FriarBall: How sweep it is

Sunday, May 27, 2007

How sweep it is

They finally did it, the Padres picked up their first series sweep of the season ... and they did it against one of the hottest teams in the early going.

As Padres fans it's got to make us feel good that this team has what it takes to derail a hot Brewers team that has now lost five in a row. And now the Padres are tied for the second best record in the NL and have a share of the NL West lead.

The best part of Sunday's win had to be another masterful performance by Jake Peavy. And while it is still really early in the season, each start like this is helping Peavy build his case for the Cy Young. But what is even more impressive is Peavy's batting stats this year. He's now got a .231 average, better than four of his teammates in the starting lineup. Too bad they don't offer a hitting crown for pitchers because Peavy could win that too.

After a day off the Padres travel to Pittsburgh before heading to my neck of the woods this weekend, meaning I will finally get a chance to see them up close. Let's hope they can keep this streak going and pick up another series sweep.

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