The headline sounds good right? Well the story is much shittier in real life.
The Padres should have won last night with ease, but some horrible umping and horrible defense cost Heath Bell the Save to take over sole position of the Padres’ consecutive save record. The umpire was watching something other than the game last night because Heath was throwing strikes according to Pitch-Track, but the ump was sending them to first base via base on balls. Bell was visibly pissed and rightfully so because he struck out four batters in my opinion.
The Padres got out of the inning with the game tied at 3-3. I switched over to watch Fringe on my DVR because the odds of the Padres pulling this one out was slim to none. I finished the season finale of Fringe which was really good btw, only to find the Pads had the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the eleventh. Headley was up and the count went full. I stopped fiddling around in the fridge to watch us blow this opportunity because that’s what the Padres do with bases loaded or runners in scoring position… they blow it. However, to my surprise the Padres pulled off another anticlimactic walk off walk to win a regular season game. If you don’t remember, KOOZ did it his first year with us when he was batting .191 back in 2007. I remember thinking, “PATHETIC”…. just like I did last night… “PATHETIC”.
I guess a win is a win, but the Padres wins taste worse than brussel sprouts. Say what you want about the Padres and their awesome pitching, but this no-hitting shit has been going on since they moved in to Petco Park. It’s goddamned horrid! It’s pathetic fucking baseball to have a team that can’t hit water by falling out of a boat… EVERY FUCKING YEAR!
Do you remember when Sandy Alderson treated us like retarded people who didn’t know anything about anything when we asked why the Padres were spending money on their “Dominican School of baseball” instead of guys like Justin Verlander and Chase Utley? Well, the Padres sold or dismantled that project. Do you remember when we signed 1st rounder Allen Dykstra with our first overall pick who was a 1st Baseman that had hip surgery in college? We released him a couple of weeks ago. I’m not blaming that on the new regime at all, but it just goes to show how fucking pathetic the Padres organization was for so long after Larry Luchino left. We miss you Larry!
Hey Padres, here’s a tip… go find out who the hitting scout is for the Texas Rangers and double his salary! You want some fans in the seats? Sign some fucking hitters that will entertain us and give us a fighting chance at bringing home RISP’s!