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Dalton

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Took care of the Double Deuce-- now it's time to clean up the NL West.

Go Pads, go Bolts.

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The big news yesterday was that the Padres agreed to a trade that would send Jake Peavy to the...

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The big news yesterday was that the Padres agreed to a trade that would send Jake Peavy to the White Sox, but needed Peavy's approval to allow the deal to go through. But, after leaving the fans in suspense all day, he chose to remain in San Diego - where he is 3 hit batters away from breaking the Padres' franchise record in that category. Peavy has hit 44 batters for the Padres, and sits in 4th place in the their team record book, behind Brian Lawrence, who plunked 45 batters between 2001 and 2005, and Joey Hamilton and Eric Show, who both hit 46 batters pitching for the Padres. Over the offseason, the Padres trade away Khalil Greene when he was just 4 HBPs away from breaking the team record for getting plunked, so the San Diego front office really seems to be protecting their record book from any of their current players, for some reason. Peavy is scheduled to pitch against the Cubs today, so maybe if he hits three batters he'll be more willing to accept a trade, with the record already in his pocket. We now return to our regularly scheduled HBPs of Note, for May 21, 2009: Kevin Kouzmanoff got plunked for the Padres, bringing his career total to 29, and since that means he's only 6 behind Gene Tenace's Padres record, they'll probably trade him sometime soon. Tim Lincecum was responsible for Kouzmanoff's plunking, and has now hit Kouzmanoff twice, even though he's hit everyone else in the league only 8 times. David Eckstein also got plunked for the Padres yesterday, bringing his career total to 128. He's tied for 37th on the all time list with Jeff Bagwell, and stays just ahead of Jose Guillen, who also got plunked yesterday. Guillen has 127 career HBPs now, which puts him in 39th place all time, but he has that spot all to himself. Guillen's 127th HBP was also the 65th plunk ever thrown by Carl Pavano. Possibly more important than his standing on the all time list, Eckstein's plunk occured with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th inning, down by 1 run with 2 outs. His HBP drove in the game tying run, and led to Scott Hairston's game winning single. That's the most clutch late game HBP since Jose Molina's 12th inning game winning walk-off HBP on July 19, 2008.

http://www.plunkeveryone.com/

The Padres front office did a lousy job of trying to improve this team. I’ll chalk up part of this f...

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The Padres front office did a lousy job of trying to improve this team. I’ll chalk up part of this for the turmoil in ownership limiting funds, but a sabermetrically oriented front office should really do better. The only thing that’s really improving the Padres here is regression to the mean. It’s tough to be as bad as they were last year.

Team Offense, San Diego Padres

Buy the Ducksnorts 2009 Baseball Annual

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Now's probably a good time. Just ten bucks to get the .pdf and look like you're actually busy at work ("just going over some files on the McAnulty case..."), or a few more if you hate trees.

Kris Dielman almost killed Jay Cutler

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HONOLULU — In front of Jay Cutler was the clear-blue but chilly-watered swimming pool at the Ihilani resort. The gang of Pro Bowl football players had been gathered around the tables, swapping stories, when suddenly the Broncos' quarterback had 300-pound Nick Mangold pushing from one side, 310-pound Kris Dielman holding the other and his cellphone swindled into the hands of a coy Peyton Manning. Cutler's radar had gone up, but he never had a chance. Splash! "We gave him a Pro Bowl baptism," said Dielman, the star offensive guard of the rival San Diego Chargers. Great fun. Big laughs. There was just one problem. Cutler is a Type 1 diabetic, and in his pocket was his blood-sugar monitor. "That was a prank where I thought we were smart enough to get the cellphone out of his pocket," Dielman said. "But then, 'Oops.' " The monitor was fried by the chlorinated water. Fortunately, Hawaii has drug stores, and after a few calls here and there, Cutler was well-equipped by lunchtime Wednesday. "It was a bad audible on our part," Manning said. "I think we were thinking right, trying to get the cellphone. Then we realize, the guy gets insulin shots. We missed that."

25 Extra Nicknames For Darren Sproles Toto Runbelina Amoeback Darren DeVito Squirt The Little...

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25 Extra Nicknames For Darren Sproles Toto Runbelina Amoeback Darren DeVito Squirt The Little Sperm That Could KOGOD Hans Sproleman The Tampon Lupica Ranatouille Pinky Dinky Doo Jukebug Sprud Mini Cooper Jiminy Cricket The Appetizer Eighthback Teabag Clementine Termite Wee Mack Whopper Jr. The One Who Isn’t Injured All The Time In The Playoffs Peapod NFL Jambaroo - Deadspin

The Buffalo Bills have little to play for but their pride over the final two games of the regular...

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The Buffalo Bills have little to play for but their pride over the final two games of the regular season, so they’re contemplating starting a third-string quarterback who has thrown only two NFL passes and hasn’t played in a game that mattered in five years. After all, there’s not much left to lose.

Bills may let Hamdan play out string
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An honest discussion in these tough times...

I think a lot of these Peavy and Hoffman rumors have gotten everybody way too riled up.  We're all friends here, remember people???  I was thinking that maybe we could have a civil discussion about...

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Peavy Trade Poll

I want you all to know it's okay to express your feelings at this time.  We will get through this together.  There is no shame in shedding tears on the brink of another disastrous baseball season. ...

