Padres’ Scoring Frustrations Continue Heading Into All-Star Break

Baseball 11 Jul 2011

That weekend series against the Dodgers marked a new level of frustration for Padres fans as we head into the All-Star break.

As usual the Pads staff pitched very well, even brilliantly at times almost recording the franchise’s first no-hitter, but the lineup was unable able to score more than one run over the entire series.

According to Robert Diamond at the the Elias sports bureau:

“The Padres limited the Dodgers to a combined 12 hits over the weekend, yet were swept in the three-game series at Dodger Stadium.  Allowing a combined 12 hits and being swept in a three-game series hadn’t happened in MLB since 1966.”

Is there any question about what Jed Hoyer will be focusing on over the next few weeks?

Ouch…

Scan

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  2. Candi Fitzgerald Salenieks via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I’m trying to get over the fact that the Pads are sellers, but I honestly I’m tired of the revolving door that characterizes my favorite team. I know they will probably trade Bell. I want him to stay, as well as Adams. I think Ludwick will do better somewhere else, Bartlett too (I agree, he doesn’t seem to be too inspired here- but then again most of the team doesn’t seem to be). I really want a team with players we can root for year after year, who play like they’re happy to be here (like Bell).


  3. Jennifer Clancy via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we had to somehow move Bartlett too. Seems as though he’s not interested in playing for this team.


  4. Bob Scanlan via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Don;t be shocked if not only Ludwick, and Bell but Adams gets moved, as well as Qualls. All will induce interest. Harang may also garner some interest. Would be surprised if Hudson went anywhere.


  5. William Bibaeff via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Keeping in mind that a new Padres TV contract is on the horizon after this year, I’d say that doing some deals to send out Bell, Ludwick,and Hudson in return for some young talent would be a good thing. Adams is ready to be the closer, Gregorson could be the 8th inning guy. Sending these veterans out would allow young talent to play, and should any of that talent flourish, the next year’s TV campaign could focus around something like “a new era in Padres baseball with a new channel and new young attitude!


  6. Jennifer Clancy via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I’m excited to see either Gregerson or Adams close for this team, but for now it’s Bell’s bullpen until possibly the 31st of July.


  7. Jennifer Clancy via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I agree that it’s time to rebuild now. But it isn’t an easy process. They have to look at what they can get in return for some players


  8. Byron Lovelace via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Salomino – could’t agree more. i tried to sell the rest of my tickets on craigslist and couldn’t even get rid of them for half price. i’ve been giving to people i work with. can you imagine the clubhouse right now? half the team is probably just silently staring at the other half thinking “how the F are you clowns this terrible?” a no-no into the 8th is an easy win for any respectable ball club. i hope we fail the rest of the year, not just epically fail but BIBLICALLY FAIL. i want them to see that disaster that we are and have 0 excuses. my grandfather has been watching this team since they won the PCL in ’37 and told me yesterday that this is most “incapable” team he has ever seen. I honestly feel that our only chance for long term change is a boycott. i wont be going to games, watching anymore or wearing any of my padres gear for the second half of the season. I will be suggesting that everyone else do the same; friends, co workers, people in sports bars, random people who mention the team. what’s the point in being a loyal fan when there is no reciprocation?


  9. Jennifer Clancy via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 10:43 am

    It would be better to have Lud go to a contender. As sad as that is to say it’s the best move for us. If u bring up Kyle Blanks, put him out in the OF to platoon with either Venable and Maybin. I would definitely keep Denorfia in LF


  10. Salomino Rosas via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Here is what I would do: let Rizzo play full time and bring in Blanks to play left field. It’s going to suck to see Ludwick get traded but I think it’s inevitable seeing how this team will probably finish last this year. Let’s try it and see what happens. If Rizzo has what it takes to make it in this league one of the traits he has to learn is to be mentally tough and focused.


  11. Jennifer Clancy via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Salomino, I’m frustrated too, don’t get me wrong. I think bringing Rizzo back to Tucson to work on his hitting is one of many moves we need to make. Also if the Padres feel Adams is ready to close for this team then that’s another move they will have to make.


