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Padres Probable Starters (in order)

  • Wade LeBlanc (7-10, 3.46 in 2010; 2010 vs. MIL: 1 GS, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 SO, 0 BB, 0 HR allowed)
  • Kevin Correia (10-7, 4.63 in 2010; 2009 vs. MIL: 2 GS, 1-1, 4.38 ERA, 7 SO, 5 BB, 0 HR allowed)
  • Jon Garland (12-8, 3.45 in 2010; 2009 vs. MIL: 1 GS, 0-0, 2.84 ERA, 5 SO, 0 BB, 0 HR allowed)

Brewers Probable Starters (in order)

  • Yovani Gallardo (2010 vs. SD: 1 GS, 1-0 1.29 ERA, 11 SO, 2 BB, 0 HR allowed)
  • Chris Narveson (did not face SD in 2009 or 2010)
  • Manny Parra (2010 vs. SD: 1 GS, 0-0, 54.00 ERA, 0 SO, 1 BB, 0 HR allowed)


Batting average Yorvit Torrealba: .300
Batting average Ryan Braun, .290
On-base percentage

Adrian Gonzalez, .389

On-base percentage

Prince Fielder & Rickie Weeks, .483


Gonzalez, .506

Slugging Hart, .531
OPS Gonzalez, .894

OPS Fielder, .886
Home runs Gonzalez, 23
Home runs Fielder, 25
Runs batted in Gonzalez, 76

Runs batted in Hart, 78
Runs scored Gonzalez, 71
Runs scored Rickie Weeks, 82
Stolen bases Will Venable, 23
Stolen bases Ryan Braun, 13




We heard from Jbox at Gaslamp Ball the last time these two teams met. I asked him to give us a quick update to let us know what's been going on with the Padres since we last saw them:

I think the last time we spoke the Padres were sitting atop the NL West but everybody was certain that their stay in first place was only temporary.  It was too early in the season for anybody to put themselves out on a limb and say that the Padres were for real.  We kept hearing that the Padres would have to stay in first place until the All Star Break to prove that their record wasn't just an anomaly.  No member of the media wanted to embarrass themselves by admitting that they believed in the Padres. 

Not much has really changed in the last 4 months, except that they've proven everyone wrong.  The Padres are still in first place, they currently have a 6.5 game lead over the Giants and a 73-47 record which is still the best record in the National League.  The team has been clandestinely slaying their opponents for the better part of the season and still it seems no one even knows they exist.  It's like they are Ninjas.

You asked about Adrian Gonzalez.  He's playing well and the team is winning so no one really wants to think about his future right now.  The last time he was asked about his future it was just depressed me, because it still doesn't sound like he'll agree to stay in San Diego long term.  For now, I don't even want to think about it.  I just want to focus on this season, while we still have him.