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.