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IGD: Padres vs Pirates (17 Sep 07)

Game #149 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jack Cassel (0-0, 4.66) vs John Van Benschoten (0-5, 10.86) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com You know what my favorite part of Walker, Texas Ranger is? Pretty much nothing…

Who Outhomers the Opposition?

Here’s a fun stat that is getting zero play: Nearly 60% of all home runs in Padres games this year have been hit by the Padres. That’s the highest percentage in MLB. The full list: Percentage of Home Runs hit by One Team in Its Games Team HR HRA Pct Statistics are courtesy of ESPN [...]

1969: Reds Beat Padres in Hit Parade

September 17, 1969, San Diego: Reds 10, Padres 5 (box score) Like offense? You’d have loved this one. Thirty-one hits. Six batters collected three base knocks — five of them played, as you might have imagined, for the visiting Reds. Cincinnati scored early and often against starter Joe Niekro (and everyone else the Padres sent [...]

IGD: Padres vs Giants (16 Sep 07)

Game #148 time: 1:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jake Peavy (17-6, 2.44) vs Tim Lincecum (7-4, 3.99) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Swish. Swoosh. Ah, that’s a real nice breeze. Also, congrats to Khalil Greene on becoming the 10th shortstop in big-league history to collect 40 doubles and 20 homers in the same season.

1969: Sisk, Padres Dominate Astros

September 16, 1969, San Diego: Padres 8, Astros 1 (box score) Tommie Sisk entered Tuesday’s contest with a 1-11 record. Houston’s starter, Tom Griffin, came in with a 10-7 record. This day, though, belonged to Sisk and the San Diego Padres. The home team got to work early. Jose Arcia, the previous game’s star, led [...]

IGD: Padres vs Giants (15 Sep 07)

Game #147 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Brett Tomko (2-11, 5.70) vs Matt Cain (7-14, 3.78) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Great win Friday night (box score). Don’t believe me? Look at Saturday’s pitching matchup. Five things: Certain promotions notwithstanding, the ’90s are not “retro,” although one day they will be. Chris Young is slowly [...]

1969: Light-Hitting Arcia Powers Padres Past Houston

September 15, 1969, San Diego: Padres 5, Astros 3 (box score) Jose Arcia’s career spanned two seasons and change. In just over 650 plate appearances, the infielder from Cuba batted .215/.260/.278. His OPS+ was 52. Arcia came into this game hitting .190/.234/.236 on the season (259 PA). He had driven in six runs all year, [...]

IGD: Padres vs Giants (14 Sep 07)

Game #146 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Chris Young (9-7, 2.72) vs Barry Zito (9-12, 4.46) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com From the Baseball America 2004 Prospect Handbook (aff link), here’s a quick look back at two Montreal Expos prospects: #9: Terrmel Sledge, OF: Sledge needs to add more power in order to start on [...]

Friday Links (14 Sep 07)

Yummy links… Full palette of skippers up for award (MLB.com). National Manager of the Year? My money is on Bob Melvin because most experts didn’t expect the Diamondbacks to win the NL West. They should have, but they didn’t. Hoffman heeds no call for career exit strategy (San Diego Union-Tribune). Fluff piece on everyone’s favorite [...]

IGD: Padres @ Dodgers (13 Sep 07)

Game #145 time: 7:10 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (12-9, 3.68) vs David Wells (7-8, 5.31) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com From The Scouting Report: 1990 (aff link): Finding a weakness in Greg Maddux is difficult. Whether he is at home or on the road, on turf or natural grass, during the day or at [...]