Padres baptize the Giants- we were swamped by the 5-0 loss Game 76

First Giants fans we met at the Omni

First Giants fans we met at the Omni

Away game 76, with 5 to go, did not get off to a good series start. It was all over after Hudson’s disastrous 1st inning, allowing 4 hits, and a walk, which gave the Padres all they needed to coast all of the way, which they did. Despagne pitched a scoreless 7 innings with 94 pitches. The 3 relievers kept the game scoreless for the Giants, who could only get 3 hits and 1 walk, for a no spark offense. So there is not much to talk about. There were only 4 innings when more than 3 Giants came to the plate. Those innings had one 1 extra batter. So it was a 5-0 stinker, to open the series. Hudson settled down, but the Giants could not come up with the big hit- or any hit.

We will have to win the next two, to come off with the series, which is always our prime continuous objective.

Now for the ladies view- It was a busy day for the Steinbergs. San Diego is the Giants home away from home. We explored the Omni and Bert envisioned himself as the big leagurer he always wanted to be.

Omni hotel with lots of baseball memorabilia.

Omni hotel with lots of baseball memorabilia.

The Steinbergs talk baseball with a father and son who share the love of the game.

The Steinbergs talk baseball with a father and son who share the love of the game.

We met one of the pitchers wives, and she and her family were gracious enough to spend their lunch hour talking to us. We did confirm that our take on the celebrity status of being a major leagurer was not fun. Having to stay in a hotel room except when you are working, is life being in prison, albeit an upscale prison. You have to choose between not being hounded, and not leaving the room.
We met a bunch of Giants fans pre-game and were all hopeful for a Giants win.

Fellow Giants fans from San Mateo.

Fellow Giants fans from San Mateo.

We all expected to win this one.

We all expected to win this one.

We arrived early and hoped for an autograph, but there were so many Giants fans in the stadium I gave up. I did watch Bochy’s son warm up. Given the outcome of the game he would have been a better choice as a starter last night.

Bert didn't bring a jacket so was stuck wearing his blue sweater....this is not a great choice when playing the Padres and Dodgers

Bert didn’t bring a jacket so was stuck wearing his blue sweater….this is not a great choice when playing the Padres and Dodgers

We watched the pregame tribute to the Native Americans pre-game.

Native American dancers reminded me of the drumming skills of my Lakota friends in Texas.

Native American dancers reminded me of the drumming skills of my Lakota friends in Texas.

The Padres mascot just doesn’t seem like a mascot you can play with. I grew up in the Catholic church, and having a care free time and a religious figure seems out-of-place at a ball game.

Padres mascot greets fans

Padres mascot greets fans

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We were pleased

We sit with these Gamer babes in section 114 at home

We sit with these Gamer babes in section 114 at home

to see that the gamer “Angels” who sit behind us at AT&T were behind us a Petco. It made us feel at home.
Bert had a Friar frank for dinner, and had a bit of a belly ache afterward. I opted to wait for the cake we had back at the room. It was not a healthy eating day, but the diet begins after the 81 adventure.

We ended up with a loss, but began with a greeting by a young fan who recognized us from TV. Hope he brings us the luck we need to get a win.

Maybe this young fan will be the next Bert and be traveling to ball parks in his 90's

Maybe this young fan will be the next Bert and be traveling to ball parks in his 90’s

2 comments

  1. eronat3

    Enjoying the blog as always. Keeping fingers crossed for the Giants but it’s going to take an LA miracle to win the division. Good to talk on the phone. See you soon.

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