Playing Texas Today…

Well, my dear Trevor Hoffman threw an inning for the Brewers on Tuesday. It was a scoreless, hittless inning, and he got a strikeout. That is so like Trevor to have a great spring. I think it’s April, though, that is his really bad month. I was thinking about this last night. I really hope he doesn’t get injured this season. That would be so sad! I almost wish he had retired in the offseason rather than sign with the Brewers. But he’s still got it in him, and he wants to pitch. I’m still clinging to the hope that he will re-sign with the Padres next season, but if he gets hurt this season, he might just hang them up after the season. AHHHHHHHHH!!!! Don’t get hurt, Trevor!

In some exciting news, the Lord has provided two possible opportunites for me to go to some games this year already! My brother’s baseball group will be going to a game in May, and I totally want to go. Also, my youth pastor’s wife told me that the church might be going to a game in August where the players will be sharing their testimonies after the game. I am so excited and thankful for these unexpected opportunites to go some games. Plus, maybe my family will go to one, and maybe I’ll be able to convince my parents to take me to one for my birthday, and maybe we’ll go to a few with some friends, and I still might meet Jake Peavy in a chance encounter and he’ll give me season tickets…haha. Anyway, I’m just getting really excited about getting to head out to Petco a few times this year. I absolutely love to be downtown, and I love Petco Park. I love it! I love being able to get out there and cheer for my Padres!

Oh yes, and maybe I’ll be able to go to the Fan Day on April 5th, too! That would be so cool, to be able to get some autographs and just get out to the ballpark with other Padres fans. And I’m trying to enter every contest for tickets to Opening Day that I can. I think it would be incredible to be able to go to Opening Day. It seems like it would be so much fun!

OK, we’re playing the Texas Rangers today. Cha Seung Baek is starting for my Padres. I have concerns about this guy. Right now, he pretty much has the third spot in our rotation locked up. But it seems like he gave up a lot of runs last year. Even so far in Spring Training, he’s given up a huge two-run bomb. Like, all of our starters so far have given up one run or less, but Baek gave up two runs. I hope he’s able to find his groove soon. Here’s the lineup for this afternoon:

  • CF Will Venable
  • 2B David Eckstein
  • DH Cliff Floyd
  • 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (WHOOOHOOOO!!!)
  • LF Chase Headley
  • RF Emil Brown
  • 1B Kyle Blanks
  • C Eliezer Alfonzo
  • SS Luis Rodriguez

I am very excited that Kouz is getting to play third today. This is the first time he will play third in a real game this spring. He has been rehabbing his shoulder, which was actually a lot worse than I thought, so he might be still taking it a little easy. He can throw to first, and he’s got his range back, but he probably won’t play that many innings on the field. Go Koooz!

GO PADRES!!

(Oh yeah. Manny finally signed. I almost didn’t believe it.) 

9 Comments

Thanks for the post on my blog.

I think the Padres will benefit from a gritty on base guy like Eckstein. The Jays never really gave him a fair chance last season. It is awesome that you might be going to some games! I’m jealous, I want to play in sand in Petco!
http://homerfoodandhistory.mlblogs.com/

Kaybee – I’m so excited that you are going to get to go to some games! Yay!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

I’ve never been down to Petco, but so many friends have told me what a great ballpark it is. I’m putting it on my must-do list this summer.

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

HOMER, I really hope that he will make a good impact, even if he’s at second instead of shortstop. And yes, we’ve got lots of sand out here in Petco and all over San Diego for that matter! You’ll have to get out here sometime…

JULIA, yeah, me too! Thanks!

JANE, definitely has to go on your to-do list. It’s a really beautiful ballpark, and I absolutely love it :)

I second Jane, it’s a must hit this season ; )
Tom
http://rockymountainway.mlblogs.com

Kaybee,
I almost didn’t believe that Manny signed too! lol.
I hope Trevor stays healthy so that he can return to where he belongs– the Padres. Glad to hear that he is performing well though. I hope you can get to games!!
-Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

First of all, Trevor PLEASE stay healthy! I’m concered about Cha Seung Baek as well. But hopefully, he’s going to bring down that big, fat, ugly 9.00 ERA down soon! Dude, you are so lucky that you might go to two games already. It takes me forever to have permission to go to Padres game. Anyways, I’m going to the fan fest as well!
http://hyunyoung.mlblogs.com

TOM, of course! You gotta get out here and see my Padres in Petco!

ELIZABETH, thanks! Trevor needs to come back…

HYUN YOUNG, that is so cool that you can go to the fanfest! Hopefully I’ll be able to make it too!

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