I wonder what kind of goals the Padres set for themselves when they are 20+ games out of contention. If I were the manager I'd set goals for every series and if they weren't met there would be severe consequences. I'm talking about brutal, unspeakable things like everything ranging from insults and humiliation to pink bellies.
As manager I'd also set my sights on catching and passing the D-Backs. Getting out of last place should be doable and I'd consider the season an absolute failure if the Padres aren't able to achieve that goal. This team needs a focus and those despicable snakes should be our target.
If I know anything about Bud Black (I don't), I'd imagine his goals right now are making sure nobody gets injured and that the coaching staff gets to take a good look at the young talent. Booooring!
He should be hyping up this D-Back seek and destroy mission right now to the players. Give them a taste of a make believe pennant race.
If the Padres win today and the Dodgers lose, we could be 19.5 out by tomorrow.
Padres lead the series 1-0
|Mon 08/17|| WP: Heath Bell (5 - 2) |
LP: Kevin Gregg (4 - 5)
|4 - 1 win|
|Wed 08/19||7:05 PM PDT|