Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Padres on ROY candidate list?

Wednesday September 2, 2009

Tim Dierkes of has three Padres listed on his candidates for NL Rookie of the Year.

The list includes some players I expected to be on the list like Andrew McCutchen, Garrett Jones, Colby Rasmus, Gerardo Parra, Jake Fox, J.A. Happ, Randy Wells, and Tommy Hanson, but I never expected to see Padres Everth Cabrera, Will Venable and Luke Gregerson.

What do you think?

Correia has great outing

Wednesday September 2, 2009

Just in time to make me look like an idiot, San Diego Padres starting pitcher Kevin Correia pitched into the 8th inning for just the second time this season throwing 7 2/3 shutout innings to improve his ERA to 4.29 on the season.

After two straight mediocre outings in which he gave up double digit hits in each, Correia rebounded strongly to shut out the struggling Nationals on just 3 hits and 2 walks for the win over the worst team in baseball. It was Correia's 10th win of the season in 28 starts.

The Padres offense looked anemic to start the game,before busting out for 5 runs in the 6th inning against Nationals starter John Lannan.

Nationals pitchers walked 9 Padres with Lannan walking 5 and reliever Jorge Sosa walking 3 more.

Adrian Gonzalez led the charge with a double that drove in Everth Cabrera and David Eckstein with 2 outs in the 5th. After Kevin Kouzmanoff was intentionally walked, Chase Headley drove in Gonzalez and Kouzmanoff with a double to the gap in RF. Will Venable continued to be hot at the plate, going 2 for 4 with an RBI single in the 5th. He raised his batting average to a team high .275.

Kouzmanoff on pace for record season

Wednesday September 2, 2009

San Diego Padres third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff is currently on pace for an NL record for fielding percentage at his position.

His .989 fielding percentage leads all of baseball in 2009. Vinny Castilla owns the current mark for fielding percentage by a third baseman at .984 set in 2004.

Kouzmanoff also has just 3 errors in 283 chances going into last night's game.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, no third baseman has had fewer than 6 errors in a season in which they had 300 total chances.

With 27 games left on the schedule, Kouzmanoff will certainly get to 300 total chances.

We could be watching history Padres fans.