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Wednesday, April 3, 2013


As you may or may not have seen, the Padres got blown out by the Mets on Opening Day, being outscored 11-2.  Ouch.  Not that my expectations were super high coming into this season, but that wasn't what I had in mind for the first game.  There are of course, still 161 games to go, so I'm sure we'll win a few of them, but let's just say that it wasn't a great indication of where this season is heading.

Still, there were a few bright spots and a few firsts that should be mentioned...

First hit of the season - Chris Denorfia singled to center on the first pitch of the season.

First RBI of the season - Carlos Quentin singled up the middle to score Chris Denorfia in the third inning, after Deno had reached on a walk and advanced to second when Everth Cabrera was hit by a pitch.

First home run of the season - Yonder Alonso, who hit a solo bomb to right field in the top of the 6th to make it 7-2 at the time.  It was a sweet looking swing, as per usual.

 Jedd Gyorko, the Padres' rookie second baseman, got his first major league hit, lacing a double down the line in the top of the sixth off Jonathon Niese.  Congrats Jedd!

First loss of the season - Edinson Volquez.  After doing really well in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominicans, he only lasted into the fourth inning and gave up six runs on six hits.  Not great.

Hopefully they'll do better today when they send Clayton Richard to the mound.  .500 baseball, here we come!   Hopefully!


  1. Neither of our teams will be chasing the pennant this year, so we've got to live for those "little" moments. For me, as a Mets fan, I'm really excited to watch the young players mature, like Matt Harvey and, eventually, Wheeler and D'Arnaud.

  2. I don't care what hue of magenta, or whatever it is, that printing plate is! All I see is glorious throwback brown and gold! Awesome plate, Marcus!

    Volquez...argh. Watching him collapse on the mound twice has been brutal.

    Tonight should be a wild one. I'd really like to see Black getting us up around 2-3 for our series, rather than consistently blown out. I mean, c'mone! It's! The! Rockies!!!