Before we get to the meat of the post, a quick comment about last night. San Diego tied yesterday’s game in one of the weirdest ways possible – on passed ball, which allowed the runner to score from third. It immediately reminded me of this game three years ago, when the Padres tied the game – against the Phillies, no less – on a bases loaded BALK. The Padres eventually lost that night 3-2 in 12 innings; Chase Headley just missed tying it up with a HR in the home half of the twelfth. It became lost #2 of the 10-game losing streak that cost them a playoff spot.
This time, the team turned its good fortune into a 4-3 win. Here’s hoping this is the start of a 10-game winning streak that propels them into the playoffs. Yeah, I said it.
There are few things better than talking baseball every day. Maybe watching AND talking baseball. Maybe sleep. Maybe waking up from a a nap with the game about to start. But eventually, even with things we really enjoy, they get tiresome; o...