Rain is falling and I’m trying to think of something — anything — to say about Opening Day. Well, it’s here… assuming the rain lets up at some point.
The Padres come home after a 2-4 road trip that may tempt some observers to go all Nile Rodgers on the team. I dunno, it’s six games; hard to get too excited one way or the other just yet. Still, a few things bug me:
- Padres #1 and #2 hitters are batting .091/.123/.109 in 58 PA, with one run scored.
- The much-ballyhooed aggressiveness on the basepaths has backfired more often than not.
- Padres hurlers have allowed 11 homers so far, most in the National League.
- Chris Young needed exactly one start to land on the disabled list, which is quick even by his standards.
On the bright side:
- Adrian Gonzalez and Chase Headley have started strong.
- Former first-round picks Cesar Ramos and Tim Stauffer are pitching surprisingly well.
- There are 156 more games on the schedule.
Rain on Opening Day. Is that an omen? Nah, I’m pretty sure it’s just water.