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1969: Mets Beat Padres Twice on Tuesday

August 26, 1969, San Diego: Mets 8, Padres 4 (box score); Mets 3, Padres 0 (box score) Dick Kelley and Tom Seaver squared off in the opener. The Padres took a 2-0 lead in the second on a one-out Nate Colbert walk followed by a two-out Cito Gaston home run. The Mets tied the score [...]

Padres/Phillies Preview

Was that an insane series in New York or what? Thank goodness the Padres hung on to win on Thursday night (box score). Taking two out of three against the Mets in their home park is a pretty slick trick, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We’ll postpone the weekly link roundup [...]

IGD: Padres @ Mets (23 Aug 07)

Game #126 time: 4:10 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Justin Germano (6-7, 4.18) vs Tom Glavine (11-6, 4.12) pre: Padres.com, SI.com, B-R.com It’s amazing to think that these two pitchers have combined to win 308 games in the big leagues. What’s that? Tom Glavine accounts for 301 of those? Yes, I know. I’m sorry, did [...]

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 [...]

IGD: Padres @ Mets (22 Aug 07)

Game #125 time: 4:10 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jake Peavy (13-5, 2.19) vs Brian Lawrence (1-0, 5.06) pre: Padres.com, SI.com, B-R.com It’s great to see ex-Padre Brian Lawrence back in the big leagues. B-Law did some nice work here back toward the end of the pre-Petco dark ages. I wish him well, but on [...]

IGD: Padres @ Mets (21 Aug 07)

Game #124 time: 4:10 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Chris Young (9-4, 1.93) vs John Maine (13-7, 3.59) pre: Padres.com, SI.com, B-R.com Interesting matchup. Both of these pitchers were acquired for “name brand” pitchers that turned out to be loads of, pardon my French, steaming crap. Much as we marvel that the Padres were able [...]

1969: Another Day, Two More Losses

August 17, 1969, New York: Mets 3, Padres 2 (box score); Mets 3, Padres 2 (box score) Researching and writing about the 1969 Padres is affecting me in a couple different ways. First, it’s depressing the heck out of me to realize just how terrible that inaugural team was. Second, it’s making me appreciate the [...]

1969: Padres Drop Another Doubleheader

August 16, 1969, New York: Mets 2, Padres 0 (box score); Mets 2, Padres 1 (box score) What could be better than playing a doubleheader after two off days? Why, facing Tom Seaver in the first game, of course. Tommie Sisk threw one of his better games for San Diego, allowing just two runs over [...]

1969: Jenkins, Cubs Dominate Padres

August 12, 1969, San Diego: Cubs 4, Padres 0 (box score) Ferguson Jenkins had faced the Padres once before, on May 12, in Chicago. He had tossed a five-hit shutout, fanning 10 batters, en route to a 2-0 victory that day. Now, exactly three months later, Jenkins and the Padres met again, with similar results. [...]

A Win, By Definition, Cannot Be Ugly

The headline lies. What should have been a walk in the proverbial park almost turned into disaster. Thankfully the Padres managed to pull off the victory Wednesday night (box score) in spite of themselves. Hall of Fame Meetup Tony Gwynn’s induction into Cooperstown is nigh upon us. As a reminder, we’re brainstorming ideas for a [...]