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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Chase Headley homered in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman, the first hit the hard-throwing lefty allowed since his return from being hit in the head by a line drive, and the San Diego Padres beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Tuesday night.
The Padres got their season-high fourth straight win despite managing only three hits. Seth Smith had the only two hits that Mike Leake allowed in the first eight innings.
Headley connected on a 99 mph fastball from Chapman (0-1), who was making his second appearance since undergoing surgery to repair damage after being struck in the left eye and nose during a spring training game.
Joaquin Benoit (1-0) allowed a walk in the eighth. Huston Street got the last three outs for his 12th save in as many chances. Street hasn't allowed a run in his last 10 innings.
Smith was the NL's most recent player of the week and extended his hitting streak to nine games, matching his career high. He's 19 for 34 during the streak.
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The Padres are on their first 3-game winning streak of the season! Within this streak, the Padres have put up their highest and second-highest (as well as their seventh-highest) run totals of the season. During said streak, Seth Smith has missed a cycle by one hit on consecutive days (needing a home run on Friday, a single on Saturday). I figured these were interesting, albeit meaningless...
The Reds picked up a series victory over the Rockies this past weekend and that is good news in more ways than one. This is because Cincinnati has been bestowed the dubious prestigious baseball heavyweight championship belt from the folks at CBS Sports' Eye on Baseball.Some of you may be wondering, what the hell is the baseball heavyweight championship belt all about? Fortunately...
Video: Phillips takes over Kennedy's air time.
It comes as no surprise that most of the San Diego Padres' starting pitchers are receiving such little run support from the majors' lowest-scoring lineup.
Andrew Cashner likely has become accustomed to that trend, though San Diego is hoping to continue its unexpected offensive surge to help the right-hander end the longest losing streak of his career.
The Padres seek a fourth...
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after making breakfast, brunch, and dinner for the mothers in our lives. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking omelets.
The Padres inextricably took games 2 and 3 of the series setting themselves up to win 3 out of 4 games if they could win on a sunny Mothers’ Day.
Will Venable led off the game...
The impact on Carlos Quentin’s knees was nearly immediate. Tuesday, two pitches into the bottom of the first, in Quentin’s first major league game in nearly 10 months, Cincinnati’s Billy Hamilton sliced a fly ball to left, toward Quentin, toward the outfielder whose knees have in no small part affected the fortunes of an offense.
Quentin raced to his right. The ball kept slicing...
Your browser does not support iframes.In case you missed it, Brandon Phillips was doing Brandon Phillips-like things on Tuesday. No, I'm not referring to his three hits and multiple defensive web gems in Cincinnati's bout with the Padres. What I'm referring to is how Phillips carefully videobombed this interview of Ian Kennedy.Watch as the 32-year-old leaves his mark...
San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin had a delayed start to 2014 due to a bone bruise in his left knee. He began the season on the disabled list before making his debut Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds.#174733878 / gettyimages.comDarren Smith of The Mighty 1090 AM radio station tweeted good news to San Diego fans Monday night with regard to Quentin's status:Carlos...
Johnny Cueto had to wait an extra day for the chance to continue his strong start and cool off the San Diego Padres.
After Wednesday's meeting was postponed due to rain, Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds try to keep the visiting Padres from extending their season-high winning streak to five in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Thursday.
The Reds (17-20) have had eight rain delays...
In activating Carlos Quentin from the disabled list the Padres also sent Kyle Blanks back to Triple-A, demoting the 27-year-old outfielder without giving him much of a shot for playing time.
Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reported earlier this week that the A’s are interested in trading for Blanks, whose power and plate discipline could be a nice fit in a part-time role with Oakland.
For Aroldis Chapman and Reds fans across the nation March 20th was a scary day. The flame throwing left hander was hit by a comebacker in the face while facing the Arizona Diamondbacks in spring training. Chapman had to have immediate surgery and the timetable for his return seemed to be more later than sooner.
Throwing as hard as Chapman does doesn’t help the ball travel any...
As we draw closer to the Memorial Day holiday -- the first time MLB fans should start taking the divisional standings seriously -- here are four sell-high starting pitchers to trade away in the coming weeks:
Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds
At first blush, it sounds ludricrous to entertain the notion of trading Cueto (3-2, 1.43 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, 68/16 K-BB) just a few weeks into the season...
When I first came up with an idea to write about the subject of slump busting, the Padres were neck-deep in an offensive funk that it seemed they would never come out of. So, I took to Twitter with what I thought would be a novel concept:
The funnier the better. You just might get in my @PadresPublic post next Wed. Use #PPSlumpbusters in your answer(s).
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (...
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