I hate it when the Padres get the bases loaded. You know why? Because there’s an 100% chance that they aren’t going to get a run in, especially if it’s bases loaded with no outs.
It’s just pathetic!!! This game was sooo heartbreaking. First of all, it was against the Dodgers. We can’t lose to the Dodgers because one, they’re our rivals, and two, they’re in last place instead of us and we do not want to go back there. Second of all, both pitchers threw incredible games. Mat Latos went 7.1 innings, allowing five hits and one run with six strikeouts. Chad Billingsley, who won the game, threw eights innings, only allowing four hits and five walks. He really shut us down, but Latos was on his game as well, which was really good to see.
The Dodgers scored their run in the bottom of the ninth off Mat Latos. Josh Spence came in to get the last two outs, and I think he’s been doing an amazing job. Spotless ERA so far and really got us out of that inning.
But then came the ninth. It looked so promising, but I should have known, I should have known that there was no possible way that my Padres could score one stinking run.
Cameron Maybin, lead-off double. Anthony Rizzo and Rob Johnson, both hit by the first pitches thrown to them. Bases loaded. No outs. Two consecutive strikeouts and a flyout leaves us right back where we started: in the land of patheticness.
I don’t know what to say to that. It gives me a headache just thinking about it, it’s so awful.
We left 11 runners on base. How did the team do with runners in scoring position? Oh, just 0-for-11. That’s all.
This is not our season, man. Here we are on the brink of the All-Star game, and 40-50, 10.5 games behind first place. I’d like to think that we’ll be seeing the team who won the past 10 out of 16 games, but I doubt it. I’d like to think that we’ll be seeing the team that beat Tim Lincecum and the Giants last Monday, but I doubt we will. I’m sure we’ll have beautiful spurts of winning like we just did, but it’s not going to get us anywhere.
But let’s beat the Dodgers anyway. Might as well.