"I thought Jake was trying too hard . . . trying to be too fine," Bochy said. "He put added pressure on himself. He was upset with himself after the two-run homer (by reserve catcher Ramon Castro to make it 3-0 in the fifth) and lost his composure a bit."I have a theory on this. Before the two run homer, Peavy was sitting front row as he witnessed Bochy play for one run in the third inning. One run. Peavy's standing on second base with nobody out and Bochy decided to go into "smallball" mode.
What does that say to your starting pitcher? It says, "You better not give up any runs, because we're playing for one here." If I were Peavy, I'd have lost it too. No wonder he was trying so hard. He's thinking, "Bochy is convinced that we can't score today. I gotta pitch a shut out."
And you see where that got you.
...OK enough negativity. Positive from me for the rest of the day.
Update [2005-7-22 12:32:3 by Dex]:
"We didn't have anything going for us," Bochy said. "Even the pitching was erratic."Bochy continued, "I mean the pitching was erratic. The hitting was erratic. People were bunting in weird situations. Trying for steals in weird situations. I put the best lineup I could possibly put out there and I made all the correct decisions, but let's face it, I just don't have the players and the Mets are a World Series bound team."
Ah crap. Positive. Positive. Positive.
I seriously like Bochy, but when the Padres go into The Suck, I start to lose it and become mean.