Game #157 time: 7:15 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Brett Tomko (4-11, 5.36) vs Matt Cain (7-16, 3.68) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Brett Tomko is an anagram of Bottom Trek. Matt Cain is an anagram of Attic Man. I wish there were a super hero called Attic Man and he played for the Padres… Tunes: Joe [...]
For the working magician, the best tool in his toolbox is a little thing we like to call the false expectation. If played right, it can stun an audience into total submission. 1973 Draft Need a break from the current season? My article on the ’73 amateur draft is now up at Hardball Times. Where’s [...]
Game #156 time: 7:15 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Chris Young (9-7, 2.83) vs Barry Zito (9-13, 4.56) pre: Padres.com | B-R.com Sigh. Milton Bradley and Mike Cameron are out for the year. Less nonsense and more winning, please. Go Padres!
Oh well, we knew it was only a matter of time… It is clear that Milton Bradley has problems. Still, just because you’re crazy doesn’t mean they’re not out to make you crazy. On a more practical note, here’s hoping that Bradley’s latest episode serves to galvanize the Padres. Oh, and in the above video, [...]
September 24, 1969, San Diego: Padres 3, Giants 2 (box score) San Diego, with some help from the Giants defense, jumped on Juan Marichal immediately in this one. Jose Arcia and Roberto Pena singled to lead off the first. Ollie Brown then doubled home Arcia. After Marichal fanned the next two batters, Ivan Murrell flied [...]
Game #155 time: 1:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (13-10, 3.95) vs Jeff Francis (16-8, 4.25) pre: B-R.com Welcome to the final home game of the 2007 regular season. Let’s make it a good one…
September 23, 1969, San Diego: Padres 5, Giants 4 (box score) The Padres wasted no time in getting to San Francisco starter Frank McCormick. After Jose Arcia led off the first with a single, Roberto Pena doubled him home and took third on an error. One out later, Al Ferrara singled to left, plating Pena. [...]
Game #154 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jack Cassel (1-0, 2.87) vs Mark Redman (1-4, 9.28) pre: B-R.com Mark Redman is the best pitcher ever. Not really, but if I tell you what I really think, he’ll throw a no-hitter. Go Padres!
September 22, 1969, San Diego: Giants 4, Padres 2 (box score) Endure the present, and watch for better things. — Virgil (not Ozzie) In the Padres’ case, they would have to watch for a very long time. Then again, Virgil had been dead for 2,000 years, so length is a relative concept. The Giants scored [...]
Game #153 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jake Peavy (18-6, 2.39) vs Franklin Morales (2-2, 3.81) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Big series this weekend against the Rockies. Yeah, you think? The Padres have won seven in a row, while Colorado has taken its last five. With one more win in their final 10 games, [...]