Yesterday was an off-day for the Padres, so there wasn’t much coming out of Padre-land. It was really nice to have an off-day. I didn’t really notice that there wasn’t a game, but I’m ready for one now. I think it was great for the whole team and the fans to get a little break.
There are probably going to be some moves before the game tonight. Cliff Floyd, the guy we signed for the bench in the off-season, will hopefully be finally joining the team today. He got hurt in Spring Training and has been working back ever since. Hopefully he will be able to stay healthy, and he will be a huge addition to the bench as a pinch-hitter. Also, we will have him back just in time for interleague, and he will be a solid DH, something we haven’t had in a long time. I know he will be a great influence in the clubhouse as well.
Of course, when a player joins the club, someone has to go down. It looks like Drew Macias is going to be the odd man out…again. He’s pretty much the only one with options. I feel bad for Drew, but I think he’s going to be in Portland soon.
Yesterday I found out that Heath Bell is going to do an online chat with the fans next Wednesday. So, if any of you have any questions for the major-league saves leader, I would love to submit them for you. Knowing Heath, it’s going to be a fun and funny chat.
So…Padres/Rockies tonight. Josh Geer will be pitching against Jason Marquis. It will be a very interesting series. The Padres are coming off four straight series wins, and the Rockies just got swept by the Dodgers, who are becoming increasingly annoying. They won again yesterday, pushing us to nine games behind. Why can’t the Dodgers start losing already??
We all know what happens when the Rockies and the Padres get together to play, especially at Coors. Strange things happen, and when you throw these in the mix
So hopefully the Padres will not wear the sand and will leave Colorado with another series under their belt and not too much creepy stuff having happened.
(photo credits: cache.daylife.com, signonsandiego.com)