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Good, Bad, and Ugly 4/22 vs. Phillies 

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Sunday Runday is back!  Padres beat Phillies 6-1
WP: Anthony Bass (1-2)
LP: Joe Blanton (1-3)
Homeruns – SD: Nick Hundley (2)

The Good:

Anthony Bass

6IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 7K, 5BB Bass, my dark horse candidate for NL Rookie of the Year, was able to notch his first win of 2012.  He needs to cut down on those walks, but with Moseley potentially out the rest of the season, Bass should be in the rotation until he hits his innings count. 

Chase Headley

  • 1-2, double (6), 2R, RBI (13), 2BB.  Headley has now hit safely in 13 of the last 14 games, his line on the season is .293/.432/.603 and his 1.036 OPS ranks third in the NL

Nick Hundley

  • 2-3 triple, homerun, 2R, 4RBI (9).  A huge day for Hot Rod to cap off a week in which he hit .348/.400/.522

Orlando Hudson

  • 2-3, triple.  Hudson has a six game hitting streak and is tied for the NL lead in triples (3) on the season.

The Bad:

Mark Kotsay

  • 0-3 R, K.  I like Kotsay.  I’m a fan of his role on the team, as long as he is not starting.  Kotsay since coming off the DL has started three of the last six games.  I know Buddy REALLY likes to play his vets over the kids, but if this team isn’t going to contend, we don’t need to waste plate appearences on guys that don’t have a long term role on the team. 

The Ugly:

  • The Padres committed three errors today.  They were still able to get the win, but the errors have to stop.  How does Will Venable have four errors already this season?  Ironically four errors is the most Venable has had in a season (2010). 


    Minor League Note from AA San Antonio:  Jaff Decker hurt a shoulder during an at bat today, he is day to day.   Jedd Gyorko took balls at second before the game and was going to play 2B in the upcoming series with Rincon getting time at 3B.  The injury just forced Gyorko to 2B a little sooner than expected.  Expect Cody Decker to get regular playing time in the outfield until Jaff is able to return.


    If you missed Friarhood Radio Saturday on XTRA Sports 1360AM.  Padres General Manager Josh Byrnes joined the show and discussed anything and everything Padres, including the possible releasing of Orlando Hudson, if Moseley’s season is over, what’s going on with the fences, and more.