Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Padres' bench leaves much to be desired

You think the outfield and most of the bullpen members are weaknesses for the Padres?

Well, have you checked out the bench players lately?

In comparison, they make the outfielder and relievers look like giants; or did you not notice who was coming off the bench in Tuesday night’s 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants in 11 innings?

Check it out:

Tony Clark. He’s the only guy on the bench you can count on in a pinch.

Paul McAnulty: He had all of 77 major-league at bats before this season.

Calix Crabbe: His first hit in two major-league at bats came Tuesday.

Justin Huber: He recorded 98 career at bats before this season.

Colt Morton: The replacement for the injured Michael Barrett (sprained elbow) is 0-for-2 in his career.

There you have it: Tony Clark … and four guys whose combined major-league experience is less than a year … coming off the bench. (Next thing you know, The Friar will be coming off the bench to pinch hit!)

These guys ought to strike fear in opponents, lol.


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sam said...

Yikes! I don't think any of those guys besides Clark can hit. It could realy be a long season.

kareem said...

It sounds like past Tony Clark the Padres bench could not hit its way out of a wet paper bag. Where did they get these guys fill-ins-r-us? I mean I have heard on Clark but who are the rest of these guys on the bench? Please noone get hurt and heaven forbid we need a pinch hitter past Clark for a pitcher.