Monday, September 12, 2005

Ugly Ball at the Ravine

Well, not a great sports weekend in SD. Chargers loose a sloppy game to an inferior team and the Padre loose the series at the Ravine by returning to Ugly Ball.

Ugly ball means errors, Padre fans, 4 during the Dogbone series and those are just the plays that make the scorebook. There was numerous examples of sloppy play that led to runs. Point is, if this team wants respect going into the payoff, they have to do two things:

1. Finish above 500, which they are at currently going to the Giants tonight.
2. Play decent if not inspired baseball.
3. Win the division strongly by keeping our foot on the neck of the Dodgers and Giants.

Its pretty certain barring a complete collapse that we are going to win this pitiful division. But looking at the playoffs at either the ATL or St. Louis, the Padres don't stand a chance if they continue to make errors and play ugly ball.

The cliché is that anything can happen in the playoffs and the assumption is that the Padres will get hot like in May and start winning. But guess what, Padre fan, the ATL, SL, and the Wild Card team are playing very good ball, hitting, pitching, and defense. Facing these teams will be tough when we are playing well and disastrous if we continue with ugly ball.

So, pretty please, Padres, stop playing ugly ball.

Go Padres

Padre Mike

Notes:
1. Bonds returns tonight for the Padres and Giants tonight. Bochy has just one thing to do when Bonds gets into the box, four fingers.

2. Chargers lost but its the first game of the season. Takes a while to get going in the NFL. Defense needs a little work. What ever happened to Jammer? Must be feeling the pressure.

3. The Coach was interviewing some baseball hack concerning Bonds. Guy said Bond's had excellent bat speed. So once again, Bochy, please give Barry the four finger salute. Actually, I think we should pitch to the guy and see what he's got.

5 Comments:

At September 12, 2005 12:36 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

As a Pods fan, wouldn't it be fun to finish 80-82 and then go on to win the World Series? I understand the desire to finish at .500 or better, but I think it would be cool to root for a team that finished below that mark, then won a short series with a couple Peavy starts, then get on a roll and make it to the Series.

Well, that's my take as a non-Pods fan anyway...

 
At September 13, 2005 10:10 AM, Blogger Padre Mike said...

Looks like you my get your wish. But you and everyone else is making a big assumption that we will play better in the Playoffs. My bet is that will not happen. It'll be decent pitching, poor defense and no hitting. Can be beat the ATl of SL with that? Wel,, there is always hope.

 
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