Found June 03, 2012 on
San Diego Padres
The Padres had a huge team win featuring a big eighth inning where they batted around to take game one of the series, Friday night. But their bullpen couldn’t keep them in it on Saturday, and the offense took Sunday off, as they lost yet another series to Arizona. Yasmani Grandal looked impressive in his inning and a half of play on Saturday night but was surprisingly sent back down to Triple-A Tucson on Sunday Morning. Mark Kotsay and Logan Forsythe both came off the disabled list and were inserted into the starting lineup Sunday. Grandal’s demotion, with Andy Parrino’s move to the DL, made room for the pair on the roster. Will Venable left Sunday’s game with a strained oblique so it will be interesting to see if he remains active or if Grandal will be brought back up again during tomorrows off day, before the Padres face the Giants for three games starting Tuesday. Below is a recap of the promising, yet disappointing series against the Diamondbacks over the weekend at Petco Park. ...
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Press Release provided by the Padres Media Department: SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today selected left-handed pitcher Max Fried out of Harvard-Westlake High School in Studio City, Calif., with the seventh overall pick on the first day of Major League Baseball’s 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Vice President/Assistant General Manager of Player Personnel Chad MacDonald made...
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The San Diego Padres today announced they have reinstated infielder Logan Forsythe from the 60-day disabled list and outfielder Mark Kotsay from the 15-day disabled list. In addition, the club has placed infielder Andy Parrino on the 15-day disabled list with a right wrist ligament sprain, retroactive to May 31, and have optioned catcher Yasmani Grandal...
Dan Hayes is reporting via twitter: Andy Parrino to the disabled list; Logan Forsythe will be activated tomorrow.
SAN DIEGO -- Call it the magic touch. Or maybe the laying on of hands.
Whatever it was, it worked.
Gerardo Parra hit a home run Sunday after asking an elderly female fan sitting near the on-deck circle to touch his bat before he went to the plate in the seventh inning. Parra was loosening to hit when he noticed the lady, whom he guessed was about 90.
"She looked at me and...
Erik Hamren has launched a scathing attack on the Swedish FA’s (SvFF) scheduling after their Under-21 side was beaten 6-0...
Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew will join Triple-A Reno this week for what could be the last rehabilitation stop in his comeback from a brutal ankle injury nearly 11 months ago.
Manager Kirk Gibson says Drew will join the Aces for their game Thursday night at Reno. Gibson says how long Drew will be with Reno will be determined by what progress he makes there.
Paul Goldschmidt is on the best run of his major league career, but it is not like he has tapped into a secret formula in his first full season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. "He's putting in the work," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He has a better swing path. He has his mechanics down better. He's quicker to the ball, more relaxed." Goldschmidt...
SAN DIEGO Trevor Cahill and Paul Goldschmidt look right at home here.
Cahill grew up a few miles up I-5, in Oceanside.
Goldschmidt just seems to hit it that far.
With Cahill and Goldschmidt providing the impetus, the Diamondbacks took a series from San Diego and crept another step closer to the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers with a 6-0 victory at Petco Park on Sunday.
SAN DIEGO -- Kirk Gibson made it clear before Saturday's game: It's time to stop talking about last year.
"We need to redefine who we want to be," Gibson said.
The new Diamondbacks got off to a good start with a 4-2 victory over the Padres in a game that offered plenty to build on.
Daniel Hudson made the best start of his injury-shortened season, Willie Bloomquist...
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks are counting on Stryker Trahan having a longer run than his namesake.
Trahan, whom the D-backs selected in the first round of the 2012 draft Monday with the 26th overall pick, was named after the Burt Reynolds TV character B.l. Stryker, a carefree private eye who lived on a boat in south Florida. That showed aired for one season.
Trahan, a catcher, hit...
Trevor Cahill wasn't at his best in his NL debut, but the San Diego Padres weren't able to take advantage.
The Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander has not been as fortunate lately.
Cahill will go for his first victory in six starts Sunday when the Diamondbacks and major league-worst Padres close out their series at Petco Park.
Acquired from Oakland during the offseason,...
Two pieces of business we need to address. First off, we won! After a dismal road trip, the Padres returned home to put a hurtin' on the Diamondbacks. We were actually able to put a crooked number on the board late in the game. That's something we haven't done all too often. The other piece is Johan Santana. Remember how nasty he was when we faced him last week? Yeah...
Tim Lincecum's last win came more than a month ago against the San Diego Padres. A visit to Petco Park might help end his roughest stretch of the season.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner looks to avoid losing a fourth consecutive start by trying to continue his dominance over the Padres on Tuesday night.
Lincecum (2-6, 5.82 ERA) is 0-4 with a 5.88 ERA in six starts since...
Daniel Hudson pitched eight strong innings and Paul Goldschmidt homered, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
The Diamondbacks, who have scored two runs or less in three of their last four games, got an assist from San Diego reliever Joe Thatcher, who balked in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning.
Hudson, making his second...
PHOENIX -- Every time it looks like the Diamondbacks are poised to put together a streak, it seems a maddeningly anemic offense comes along to suppress any momentum on which the team could capitalize.
Any momentum that might have carried over from a road trip that ended Sunday with the D-backs' third win in four games evaporated Monday when the D-backs failed to score a run...