Sounds like Surfin’ Bird has it answered in #58 though.

  11. We can’t forget that in that 8th inning in which the Padres wasted yet another scoring opportunity, Hairston (stationed on second base) slid into 3rd base on a Gonzalez base hit to left.

    Only 35 at bats or so, but anyone notice what Jody Gerut has done to left handers this year ? Somebody must have put something in Gerut’s cereal, the guy has been amazing in this series.

  12. 3 HRs in 3 games. 2 in the 9th inning. Gerut CRUSHED that one. We better resign this guy. he has been great on both sides of the ball all year.

  13. How many solo HRs has the Padres hit?
    It seems to be a bunch the last week or so.

    58: What? That just seems to be dumb on the umpire’s part. Why can’t he changed it after making a mistake?

  14. 61: Ah, I get it now. Still you made a good point about Iguchi.
    This 13 pitchers thing is really killing me…I just have to type that. GRRRRRRR….

  15. Re: 64
    The announcer on SNY compared it, albeit tongue in cheek, to an officer writing a speeding ticket. “You can’t stop the process.

    There must be something in the rule book that explains it better than I can.

  16. Ah, crap. Another lost this time the first base umpire got the wrong call.

    Still, if Kouz would just hit the ball to the OF or not do a Khalil. Frustrating.

  17. Bell’s ERA just keeps going up..

    I’ll say it again.. why do I watch this team that constantly stabs me in the heart?