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IGD: Padres @ Rockies (25 Jul 07)

Game #100 time: 12:05 p.m. PT tv: none sp: Justin Germano vs Aaron Cook You really do not see a lot of guys with Aaron Cook’s abysmal strikeout rates stick around in the big leagues these days. It’s a credit to Cook that he’s able to make it work, but kids, don’t try this at [...]

IGD: Padres vs Phillies (20 Jul 07)

Game #95 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Justin Germano (6-3, 3.55) vs Adam Eaton (8-6, 5.98) pre:, Adam Eaton returns to San Diego for his first start against the old uniform. Once a perpetual breakout candidate, Eaton has enjoyed very little success since leaving the Padres in January 2006. Admittedly, he [...]

Friday Links (20 Jul 07)

How ’bout that Chris Young. Friday night we get to watch one of the guys he was traded for, Adam Eaton. For the record, his ERA is a tad higher than Young’s… Young helps stifle Phils with vanishing fastball (San Diego Union-Tribune). Geoff Blum scored the game’s only run Thursday night. Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, [...]

Weekend in the Desert

Shutting out the Diamondbacks on Sunday took some sting out of the weekend series. Saturday night’s game was particularly frustrating, but what can you do other than hope the bullpen holds next time out, which it did. Some positives: Adrian Gonzalez is starting to get his stroke back. The single and double on Sunday were [...]

IGD: Padres @ Diamondbacks (15 Jul 07)

Game #90 time: 1:40 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Justin Germano (5-3, 3.90) vs Brandon Webb (8-6, 3.37) pre:, Brandon Webb’s GB/FB ratio is down a bit this year (3.18). That’s still extremely good, but it’s not as freakish as it was in ’05 (4.34) or ’06 (4.06). Webb is no less effective [...]

Who Is Taxing the Bullpen?

One thing I’m tracking this season is reliever usage. We know the Padres bullpen has been outstanding all year, but are the two fortysomethings in the rotation putting a strain on the relievers? With five guys in the bullpen who pitch on a regular basis plus two others who are along for the ride, it’s [...]

IGD: Padres vs Braves (6 Jul 07)

Game #85 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Justin Germano (5-2, 3.12) vs Buddy Carlyle (2-2, 4.74) pre:, The last time Buddy Carlyle started a game in San Diego, it was at Qualcomm Stadium and he wore a Padres uniform. Since leaving here, Carlyle has spent time pitching in Hanshin, Japan; Wichita; [...]

Monthly Roundtable: June 2007

Welcome to the latest edition of the Ducksnorts monthly roundtable. Participants this time include Anthony Trifiletti (Friar Watch), Peter Friberg (various; currently covering prospects here at Ducksnorts under the title “Padres Prospect Report”), Jim Higgins (FriarBall), John Conniff and Denis Savage (, a webzine that covers the Padres’ minor leagues), Larry Brown (AOL FanHouse), and [...]

IGD: Padres @ Dodgers (1 Jul 07)

Game #80 time: 1:10 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Justin Germano (5-1, 2.67) vs Chad Billingsley (4-0, 4.01) pre:, I’ve got no real angle for this one other than a sweep would be nice. The Padres have won seven straight road series and are 24-17 away from Petco Park this season. They also [...]

IGD: Padres @ Giants (25 Jun 07)

Game #75 time: 7:15 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Justin Germano (5-1, 2.63) vs Tim Lincecum (2-2, 5.88) pre:, Before we get to the game, I’d like to offer my condolences to Rod Beck’s family and friends. Beck died on Saturday at the chillingly young age of 38. I was hoping to say [...]