MLB: Tonight’s Padres Game Might Really Suck

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13: Jarred Cosart #55 of the San Diego Padres pitches in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 13, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Steve Gilbert really wants you to know the Padres are tired.

Things are going OK with the 5-9 San Diego Padres, who are pretty bad, but thusfar have been watchable. Tonight, however, MLB.com wants you to know they might really suck against the Arizona Diamondbacks. How so?

Red-eye flight in bold letters. Jarred Cosart—he of a 6 ERA last season and 4.52 ERA the one before that—’s name.

The More >> links into a story from MLB Diamondbacks writer Steve Gilbert, who includes the following as the first of three things to know about in his game preview:

This translates roughly thusly: Baseball is a long-ass grind, and we’re courteously letting you know that dudes are going to be tired and jet-lagged and might mail it in tonight. Plus Jarred Cosart is pitching.

I just bought two tickets for the game. Gonna be a blast.

 

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