...and then I watched Gregerson and Meredith give up a game that the Padres should have won.
Why would Kevin Towers feel the need to stockpile arms in the minor league system? Because he employs a bunch of guys who can't get hitters out, that's why.
Check this out:
After Tony Clark hit into the double play in the eighth, the Padres had a 87% chance of winning this game. Chad Tracy homers, and you know the rest.
Now to be fair, the number of pitchers who could throw scoreless innings was severely depleted after yesterday's 13 inning affair. But if you pitch in the majors, you get paid to GET HITTERS OUT. Not to lay a belt-high fastball over the inner half to a left-handed hitter that feasts on that kind of pitching.
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