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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 drinking.
After coming back from Edinson Volquez‘ (hopefully) last appearance as a Friar Friday night, the Padres and Eric Stults came ever so close to beating Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs Saturday night. But — as the saying goes — close is only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, as the Padres lost 3-2.
The season series with the Cubs ends today at 1:10pm PDT with Andrew Cashner dressing the deer against Chris Rusin.
Stults solid, but Samardzija limits Padres – AJ Cassavell (MLB.com)
Forsythe error costly in loss to Cubs - Bill Center (UT San Diego)
”Stultsy did his part. Samardzija was just a little bit better.”
Bud Black on Eric Stults night. (Fox Sports San Diego)
“Venable has a lot of momentum, a lot of confidence. He’s swinging great. When they make mistakes, he’s swinging, he’s not taking them. And he’s squaring them up.”
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After arguably the worst start of his career, the San Diego Padres have cried “uncle” and designated starting pitcher Edinson Volquez for assignment. Volquez, 30, was acquired in a multi-player deal after the regular season in 2011 and has appeared in 59 games for the Padres between 2012 and 2013. All 59 games were ones he had started.
Volquez struggled considerably this season...
As the season winds down, it seems that the Padres front office has slowly started to move into action as another young face will be making their Major League Debut with the Padres this season. The sixth rookie to make such a debut, actually. With the recent designation of starting pitcher Edinson Volquez and now speculation of Carlos Quentin potentially hitting the DL, the Padres...
It’s rare that a baseball team dumps its Opening Day starter in the middle of a season, but that’s just what the San Diego Padres did on Saturday. The Padres designated Edinson Volquez for assignment which means he’s more than likely done with the franchise. The team now has 10 days to release him.
Volquez was San Diego’s Opening Day starter in each of the past two seasons...
Yesterday, we posted a question on our Facebook page asking you all, “At this point in the season, how do you feel when Volquez takes the mound for the #Padres?”
Once again, your response was awesome as we received 61 comments.
Currently, the Padres sit 18.0 games out of first place in the NL West and 14.5 games behind the NL Wild Card leaders. They have 34 games left to play...
The AZL Padres enjoyed an outstanding start from Pete Kelich and a strong performance from Franmil Reyes in their 9-4 victory. The Emeralds and the Missions struggled offensively while the T-Pads and the TinCaps each won by 3 runs.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Franmil Reyes
Pitching Player of the Day: Joe Ross/Pete Kelich
Tucson Padres 9, Tacoma Rainiers 6
Dan Robertson-CF: 1...
SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- Jedd Gyorko went 3-4 with two home runs and four RBI’s leading the Padres to a 8-6 comeback win over the Cubs Friday...The post Gyorko leads the Padres to a 8-6 comeback win over the Cubs appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.
Will Venable and Jedd Gyorko are having the August that Chase Headley had last season.
Venable homered deep into the right field seats with one out in the seventh inning Friday night at Petco Park to break a 6-6 tie and lead the Padres to an 8-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
An inning later Jedd Gyorko hit his second homer of the game as the Padres overcame a six-run deficit ...
Last night did not start off well for the Padres. As Ron Burgundy would’ve put it, “that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand, fast.” The Cubs got on the board early scoring six runs in the first and forcing Padres starter, Edinson Volquez out of the the ballgame after recording only two outs. Fortunately, that would be all the Cubbies would score as the Padres...
About the only good thing that the Cubs have going for them right now is some core young guys that should make them better in the future. The same could be said about the Padres as well. The Padres ran into one of those guys last night in the form of Jeff Samardzija. He was able to limit the Padres only to two runs through eight innings. While they did try to mount another comeback...
If you’re really into “throwing out the first ball” or honorary “throwing out the first pitch,” then we have some really big news for you via the San Diego Padres.
At Petco Park in San Diego yesterdayVAVi Sport and Social Club did a new twist onMLB’s honorary first pitch with a kickball rollout.
As far as we know, this is the first time a “non-baseball” pitch has...
I have a question for all of you, the loyal congregation. “Were you not entertained?” Wow what a week end by our Padres. They pretty much turned in every kind of game possible from the monumental comeback to the pitcher’s duel and finally the bizarre. But as the dust settled, they were victorious over the Cubs, taking two of three to win the series and finish their longest...
The San Diego Padres' bullpen didn't have a very restful weekend.
The Arizona Diamondbacks' weary relief corps can certainly relate.
Following a 15-inning victory on Sunday afternoon, the Padres head to Phoenix looking to further derail the hopes of the fading and potentially drained Diamondbacks.
The Padres (59-71) put their bullpen to work early on Friday after starter...
Jeff Samardzija pumped his fist vigorously Saturday night after working out of a major jam in the eighth inning.
Samardzija released his emotions after striking out the Padres' Logan Forsythe with the bases loaded as the Chicago Cubs held on for a 3-2 win.
“He bore down and got two huge outs" manager Dale Sveum said after Samardzija (8-11) retired Jedd Gyorko on a fly...