I heard about the Cameron Maybin trade while I was in Arizona, taking in some AFL games (more on that later in the week). I thought about it a lot on the drive home and shared the gist of my conclusion on Twitter: Even if Maybin ends up stinking, so what? Webb and Mujica can [...]
This is nuts. How have the Padres won 90 games this year? How have they come back from the brink of oblivion to make Sunday’s regular-season finale mean something?
The more I watch Ryan Ludwick, the more convinced I become that he does not belong in the National League West. During Sunday’s loss to the Reds, even as Dick Enberg and Mark Grant praised his effort on Jonny Gomes’ fourth-inning drive into the right-center field gap that glanced off Ludwick’s glove for a double, [...]
What am I doing here on a Saturday? Pennant fever, baby. It’s like 2007 all over again, but without all the stress. If the Padres win, great; if not, it’ll be disappointing but not devastating. They were supposed to suck this year, so it’s all bonus time. At best, the Padres embarrass a lot of [...]
A few random thoughts on Tuesday night’s 6-0 victory over the Dodgers in LA…
A win? Huh, there’s a novel concept. It was just like old times on Monday night, with the Padres doing the little things… strong pitching, strong defense, timely hitting. What more do you need? As strategies go, it beats hoping the Giants and Rockies keep losing. To the bullet points: Tim Stauffer did a great [...]
Really? Is this how it’s going to be? I guess a pennant race isn’t complete without at least one irritating stretch. Welcome to it. The Padres came out strong against Arizona lefty Joe Saunders on Monday night, with Miguel Tejada launching a first-inning bomb to left-center. They had a 2-0 lead before Saunders even recorded [...]