Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Ibanez, Andruw, Pena

On this date seven years ago, six Astros pitchers combined to no-hit the Yankees in Yankee Stadium. Roy Oswalt started the game but had to leave after just one inning of work because of a groin issue. He was relieved by Pete Munro and then Kirk Saarloos before the three headed bullpen monster of Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel, and Billy Wagner closed things out. It ended the Yankees' streak of 6,980 games with at least one hit.

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17 Comments on "Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Ibanez, Andruw, Pena"


Guest
5 years 2 months ago

Andruw Jones could be perfect for the Padres, but hopefully the ballpark won’t kill him.

coolstorybro222
5 years 2 months ago

isn’t Petco basically a smaller Rangers stadium?

coolstorybro222
5 years 2 months ago

isn’t Petco basically a smaller Rangers stadium?

Yankees420
5 years 2 months ago

I was at that game, I was sitting in Steinbrenner’s seats right next to the dugout, prior to the start I got Matsui’s autograph and my little brother was give a Soriano foul ball. Soriano actually reached base on a passed ball strikeout.

Yankees420
5 years 2 months ago

Also, I agree with River Ave. Blues that we only need minor pieces, a bullpen arm would help, maybe Cashman calls Kenny and sees what it’ll take to get Putz. I personally don’t mind using Posada as the primary DH and having Cervelli start most games at C, the kid has tenacity and excellent defense, plus Posada will probably be the primary DH next season anyway so now is a good time to transition him, and if N. Johnson comes back then we have a good problem. Pena seems like a capable fill in as long as it’s once a week, but if someone gets injured I would like to see an MI upgrade over Pena.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

Pena’s season isn’t that odd. Players like him often fall off a cliff around his age.

5 years 2 months ago

Well when Andruw was with the Braves he crushed the ball in San Diego, in fact I’m pretty sure he hit one of the longest homeruns in Petco Park history. He can still play the outfield, but his numbers have plummeted because of a neck injury and little to no at bats recently. If anything he could provide a low risk power bat!

Yankees420
5 years 2 months ago

I think the Padres should look at Austin Kearns, he has doubles power in Petco and I’m pretty sure his defense is solid, plus I doubt he’d cost a lot in prospects.

5 years 2 months ago

I agree, Kearns will probably be on many teams list this trade deadline… So far a good sign for the Indians, especially if they move him to a desperate contender.

Yankees420
5 years 2 months ago

Yeah I think there will be a mini bidding war for Kearns, as long as his production stays near where it’s at now.

5 years 2 months ago

I agree, Kearns will probably be on many teams list this trade deadline… So far a good sign for the Indians, especially if they move him to a desperate contender.

Muggi
5 years 2 months ago

Sad to see Ibanez fall so far so fast, but when the facts are laid plain like Phillies Nation does…they’re right. Raul’s time has come.

Muggi
5 years 2 months ago

Sad to see Ibanez fall so far so fast, but when the facts are laid plain like Phillies Nation does…they’re right. Raul’s time has come.

5 years 2 months ago

I still have not read anywhere a plausible explanation as to how Ibanez lost his power so suddenly. To go from 35+ homers to 3 or whatever, it just makes no sense.The reason there are no writers dealing with this is mainly because the majority of baseball writers are followers rather than leaders, and many are so out of touch with current happenings that they haven’t a clue whats going on. The rookie of the year voting in the NL last year was a prime example of this.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

Bat only guys fall off suddenly in their thirties all the time. Like Travis Hafner. It’s just a regular pattern.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

Bat only guys fall off suddenly in their thirties all the time. Like Travis Hafner. It’s just a regular pattern.

5 years 2 months ago

I still have not read anywhere a plausible explanation as to how Ibanez lost his power so suddenly. To go from 35+ homers to 3 or whatever, it just makes no sense.The reason there are no writers dealing with this is mainly because the majority of baseball writers are followers rather than leaders, and many are so out of touch with current happenings that they haven’t a clue whats going on. The rookie of the year voting in the NL last year was a prime example of this.