Tag: San Diego Padres

Aug 28

Joe Ross: About Last Night (August 27)

Regular readers of the site know that I’m a huge fan of Joe Ross (5-5). The trade that brought Ross to Washington was lauded for bringing the eventual replacement for impending free agent Ian Desmond. Desmond didn’t want to take the offer that Mike Rizzo had presented to him? That’s fine. We’ll just elbow our …

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Aug 27

Gio Gonzalez: About Last Night (August 26)

Eventually it was going to happen. Eventually Gio Gonzalez (9-7) was going to allow a leadoff hit and the Padres were going to score. In four straight innings a Padres batter singled to start the top half of an inning, and in the first two innings Gonzalez was able to work around trouble. In the …

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Aug 26

Stephen Strasburg: About Last Night (August 25)

Last night for the Nationals was like watching a game where we were reminded of how this season was supposed to go for the team. Stephen Strasburg (8-6) was on the hill and tossing 97-mph bullets. The actual, projected lineup was on the field. Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman, and Wilson Ramos all hit. Zimmerman and …

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Jul 31

Mets, Failed Trades, and Jon Niese

When he’s not preoccupied with the birth of his child, Jon Niese puts in some really good work. Yesterday he allowed one earned run on six hits in six innings of work, walking one and striking out six. He did all that he could for the Mets to win that game. Short of holding an …

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Jul 30

Bartolo Colon Struggles and Pitch Location Proves It

It’s extremely early in the morning. I woke up early, ready to begin another wonderful day with a review of the now not happening Wilmer Flores and Zack Wheeler for Carlos Gomez trade. I don’t know why the news leaked, how it leaked, or why the deal was pulled, but for Flores’ sake, the Mets …

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Dec 19

Padres Add Upton, Beat Christmas Rush

On their way to scoring 535 runs last season, a scant 3.30 runs per game, the San Diego Padres outfielders accounted for 227 of them, which was tied with the Houston Astros for fewest in the Majors.1 The only legitimate offensive threat of those wall crashers was Seth Smith who posted his best offensive season …

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Aug 14

Should NL Contenders Fear the Padres?

Things have been so bad offensively for the San Diego Padres that they have actually given at-bats this year to Xavier Nady and Jeff Francoeur. These are the players you give at-bats to when your team bats a collective .225/.287/.346 because the Padres’ front office thinks, “Hey, why the heck not,” but I honestly had …

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