Today starts week 3.
The first two weeks were filled with ups and downs and a lot of other things. Just think, the players went through three different opening days, the World Series ring ceremony, the shocking death of Harry Kalas, one rain out and two Kalas tributes, pre-game Friday and Saturday’s Memorial Tribute.
San Diego came to town. The Padres were hot and posted two late-inning wins as the bullpen had a meltdown and Brad finally blew a save.
Yesterday looked bleak until Raul delivered his game-winning homer. We are 5-6 the same as a year ago.
The entire pitching staff is experiencing a location problem. Too many fat pitches which have resulted into too many home runs, the most allowed in the majors. Fast balls, sliders, curves, change-ups….whatever the pitch…need to be in certain locations. Right now the pitchers are struggling with pitch location. Pitchers go through slumps as do hitters.
Baseball isn’t a two-week season, but a six-month marathon. Yesterday’s win replaced Saturday’s gut-wrenching loss and tonight’s Dollar Dog night is the focus.
Weather isn’t the best but this is the only time the Padres play in Philadelphia. Rescheduling west coast teams for east coast rain outs isn’t easy.