The Padres demoralized a pitiful looking Dodgers team on Military Sunday by taking the final game of the series by a score of 3-1. Although the Dodgers won the series, it is now clear that these teams are headed in opposite directions. The Dodgers will win no other games this season, while the Padres will win them all. Game notes:
Glen Hoffman acting spracked
What’s the deal Hoffy? Chill out, broseph. In the first inning, he sent Solarte home after a double by Kemp. Solarte was coming from first base, and Pedersen had the ball before Yan had even reached third. So why risk it with Upton coming up? Probably because he, like we do, believes this team can do defy logic and physics. For example, I believe that one day Jedd Gyorko will hit the ball hard and it will not go directly into an infielder’s glove. Like Climate Change deniers, I will continue to believe this despite all scientific evidence to the contrary.
Great diving catch in the 3rd. This fool is going to make so much money on the free agent market. I hold out some slight semblance of hope that AJ will find a way to keep him. But, whatever methods our rockstar GM ends up employing towards those ends, I’m sure they will be extremely unethical.
After Friday’s game I wrote that Alexi didn’t deserve to be our starting shortstop this season. He called me after the game that night and was like:
“What the fuck Pads Pod? Why are you saying that shit about me?”
And, I was like “Alexi, I’m sorry but it’s just my opinion. If you don’t like it, why don’t you go out there and show me I’m wrong?”
And he was like, “Alright, bitch. Watch what I’m fixin’ to do on Sunday.”
I thought he was just heated and talking nonsense that he couldn’t back up, but apparently he was serious. Lesson learned: continue saying that Alexi isn’t quite good enough to be our starting shortstop.
Two on, two out, bottom of the ninth World Series Game 7, tied:
If I could choose any Padres player to bat in this situation, with all due respect to Kemp and Upton, I, without hesitation, would choose Derek Norris. His offense won the game for us today (and he threw out a runner in the first, and made a great throw on a dropped 3rd strike in the 9th to get Adrian). Derek only just turned 26, and with Austin Hedges starting to hit at El Paso, the Padfather (AJ) has some interesting decisions to make in the coming years.
The 8th and 9th the way they should be
Today we saw our dreams realized. A perfect, dominating, no nonsense final two innings from Benoit and Kimbrel. When the Kimbrel trade was first announced, fantasies swirled in my head of opposing teams sobbing and shaking their heads as they realized that trailing the Padres after the 7th inning meant their feeble efforts had all been in vain. Rarely do we the idealized world inside our minds come to fruition. But, this is the 2015 Padres, bitches. Get used to it.