Found June 28, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
On Tuesday night, Kip Wells started a big-league game for the first time since October 2009.  By starting for the Padres, Wells became the 13th San Diego pitcher to do so this season. Unsurprisingly, San Diego leads the league in starters used (by two), and could set history. Since the 1998 expansion, no team has used more than 17 starters in a single season. Three teams, however, have reached 17: the 2003 Reds, the 2004 Rangers, and the 2006 Royals. The Padres’ pace is blowing those three teams away: The Royals were the earliest to use a 14th starter (July 29), leaving the Padres with a month’s time between now and then to catch up. Even if San Diego enters August without using another starter, they still stand a chance of tying or breaking the record. Look no further than the Rangers, who used four new starters after August 1, or the Reds, who used eight. With the trade deadline upcoming and the potential thereafter for the Padres to try out some younger arms, like Casey Ke...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Padres' Bats Power A Pair Of Comeback Wins.

The Padres split a series with the Astros that relied heavily on the long ball for both teams. San Diego won the first game in extra innings after Jesus Guzman hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth only to Houston tie the game in the bottom half of the inning with a homer of their own. After losing second game where Kip Wells surrendered two big-flies in a 5-3 loss, Clayton Richard...

Padres recall hard-throwing righty Cashner

The Padres recalled ight-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner from Double-A San Antonio and optioned right-hander Brad Brach to Triple-A Tucson. Cashner, 25, was optioned to San Antonio on June 10 after his first start with the Padres in Milwaukee one day before. He made 27 relief appearances for the Padres this season, going 3-3 with a 3.81 ERA and 34 strikeouts and 18 walks in 28 games...

Daily Friar 6.28.12

Clayton Richard pitched a gem last night. 7 innings of 2 hit ball. The only problem is that one of the hits was a homerun. Now when your starting pitcher puts up only 1 run you expect to win. Especially since the previous two games were played with 8 runs and 3 runs respectively. However, this is the Padres and when your pitcher pitches a gem you don't put up any offense. At...

Dodgers, Padres Discussing Chase Headley

A few days ago I suggested the Dodgers should turn their attention towards Chase Headley, after missing out on Kevin Youkilis. To my surprise I see that Jon Heyman is writing about the Dodgers talking business with their division rivals about acquiring the young third baseman. Let me preface what I am about to say, by saying that I don't think Headley is the answer...

San Diego's Cashner stellar in reincarnation as a starter

Even while he was away at Double-A San Antonio for 17 days, right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner created as much interest as any Padre this season. Acquired from the Cubs last January in a trade that sent first base prospect Anthony Rizzo to the Cubs, the lanky 6-foot-6 Cashner drew immediate interest in spring training simply for throwing triple-digit fastballs and 90 mph changeups...

Daily Friar 6.29.12

Last night was the Padres team that I wanted to see all season. Down 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning it looked all but over. But a little rally and some RISP hitting and we put up a six spot to take a commanding lead. And who would have thought that with the bases loaded the tying run would come in with Carlos Quentin not making contact with the ball. Instead he got hit by a...

Daily Friar 6.27.12

The problem I've been having with the pitching staff this year, besides the fact that it's a revolving door, is that they have a hard time getting out of unnecessary jams. Case in point last night, Kip Wells throws the ball away during a possible double play chance. Instead of locking down and getting the next two outs like a good pitcher would, the Astros got the better...

Young fan catches foul ball in a popcorn bucket at Astros Game

Thursday night during the Houston Astros-San Diego Padres game at Minute Maid Park, a boy caught a foul ball, using his tub of popcorn.Check out this dude's creative foul ball snag:Your browser does not support iframes.Get the latest Thigh updates by following us on Facebook & Twitter.a2a_linkname=document.title;a2a_linkurl=location.href;

Padres 7, Astros 3

Alexi Amarista launched a grand slam for his first major league homer, capping a six-run rally in the ninth inning off Houston closer Brett Myers and lifting the San Diego Padres over the Astros 7-3 Thursday night. Andrew Cashner held Houston hitless for six innings in only his third big league start. Carlos Lee broke up the bid with a one-out single in the seventh and Brian Bogusevic...

Young fan at Padres-Astros game throws baseball back onto field (Video)

We've had an epidemic recently in the major leagues of young fans being given baseballs only to throw them back onto the field, and it happened again Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park as the Houston Astros hosted the San Diego Padres. Your browser does not support iframes. In the top of the second inning, Padres batter Yonder Alonso hit the foul ball into the stands on...

Padres hit Myers for six-run 9th in loss

HOUSTON (AP) -- Alexi Amarista launched a grand slam for his first major league homer, capping a six-run rally in the ninth inning off Houston closer Brett Myers and lifting the San Diego Padres over the Astros 7-3 Thursday night. Andrew Cashner held Houston hitless for six innings in only his third big league start. Carlos Lee broke up the bid with a one-out single in the seventh...

Mets Targeting Huston Street?

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets are actively looking for bullpen help and have inquired about Padres RHP Huston Street, This comes a couple of days after Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, who first reported the Mets were going to contact the San Diego Padres to inquire about Huston Street and also consider other candidates like Grant Balfour and Brett...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.