What to say about Wednesday night’s win (box score)… Huge? Yeah, a little. Fun? You bet. Jake Peavy struck out just one batter over seven solid innings en route to his 19th win. First time since August 2003 he’s registered fewer than two strikeouts in a game. Matt and Mud speculated that maybe Peavy had [...]
September 27, 1969, Atlanta: Braves 4, Padres 2 (box score) Ron Reed — yes, the former basketball player — dominated the Padres in this one. San Diego’s sole chance to cause major damage came in the sixth, and for a while it looked as though they might. With one out, Roberto Pena and Ollie Brown [...]
Game #158 time: 7:15 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jake Peavy (18-5, 2.36) vs Pat Misch (0-3, 2.75) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com This kid made a lot of Padres hitters schwing and Misch the last time he faced them. Thanks, you’re much too kind; please stop throwing vegetables.
Analysis is cheap, season-saving home runs are not. Thank you, Brian Giles, for keeping our hope alive (box score). Thanks also to Joe Thatcher for getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh, to Brady Clark for dropping a bloop single down the right-field line in the ninth, to Oscar Robles for drawing a [...]
September 26, 1969, Atlanta: Braves 10, Padres 4 (box score) The Padres jumped to an early lead against knuckleballer Phil Niekro in this one. Jose Arcia reached first on an error by shortstop Gil Garrido to start the game. After the next two batters were retired (and Niekro should have been out of the inning), [...]
Game #157 time: 7:15 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Brett Tomko (4-11, 5.36) vs Matt Cain (7-16, 3.68) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Brett Tomko is an anagram of Bottom Trek. Matt Cain is an anagram of Attic Man. I wish there were a super hero called Attic Man and he played for the Padres… Tunes: Joe [...]
For the working magician, the best tool in his toolbox is a little thing we like to call the false expectation. If played right, it can stun an audience into total submission. 1973 Draft Need a break from the current season? My article on the ’73 amateur draft is now up at Hardball Times. Where’s [...]
Game #156 time: 7:15 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Chris Young (9-7, 2.83) vs Barry Zito (9-13, 4.56) pre: Padres.com | B-R.com Sigh. Milton Bradley and Mike Cameron are out for the year. Less nonsense and more winning, please. Go Padres!
Oh well, we knew it was only a matter of time… It is clear that Milton Bradley has problems. Still, just because you’re crazy doesn’t mean they’re not out to make you crazy. On a more practical note, here’s hoping that Bradley’s latest episode serves to galvanize the Padres. Oh, and in the above video, [...]
September 24, 1969, San Diego: Padres 3, Giants 2 (box score) San Diego, with some help from the Giants defense, jumped on Juan Marichal immediately in this one. Jose Arcia and Roberto Pena singled to lead off the first. Ollie Brown then doubled home Arcia. After Marichal fanned the next two batters, Ivan Murrell flied [...]