Friday, October 1, 2010
Going to San Francisco
Three games to go, and, as I wrote yesterday, the Padres are desperate for offense. You know it's not your day when Xavier Nady decides he needs to sacrifice bunt as the No. 5 hitter and that leads to the only run. I was there in 1996 when the Padres swept the final series in Los Angeles to win the NL West title. Those Padres had the inside track to the wild-card berth, giving them a safety net. The Braves all but took that away this week by sweeping the Marlins. Adrian Gonzalez said the Padres should swing hard and not worry about manufacturing runs. Why not? What do they have to lose? Earlier on Thursday, West Coast Bias visited the NL West, and revisited David Eckstein's career.