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Review the Preview: Hitters

Back in April, I wrote my annual “Looking Forward to…” piece on the Padres over at Baseball Think Factory. In the interest of holding myself accountable, and maybe learning something in the process, I thought we should do a quick review. We’ll cover the position players today and the pitchers on Monday. Marcus Giles, 2B [...]

IGD: Padres @ Phillies (25 Aug 07)

Game #128 time: 4:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Clay Hensley (2-3, 6.70) vs Kyle Lohse (7-12, 4.61) pre: Padres.com, SI.com, B-R.com Three things: Carlos Ruiz is an idiot. Thanks for lighting a fire under the team’s collective posterior. Here’s hoping Marcus Giles is okay. Great response by the Padres. Embarrassing the opposition in its [...]

Brian Guile

Seeing Brian Giles reach base three times in the leadoff spot and score two of the Padres’ three runs Monday night (recap | box score) is great. Seeing how he did it is even better. In the first inning, Marlins right-hander Sergio Mitre retired Giles on three pitches. Call it a mulligan. Next time up, [...]

Two-Hit Wonder

For the second time this season, the Padres won despite collecting just two hits. Tuesday night’s contest (recap | boxscore) might not have been pretty, but last I checked, there aren’t any bonus points for style. Although Chris Young wasn’t at his best, he battled for seven innings and kept his team in the game. [...]

Seventeen Innings of Solitude

Another gut-wrenching loss on Sunday (recap | box score). For the third time in five starts, David Wells didn’t look sharp at all. His final line wasn’t horrible; then again, “wasn’t horrible” is hardly the standard by which starters on a contending team should be measured. To their credit, the Padres picked up Wells and [...]

Checking In on the New Guys

The Padres lost on Sunday, and I have surprisingly little to say about it. They didn’t really do anything wrong other than run into Jason Hirsh, who is pitching very well right now. I liked what I saw from Greg Maddux. Again. Actually, I like what I’m seeing from a lot of the new guys: [...]

Better Ways to Get There

Yeah, I’m happy that the Padres won on Tuesday (recap | box score). Actually, relieved is more like it (pun only partially intended). The bullpen coming through with nine innings of two-hit shutout baseball is huge. I still can’t believe the Mets had no use for Heath Bell. Still, this Mike Cameron losing fly balls [...]

IGD: Padres @ Giants (5 Apr 07)

first pitch: 7:15 p.m. PT television: Channel 4SD matchup: Clay Hensley (11-12, 3.71 ERA) vs Matt Morris (10-15, 4.98 ERA) previews: Padres.com | SI.com Sweep? Sure, that’d be nice. . . . Marcus Giles has swung at 58% of the pitches he’s seen over the Padres’ first two games this year. It’s a small sample, [...]

Padres Win Again at San Francisco

Hit the ball hard, play good defense, shut down the oppostion in the late innings. That was fun to watch. A few quick observations from Wednesday’s 5-3 victory over the Giants at PhoneCo (recap | box score): It’s only two games, but Marcus Giles (NOG) may be the most aggressive leadoff hitter I’ve ever seen. [...]