At least Adrian’s having fun…
You know that thing I was saying about the Padres having no chance against Interleague teams?
Check out the score tonight from the first game in the Boston Red Sox series: 14-5 Red Sox. We gave up an unearthly amount of runs in the bottom of the seventh. It was one of the most horrible innings we’ve had all year. Four pitchers threw in the inning, all of them doing badly. We gave up four walks, hit two batters, and gave up five hits while allowing 10 runs.
It stunk. But not only did this game hurt like any other loss, but it was hard to see how well Adrian Gonzalez is doing…especially against us. Don’t get me wrong, I am so happy for Adrian and that he is in a place where he’s more appreciated and where he can play in that tiny park called Fenway. But really, does he have to go 3-for-5 with three RBIs the first game he faces his former team??
The player who really deserves credit for keeping us in the game at least a little is Orlando Hudson. With the score 3-0 Red Sox in the sixth, Hudson hit a huge three-run homer to tie the game. It didn’t last long, but at least we got a little closer than we had been before.
Chase Headley had a big game as well, going 4-for-5. You get the feeling that he’d do great in a smaller stadium like Adrian is. Surprisingly, I haven’t heard any trade rumors about him. He’s been doing really, really well for us. I wonder why we haven’t heard anything about him getting traded. We’ve heard the Heath stuff, but nothing on Chase. Weird.
Anyway, it was a sad game. Most likely, we won’t get a win in this series, but I guess that’s okay. At least we’re losing to a worthy team.
But tomorrow’s pitching matchup is going to be great. Mat Latos vs. Josh Beckett. I’m so excited!!
I’m a big fan of interleague play. It’s much more laid back. I’ve got a special place for the Padres. Not only did they give us Gonz… but they gave us Ted Williams too, right? I think tomorrow will be a good game.