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.

Like sands through the hour glass so are the days of a baseball season. As fall approaches, we collectively wait for winter and wonder what will come to pass from the San Diego Padres’ front office. Until that time is upon us revel in what you’ve learned this season from this Japanese art form:

  1. We are not very good poets here at Padres Public. But if you approach our rate of success in terms of batting average you’ll see that we have a lot of Yonder Alonso in us.
  2. Holy crap! There are 26 weeks in a baseball season? Whoa! I guess that makes sense I’ve just never thought about it in terms of weeks.

Let’s haiku one last time . . .

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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.

In this weeks Haikuarrhea there will be no Breaking Bad spoilers and I even refuse to spoil the awful Dexter finale for you. But I will tell you that (spoiler alert) the Padres went 4-3 this past week (a winning record!). First they took 3 out of 4 from the playoff bound Pirates in Pittsburgh, but then dropped 2 out of 3 to the Dodgers at home over the weekend.

Pitching was the bright spot as Andrew Cashner, Eric Stults, Tyson Ross, Robbie Erlin and Burch Smith all had solid outings. Ian Kennedy was the lone blip on the radar as his numbers on the road continue to suffer (3.2 IP/6 ER on Thursday). On offense Jedd Gyorko told Geoff Young to “suck it” and took 6 walks for the week which accounts for 20% of his entire season total.

HAIKU!

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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 . . .

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In an effort to stay close to our roots, the staff at Padres Public, will offer-up a haiku each Monday (sorry – I’m late) 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 had a weird week. They were swept by the Dodgers but had two losses by scores of 2-1. Then they took the series against the Giants two games to one and followed it up with a sweep of the Rockies. Weird, wild, stuff.

So weird, we wrote some haikus about it. Like to hear ’em? Hear they go.

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In an effort to stay close to our roots, the staff at Padres Public, will offer-up a haiku each Monday (sorry – I’m late) 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.

This last week was not without challenges for the Padres. They won only once and dropped three games by a margin of 1 run. Despite a couple of fantastic pitching performances the Dodgers still steam-rolled the Padres, sending them home to battle the Giants for last place.

Let’s haiku!

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In an effort to stay close to our roots, the staff at Padres Public, will offer-up a haiku each Monday (sorry – I’m late) 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 won a series against the Cubs in laughable fashion (15 innings) and had a decent* week by their standards. Will Venable continued his hot streak and Edinson Volquez received his walking papers after failing to get out of the first inning in his last start.

* used very liberally.

Let’s explore the highs and lows using haiku.

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In an effort to stay close to our roots, the staff at Padres Public, will offer-up a haiku each Monday (sorry – I’m late) 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.

In a week that saw the Padres win 3 and lose 5 most of the attention centered around Will Venable who was named the N.L. player of the week. Not surprisingly, most of the haiku submissions this week centered around the hot hitting RF/CF who turns 31 in October.

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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 were swept by the Orioles in a short 2 game set at Petco Park and then traveled to Cincinnati where they dropped 2 out of 3 to the Reds. During the 19th week there existed some fine pitching and what could only be described as an abomination in regards to hitting.

Yay. Let’s haiku.

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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 picked up Ian Kennedy along with series victories against the Reds and Yankees – not bad at all. Everth Cabrera should receive his 50 game season ending suspension today. Alright then.

Let’s haiku . . .

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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 went 5 and 2 this week and things seem to be finally clicking with Chase Headley and Carlos Quentin at the plate. Tyson Ross was the star on the mound. The trade deadline is Wednesday. WHAT WILL HAPPEN!?!?

HAIKU!!

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