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Pro Sports Daily:
There is more to Jedd Gyorko than the bat and the ability to play second base.
The Padres love the baseball instincts of their rookie infielder.
“He knows how the game is played how it works” Padres manager Bud Black said recently of Gyorko. “He is ahead when it comes to baseball instincts. He knows.”
Saturday night all facets of Gyorko’s game came into play as the Padres scored a second straight final-at-bat one-run decision over the Rockies at Petco Park.
Offensively Gyorko’s opposite-field homer leading off the eighth -- on the first pitch offered by Rockies reliever Matt Belisle – snapped a 1-1 tie and led the Padres to their 2-1 win. Gyorko’s 17th homer of the season just cleared the glove of Colorado right fielder Michael Cuddyer and landed atop the message board. It was Gyorko’s first homer since his two-homer game on Aug. 23.
Defensively Gyorko started one double play roamed to both sides on a pair of grounders and made a running catch down the right field line.
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Rookie Jedd Gyorko hit a go-ahead homer leading off the eighth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
Gyorko's shot off Matt Belisle (5-6) came right after the Rockies tied the game at 1 in the eighth inning on a San Diego error.
Gyorko's 17th home run just barely cleared the right field wall as it hit the top padding...
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The Padres beat the Rockies 2-1 on a Jedd Gyorko home run in the bottom of the 8th inning, breaking a 1-1 tie. Tyson Ross pitched 7 innings of shutout ball, striking out 5 on 3 hits and 2 walks.
This afternoon Ian Kennedy faces Jerome...
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Cameron Maybin had already been ruled out for the rest of the 2013 season when he decided to undergo wrist surgery, but he had at least hoped to play some winter ball to get ready for 2014. Now that's in jeopardy too, as Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the San Diego Padres outfielder was diagnosed with an injury to his triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC), discovered...
The Missions won as 3rd baseman Jake Blackwood drove in 4 runs and centerfielder Rico Noel raised his average to .462 over the 3 playoff games.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Rodney Daal
Pitching Player of the Day: Eddie Bonine
San Antonio Missions 7, Corpus Christi Hooks 6
Rico Noel-CF: 2-5, RBI, BB, K, Run scored
Cory Spangenberg-2B: 2-6, 2B, K, 2 Runs scored
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Hitting Prospect of the Day: Alberth Martinez
Pitching Player of the Day: Juan Oramas
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Pinch-hitter Nick Hundley delivered a three-run double in the seventh inning that lifted the San Diego Padres to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
San Diego swept the three-game series and has won five of six. The Rockies have dropped five of six.
After reliever Roy Oswalt (0-5) walked home the tying run, Hundley hit a sharp grounder down the third-base line off Wilton...
His season-long slump alive and well in September Chase Headley still can’t put a finger on one thing that’s dogged throughout this frustrating campaign.
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Sitting on three strikeouts Headley led off the ninth inning with a mammoth game-tying homer off the third...
A change of scenery continues to breathe new life into Ian Kennedy’s game. Even if the Padres’ defense didn’t do him many favors his batterymates had his back Sunday afternoon.
Kennedy struck out seven batters over five strong innings and Nick Hundley celebrated his 30th birthday with a pinch-hit three-run double that sent the Padres to a 5-2 win and their first home sweep...
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Both the Missions and the TinCaps played in must win games today, and both teams rose to the occasion and collected victories. Hunter Renfroe was an offensive force for Fort Wayne while the Missions’ starter, Josh Geer, limited the Hooks’ offense to 2 runs over 6 quality innings.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Hunter Renfroe
Pitching Player of the Day: Colin Rea