SAN DIEGO — Don't expect Padre Manager Larry Bowa to quiet down.
"That's just my makeup," said Bowa, who was ejected during Monday's 13-6 loss to the Giants. "I know it's a detriment a lot of times. I can't change. I don't try to change anybody's personality. Whatever I do, I go full bore. That's my style. When I go home, I'm drained."
Umpire Bob Engel ruled that Padre Tim Flannery had slid too far out of the base line to break up a force at second. Shortstop Matt Williams threw the ball into the first-base dugout, but Engel already had called the double play.
Televised replays showed that Flannery had slid too far out of the base line. However, Bowa and Flannery reasoned that double plays often are not called on such slides.
Said Flannery, who had the closest view of Bowa: "His eyes were huge. It was scary."
Catcher Mark Parent had just returned from a shopping trip on a day off Monday in Las Vegas when his apartment manager told him he had an urgent phone call.
Parent was informed he had one hour to catch a flight to San Diego to replace Bruce Bochy, who was being placed on the disabled list. Parent hurriedly packed, caught his flight and arrived at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium just in time to see the first three Padre batters hit home runs.
This was the first time Parent, who has spent eight spring trainings in the Padres' major league camp, had joined the team in the regular season before September. His only major league experience was last September.
"As long as I've been with San Diego, I've never had a spot where a catcher got hurt and somebody was called up," Parent said. "I hope Bochy recovers, but it's nice to be here."
Parent said it took him two days to recover from the shock when he was the last Padre cut this spring. He was batting .308 (4 for 13) at Las Vegas when the Padres called.
Bowa had hoped to use Goose Gossage in the middle innings Monday. However, Gossage couldn't pitch because of his rib cage injury.
"The thing that's discouraging," Bowa said, "is he threw Sunday in Cincinnati and felt great. He threw about 10 pitches (Monday) night and couldn't go. You don't want to DL him (put him on the disabled list) and have him be fine the next day."
Without Gossage, Lance McCullers is the only right-hander available in the bullpen.