Jonathan Sanchez: “San Diego has been winning series all year. But we’re going to play San Diego now, and we’re going to beat them three times.” San Diego Padres: “No. No, you’re not.” As conversations go, this had all the subtlety of a spatula to the forehead. Still, there is something to be said for [...]
I love small samples. We can’t glean much from 15 games, but at least we can say the Padres are in first place all by their lonesome little selves. That’s a nice place to be. A guy could get comfortable there. Break out the deck chairs and stupid hats. Never mind. It’s too early to [...]
Five wins in a row. A share of first place. Sweet? No, spicy; vaguely like doner kebab. Some days you get only one hit. Some days, that’s all you need. On Tuesday, against the Giants, it was enough. Ladies and gentlemen, break up the Padres. (Oops, shouldn’t say that out loud… it could happen, you [...]
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?
I will do anything to avoid a game in Albuquerque — be it getting hopelessly lost in that fine city, having my car smashed by a big rig en route from Missouri, or as now, recovering from knee surgery. A sensible person would simply admit he didn’t want to watch the Isotopes play, but where [...]