Wins ML debut, first ML hit, first ML RBI. Welcome to the show, Chad.
Jody Gerut is now batting .352 over his past 20 games with seven home runs, 16 RBIs and 14 runs scored. Since Aug. 10, the Padres bullpen owns a 0.44 ERA with 25 strikeouts, compared to eight walks over six games. source
Pessimist Peninsula: Baek's at home today (0-6, 7.04), Padres are facing a lefty (divide by zero), who is a local (double damn).
Strasburg News: Nats pulled another game ahead.
Baek in it to win it for the rubber game against Cole Hamels. It's Baek's bad PETCO mojo vs. lefty local boy mojo. Nationally televised by the four-letter network (really, guys?), game time 5:05PM PT. The Dykstra will be taking BP with the team.