It wasn't the cleanest game, at least at the start of it, but the Padres ended up dominating the Phillies, winning 6-1, with a 2 run homer from Nick Hundley capping off the scoring. Hudson tripled, once again showing signs of life, giving credence to the idea that the DFA talks have lit a fire under him. The Padres struck out a season low two times today (1 each from Kotsay and pitcher Anthony Bass) and despite 3 errors, looked like a team poised to compete.
I've liked seeing the intensity and all around better baseball the last 2 games. It seems as if they are a different team then has played the previous 2 weeks. They have a day off Monday, followed by a 3 game set against the Nationals. I'm hoping to see more of what we've seen this weekend. The Padres have won only 5 of their first 17 games this season, but their Pythagorean theorem suggests they should have won 3-4 more games thus far. They have been in most games this year, but sloppy play and little contribution from certain areas (that means you Bartlett, Hudson) have led to early futility. Lets hope what we have seen from them this weekend is what we will see more of.