Padres skipper Bud Black started Alberto Gonzalez at first base on Friday evening against the Dodgers. The results were predictably awful, as Ted Lilly and three relievers proceeded to blank the home club on four hits. With Kyle Blanks and Jesus Guzman nursing injuries and a lefty on the mound, Black’s options were limited. He [...]
Things started so well in San Francisco. Those first two wins against the Giants at PhoneCo Park lulled us into a false sense of competence.
The minor leagues can be funny. In Albuquerque, I saw a fly ball kick out of the glove of Dodgers prospect Trayvon Robinson and over the left-field fence for a home run. I saw former Padres right-hander Tim Redding face San Diego native (Hilltop High School) Mike Jacobs.
As I noted the other day, we drove to Phoenix this past weekend to catch some Arizona Fall League action. One of the games featured the Peoria Saguaros, for whom several Padres minor leaguers play. Unfortunately, none of those players is a top prospect.