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With the Padres in search of much-needed thump in the middle of their projected lineup this past winter, GM Josh Byrnes orchestrated a deal to acquire local boy Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for two fringe prospects. Though Quentin missed much of the season’s first two months with a knee injury he has been exactly what the Friars hoped for with the bat. In just 120 AB’s Quentin owns a .404 OBP, is slugging .533 and is second on the club in HR with 8. His OBP would place him at the top of MLB in the category had he had enough AB’s to qualify while his slugging % would be top-20. Of course like most Padres hitters he fares much better on the road (1.117 OPS) than at home (.636 OPS). With just 46 home AB’s it’s still a little early to make any definitive judgments regarding his ability to hit at Petco. Regardless of his performance at Petco Quentin’s overall play this year and his previous track record of success will make him an attractive commodity on the open...
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STEALING A WIN
In what appeared to be another win for the then NL West leading Dodgers, pinch runner Everth Cabrera stole home as closer Kenley Jansen turned his back to the plate.
The scene that unfolded after Jansen realized his error was quite chaotic, as the hard-throwing closer threw the ball over catcher AJ Ellis’ head and to the backstop. The home plate umpire initially called Cabrera...
The TinCaps and the Emeralds won close games thanks to Travis Jankowski and Corey Adamson. Jedd Gyorko stays hot in AAA and the Missions get blown-out by the Rockhounds for the 2nd game in a row. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Jedd GyorkoPitching Prospect of the Day: Cory Burns Tucson Padres 9, Fresno Grizzlies 5Daniel Robertson-CF: 4-5, 3 2b, 2RBI, Run scoredJeremy Hermida-RF: 2-5...
Tommy Medica’s 29 game hitting streak ends as the Storm lose to the 66ers. Rymer Liriano and Justin Miller both have 3 hit nights as they look to end their slumps. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Rymer Liriano Pitching Prospect of the Day: Andrew Werner Tucson Padres-PPDSan Antonio Missions 4, Midland Rockhounds 3 Jonathan Galvez-2B: 0-3, BBNathan Freiman-1B: 0-3, BB, KEdinson Rincon...
Left fielder Carlos Quentin caused a stir Monday night when he was a late scratch from the San Diego Padres lineup. The social media immediately lit up with rumors. Most had the slugger being traded. As it turned out, that was not the case. But there could be cause for concern. Quentin's knee is sore. Monday marked the first time that Quentin has been removed from the...
"I wanted to try something different," Everth Cabrera said Saturday night while explaining a play that major league baseball hadn't witnessed for 30 seasons. Cabrera was standing off third in the ninth inning Saturday night with the Padres down by a run and down to their final strike. When Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen turned his back to the plate to clean the dirt...
San Diego Padre Everth Cabrera steals home on napping Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Kenley Jansen and home plate umpire Greg Gibson calls him out.
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The Emerald’s win another close one for their 5th win in a row. Austin Hedges continues to play well in the Midwest league, and Justin Miller is getting hot again for Lake Elsinore. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Cody DeckerPitching Prospect of the Day: Matt Lollis Tucson Padres-SUSP (rain)San Antonio Missions 7, Frisco RoughRiders 4Reymond Fuentes-CF: 0-5, 2KNathan Freiman-1B: 1...
That was probably the wildest finish to a game I have ever seen. This is coming from a guy that has seen some pretty crazy stuff happen in Padres baseball. Everything had to go perfectly in order for Everth Cabrera to steal home like he did, but to have Will Venable score too was just perfect. With two outs and two strikes in the top of the 9th it was definitely a risky move. If...
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The LA Dodgers are pretty much inventing ways to lose games. The Boys in Blue were leading the Padres 6-5 in the 9th inning on Saturday night and needed just one strike to seal the victory when the Padres pulled off a crazy play to win the game.
Closer Kenley Jansen had just thrown a strike to Alexi Amarista to make it 2-2 with runners on second...
The Padres returned from the All-Start break to beat the Dodgers two games out of three in Los Angeles to start their role of spoilers by knocking the Dodgers out of first place. After a rough loss to open the series on Friday, the Padres won one of the most exciting games of season when Everth Cabrera stole home with two outs in the ninth, causing the Dodgers to throw the ball away...
Chase Headley homered for the second straight game, and the San Diego Padres used six unearned runs to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Sunday.
Cameron Maybin and Everth Cabrera scored the tying and go-ahead runs on third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr.'s second throwing error of the seventh inning.
The Padres were trailing 2-1 with nobody on and two outs in the seventh when...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pinch-runner Everth Cabrera stole home to tie the game with two out in the ninth inning and Will Venable came around with the winning run when closer Kenley Jansen threw the ball past catcher A.J. Ellis, leading the San Diego Padres to a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
Alex Hinshaw (1-1) recorded two outs to get the victory, ending...
The Padres are starting their second half campaign on the right foot. We know that the playoffs are essentially out of the question for this club. That is unless they go on a Herculean, Colorado Rockies run and make it in on the last day of the season. So our role now is to play spoliers to the teams that we have grown to hate. The Dodgers were the first to feel this wrath as the...
The Pittsburgh Pirates continued to search for ways to bolster their roster, with an emphasis on offense, but the big move had yet to drop. They've expressed interest in at least two outfielders, the Diamondbacks' Justin Upton and the Padres' Carlos Quentin, with Upton apparently the preferred choice. The team also is hoping to add a pitcher, preferably one for starting...