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Jake the Efficient

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 [...]

Friday Links (21 Sep 07)

I love a pennant race. We made it out to all four games against the Pirates this week — even got to sit in Toyota Terrace on Thursday. I try to do that once a year because they keep all the riff-raff out of that level. Hey, wait, I’m the riff-raff. Anyway, the Padres are [...]

Somebody’s Got a Case of the Thursdays

If you thought Wednesday night’s loss (box score) was dreadful, here’s something even verse: Once was a boy, age fifteen years,       Hiram Helsel was his name, And he was sick two years or so;       He has left this world of pain; His friends they miss this lovely boy,   [...]

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together

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 [...]

Hey, I Can See First Place from Here

Fun win Tuesday night (box score). They’re all fun, though, aren’t they? Justin Germano wasn’t brilliant, but he didn’t have to be because the offense came through against defending Cy Young award winner Brandon Webb. Geoff at Ballhype Elsewhere in reality, I’ve started writing for Ballhype. My first article — “Barry Zito Is the New [...]

IGD: Padres vs Marlins (5 Jul 07)

Game #84 time: 12:35 p.m. PT tv: none sp: Jake Peavy (9-2, 2.09) vs Byung-Hyun Kim (2-2, 4.50) pre: Padres.com, SI.com You already know this, but Kevin Kouzmanoff is quietly putting together a nice little season. His overall numbers are masked by a miserable start, but since May 1, he’s been hanging with some pretty [...]

Kouz Control

Let’s start with the obvious: The Padres were lucky to win on Wednesday night (recap | boxscore). In a reversal of two recent losses in Atlanta, the Padres came away with a victory when they probably shouldn’t have. David Wells pitched another fine game at home (2.67 ERA in five starts at Petco Park this [...]

Lots of Lumber, a Little Ballet

For the second straight start, Jake Peavy worked extremely hard in the first inning and then settled down to pitch a good game. I’m mostly encouraged by this. It’s great that Peavy is showing the ability to pitch to contact; maybe next he can figure out how to do that out of the gate: Jake [...]

Friday Links (18 May 07)

I hope everyone is enjoying the book so far (and spreading the word!). I continue to receive positive feedback, so I take that as a good sign. I’m now sketching ideas for the 2008 Annual; if you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a note in the comments or drop me a line. Meanwhile, [...]

Kouz Da Man

I’ve got a ton of terrible headlines playing on Kevin Kouzmanoff‘s nickname; I’m glad I finally get to use one. On a night when Jake Peavy was less than his usual dominant self (and merely very good), the Padres came back against the Reds and won a game they probably should have lost (recap | [...]