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Friday Links (28 Sep 07)

Coffee in the bloodstream, jazz in the ears, baseball on the brain. Let’s get busy… Trade winds blow true (San Diego Union-Tribune). Tom Krasovic tells us what we already know: Kevin Towers is good at that trading thing. Here’s a passage that helps confirm some things we’ve long suspected: Padres statistical analysts deserve credit, Towers [...]

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 [...]

Cassel’s Made of Sand (and Blue)

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 [...]

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 [...]

Peavy Ties Benes, Bullpen (Barely) Holds On to Beat Mets

Nice to hang on for the win Wednesday night (box score). Congrats to Jake Peavy for tying Andy Benes’ career mark for strikeouts by a Padres pitcher. The game wasn’t without its white-knuckle moments, aka the ninth inning. Several folks have noted that the Padres are having difficulty closing out games, and I’m happy (or [...]

Slugging Shortstops and Home-Field Advantage

Not to beat a dead horse, but it’s worth noting that since reaching the big leagues in September 2003, Khalil Greene has hit more home runs on the road (42) than any other shortstop in baseball. Baltimore’s Miguel Tejada comes in second, with 40 in about 300 more at-bats. Greene also has the best ISO. [...]

Road Trip to Cooperstown: San Diego to Oklahoma City

I am so sick of beef jerky and granola bars. Seriously, you have no idea. Three Things Two common billboards that adorn the highway in New Mexico are those that sell fireworks and those that preach abstinence. There is a joke here somewhere. The aunt of Khalil Greene’s wife works at a bank in Amarillo. [...]

IGD: Padres vs Phillies (19 Jul 07)

Game #94 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Chris Young (8-3, 1.97) vs Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.83) pre: Padres.com, SI.com In 2002, the Padres were believed to be interested in local southpaw Cole Hamels with their first pick (#13 overall). Of course, they passed on Hamels (as well as Scott Kazmir) and instead selected [...]

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 [...]

Friday Links (1 Jun 07)

I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am the Padres came back to win Thursday night. I’m not sure how much enthusiasm I could’ve faked if they’d lost to Shawn Chacon. Nice to see Khalil Greene render the umpires’ confusion regarding Josh Bard‘s 11th inning “double” irrelevant by driving home pinch-runner Rob [...]