Argh. Things are not going quite as planned. I know, I know, baseball is extremely unpredictable and it’s not like we can really plan where the Padres season is going to go, but this is still frustrating.
Try a 3-6 start. Sure, we’ve won three amazing games. But we’ve lost six horrible ones. We’ve yet to win a series for goodness sakes!! We lost our third in a row yesterday.
In thinking about this team, I came up with two things that are definitely wrong with this team right now: 1, the pitching. 2, the hitting.
1. Failfailfail pitching. That’s what we’ve got right now. With the first couple pitches of the game from Mat Latos, I thought he was actually going to be pretty good. But suddenly, he had thrown like 30 pitches and allowed a run already. Let me be the first to tell you, Mat, 4.2 innings and three runs is not going to cut it. 93 pitches, man? Oh dear.
Later in the game, Mike Adams came in and gave up three runs. Thanks a lot, Mike. That really helps.
Sooo we eventually lost 6-2.
2. But guess what? We had many many many many opportunities to score some runs and maybe win the game. How ’bout this? We left nine runners on base, including the bases loaded at least twice.
We did get a solo home run from Will Venable, and an RBI double from Matt Stairs, but hey, the Braves got six runs and we got two.
We need to hit a little more, boys. I would really appreciate it if you’d score some runs every once in a while too. Thank you.
Did you know that we’ve only scored three runs since our 17-run outburst on Monday? That’s so horrible that it’s disgusting.
I guess I could blame in on the pitchers that we’ve been facing, but I have to say, these guys that we’ve been playing against have seemed like very solid pitchers. Even though I could place the blame on those pitchers, I don’t want to. My boys are the problem here. They’re the ones who need to find a way to get to any pitcher. They’re the ones who need to get the hits and score the runs and win the games. The opposing pitcher is not an excuse, and I will not be happy at all if my boys use that. No excuses. These hitters have a job to do, and right now, it’s not happening.
So, here’s what I want from this team, TONIGHT. No time to lose, guys. I want you to go out there and pitch really, really well. And I don’t mean like six innings two runs good. I want you to be impenetrable. Yes, I mean you, Jon Steven Garland. You’ve got an 0-2 record and a 5.40 ERA. Please please pretty please be better than that. We seriously need a win here.
Hitters, you’ve got a job to do. Get on base. Knock in some runs. It’s pretty simple. Just go out there and do it.
Come on, boys. I know you’re better than this.