Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Don't Look Now

Wednesday September 9, 2009

Don't look now, but the Padres could very well finish the 2009 season with a better record than the Mets.

As it stands tonight the surging Padres have a 63-78 record (.447) and the slumping Mets have a 62-77 record (.446).

While the Padres went 15-14 in August and have won 6 of their last 8 games, the Mets went 12-17 in August (1-3 against the Padres) and have lost 5 of their last 8 games.

Ouch. Do you think Omar Minaya should keep his job if that happens? After all the Mets were widely picked to win the NL East over the World Champion Phillies before the season started.

Yes, the Mets have been struck by a Padre-like run of injuries this season, but with a payroll north of $130 million, is there any excuse for having a worse record than the Padres and their $36.7 million payroll?

2nd straight good outing from LeBlanc in Pads win

Wednesday Sept 9, 2009

Happy 9/9/9!

Looks like Wade LeBlanc was celebrating the day as he collected his 2nd straight victory in the San Diego Padres 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants at Alphabet Soup Park.

LeBlanc pitched a heck of a good game too allowing just 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. 2 of those walks came to start the 8th inning, but Luke Gregerson came in with 2 on and no outs and shut the Giants down.

Adrian Gonzalez provided all the offense the Padres would need driving in 3 runs on a single in the first with Everth Cabrera on 3rb base and a booming home run to left field, his 37th of the season, in the 3rd inning.

Oscar Salazar added an insurance run in the 6th with a solo shot of his own.

Cabrera stole his 22nd and 23rd bases of the season to move him into 4th place on the Padres list for rookies behind Ozzie Smith, Alan Wiggins and Roberto Alomar. 1 more SB and he will tie Alomar's total amassed over 143 games in 1988.

The Padres have now won FIVE straight series including 4 on the road and put up double digit hits for the 4th time in 8 games this month.

Barry Zito took the loss for the Giants going 5 innings and giving up 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks with 2 k's.

Washington Post readers have such class

Wednesday September 9, 2009

Judging by all the anonymous comments I have received yesterday and tonight full of cursing and spewing hatred at me for daring to say Ryan Zimmerman is not a runaway candidate for the Gold Glove and all the click throughs from, Websoulsurfer must have made the Washington Post website.

Sorry folks, sailor speak and sounding like a right wing pundit is not going to make me change my mind. I still believe that 3 errors is better than 15 and that Zimmerman is not more deserving of the Gold Glove award than Kouzmanoff.

Come back and put your name on the comment, don't use any foul language, and present a coherent argument as to why you think Zimmerman should win the Gold Glove and I will be glad to post your comment.

Until then, enjoy living in our nation's capital and watching the Nationals play.