Pads End First Half On High Note

M.T. RobinsonCorrespondent IJuly 12, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10:  Pitcher Kevin Correia #29 of the San Diego Padres throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 10, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  The Padres won 3-1.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Finally, something good to write about. For one golden afternoon, the Padres finally looked like a major league baseball team. In dealing a 10-4 defeat to the San Francisco Giants today, the Padres showed power, defense and pitching all in one game. It's a start.

I have been totally down on the Pads, because I expect them to at least pretend to want to win. Today was about the current squad taking charge, and giving Padres' fans at least a shred of hope for the second half of the season.

It's not like they are completely talentless, as any team with Adrian Gonzalez and Tony Gwynn Jr. should at least be able to stay on the field with most of the National League.

The main problem has been a constant turnover of players, preventing the Padres from getting a cohesive unit out there every day. Bud Black has been playing Russian Roulette with the line up card, and he only had one shot for a while. Black is not the second coming of Tommy Lasorda, but he is not the worst manager in Padres' history either. (Steve Boros, take a bow)

I am going to take todays win as a positive heading into the second half of the season, all I want is 81-81. And some Captain Crunch, Pop Tarts and some OJ at Petco.

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