Padres Go Down Again


Feb 18, 2013; Peoria, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher

Jason Marquis

(21) poses for a picture during the Padres photo day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

This is a tough one to write.  I’m tempted just to skip this one and go to sleep.  Padres what gives?  We are rapidly reaching the point of no return.  (many might say we’ve already passed it)  The Padres go down hard against a hot team in the Brewers, with Jason Marquis falling into a hole 5-0 in the first inning.  You can’t do that at home, you’ll ruin the experience for the fans.  Padres home stand crowds will continue to wither and baseball in general will suffer.

Not too many positives, don’t feel like kicking a dog when its down.  Padres get their heart torn out early, and it was too much to come back from.  Padre hitters out hit the Brewers, but strikeout 10 times, perhaps trying to hard.  The funny thing about baseball is that you do have to stay even keel.  There’s no crying in baseball – getting frustrated actually hurts your game.  Swinging too hard and swinging out of your norm, also hurts your game.

But I’m just a fan, and I can get frustrated, and furthermore I am frustrated.  New ownership comes in trying to make smart baseball moves, and tries not emulate the 2012 Miami Marlins.  Baseball operations fails to sign an FA Starting Pitcher, fearing repercussions of overpaying.  We now see the repercussion of not paying – the Padres starting five starts the season with 94 IP and 57 ER.  That comes out to 5.46 ERA.  That does not cut the mustard.

My next home game comes this wed against the Brewers – let’s hope it doesn’t get worse by then.