Monday, April 17, 2006

Padres Win in the ATL

Good little game yesterday. The Woody got his second win and you can't argue with that and AG made the Top Ten Plays on ESPN with his great first base stab and toss to a covering Woody. And Hoffy got his first chance to save a game and did so. Nice win, guys. Now its on to the Rockies in Denver for some revenge....maybe.

Early Season Doom and Gloom

I feel it, you feel, and I'm sure they will feel it at the turnstiles late this week when the Padres return home. Its June gloom early this year for Padre fan. Starting 4-8 and at the bottom of the West doesn't help. For me, the gloom is the re-appearance of something that dogged us all last year, lack of offense with men in scoring position. The LOB killed us last year and its back. I don't have the stats, but I can feel it as a fan, our bats are struggling. There are two hopes. First, its early in the season and second, Cameron will be back and he can hit a little and provide protection for Giles. So hang in there, Padre fan.

Go Padres!

Padre Mike

1. As many of you probably don't know, I've been training for a the RR marathon in early June. Did 20 Miles Saturday. Was completely gassed at the end. Had to shuffle along to finish. Training schedule calls for two more 20 milers before race day. Hope they are better then the last one. But I fully expect to be shuffling along the last 6 miles for the marathon and it won't be pretty. Got a race this weekend, the La Jolla Half, should be fun, just going to take it easy, just another training day. Later, I'll explain how I got into this mess;)~

2. I guess Woody threw a few knuckle balls yesterday. Add a change up and batters would really be off balance and Woody might get a few more years on his career.

3. Caught a bit of the Giants/Dodgers last night. Talk about boring baseball. And the focus on Barry was hilarious. In fact, middle of the first inning, ESPN didn't even go to commercial but followed Barry as got his glove, shuffled out to left, and soft tossed with the center fielder. Dodger fan was having his fun (no syringes though). Funny. What caught my eye in this game was the complete lack of any superstar player besides Barry on either team. ESPN highlighted Jeff Kent for the Dodger side, Jeff fricking Kent. Nice player, but hardly a superstar. The NL West is really in the toilet these days. Name one legit superstar in the league cept Barry. The Padres might have a chance after all.


At April 17, 2006 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NIce to see you back PM, keep up the training.


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