First off, I apologize for Xavier Nady’s performance Tuesday night (recap | box score). My wife chastised me before the game for wearing my #20 Nady Storm jersey, and sure enough, Nady went nuts. My bad; it won’t happen again. Also, I got carded at Yard House, which was freakin’ sweet. Mmmm, chocolate porter. Moving [...]
September 19, 1969, San Diego: Braves 12, Padres 3 (box score) Another day, another blowout. The Padres trailed, 4-2, after an inning, and that was as close as they ever got. The Braves banged out 17 hits and San Diego starter Mike Corkins left after retiring just one of the six batters he faced. Rico [...]
Game #150 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (12-10, 3.91) vs Tom Gorzelanny (14-7, 3.45) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. — Sun Tzu Or even 162 battles. Go Padres!
Dude, what’s the name of that one taco shop we used to eat at on Convoy? One game out of first with 13 remaining? I’d say that’s a good place to be. Just bullet points today: Congrats to Jack Cassel on picking up his first big-league victory on Monday night. He scared the heck out [...]
September 18, 1969, San Diego: Padres 7, Reds 1 (box score) Here’s the danger of small sample sizes, as illustrated by Jose Arcia. We’ve established that the guy couldn’t hit a lick, and yet, over a four-game period in mid-September, he went 9-for-18 with four doubles. In this one, Arcia collected four hits en route [...]
Game #149 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jack Cassel (0-0, 4.66) vs John Van Benschoten (0-5, 10.86) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com You know what my favorite part of Walker, Texas Ranger is? Pretty much nothing…
Here’s a fun stat that is getting zero play: Nearly 60% of all home runs in Padres games this year have been hit by the Padres. That’s the highest percentage in MLB. The full list: Percentage of Home Runs hit by One Team in Its Games Team HR HRA Pct Statistics are courtesy of ESPN [...]
September 17, 1969, San Diego: Reds 10, Padres 5 (box score) Like offense? You’d have loved this one. Thirty-one hits. Six batters collected three base knocks — five of them played, as you might have imagined, for the visiting Reds. Cincinnati scored early and often against starter Joe Niekro (and everyone else the Padres sent [...]
Game #148 time: 1:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jake Peavy (17-6, 2.44) vs Tim Lincecum (7-4, 3.99) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Swish. Swoosh. Ah, that’s a real nice breeze. Also, congrats to Khalil Greene on becoming the 10th shortstop in big-league history to collect 40 doubles and 20 homers in the same season.
September 16, 1969, San Diego: Padres 8, Astros 1 (box score) Tommie Sisk entered Tuesday’s contest with a 1-11 record. Houston’s starter, Tom Griffin, came in with a 10-7 record. This day, though, belonged to Sisk and the San Diego Padres. The home team got to work early. Jose Arcia, the previous game’s star, led [...]