Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gonzalez hurt in Padres Loss in Colorado

Tuesday September 22, 2009

Got your attention? Good.

Now for the "good" news. It was Edgar Gonzalez that that got hurt.

Egon, who was playing right field for some unknown reason, partially dislocated his left shoulder while diving for a Barmes line drive. Gonzalez failed attempt at the ball led to an inside the park home run for Barmes.

As bad as his defense was, Egon was not responsible for the Padres loss. That falls on the shoulders of the pitching staff that threw 2 wild pitches that resulted in runs and even balked in a run. Never mind that they gave up 14 hits and walked 8 in one of the sloppiest games I have seen from the Padres this season.

In the 6th, 7th and 8th the Rockies scored a run on respectively: a wild pitch, a missed play by Egon in RF, and a wild pitch.

The Padres tried to overcome a 5 run deficit in the 9th inning drawing 4 walks and hitting two singles, but came up a run short.

Mujica started his third game for the Padres and gave up 6 runs on 8 hits and a walk in just 2 2/3 innings. Cesar Ramos took the loss for the Padres in his 3rd major league appearance.

Reliever Matt Belisle got the win for the Rockies after starter jorge De La rosa went only 2 1/3 innings giving up 6 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks.


  1. It is never good news, when an athlete gets hurt. Anyone who who celebrates injuries, is a disgusting excuse for a human being.

  2. I would guess you missed that the word good was in quotation marks.

    I was saying that it was only good because it wasn't Adrian Gonzalez getting hurt, not that I was in any way happy that Edgar got hurt.

    The one thing the Padres have had more than their share of is injuries over the past two years and no injury is a good thing.

    If a Gonzalez IS injured, I would much rather it be a bit player with no real skills at the plate or in the field like Edgar Gonzalez than the centerpiece of the Padres offense and defense in Adrian Gonzalez.

    If you are a Padres fan, you will certainly agree with that.