Busy, busy, busy… Scouting Jake Peavy (Baseball Analysts, via Jim Parish in the comments). Joe P. Sheehan dissects the repertoire of Jake Peavy. Brian Giles has surgery on knee (San Diego Union-Tribune, via Tom Waits in the comments). Brian Giles, who has been having trouble with his right knee since April, is expected to be [...]
Back in April, I wrote my annual “Looking Forward to…” piece on the Padres over at Baseball Think Factory. In the interest of holding myself accountable, and maybe learning something in the process, I thought we should do a quick review. We’ll cover the position players today and the pitchers on Monday. Marcus Giles, 2B [...]
So, now what? Before we get to that, I’d like to thank everyone for visiting, participating, and otherwise being a part of Ducksnorts again throughout the 2007 season. We laughed, we cried, we debated the great issues of our time. Or something like that. There are far too many folks to thank individually, so I’ll [...]
Where do I even begin? That this isn’t the way I’d wanted to see the season end seems so beyond doubt that it hardly bears mentioning, and yet I just mentioned it. Even though a thing is obvious, it still needs a voice. I hate writing this. I hate thinking this. Honestly? I hate everything [...]
October 2, 1969, San Francisco: Padres 3, Giants 2 (box score) Prior to the Padres’ inaugural season, manager Preston Gomez and his coaching staff had hoped their club could win 60 games. Although they fell short of that mark, they fared much better than the last National League expansion team, the historically inept 1962 New [...]
Game #163 time: 4:37 p.m. PT tv: TBS sp: Jake Peavy (19-6, 2.36) vs Josh Fogg (10-9, 4.79) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Analyze this one however you’d like; it’s one game, and anything can happen. That is my greatest fear and also my greatest hope. Go Padres!
From October 1, 2004: Well, it’s October and technically the Padres still aren’t out of the race. Or, if you’re reading this later in the day, maybe they are. The Pads have already won 22 more games than they did all last year (and they still have three more to go against the worst team [...]
October 1, 1969, San Francisco: Padres 9, Giants 4 (box score) The Padres provided a rare offensive display in the penultimate game of their inaugural season. For the first time since August 20 at Montreal, they scored more than eight runs. San Francisco started the scoring. Bobby Bonds led off the fourth inning to give [...]
Game #162 time: 11:05 a.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Brett Tomko (4-11, 5.39) vs Jeff Suppan (11-12, 4.57) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Q: Brett Tomko or Jake Peavy in the finale? A: As long as the Padres win, nobody will care.
September 30, 1969, San Francisco: Giants 6, Padres 1 (box score) The Giants scored three in the first off Al Santorini. With runners at second and third, and two out, Bobby Bonds singled to left, driving home Tito Fuentes and Ron Hunt. Left fielder Jim Williams and Santorini both made errors on the play, allowing [...]