Back in April, I wrote my annual “Looking Forward to…” piece on the Padres over at Baseball Think Factory. In the interest of holding myself accountable, and maybe learning something in the process, I thought we should do a quick review. We’ll cover the position players today and the pitchers on Monday. Marcus Giles, 2B [...]
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 [...]
If Tuesday night’s opener provides any indication, this series in Los Angeles is going to be tough. Sure, the final score was 9-4, but the Dodgers just would not go away. The Padres even had to get Trevor Hoffman up and warming at the end. Jake Gets It Done Jake Peavy came back strong after [...]
I don’t want to talk about David Wells, do you? Good, let’s move on, then, and pretend we’re still on the road. After driving 873 miles on 4 1/2 hours of sleep and missing the Smokies game on Wednesday night, I ventured from the interstate and into the Smoky Mountains (ah, they take their name [...]
first pitch: 7:05 p.m. PT television: Channel 4SD matchup: David Wells (4-3, 4.79 ERA) vs Jeff Weaver (0-6, 14.32 ERA) previews: Padres.com | SI.com We’ve seen what happens when we talk smack about Geoff Blum. I’m not saying a word about Jeff Weaver. Go Padres!
Eight series wins in a row? Really, I had no idea. Greg Maddux brought his A-game on Wednesday night (recap | boxscore), and Geoff Blum and Hiram Bocachica led the offense en route to a — Say what? Blum and Boca-who-ca? Yep. Blum drove in four runs on the evening, doubling his season total. All [...]
Not a lot to say this morning that hasn’t already been beaten to death. The Padres had opportunities Tuesday evening (recap | boxscore) but failed to cash in on them. Loading the bases and making a guy throw 34 pitches in the first inning is great; leaving all three runners stranded, not so much. David [...]
Do you notice any themes emerging early in the season? Here’s one: Keep the game close and then let the bullpen take care of things. It happened again Monday night (recap | box score). San Francisco’s Matt Cain took a no-hitter into the seventh. That inning, Khalil Greene smashed a double down the left field [...]