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The Padres have had a bad past two days.

Last night, we had a 8-6 lead when Heath Bell came in to get the save but instead gave up three singles, two wild pitches, and three runs to give the Mets a 9-8 come-from-behind walk-off win.

 

Then, tonight, Chad Qualls gave up a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth, and then Josh Spence gave up two runs to give the Mets a 5-4 lead and win.

Usually, our bullpen isn’t like this. And two fails two nights in a row? Unheard of.

Hopefully they can pull it back together for the last game of the series. Let’s not get swept!

GO PADRES!!

SWEEP!!

Well, what do you know.

Your San Diego Padres have won three games in a row, and they didn’t hold anything back.

We scored 35 runs. Had 40 hits. Hit five home runs, including two grand slams.

This is not the Padres we’re used to, but man, did I enjoy this weekend. It’s really great for us, but we do feel for the Pirates, since we’ve experienced so much of their pain, like the Union-Tribune article was talking about. Today we gave the Pirates their 10th straight loss. Ouch.

One thing I was really excited about today was Mat Latos’ outing. He did really well! He went seven solid innings, only allowing two runs on four hits, and those runs didn’t come until the bottom of the eighth. He also had seven strikeouts and got the win. Way to go, Mat!!

Former Padre Kevin Correia actually started for the Pirates, which I thought was funny. He only went 5.2 innings and got the loss. HA!

The sweep was a great victory, but we had a lot of bad news this week on the injury side. Chris Denorfia was put on the DL with a strained hamstring, which is really sad. Here’s a great video that shows us many reasons why losing Chris is so bad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCCKEsNMomA 

Also, Chase Headley is going to be out for a few weeks with fractured left little finger. Not good. Not good…at all.

We go to New York to play the Mets next. Tim Stauffer is starting tomorrow night.

GO PADRES!!!

No Surprise There…

INTERLEAGUE STINKS!!

We all knew that it was going to happen. We started off interleague play this weekend at home against the Mariners, and we got nothing doing. We got swept, bang bang bang.

Not surprising at all.

We only scored two runs in the entire series. We had three errors. We got a good amount of hits, but obviously it wasn’t enough to score any runs.

At the beginning of the season, the hitting was horrible and the pitching was really okay. But now, the pitching has been infected with the disease of the hitters, and we have absolutely no hope.

Here’s the records of our five starting pitchers:

  • Mat Latos: 1-6
  • Clayton Richard: 2-5
  • Tim Stauffer: 0-3
  • Dustin Moseley: 1-6
  • Aaron Harang: 5-2

Aaron’s the only one who’s had any bit of a chance against some good teams. Props to him, but look at the rest of our starting pitching. It’s so bad!!

It’s not entirely the pitchers’ fault, though. Moseley had put out many, many good outings, but you can’t win when you don’t have run support.

In case anyone was interested, the Padres’ record is 19-28 and we’re 8.5 games behind San Francisco. Yeah, we’ve got a ways to go, but with the way we’re playing, I’m sure we’ll be able to get those games back in about 200 years.

The Cardinals are coming in to Petco for three games. They’re 28-20 and on top of their division. Oh boy.

GO PADRES!!!

Padres FanFest 2011 :)

Yesterday was FanFest, and it was so much fun!!!

It was the getting there though, that was not fun.

IMG_0079.JPGSomeone annoyingly decided to schedule the air show on Coronado on the same day as FanFest. My family and I decided to leave our house around 8 so that we would get downtown around 9. Around 8:40 a.m., we got stuck in the worst traffic that I’ve ever seen. At 10:40, we were finally able to break free and get to our exit. The most frustrating part about it was that we were probably 1 1/2-2 miles away from our exit when we got stuck. Uggghhh.

But, we did make it with plenty of time to see all the attractions at FanFest. I really enjoyed it, but I think next year the Padres need to bring in some more features.

I was shocked at how many people there were, especially since it seemed like the whole city was heading to Coronado (there were actually 70,000 people at the air show!!!!). But there were long lines at Petco for the Garage Sale and the clubhouse tour.

I’ve been to the Garage Sale three years now, and it’s so funny to see some of the same stuff coming out every year! A lot of the old commemorative baseballs have been trying to sell for years, but I doubt  that many people are very interested in those.

I didn’t find much, but I did get a “5” patch that potentially could have been on Kouz’s jersey had he stayed with the Padres. Sniff sniff. I also bought a Western Metal Theater shirt, mostly because it was only $3.

I got Clayton Richard and Mike Adams’ autographs, which was pretty cool.

IMG_0101.JPGI got to talk to Friarhood, RJ’s Fro, Jane Mitchell, and various other fans. And of course, my Padres buddy Hyun Young. We passed out some blog cards and cupcakes and cake pops that we made ourselves. Mine got really squished, but whatever. It’s the taste that counts.

I also sat in on the Leadership Forum, which featured Dick Enberg and Tom Garfinkel. It was really interesting hearing the questions from the fans and the thoughts of both of these guys. I am especially excited about a game this year where Trevor Hoffman is going to be honored. It’s going to be sweet!!

I was super happy to get out to Petco Park again. It had been way too long, and it was so much fun to see sooo many Padres fans out there. They ended up having over 21,000 people there!!!!!

I can’t wait for baseball season to start. I have a feeling that this Padres team is going to be AMAZING.

Shoutouts!!

Today is Hyun Young’s birthday!!!! Happy birthday Padres buddy!!!! You are amazing 🙂

And, big shoutout to my sports editor and fellow Padres fan, Matt, who I assist on Palomar College’s newspaper, The Telescope. If you have any complaints about this blog, send them to him. Just kidding 🙂 And if you love Palomar sports, the Watercooler, our sports blog, is the place to find all Comets sports coverage.

GO PADRES!!!           

Congrats, Buddy!

manageroftheyear.jpgHUGE congratulations to Bud Black! Today he won the National League Manager of the Year award by one vote. Pretty sweet.

Buddy absolutely deserves this. I thought he did an incredible job with the team this year. We were in first place for the majority of the season, and though we choked at the end there, it was still one of the best seasons ever.

Buddy had been managing here for about four seasons: two seasons, we were within one game of the playoffs. One of the other ones was horrible, and the other one was okay. But I absolutely love having Buddy as our manager. He is an overall great guy, and he knows how to run a baseball team.

The team went 90-72, ending up second in the NL West. It was an amazing season, but the end was heartbreaking. Thankfully, baseball is the game of moving on.  

Congrats, Buddy. You totally deserve this. Keep up the incredible work, and let’s get into the playoffs next year, okay? Okay. Good. Glad we have an understanding.

I miss baseball. I miss my boys. I can’t wait for next season!!!!!! 

GO PADRES!!!!!!! 

(photo credit: padres.com)

Happy Birthday, Trevor!!

trevor-hoffman.jpgToday is Trevor Hoffman’s 43rd birthday. This year was a big one for Trevor as he got his 600th save with the Brewers. But he only got 10 saves total this year, which was not that great. He blew a whole bunch and then was demoted from his role as closer. I think the years are finally catching up with him, but he’s still an amazing guy. He’s probably not going to be with the Brewers next season, so Padres, hint hint hint.

Sure, we probably won’t have him replace our Delivery Man of the Year, Heath Bell, but before Trev retires, he’s gotta come back to his Padres.

We love you, Trevor. Hope you have a day!!! And hey, come back to San Diego soon, yes? 

It’s Not Time To Panic Yet, But…

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That’s all I’ve got. Don’t you dare give up on these boys. They need us now more than ever. Don’t you dare stop believing.

GO PADRES!!!!!