Can’t Keep Up
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We tried. I mean, the offense was great. But once again, in a trend that we’ve been seeing all week, the hitting just can’t keep up with the pitching.
Cha Seung Baek got a five-run lead before he even took the mound. For my Padres, that’s great! It’s always good to get a big lead early. But the pitching just can’t keep those runs in check. Baek went 4.1 innings, giving up six runs on eight hits. The Padres then sent Mike DeMark to the mound. I have never heard of this guy. I think he’s with Single-A Lake Elsinore. I don’t know why the Padres even had him in camp. This was DeMark’s first time facing major league batters, so maybe we can forgive him. But he gave up four runs. Ivan Nova, Cla Meredith, and Scott Patterson then had a scoreless inning each. But if DeMark hadn’t pitched, the score would have been 8-6 Padres. I mean, some other pitcher might have gone in who gave up even more runs, but I’m just saying. Oh well. I am pleased with the three guys who had scoreless innings, but Baek not so much. He has not been doing well this spring. I don’t want him in my rotation if he’s going to pitch like this!
We hit really well. As I mentioned, we got five runs in the top of the first. Catcher Eliezer Alfonso had two hits and two errors. Cliff Floyd went three-for-three. I am really excited about having Floyd off the bench. I think he will do very well for us. Adrian Gonzalez, playing for the first time since he got back from the WBC, had two hits! Jody Gerut and Luis Rodriguez also had two hits each. Our hitters are ready. That much is obvious. And I think the offense will be a lot better than it was last year. It’s the pitching that’s going to kill us this season.
Still no word if I can go to the Padres Fan Day, but I had a dream last night that I was going. It’s in two weeks!!
Today is the first day of spring!
Here in San Diego, it’s really foggy outside. I think we might get rain this weekend. This happens like ever year. Yesterday, it was in the 80s. Today, it will be foggy all morning. It will probably clear up later, but it doesn’t look like spring out there right now. This San Diego weather is so funny…but I love it 🙂
Jake Peavy is starting the USA’s game against Japan on Sunday. I really hope he does well and doesn’t hurt himself. It’s going to be a great game!
Today we are playing the Cubs in Mesa. Kevin Correia will be starting for the Padres. Let’s see if the offense can keep up with the pitching today…
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Kaybee, hopefully your dream will be prophetic! I’m sure Fan Day would be a lot of fun!
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From reading your blog every day I’m seeing a theme develop: The Padres need to get on the other side of these scores! And having Peavy back would help!
I hope you can go Kaybee! Remember – in Spring “hope springs eternal!” – Make sure you vote for yourself over on themax.mlblogs.com! I did!
Getting Peavy back will help…if he can get his groove back!
Hopefully you can get to Fan Day, I’m sure you’d have a ton of fun!
Nice re-cap, and I hope that Jake Peavy does well on Sunday too! I think he’s just got to relax and focus on the game.
Kaybee, you got Adrian Gonzalez back! You’ve got to be excited about that! I will definitely be pulling for Jake Peavy in his WBC start. The hopes of Team USA lie with him. It is Spring, but isn’t every day spring in San Diego? 🙂
Yay! Adrian’s back 🙂 Don’t you think it’s getting ridiculous to see the Padres lose way more than win? Number one problem is our pitching staff, no doubt about it. But Kyle Blanks seems like a good guy to be a backup first base.
Vote yourself on Max Madness 🙂 And I really hope you can go to the Fan Fest!! It would be great to meet you in person.
I love your blog! In the past, I haven’t ever followed the Padres much, but now I have good reason too. Also, I love the Bible verse that you have at the top of your page. Very fitting for baseball and for life!
Thanks for checking out and commenting on my new blog!
No matter how the vote turns out, you’re still one of the most loyal fans on this site.
Keep up the great work!