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Good, Bad, and Ugly v. Mets 4/1/13 

East Village Tavern+BowlMets 11- Padres 2

  • WP: J. Niese (1-0)
  • LP: E. Volquez (0-1)
  • HR: Alonso (1), Cowgill (1)

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Good:

Chris Denorfia – Leads off the Padres season with a single, draws a walk and scored a run.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-4 with his first major hit.

Yonder Alonso – With the Padres first HR of the season.  Let’s hope this is the start of more power production from 1B.

Bad:

Bud Black – Bud bot strikes again!  Not only does he name Volquez as the opening day starter, but the lineup raises questions.

Cody Ransom – 0-2, 2K and an error in the field.  At least if Guzman was in the game,  he could have made up for that error with some pop.

Ugly:

Edinson Volquez – After returning from the WBC, Volquez started three games for the Padres, throwing nine innings, allowing 7ER, on 12 hits, while walking eight.  That was enough to earn him the opening day start for the Padres.

Volquez line today – 3IP, 6H, 6ER, 4K, 3BB.  79 pitches, 40 strikes, 39 balls.

Brad Brach – A rough return home for the New Jersey native, Brach wasn’t able to complete an inning, posting a line of 2/3IP, 4H, 4ER, 1HRA, which happened to be a grand slam.

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About the author: Steve Adler

Steve is the founder of Friarhood.com. A native San Diegan, he grew up watching Dan Fouts and Tony Gwynn. A former sports talk show host, but always a fan of the Padres and Chargers.

  • Volquez is a mental midget. He lacks that maturity to handle opening day. I had hoped that he would come in more mentally ready this season, but apparently he has not. I believe he has the physical stuff to be an ace, but lacks the mental makeup. You’re right, Bud should have known better.

  • Bud Black is a good guy and knows baseball strategy, but he is way too easy on the players when they make silly mistakes. He needs to just “go off” on them a few times to get their attention or just get out of town.

    • Nothing wrong with a little accountability.

  • Padres….What a way to start the season

  • Eric

    For the good part, Anthony Bass was left out. Bass is a fine pitcher, one of the best in an otherwise poor pitching staff. Bass should have started.