July 11

Tomorrow is the celebration for the 1998 Padres and I’ll have my thoughts regarding them as well.  My wife and I were going to make our San Diego trip this weekend, but our bathroom remodel cost a lot more (go figure) than we had planned for, or had been promised.  I do have a former student going to the game and he’ll bring us back anything they may have at Petco regarding the NL Championship team.

Yesterday’s Results:

D-backs 7, Nationals 5

Marlins 5, Dodgers 4

Mets 7, Giants 3

Brewers 11, Rockies 1

Standings:

D-backs        46-46        ——

Dodgers        45-47          1

Giants          39-53           7

Rockies        39-54          7.5

Padres         36-56          10

Today:  Braves 7:05 PDT            Peavy (6-5) – Reyes (3-7)

 

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July 10

Scott Olsen of the Florida Marlins pitched wonderfully leading them to a 5-2 win over My Padres.  Hanley Ramirez and Mike Jacobs both homered to lead their offense.

The only positive for the Padres in the game was the continued hot streak for Scott Hairston.  He went 2-3 including his 5th HR in as many games. 

This has been a very frustrating season and I am actually looking forward to the All-Star Break.  However, I am excited about Saturday’s celebration for the 1998 NL Champion San Diego Padres.  It was a fantastic year and I will have a post regarding that team and the great fun we had that season.

Yesterday’s Results:

Marlins 5, Padres 2

Nationals 5, D-backs 0

Dodgers 2, Braves 1

Mets 5, Giants 0

Rockies 8, Brewers 3

Standings:

Dodgers         45-46         ——

D-backs         45-46         ——

Giants           39-52            6

Rockies         39-53           6.5

Padres          36-56          9.5

No Game Today

July 9

10e3f139-52dd-4762-a8b0-24fa8d78efa2.jpgWow!!!

What happened?

Did the roster shakeup help?

Is Ambres, Myrow, Hundley, and Rodriguez better than the incumbants?

I hope we see the same lineup again today, at least.  And the looks Maddux, Peavy, and CY were giving on the bench suggest they want to have the same lineup when they are on the hill.

 

A player who has worn the Sand and Navy all season long is the hottest hitter of all.  Scott Hairston hit a tape-measure HR last night, his 4th HR in his last 4 games, and added 2 other hits.  Chase Headley also had 3 hits and 4 RBI.

But the real story for me was the new kids on the block.  Brian Myrow, a career minor leaguer, got the call up and hit his 1st MLB HR.  Myrow was the PCL batting champ last season with the Portland Beavers and was hitting .321 this season with an eye popping .455 OBP.  Why haven’t we seen him before now?  Well, he plays 1st base (All-Star A-Gon…); but when it became apparant that Paul McAnulty wasn’t getting it done, which should have been several weeks ago, I would have liked to see him as a PH.

SS Luis Rodriguez, C Nick Hundley, and RF Chip Ambres each contributed with a hit as well.

Go Beavers…errr…Go Padres!!!

Yesterday’s Results:

Padres 10, Marlins 1

D-backs 2, Nationals 0

Braves 9, Dodgers 3

Mets 7, Giants 0

Brewers 7, Rockies 3

Standings:

D-backs       45-45        ——

Dodgers       44-46          1

Giants         39-51           6

Rockies       38-53          7.5

Padres        36-55         9.5

 Today:  Marlins 12:35 PDT         Baek (2-4) – Olsen (4-4)

 

July 8

Divorces are getting a lot of attention in the world of baseball lately and don’t be surprised if Greg Maddux tries to divorce My Padres.  He certainly could based on non-support at home.

Again last night the Sand and Navy could only muster one run against Ricky Nolasco of the Marlins.  Nolasco won his 10th game of the season and looked very good doing it.  However, disposing of the Padres lineup right now may not be anything to shout about. 

