Not Ironic, Really, Just Coincidental

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.

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  1. 1 start and a trip to the DL. I’m not very sabretastic, but I think that’s a bad ratio.

  2. If it was an omen, it was a bad omen for the Braves. Or maybe just a preview of them crying in their beers after getting a record smack down.