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I just wanted to let you all know that I haven’t died from grief…yet. I’ve been out of town all weekend and it was really tough to find out about my baby Kevin Kouzmanoff getting traded while I was at the retreat. I know it sounds kind of weird, but I wouldn’t mind some prayer right now. As I’m sure you’ve all experienced, it’s absolutely terrible to lose a favorite player. When I’ve gotten some rest and some time I’ll be back with thousands of tributes. Thank you all so much for your support. This is simply devastating.
Padres baseball will not be the same without him.
I love you Kouz.
I hope you guys all had a great Christmas!! I realized how much I’ve been missing blogging yesterday, so I decided to update you guys about the latest San Diego sports news.
Last week the Padres got catcher Dusty Ryan from the Detroit Tigers for cash or a player to be named later. What was really interesting to me is that this guy is only 25 years old. I thought that the Padres were looking for a more veteran catcher who would help Nick Hundley improve and maybe take a few starts, like Henry Blanco did last year. I even wonder if the Padres are going to have this guy on the roster out of Spring Training. Maybe they will still sign a veteran catcher and keep Ryan in the minors in case of emergency.
But if he was on the roster, it would seem that he would not have as much playing time as Nick Hundley. I think that’s a given. Nick is our main catcher right now, and since he’s been working with the pitchers for a full season, he will be our main guy. Ryan could get only one or two starts a week.
Ryan apparently has a very strong arm, which is probably what attracted the Padres the most. Nick’s got a great arm too, but he has room to improve. Anyways, it will be very interesting to see where the Padres go with this young catcher.
The Chargers played an incredible game last night to get a first-round bye in the playoffs. I am so excited about the Chargers right now. I really, really think that they’re going to get a World Series for San Diego. It’s really exciting!
Now, the Padres need to get to work on locking up Kouz, Heath Bell, and Mike Adams for next year. Get it done, guys!!!!
I do have to say, my reasons to keep Kevin Kouzmanoff entry was a little embarrassing. Sorry about that.
GO PADRES!! GO CHARGERS!!! KEEP THE KOUZ!!!
We signed Kevin Correia to a one-year deal on Saturday, but did not get anything done with Heath Bell, Mike Adams, or Kevin Kouzmanoff…yet.
I am very glad that we will have Correia with us again this year. We signed him to a minor league deal last offseason, but he became one of our most consistent starting pitchers over the season. He became our ace when Jake Peavy was traded. It was great to have him in the rotation and I can’t wait to see what else he’ll do for us next year. Welcome back, Kevin.
But now the Padres have a little work to do: sign Bell, Adams, and Kouzmanoff to contracts for next year +. These guys have just been huge for the Padres in the last few years, and it would be a crying shame to lose any of them. Hopefully, we will be able to get these guys safe and signed up by Christmas. I’m waiting in nervous anticipation for them all to get locked up. I do not want to lose any of them, and I’m probably not going to relax until they’re safely signed. Get on it, front office, and for goodness sakes, don’t trade any of them!
On a different subject, how ’bout them Chargers? They’re on an eight-game winning streak, and I really think that this is our year. I think we’re going to the Super Bowl. It’s gonna be so sweet.
Also, happy one year birthday to Perpetual Padres Saga! It’s been a lot of fun getting to know Hyun Young over the past year and being able to talk Padres with her. Be sure to head over to her blog and wish her a happy birthday!
GO PADRES!! GO CHARGERS!! GO FRONT OFFICE!! KEEP THE KOUZ!!!
“NO! Don’t trade me!”
There are a lot of trade rumors going around Kevin Kouzmanoff today, and I’m a little freaked out. If you’re a reader of this blog, you know that Kouz is my absolute favorite player on the Padres and in the majors. There is no player in all of baseball that I like more than Kouz. And I would pretty much go into major depression if the Padres traded him away. In the past year, we’ve lost two major players, Trevor Hoffman and Jake Peavy. And let me tell you, that grief that I went through would be nothing, absolutely nothing compared to the kind of grief that I would have if they trade Kouz. We don’t even want to go there.
