Game #161 time: 12:55 p.m. PT tv: FOX sp: Chris Young (9-8, 3.13) vs Dave Bush (12-10, 5.16) pre: B-R.com Now would be a fantastic time for the good Chris Young to make an appearance. Go Padres!
Game #160 time: 5:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (13-11, 4.10) vs Chris Capuano (5-12, 5.09) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com This talk of tiebreakers makes my head hurt. Win three and the rest will take care of itself. Here’s the plan: On offense, hit the ball toward Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder. On defense, [...]
September 28, 1969, Atlanta: Braves 4, Padres 2 (box score) The Braves jumped out early in this one and then hung on late to complete their sweep of the Padres. Clay Kirby started for San Diego, while Pat Jarvis got the call for the home team. With two out in the first inning, Hank Aaron [...]
Game #159 time: 5:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jack Cassel (1-1, 4.00) vs Yovani Gallardo (9-4, 3.59) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Is there anything you wouldn’t do to get either Prince Fielder or Ryan Braun in your lineup? On the bright side, Yovani Gallardo is Milwaukee’s only good pitcher. If the Padres can steal one [...]
What to say about Wednesday night’s win (box score)… Huge? Yeah, a little. Fun? You bet. Jake Peavy struck out just one batter over seven solid innings en route to his 19th win. First time since August 2003 he’s registered fewer than two strikeouts in a game. Matt and Mud speculated that maybe Peavy had [...]
September 27, 1969, Atlanta: Braves 4, Padres 2 (box score) Ron Reed — yes, the former basketball player — dominated the Padres in this one. San Diego’s sole chance to cause major damage came in the sixth, and for a while it looked as though they might. With one out, Roberto Pena and Ollie Brown [...]
Game #158 time: 7:15 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jake Peavy (18-5, 2.36) vs Pat Misch (0-3, 2.75) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com This kid made a lot of Padres hitters schwing and Misch the last time he faced them. Thanks, you’re much too kind; please stop throwing vegetables.
Analysis is cheap, season-saving home runs are not. Thank you, Brian Giles, for keeping our hope alive (box score). Thanks also to Joe Thatcher for getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh, to Brady Clark for dropping a bloop single down the right-field line in the ninth, to Oscar Robles for drawing a [...]
September 26, 1969, Atlanta: Braves 10, Padres 4 (box score) The Padres jumped to an early lead against knuckleballer Phil Niekro in this one. Jose Arcia reached first on an error by shortstop Gil Garrido to start the game. After the next two batters were retired (and Niekro should have been out of the inning), [...]