Category: sports

there are so many awesome parts of this video. the fact that chase reads it like it’s a real letter, mac’s photo, that it’s put up by mlbfancave, and that there are fucking stickers in his letter!

original letter here

took matty to the padres game today and dennis took andy. i didn’t expect much from the team. they’ve been hit with so much bad luck this year — i thought they were going to be middle of the pack at least, not bottom of the barrel.

anyways, this is the first time i brought my nex-3 to the ballpark… enjoy!

thanks to andy for the bomb seats!

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video of matt pitching in the top of the 6th to close out the playoff game

i, along with every other parent, broke the “no cheering too loud” rule clearly. what can we say? we were pumped up! they played better than the professional team.

a few pics i took with my camera (droid x) during the la galaxy v. red bulls soccer game

interesting location for a stadium — on csu dominguez hills‘ campus (yea i didn’t know it ever existed either). the campus itself is jammed in a residential area, makin’ it a pain to park for the game…

overall, i’d go to the home depot center again (if i didn’t have to drive). we sat right behind the angel city brigade. a ruckus group of fans with elaborate chants… best one was this (sung in the tune of “oh my darling, clementine“):

who’s your father?
who’s your father?
who’s your father, referee?
you don’t have one, you don’t have one
you’re a bastard, referee!

slightly larger panoramic shots here and here

…only by a few days (hopefully)

so rob predicted way back when (6/23/10) that the padres would clinch a greater-than-.500 record on 9/9/10 against the giants

it woulda happened too… if it wasn’t for the padres’ 10-game skid… tho even after a 10-game losing streak, the padres held onto first place — can’t say we didn’t give the giants a chance…

it’s been a while since i’ve been a stats nerd, so here we go…

stolen bases

  1. mets (122)
  2. padres (112)
  3. nats (101)
  4. rox (87)
  5. stros (87)

runs allowed per game (team pitching)

  1. padres (3.53)
  2. atl (3.81)
  3. gigantes (3.85)
  4. cards (3.89)
  5. mets (4.04)

era (team pitching)

  1. padres (3.35)
  2. cards (3.51)
  3. atl (3.54)
  4. gigantes (3.60)
  5. phills (3.80)

saves

  1. gigantes (49)
  2. padres (40)
  3. redlegs (38)
  4. stros (37)
  5. atl (35)

strikeouts

  1. gigantes (1133)
  2. padres (1117)
  3. cubbies (1094)
  4. doyers (1079)
  5. beers (1065)

shutouts

  1. mets (18)
  2. phills (17)
  3. padres (17)
  4. doyers (15)
  5. fish (14)

on game 138:

2010: 79-59
2009: 61-77

2010: 593 runs scored, 484 runs allowed
2009: 538 runs scored, 676 runs allowed

love me some stats!

Team Division Payroll (Rank)
NY Yankees AL East $206 million (1st)
Chicago white Sox AL Central $108 million (7th)
Texas Rangers AL West $55 million (27th)
Atlanta Braves NL East $84 million (15th)
Cincinnati Reds NL Central $72 million (19th)
San Diego Padres NL West $37 million (29th)

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Top 5 Padres: Young ($6,375,000), Gonzalez ($4,875,000), Garland ($4,700,000), Bell ($4,000,000), and Correia ($3,600,000)

yea whatever…

2010 stats

Player GS CG W L ER K BB H ERA WHIP
Mat Latos 16 1 9 4 29 91 26 70 2.62 0.96
Tim Lincecum 17 0 8 4 40 121 46 97 3.28 1.30
Chris Carpenter 18 0 9 2 42 105 36 109 3.16 1.21

and how does the national league leader in saves (bell, 23) not get on the roster… but broxton, who is 10th in saves, does (16)?

guess charlie manuel doesn’t care much about winning… arthur rhodes (40 year old lefty specialist), evan meek?

so you might be saying, “damn… joey’s a padres homer”

f off… stats don’t lie…

i’ll even give props to another snubbed player, pelfrey (10-2, 2.93 era, 1.29 whip) — happy?

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what a difference a year makes

Year W L Runs Scored Runs Against Winning %
2009 35 46 310 405 .432
2010 48 33 336 267 .593

look at that runs against total — pitching has been HUGE this year… which has equated to national league-tying best record (atl)

padres leading the majors in the following categories:

  • shutouts (12)
  • era (3.06)
  • strikeouts (639)
  • opponents batting avg (.234)
  • opponents on-base percentage (.302)
  • opponents slugging avg (.353)
  • team whip (1.21)

clearly, the starters and especially the bullpen (“the pen-itentiary“) are killin’ it… adams and gregerson lead the majors in holds (21, 19) and bell leads the majors in saves (23)

offense, however, needs to pick things up

  • 26th overall – batting avg (.246) | adrian (.295)
  • 25th overall – homeruns (58) | adrian (16)
  • 22nd overall – rbi (322) | adrian (51)
  • 24th overall – hits (676) | adrian (86)

so obviously the padres are in the race… and a bat needs to be brought in… but who do you trade for a solid bat?

…i’m okay with mujica getting moved…

oh btw, i love stats…

40 more games until i clinch my bet with andy… added a feature on the sidebar for me to keep track — according to rob, it should happen on 9/9/10…

the stealing has kinda slowed down, but 2nd place (4th in league) in the nl in steals ain’t bad…

as of 6/23

stolen bases:

  1. tampa bay (79)
  2. ny mets (72)
  3. chi sox (68)
  4. san diego (64)
  5. seattle (59)

overall era:

  1. san diego (3.04)
  2. st. louis (3.20)
  3. san fran (3.28)
  4. tampa bay (3.55)
  5. colorado (3.61)

bullpen batting avg against:

  1. san fran (.230)
  2. san diego (.233)
  3. texas (.240)
  4. tampa bay (.242)
  5. ny yankees (.243)

shutouts:

  1. san diego (9)
  2. ny mets (9)
  3. colorado (9)
  4. oakland (7)
  5. san fran (6)

strikeouts

  1. san diego (551)
  2. los angeles (548)
  3. san fran (540)
  4. toronto (538)
  5. milwaukee (538)