It’s Good To Be Back
I had a really rough weekend, dealing with a tough personal issue, and on top of that, the Padres were the worst team in baseball. But at least the Red Sox won their last three games, and now have a three-game lead over New York.
So, on Saturday when I wrote my fiery entry, I was very upset and embarrassed by my team. I think the changing of my background to Red Sox was actually to help me. I cracked up every time I saw it. I really appreciate all you guys stopping by and encouraging me. That was a great help!! And I need encouragement, that’s for sure. So thank you!!
I’m not really sure if I really gave up on my team. Sure, I threatened to, and I didn’t wear anything Padres for two days, and I didn’t listen to much of the past two games, but I’m not really sure if I gave up on them. Sure, I don’t think they’re going to do anything much for the rest of the season, but I’ll definitely be still supporting them. Who am I kidding? I love this team, and there’s no way I can stop being a Padres fan. Never. No matter what happens.
Now, on Saturday night, the Padres lost again, which was just what I needed. Not. Though they got seven hits and a run this time, I was still not happy because it was a very close game, which we should have won. We lost 2-1, which was good on the pitching side (good riddance Tim Stauffer, it was about time), but I think we should have been able to win that.
But even though we lost the four-game series, everything was cool when we won yesterday. It wasn’t just any win, though. It was a HUGE win!!
In the top of the first (always a great place to start), Everth Cabrera and Will Venable singled. And then, my baby hit a three-run homer!!
That was just the beginning, though. In the third, Venable and Kouz singled to start off the inning. Two outs later, Eliezar Alfonso hit a three-run homer! Barry Zito had a very rough outing.
In the fifth, Venable and Kouz singled to start off the inning. Hmm, deja vu! Chase Headley singled in Will, and Zito’s day was over. Later in the inning, Luis Rodriguez singled in Kouz and Chase.
The Giants got a run in the bottom of the fifth, two in the sixth, and one in the ninth, but they were held down all day.
Kevin Correia pitched very well. He threw 5.2 innings, giving up three runs on eight hits with only one walk and three strikeouts.
Luke Gregerson and Mike Adams pitched very well out of the bullpen. Heath Bell pitched an inning, giving up a run, but by then, it didn’t matter.
In the eighth, Will Venable hit his first home run of the year to top of the Padres’ scoring. We won the game, 10-4.
It was a great, great game. Kouz has been pretty quiet lately, but he really woke up yesterday. He went 4-for-5 with a home run, three singles, and three runs driven in. Good job, Kouz!!
Will Venable had four hits, which was great. We had 14 hits total. Overall, just a great, great way to snap that seven-game losing streak.
So, in other news, Trevor Hoffman is going to the All-Star game as an injury replacement for Jonathan Broxton. Oh the irony. Not really, but whatever. Anyways, Heath is going to have a great time seeing his old friend again. I really hope Trevor has a great outing, and I get to cheer for him!!
Adrian is participating in the Home Run Derby tonight. That’s going to be cool.
And…I’m going to the Padres game this Saturday with Hyun Young, Jen, and Kylie!! I am sooooo excited!!! And, if things don’t change, we’re going to get to watch Kevin Correia pitch. That will be really cool since he’s pretty much the best starter on this staff. I can’t wait!!!
Well, it’s good to be back to the Padres Nation (haha!). Let’s just hope that our boys will play well this weekend. At least on Saturday :)
I’ve got a win under my belt, a three-day break to enjoy, and a game to go to this weekend…I’m good.
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