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San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks (August 22 - 24)

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Posted: 08/21/2014 11:22 PM

San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks (August 22 - 24) 



 

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59-67
 
 53-75
 
Friday   ●   August 22   ●   6:40 PM   ●   TV: FSSD


RHP Odrisamer
Despaigne

3-4, 3.28 ERA
60.1 IP, 4 HR, 23 BB
37 K, .245 BAA



vs


RHP Josh Collmenter

8-7, 4.31 ERA
129.1 IP, 17 HR, 34 BB
87 K, .271 BAA
 
Saturday   ●   August 23   ●   5:10 PM   ●   TV: FSSD


RHP Andrew Cashner
2-6, 2.36 ERA
76.1 IP, 2 HR, 22 BB
59 K, .238 BAA



vs


LHP Vidal Nuno

2-8, 4.79 ERA
124 IP, 21 HR, 36 BB
98 K, .264 BAA
 
Sunday   ●   August 24   ●   1:10 PM   ●   TV: FSSD


RHP Ian Kennedy

9-11, 3.72 ERA
157.1 IP, 12 HR, 54 BB
168 K, .247 BAA



vs


RHP Chase Anderson
7-5, 3.21 ERA
87.1 IP, 12 HR, 31 BB
76 K, .266 BAA


NL West weekend relevant games: Mets @ Dodgers, Giants @ Nats

GO PADRES!




 THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Last edited 08/22/2014 6:45 PM by ultratvfan

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Posted: 08/22/2014 11:52 AM

Re: San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks (August 22 - 24) 


We'll be at this one tonight. Over on the good guys side behind 1st base somewhere.




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Posted: 08/22/2014 1:27 PM

Re: San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks (August 22 - 24) 


Let's get back to sweeping lousy teams, like we did with Colorado.
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
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Posted: 08/22/2014 1:51 PM

Re: San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks (August 22 - 24) 


Yes,if this team is really improved, at least better than it was in the first half,we need to show it by beating the teams we should beat.
Especially against average to below average starters.
What I hate the worst is when we get shut down by the Josh Collmenters of the world.
Even if we don't win we should at least score3-4 runs off of below average pitchers.





Prospect I'm Championing.........Jordan Paroubeck

Last edited 08/22/2014 3:00 PM by MrPadre19

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Posted: 08/22/2014 2:51 PM

Re: San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks (August 22 - 24) 



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Posted: 08/22/2014 4:06 PM

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If it is "not how you start but how you finish" that leaves the lasting impression … Preller may have some head scratching to do if he considers post-All Star break with 6 starts each:

Stults has a 3.28 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP
Kennedy has a 4.64 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP

Interesting since in the first half of the season some were talking about needing to extend Kennedy and DFA Stults … the second half Stults may have secured a spot over the winter (or picked up his trade value) while Kennedy may have weakened his position (and since 2015 is his last year before FA may have put himself into the trade picture). Both are innings eaters and seem to make every start but Stults should be about $5MM cheaper and under control for two extra years beyond Kennedy.

Kennedy's start on Sunday may add a bit of fuel to the fire under the decision of his future.
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Posted: 08/22/2014 8:15 PM

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--- MrPadre19 wrote:

Yes,if this team is really improved, at least better than it was in the first half,we need to show it by beating the teams we should beat.
Especially against average to below average starters.
What I hate the worst is when we get shut down by the Josh Collmenters of the world.
Even if we don't win we should at least score3-4 runs off of below average pitchers.

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Unbelievable!
Collmenter shutting us down.......again!
Ugh!
How many 87mph fastballs down the middle are we gonna swing and miss at?





Prospect I'm Championing.........Jordan Paroubeck

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Posted: 08/22/2014 8:33 PM

Re: San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks (August 22 - 24) 


Is Liriano hurt?

Did he get sent back down?

Does our 23 year old need a little rest?

Or is Bud Black being an idiot?
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Posted: 08/22/2014 10:23 PM

Re: San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks (August 22 - 24) 


Liriano was not in the lineup because he is a righty and Black would prefer to use a lefty against RHP.

Black over uses lefty/right matchups way too much. Liriano actually hits RHP (.263) better than LHP (.200). Venable hits .219 against RHP.

Despaigne was awful tonight. He has been figure out. He has given up 4 to 6 runs in 4 of his last six starts.




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Posted: 08/22/2014 10:40 PM

Re: San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks (August 22 - 24) 


Four hits off a struggling pitcher with a 4+ ERA.

Back to Padres baseball as usual.
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Posted: 08/23/2014 12:48 AM

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Some observations from tonight's game;    Garces pitched well.  Almonte is not a good outfielder.  Gyorko has a brick for a glove at second. Despaigne has a terrific changeup.  They were flat out overmatched by Collmenter tonight. 

There were some nice plays to back Collmenter, and, imo, the game was won the second Collmenter caught that line drive in the first inning...all momentum went to the Diamondbacks in a big way.  Some nice plays by them to take away what I thought were sure hits.  It was a fun game to watch even though we lost.  Collmenter pitched a terrific game.




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Posted: 08/23/2014 4:49 PM

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TheMendozaLine wrote:  Almonte is not a good outfielder. 

