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.
Well, there is always next season.