- 4-2 Padres
Our wins have been coming few and far between, but they have been quality, well-played games. Tonight we hit just enough, and the pitching was mightily improved from last night’s. Jody Gerut hit the first pitch of the game for a home run. Two batters later, Brian Giles hit a bomb to extend the lead we held the whole game. Cha Sueng Baek did really well. He wasn’t perfect, but it was a great start for him. He gave up 2 runs on 5 hits. Mike Adams came in and got two outs. Heath pitched an inning. Then Trevor went 1-2-3 for his 528th save, 24th of the season. He has saved our last 8 wins!! I want to talk about Jody Gerut. He has done so well for us. He has 8 homers, and it seems to me that they were all in essential and/or big situations. Like last night’s game. And the 15-8 win over Colorado. He also has 3 leadoff home runs. He has been perfect in the field. Even though he has 2 errors, the runs he has saved far outnumber the runs he could have allowed. It is so great to have him here. I admit, I am not too excited about having Luis Rodriguez play shortstop every day. But today, he went 2-for-4 with a double and a single. He also got robbed on a great play by David Wright at third. He made three beautiful plays at short. So I might get more comfortable with him if he stays solid. I am worried about Edgar Gonzalez. He went 0-for-2 with two walks tonight, but he made two errors. He is definitely in a slump, and I think it’s in his head. Hopefully he can break out soon. Khalil is going to have his hand checked out tomorrow. We have an early game tomorrow. 9:10 a.m. is first pitch, with Josh Banks vs. Johan Santana. I am getting excited because I am going to a game a week from tomorrow. If the rotation stays the same, I’ll get Jake Peavy!! Even though the Padres are horrible most of the time, I am really excited to get out to the ballpark. Go Padres!