Thursday, September 30, 2010

Padres wimp out. Season over after dropping 3 of 4 to Cubs

Thursday September 30, 2010

The Padres wimped out and dropped 3 of 4 to the sad sack Cubs at Petco this week to effectively seal their fate for 2010.

Your only chance is to sweep FOUR games from the Giants. Yes I know there are only 3 games left in the season, but if by some miracle the Padres were able to sweep 3 from the streaking Giants IN San Francisco there would be a 163rd game to decide the division winner.

Clean up your golf clubs guys, because that is the only game you are going to be playing next week.

You gave up on yourselves. You stopped trying. All of you in every aspect of the game!
As a team:
You had your only losing month of the season.
You had the highest ERA and runs allowed of any month.
You had the lowest batting average and lowest OBP of the season.
You had the fewest XBH of any month.
You had the fewest BB of any month.
You had the fewest runs scored of any month (BY 25%!).
You had the lowest # of balls put in play.
You had the lowest number of SB of any month.
You had more errors in September than any other month.
You had the lowest % of DP turned.

And then in this series against the Cubs, the worthless, 86 loss Cubs, you got shut out TWICE! You only scored 5 runs in 4 games.

It was awful to watch your collapse. You mailed it in and it showed.

You don't deserve to be in the playoffs.

Good riddance to those of you that were a big part of that collapse.

Ryan Ludwick - You completely gave up after the trade to the Padres. You were the biggest part of the Padres collapse at the plate down the stretch hitting just .220 as a Padre. You are a disgrace to the Padres uniform.

Luke Gregerson - You had a 7.00+ ERA and that does not even count the inherited runners you allowed to score. You were pathetic in September. Maybe Black overused you early, but that is no excuse. You stunk when it counted most.

Chase Headley - .191 BA. .255 OBP. .150 with men on base. REALLY? And you claim to be a major league hitter? WTF? Worse yet you drove in only 4 baserunners. FOUR for an entire month. Pathetic.

Not going to bag on LeBlanc or Latos. They are rookies who just plain tired out.

That is the coaching staff's fault. That means you Bud Black.

All we can do now is think about next year.

Many questions come up, but that is for another post.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pathetic Team Performance, Pathetic Fans

Tuesday September 28, 2010

In the middle of a pennant race with their team only 1 game out of first place, only 27,000 tickets were sold to tonights game. Now I dont mean that there were that many fans in the stands, because it wasnt nearly that high of a number.

San Diego fans, especially season ticket holders seem to have given up on the Padres. They have not shown up all season and did not show up to support a very good team in the middle of a battle to make the playoffs.

San Diego sports fans, you do not deserve a winner. You are not supporting a winning team now. You do not deserve playoff baseball. So many on the boards and in comments on this blog whine about the Padres haven't won a World Series. When are the owners going to give me a WS winner.

Well the answer you whiny biotches is maybe when you actually show up to support a playoff caliber team like the one we have been privileged to see play all year.

Ok, enough about the fans.

Now about the team.

Lets start with the manager.

Can I ask you a question Bud Black?. In the middle of a playoff run in arguably the most important games of the year, WHY THE HECK has Matt Stairs had 2 straight starts? Is every other possible outfielder DEAD? That is the only reason I can think of for starting a guy that is hitting .227 with a.303 OBP.

I know Venable has a sore back, but are Cunningham and Gwynn deceased? Tonight having the defense of Denorfia or Cunningham in LF would have saved two runs and extended Latos stay in the game.

An observation and a question. Lead Dick Ludwick is hitting .221/.315/.332/.647 since joining the Padres AND playing below average defensively. Lead Dick is not hitting for average, not hitting for power, not walking and playing poorly defensively. So why isn't he seeing more time on the bench?

Chris Denorfia hit .303/.379/.513/.892 in August and then when the games REALLY start to count he is suddenly a bench player? WTF?

Aaron Cunningham is hitting .294 on the season and .271 since his call up and he is sitting on the bench so the .227 hitting, awful fielding Stairs can start? WTF?

On to the players performance

3 errors committed, only 2 runs scored.

Enough said.

Well, there is always next season.