Monday, April 28, 2008

Padres lose 2 of 3 to Dbacks

Well Friar faithful it isn't pretty lets be honest here for a minute. The one shining spot of this entire team so far this year is the starting pitching, and you can't win a shutout if you score zero ! While they aren't pitching shutouts all the time, they sure are pitching lights out overall, and this offense is just so bad they can't even eek out minimal run support, or worse yet the normally rock solid Padres bullpen implodes.

Peavy lost his first game of the year yesterday after tossing 7 innings, giving up 4 hits, allowing 2 runs and K-ing 9, and this offense can't push across a few runs to support him ? Oh and did I mention Peavy had the ONLY Padre extra base hit yesterday.................uh........something is wrong here ??
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
San Diego
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0


The lone bring spot yesterday other than another outstanding Peavy start, in this writer/fans opinion, was Heath Bell. The possible heir to Trevor Hoffman was outstanding yesterday going 1-2-3 in his inning of duty. Below is a quick snip it I took of him in the bullpen, and gives you an idea of what his breaking ball looks like from behind. Oh FYI squatting for Bell in the bullpen was Michael Barrett. He was catching him, but had a guy standing next to him to make the throws back to Bell, so his arm still isn't up to snuff.

Mark Prior UPDATE: Mark Prior pitched a bullpen session yesterday at Petco, but his timetable could be pushed as far back as July 1st now. One thing they are not going to do is rush him back, especially since rotation is the least of their concerns.

I will be giving more updates soon including a look at our farm system and future prospects.

So come back soon

Play Ball !!

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