Tag Archive for ‘terrmel_sledge’ rss

False Expectation

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 [...]

It’s Not You, It’s Me

There’s too much blame to go around for Tuesday night’s loss (box score) to focus on any one person or play. I should talk about it, but I’m not sure where to start. Perhaps more troubling, the general negativity toward this team among “average fans” is starting to wear on me. It causes me to [...]

Opportunity Knocks, but It Can’t Come In

Not a lot to say this morning that hasn’t already been beaten to death. The Padres had opportunities Tuesday evening (recap | boxscore) but failed to cash in on them. Loading the bases and making a guy throw 34 pitches in the first inning is great; leaving all three runners stranded, not so much. David [...]

Get Luckier

The fact that we’re all frustrated by a 13-13 start speaks volumes about how far this franchise has come in a very short time. That doesn’t make us feel any better after another stupid loss (recap | box score), of course, but it’s something. I don’t have the stomach to sit through the game again, [...]

When Is Zero Greater Than Sixteen?

The story was supposed to be Jake Peavy‘s 16 strikeouts and complete dominance. The story was supposed to be Terrmel Sledge‘s opposite field home run off sinkerballer Brandon Webb. The story was supposed to be anything but what it became. It’s a credit to the Padres’ bullpen that a two-run lead headed to the eighth [...]

Padres Win Again at San Francisco

Hit the ball hard, play good defense, shut down the oppostion in the late innings. That was fun to watch. A few quick observations from Wednesday’s 5-3 victory over the Giants at PhoneCo (recap | box score): It’s only two games, but Marcus Giles (NOG) may be the most aggressive leadoff hitter I’ve ever seen. [...]