Morning Dump

The finger-pointing that has accompanied the Padres’ dreadful 20-30 start to the 2011 season has focused mostly on the offense.

Anthony Rizzo is an easy prospect to root for. Sure, the numbers have San Diego Padres fans salivating, making the name Rizzo more popular than any player actually wearing the Padres uniform right now, but everyone else can get on board because he is the Lance Armstrong of baseball (regardless of whether you believe the cyclist cheated or not).

SAN DIEGO — The most dependable pitcher in the Padres’ starting rotation also happens to be the most unlucky of the bunch, as Dustin Moseley has produced a pitching line so far that qualifies as a statistical conundrum.

When are the Padres going to call up Anthony Rizzo?

The perfect opportunity seemed to avail itself when outfielder Will Venable officially lost his starting job and was demoted to Triple-A, opening a spot in right field.

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