Where do I even begin? That this isn’t the way I’d wanted to see the season end seems so beyond doubt that it hardly bears mentioning, and yet I just mentioned it. Even though a thing is obvious, it still needs a voice. I hate writing this. I hate thinking this. Honestly? I hate everything [...]
Game #163 time: 4:37 p.m. PT tv: TBS sp: Jake Peavy (19-6, 2.36) vs Josh Fogg (10-9, 4.79) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Analyze this one however you’d like; it’s one game, and anything can happen. That is my greatest fear and also my greatest hope. Go Padres!
Game #155 time: 1:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (13-10, 3.95) vs Jeff Francis (16-8, 4.25) pre: B-R.com Welcome to the final home game of the 2007 regular season. Let’s make it a good one…
Game #154 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jack Cassel (1-0, 2.87) vs Mark Redman (1-4, 9.28) pre: B-R.com Mark Redman is the best pitcher ever. Not really, but if I tell you what I really think, he’ll throw a no-hitter. Go Padres!
Game #153 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jake Peavy (18-6, 2.39) vs Franklin Morales (2-2, 3.81) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Big series this weekend against the Rockies. Yeah, you think? The Padres have won seven in a row, while Colorado has taken its last five. With one more win in their final 10 games, [...]
Game #142 time: 12:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Chris Young (9-6, 2.63) vs Josh Fogg (8-9, 5.01) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com I liked this pitching matchup a lot better in July. Now would be a good time for Chris Young to remember that he’s a dominant big-league pitcher and not some guy who can’t find [...]
Game #141 time: 5:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (11-9, 3.75) vs Jeff Francis (15-6, 4.12) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Jeff Francis has been terrific again this year, proving that his 2006 breakout season was no fluke. On the bright side, he’s been terrible against the Padres of late. Francis has allowed at least [...]
Game #140 time: 6:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Justin Germano (7-8, 4.11) vs Elmer Dessens (2-2, 7.39) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com While rummaging through the MLB press notes for Friday night’s game I found this little nugget at the bottom of page 9: the Padres have lost a total of 241 games to the disabled [...]
Game #120 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Clay Hensley (1-3, 6.18) vs Elmer Dessens (1-1, 6.60) pre: Padres.com, SI.com, B-R.com Clay and Elmer… Sounds more like a pre-school art class than a big-league ballgame, but whatever. Go Padres!
Game #119 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Chris Young (9-4, 2.02) vs Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2, 6.57) pre: Padres.com, SI.com, B-R.com In case you haven’t voted in the poll, we need to come up with a song from the late-’70s or early-’80s that the Padres can adopt as their theme. Remember how the White [...]