Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Without Maddux, Padres face pitching blues

Now that Greg Maddux has traded in his Padre uniform for Dodger Blue, it sure leaves the Padres’ pitching staff with the blues.

After Jake Peavy (and with Chris Young disabled), who would you now consider the team’s No. 2 starter?

Cha Seung Baek, who is 0-7 at Petco Park?

Josh Banks, whose ERA is 6.51 since the All-Star break?

Chad Reineke, who has one major-league start and throws a fastball without any movement?


Thinking back to the start of the season, the Padres were hoping to make a pennant run with a pitching rotation of Peavy, Young, Maddux, Randy Wolf and eventually Mark Prior.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen!


kareem said...

The Padres rotation is in deep trouble; if the season was not already over it certainly is now. Hopefully, Maddux can have one more playoff run with the Dodgers as he nears the end of his career.

Anonymous said...

Peavy pitched horribly last night. Does that mean the Padres now have NO starting pitchers? Terrible!!!