Busy, busy, busy… Scouting Jake Peavy (Baseball Analysts, via Jim Parish in the comments). Joe P. Sheehan dissects the repertoire of Jake Peavy. Brian Giles has surgery on knee (San Diego Union-Tribune, via Tom Waits in the comments). Brian Giles, who has been having trouble with his right knee since April, is expected to be [...]
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!
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 [...]
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.
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 #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 #148 time: 1:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jake Peavy (17-6, 2.44) vs Tim Lincecum (7-4, 3.99) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Swish. Swoosh. Ah, that’s a real nice breeze. Also, congrats to Khalil Greene on becoming the 10th shortstop in big-league history to collect 40 doubles and 20 homers in the same season.
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 [...]