And so, I give you six reasons not to trade Kevin Kouzmanoff.
1. He’s a great third baseman.
Say what you want about the merits of Ryan Zimmerman, but I believe that Kevin Kouzmanoff was right up there with him in the Gold Glove catergory. He had a .990 fielding percentage for goodness sakes! Sure, maybe his range isn’t the greatest, but he gets to many, many almost impossible balls. He’s only been in the majors for three years, but he’s improved on his defense drastically. He was not that great at all in his first year, but here he was, contending for a Gold Glove. I believe that he will only improve. Sure, we’ve got Chase Headley and lots of third basemen in the system, but why not stick with Kouz? He’s an amazing defending, and all of the fans love to watch him.
Again, he may not be the best, but he’s still very good. He was second only to Adrian Gonzalez in RBIs and home runs (Adrian had 40, and Kouz had 18, but still). He’s exciting to watch, ’cause at any moment, you know that he could get the clutch hit that wins the game. Or he might get hit by pitch. We love him in here in San Diego. We love “Koozing” for him when he comes up to bat. There is no other player on the team that we do something like that for. And it started from the very beginning, too. Even through that horrible stretch that he had in the first few months that he was here, we were right behind him. He’s improved a lot.
3. He’s got a great attitude.
Looking back at the stretch of time in early 2007, when he was batting something like .167, he kept a great attitude, kept getting in his work, kept pressing hard and staying in the game, and he didn’t give up. The press was all over him, the fans weren’t too happy, but Bud Black kept the faith in him and he didn’t disappoint. He finally got out of that funk and finished wonderfully. He was a quiet, laid-back kind of guy, and he didn’t seem to let the pressure get to him too badly. He really does have a great attitude about everything. I don’t think I’ve ever heard him complain to the press about anything, really. He’s got a great sense of humor, and he’s the kind of guy that I would want in my locker room as a role model to all the young guys around there. Like I said, he’s only been in the majors for three years, and he’s 28 years old, but he seems like a great role model. I’m proud to have him on this team.
4. He’s got a great work ethic.
Kouz has a chronic back problem, which takes him out at least once a season. But he works very, very hard to make sure that the back doesn’t act up too much. He had worked very hard on his defense, which is probably why he’s gotten so much better over the years. I would want this kind of guy on my team, again, as an example to the younger guys.
5. He’s a fan-favorite.
We just love this guy. He’s so much fun to watch, and to cheer for. Besides, he’s one of the three most popular guys left on the Padres. And he has the potential to get much, much better. I’m so happy that he’s here in San Diego. He’s great with the fans, doing tons of autograph sessions and things throughtout the season. He was born in Colorado, but he’s really a San Diego boy. I just love how he’s adapted to playing here, and how he interacts with the fans so well. There are quite a few treasured memories that I have of him and his kindness that I will never forget. He’s just to much fun to have here, and I really can’t think of a better fit for him than here in San Diego. We love you Koooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooz!!!
6. I will never forgive the Padres if they do trade him.
Naturally, I don’t think any of the Padres Nation will be happy if Kouz is traded, but this is really personal for me, because I love this player like crazy. It all started when he signed autographs for four girls before a game in September 2007. I totally fell in love with him right there and then. He was so nice in doing that for us, and it was one of the coolest things ever. He’s a wonderful player, and he’s very, very good looking as well. He’s really nice, and I just adore him. I would be devistated, and I mean devistated, if the Padres traded him away. I would not be happy with the Padres. No matter who we got in return. I would be very, very angry with the Padres, and it would not be pretty, peoples. Not at all. Sure, I’d still be a Padres fan, and I would recover eventually, but not without a lot of help. I would need a major support group to get through something that horrible (We miss you Tom!!). It would not be good. I would cry like crazy. And I really don’t want to see Chase at third. He’s great in left, let’s just leave him out there.
