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IGD: Padres vs Astros (19 Aug 07)

Game #123 time: 1:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (8-9, 4.00) vs Matt Albers (3-5, 5.99) pre: Padres.com, SI.com, B-R.com A little haiku for your dining and dancing pleasure… request to Padres: please don’t make me fall asleep again at Petco

IGD: Padres vs Rockies (14 Aug 07)

Game #118 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (7-9, 4.15) vs Jeff Francis (13-5, 4.06) pre: Padres.com, SI.com, B-R.com I understand that it is customary to panic when a team is three games out of first place with 45 remaining on the schedule. According to Wikipedia, “the word panic derives from the [...]

IGD: Padres @ Cardinals (8 Aug 07)

Game #112 time: 5:10 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (7-8, 4.20) vs Kip Wells (4-13, 5.58) pre: Padres.com, SI.com, B-R.com I’m fighting a battle with Excel that I cannot win. This chart was supposed to be useful; instead, it’s just… colorful? Kinda reminds me of a Dead show I once saw in Vegas. [...]

IGD: Padres @ Rockies (23 Jul 07)

Game #98 time: 6:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (7-7, 4.17) vs Jeff Francis (10-5, 4.07) Before the season I thought that Colorado’s pitching would surprise folks, and it has. I also suggested that Jeff Francis could finish in the top 10 in the NL in ERA. That probably won’t happen, but for [...]

IGD: Padres vs Mets (18 Jul 07)

Game #93 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (7-7, 4.35) vs John Maine (10-5, 2.91) pre: Padres.com, SI.com If you want to feel bad for a team, how about the Baltimore Orioles. They traded John Maine and Jorge Julio to the Mets for Kris Benson. New York turned Julio into Orlando Hernandez, [...]

IGD: Padres @ Diamondbacks (13 Jul 07)

Game #88 time: 6:40 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (7-6, 4.19) vs Doug Davis (5-10, 4.26) pre: Padres.com, SI.com Over the All-Star break, between episodes of Enterprise, I visited the Museum of San Diego History on Free Tuesday. I didn’t spend a lot of time there (a few too many busloads of kids), [...]

Who Is Taxing the Bullpen?

One thing I’m tracking this season is reliever usage. We know the Padres bullpen has been outstanding all year, but are the two fortysomethings in the rotation putting a strain on the relievers? With five guys in the bullpen who pitch on a regular basis plus two others who are along for the ride, it’s [...]

IGD: Padres vs Braves (8 Jul 07)

Game #87 time: 5:05 p.m. PT tv: ESPN sp: Greg Maddux (4-5, 4.16) vs Kyle Davies (3-7, 5.85) pre: Padres.com, SI.com The Padres are assured of entering the All-Star break with the NL West lead. Greg Maddux gets the final start of the first half for San Diego against his former team. Somebody set the [...]

Two Points of Rage, Please

I’m more than a little furious about Tuesday night’s loss (recap | box score), but I’ve got a monthly roundtable to finish, so I’ll distill my rage into two points: It is public knowledge that Greg Maddux tends to implode after five innings (opponents are batting .333/.351/.632 against him from the sixth on) or 75 [...]

IGD: Padres vs Marlins (3 Jul 07)

Game #82 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (7-4, 3.66) vs Scott Olsen (6-6, 4.93) pre: Padres.com, SI.com For your enjoyment. The usual disclaimers about the limitations of OPS+ as a serious measure of anything apply… Top 10 MLB Shortstops by OPS+, 2004-2007 Player PA OPS+ Stats are through games of July [...]