Setting the rotation? …
I don’t have all the details yet today but Walter Silva, who was scheduled to start tonight’s game against the Brewers, won’t start after all. Shawn Hill will start and hopes to go four or so innings.
What does this mean? It appears to me the Padres, if they don’t add a pitcher here soon, are starting to formulate what their starting rotation will be for the first week of the season now that Cha Seung Baek (right forearm strain) is out.
Here’s what I’m thinking, and again, we haven’t talked to manager Bud Black yet. We should in the next two hours.
Monday vs. Dodgers: Jake Peavy, as it always would have been.
Tuesday vs. Dodgers: Chris Young, as it always would have been.
Wednesday vs. Dodgers: Silva, if he throws Friday, his turn would be Wednesday.
Thursday vs. Dodgers: Kevin Correia, if he throws Saturday, his turn would be Thursday.
Friday vs. Giants: Shawn Hill, who starts tonight, Tuesday. The question is will be stretched out enough to give the team at least five innings.
Today’s lineup vs. Milwaukee, 7:05 p.m. Chan. 4:
CF, Jody Gerut
2B, David Eckstein
RF, Brian Giles
1B, Adrian Gonzalez
3B, Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF, Chase Headley
C, Henry Blanco
SS, Luis Rodriguez
SP, Shawn Hill (maybe up to four innings). Possible relievers: Luke Gregerson, Duaner Sanchez, Heath Bell and Edwin Moreno.