So please, Jed Hoyer and the Padres front office, don’t cause us this pain. Keep the Kouz. We’re begging you. I love this guy, and I don’t know how much more of losing our most popular players I can take. Just keep him. Please, for the fans. I LOVE YOU KOUZ!!!!
I feel really terrible about my neglect of the blog. It’s been like a week since I last blogged. But seriously, there is nothing to write about. Or maybe there is, but I’m just not motivated. Like, at all. It’s not good, I know.
But seriously, the World Series is really not interesting me at all. Sure, I want the Phillies to win (GO PHILLIES!), but I just don’t have any stakes with either team. You know, if it was Red Sox-Phillies, I would be a little more excited, but still. It’s not my team.
And I really don’t like the Yankees. I don’t like having the Yankees in the World Series. And I don’t like all these calls that are going for the Yankees. It’s not cool. The Yankees already have a bazzilion World Series, and they really don’t need another one. It’s like, oh, the Yankees are in the World Series…again. Whatever. You know, some teams haven’t even been there. There are a few teams that are dying to win a championship like that, but they can’t because the Yankees are stealing all the money. So frustrating. There are days that I hate being a fan of such a low-budget team who has to watch all the big mean money machines win all the time. It’s really really sad.
Well, lookie there, I found something to write about! Wow!
So Hyun Young put this picture in her latest entry and I just had to steal it. SO CUTE!!!
They’d better not trade him.
Well, hopefully things will start picking up soon. Ahhhhh we need some new news!!!
Kevin Kouzmanoff donated one of the gloves that he used in his spectacular 2009 season to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The president of the Hall of Fame himself came to San Diego to recieve the glove.
If you’ve read this blog in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard these numbers like five times. But they’re so worth repeating. In 309 chances at third base this season, Kouz only had three errors, none of which were on throwing, by the way. That’s a .990 fielding percentage, and that’s incredible! It’s gotten him a lot of attention, even from the Hall of Fame! Hopefully it will get him a certain award soon…
Anyways, here’s some pictures from the big event.
This is just so cool for Kouz and the Padres. Kouz’s season was just amazing, and I really really really really really hope that the Padres keep him. He’s got a lot of worth to this team, and let’s hope that the Padres see that. Who knows? Kouz himself maybe going into the Hall of Fame someday🙂
Congrats, Kouz. We are so proud of you!
On Sunday, the San Diego Padres’ 2009 season came to an end. My boys’ record was 75-87, 20 games behind in the NL West. They ended with a sad loss to the Giants, but this season on the whole was not a loss. Some amazing things happened here in San Diego, and it’s definitely going to be a season to remember.
I can’t believe it’s really over, man. Over the last two months of the season, I was so busy that I wasn’t able to listen to as many Padres games as I would have wanted to. Now I can’t listen to any Padres baseball until March. It’s kind of sad. It was really weird for me to be able to just sit there and listen to the game on Sunday. It had been a long time since I had been able to sit down and really listen to a game. I love listening to the games. It’s kind of sad that it’s over.
Our season ended when Kevin Kouzmanoff struck out in the bottom of the tenth with two runners on. It was a long, crazy game. The Giants took an early lead, 3-0. We didn’t score until the bottom of the sixth. David Eckstein came up with a runner on. He hit his second homer of the year to pull us within one run. Eck is obviously not a home run hitter, but his value to this team in unmeasurable. You don’t see it in his numbers, but he’s been just incredible this year. I don’t think this team would have the postitive outlook on next year that we have if we didn’t have David Eckstein. He’s brought so much to this team! Both of his homers were in essential situations this year. His first was against the Mets in the bottom of the ninth. We had two runners on, but two outs. I think we were down to our last strike, trailing by three runs. Suddenly, Eck hit a three-run homer to tie the game. Even thought we lost the game later, that was just huge. The one on Sunday was pretty much the same.
We tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on a wild pitch by Randy Johnson. Unfortunately, neither team was able to get anything until the top of the tenth.
