Well, we’re three games into the Padres 2011 season. I’m loving it, and I think we’ve seen some very positive things already.
First of all, we won two out of three games against the Cardinals in Busch Field, which broke all sorts of records since we have a horrible track record at that stadium. Not so this weekend. There’s something really solid about this team, even if we don’t have Adrian anymore.
So, it definitely felt good to win that first series. Hopefully things will go really well as we come home to face the Giants and Dodgers. Ooh. That’s going to be very interesting.
And of course, the Padres are in first place. Exactly where we belong, and hopefully where we will stay.
Did you know that Mat Latos is leading the Majors in ERA? Not just the National League, but the Majors?? I just discovered this yesterday and thought, where on earth have I been? Mat Latos has been absolutely amazing, but I guess I didn’t realize just how amazing. He sure showed me last night.
I can’t say enough about Mat’s performance last night. It was totally amazing. He went seven innings, allowing one run on four hits with 10 strikeouts. His ERA is now 2.21. This guy has got to be at least in the running for the CY Young.
We didn’t do much on the offensive side, but we did get a sac-fly from Aaron Cunningham and a double from Adrian Gonzalez for our two runs. Thanks to the pitching, that was all we needed.
Heath Bell closed out the game and we won 2-1!
It was so good to be able to win another game after breaking the losing streak. It was one thing to win to stop the losing streak, but quite another to make sure that we would keep winning. It’s such a relief to have won the series and to have the chance for a sweep tonight!
Amazing job, Mat. You are incredible.
The kid Cory Luebke is pitching tonight against Chad Billingsley. It’s going to be intense.
GO FIRST-PLACE PADRES!!! SWEEP!!!!