We got a late start on Saturday and didn’t arrive at the ballpark until 12:30 p.m., which meant missing all the morning practices. We sat in Section 119, up along the foul line in left field — close to the action but at a severe angle. The Cubs had come to Peoria and so had [...]
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.
Young right-hander Mat Latos has been named the Padres #5 starter to open the season. He staved off some tough competition from right-handers Sean Gallagher and Tim Stauffer, who will stick as long relievers, and southpaw Wade LeBlanc, who will start the year at Triple-A Portland. As for Latos, he looked terrific this spring. I [...]
Padres (26-37) vs Mets (30-30) Cha Seung Baek vs Oliver Perez 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 188 MLB, B-R Ollie Perez always reminds of the 2001 Lake Elsinore Storm team that dominated the Cal League. It’s a shame Perez still hasn’t pushed past the enigmatic phase of his career…
Pads got spanked. Curt Schilling vs Ismael Valdez; you were perhaps expecting some other outcome? Right. Anyway, it says here that I’ve been blogging now for three years. Egads. I’m not a big anniversary kind of guy, but this does give me an excuse to throw out some props to everyone who reads, links, talks [...]
Why even bother with an official scorer? Xavier Nady hits a lazy fly ball to center in the 10th on Friday night that Ricky Ledee loses in the lights; ball clanks off Ledee’s glove and it’s ruled a hit. Then Saturday night, Mike Lieberthal hits a ducksnort to right that Nady has to run a [...]