Found September 03, 2013 on
I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to post this recently, I’ve been sick. Anyways, here’s the Round-Up: San Antonio and Lake Elsinore both put up double-digits on the scoreboard in their respective victories. The T-Pads won a close 1 run game while the TinCaps enjoyed a solid 6-1 victory. Eugene was the only team to lose and they were blown out 15-1.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Tommy Medica/Bridger Hunt
Pitching Player of the Day: Justin Hancock
Tucson Padres 3, Las Vegas 51s 2
Dan Robertson-CF: 0-4
Gregorio Petit-SS: 1-4, 2B, Run scored
Mike Wilson-RF: 1-4
Ben Francisco-LF: 1-4, 2B, RBI, K
Cody Decker-C: 1-4, RBI, K
Jason Lane-P: 3-3
Jason Lane-SP: 7.0 IP, 7H, 2ER, BB, 2K
Brad Brach-RP: 1.0 IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K (W, 4-3)
Miles Mikolas-RP: 1.0 IP, 0H, 0R, 2K (S, 25)
Notes: Jason Lane got it done with his arm and his bat in this game. Lane paced the T-Pads with a perfect 3-3 night while also delivering a quality start. 8 of Brad Brach’s last 10 appearances with the T-Pads have been ...
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The Padres September call-ups continued in full swing Tuesday afternoon, after the club had announced that right-handed pitchers Anthony Bass, Brad Boxberger and Brad Brach had all been called up from Triple-A Tucson to be added to the San Diego Bullpen. The Padres also announced Monday afternoon that righty Burch Smith was also called up from Tucson and that he may be given a chance...
The Padres handed out another contract late in a season. However, unlike the Huston Street and Carlos Quentin deals, the 2013 version should draw little criticism.
The organization bought out the remaining 2 arbitration years for Will Venable. Total dollars: $8.5 million. There are quite a few reasons why this deal is a solid investment for the team.
First, Venable likely is...
“Hey, why don’t you guys just get together and form some sort of megablog?” – any number of people I know, over the last few years
Around New Year’s Day, Rick of RJ’s Fro sent us a message asking what we thought of this very idea. A great idea, I thought. One that’d been discussed, but nobody ever got off of their butt to get the ball rolling. Kind of a theme which...
SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- This season with the help of the Padres affiliates, San Diego Sporting News will be covering the Padres minor league affiliates from Low-A...The post SDSN™: Padres Daily Minor League Recap 9/1: Dean Anna wins the 2013 Pacific Coast League batting title appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.
Hitter of the month:
RF – Will Venable
August totals: 367/395/697 – 4 HR, 9 2B, 20 RBI
This one was pretty easy. The guy who has been frustrating Padre fans for half a decade with his superb talent and a dearth of consistency has finally been consistent. In fact, Venable has been about the only Padre who can make that claim in 2013. With the exception of a rough middle...
Since August first the Padre organization and their fans have gotten a sneak-peak at what may well prove to be an effective starting rotation next season. Youngsters Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross have shown off their tremendous upsides and are rapidly developing into solid starters with top-of-the-rotation potential. Meanwhile, trade deadline acquisition Ian Kennedy has flashed some...
The Padres have locked up outfielder Will Venable to a contract extension, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com. The deal is for two-years and worth $8.5 million. He will make $4.25 million in 2014 and $4.25 million in 2015. The extension will also cover Venable's final two years of arbitration, according to the Padres.
Venable, 30, is having one of his best years at the big...
When San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso initially suffered his hand injury, there was expectation that he would be shut down for a few days and ultimately sidelined for roughly a week. Since then, it's been revealed that Alonso's dealing with more of an issue than originally thought, and it's now not clear when he'll be able to rejoin the Padres, according...
On the face of it, extending Will Venable for two years and $8.5 million — as the Padres have done today — is a no-brainer. Even before this year’s mini-breakout, Venable has spent four years being worth something close to two wins per year. Despite the decline coming for the thirty-year-old outfielder, he can most […]
SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- The Padres defeat the Giants 3-2. The game started out scoreless until the 5th when the Padres scored two runs off Bumgarner on...The post Padres edge out the Giants 3-2 appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.
The Padres were unable to get any scoring going again as they dropped the third and final game against the Dodgers. This was another game of great starting pitching that was ultimately wasted by no run support and someone in the bullpen giving up the winning run. That is two games in a row now that the Padres have lost to a 2-1 score; two games that they should have won. Padres are...
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were (day) drinking.
The Padres earned themselves a nice little 4-1 win on Labor Day helping them to pull even with the San Francisco Giants at 61-76. Ian Kennedy pitched well and the Padres did just enough against Barry Zito to get some runs on the board...
I am stealing a segment from Real Time with Bill Maher – New Rule: no more running on Yasiel Puig.
So Saturday night San Diego Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner hit a single to right field which made Rene Rivera commit to running to home plate from second base. Keep in mind that there were already two outs with the Padres up 1-0 so maybe it could be argued that Rivera should have stayed...
Hunter Renfroe finished his amateur career with a bang. The 21-year-old outfielder was one of the top players in the college ranks, hitting a robust .345, with 16 home runs, at Mississippi State. The San Diego Padres were impressed. They took him with the 13th overall pick in the June draft. Renfroe’s tool kit includes […]
Last month, Avenging Jack Murphy wrote about removing distractions and concentrating on the game at hand. It was very well thought out and informative.
This is not going to be anything close to well thought out. As far as informative, that is a matter of opinion.
Say hello to my stream of consciousness.
As the season winds down, and the Padres fight to stay out of last place in...