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Good, Bad, and Ugly v. Dodgers 4/9/13 

Padres 9 – Dodgers 3

  • WP: L. Gregerson (1-0)
  • LP: R. Belisaro (0-1)
  • HR: Venable (1), Hundley (1), Uribe (1)

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Good:

Will Venable – 2-4 HR (1), triple, 2 runs scored and 4 RBI.

Nick Hundley – 1-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored.

Yonder Alonso – 2-5 RBI, run scored.  Yonder’s second multi-hit game of the season

Clayton Richard – 5IP, 8H, 2ER, 3K, 3BB.  It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective.  Richard was pinch hit for in the bottom of the fifth inning following a solo home run from Hundley.  So essentially he did leave the game with the lead.

Bud Black – Typically using six pitchers on the first day of nine consecutive games isn’t a great idea, but considering the Padres were 1-5 to start the season, it was the season opener in front of a packed house, and it was against the rival to the north, Bud pulled out all the stops to get a W.  Not something I would like to see happen on a regular basis, but he managed the game like it was a must-win.

Bad:

Carlos Quentin – 0-3 and leaves the game early after being hit by a pitch.  Corey Brock reported via twitter that X-Rays came back looking good.

Ugly:

Dodgers fans… Literally.  It’s always great to see Padres fans come out in such large numbers, even if it is only once a year.  It won’t be a surprise to anyone if the Dodgers fans outnumber the Padres fans the next two games.

Fox Sports San Diego Set – In a great article from our friends at gaslampball.com last year, they talked alternative locations for the set.  It appears that FSSD and the Padres have little regard for the fans opinions in this case.

While the Padres were quiet all off-season, FSSD was not.  It’s really a shame that we’ve just seen so much mudslinging from FSSD and directed at Time Warner. I’ve had TW before and I’m not going to argue they are great, but I feel FSSD has done a great job to get 78% of the market covered and most TW customers do have options to switch.  So the constant berating is nauseating.  Let’s keep in mind that things were much, much worse when Cox owned the TV rights.  Much worse.

For the most part people that I’ve met from FSSD seem nice and they want to be embraced by the community.

If that’s the case, then taking away a portion of what is supposed to be the “family section” and blocking the most majestic part of Petco Park (Tony Gwynn statue) doesn’t exactly scream.. We are the good guys!

I sat in upper 107 today and couldn’t even see the statue because the set was blocking it.  Not only that, but fans don’t have access to take pictures when FSSD is filming.  The statue area should be open at all times for fans to read bricks, take pictures, and hang out.  They shouldn’t need to come back during certain times

I’m sure Fox Sports San Diego couldn’t care less about this blog or the congregation members, but I do ask that they please consider moving the set and as @SDAztecsfan on twitter suggested #FreeTonyGwynnStatue

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About the author: Steve Adler

Steve is the founder of the Friarhood