A weblog covering the San Diego Padres.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

What's Going On

Hey all. I'm off to Australia for a few days, so I won't be around to update PetcoPadres for a while. I'm trusting it to a few friends, whether they update or not, who knows, but it's basically their forum for a few days (hopefully the topic stays somewhere close to being Padres related, although I have been known to get sidetracked).

Please keep checking back, I should be starting again around the beginning of June but there should be something here to read once in a while in the meantime.

If nothing else, continue to use the links I've provided, they're all awesome. I don't read all of them daily, but I try and hit up Aaron's Baseball Blog, The Hardball Times, Rob Neyer, DodgerThoughts, Ducksnorts, RedsDaily, PearlyGates and Frinklin Speaks on a consistent basis.

With that addressed, the Padres won tonight's double header against the Buccos 7-3/6-3, netting wins for Brian Lawrence and Jake Peavy in Peavy v. Perez I.

The teams each had several former players going today, with such names as Brian Giles, Oliver Perez, Jason Bay, PetcoPadres favorite Brian Boehringer and Brian Meadows.

Bay is a very intriguing hitter who may be a poor man's Phil Nevin in time, much as the Burgh's Craig Wilson is fastly becoming.

Giles went 3 for 8 against his former club, with 2 runs, 2 walks, three strikeouts, an RBI a stolen base and an outfield error.

Bay went 1 for 5 with a strikeout.

Meadows pitched 3 2/3 innings of relief, surrendering a run on two hits, a walk, and three strikeouts. He has a 1.80 ERA in over 24 innings of relief.

Boehringer went two innings, surrendering three hits, a run, a home run, and striking out two batters. His ERA is now 4.05.

Oliver Perez took the loss, going three innings and walking four batters. He surrendered two hits, but the walks were enough to lead to four runs. He did fan five Padres. His ERA is now an impressive 2.96.

Kudos to Jake Alabama Peavy, winner of four games and posessor of a sterling 2.01 ERA. He struck out nine Pirates in six innings of work, handing out just one free pass and one run.

Today's game also marked the return of Jeff Cirillo, who went 1 for 3 with a run, a walk, and an RBI. Way to go Jeff!

With the wins, the Padres are now 23-17 (.575), dead even with the Dodgers (22-16) and just a hair behind them in overall win percentage.

The .575 win % puts the Padres on pace for 93 wins.

Tomorrow the resurgent Ismail Valdez (3-2, 3.89) matches up against Ryan Vogelsong (1-3, 6.16) in the clincher. It is a 4:05 PST game, airing on Channel 4.

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