Padres drop last game to Cardinals but walk away with series win

I've been a bit under the weather the last two days so I had to leave midway through the game. It was a beautiful Summer day at the ballpark until sometime around the 5th inning when it turned freezing cold.  It was also about that time that the Cardinals started launching baseballs into the seats.  Anyway the Padres rallied but came up short while I drove home.

Bob Scanlan has a great blog post answering a fans accusations:

Yes, Cesar, they may lose by triple digits tomorrow, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that they beat the Cardinals this series in two tough games. Just tired of all the negativity every night when these guys are busting their ass and beating people with no excuses. One thing I learned in my 20 years of playing professionally, there are no guarantees in life, and especially in baseball, so enjoy the good times when you have them regardless of what you think may happen down the road.

It drives me crazy that some fans think that the season is predetermined because the stats somehow show that the 2010 Padres are destined to fail.  Why bother even watching the games?  Why bother being a fan if you supposedly know that the Padres won't win more than 71 games?  These fans can't Keep the Faith, because they had no faith to begin with.

In the email he tells Scan that we should wait until the end of the season before we make any judgments about how good the team is.  Meanwhile this team is playing great baseball and putting together a string of series wins unlike any team in the Petco era and he's missing out on it because he's so focused on the negativity.  Don't be this type of fan!  Enjoy this because it doesn't happen very often.

Go Scanman! Go Padres!

Final - 5.27.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 2 0 8 15 2
San Diego Padres 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 10 0
WP: P.J. Walters (1 - 0)
LP: Wade LeBlanc (2 - 3)

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