Found May 09, 2012 on Friarhood:
The Padres won their second series of the season with timely hitting, led by rookie first baseman Yonder Alonso, taking the first two games from the Rockies in San Diego. Alonso went 5-10 with four RBIs and two walks, raising his average to .292. The series also saw the first win by starter Edinson Volquez as well as another win from the ageless Jeff Suppan. The Padres will get a day off before playing in Philadelphia on Friday night. Below is a game by game recap of their bounce back series against Colorado. May 7th, 2012. Padres 3, Rockies 2 WP Edinson Volquez (1-2) 5.1IP 5H 2R 2ER 4BB 5K LP Drew Pomeranz (0-2) 3IP 5H 3R 3ER 3BB 2K 0HR S Dale Thayer (1) 1IP 0H 0R 0ER 0BB 0K 0HR Edinson Volquez got spotted an early lead lead by Yonder Alonso and the San Diego bullpen held on to give him his first victory as Padre. Alonso smashed a grounder up the middle with two outs to score Cam Maybin from second to give the Padres a 1-0 lead in the first. Orlando Hudson led off the second with...

Padres Insider: You gotta throw & hit the ball

RHP Dale Thayer picked up his second save in as many nights Tuesday, raising his career total to three. Thayer has yet to allow a run in six appearances and gave up his first three hits as a Padre Tuesday night. One of those hits struck a runner. Thayer struck out Carlos Gonzalez with the tying runs on to end the game. RF Will Venable scored the Padres' first run after tripling...

Padres' Wieland heading to DL

Padres manager Bud Black says rookie starter Joe Wieland will be placed on the disabled due to discomfort in his right elbow. Wieland (0-4, 4.55 ERA) will be the fourth Padres starter to go on the DL, although Tim Stauffer could be close to being activated. Wieland's next start had been scheduled for Saturday at Philadelphia. The Padres are off Thursday. Stauffer threw 78...

Daily Friar 5.10.12

The Padres couldn't complete the sweep yesterday against the Rockies. Yeah it was a game we should have won, but at least we took the series. The off day today gives the team time to travel to Philadelphia where they will take on the Phillies for 3 games. Then they go to Washington D.C to take on the Nationals for 2 before coming back home to start a homestand against both LA...

Padres fan catches foul ball in beer, drinks it after (Video)

During last night's Padres/Rockies game, San Diego's Will Venable fouled off a pitch that reach the third base side of the stands at PetCo Park. The ball itself was caught by a Padres fan in his beer and he decided to savor the moment by drinking the beer with the ball in it: Your browser does not support iframes.

Daily Farm Round-Up: 5-7-12

Juan Oramas leads The Missions to a 1-0 victory with 8 strong innings. Rico Noel provides a spark from the leadoff spot in a Storm victory.Tucson Padres DNP San Antonio Missions 1, Corpus Christi Hooks 0Reymond Fuentes-CF: 1-3, KJeudy Valdez-SS: 2-4, 2b, Run scoredNate Freiman-1B: 1-3, BB, RBIJaff Decker-LF: 0-3, BB, Stolen base (3)Edinson Rincon-3B: 1-4, 3 K’sAli Solis-C: 2-4...

Suppan survives shaky start to earn Padres victory

Jeff Suppan, who worked in the minor leagues throughout the 2010 season, scored his second win in as many starts with the Padres Tuesday night at Petco Park. Suppan worked his way out of a first-inning jam and gave up one run on four hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out one. The 37-year-old Suppan was promoted from Triple-A Tucson on May 2 to take the injured...

Come Back Swinging – On Mr. Padre’s Birthday, Give a Gift that Will Save Lives

Everyone has been touched by cancer.  If you're a Padres fan (which we all are!), we've been hit hard (pun not intended).  We've seen longtime Padres bullpen catcher Mark Merila, first base coach Dave Roberts, bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds, AAA Tucson pitcher Josh Geer and of course pitcher on the '84 roster Dave Dravecky bravely battle cancer.  But perhaps what...

Daily Friar 5.8.12

The Padres avoided a 4 game losing streak last night. The pitching stepped it up last night, and the offense got just enough done to beat the Rockies. They're only 3 games ahead of us, so if by some miracle we can pull out a sweep then we can possibly be a game behind them when it's all said and done. So close to getting out of the cellar! Here's hoping the Padres can...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 5-9-12

Jorge Reyes picks up his first win and Alexei Amarista hits his first homer as the T-Pads roll past the Zephyrs. Adys Portillo allows only 1 hit in 7 innings to lead the Tincaps to victory.   Tucson Padres 1, Sacramento River Cats 7 Everth Cabrera-CF: 1-5, 2b, 2 runs scored Alexei Amarista-2B: 2-5, HR (1), 4 RBI, 2 runs scored James Darnell-LF: 2-5, 2b, 2 RBI, Run scored, K Matt...

Padres 3, Rockies 1

Will Venable tripled and scored in the first, then doubled in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning to back 37-year-old Jeff Suppan and lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 win against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. The Rockies lost their fifth straight. Suppan (2-0), settled down after the first inning, when he allowed two hits and two walks but gave up only one run. He has...

Petco Park Led to Internal Scuffle

In a recent article on ESPN.comabout altering ballparks around baseball, Tim Keown reported that a scuffle broke last season out after comments made by Mike Adams.  Reliever Mike Adams, tired of hearing hitters complain about the field's considerable dimensions, lashed out in a postgame rant. According to multiple sources, Ryan Ludwick and Chase Headley were among the targets...

Padres Fan Pounds Beer With Foul Ball Floating In His Suds

What gets Dick Enberg excited during yet another San Diego Padres game? A young guy with a foul ball in his beer who then decides the proper response is to chug said beer. That was exactly what happened last night at Petco or whatever they’re calling the new Jack Murphy these days. Dick sits through inning after inning of boring Padres baseball and suddenly he has something to...

Josh Hamilton 14, San Diego Padres 12

If you have been idly wasting your time and preparing for the end of the world correlating with the Mayan calendar dated December 21, 2012, perhaps, you've missed the sizzling play of the Texas Rangers Josh Hamilton. Hamilton hit four home runs on May 8, 2012 against the Baltimore Orioles in an obvious sign of solidarity supporting the hypothesis the end is near based on the aforementioned...

MadFriars' Farm Report: May 9

The T-Padres hammered their former teammate Wade LeBlanc in New Orleans and Adys Portillo pitched a gem in Fort Wayne. The bullpen exploded in Lake Elsinore after being given a big boost by rehabbing Padre Tim Stauffer.

MadFriars’ Chat: Chad MacDonald

Chad MacDonald is the vice-president and assistant general manager for the San Diego Padres and with it has one of the most important jobs in the organization.
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