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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Almost a Streak

Who's batting cleanup for the Pad Squad?  The same guy who started the season 0-21.  I was skeptical at first, but Nick Hundley has brought his average up above the Mendoza Line and powered San Diego to their second consecutive win, their 5th of the season.  By going 2-3 with a home run, a triple, and four ribbys, Nick brings his average up to .213.  Might seem like I'm making a mountain out of a mole hill (or out of a pebble in the road), but for a guy who looked like he couldn't buy a hit at the beginning of the season, it looks like he's breaking out of the slump.

It was enough to get Anthony Bass his first W of the season, the 3rd of his major league career.

From what I can tell, Nick calls a pretty good game and is an asset to the staff, so I look forward to him being the guy behind the plate for a while.  Not sure how Yasmani Grandal, the young stud that we got from the Reds in the Latos deal fits into the picture, but hopefully it all translates to numbers in the Wins column.

Can't beat the digital camo in Nick's card, the gold parallel from this years Topps, which I thought was appropriate for today since it was the Padres' Military Opening Day.  A lot of people knock the camo uni's, but I think it's a great tribute to the armed forces, and gives the game a San Diego flavor.  Anthony's card is a Bowman Chrome from 2010 that I picked up in the "40 cards for $1" Bin at a card show a while back.

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