…Mostly We Lose
- 5-3 Mets
Ah, the bases loaded with no outs. It could be one of the most exciting parts of baseball. A good or an average team will most likely score. But pathetic teams won’t. In fact, it could become a nightmare to a pathetic team. Take the Padres, for instance. They load the bases with single, single, hit batsman.They get a run on a RBI single by Adrian. But Luis Rodriguez was thrown out at the plate and Kouz grounded into a double play. Executing in a great oppurtunity? More like executing themselves. Man, every time we get the bases loaded, especially when we are losing, I am sure that we will get at least 1 run. And we did today. But if you look at this game, we needed those other runs. If you don’t take advantage of these situations, you’re going to lose. Before that inning, we had 2 hits (Chase had a homer). That top of the eighth was our biggest chance! Jody Gerut tied it at three in the 9th, but David Wright took one out to walk-off Heath Bell. Is it just me, or have we been rallying in the later innings lately? Usually they have been falling short, though. Another problem is inherited runners. They have been scoring way too many times. Everyone-the pitchers, the hitters, and the defenders- has been having problems. But we have been hitting a lot of home runs. Well, what more can I say? We have failed once again. We stink! Tomorrow is Jake vs. former Padre Glendon Rusch. No news on Brian Giles, except that he has been claimed by the Red Sox. Giles will be working with his agent and Kevin Towers in the next 24 hours or so. Go Padres!
ESPN’s Buster Olney is now reporting that Brian Giles will likely block the waiver deal and remain a Padre.