Oh my goodness, it’s so great to back into writing about an actual game. Whew. I can’t believe we finally made it!
Today was the charity game against the Mariners, which we lost 9-3. A couple of observations right out of the gate: 1) I forgot how much I hate losing. And I always run into this problem in Spring Training too even though these games don’t matter. I mean, I am really frustrated that we lost this game. I don’t know, even though they don’t matter, these games still seem to have implications for the regular season.
2) Along those same lines, I hate Spring Training because I always thought that the pitchers were supposed to be trying to get on their game, so they’re not on top of their game, yet. But every single year, our pitchers are certainly not on top of their game, but it always seems like the opposing pitchers are having no problems at all. Which leads me to think that even if the opposing pitchers are not on top of their game yet, it must mean that our hitters stink. So, in summary, Spring Training games really tick me off. And I know, I’m really, really reading too much into this.
Postives? Chris Young had a good outing, an inning with three hits and a run and a walk allowed. Did get two strikeouts though, so that puts his ERA at 9.00 even. Sweet.
Heath Bell allowed a run, and this Radhames Liz guy allowed six. Nice.
Matt Stairs hit a home run, and Kyle Blanks got two hits. Jerry Hairston got a hit and scored a run.
Okay, so it wasn’t too bad for a game that doesn’t even count. And it is baseball, after all. That’s something to be excited about. But I want to see our guys getting some more hits and scoring some more runs. I hate losing.
Speaking of which, the Oakland Athetics also lost 9-3. Kouz didn’t play, so I guess he’s still hurting. Poor baby :( Get well soon!!
I can’t wait to hear tomorrow’s game live! It’s going to be so great!
Wow, I’m getting super excited about the big game. It’s really going to be so great to hear Padres baseball. Things are definitely going to be different, but it’s going to be good.
I watched a bunch of the videos from the Padres Spring Training this morning, and I’m really excited about all our players. Like, I kind of forgot that we even had Chase Headley still on the team! I guess that in all the Kouz drama I forgot who was going to replace him. Chase’s got this great beard going. He’s looking good.
I’m really excited about all the players. These are my boys! Nick, Adrian, Eck, Everth, Chase, Blanksie, T.Gwynn, Will, Scotty and Jerry. CY and K.Cor and Mat and Clayton. Heath, Adams, Thatcher (even though he frustrates me like crazy), Mujica, all of them. These are my boys, and I can’t wait to see them out on that field!
The Oakland Athletics had an intrasquad game yesterday, but my dear Kouz didn’t play because he has a bruised right shin. UH OH!!! Get well soon Koozie!!!! He’ll probably play in the A’s opening game tomorrow, though.
That brings me to the matter of Kouz’s former number with the Padres. Guess where it ended up this year? Yeah, that’s right. Randy Ready, the hitting coach, is wearing the sacred number #5! What is up with that? That number needs to be retired or something. Don’t just go give it to the hitting coach! Goodness.
I’m sure a lot of you have heard about the situation with Chelsea King this weekend. She disappeared on Thursday night, and a body was found yesterday that is very likely her’s. If you want to read more of the story, just do a Google search, but please, be praying for the King family in this devistating time. This has really hit home for a lot of people, because she was only 17 years old. Please pray for the family in this horrible time. It’s times like these that make baseball look like such a trivial thing.
Only four more days until we can finally, finally hear some baseball!! I can’t wait!!!!!