Thursday, August 06, 2009

Pads Win, Pads Win, Pads Win

Thursday August 6, 2009

The Padres recorded double digit hits for the 3rd time in this home stand, new Padre Clayton Richard got his first win with the team and they defeat the New York Mets 8-3 tonight at Petco Park.

Adrian Gonzalez continued his hot hitting with a sac fly and a 2 run home run, his 29th of the season, to drive in 3 runs. Henry Blanco went 3 for 4 and David Eckstein walked, hit a double and scored 2 runs.

The only blemishes on an otherwise great game on both sides of the ball was 3 walks by starter Richard and an error by Tony Gwynn Jr with 2 out in the 6th inning.

Richard pitches well in his 2nd outing

Thursday August 6, 2009

In an otherwise outstanding outing against the New York Mets at Petco tonight, 3 walks and an error by Tony Gwynn Jr. in the 6th inning limited Clayton Richard's 2nd start as a San Diego Padre to 5 2/3 innings.

The Padres offense put up 7 runs in the first 3 innings paced by Adrian Gonzalez's 29th home run and 3 rbi to stake Richard to a big lead and he responded with 5 strong innings.

His line - 5.2 IP/5 hits/3 runs/0 earned runs/4 walks/5 k's/0 home runs.
Richard threw 99 pitches, 60 for strikes, before being pulled after walking Omir Santos.

Yahoo seems to think that the runs were earned, but since there was an error, none of the runs that followed are earned. Regardless, if the bullpen can hold the lead, Richard will end the evening with his 2nd win in a Padres uniform.

Padres extend Black's contract

Thursday August 6, 2009

In a long rumored move, today the San Diego Padres officially extended the contract of manager Bud Black through the 2010 season with a club option for 2011.

As many of you kn ow, I have called for Black's head at times, but he cannot be blamed for the MLB record rash of injuries or the number of minor league players he has had to write into his lineup each game that has caused this team to lose so many games in 2008 and 2009.

The Padres have given Black an opportunity to be around when this team begins to compete in the NL West again.

Gaudin Traded to Yankees

Thursday August 6, 2009

The San Diego Padres traded Chad Gaudin to the New York Yankees today for the PTBNL.

After his 4th straight loss in his last outing, it is surprising that the streaking Yankees traded for him.

Who will be added to the roster to take his place in the rotation?

Since the Padres don't have to make a decision until next Thursday's game in Milwaukee its unlikely they will make that call yet. My money would be on LeBlanc or Carrillo with Poreda also being an option.