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Padres Walk to Victory

I don’t mean to sound like a sore winner, but when you put 17 guys on base, you really need to score more than four runs. We’ll take the victory, of course, it’s just that this game shouldn’t have been close (recap | box score). Chris Young looked terrific, allowing just two runs over six [...]

IGD: Padres @ Braves (7 May 07)

first pitch: 4:05 p.m. PT television: Channel 4SD matchup: Chris Young (3-2, 3.34 ERA) vs Chuck James (3-2, 4.83 ERA) preview: Padres.com | SI.com If you dig deep enough, you can almost always find a statistical split that casts your favorite team/player into a more positive light. Here’s a fun one for the Padres so [...]

Four in Atlanta, Unsolicited Roster Suggestions

Went to Vegas over the weekend. Thought about betting on some baseball games, but the return on investment is terrible. Hard to justify laying down an upper-deck ticket for a 60% chance of winning a bag of peanuts. Mutual funds would be better, but I couldn’t find any at the sports book. Meanwhile, down in [...]

1969: Padres Rally Late, Earn Split with Braves in Atlanta

May 1, 1969, Atlanta: Padres 4, Braves 3 (box score) May began for the Padres in the same way April had — with a win. Dick Kelley and Ron Reed started this one in front of 5,854 fans at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. Kelley hadn’t pitched well in his first start against the Braves on [...]

1969: Padres Finish April with Loss in Atlanta

April 30, 1969, Atlanta: Braves 6, Padres 3 (box score) Play-by-play data for this game are incomplete. We know that Phil Niekro started for the Braves and went the distance; we know that Nate Colbert hit his fifth homer of the season. Gary Ross got the start for San Diego, but faced just three batters. [...]

1969: Ollie Brown Leads Padres Past Atlanta

April 22, 1969, San Diego: Padres 8, Braves 4 (box score) The Braves jumped out to an early lead against left-hander Dick Kelley. In the top of the second, after retiring the first two batters, Kelley served up singles to two of the weakest batters in the lineup, shortstop Sonny Jackson and pitcher Pat Jarvis. [...]

1969: Padres Return Home, Fall to Braves

April 21, 1969, San Diego: Braves 5, Padres 2 (box score) Back home in San Diego, the Padres welcomed the Atlanta Braves to town for a brief two-game series. The Braves were led by Hank Aaron, whose 512 career home runs placed him fifth on the all-time leaderboard behind Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Willie Mays, [...]

Friday Links (13 Oct 06)

The day job is completely kicking my butt right now, so just a few links for you today without much commentary. Over at Padres RunDown, Peter’s posted the first few installments of his Top 25 Padres Minor League Players: 21-25, 16-20, 11-15, and 6-10. Eight years later, opportunity knocks for Hoffman (ESPN). Nice piece by [...]

Hacking on a 2-1 Count

Yesterday we talked about the Padres’ inability to hit on a 2-1 count. We speculated on reasons why this might be so. Reader Anthony suggested that some hard hit balls may have died on the warning track at Petco or that some players might be thinking walk first when they get ahead in the count. [...]