The Rockies have always been such pests to the Padres, and Troy Tulowitzki is the worst of it all.
But who cares about today’s game right now. ANTHONY RIZZO IS GOING TO BE IN TOMORROW’S LINEUP AGAINST THE NATIONALS!!!!! I’m so excited. I was never really one who was on the bandwagon to get him called up, but I was one who considered Brad Hawpe to be someone who was thinking he was playing on the opposing team he was so bad. And even though I’m not so sure that I like him in right field, I am so glad that Rizzo is going to be coming up and helping us out. I’m sure everyone knows the numbers on this guy so far, he definitely deserves this call-up and I think all Padres fans are really excited to see him up here.
Welcome to the Major Leagues, Anthony.
I know we’ve gotta be careful, though, to not put the weight of winning the NL West title on this kid. It’s going to be great to have him up here, but I don’t think that he’ll be able to carry the entire team on his shoulders. I do hope that he will make an impact though.
Anyway, today’s game stunk because Tulowitzki hit a two-run double off of Heath Bell to ruin any chance for us to win the game and the series. I do not appreciate Troy Tulowitzki and anything that he does against the Padres. He even got hit in the hand in the first inning and it didn’t deter him at all from leaving the game and sparing us his brutality. I do not appreciate him AT ALL.
But whatever. Now we get to play the Nationals and RIZZO IS COMING IN!!! WHOO HOOO!!! I’m really, really excited about this timing because I’m going to Friday’s game so I’ll get to see him!! It won’t be his major league debut, but it’ll still be really great to see him out there and hopefully he will get some big hits.
We won! It was a simple, but amazing game.
Tim Stauffer was probably the story. He threw eight innings of shut-out ball without even breaking a sweat (97 pitches). He only allowed four hits and one walk, but had eight strikeouts. That was a quality performance for sure, congrats on a great game Stauff.
Let me tell you, I have been so impressed with Tim over the past few years. He’s struggled a lot in his career, but he’s really stepped up his game and contributed in a big way to this team. He’s been on the Padres for a long time (a REALLY long time), but I really appreciate how he’s stuck around and been a big part of this team.
It took us a while, but we finally backed him offensively in the fifth. With two outs, Kyle Phillips singled. He went to second on a wild pitch from Ubaldo Jimenez, and scored on Alberto Gonzalez’ single. Stauff really was doing everything tonight, as he then singled for the second time in the game to drive in our second and final run of the game. Tim was 2-for-2 on the night.
Heath Bell got his 17th save of the year. He naturally had to allow a hit to make things interesting, but he got out of it and we kept the shutout.
Chase Headley did not get a hit, snapping his 16-game hitting streak. Nice run, Chase.
I’m liking the way the Padres are playing right now. We did lose last night, but we rebounded and got the win tonight. Hopefully we can get out there and get the win in the rubber game tomorrow.
On a side note, Kevin Kouzmanoff was sent down to Triple-A by the A’s. *GASP.* I will be writing more about this tomorrow, but as I’m sure you know, I am not happy about it.
Check out the new digs!! I’m so excited and so far, really pleased with MLBlogs.com’s new setup. WordPress is definitely a 1000 times better than Movable Type, so I can’t wait to make my blog a lot better with all WordPress has to offer.
This is going to be great. Welcome back to Unfinished Business, and as always, GO PADRES!!!!!