Corey Brock brings word that right-hander Mat Latos’ workload won’t be as closely monitored in 2011 as it was last year. Latos is understandably excited about this, saying “It’s a weight lifted off my shoulders.” I am a little less excited, but this is a knee-jerk reaction.
Attention, all planets of the Solar Federation: With Wednesday night’s victory in San Francisco, the Padres now own the National League’s best record at 21-12. They have extended their lead in the division to 2 1/2 games and won another series. Thoughts? You know I have a few: Clayton Richard was very efficient. He needed [...]
How predictable. The Padres win Monday night on a walk-off homer from David Eckstein. Yawn. Wake me when something exciting happens. Wait, that David Eckstein? Those Padres?
Padres (21-34) @ Giants (23-31) Greg Maddux vs Matt Cain 7:15 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 185 MLB, B-R The Padres have moved into fourth place in the NL West, a half game ahead of the defending league champion Colorado Rockies. The Diamondbacks are the only team in the division with [...]
Thanks to reader Lance for hooking us up with seats two rows behind the visitors dugout on Wednesday night. First time I’ve been anywhere near that close at Petco Park, and it’s a whole different experience. For a guy like me who lives in nosebleed, just, wow. Also, belated welcome to all the folks at [...]
Padres (9-12) @ Giants (8-13) Greg Maddux vs Matt Cain 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 189 MLB, B-R In baseball, as in life, it’s wise to abandon your long-term plans at the first sign of trouble. Good luck with that. Maddux goes for career win #350.
Padres (4-3) @ Giants (1-5) Greg Maddux vs Matt Cain 1:35 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 184 MLB, B-R The Padres were outscored, 23-22, over their opening homestand despite outhitting the opposition by a wide margin: Offense at Petco Park, Early 2008 BA OBP SLG Statistics are courtesy of ESPN [...]