Friday, May 01, 2009

Duaner Sanchez should be ashamed.

Friday May 1, 2009.

Duaner Sanchez should be ashamed of himself. He committed the cardinal sin of pitching.

You NEVER ever walk in the winning run. You can get beat by a hitter, but under no circumstances do you walk in the winning run.

The fact that he was out there was surprising, but to have him nibble and nibble with those sliders a foot off the plate until he walks in the winning run is an insult.

KT, its time for that guy to go away. If Sanchez never challenges a hitter, they are going to sit on his fastball and crush it when they see it. That is if he ever throws anything near the plate.

That experiment is a failure. It is time to move on.

And the Padres had runners in scoring position 5 times and couldn't plate a run.

Hey Black, isn't that a bunting situation in the 7th? Are you paying attention to the game? Henry Blanco with his .226 lifetime BA is not Adrian Gonzalez. Have him try to put down the sac bunt at least once in the AB. he gets it down and that fly ball to CF from Burke plates Kouzmanoff.

Ok readers, Its time to buy a few of those Fire Buddy Black t-shirts in my store so we can get the message out to KT and Moorad the next few series at home.

I have had my say. Now what do you think?

Padres Injury Report - May 1st

Friday May 1, 2009

Should we be screaming Mayday, mayday when it comes to the Padres Injuries to date.

The Padres have SEVEN players on the DL and lead baseball with 143 Player DL days as a team.

Cliff Floyd who has struggled with injuries the past few seasons has not taken an at bat as a Padre yet this season. Now he has suffered through fluid on his right knee the past two weeks. He is currently back in San Diego rehabilitating his injured knee. If all goes well, he could take batting practice on Monday, when the team returns to PETCO Park. If not he could have more surgery on the knee and have his rehab set back at least 4 weeks.

Oft injured pitcher Shawn Hill is also back in San Diego to rehab. No structural damage was found during MRI and stress tests so he may be able to start a minor league rehab assignments in as little as two weeks.

Walter Silva is expected to report to pitch for AAA Portland on Monday to begin his rehab assignment. If all goes well he could be back in a Padres uniform as soon as the middle of the May, probably in a bullpen role.

Cha Seung Baek, who has been on the disabled list with a strained right forearm since March 27th, will make his second Minor League rehab start Sunday with Class A Lake Elsinore and is expected to be ready to rejoin the Padres as soon as May 13th in Chicago.

In other injury news, Mike Adams is progressing ahead of schedule in his rehab and could rejoin the Padres in June.

As reported on this blog earlier, according to Corey Brock of, Mark Prior has once again hit a snag in his rehab efforts after feeling soreness in his shoulder after a bullpen session on Thursday. It is not yet know when he will be ready to resume throwing.

Relief pitcher Eulogio "Frankie" De La Cruz has cleared waivers and will report to AAA Portland where he will be given the chance to start. He was designated for assignment on April 27th to make room for Chad Gaudin on the 40-man and 25-man roster.

AAA starter Mike Ekstrom, who was waived to make room on the 40 man roster for Arturo Lopez, has cleared waivers. He will likely be assigned to AAA Portland.

That is today's Padres Injury Report.

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Friday May 1st, 2009

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! (In my best Gomer Pyle impression)

Mark Prior reports soreness in his shoulder after a bullpen session on Thursday and his rehab will be delayed.

Mark Prior pitching for the Padres has been nothing more than a mirage.

Contrary to published reports in the Union Tribune, Prior has not faced live pitching yet in extended spring training in Peoria.

Maybe I should say surprise, surprise, surprise to another error in reporting by the UT as well. I am always amazed how often the writers at what is supposed to be a major daily newspaper get their facts wrong.