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Really Tuesday night was a night like many others at Chase Field.
The Diamondbacks came back from an early deficit and broke a late tie. The bullpen blew a save not once but twice. Arizona went to extra innings for the 20th time this season and won on a walkoff for the 11th time this time 10-9 on Aaron Hill’s single to left over a five-man infield in the 10th inning in front of 19807 at Chase Field.
Oh and starting pitcher Ian Kennedy had a rough outing. For the other team.
Kennedy traded to the Padres at the July 31 deadline and unavailable to the media until after press time couldn’t make it out of the fifth inning in his return to Chase Field giving up six earned runs on six hits and five walks.
Though it seemed like eons ago by the time the game ended Kennedy’s was a familiar performance for a Chase Field crowd that had seen him struggle in a Sedona Red jersey for the first four months of the season.
Kennedy entered the 2013 season as the team ace after winning ...
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Back on August 7th Avenging Jack Murphy offered up a poll to see how fans thought the Padres would perform over the remaining 50 games. Of those who voted nearly 80% felt that the Padres would finish below .500 (24 wins or fewer).
He then followed up 10 games later with a new poll, reflecting the Padres horrible 2-8 record over that period. Now 88% said the Padres would finish...
PHOENIX -- Left fielder Jason Kubel, who belted 30 home runs for the Diamondbacks last season after signing as a free agent, was designated for assignment Tuesday to make room for left-handed pitcher David Holmberg.
Kubel, 31, struggled with injuries for much of the season, starting with a sore knee during spring training, then a quad injury in April, and another knee problem soon...
It’s getting tiring to write about the offensive struggles of the Padres farm system, but that was the common theme in tonight’s games. The T-Pads, Missions, Storm, and AZL Padres combined to score 5 runs tonight. San Antonio was the only team to collect a victory due to a timely hit from Cory Spangenberg, and an excellent outing from Juan Oramas. The rest of the teams were blown...
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Poor Arizona Diamondbacks television guy Steve Berthiaume. Here he was, simply trying to provide some competent, informative and insightful analysis during a broadcast when he was presented with a name that can be so easily misspoken. Berthiaume attempts to say the name of Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt but instead says “Paul Golds**t.” It’s funny […]The post...
PHOENIX -- It was a home run, but it was so much more.
It was a swing for friendship. For respect. For the bond that unites us all.
Martin Prado's two-run home in the first inning of the Diamondbacks'18-inning victory in Philadelphia on Saturday night was a promise fulfilled. As Prado rounded second base at Citizens Bank Park, he pointed to the spot just past the visitors...
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 lost 10-9 in 10 innings last night. This game was completely weird and I wish I had seen it in its entirety. Luckily there’s this.
The Tucson Padres put Robbie Erlin on a bus and sent him to Phoenix where he’ll join the rotation...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Brandon McCarthy turned in seven strong innings and Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs to lead the Diamondbacks to a 6-1 victory over the Padres on Monday night.
After a shaky first inning, the 6-foot-7 McCarthy (3-8) allowed only four runners over his final six innings. It was his first win since he beat San Diego on May 28. His other victory was a shutout in Miami...
It was a wild one last night in Arizona. Fandom points to all of you who stayed up to watch our Padres endure another tough loss this season. After using six bullpen arms in Sunday’s 15-inning marathon win over the Chicago Cubs, the Padres bullpen was worked hard yet again last night. Ian Kennedy didn’t have the start he had hoped in his return to Arizona as he struggled with...
Diamondbacks short stop Didi Gregorius made an insane catch last night against the Padres.
Even better than the grab was his ability to avoid the rapidly closing center fielder.
[BWO the great Sharapova's Thigh]
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When the Diamondbacks designated outfielder Jason Kubel for assignment, many speculated that he would draw interest. While Kubel has struggled this season, he would make for a quality bench guy for a contending team. Some contending teams have the same thought and are showing interest in the 31-year old.
The Braves and Orioles have shown interest in outfielder Jason Kubel, according...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed pitcher Edinson Volquez to a major league deal.
Volquez, 30, was recently cut loose by the San Diego Padres after compiling a 6.01 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP in 142 1/3 innings of work.
The Dodgers are not placing their playoff hopes on the arm of Volquez so there is no harm in looking. Volquez could be an late season at the end of the rotation...
By John Marshall
AP Sports Writer
PHOENIX -- Will Venable homered and drove in three runs, Robbie Erlin pitched six effective innings in his return to the majors and the San Diego Padres avoided a three-game sweep with a 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Venable drove in the first of the Padres' two runs off Wade Miley (9-9) in the first inning and gave...
Poor situational hitting left the Arizona Diamondbacks one win shy of a series sweep.
They'll look to rebound against Tim Lincecum, who they've hammered over the last three seasons, as he starts for the San Francisco Giants in Friday night's opener at Chase Field.
After plating 16 runs in taking the first two games at San Diego, Arizona (68-64) suffered a 5-1 loss Wednesday...
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