Earlier in the game, the Padres had intentionally walked Pablo Sandoval in a situation when the Giants could have scored. But for some terrible reason, they didn’t walk him in the top of the ninth. It cost them their season. Sandoval hit a solo homer, and the Padres were unable to capitalize in the bottom of the inning. Thus ended the Padres’ 2009 season.
It was kind of frustrating that we ended the season on such a bad note. I mean, we won practically every series in the month of September, and we just had to go and lose to the Giants. It puts a sour taste on the season to end like that, you know? We could have at least won the last game! Oh well. What’s done is done.
It’s going to be a really interesting offseason for the Padres as changes are made. The changes actually started before the end of the season, when General Manager Kevin Towers was fired on Friday. I’m still not sure what I think about that. KT was an incredible GM. He made a lot of great deals. He got us Trevor Hoffman, he drafted Jake Peavy, he got Adrian and CY in a very lopsided trade, and he even got a treadmill for a catcher once! But then, of course, we have to look at the negatives. We only won four titles under him. We only got to one World Series. His number one draft picks all ended up terribly. He kicked Trevor out, he traded Jake away. He’s an expert at making a team with very little money. But what I think it comes down to is the championships. Sure, he built some great teams, but he didn’t get them to the Big Show. Thanks for all the years, KT.
Trevor Hoffman re-signed with the Brewers yesterday. How rude. Trevor’s got 591 saves now. Oh my. I just thought of something very sad. He’s going to get his 600th with the Brewers! Aw man. I miss him, I really do. It kills me that he’s going to get such a big milestone with the Brewers. TREVOR!!!!
Now I need to talk about my dear Kouz, who has had an outstanding season. He only had three errors in 309 chances. That’s a .990 fielding percentage! Incredible. So incredible, in fact, that the Hall of Fame has asked him for a glove that he used during the season. He said he won’t give them his “gamer,” but they will be getting a glove that he used in this amazing season. Will he win a Gold Glove? Probably not, but I think he’s starting to get some notice around baseball. This dude is incredible, people. Believe me, I know🙂 Love you Koozie!!
Well, we’ve got a big playoff game tonight. A Game 163, to be exact, between the Twins and the Tigers. I can’t believe that there have been three of those in three years! That’s amazing. I feel bad for you Twins and Tigers fans ’cause these games are so stressing. Just make sure you dude touches the plate in the bottom of the thirteenth, and everthing will be good…
I’m wearing my Red Sox shirt today, and I’m ready for these playoffs to start. It’s going to be great!! I can’t wait.
GO RED SOX!!!
I love beating the Dodgers. Especially if it means delaying their playoff clinching. I think it’s kind of funny how they get to within one game of clinching and then they just can’t get it done!! But hey, we’re helping the Dodgers. Now this series between the Dodgers and Rockies will be HUGE this weekend. A ton of people will be coming out to watch, so that’s just more money for the Dodgers. Plus, it will be super interesting to see what happens. If Colorado swept, they would be the NL West champs. Aren’t you so glad that we didn’t allow you guys to clinch, Dodgers?🙂
Last night’s game was amazing. I am so thrilled with my boys right now. They’re fighting hard. They’re not giving up, even though they’re not going to the playoffs. This is just great.
Clayton Richard threw his best game as a Padre so far last night. He allowed a single to Matt Kemp in the top of the first with two outs. And what do you know, that was THE hit that the Dodgers got all night!! Sweeeeeet. Clayton went seven innings with a one-hit shutout. He walked three and struck out two.
We got a run in the bottom of the first with a single by Chase Headley.
In the third, we got two runners on. Kouz came up and guess what? He hit a three run homer! Since he came back on Tuesday, Kouz has had two game-determining hits. It’s great to have you back, Koozie🙂
We got one more run in the fourth on an interference call. Tony Gwynn hit a ball in the infield. The throw went home, but Everth ran back towards third. The catcher threw to the third baseman, who Everth tripped over. You can see that the third baseman trapped Everth’s leg between his own. Everth pulled free and touched third. The umpire gave him home for that. Sweeeeet.
