The Nats Blog: While the Nats make the Padres look good, the Padres are struggling none the less, were you expecting better going into this year?
Gas Lamp Ball: We weren't just expecting, we were like the octo-mom. The team sucked last year and things only got worse in the off season. We only hoped that the team would play with some passion, that lasted a few weeks. Now they'll roll over for anybody. They completely gave up about a month ago.
TNB: Adrian Gonzalez is greatly underrated around the country, how well is he received as a homegrown boy from San Diego?
GLB: He's alright, he had a hot start but he's sucked this past month, so now he's a bit overrated. Evidently he's been chasing the Padres consecutive game streak, which nobody cares about except him. I guess he needs to chase some goals if winning isn't a realistic option.
TNB: What’s the status on Peavy’s injury? Is there any chance he gets moved before the break?
GLB: He's still faking the injury just fine, getting schmoozed by GMs throughout the National League. He's done for the year. He needs to get healthy for a trade this off season.
TNB: What do the Padres need to do to be successful this series against the Nationals?
GLB: They need to redefine success so that completing tasks like "ground into double play" and "leave men on base" count as successful events.
TNB: What do the Nationals need to do to be successful this series against the Padres?
GLB:They need to show up and that might be enough.....
TNB: What is your favorite all time Padres memory?
GLB: I always look back fondly on the last game of the 96 season when the Padres swept the Dodgers to win the NL West by one game.