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One night removed from the bottom of the ninth home run from Chris Denorfia, the Padres needed late night heroics yet again. This time it came in the form of a two run double in the bottom of the eighth from Nick Hundley. It figured to be a pitchers duel with Mat Latos going against Edinson Volquez, both going against their former clubs. It certainly proved to be just that as it was a 2-2 game going into that bottom of the eighth. By that point both starting pitchers didn’t factor into the decision, but it was definitely a battle of pitching. So that is now two wins in as many games for the Padres on the home stand and four in a row for them as well. The broader picture shows that it is also eight of the last eleven being wins and three series wins in a row as well. Who knows how long it will last, but as of right now the Padres are poised to sweep the Reds before the day off tomorrow. You read that right, sweep the Reds! Lastly, today is the trade deadline and some moves have alrea...
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Okay, this may wind up being a bit of a rant. Hang with me. There will be a point.
I haven’t written a piece for Friarhood in a long time. In fact, I just recently got a text from Steve. It simply said: “Writer’s block?” I didn’t even respond to that.
So, the question I asked myself is why? Why haven’t I written anything in so long? Why didn’t I text Steve back? Sure...
The San Diego Padres have recalled right-handed reliever Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Tucson and placed right-handed starter Sean O'Sullivan on paternity leave.
Mikolas was called up Tuesday for the fourth time this season. He's made one appearance this year, pitching a scoreless ninth inning at home against San Francisco on July 11. In 44 games at Tucson, he is 3-1 with...
Via Corey Brock’s twitter account:
The #Padres deal with the #Dbacks: Get RHP Ian Kennedy for LHP Joe Thatcher, RHP Matt Stites (Double-A) and a draft pick (comp B).
Kennedy will be under the Padres control through 2015 with two years of arbitration remaining. Kennedy’s struggles since 2011 are well documented, 18-20 4.47 ERA, 344 HA allowed in 332.1IP. Kennedy and Padres...
There may be no more magical time for a baseball fan than the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. It’s like Christmas morning without the religion or messy package cleanup – it’s a holiday for everyone! Whether your team is at the top, the bottom, or languishing somewhere in the middle there’s a reasonable chance you’ll get to take part in the excitement come July 31st...
The Storm won a shootout due to the bat of Austin Hedges. Cameron Maybin played in his first rehab game and went yard while the T-Pads won 4-2. Zach Eflin’s fantastic July continued as the TinCaps won 4-3. 2013 top draft pick Dustin Peterson shined for the AZL Pads in their 10-3 victory.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Austin Hedges
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Robbie Erlin/Zach...
I know, we’re jumping the gun here…but let’s stick with the theme!
The non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone for the 2013 season, and Ian Kennedy is now a member of the San Diego Padres. Acquired in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Joe Thatcher, AA pitcher Matt Stites, and a Round B Competitive Balance Pick in the 2014 Rule 4 Draft, Kennedy’s acquisition...
Hitter of the month:
LF – Carlos Quentin
July totals: 286/340/516 – 4 HR, 9 2B, 20 RBI
The team may have fallen out of contention in July, but it was not the fault of its clean-up hitter. The oft-injured left fielder turned in one of the more solid months in his Padres career, posting 6 multi-RBI games and collecting 13 extra-base hits. Perhaps even more positive is the...
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.
“Sometimes you eat the Norf. And sometimes the Norf eats you.” ~ Sam Elliot (The Big Lebowski)
Last night, everyone in San Diego echoed that same sentiment. The series opener moved along at a leisurely pace until the ninth inning when...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chris Denorfia hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Chapman (3-4) walked leadoff batter Yonder Alonso on a 3-2 pitch, then Denorfia drove a 98 mph first-pitch offering from Chapman over the center-field fence 423 feet away to deal...
“If you’re keeping score Venable will hit in the eighth spot in the batting order …. no that can’t be right.”
In the seventh inning of Saturday’s game against Arizona, with the Padres comfortably ahead 9-3, manager Buddy Black made a number of substitutions. Will Venable entered the game to play center. Chris Denorfia moved from center to right. Tim Stauffer came...
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Diamondbacks have traded Opening Day starter Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres in a package headlined by left-handed relief pitcher Joe Thatcher.
Kennedy, who won 21 games in 2011, has struggled mightily of late. He was the losing pitcher on Tuesday night in Tampa, continuing a winless streak that dates to June 1. In his last 10 starts...
How about out Padres?!?! Envision me as a younger, tanner, Jimmie Johnson with more pliable hair as I shout this in my home rather than a locker room. Kind of sad I know but that won’t shake the happiness our Friars brought me the earlier part of this week.
Our Padres won their third straight series, this time against a very formidable opponent in the Cincinnati Reds. So here...
The Arizona Diamondbacks solidified their bullpen at the cost of depleting their major league rotation, sending Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres in exchange for reliever Joe Thatcher, minor league prospect Matt Stites, and a competitive balance draft pick.
Kennedy is the biggest name involved in the deal, and while he's not a superstar (contrary to what his 2011 season...
Sitting eight games below .500 and five behind trading partner, Arizona, the San Diego Padres added an arm to their rotation.
Ian Kennedy, a former 21-game-winner and before that, a Yankee prospect, now stands with an ugly 3-8 record and 5.23 ERA. He seems to have overstayed his welcome in Arizona, but the Padres will now take a shot on the righty who hails from Southern California...
According to MLB.com’s Corey Brock, the San Diego Padres have reached an agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks in trade that will send statrer Ian Kennedy to the Padres for lefty reliever Joe Thatcher, Double-A reliever Matt Stites, and a compensation round B draft pick.
Kennedy is 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA in 21 starts for the Diamondbacks this season.Thatcher, 31, is 3-1 with...