Slammed Out

  • 8-3 Giants

Jake Peavy started the game, giving up six runs in six innings on seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts. It was not pretty. We all expected Jake to be dominating, but from the beginning of the game, he didn’t really have it on. The big blow was a grand slam hit by Edgar Renteria in the fourth. That was bad.

It’s really too bad that Jake wasn’t able to get it on. That grand slam was the first he’s given up in his career, a span of 1,284 1/3 innings. I feel really bad for him, ’cause I know he’s really upset at himself for not performing as he should be. Hopefully he will be able to get locked in soon!

Our offense wasn’t the greatest. Matt Cain shut us down pretty well. We got a run in the first on a Brian Giles single. In the third, there was a strange play. Adrian Gonzalez and Chase Headley were on base when Kouz hit a booming double to deep right-center field. Adrian was being cautious, but Chase could see that the ball wasn’t going to get caught. As a result, they were literally on each other’s heels. Adrian slid into the plate, the ball came into the catcher, and Chase leaped over the catcher, getting himself tagged out. The umpire pointed to Chase, signalling him out, the pointed to Adrian, who had scrambled back and touched the plate. He was safe. It was bizarre! I’ve never seen anything like it. Kouz ended up at third, but was stranded there.

We got another run in the top of the ninth from a Brian Giles single, but that was it. We had 14 hits, but that was it. The Giants pitching held us down, that’s for sure.

The Giants got two runs off of Luis Perdomo, who threw 1.2 innings. Frankie De La Cruz threw one pitch to get out of the eighth.

It was a pretty sad game. We thought our ace would be able to take care of those Giants, but he wasn’t. We weren’t able to score runs when we had the chances. Frustrating…that’s what I would call it. But today is a new day.

It’s a 12:45 pm game, which is one of the most strange starting times I’ve seen. Chris Young will be pitching against Barry Zito. What a matchup! This will hopefully be a great game.

Yesterday, the Padres did a little reversing. They had traded Chris Burke to the Mariners for cash considerations, but then they traded cash considerations for Chris Burke yesterday.

chris burke.jpgSo in a way, the Mariners were just taking care of him until we found a spot for him. I think it’s great that he’s back with the Padres. He was with the team for most of Spring Training, so he already knows all the guys. Plus, he’s been playing in the NL West with the Diamondbacks for a few years. Or year.

Anyways, I hope we have a really great game today!!

GO PADRES!!!

(photo credit: padres.com) 

6 Comments

Early games can be tough. We have a day/night double header in Boston today because of a rain-out last night. Good luck in today’s game.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

I know you were hoping for the Good Peavy to show up. Sorry. A slam by Renteria? Ouch. Well, today’s another day, as you said!

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Kaybee,
I hope that Peavy isn’t still upset about the Padres trying to trade him away this offseason. He needs to know that y’all care about him! But I’m pretty sure that he does… and if he doesn’t, all he has to do is read your blog.
Lester got off to an agonizingly slow start as well, but he got out of his funk. I hope Jake does the same.
Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

Noo!! That slam was just terrible. And Jake gave up his first career grand slam last night! It’s too bad that we didn’t get any run support today. Chris was excellent today. I’m excited to see what Chris Burke can do for us.
http://hyunyoung.mlblogs.com

I did not think the Padres would be non-competitive for long but I also did not expect them to get out to a 9-6 start. I think it still may be a tough year for them but good luck in the NL West. If you so wish to, stop by and participate in my daily baseball trivia to earn points towards the challenge of being crowned “The 1 Constant Baseball Trivia Guru” for 2009 and a small baseball related gift/prize.
Amazin86er
http://the1constant.mlblogs.com/

When the Giants pitching is on, it is going to be tough for a lot of teams. They have some real talent in that area. That was great match-up yesterday…but it always sucks to lose :O(

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

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