Questions-Lots of Questions about a bad baseball team.
It goes on and on and no-one seems to have a solution.
The Padres are back out on the road, after wasting 2-homestands, where you thought they were going make up ground, pull themselves up by the boot straps, and try to make the summer baseball season interesting.
Last nite, another gruesome loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the ones who started the season (8-22). The Padres wasted a couple of long distance home runs. They had two baserunners thrown out at 2nd and 3rd, stranded another at third, and booted a ground ball into centerfield, that led to 2-Arizone runs. That plus giving up a huge 9th inning home run, while their closer was standing in the bullpen.
Why would Alexi Amirista loaf to get a ball, then run by it in center, leading to two runs. Why would Jed Gyorko-not quick afoot, try to stretch a single into a double and get tossed out, killing what could have been a lst and 3rd rally. Did heavy legged Seth Smith think he could run a double into a triple, rather than an out early
Why was Houston Street in the bullpen in the 9th in a tied game, he normally pitches there, while Kevin Quackenbush was on the mound giving up a home run?.
How can you have hope when the Friars have now lost 10-games to lower echelon teams, 9-of them at home, in the last 3-weeks?
Why would you trade 2-extra bats, Nick Hundley and Kyle Blanks, and not get a bat in return?
The biggest question is not whether the owners should “Bring back the Brown” instead of playing in Blue uniforms next season, but whether we are about to look at last place baseball with June lst just ahead of us?
.500 is slipping away. Playing in October is a dream. A season of expectation seems now to be destined for disappointment.