Haikuarrhea: Week 24 in Padres Baseball

In an effort to stay close to our roots, the staff at Padres Public, will offer-up a haiku each Monday to describe the previous week in Padres Baseball. Restricting our feelings to 3 lines and 17 syllables to describe a week of play is a massive undertaking, but (un) fortunately, we are more than up to the task.

The Padres are 68-80 and just finished the week with a 3-3 record on an East Coast swing through Philadelphia and Atlanta. It doesn’t sound too impressive but, as is often the case with baseball, we must dig beneath the surface to find the discarded bodies of Hank Schrader and Steve Gomez. Or something like that.

Andrew Cashner and Burch Smith had fantastic starts, Chase Headley remembered how to hit, and a young fella named Tommy Medica looked alright swinging the bat. Not bad news as we head towards 2014.

Let’s haiku . . .

Son of a Duck

Gyorko drew a walk.

Then he drew another one.

What’s the deal with that?

The Sacrifice Bunt (Melvin)

Burch Smith dominates

Medica punishes balls

Where is Dean Anna?

Vocal Minority (Nate)

Headley homers thrice

He’s gonna be great next year

Lock him up, Byrnesie

Avenging Jack Murphy

My genuine sense

Is that Chase is a good dude

Really stoked for him

Ghost of Ray Kroc

Phanatic antics.

For once, Mud got to let loose.

Dick was not amused.

Vocal Minority (David)

Three Headley homers

Injuries affect players

Below Average

Guest-ku

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