FriarBall: Strange Brew

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Strange Brew

Two games against the team with the best record in the bigs and two wins for the Padres. So while this team has been maddeningly inconsistent and unable to sweep a series, at least we got two from the Brew Crew at home.

And with Jake Peavy scheduled to take the hill Sunday, we will either be treated to a 16 K no decision the Padres eventually lose in extra innings or we will actually sweep a series tomorrow.

Justin Germano pitched a good game and continues to make his case for remaining in the starting rotation while the pen once again made things interesting. It seems Doug Brocail could be in trouble of losing his effectiveness. After giving up only seven hits in April, he has already given up six hits in his last four appearances and this time he got touched up for three runs.

It seems San Diego has the same problem with Cla Meredith. After being a mystery to hitters in April and giving up no runs, Meredith has given up nine runs in nine innings pitched in May.

Hopefully these types of outings don't become the norm, but I think it is something to keep an eye on since the team prides itself on having one of, it not the, best pens in the league.

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