Wednesday May 6, 2009
Jake Peavy let down by Padres Offense again.
Jake Peavy had his 2nd straight great game tonight, turning in a performance in which he went 7.0 IP while giving up just 4 hits, 2 runs and 3 BB and struck out 12 Arizona Diamondbacks.
Once again Peavy was let down by an anemic San Diego Padres offense.
Do the Padres players just expect Peavy to throw shutouts every time he pitches? Is that why they so consistently score 3 or fewer runs when he is on the mound?
It is time for Giles, Ecsktein, Kouzmanoff, and Gerut to step up. Adrian Gonzalez is doing his job, now these other important cogs on this team need to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps and start hitting the ball.
We are in May now and its far past time to be getting shut out for 7 innings by the likes of Jon Garland. And to only get 3 hits in 8 innings against the middle of the Diamondbacks pitching rotation is more than just disappointing, it is embarrassing.
I am calling for the Padres to jettison Duaner Sanchez NOW!
I admit that I liked the signing prior tot he season, but the experiment is a failure. He just absolutely refuses to throw his fastball for strikes and when he does he is behind in the count and it gets crushed.
At this point I am pretty sure the guy will fly through waivers with no problem, so DFA him tomorrow.
Bring up Burke or DeHoyos who are tearing up AAA if you have to keep 13 men on the pitching staff.
Or bring up catcher Eliezer Alfonzo who is hitting the cover off the ball.
Just get rid of Duaner Sanchez.
I have had my say. Now What do you think?