Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Padres lose opener to Philly

Padres lose 7-4

#350 remains elusive for Maddux as he goes a strong 6 1/3 innings and has to leave the game after what many are calling horrible positioning of fielders. Maddux was visibly upset more than once culminating in a verbal tongue lashing of Bud Black. Exactly what was said remains up in the air, but it was clear that Maddux wasn't happy with the total lack of support he's been getting, and the way the fielders behind him were positioned on more than one occasion. Quite frankly he's got a good beef, as he's received 3 runs of support over his last 4 starts, and that's just not going to get it done. This while trying to win his 350th career win.


Maybe the lone bright spot today was Scott Hairston playing in CF. He replaced Edmonds, hopefully for an extended period, and played great on both sides of the ball. Hairston was 3-4 with 2 HR's, a double and 3 RBI in the loss. He also made a spectacular diving catch in th e right centerfield gap to rob a double and save multiple runs.
This effort should at the very least earn him starts in the next two games, and hopefully for a long time to come. One hot bat can get contagious, and you never know maybe this will lead to other guys turning things around also.


Rusch 0.11221106.28
Cameron 0.23220004.32

Both Rusch and Cameron combined for 1 IP & 4 ER in a horrid performance and another bullpen meltdown that we're becoming all to accustomed to seeing.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
4 7 0
1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 X
7 12 0

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