Sep 2010 09

1) Dust off the bats

2) Clean up the lineup

3) Sweep the Dodgers

Isn’t it better to win games?  It’s not much, but at least it’s a 2 game lead.  Back to playing like the Padres- good small ball offense and pitching that just reeked of all kinds of filthy, especially from Corey Luebke.  Let’s not look back…

Except to keep our eyes on Colorado!  Those damn Rockies have ascended their way up the NL West, just 4.5 games back.  And I don’t know about you but I’m not comfortable counting them out until they are locked in the basement.  The Pads start a “make it or break it” 4 game series with the Giants tonight at Petco.  Home field advantage or not, the Pads are feeling the heat like a lobster tossed into a pot of boiling water.  Then they head to Colorado next week, where the Rockies win twice as many games as they lose at their own ballpark.  September is going to be a tough month, especially after a 10 game slide like a stripper down a pole.  Don’t lose your shirts this time SD!

Oct 2010 03

The Padres led me on winning both Friday and Saturday night.  I feel like a four-eyed, brace face who was smiled at by the hottest boy in junior high only to see his gaze is directed at the girl behind me.  It was do or die, with the Phils dropping a game to the Braves earlier after taking the first two.  And if the Pads had won tonight, it would have been the interesting three way tie scenario.  Alas, they stared at the Giants celebration in disbelief.  And I’m well aware they wouldn’t have been a strong contender in the post season, so I’ll wait for next year…  So I’ll join the Phillies fan base- go NL!  At least the Chargers won!

Oct 2010 10

WTF?!?!

Posted In Sports

As of yesterday:

Rivers vs. Oakland                    8-0

SD vs. Oakland                         13 wins in last 13 games

Spread                                       Chargers, 6.5 points

Today:

The Bolts special teams looked more like “special” as in short bus with helmuts…  Two blocked punts and a costly fumble that led to the Raiders winning 64 yard TD.  Final score: 35-27.  I want to puke.  The Chargers dominated on paper but lost the game themselves.  And losing to the only NFL team whose colors are claimed by gang bangers everywhere!  The Padres disappointed me last week and now this- not a good month for SD sports fans!

Oct 2011 23

Jets 27, Chargers 21

And they say lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place… then how do you explain two 4th quarter interceptions that had SD fans crying a Rivers.  Maybe Rex Ryan was right.  Ok, I’ll rinse my mouth out with soap for that comment but Norv has to take some blame for the Chargers 2nd half of the game after coasting into half time with a 21-10 lead.  Not to mention almost every play seemed to carry a neutral zone infraction against SD defense- no more tweaker like movements at the line!  Ugh, just pathetic.  It was their game to lose and they proved it.  You can play like that against the Colts, Dolphins, or Rams but not a team that can win a game!

Oct 2011 28

If you haven’t been following the tennis match between the Rangers and Cardinals (which ratings suggest you haven’t), you really are missing baseball history.  A little history- the Cardinals came back from a 10.5 game deficit at the end of August to secure the wild card spot.  After taking care of the assumed favorite, the Phillies, you could tell they wanted this like Cosby to a jello shot.  Games 1 and 2 were unbelievably close- both starters pitched into the bottom of the sixth inning the first game and the Rangers only scored their only two runs in the 9th inning of the second game.  Game 3 was offensive- seriously!  Both teams scored like they were playing a football game.  16 to 7 was the final, with Pujols going deep 3 times to tie the Series record.  Game 4 was a brilliant display of pitching.  Derek Holland was two outs away from a complete game shutout, when Ron Washington pulled him.  The Rangers were up 4 runs- I say let him have his shot at history.  Game 5 didn’t seem to go down as planned.  LaRussa called to the bullpen in the 5th asking for Rzepczynski.  Another call, some confusion, Lance Lynn came in to pitch (on little rest), and suddenly the Rangers had the lead.

And last night’s Game 6 was probably the most exciting yet.  After a one day rain delay, basic baseball fundamentals seemed to go east with the storm.  Once the teams swept 5 errors up on the scoreboard, the game became do or die every inning.  David Freese, who committed one of the most egregious of those errors when he failed to keep a routine pop up in his glove, nailed a two strike, two out, 2 run triple in the 9th to tie it up.  The Rangers came back with two more runs from a Hamilton homer in the tenth- groin injured he can still work a ball.  Lance Berkman tied it up again with a two strike, two out single and we go into the 11th.  The Rangers are shut out in the top and Freese, the hometown hero, absolutely crushes one to straight center, sending this Series to game 7 tonight.  Check it out- 8pm EST.  Even if you’re not into baseball, you can’t help but get a kick out of the dancing and gyrating Washington does in the Rangers dugout.

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