In the past two games, 18 innings, the Dodgers only scored one run on five hits. HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Wow. We did good. The Dodgers left two runners on in the first. They didn’t get a runner as far as second until there were two outs in the ninth. Wow, our pitchers did amazing!
After Clayton left, Mike Adams and Luke Gregerson held the one-hitter. Man, I am soooo happy about this game!! 5-0 just looks so good.
So, we swept the Dodgers in the mini-series. Man, that’s satisfying. The Dodgers were hoping to get the NL West tied up here, but they can do it this weekend at home. Whatever. Not on our watch. Not on our turf.
I’m loving my boys so much right now. This is really cool. We only have three games left, but I know they’re going to play hard and finish out the season well. Great job, guys.
Aren’t these playoff races sweet? It’s amazing how the schedule worked out. The Dodgers and Rockies will be battling it out this weekend. The Tigers and Twins get to beat up each other to see who will win the AL Central. It’ll be interesting.
Padres have an off-day today before attacking the Giants for three. I can’t wait.
Once upon a time, some person, probably an ex-Padres fan, donated a poor Padres jersey to a thrift store in San Diego. One day, a young lady, who was a huge Padres fan, went to the thrift store and found said jersey. She looked at the price tag: $6. “Oh, I am so getting this,” she thought to herself.
She wore it to the Padres’ fan day, and also to her first game of the year, two days later. The Padres won the game.
The young lady was not superstitious at all, but just the same, she decided to wear it to her second game of the year. The Padres won again.
We all know that a jersey can’t really control the outcome of a game, but the young lady wore it to her third game of the year anyways. Hey, if it worked for the first two, why change it? The result was the same: A Padres win!
Now the young lady was getting second thoughts about the superstitions stuff. Of course, she wore it to her fourth game of the year. And what do you know, the Padres won!
The young lady now had no doubt at all of the power of the jersey. Before her fifth game of the year, she had a nightmare that she would forget the jersey. On the day of the game, she laid out the jersey on her bed and did not forget it. It’s no surprise that the Padres won that game too.
I present to you all, the incredible six-dollar jersey!
This game was my birthday present from my parents, and my whole family came along. We got to PETCO just after the Dodgers started batting practice. I went over to the Dodgers side and met Emma, who gave me the Padres’ Opening Day cap and a Padres banner. Thanks so much Emma!
We hung out on the Padres side for the rest of batting practice, but no Padres players came out so I didn’t get any autographs, but that’s all right. We went up to our amazing section in the upper deck. I got my 5 for $5 deal, and when I got back to our seats, I found three teenage Dodger fans in the row in front of us. My sister and I became “frienemies” with them. We gave each other a lot of flak for our teams. They were busting on my Padres hard, and it was hilarious. I mean, the Dodgers are statistacally a better team than us, but I think we’re really on the same level. Who won the series at Dodger Stadium two weeks ago? That’s right, the Padres did. Who won the game last night? That’s right, the Padres did.
We had a pretty rowdy section. Lots of Dodgers fans were in the stadium last night. The loudness of their cheering scared me. It almost sounded like they were the home crowd. That only motivated me to cheer harder, of course, as I’m sure it did for a lot of the Padres fans in the crowd.
In the first few innings, the Dodgers fans in our section kept bursting out in “Let’s go Dodgers, let’s go!” Of course, the Padres fans got right into it, screaming “PADRES!” over the Dodgers part. But I mean, they kept doing it! Once it faded out for a while, they would suddenly burst out again! I was like, oh man, are we going to have to do this for the rest of the game? ‘Cause my voice would have been gone by the fifth inning. Thankfully, things calmed down a little in the middle innings.
