Found April 16, 2012 on Bob's Blitz :
#42 of the San Diego Padres was laying down a bunt with 2 on, nobody out in the top of the 9th yesterday against the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday. The ball hit behind home plate and the umpire... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Padres Daily Farm Round-Up 4-14-12

Tucson:Everth Cabrera 2-4 with three stolen bases tonight, Blake Tekotte was 1-4 to extend his hitting streak to nine games, Brad Davis with a HR (3) in TPads winSan Antonio:Freiman, @Decker6 (LF), and @Dino2433 all had two hits tonight, Fuentes hit a solo HR as the Missions fell 5-3 to Tulsa.Lake Elsinore:Robert Kral and Connor Powers with three hits each tonight for the Storm in...

Kemp named NL Player of the Week (again)

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp has been named National League Player of the Week for the period of April 9-15, 2012. The announcement was made earlier Monday on MLB Network. Kemp becomes the first player to win back-to-back National League Player of the Week honors to begin a season and the first player to win the award for three consecutive weeks (dating...

Daily Friar 4.17.12

The Padres got a much needed win last win in Colorado. Everything clicked for them both offensively and defensively. Chase Headley had a great game with three doubles to his name. Also there was a great thing about last night as well: Orlando Hudson was not in the lineup. Finally Bud Black had some sense to sit him. This marks the fourth win in a row against the Rockies dating back...

Dodgers OF Matt Kemp is the Best in the Game Without Question

Matt Kemp has shown no signs of slowing down from his terrific 2011 season when he hit .324 with 39 homers and 126 RBI. Armed with a .417 batting average coming into last weekend’s games, he powered the Dodgers to a 6-1 victory on Saturday. Kemp’s endeavors are a bit newsworthy considering the wasted big-money deals that litters the Dodgers’ recent history. Look no farther...

Padres Gameday Chat with Lineups 4-15-12 vs. Dodgers

Welcome Padres fans to the Friarhood Chat room.   Grab a seat, and jump into the conversation. Rules: 1. Be Respectful 2. Negativity will not be tolerated 3. Form complete thoughts when you chat. Space Bar > Enter Key 4. Have Fun! You can follow the Friarhood on twitter, like us on facebook and if you want to listen to some Padres talk, click on Friarhood Radio.  On the...

The Dodgers are off to the best start in baseball…will it last?

The Dodgers are off to a tremendous start. Currently at 9-and-1 and with the best record in baseball, media outlets across the land are starting to dub them as the comeback team of year. Matt Kemp, who already put up incredible numbers last season, has shown no signs of coming back down to earth. Kemp has six home runs on the year -- all of which have come against the San Diego...

Matt Kemp Earns National League Player of the Week Honors

Maybe a 50-50 season isn't out of the question. Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Matt Kemp has thrown his name into the MVP discussion right out of the gate this year, as the center fielder has been named National League Player of the Week for the period of April 9-15, 2012. In six games last week, the righty slugger led all players with a .545 (12-for-22) batting average...

Watch A Bunch Of Jackies Robinson Turn The Worst Triple Play Ever

Watch in amazement as Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson and Jackie Robinson turn a Padres-quality sacrifice bunt into a ridiculous triple play in the top of the 9th inning of Sunday’s Dodgers/San Diego game. I’d explain things further, but who the hell am I to summarize what Vin Scully says? The play was birthed when home plate umpire Dale Scott called a foul ball foul, had...

Celebrating The One and Only Jackie Robinson.

The Dodgers celebrate Jackie Robinson today, on the anniversary of his debut and breaking of the color barrier in 1947. With that in mind, today's post was an obvious one.Beautiful.

Line of the Day: Matt Kemp

April 14, 2012: Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI to lead  the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-1 victory over the San Diego Padres. He’s now batting .457 with five home runs and 15 RBI this season. Line: 4 AB | 2 R | 3 H | 4 RBI My fantasy perspective: Kemp is off to a tremendous start, leading the Major Leagues in all Triple Crown categories. Toss in 12 runs...

Ted Lilly & Todd Coffey Swap, Kenley Jansen’s Velocity, Stan Kasten Won’t Make It Rain

Old news, but Ted Lilly was activated off the disabled list and Todd Coffey was put on it. In what I’m sure was sheer coincidence, it was revealed that Coffey had been dealing with knee trouble. After the game Don Mattingly said Todd Coffey has been getting treatment on his knee — Eric Stephen (@truebluela)

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – Interview with Dave Dravecky

This interview was originally published on The Bench and has been edited for content here at Full Spectrum Baseball Dave Dravecky played for 8 years in the majors. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1982 and finished with the San Fransisco Giants. In his seventh year while pitching for the Giants, a cancerous desmoid tumor was discovered in Dave’s pitching arm. The next...

Dugout Digest - the Dodgers cannot lose

Through the first ten games of the year (which by my calculations, is about 6% of the entire season), the kings of baseball reside in Los Angeles. Not in Orange County, like many expected coming into the year, but at Chavez Ravine, where the Dodgers are 9-1. Featuring stars like Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers are running roughshod on the league early on. Well...they...

Early MLB Thoughts:Kemp,Valentine is more WWF not MLB, and Pitching is great!

The season is just a few weeks in but there are already some trends and numbers that should make people take notice. 1. Matt Kemp My pre-season MVP and 2nd place finisher last year is on fire. He is batting .487 with 6 hr and 16 RBI’s through the Dodgers first ten games. In comparison, the entire Pittsburgh Pirate team has 16 RBI’s and only 4 hrs. Kemp’s fast start has LA...
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