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Headley hit by pitch after calling time

Your browser does not support iframes. San Diego Padres batter Chase Headley was hit by a pitch after calling for time during the first inning of Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester was beginning his delivery of the 0-1 pitch when Headley asked for time and was permitted time by umpire Doug Eddings. However, Lester threw the pitch...

Happy Independence Day: Let’s Celebrate Vinny Castilla

The San Diego Padres have had only one player in franchise history born on the 4th of July: third baseman, Vinny Castilla. On Independence Day*, America’s birthday, Vinny Castilla was born into this world. In Oaxaca, Mexico As San Diego contended for a division title throughout the summer of 2006, Vinny Castilla struggled mightily during his 72 game stint as a Padre. On July 17th...

Blast From the Past: 12 Steps for Being a Recovering Padres Fan

Writer’s block. I haz it. Writer’s block is a hideous ***** goddess. I decided to go back in my rather small archive of past writings to find some sort of inspiration. I first wrote the 12 Steps for Being a Recovering Padres Fan in January of 2011. Then I rewrote it last September, after the Giants clinched the division on their way to winning a second World Series in three...

Everth Cabrera set to start for Padres on Friday

San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera (hamstring) is ready to come off the DL and get back in the starting lineup, according to manager Bud Black. MLB.com's Corey Brock spoke to Black, who also said that Cabrera would hit leadoff on his return. #Padres SS Everth Cabrera will join the team on Friday in DC. And he will be in the starting lineup, hitting leadoff, per...

Tucson's Dean Anna catching some notice with hot bat and slick glove.

The San Diego Padres have twenty-five players on the major league roster. Twenty-five and maybe, just maybe, every year there are two or three openings that may pop up. Here is the problem; over one hundred and fifty players, albeit in different stages of development, are within the organizations minor leagues so the odds are not great at making it to Petco Park. So you can imagine...

While You Were Drinking: Game 85 (SD vs. BOS)

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. It was another rough one to watch last night, as the Padres lost in walk-off fashion 2-1 to extend their losing streak to 5 games. Edinson Volquez went 6 strong innings but the offense and bullpen spoiled his birthday win. The Padres are...

MadFriars' June Players of the Month

MadFriars June Player of the Month Every month, MadFriars looks at the best performers across the Padres minor league system. Each full-season affiliate had a winning record in June with Lake Elsinore leading the way at 16-11. Several high-profile players broke out during the month, giving plenty of reason for optimism for the future. Note that while short-season rookie leagues started...

While You Were Drinking: Game 84 (SD vs. BOS)

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. The Padres dropped the opener at Fenway Park by a score of 4-1. John Lackey looked like his old self and Robbie Erlin couldn’t quite get the Sox to fish for what he was offering. As the Padres drop to 40-44 they still remain only 2.5...

#brownlover

My overwhelming Padres collection has grown rapidly since I’ve gained some room moving into my new house. But one thing will never change, the brown items will always take priority over all others. So let’s look at some of my favorites. This clip on tie is from the late 80′s (85-90) based on the colors and style. It’s 100% Polyester and was made by Corporate Textiles Inc...

Recap - Lackey dominates in Sox 4-1 win over Padres

Jim Monaghan Contributing writer Brandon Snyder's bases-clearing double off the top of the Wall in the bottom of the fourth, and eight ridiculously strong innings by John Lackey led the Red Sox to a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres at Fenway Park. For Lackey (pictured), it was his longest outing of the year; the last time he saw the eighth inning of a game from the mound...

Recap - Lester & Gomes lead Sox past Padres

Jim Monaghan Contributing writer Jonny Gomes lifted his sixth home run of the season into the Monster seats in the bottom of the ninth inning to push the Red Sox past the San Diego Padres 2-1 at Fenway Park. Pinch hitting for Brandon Snyder, Gomes gave the Sox their eighth walk off win of the season. Koji Uehara got the win in relief courtesy of a 1-2-3 top of the ninth. ...

While You Were Drinking: Game 86 (SD vs BOS)

Sometimes one gets a little distracted on a National Holiday.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking, barbequing, and otherwise toasting those who risked hanging for High Treason to establish these United States. Boston completed sweeping San Diego right out of town, winning 8-2 before most of us fired up the barbeque.  Starter Eric...

David Ortiz Returns to Lineup As Red Sox Welcome Pedro Ciriaco, Padres to Fenway

After getting the day off during Sunday’s 5-4 win over the Blue Jays, David Ortiz‘s big bat is back in the middle of the order as the Red Sox open a three-game interleague set with the Padres on Tuesday. Ortiz, who leads all American League designated hitters in All-Star voting by a gigantic margin, has been arguably Boston’s most consistent plate performer this season, hitting...

3 Stars of the Game: Game 85

Ryan MacLeod Contributing Writer In a game that saw Pedro Ciriaco return to Fenway Park, as a member of the Padres, the Red Sox used a big 4th inning and dominant pitching to down the San Diego Padres. 3 runs in the 4th was enough but the Sox tacked on another in the 6th as an insurance run. The Sox have been dominant against the National League this season and they look to continue...

2013 Trade Deadline Primer: Available Third Basemen

The trade deadline is a few weeks away, so the rumor mill is about to heat up.  To prep you for the coming trade season, we're providing a primer on who the top available trade targets could be as get closer to July 31st. As has been the case for a few years running now, there isn't a whole lot of talent available for teams with needs to fill at third base. More than...
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