  12. Salomino Rosas via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Jennifer: I admire and appreciate your positive attitude. I’ve been a Padres fan since 1972 and have supported this team through the horrible years as well as their glory years. But I’ve reached a point where I’m super frustrated about ownership letting superstars leave this town because of “money” issues. I’m a HUGE Adrian Gonzalez fan and trading him to Boston for “prospects” that aren’t panning out right now is what pushed me over the edge regarding my loyalty to this team. I know that the past can’t be changed but instead of thinking about the future why not sacrifice the bank account and bring in some players who will win a championship NOW? We should have built around Adrian instead of trading him. I’m hopeful that Rizzo can come around and be the player we think he will become. But we had that player in Adrian. Needless to say, I’m not buying another ticket to see them play this year at Petco. I’ll try to stay positive but it’s hard being a Padres fan right now. :(


  13. David Leland via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 10:24 am

    FIRE JED HOYER AND RANDY READY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOYER IS AN IDIOT AND THE PADRES ARE GONNA BREAK THE STRIKEOUT RECORD FOR HITTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A DISASTROUS 1ST HALF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  14. Jennifer Clancy via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I clearly understand the overall frustration but because this is our team we should look at the positives: our bullpen is solid but yes I know it falls apart. It happens. They aren’t perfect. We expect them to be because we are used to them shutting teams down. Gregerson pitched for the first time since being on the DL and he may be a little rusty. He will come around.


  15. Byron Lovelace via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 9:28 am

    we need new ownership. selig should be stepping into our team as well. it’s not just our own fans that are getting hurt. this franchise is clearly damaging to the overall product of baseball. there is no trade that is going to salvage us because we will just trade away anything we develop. we are a farm team for high risk guys with potential and a rehab location for pitchers looking to revamp their careers. a glorified AAA team at best.


  16. Andy Man via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Well at least we’ll have a 3 day break from losing:) I’ll be stress free for 3 days, Ahhhhhh, no Exedrin Headache pills for 3 days :)~~~~ Still love my Padres tho, but for now headache free:)


  17. Jennifer Clancy via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I know everyone is impatient with this club’s performance, but is bringing Kyle Blanks up now going to solve the problem? Look at when we brought up Chase Headley. The team still struggled. Maybe we can option Rizzo back down to Tucson to work on his hitting and try Blanks at 1B even though I feel he would be better off in the OF


  18. Salvador Barajas via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 9:14 am

    There will never be an excuse for leaving the bases loaded with no one out in the top of the 9th…against a closer who had plunked 2 batters already. That top of the 9th was the perfect summation of what the Padres bring to the table. IF we are lucky enough to get runners on base, that is exactly where they stay. We can’t for the life of us figure out how to get them in….we ALWAYS seem to swing for the fences when a single would suffice. We try and play Red Sox baseball on a Padres budget. I looked up a better synonym for frustrated and it went as such 1. dissapointed, 2. Padres fans


  19. Jennifer Clancy via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Bud Black’s job isn’t in jeopardy. The first in line is Randy Ready unfortunately. I love the man but the first thing this front office will look at is the lack of hitting and it’s ultimately gonna be pointed right at Randy Ready, not Bud Black


  20. Salomino Rosas via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 9:07 am

    What a pathetic performance by the Padres offense this weekend! Maybe it’s time to look at the future of Bud Black?


  21. Patricia Bush via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 9:04 am

    It would have been positive end to the first half if we had beat L. A. at least once so that they were in the cellar, not us.


  22. Jennifer Clancy via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I couldn’t agree more with u Scan. As rough as it’s been we need to seriously think about moving Ludwick to a contender. That will be tough cuz I adore the guy but sometimes u need to make decisions that will ultimately improve the franchise for the future.


  23. Bob Scanlan via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 8:58 am

    There is always a glimmer, but truly in my opinion at this point Jed needs to look at improving the team for 2012, and if miracle come back this year happens to occur, that’s icing on the cake. But they can not afford to risk future in any way trying to salvage this season.


  24. Jennifer Clancy via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Hey Scan is there a glimmer of hope that the Padres will tear it up in the second half of the season?


  25. Joe Heersema via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Padres are going to be more frustrated in their pocket books. This type of atrocious baseball is going to push fans away. Far away..


  26. Ted Stringer via Facebook
    July 11, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Glad to see the Padres are at least breaking obscure records


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