Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by wrbanwal, Apr 9, 2009.
Yet another notch
Two series wins back to back
Heath was interviewed auditorially on BBTN.
He gave them crap, saying "this is the coolest thing that ever happened to me." "You guys think what you want." "The Mets thought I couldnt close."
He said it all sarcastically. He is totally jacked up.
"Tengo hambre" which is Im hungry in Spanish. He is saying he is hungry for moar wins!
Karl Ravech tried to sign off with him and Heath didnt want to go...
Early recap on padres.com:
04/16/09 10:10 PM ET
Headley heads Padres' offense in win
Left fielder raps four hits, collects three RBIs
By Corey Brock / MLB.com
NEW YORK -- Chase Headley tied his career high, with four hits, and drove in three runs on Thursday to lead the Padres to a 6-5 victory over the Mets before 35,985 at Citi Field.
Headley hit a two-run double as part of a five-run third inning as San Diego (7-3) topped New York (4-5), taking two of three games in the opening series at the new ballpark.
Jake Peavy struggled early, allowing a three-run homer to Carlos Delgado in the first inning, but he worked through five innings to improve to 2-1 this season.
New York starter John Maine (0-1) couldn't hold an early lead, with the Padres peppering him for five runs on four hits in that pivotal third frame.
Peavy, who threw 44 pitches in the first inning alone, allowed six hits and four walks to go with five strikeouts.
With the Mets trailing, 6-3, in the eighth inning, Ramon Castro hit a two-run homer off Duaner Sanchez to make it 6-5.
Oops, fergot abouddat :icon_rofl: :icon_tease:
Go Pads!! :icon_banana: :icon_toast:
What a game....padres a hanging in there...lovin it.
Bell was awesome on BBTN. And the putz who said "Sell" regarding the pads, changed his tune to "Buy" after the Bell interview!!
rep+ to anyone who can find the Heath Bell BBTN clip on the internet for me.
Here is the link to the page on ESPN:
I cant figure out how to embed anymore. If someone can show me, I would love it.
that's pretty cool.
Love the attitude!!!
I axt'em at ESPN; we'll see :icon_shrug: :icon_huh:
Hairston gives us the lead !!!!
I'm starting to love these guys
well, except for Giles
again with putting a rookie in to pitch the 8th??
Giles singles in the 9th.
is he up to .125
Go Pads!! :icon_toast:
OH DOCTOR!!! great comeback...
this really isn't last year's team
Padres ride wave of confidence to comeback win
By Tom Krasovic, Union-Tribune Staff Writer
Friday, April 17, 2009
Padres Scott Hairston, left, and Luis Rodriguez high-five after Hairston's two-run homer in the fifth inning in Philadelphia. - AP Photo/Tom Mihalek
PHILADELPHIA – The first-inning baseball thrown by Padres pitcher Chris Young met Chase Utley's bat, then flew into the right-field seats not far from a fan's “Hit One For Harry” sign.
Dong went the giant neon Liberty Bell at Philadelphia's ballpark as three Phillies trotted home. “Outta here!” shouted the recorded voice of Harry Kalas.
In their first home game since the death of Kalas, their longtime broadcaster, the World Series champions were off and running Friday. Philadelphia led by five after one inning, by six after four.
But the Padres were not outta here. On the contrary. They rallied to win 8-7, further boosting confidence among the club's holdovers from last year's 99-defeat season.
“We've got the confidence right now that we feel like we can beat anybody,” said closer Heath Bell, who notched his sixth save in six attempts.
Luis Rodriguez, Scott Hairston and Nick Hundley each belted a home run, Hairston doubled in two runs for an 8-7 lead in the eighth and Chase Headley, by firing a one-hop strike from left field to catcher Hundley, scuttled a tying bid later in the eighth.
Five of San Diego's runs came against Cole Hamels, the Rancho Bernardo High alum who was Most Valuable Player of last year's World Series and National League Championship Series. The left-hander's fastball averaged 90 mph, several mph better than in his ugly season debut seven days earlier. Nevertheless, Rodriguez, leading off the third, tagged Hamels for his first home run since July 2007 with the Twins. Hairston and Hundley hit two-run homers off Hamels, pulling the Padres within 7-5 before the seventh.
Bringing home the victory, the Padres again won the bullpen game. They got 5 1/3 scoreless innings from five relievers who lowered the bullpen's ERA to 2.04, best in the National League. Their offense broke serve against Ryan Madson with two outs in the eighth. Jody Gerut knocked home Headley with a pinch single and Hairston, tying his career-high of four RBI, roped a two-run double.
When Bell fired a 95-mph fastball past NLCS hero Matt Stairs for the final out, in the books was the Padres' first comeback victory from at least six runs since a 10-9 win at Washington in July 2006 and their first victory from a 5-0, first-inning deficit since August 2004 against the Mets.
“I dug the guys a huge hole, but they really picked me up big time,” said Young, who allowed seven runs in 3 2/3 innings.
Teamwide dedication to unrelenting effort, said several Padres, is behind the team's 8-3 start, which has included comeback wins over the favored Dodgers, Mets and Phillies.
“We talked on Opening Day about being a team known for leaving absolutely everything we've got on the field every night,” pitcher Jake Peavy said. “That was said in our team meeting. We've developed that mentality. We've had 11 games, and we played all of them as hard as we absolutely could play them.”
Headley said that energetic David Eckstein has sparked the Padres not only as their main No. 2 hitter but behind the scenes. For example, Eckstein and Headley play long toss together nearly every day, a practice that Headley said contributed his throwing out Greg Dobbs at home Friday night. “It's really helped straighten out my throws quite a bit,” he said.
Headley also is hitting the ball hard nearly every time he makes contact, punishing opponents who either pitch around cleanup man Adrian Gonzalez or relax after getting him out. Coming off his four-hit contribution to Thursday's 6-5 win over the Mets, who led 3-0 after one inning, the No. 5 hitter roped two lineouts and three singles, including a first-pitch single that began the three-run eighth.
“It's just been team baseball,” Headley said. “We're winning team games.”
For the Phillies and their fans, it was an emotional night that featured many odes to Kalas, whose Phillies tenure began in 1971. Bell, too, was caught up in the emotion, especially when watching scoreboard footage of Kalas singing “High Hopes” during the seventh-inning stretch.
“I got a tear in my eye during that video,” Bell said. “It was sad, really sad. I thought it was classy. Everything the Phillies did with that, they couldn't have done anything better.”
Scott Hairston: 3-for-5 Friday night with two doubles and a homer for four RBI, making him 9-for-16 with two doubles, two homers and eight RBI in his past four starts.
Chris Young: After a 2-0 start with a 1.38 ERA, he allows seven runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings Friday night.
BY THE NUMBERS
2.04: NL-leading ERA of the Padres bullpen after working 5 1/3 scoreless innings Friday.
7: Runs scored by No. 8 hitter Luis Rodriguez, who has 9 walks and a .457 on-base percentage.
227: Multi-hit games by Brian Giles as a Padre, tying Phil Nevin for fifth on the club's all-time list.
Way to early to tell IMO, but in your favor is the Giles catch early last week in the opposition bull pen. Giles doesn't make that catch last year. That thus far has been the play of the year. I will ride this wave of unknowns and achievers as far as they take me...
two comebacks in a row
Padres win, again!!!!
Heath needs a day off!
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