I hope that he gets better and becomes a good outfielder. His season numbers maybe low (.232 avg, .268 OBP, .335 SLG, .604 AVG), but as a Padre  his numbers (.306 avg, ,314 OBP, .429 SLG, .742 OPS) are significantly better than as a Mariner (.198 AVG, .248 OBP,  .292 SLG, .540 OPS).

Game 2 lineup:

1. Solarte, 3B
2. Almonte, LF
3. Medica, 1B
4. Rivera, C
5. Liriano, RF
6. Nelson, 3B
7. Maybin, CF
8. Amarista, SS
9. Cashner, P




 THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Last edited 08/23/2014 4:53 PM by ultratvfan

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Posted: 08/23/2014 8:17 PM

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TheMendozaLine wrote:  Almonte is not a good outfielder. 

I hope that he gets better and becomes a good outfielder. His season numbers maybe low (.232 avg, .268 OBP, .335 SLG, .604 AVG), but as a Padre  his numbers (.306 avg, ,314 OBP, .429 SLG, .742 OPS) are significantly better than as a Mariner (.198 AVG, .248 OBP,  .292 SLG, .540 OPS).

Game 2 lineup:

1. Solarte, 3B
2. Almonte, LF
3. Medica, 1B
4. Rivera, C
5. Liriano, RF
6. Nelson, 3B
7. Maybin, CF
8. Amarista, SS
9. Cashner, P

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Wow.....this lineup doesn't even remotely resemble the one we expected nor started the season with.
It isn't hitting just the same but the names are different.
We can't muster any base runners against a team everyone seems to be able to beat handily.
I just wish this team would get some sort of consistency offensively.





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Posted: 08/23/2014 11:15 PM

Re: San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks (August 22 - 24) 


Anybody seen the Padres lately?

I've been watching the games this weekend,...but I haven't seen them.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 12:24 AM

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It wasn't Cash's best performance, bit he only gave up a measley 2 runs before Quack gave a 3-run HR. 

Welcome to the first half of the a season.

It looks like the Padres will be swept.

Oh yeah, I finally admit it. The season's over and it's only August.
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Unless a miracle happens.





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Last edited 08/24/2014 12:29 AM by ultratvfan

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Posted: 08/24/2014 12:06 PM

Re: San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks (August 22 - 24) 


Game 2 lineup:

1. Solarte, 2B
2. Liriano, RF
3. Smith, LF
4. Grandal, 1B
5. Rivera, C
6. Maybin, CF
7. Nelson, 3B
8. Amarista, SS
9. Kennedy, P




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Posted: 08/24/2014 1:23 PM

Re: San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks (August 22 - 24) 


Anyone know what our record is with Solarte in the lead off spot?

Seems our run production and winning came to a stop when Bud put him at the top of the order.

He was effective in the 2 hole.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 3:39 PM

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WindsorUK wrote: Anyone know what our record is with Solarte in the lead off spot?

Seems our run production and winning came to a stop when Bud put him at the top of the order.

He was effective in the 2 hole.
My gut tells me he hasn't been appreciably different than our leadoff spot has been as a whole this season... which has been pretty awful.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 8:05 PM

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sportwarrior wrote:
WindsorUK wrote: Anyone know what our record is with Solarte in the lead off spot?

Seems our run production and winning came to a stop when Bud put him at the top of the order.

He was effective in the 2 hole.
My gut tells me he hasn't been appreciably different than our leadoff spot has been as a whole this season... which has been pretty awful.
Part of it is that Solarte's offense has nose dived since hitting second.  (.222/.275/.250 batting leadoff).  

Part of it might be that Solarte's approach tends to be swing at the first good fastball he sees.  Batting 2nd-9th allows him a chance to see the pitcher including arm angles.  Batting leadoff you havent seen the pitcher before + you know as a leadoof hitter you need to work the count.  

Seth Smith is technically our best leadoff hitter with a .837 OPS.  Next is ECab at .638.  (Yup that big of a drop).  Venable, Ninja, Solarte, are all lower.
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Posted: 08/25/2014 8:34 AM

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BenDavey wrote:
sportwarrior wrote:
WindsorUK wrote: Anyone know what our record is with Solarte in the lead off spot?

Seems our run production and winning came to a stop when Bud put him at the top of the order.

He was effective in the 2 hole.
My gut tells me he hasn't been appreciably different than our leadoff spot has been as a whole this season... which has been pretty awful.
Part of it is that Solarte's offense has nose dived since hitting second.  (.222/.275/.250 batting leadoff).  

Part of it might be that Solarte's approach tends to be swing at the first good fastball he sees.  Batting 2nd-9th allows him a chance to see the pitcher including arm angles.  Batting leadoff you havent seen the pitcher before + you know as a leadoof hitter you need to work the count.  

Seth Smith is technically our best leadoff hitter with a .837 OPS.  Next is ECab at .638.  (Yup that big of a drop).  Venable, Ninja, Solarte, are all lower.
When was the last time the Pads had a true leadoff hitter? I really cant remember. If for no other reason that he will get the most ab's in a game, I would have Smith lead off. I also dont understand why the Angels wouldnt flip flop Kalhoun and Trout even though Kalhoun has done a fine job.
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