Posts Tagged ‘Padres’

San Diego Padres Kicked Ass!

san-diego-padres The San Diego Padres scored so many runs against the New York Mets that Oliver Perez got to pitch. What a game! I can’t remember a more kick ass display of the Padres badassness in recent history.

Via USA Today Daily Pitch:

The San Diego Padres scored so many runs Monday against the New York Mets that Oliver Perez got to pitch.

And that only added to an uncomfortable situation swirling around the lefty banished to the Mets bullpen. Perez and his lack of control and effectiveness had been exiled to oblivion, it seemed — until the Padres went wild.

San Diego scored their most runs since Petco Park opened in 2004 during an 18-6 rout, with the first 16 runs coming off pitchers Mets manager Jerry Manuel still considers usable parts of his pitching staff.

Perez had pitched just three times in relief since May 14, the start that left him 0-3 with a 5.94 earned run average and — most notably — 28 walks and 27 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings. The Mets wanted the nine-year veteran to go to the minor leagues to work out his problems but Perez so far has refused, as is his contractual right.

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Padres Beat The Giants Because They Rock!

Hell yeah!

This is a great article about how ridiculously awesome the Padres are and how pathetic and crappy the Giants are. Bam!

Via Andrew Baggarly at San Jose Mercury News:

The Giants were not built to bludgeon opponents. There will be nights this season when a quality pitcher will make roadkill out of them.

Throw in struggling No. 5 starter Todd Wellemeyer and some of manager Bruce Bochy’s oft-lamented buzzard’s luck Wednesday afternoon, and it was practically impossible for the Giants to peel themselves off the asphalt.

Their 5-2 loss to Jon Garland and the Padres finished off a three-game sweep at Petco Park and a road trip in which they were flattened while losing five of six.

It wasn’t their day or their week. Now they have to prove it still could be their season. They’ll play host to the Cardinals, Phillies and Rockies — three of last year’s four NL playoff teams — on a nine-game homestand that begins Friday.

“We’ve been through this before,” Bochy said. “We have to show this is a tough and resilient club. This is not something we thought we’d go through. But we are, and we have to handle it.”

The Giants ceded first place to the Padres in the NL West, and the Giants’ chest-pounding confidence is gone after a roaring start.

Read the rest of the article here.

Boo yah suckers!

The Geezer Bandit Has Hit His Seventh Bank!

geezer bandit in san diego california

Prune juice!

Oh my gosh! He’s at it again! This is one crazy old dude.

Via The Los Angeles Times Local Blog:

The San Diego County bank robber dubbed “the Geezer Bandit” by the FBI has struck again.

He is suspected of robbing the California Bank and Trust on Tuesday in suburban Vista — his seventh bank job since late August.

His age, estimated to be between 60 and 70 years, has given rise to the FBI nickname. He often wears headgear.

On Tuesday, he appeared to wear a Padres cap. He waited patiently in line and then flashed a revolver at the teller and demanded money, the FBI said.

Three banks have offered rewards totaling $16,000 for his arrest. Tipsters can call the FBI at (858) 565-1255 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

— Tony Perry in San Diego

Hopefully we’ll catch this dude soon. It was funny at first, but this dude needs to be stopped.