Defense, Defense

I hate the Dodgers. No offense to Dodgers fans, but I really do. The Dodgers annoy me like crazy. First of all, they are in first place in the NL West by 3.5 games. Also, they are always beating us. I really don’t like that. Then, all their players hit us really well, which is really annoying. I think I need to go hide for the rest of this series…

Josh Geer started, giving up four runs in six innings, which was pretty good. He allowed a run in the bottom of the first, but the Padres got three in the top of the second.

Adrian started the inning with a single, followed by two walks. Nick Hundley then walked in the tying run. Luis Rodriguez grounded into a double play, but a run scored. Then the pitcher, Josh Geer, laced a single up the middle to drive in out third run of the game.

But the Dodgers got three runs in the bottom of the third on Orlando Hudson’s two-run homer. And of course, that Manny dude hit a solo homer. Josh Geer was definitely hit hard in that inning, but he kept fighting.

In the top of the seventh, the Padres took the lead. Scott Hairston walked and Adrian doubled him in. Chase Headley singled, then Kouz grounded out, scoring our last run of the night.

After that, it was all bullpen blues. Luke Gregerson came in and gave up two runs on four hits. He left with the bases loaded and one out. Edward Mujica came in and got a 3-2-3 double play, but he gave up two runs in the next inning to let the Dodgers blow this baby wide open.

The Padres didn’t do very well in this game. Sure, we scored 5 runs, and came from behind a few times, but we left ten runners on and were only 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Let me tell you, the pitching is suffering right now. Our bullpen was great for the first two weeks, but now it’s dead. We need new arms, ASAP!!

The pitching was bad, but I think a big part of this game was the defense. First of all, the Padres’ was pretty sloppy. In the seventh inning, Orlando Hudson singled to right. The runner went from second to third. The throw into the infield went right to Nick Hundley…and right through his legs. Then Luke Gregerson, who was backing up the play, also let the ball get past him. As a result, the runner scored the go-ahead run.

Padres defense? BAD. But the Dodgers’ defense drove me nuts, espeically the defense of a Matt Kemp. With the bases loaded, he completely stole a clearing-double from Jody Gerut early in the game. So frustrating! Later, he stole another run and a hit from my Kouz-o. I really hate it when that happens. 

The Padres defense was pathetic. Oh my goodness, that’s the first time I’ve used “pathetic” this season to describe something on my Padres! Uh oh… But the Dodgers defense was maddening. ARGH!!!

I am so ready for this series to be over :)

Well, Jake Peavy is going tonight. I’m trying to have hope for the game, because it’s Jake Peavy, but I don’t know. This team needs some help right now. They need something to get them going. Maybe Buddy should get ejected. Or yell. Or something. This team is kind of dead in the water right now, and they need to pick it up. They have got to get it going.

SO GO PADRES!!!!!

Oh and Jen…

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IMG_3590.JPGEnough said?      

9 Comments

The Dodgers are tough right now, especially at home. It’s very frustrating to play a team that always seems to have your number. I know, because we’re playing the Angels and they always seem to have ours.

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

UGH!!! Now I really don’t care about the Dodger fans. We really need good, strong, and new arms for our pitching staff. I know. It’s “annoying” to see what the bullpen, and even starting pitchers do at this point. But we have to wait and see. Hopefully Jake can do a much better job then his last outing tonight. Go Padres!
http://hyunyoung.mlblogs.com

I only like the Dodgers for this one reason…THEY TOOK MANNY AWAY FROM BOSTON!!! That’s a good thing. Anyways, hope the Padres kick some Dodger butt tonight. Nice pics of Jake Peavy by the way.

http://irishsoxkid19.mlblogs.com

BEAT LA BEAT LA BEAT LA

~ Kingof Cali
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Want to join me in hating our clubs’ bullpens? It’s just so demoralising to see your set-up guy or middle reliever cough up a win for your ace when you know you’re not going to be seeing him again for a week. Grrrr. Congrats on being the fetaured blog earlier this week too. Keep up the good work. Ashhttp://ashleymarshall.mlblogs.com

They’re not baseball butts, but they’re VERY tempting. I didn’t realize how blue Jake’s eyes are. WOW! I’m kinda captivated over here!
Jen
http://ajroxmywhitesox.mlblogs.com

Well I am sorry to say but the Dodgers have one of the best defenses in baseball. Besides Manny they have Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Orlando Hudson, Casey Blake, Rafel Furcal, James, Loney, and Russell Martin. The Padres defense doesn’t have any holes but besides Adrain Gonzalez no one is really a Golden Glove winner.

Bob, http://bostonsports.mlblogs.com/

Well I am sorry to say but the Dodgers have one of the best defenses in baseball. Besides Manny they have Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Orlando Hudson, Casey Blake, Rafel Furcal, James, Loney, and Russell Martin. The Padres defense doesn’t have any holes but besides Adrain Gonzalez no one is really a Golden Glove winner.

Bob, http://bostonsports.mlblogs.com/

Kaybee, thanks for the kind words about my baseball related injury. I am getting better but I was a bit upset at your Padres for aiming at me.
I am very proud of the Dodgers defense, especially Matt Kemp. He has done an outstanding job. I have been lucky enough to have met him and he is a super person as well. He remembers me and always gives me a special hello. I think what helps the Dodgers is that they are enjoying playing baseball.
http://catlovesthedodgers.mlblogs.com

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