Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Winning Road Trip

Padres win 5-4.

- It's the first time they've won 4 in a row on the road since August 15-19, 2010 (against San Fran and the Cubs).  It's also the first time they've won 4 in a row period since that trip.
- It's the first time they've won consecutive series this season.  It's the first time they've won consecutive series since taking 2 of 3 from the Dodgers and Reds last September (9/21 to 9/26, specifically).
- It's the first time Heath Bell has saved 4 consecutive games in 4 consecutive days since August 10-13, 2010 (Pirates and Giants).
- Mat Latos has put together 3 consecutive quality starts, and is starting to look more and more like his 2010 self.
- Ryan Ludwick has risen from the dead.  Over his last 16 games (not including tonight) he's hit .364/.380/.545.
- Brad Hawpe must have had the tomb next to him.  Since 24 April (again not including tonight) he's hitting .308/.368/.500.

This is the first winning trip of any kind this season (I don't count the first 3 games of the season as a trip, it was only one series).  Maybe things are finally looking up.

No Podcast tonight.  Today's my last day on active duty and I'm going to celebrate a little bit.

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