Found July 01, 2012 on Friarhood:
After getting bombed on Friday night, the Padres fought back and beat the Rockies convincingly in two straight games to take the series. Game two showcased Yasmani Grandal’s first big league start, after the demotion of Nick Hundley, and Alexi Amarista and his sudden power surge. But the Padres relied on the arm of 35 year-old Kip Wells on Sunday and were not disappointed as he and two relievers combined for just the third shutout I team history at Coors Field. The last, a combined effort in Anthony Bass’s first win last year and the first by Andy Ashby in 1999. The Padres will finish this 10-game road trip in Arizona over the next three days before hosting the Reds for four games before the All-Star break. Below is a game-by-game recap of the Padres series in Denver. Friday, June 29th, 2012 Rockies 10, Padres 2 WP Jeff Francis (1-1) 6IP 3H 0R 0ER 1BB 1K 0HR LP Jason Marquis (3-8) 6IP 6H 6R 5ER 1BB 6K 0HR Jeff Francis pitched six shutout innings against the Padres and got plenty of...

Padres Recall Grandal, Option Hundley to AAA

Press Release Provided by the San Diego Padres media department: SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have recalled catcher Yasmani Grandal from Triple-A Tucson and have optioned catcher Nick Hundley to the same Tucson club.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement. Grandal, 23, is making his second stint with the Padres after...

Colorado Rockies shut down by Kip Wells and the San Diego Padres

Pomeranz showed the he belongs in the big leagues.Kip Wells dominated the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday. Yes, that Kip Wells.Dan O'Dowd must feel really good about his excuse-laden diatribe that he went on during a season ticket holder conference call on Wednesday. In the call he made it very clear that Coors Field simply is playing differently than it has in the...

Yasmani Grandal: Rookie Catcher Sets Record in Starting Debut

When the San Diego Padres traded Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds, they got a haul of prospects in return that included studs Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal. Alonso is having a very solid rookie season already and Grandal made his debut as a starter Saturday night in Colorado. To say it was a memorable evening would be an understatement. Grandal collected his first two major...

Padres 2, Rockies 0

Kip Wells tossed seven strong innings for his first win in nearly three years, Chris Denorfia and Alexi Amarista had two hits apiece and the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Sunday. Huston Street, named to the NL All-Star team Sunday, pitched a perfect ninth to pick up his 12th save in as many chances. Wells' last win came Sept. 20, 2009, when he beat the Marlins...

What You Need to Know: Monday, July 2 by Daniel Rathman

The Weekend Takeaway The Padres became the first major-league team to hit 50 losses this season when they went down, 10-2, to the Rockies on Friday, but the weekend also provided the Petco Park faithful with a glimpse into their future. Rookie catcher Yasmani Grandal—acquired as part of the return package when right-hander Mat Latos was shipped to Cincinnati this past offseason—made...

Padres 6, Diamondbacks 2

Clayton Richard came within one out of a complete game, Alexi Amarista hit one of three San Diego home runs and the Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Monday night. Cameron Maybin hit a 485-foot homer and Yasmani Grandal also connected for the Padres in their third straight win. Amarista also added a two-run double and a single and finished with three RBIs. Richard (6-8...

Daily Friar 6.30.12

The Padres are first! First to get to 50 losses in the league. How exciting is that. Congratulations Padres fans, we are the worst team in baseball and we are letting it be known. We got our 50th loss in fitting fashion. Too many mistakes and not enough offense led to a 10-2 loss from the Rockies. This is a team that isn't doing great this season either and we got slaughtered...

Daily Friar 7.2.12

Don't look now, but the Padres are winning series again. They haven't lost a series since the Texas Rangers series. That only makes sense seeing as they are the best team in baseball. But since then we went 2-1 on the Mariners, tied the Astros, and 2-1 against the Rockies. Up next is the Diamondbacks, who we lost a series against last time. The only problem is we are playing...
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