Saturday, July 26, 2008

Forum Game - Elsinore - 7-26-08

Tonight the SOSD Padres forum had it's first 2008 LE Storm meet and greet. We all met at "henry's" house for a ......few.......beers before heading over to the Diamond.

Lineup's go like this......

Inland Empire 66ers
1- Trayvon Robinson
2- Bridger Hunt
3- Tommy Giles
4- Drew Locke
5- Austin Gallagher
6- Matt Berezay
7- Christian Lara
8- Justin Fuller
9- Esteban Lopez
P- Jerome Williams

Lake Elsinore Storm
1- Cedric Hunter
2- Eric Sogard - DH
3- Kellen Kulibacki
4- Mitch Canham
5- Brian Joynt
6- Jeremy Hunt
8- Keone Ruth
9- Jesus Lopez
P- Rolando Valdez

It was a great night for baseball at the Diamond as the weather stayed in the 70's for most of the evening. We showed up ready to watch the future of the Padres perform and we didn't leave wanting. Kellen Kulbacki, Cedric Hunter & Jeremy Hunt all had two hits, but it was Hunter and Kulbacki that flexed their muscles.. In the 5th inning with 1 on and 2 outs Cedric Hunter came to the plate and hammered a 2 run HR to CF for his 5th of the season. In the 6th it was Kulbacki's turn to go deep with 1 on and 2 outs, and put his 17th of the season well over the RF monster.

Meanwhile Rolondo Valdez was smooth and in control for 5 innings, and kept the 66ers off balance all night. He got a little shaky in the 6th, but worked his way out of the inning for a very solid start.

Robert Woodard came on in relief of Valdez and one thing that caught all of our eyes was this guys strange wind up....check it out !

July 26,2008

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Inland Empire
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 5 1
Lake Elsinore
0 2 0 4 0 2 0 0 X
8 10 0
Recap | Box
W: R. Valdez (3-4, 4.04); L: J. Williams (0-1, 6.30)
HR: LAK: K. Kulbacki (17), C. Hunter (5).

Elsinore is currently in 4th place, 3.5 games out of it and very much in the mix.......Go Storm !!!

Play Ball !!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

MiLB updates coming soon

Coming soon

- Recap on how our top prospects, and a few others are doing at the various levels

- Recap on how our DL victims are fairing and when we can look forward to them getting back to business

- A look at the draft, who has signed, and how they might project

- A look at the possible future of the big league club and who might project out as a Padre

Keep checking back

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Padres drop 2nd half opener to Cards

Jake Peavy was in 2nd place in the ERA hunt to start the night. He got the call to open the 2nd half, and everything was off to a very Jake Peavyesque start, and the boys even spotted him to a 1st inning 1-0 lead. But things quickly unraveled for Jake, and he fell victim to Troy Glaus twice and also was taken deep twice by two other Cards and it proved the difference in the game.

Edgar Gonzalez started off the 2nd half just like he played the first the 3rd inning EGon connected for his 4th HR of the year of Kyle Lohse, but it would quickly be answered in the bottom of the same inning by back to back Cardinal HR's.

The Padres have quite to do to improve this team, and at least become competitive........tonight was actually a solid game, and amazingly enough it was the usually reliable Jake Peavy that gave this game away......

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

Play Ball !!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Padres drop finale to Fish

Despite Scott Hairston being on fire with the bat, and leaping above the wall to rob HR's, the Padres couldn't muster any consistant offense to help the pitching out. Baek started the game and made a couple mistakes, but overall pitched pretty well, but got near zero love from the lineup. Unlike the night before the Padres bats seemed to have holes in them again, except for Hairston, who continued his torrid pace by notching his 14th HR of the year in part time play.

Scott Hairston as a CFer is now hitting .340 ba/.349 obp/.698 slg in 106 AB's.....
Not too shabby!

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

Play Ball !!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Been on Vacation for 2 weeks

Back from taking two weeks off in the lovely vacation destination city of Detroit. I'll be back to updates soon, so keep checking back while I update myself on the goings on of the past few weeks in the world of baseball.

Play Ball !!!