The Padres are not having a good year. Not even close. But it's moments like this that make the season a success, for me. If the Padres can't win it all, they can at least beat the teams I hate. Oh and how I hate the Red Sox. This series win is especially rewarding because with interleague play that means I can gloat about this series for years until the next time these two teams meet.
It will be nice to play in our own league again. These American League games go well beyond 3 hours, closing in on 4...ever. With four separate rain delays I left to have lunch and came back and it was still the 3rd inning. I thought the MLB app was broken and wasn't giving me updates.
I still haven't gotten a chance to watch yesterday's game. I recorded the Channel 4 replay and watched a bit of the first innings until I grew impatient and decided to fast forward to the scoring in the 4th inning. It was then that I received a phone call from a friend who told the story of how he fell and broke all his front teeth. I guess I traded watching a blood bath for hearing about a blood bath. With the off day today, hopefully I'll be able to catch up.
What's interesting, apparently, is how there was a lot scoring in unusual ways during this series. Pitchers walking and hitting batters to force in runs. Personally I don't care how ugly it was, because we punked them fair and square in their own yard.
Now hopefully we can move on and stop talking about every Padres player's remote connection to Boston or how a particular Red Sox player like eating in San Diego but loves playing Boston. Enough already.
It's a shame that Adrian did so well this series. I really don't like him. I want him to fail. It's nothing personal, it's professional. Just as he was hoping to sweep the Padres, I was hoping he'd fail miserably. I guess we both ended up disappointed on that front.
I also wish Padres fans would stop rooting for him. It's like trying to remain friends with a snobby ex-girlfriend who was a cold fish the last several years of your relationship. Then she leaves you for an old, ugly, rich guy and becomes the life of the party but still finds time to make snide remarks about you. His comments about the team and city are like nails on a chalk board for me. They seem harmless enough to the untrained ear, but I swear if you listen for them there are insults and criticism cloaked in his ramblings.
Beating the Red Sox feels SO GOOD.! SO GOOD! SO GOOD!
|Final - 6.21.2011||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|San Diego Padres||0||2||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||5||7||1|
|Boston Red Sox||1||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||4||13||0|
|WP: Chad Qualls (4 - 3)
SV: Heath Bell (19)
LP: Dan Wheeler (0 - 1)
|Final - 6.22.2011||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|San Diego Padres||1||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||0||5||7||0|
|Boston Red Sox||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||10||2|
|WP: Clayton Richard (3 - 9)
LP: John Lackey (5 - 6)