I knew that Kouz was supposed to make his first start in quite a while last night, but I was so excited when he was really announced. He batted sixth, so I kept waiting for him to be announced. Chase Headley was batting fourth, and when they announced that he was playing left, I was like ohmygoodnessYES!!! Chase has played third in every game that Kouz was out, so I knew that it had to be Kouz at third. I stood up and screamed when Kouz was announced. It was sooo exciting! I even teared up a little. It was sooooo good to have him back!!
Cesar Ramos made his first major league start for the Padres. He allowed a single and a walk to start off the first inning. Then here’s what happened: Andre Either grounds into double play, second baseman David Eckstein to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to shortstop Everth Cabrera to third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff. Rafael Furcal out at 3rd. It was a sweeeeet play, and great to get those two quick outs.
Ramos pitched very well. It seems like he walked a ton of guys, but he only walked three. He only allowed one run on four hits in five innings. He was goooood, for his first start. You could tell that he was nervous in the first. He threw a lot of balls. He had a couple really good innings, but for most of his outing, I didn’t really feel like he was totally on top of things. He started off a lot of batters with balls.
I’d say his best inning was the third. He got two outs before allowing a single and walk. Then Andre Ethier came up and battled against Cesar for 13 pitches. It was a super stressing at-bat. Ethier saw a lot of pitches, and with every foul (he hit seven of them) I was so worried that he was going to totally pound one. But he finally, finally grounded out to Eck to finish the inning. Whew.
In the bottom of the third, Tony Gwynn hit his second major league homer just inside of the right field foul pole. It was so cool to get first blood, and to get our first hit of the game!
On the Dodgers side, Chad Billingsley was excellent. He went six innings, only allowing two runs on two hits. He walked five and struck out five. He really held us down, and it was pretty frustrating.
In the top of the sixth, Orlando Hudson started off the inning with a triple. Andre Either got on when Everth completely botched a ground ball. It was terrible, and he looked so disappointed in himself. The tying run scored.
I’d say that the key of the game was the bottom of the sixth. After one out, Eck and Adrian walked. Chase flew out, but then Will Venable walked to load the bases. My dear Kouz came up and singled to center, driving in the go-ahead run. For some reason, Glenn Hoffman sent the oh-so-slow Adrian in, and he was out. Oh well. The go-ahead run scored, but I really think they should have held Adrian to keep the inning alive. There’s some great arms in the Dodgers outfield, and it’s obviously not a good idea to test them.
The bottom of the seventh was a really great inning too. Nick Hundley walked, and Everth sacrificed him over. Oscar Salazar grounded out, sending Nick to third. Tony Gwynn came up to bat, and the pitcher threw a wild pitch. Nick came home easily. Great execution by my boys. Tony Gwynn stole a base, but Eck grounded out. Oh well.
In one of the later innings, a foul ball went down the left field line. A bunch of fans leaned out to try to grab it, and one of them fell out onto the field. It was pretty funny!
So we went to the ninth inning, and it was major stress time for me. Heath “Always has to make it interesting” Bell was coming in. Thankfully, he was really on. He didn’t even allow a baserunner. He got the heart of the order, too. He struck out Manny looking, Matt Kemp swinging, and Loney swinging. We got the win!
I thought it was so cool that we held down Manny for the whole game. He went 0-for-4 and looked really terrible at the plate. I got the sense that he really didn’t care. I don’t think he got one ball out in left, so he was probably really bored. The Padres have been able to keep Manny down really well this year. I still don’t get why he’s even allowed to play baseball though, or why the Dodgers fans like him so much. Pretty crazy stuff.
At one point in the game, the scoreboard showed a sign that said something like, “Sorry, Dodgers, no champange tonight!” The staduim erupted in cheers. It was sooo sweet. We don’t want to see any team, especially the Dodgers, clinch on our turf. It’s okay, since they’ve got a playoff spot. They can clinch at home this weekend. Not here. Not on our watch.
