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IGD: Padres vs Dodgers (31 Aug 07)

Game #134 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Jack Cassel (0-0, 6.00) vs David Wells (6-8, 5.46) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Jack Cassel makes his first big-league start. Cassel’s brother is an NFL quarterback — he backs up the dreamy Tom Brady in New England. Who knew… [Tip o' the Ducksnorts cap to Gaslamp Ball.]

Friday Links (31 Aug 07)

My wife and I went to Del Mar on Thursday. First time I’d been to the track in years. I studied the horses, jockeys, and trainers to the best of my limited ability and proceeded to lose every race I bet on. My wife hit a 30-1 longshot in the third race. She liked the [...]

1969: Padres, Expos Split Doubleheader

August 31, 1969, San Diego: Padres 5, Expos 2 (box score); Expos 6, Padres 1 (box score) The Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women” had ascended to the top of the pop charts and was enjoying its second week in the #1 spot. The expansion Padres and Expos, meanwhile, continued their descent into realms best left [...]

IGD: Padres vs Diamondbacks (30 Aug 07)

Game #132 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Chris Young (9-4, 2.12) vs Doug Davis (11-11, 4.09) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com How sweet would a sweep be? Pretty sweet. Also, is it just me or is anyone else offended by the fact that the pitcher with the best ERA in the league (Chris Young) has [...]

Tied for First

The Padres are tied for first again after Wednesday night’s 3-1 victory over Arizona at Petco Park (box score). That’s nice, but let’s not get carried away just yet. Not to bring everyone down, but being in first place on August 30 isn’t the goal, it’s just a signpost along the highway. The Padres have [...]

IGD: Padres vs Diamondbacks (29 Aug 07)

Game #132 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (10-9, 3.90) vs Micah Owings (6-7, 4.69) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com Greg Maddux hasn’t issued a walk all month. He’s issued just three over 210 plate appearances since the All-Star break. Two of those came in the same game. Maddux has walked zero or one [...]

Hey, I Can See First Place from Here

Fun win Tuesday night (box score). They’re all fun, though, aren’t they? Justin Germano wasn’t brilliant, but he didn’t have to be because the offense came through against defending Cy Young award winner Brandon Webb. Geoff at Ballhype Elsewhere in reality, I’ve started writing for Ballhype. My first article — “Barry Zito Is the New [...]

1969: Expos in Town Means Victory

August 29, 1969, San Diego: Padres 3, Expos 0 (box score) Following two straight series sweeps at the hands of the Mets and Phillies, San Diego welcomed the Montreal Expos to town. For all the Padres’ faults during their inaugural season (and there were plenty), they never seemed to have trouble beating their fellow expansion [...]

IGD: Padres vs Diamondbacks (28 Aug 07)

Game #131 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Justin Germano (6-7, 4.24) vs Brandon Webb (14-8, 2.63) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com It is March and black dust falls out of the books Soon I will be gone – W.S. Merwin Actually, it is August and if the Padres can get any production out of the [...]

Tuesday Links (28 Jul 07)

Because I missed our regularly scheduled Friday Links this past week and the ’69 Padres have an off-day, I thought I’d fill some space here. I’m crazy that way, so don’t try to stop me. Right, whatever. Here are some links (a lot, actually, with minimal commentary): 2007 Scouting Report by the Fans for the [...]