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Monday Morning Notes

Spent a good chunk of yesterday down at Hospitality Point. Didn’t do much, mainly just read some David Sedaris, listened to the iPod, and stared at sailboats on the water. I live about 15 minutes from the beach and can’t be bothered to get down there more than a handful of times a year. That [...]

Boatload o’ Links

Cautionary tale from La Casa de Joven… Wife: Get a haircut, you look like Leif Garrett. Me (busting out some crazy old school moves): Hey babe, I was made for dancing. Long, awkward silence. Really. Long. Really. Awkward. Silence. Wife: Get a haircut. Anyway, some of these links are kind of old, but not as [...]

Mailbag: Special Vinny Edition

The Adam Eaton to Texas rumors continue to float around but as yet, nothing has actually happened. Meantime, we’ve gotten some real good responses on the Brian Lawrence – Vinny Castilla trade so I thought I’d run a few letters, comments, and the like. Enjoy… From the venerable and ubiquitous Anonymous: I heard from a [...]

IGD: Padres vs Diamondbacks (16 Jul 2005)

first pitch: 7:05 p.m., PT television: Channel 4 matchup: Jake Peavy (7-3, 3.14 ERA) vs Claudio Vargas (3-4, 6.70 ERA) previews: ESPN | That was a satisfying win Friday night. After Sean Burroughs and Ramon Hernandez both dropped balls that would have ended the top of the sixth, en route to a five-run inning [...]

IGD: Padres vs Diamondbacks (14 Jul 2005)

first pitch: 7:05 p.m., PT television: Channel 4 matchup: Brian Lawrence (5-8, 4.14 ERA) vs Javier Vazquez (7-8, 4.54 ERA) preview: Okay, that was a nice break. Now let’s get back to baseball. The Padres open the second half of the season with a brief four-game homestand against second place Arizona. As has been [...]

IGD: Padres vs Giants (3 Jul 2005)

first pitch: 1:05 p.m., PT television: Channel 4 matchup: Tim Stauffer (1-4, 4.78 ERA) vs Jason Schmidt (6-3, 4.81 ERA) previews: ESPN | CBS | Great Rickey Henderson moment at Saturday night’s Surf Dawgs game. You need to remember that Henderson is the all-time Major League leader in runs scored and stolen bases, has [...]

In-Game Discussion: Padres vs White Sox (11 Jun 2005)

first pitch: 7:05 p.m., PT television: Channel 4 matchup: Tim Stauffer (1-2, 4.55 ERA) vs Mark Buehrle (7-1, 3.15 ERA) previews: ESPN | CBS | Same old story Friday night: Padres had chances but couldn’t take advantage of them. When you’re playing a good team like the White Sox, that’s not a recipe for [...]

ERA Leaders and Cy Young Award Votes

The Baseball Crank has two articles showing DIPS ERA leaders from the 2004 All-Star Break through Tuesday. Some names of interest to Padre fans: Pitcher IP DIPS ERA Jake Peavy 139 3.00 Ben Sheets 141 3.21 Jason Schmidt 141.1 3.36 David Wells 129 4.20 Brian Lawrence 120 4.24 Adam Eaton 122 4.26 Woody Williams 121.2 [...]


Woody Williams pitched another gem last night in San Francisco. That’s two real good games in a row from Williams, for those scoring at home. For those who didn’t see the game, know that he pitched even better than his line. Several hits were of the bloop variety, and his defense didn’t do him any [...]

Hoffman Blows Save, Coors Field Just Blows

That was ugly. And I’d say the same even if the Padres had ended up winning. Caught the first few innings on television. Some observations: Woody Williams had nothing. He was constantly falling behind in the count and having trouble locating his pitches. It was one game, and at Coors, so I’m not concerned about [...]