Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Headley gets a shot at 3rd and blows it

Wednesday July 1, 2009

Chase Headley, the Padres current LF and a former 3B in the minors, got a shot to play 3B against RH pitcher Brian Moehler of the Houston Astros tonight.

He responded by playing extremely poor defense and going o for 3 at the plate. He misplayed a ball that was scored a hit and then threw the ball away with 2 outs in the 4th on a play that resulted in 3 unearned runs scoring.

I would guess Kevin Kouzmanoff will get the starts at 3B from now on unless he is traded.

Walter Silva took the loss while giving up 3 earned runs on 4 hits and 1 walk in 4 innings pitched. Silva has proven to be totally ineffective in his 1st two starts since returning from the disabled list. Lets hope its his last start of the season.

In other Padres news:
Kevin Towers says Peavy will likely not return until September if at all this season.
Nick Hundley's wrist is fractured and he will not return for at least 3 more weeks.
Brian Giles knee is not responding to treatment and he will not return before the All Star break.
We all wish Venable was hurt or sent down because he stinks.