Time for a recap of tonight’s titanic struggle….

San Diego 7
Cincinnati 4
WP: Stauffer (1-2)
LP: Cueto (8-8)

–Okay, I was wrong yesterday. Now this is ROCK BOTTOM!

–The Padres came into this series with 4 wins in the month of July. They just beat the Reds in three straight games. They have beaten the Reds in 6 of their 7 games in 2009.

And the Padres are terrible. Draw your own conclusions about our favorite team.

–Cincinnati is now 11 games under .500. They have lost 9 of their last 10, and 15 of their last 19 games. They are 3-11 since the All-Star break.

–This team is a complete and total disaster. Period.

16 Responses

  1. Chris

    You forgot “TOS.” Take away a pinch-hit 3-run HR, and it’s another pathetic performance.

  2. Y-City Jim

    At least they held my interest in 2005-2006 when the bullpen was blowing them right and left. This team has become about as interesting as watching paint dry.

  3. GregD

    Teams the Padres have a .500 record or better against.
    There are 5.

    Cubs: 3-3
    Giants: 7-5
    Texas: 2-1
    Mets: 2-1
    Reds: 6-1

    There are 11 teams that they have losing records against including Washington, Arizona, Pittsburgh and Oakland.

  4. RedinFla

    The two things I was hoping for that could redeem this season just a bit — Votto making a run at the batting title and Hanigan getting a Rookie vote or two — seem to be slipping away. Votto has cooled off a bit (let’s hope it’s temporary)… and Hanigan is lost in that no-man’s land called “day-to-day”…

  5. John

    Anybody get the feeling Jocketty doesn’t know how to fix this team? Otherwise he would’ve, you know, done something?

  6. mike

    get the idea walt doesnt know how to fix the team??
    yeah, and i dont fault him because as ive said before i dont think its simple.

  7. adaircam4

    What is Jack McKeon doing these days?

  8. Sultan of Swaff

    ‘It’s never as bad as it seem or as good as it seems’. In this case, it IS as bad as it seems. Given the current salary commitments, lack of impact bats in the minors, and the still developing pitching, there truly is no hope of sniffing the playoffs even next year. I don’t know if I have it in me to keep shelling out time and money for this joke of a franchise. Sometimes I just think it would be easier to switch to the White Sox since I’m from IL.

  9. pinson343

    I read the Hardy for Harang post. Some Brewer fans were surpised they’d get that much for Hardy, even though most of them don’t like Harang. Other Brewer fans explained it by laughing at the desperation of the current Reds SS situation.

    If they’ll take all (or almost all) of Harang’s salary, I’d go for that in a minute.

    But I expect WJ to do nothing, that’s his MO with the Reds.

  10. pinson343

    This team has a good chance of putting up the worst second half record in baseball.
    The Padres, a candidate for that, dominated us in the last 2 games. At this rate we have a shot at 100 losses.

  11. pinson343

    Another depressing note on yesterday’s game. Stauffer, who shut us down for 7 innings, picked up his first win in 3 years.

    Will Venable’s 4 RBIs was a career game high. He’s the son of Max Venable, who was a light hitting OFer with the Reds from 1984-87.