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San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers
How does it feel to be a fan of one of the hottest teams in baseball right now? I for one love what the Padres have been doing of late on the field, they are executing on offense and the pitching has been superb. Like I said yesterday, one of my biggest fears was that the team wouldn't be able to pitch as well at Chase Field. But both Eric Stults and Clayton Richard have been superb giving that bullpen a lot of rest. Today they are going for the sweep with Edinson Volquez on the hill. Let's hope that it is the finely tuned Eddy we get today. One side note: how much did it hurt seeing Adiran Gonzalez hit that homerun for the Dodgers yesterday? Yeah that's what I thought. Here are your Padres links for today:Submit articles and follow me on twitter Follow @M_RennickPower plays, Richard bests D-Backs - Padres.com"Chase Headley, Yonder Alonso and former D-back Carlos Quentin each hit solo home runs, and the Padres got out of a jam in the fifth inning with fine defense ...
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PHOENIX When the Diamondbacks beat Eric Stults in San Diego on June 3, Gerardo Parra let an elderly woman sitting in the front row of Petco Park touch his bat to bring him luck. He homered for the final two runs in a 6-0 victory. Nothing approached that level of good fortune Friday.
Needing to mount a good run to get back into the NL West race, the D-backs managed only three singles...
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In the bottom of the eighth inning of Sunday's 5-4 Padres win over the Diamondbacks, Justin Upton hit a grounder deep into the hole between shortstop and third base. Everth Cabrera of the Padres made the stop on the outfield grass, and threw a laser over to first base to get Upton by a step. Cabrera made the throw from a few feet...
Jedd Gyorko continues to tear the cover off of the ball as he hits his 5th home run over the last 6 days and the Padres win 3-1. Adys Portillo continues his struggles with San Antonio as the Missions fall to the Hooks 5-2. The Storm had an offensive explosion as 5 different players recorded 3 hits and the Storm win 11-3. Travis Jankowski, Jace Peterson, and Austin Hedges are proving...
The Padres extended their win streak to seven games, sweeping Arizona on the road after sweeping the Pirates at home. The win on Sunday raised their record to 15-9 in August clinching their second straight winning month with four games to go. After never sweeping the Diamondback in Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark) since their inaugural season in 1998, the Friars have now...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Casey Kelly combined with three relievers on a four-hitter to win his major league debut and Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Monday night to extend their season-high streak to eight straight wins.
The 22-year-old Kelly was the key player among the four obtained from the Boston Red Sox in the trade...
PHOENIX -- This was supposed to be the easy part. The Diamondbacks on Sunday wrapped up a stretch of 10 games against teams with losing records but only won half those contests.
The San Diego Padres capped the seemingly favorable stretch Sunday by finishing off a three-game sweep with a 5-4 win. It was the second time since the All-Star break the D-backs were swept by an opponent...
Arizona's Ian Kennedy and San Diego's Clayton Richard have both struggled with inconsistency this season.
However, that has not been the case for each when facing the other's ballclub.
Kennedy and Richard each look to continue their respective success against their opponent when the visiting Padres try to match a season high with a sixth consecutive victory Saturday...
Before this season, the San Diego Padres had never recorded a sweep in Arizona. Now they are on the verge of their second one in 2012.
The Padres seek a seventh straight win overall and sixth in a row against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
San Diego has rebounded from a five-game losing streak with six consecutive wins, including a 9-3 victory Saturday. Yonder Alonso hit one of his...
Casey Kelly combined with three relievers on a four-hitter to win his major league debut and Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Monday night to extend their season-high streak to eight straight wins.
The 22-year-old Kelly was the key player among the four obtained from the Boston Red Sox in the trade for Adrian Gonzalez...
One of my biggest fears coming into this Arizona series was whether or not the pitching would be able to do its job. Well, if Eric Stults' performance is any indication then the pitching should be just fine. He did outstanding last night in more ways than one. I also figured that the offense would have no trouble scoring runs, but I didn't expect that the number 9 hole would...
Edinson Volquez pitched seven effective innings and the San Diego Padres extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
The Padres roughed up Trevor Cahill (9-11) and had at least 10 hits for the sixth time in eight games to complete their second sweep in the desert this season. Volquez (9-9) recovered after...
Andrew Cashner had a strong second rehab outing on an ugly day for the Padres system. The bats were completely shut down in Tucson, San Antonio and Fort Wayne, and only slightly better even in the hitters' paradise of Lancaster. Eugene pulled out the system's only victory.
Last season we noted the injury of catcher Tommy Medica and the surgery that followed. Since coming back from that injury Medica has mostly been used as a DH/1B as he continued to rehab his shoulder and never gave up on the idea of catching in the future. Medica has caught one game this season but continues to play most of his games as a DH/1B. Obviously his shoulder has not come...
Last night was Bark at the Park in Arizona as dogs from around the Arizona decided to take in a baseball game between the Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres.
The fine folks at Fox Sports West tracked down one pooch by the name of Youk and did an interview with its owner:
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