- Hoyer thought about the Padres facing Roy Halladay. The Padres did a good job against him earlier in the year, but Hoyer couldn't say that they'd be able to do much against him today.
- As some time passes Hoyer will appreciate the Padres performance this year, but right now it still stings not getting into the playoffs. Winning 2 of 3 from San Francisco was more than he expected.
"We didn't lose the season on Sunday. We lost the season much earlier by not hitting and playing poorly over the course of 40 games. Obviously Sunday was hard but that's not what caused it."The silver lining was that they performed well over the weekend.
- Two games stand out to Hoyer as games that lead to the downfall of the Padres. Last Thursday's game against the Cubs was one. The Latos/Enright game in Arizona was the other. Latos was incredible and the offense was hitting balls all over the field but couldn't score. Then two errors lead to the defeat. That brought the losing streak from 6 to 7 games in a row.
- Hoyer knew at some point that the Padres would lose 5 or 6 games in a row. He thought they'd get to 95-96 wins in a best case scenario. Being 27 games over .500 was unbelievable. "At some point we were going to have a losing streak because everyone does." He thought there would be a "market correction" but never thought it'd be 10 games.
- Hoyer wishes that he and Buddy would have put Tim Stauffer back into the rotation earlier. That's the one thing that keeps him up at night. It could have brought them 2 or 3 more wins. They waited longer than they should have. They waited until the rosters expanded.
"If that's his [Adrian Gonzalez] goal to make Howard/Teixeira money then I've made that clear - that's obviously not something the Padres can do, but I'm going to sit down with John [Boggs] and he may have changed his tune since last winter."Hoyer isn't sure if the competitive team and good group of guys have swayed his thinking. "I feel it's very likely he'll be on the team." Hoyer thought Adrian had a legitimate chance of being MVP this year if they made the post season. Hoyer doesn't agree that Adrian isn't a good fit for Petco Park. As a power hitter that goes the opposite way he's as close to ideal.
"I sort of put it on our shoulders, it's our responsibility to build a team that makes San Diego want to fill the ballpark."He wants to create an electric environment like the last weekend in San Francisco.
"There's a reason we didn't make the playoffs. We obviously weren't quite good enough. Offensively we need to find a way to score more runs... clearly. We need to add a couple starting pitchers. We're going to be active. If you're not active then you are falling behind."