I had just flown back to CA and was unpacking while the game was on in the background. Every time CC gave up a hit to the weak-hitting Padres I cringed. I think Michael Kay said he’d never lost to the Padres during his short career in the NL, so last night was a first in a season of so many disappointments for the big guy. What’s there left to say about him? He’s had ample time to figure out what’s wrong, but maybe it’s just the loss of velocity and wear and tear and an inability to locate where he wants to. If his problem is that he misses Cervelli as his valet catcher, he’s out of luck there; sounds like Cisco is about to be suspended.
It was nice to see Granderson again. That was something positive. But Joba’s painful to watch, truly. And sad to say the A-Rod situation does hover. This “any day now” saga that MLB has put everybody through is ridiculous. Just issue the suspensions and let the players who want to appeal do their thing, and let’s get on with it already.