It was so satisfying to get the win because of all the Dodgers fans there. We had a crowd of 25,318. That’s amazing for a Tuesday night, but I’m sure it was mostly that big because of the Dodgers fans. If it was any other team, we probably would have had 10,000 less people.
The teenagers in front of us were totally demeaning the Padres all night, calling them names like crazy, even to their bitter end. I was like, hello? Look who’s dominating here. Haven’t you been watching this team for the past two months? They’ve been AMAZING!! Well, I guess they’ll get it next year where we play extremely well. I’m so excited for next year. It’s going to be great. The Padres will finally get the recognition and respect they totally deserve. We’ve got something amazing going on here, and I want everyone to see it. It’s frustrating when these people are telling me how terrible my Padres are when they’re doing amazing right in front of their eyes. It almost seems like they’re uneducated. It seems like they haven’t been watching, and so they say what they think they know it right. But it’s not. It would be like me saying that the Yankees are a terrible team just because I haven’t checked on how the Yankees have been doing lately. Do your research, peoples. The Padres have been playing incredibly.
But it was so much fun. I took a lot of flak from the Dodgers fans, but didn’t give much back. I let my boys’ performance on the field do all the talking. And they didn’t let me down. What a great 3-1 win. I really really hope that we get tonight’s game too!
Clayton Richard is pitching tonight. It would be so sweet to get the mini-sweep here. Especially from the Dodgers. Especially in this playoff race here. Man, the Padres only have four games left!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! So sad. Oh well. At least I’ll have my Red Sox for the next month. GO RED SOX!!
Me and my jersey are 5-0 this year. Isn’t that sweet? Five games and five wins. It’s been a great year. I love my boys so much!!
What a nasty series. I thought we were supposed to be better than the Diamondbacks!!! Ugh.
Well, at least the first game was amazing. The story of the game was Kevin Correia, new ace. We signed K-Cor in the offseason, and he’s done incrediblely well this year. Sure, he’s had some rough patches, but he’s definitely been a huge positive this year.
On Friday, he went nine innings, allowing no runs on six hits with one walk and seven strikeouts. How cool is that?? He was amazing!! That was definitely one of his best starts this year. Wow. He really held down the Diamondbacks. Great job, Kevin. Great job.
We got four runs on nine hits, but K-Cor didn’t even need that much. We won 4-0!
Buuuut then things kind of went downhill. In the second game of the series, we were right in it…until Chad Tracy hit a grand slam. It was not good. We got all our momentum sucked out of us as we lost 8-5.
Next game was pretty much the same story. We were right it, even coming from behind, but the Diamondbacks got some late big hits and won the game 7-4.
What on earth is up with the Diamondbacks beating us? It’s all very strange. I mean, we’re a better team than Arizona. And yet they pretty much dominated us in the last two games. Weird.
Instant replay was used for the first time in a Padres game yesterday. It was kind of cool, but the call went against us. Oh well.
Dude, there’s only FIVE games left in the Padres’ season!! I am soooo sad!! I’m going to miss my boys like crazy. BUT I am so thankful that I get to go to one more Padres game tomorrow. It will be my fifth game of the season, which is super cool for me because my favorite number is five (because of Kouz, obviously). Hopefully, it will be my fifth win of the season. That would be epic.
Speaking of my baby, check out this section from the AP:
San Diego third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, who has missed the last 17 games with thigh and back injuries, went through a full pregame workout Sunday. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he started Tuesday,” manager Bud Black.
AHHHHHHHHHHHH YES!!!!! I think I’m going to cry when he’s announced tomorrow. Oh goodness, I miss him sooooo much!! Yeah, I’m totally going to cry. It’s going to be sooo much fun to see him out there on the field tomorrow.
Something rather sad entered my mind yesterday. It may be a tough offseason again. Kouz might be on the trading block. And believe me, if you thought my reactions to Trevor and Jake’s departures were bad, you can’t imagine what it would be like if Kouz got traded. Oh man. Let’s just pray that the Padres see enough worth in Kouz to stick with him. I need my #5!!!