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IGD: Padres @ Marlins (5 May 07)

first pitch: 10:05 a.m. PT television: Channel 4SD matchup: David Wells (1-1, 6.23 ERA) vs Sergio Mitre (5-1, 5.35 ERA) All I want for my birthday is a Padres win. Honestly, is that too much to ask?

Seventeen Innings of Solitude

Another gut-wrenching loss on Sunday (recap | box score). For the third time in five starts, David Wells didn’t look sharp at all. His final line wasn’t horrible; then again, “wasn’t horrible” is hardly the standard by which starters on a contending team should be measured. To their credit, the Padres picked up Wells and [...]

IGD: Padres vs Dodgers (29 Apr 07)

first pitch: 1:05 p.m. PT television: Channel 4SD matchup: David Wells (1-1, 6.00 ERA) vs Derek Lowe (2-3, 4.40 ERA) previews: | So, did that fly ball that Russell Martin hit off Trevor Hoffman last night scare the bejeezus out of you or what? Anyway, it’s nice to get back in the win [...]

Gonzalez, Greene Ruin Big Unit’s Return

That was fun. Two old guys serving up meat, and plenty of it? What’s not to love. Randy Johnson made his 2007 debut and looked a bit rusty. He had the good stuff, but his command wasn’t quite there and the Padres took advantage. Jose Cruz Jr., Adrian Gonzalez, and Khalil Greene all had field [...]

IGD: Padres @ Diamondbacks (24 Apr 07)

first pitch: 6:40 p.m. PT television: Channel 4SD matchup: David Wells (0-1, 5.06 ERA) vs Randy Johnson (0-0, –) previews: | David Wells? Randy Johnson? I think Messrs. Flansburgh and Linnell said it best: You’re older than you’ve ever been. And now you’re even older. And now you’re even older. And now you’re [...]

Snakes on a Baseball Diamond

After a much-needed off day on Monday, the Padres head to Phoenix for a midweek series. We’ll see three potentially excellent pitching matchups: David Wells vs Randy Johnson on Tuesday, Jake Peavy vs Brandon Webb on Wednesday, and Chris Young vs Livan Hernandez on Thursday. Speaking of pitchers, the Padres are back down to a [...]

Checking In on the New Guys

The Padres lost on Sunday, and I have surprisingly little to say about it. They didn’t really do anything wrong other than run into Jason Hirsh, who is pitching very well right now. I liked what I saw from Greg Maddux. Again. Actually, I like what I’m seeing from a lot of the new guys: [...]

A Lot Can Go Wrong in a Game

I don’t have the heart to watch this one a second time on TiVo, so we’ll have to rely on my impressions of Wednesday night’s game (recap | box score) as viewed from the upper deck. Scary proposition, I know, but there it is. David Wells pitched a beautiful game. Honestly, I don’t know that [...]

IGD: Padres vs Diamondbacks (18 Apr 07)

first pitch: 7:05 p.m. PT television: Channel 4SD matchup: David Wells (0-1, 7.00 ERA) vs Brandon Webb (1-1, 5.21 ERA) previews: | Not that you’ll hear anyone complain, but I’d like to know what the schedule makers were thinking here: Date Time (PT) Location Apr 15 5:05 p.m. Los Angeles Apr 16 5:05 [...]

Better Ways to Get There

Yeah, I’m happy that the Padres won on Tuesday (recap | box score). Actually, relieved is more like it (pun only partially intended). The bullpen coming through with nine innings of two-hit shutout baseball is huge. I still can’t believe the Mets had no use for Heath Bell. Still, this Mike Cameron losing fly balls [...]