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This is one of those tests..

 

Well the sky isn't falling.. yet. However, oil continues to flood the Gulf of Mexico, Pablo is 1-for-May and the Padres are in first place by 2.5 games after about 1/4 of the season.

Tonight's score: Padres 5, Giants 2.

Another whole-hearted ass-whooping later, San Diego dominates the West while the Giants continue its spotty production. Which is exactly what you saw tonight. I don't know, but I refuse to believe San Diego is for real. This is probably the least likely scenario I predicted this far into the season.  Hell, I had the Sacramento Rivercats leading the division before I had the Padres.

Here's a NOT SO FUN FACT: The Giants have led in none of the 45 innings played vs. S.D. this year.

NOTE: According to Giants hitting coach Pablo is fighting fatigue (remember he played all winter long). Somehow a lot of us knew this would be coming.

NOW TO THE HEADLINES:

  • The San Diego Curse

  • Nate The Microcosm

  • Cain Took Sanchez's Start

  • In Summation

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  • The San Diego Curse

Obviously this would be the headline of the night. Ownage being bolded and underlined wouldn't tell you how bad this is. At this point I hate the Padres on the same level as the Dodgers. Yeah, I said it.

It's not easy to laugh about how the Padres are always in last place when they're leading the division and continually raping our S.F. Giants. I have so much hate for David Eckstein, Heath Bell and Bruce Bochy and this just throws fuel on the fire. And with every loss I keep thinking about Bochy sabotaging us because we're playing  his former employer.. then I realize that's absurd  -- Bochy is an idiot and doesn't even know what sabotage means.

But come on, this is getting old. Well, now it's time to watch The Hills on DVR.. It's never as fun when the Giants lose.

  • Nate The Microcosm

Bases loaded, two outs down two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Welcome to the big leagues Nate Scheirholtz. It seemed like none of his other stellar performances mattered anymore. His new role would be decided on in this at-bat. With a 2-0 count he grounded out up the middle.

Welcome to Giants baseball Nate Scheirholtz. Just one pitch away from breaking the curse of the Pads, but another disappointing end.  I won't really think of this at-bat every time I think of Nate, but it will be in the front, middle and back of my mind.

That is how this year looks like it'll go. FIRE SABEAN, FREE POSEY. I LIKE CAPS LOCK.

  • Cain Took Sanchez's Start

Jonathan Sanchez is supposed to come out there after two solid starts and look like a AAA pitcher (according to Sabean)

Instead, our horse Matt Cain took a day off. That's allowed, you can't treat every outing like the Kentucky Derby. You're a good pitcher and have a free pass in your pocket, so we're cool. But this one hurts against our rivals at home. But hey, it's an early season and our starting pitchers will have hiccups.

Cain didn't look like a total fool out there and had some great pitches. But the Padres scrapped together (what's new) five runs on him and from the 2nd inning left a sour taste in his mouth. Honestly not much more to break down, just a bad outing.

It doesn't make anyone feel any better that Todd Wellemeyer is pitching Friday but hey this means Sanchez will take Cain's start then, right?

  • In Summation

Again, the sky isn't falling yet.. but it's definitely sprinkling. Our team will be tested all year. We'll have those crazy wins we'll remember forever and those heartbreaking losses. But we'll also have those tests that aren't decided on one or two swings. This is one of them.

There is some obvious domination going on with the Padres over the Giants and this team is struggling to find its footing. Who is going to step up? Will Pablo bust his slump? When will Brandon Medders go away?

No one knows and I can simply make predictions, but an educated guess says we need some life injected into this lineup -- even if it comes from outside the organization.

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NOTE- Before the haters hate, I am just trying to specify the topic of discussion so there aren't 11,000,020 posts

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