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Adrian Wins First Gold Glove

adriangonzalezpetco.jpgAdrian Gonzalez won his first Gold Glove yesterday. It is well deserved. Adrian is super-solid over at first. On this horrible Padres team, he was still able to have a spectacular year. He participated in the All-Star game this year, and now he has his first of many Gold Gloves. In 161 games, he had 6 errors with a fielding percentage of .996. Now, Adrian is a huge part of San Diego. He participates in countless charity events for organizations all over the county. In this uncertain offseason for Padres fans, we finally got some good news yesterday. When we’re getting nothing but trade rumors for our best player, we really need GOOD news once in a while. And here it is. It was amazing what Adrian was able to accomplish this year. He improved almost everywhere he could. He had a great year as an individual. He hit a lot better at Petco, driving a good number of homers to left field as well as right. Adrian is just a great guy, and this award is very deserved. CONGRATS, ADRIAN! Check out his website at

In other news, it appears that Greg Maddux will retire. But he did get his 18th Gold Glove yesterday. Dude, he’s amazing. It was so much fun to have him in San Diego, and it’s too bad that he couldn’t end his career in a Padres uniform.

Defense is the Name of the Game

  • 6-5 Mets

It was a weird game tonight. Chris Young did really well, allowing 1 hit over 5 and a third innings. He did walk a few guys. The bullpen was not good tonight. Finally, after a long string of quality innings, Mike Adams gave up a big 3-run homer that erased our 2-1 lead. Hampson and Hensley gave up runs. The defense was amazing, for both sides. There were some key catches that, if not made, would have changed the game. There was also a bizarre play in the eighth. Padres were throwing the ball all over the place and it cost a run. On the offense side, we hit three home runs. We had 11 hits to New York’s 6!! Kouz with his 16th homer, and Adrian with his 27th. In the top of the 9th, Hundley and Hairston got on with one out. Jody Gerut comes up and hits a three-run bomb. So, now it’s only 6-5 Mets. But of course, with one out, we wouldn’t score again. So, it’s just another loss. We have 70 losses. I don’t want to depress anyone, but if Arizona wins tonight, we will be 16 games back. Since I’ve gone and depressed you, I have something to be thankful for: cHRIS yOUNG.jpgWe aren’t Seattle. They are 27 games behind. Some comfort, right? Anyway, there’s a new game tomorrow. Cha Sueng Baek vs. Pedro Martinez. I think we need to make a trade. Go Padres!!