FriarBall: Finding consistency

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Finding consistency

Thanks to struggling Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Kouzmanoff and Mike Cameron, the Padres opened their series with the Cubs with a 5-1 win at home. The trio each had a home run off of Cubs pitcher Rich Hill - Cameron had two - and helped the Padres jump out to an early lead.

Jake Peavy then went into cruise control and kept the Cubs at bay, even though he only struck out a pedestrian six batters by his standards. It was also nice to see the Padres hit four home runs in a single game at Petco, considering people use words like "cavernous" and "pitcher's park" to describe it.

It's also great to see the guys five games above .500 now and have now won four of their last five. Game two against the Cubs will feature David Wells against Ted Lilly. I have a feeling the first one to seven runs will win this one.

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