The Padres are still only 9.5 games out, but they are now chasing two teams instead of one which makes a comeback very difficult at best.  I’d just be happy to start playing better baseball, then see what deals we can make at the trade deadline to help us in the future.  Randy Wolf’s start tonight is very important because he is one of the few players we have who has/had some decent trade value.  He has struggled a great deal his last few starts, but reportedly has regained his form in the bullpen.  Let’s hope for the best…

Yesterday’s Results:

Marlins 3, Padres 1

Rockies 4, Brewers 3

Dodgers 3, Braves 0

Standings:

Dodgers        44-45        ——

D-backs        44-45        ——

Giants          39-50           5

Rockies        38-52          6.5

Padres         35-55         9.5

Today:  Marlins  7:05 PDT           Wolf (5-8) – Miller (5-7) 

July 7

My Padres made a terrific comeback in the top of the 9th inning yesterday in Arizona.  The D-backs were leading 3-1 when Adrian Gonzalez singled leading off the inning.  Kevin Kouamanoff then doubled to RF and reached 3rd base as A-Gon scored on an error by Arizona.  Kouz on 3rd with zero outs trailing by just one run, 3-2.  Then the horror…

Rookie Chase Headley struck out and Khalil Greene weakly grounded out to 2nd base ruining our chance to tie the game without needing a hit.  PH Brian Giles then grounded out as well to end the game.

Headley and Greene were disgusted with themselves after the game.  Headley was adamant that his being a rookie was no excuse for failing to bring the run in.  He said he was way too aggressive in that situation. 

Yesterday’s Results:

D-backs 3, Padres 2

Dodgers 5, Giants 3

Marlins 10, Rockies 5

Standings:

D-backs          44-45       ——

Dodgers          43-45        .5

Giants            39-50         5

Rockies          37-52         7

Padres           35-54        9

Today:   Marlins  7:05 PDT              Maddux (3-6) – Nolasco (9-4)

July 6

Padres_Diamondbacks_Baseball_PNC104.jpgScott Hairston homered twice, including an opposite field “splash down”, to lead My Padres to a 4-2 victory over the D-backs.

Jake Peavy was masterful on the hill as he held Arizona to just 1 run, on 3 hits, in 7 innings of work. 

It was the 2nd win in a row over the struggling D-backs and gives the Padres a chance to sweep the series this afternoon.

Hairston had 3 hits total with 3 RBI’s and Adrian Gonzalez added a long HR for the 4th Friar run.

Yesterday’s Results:

Padres 4, D-backs 2

Giants 5, Dodgers 2

Rockies 12, Marlins 6

Standings:

D-backs   43-45      ——

Dodgers   42-45       .5

Giants     39-49        4

Rockies   37-51        6

Padres    35-53        8

Today:  @ D-backs  1:10 PDT            Banks (2-3) @ Johnson (4-7) 

July 5

YKssCdga.jpgCha Seung Baek flirted with the first Padres no-hitter for 5.2 innings and led My Padres to a 5-1 win over the Arizona D-backs.  Baek was fabulous as he finished with 6 shutout innings, striking out 7 while issuing only 1 walk. 

Heath Bell pitched a very good and very important 1.2 innings when the score was just 2-1.  The Friar offense would tack on 3 runs in the 8th and 9th innings, but Bell’s performance really was a relief.

Bud Black gave a lot of credit to Nick Hundley who made his MLB debut last night behind the plate.  Hundley is known for his defensive abilities and, according to Black, did a great job calling the game.  Hundley also got his 1st major league hit with a single to CF in the 5th inning.

A huge play came in the bottom of the 6th inning with the D-backs threatening after breaking up Baek’s no-no bid.  LF Chase Headley made a perfect throw to home to nail Justin Upton at the plate to end the inning and maintain the Sand and Navy advantage of 2-0.

Yesterday’s Results:

Padres 5, D-backs 1

Dodgers 10, Giants 7

Rockies 18, Marlins 17    (Colo trailed by 9 runs)

Standings:

D-backs        43-44        ——

Dodgers        42-44          .5

Giants          38-49           5

Rockies        36-51          7

Padres         34-53          9

Today:  @ D-backs   5:10 PDT          Peavy (5-5) @ Davis (3-3)