Padres players have completely lost faith in the organization

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Trevor Hoffman wants to meet with Padres owner John Moores and CEO Sandy Alderson before he and his agent respond directly to the one-year, $4 million offer the Padres made four weeks ago, Hoffman's agent said Thursday. "Trevor would like to talk to them about the direction of the team and whatever his role is," said Hoffman's longtime agent, Rick Thurman. Thurman said he is disappointed the Padres haven't responded to the request, which he said came 12 days ago.

San Diego GM Kevin Towers spoke to a small group of writers on his way out of the St. Regis. He...

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San Diego GM Kevin Towers spoke to a small group of writers on his way out of the St. Regis. He said that the Jake Peavy trade talks have progressed to a point where the pitcher has been told he’s going to be traded, it’s just a matter of when a deal is struck. "That train has left the station," Tower said. Towers also revealed that he is dealing with three teams, all in the National League. He mentioned the possibility of Peavy moving as part of a multi-team trade. The Padres are known to be dealing with the Braves and Cubs. The third team could be the Cardinals or Astros. The Yankees are not in the mix. "It’s been narrowed down for quite a while and there have been no additions," Towers said.

Yankees not in the mix for Peavy

Letter to a Rookie

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Doug Glanville writes a letter to Will Venable, but mails it...to the New York Times?

SAN DIEGO—Padres starter Greg Maddux possesses the uncanny ability to correctly guess any pitcher...

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SAN DIEGO—Padres starter Greg Maddux possesses the uncanny ability to correctly guess any pitcher's WHIP, or walks plus hits per innings pitched, based on that pitcher's appearance alone, NL pitchers reported Monday. "I don't know how he does it, but yesterday during warm-ups, he pointed at me, then Johnny [Cueto], then Francisco [Cordero], and said, '1.28, 1.37, 1.46,'" said Reds starter Edinson Volquez, who had minutes earlier challenged Maddux by betting that the 42-year-old veteran would "never in a million years" be able to guess his WHIP. "The man has a gift." Said Bronson Arroyo: "He sort of stared at me for a minute and said '1.58,' then said 'wait, no,' rubbed his chin a little, asked me to stand up straight, and then said '1.59.' I don't know what my posture has to do with how many runners I allow on base, but I'll be damned if he wasn't exactly right." Pirates starter Tom Gorzelanny is not looking forward to his team's upcoming series against the Padres, as he has been lying about his 1.83 WHIP all season to impress his teammates.

Report: Greg Maddux Can Guess Any Pitcher's WHIP Just By Looking At Them

I don't need an apology — and Bud Black didn't tear my ACL. It tore on its own. I wasn't in conta...

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I don't need an apology — and Bud Black didn't tear my ACL. It tore on its own. I wasn't in contact with anybody when I went down. That's been misconstrued. I don't think Mike Winters is a bad person. I think it was one of those days where, obviously, he had some things going on personally. And it probably was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Milton Bradley talks labels, torn ACLs, dominoes Did I do this one right, jbox???

DePo discusses Joe Thatcher

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I completely understand your frustration. Everyone is frustrated about Joe's ML performance so far in 2008... Joe being chief among that group.

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Adrian's New Ride

So apparently I work right above the staging area for the All-Star Parade.  This morning I was able to hastily snap a couple pictures of Adrian's new wheels, but didn't realize my phone was taking...

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Giles Bartending Poll

via assets.sbnation.com Brian Stephen Giles (born 20 January 1971 in El Cajon, California) is an American Major League Baseball player with the San Diego Padres. Giles (pronounced JYLES)...

The wheels are completely off

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The wheels are completely off

While the Arizona Diamondbacks were blowing to a big National League West lead in April, the Padr...

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While the Arizona Diamondbacks were blowing to a big National League West lead in April, the Padres' offense was a portrait in stagnation.

ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, on the Diamondbacks blowing
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I LOVE MARCUS GILES

[Update:  Giles will report after all.  Thanks for making me go to Jupiter, to get more stupider, Marcus.] [Edit:  WG confirms this story with an LA Times link.] The Dodgers, apparently so...

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Peavy calls out Schilling

Asked via e-mail to respond to the allegations concerning Clemens' use of performance-enhancing drugs, Peavy responded late Thursday night. "I was obviously saddened by the news surrounding the...

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2008 Roster - Yeah, I Said It

Just open your heart and your mind:Seriously, let's kill this winter meeting boredom.  Let's be honest-- KT will make all the moves he can, given his resources, and the smart money is on him making...

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NYCPadre's breakdown of the latest Krasovic

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20071104/news_1s4padres.htmlThe headline is Padres must get better to get back.  You had me at "Padres", Tom.  Let's get started.Center field: "I think...

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Wild Rumors

http://mvn.com/mlb-yankees/2007/01/03/padres-make-late-push/For Randy Johnson:". . . the Padres are now supposedly offering a top minor league prospect, a major league starter (no name given) as...

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UT should use NY Post-style headlines

...Depending on the outcome of the next 2 games:Piazza Delivers Shea it Ain't So Khalil'in Me Softly Pedr-Oh No! The City That Never Sweeps Shea La Vie [oh wait, this was actually used] Adrian...

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