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"Good performances breed confidence," Padres manager Bud Black said prior to the game. "Poor performances breed lack of confidence."
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"I told him after that this is how I visualized him throwing the ball from the first pitch of the game to the last," Black said. "Today he turned the ball loose with conviction."
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"Mat was on," observed Headley. "He was the best he’s been all year … dominating stuff. And he had that look to him that he had last year. "I told myself we have to score two or three runs today. Because if we did, we were going to win."
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The team announced that Hudson had a left groin strain, though Hudson refused to comment on the injury.
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"It felt great to finally break through," Headley said. "To finally have something go our way and come up with a hit to give us the lead there, it was great to get the monkey off our back."
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"George was probably one of the best fielding players of his era," said local baseball historian Bill Swank. "Few things, like throws in the dirt, poker games or practical jokes, got past the old first baseman."
PADRES NOTES: Moores interested in NBA's Atlanta Hawks
Moores didn't respond to multiple requests for comment Tuesday, but he told the AP on Monday that "the interest (in the Hawks) continues. I don't think I can say anything beyond that."
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"Rizzo reminds me a lot of Adrian Gonzalez," said Kevin Boles, who managed Rizzo in Class A ball in the Red Sox organization. "Rizzo is a bigger kid and has a little more power, Adrian is a little more of a contact hitter, but they had very similar styles of play.
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"It got too complicated, instead of him just rearing back and throwing the ball,'' Balsley said. "He needs to turn it loose. "We all agreed this is how he should pitch. This is what we saw last year and I think it hit home a little bit.''
PADRES NOTES: Hawpe no stranger to home-away struggles
"We're stringing them together on the road more," Hawpe said. "Even when we hit a ball hard right now, it feels like somebody is about to catch it. Diving plays everywhere.
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"We have a lot of new guys, they had never really seen (this side of Mat) and were like, 'Wow. That's what you guys have been talking about,'" Bell said. "Maybe this might be the turning point for him."
Sports & Recreation Blog: west coast bias 10 best major league ballparks - Tree.com
I especially like my hometown ballpark's field and lighting. The pregame "key test" ensures that the dirt will play true. Infield dirt is moistened and packed so that a key can pass through it without crusting. San Diego's coastal air makes it easier to keep the infield from baking.