Found July 30, 2013 on
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“If you’re keeping score Venable will hit in the eighth spot in the batting order …. no that can’t be right.”
In the seventh inning of Saturday’s game against Arizona, with the Padres comfortably ahead 9-3, manager Buddy Black made a number of substitutions. Will Venable entered the game to play center. Chris Denorfia moved from center to right. Tim Stauffer came in to relieve Andrew Cashner. The substitutions caused companion changes to the lineup. Stauffer took Jesus Guzman‘s spot in the order (5th) because Guzzy had made the last out of the top half. Venable, therefore, entered in the pitcher’s spot.
So far so good.
While relaying the changes, Dick Enberg initially reported Venable entering in the 8-hole. He realized pretty quickly something was amiss.
“The scoreboard is wrong.”
Every ballpark displays the lineup consistently, and yet differently. When I was a kid attending games at Dodger Stadium there were no player names on the scoreboard. The lineups there
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Okay, this may wind up being a bit of a rant. Hang with me. There will be a point.
I haven’t written a piece for Friarhood in a long time. In fact, I just recently got a text from Steve. It simply said: “Writer’s block?” I didn’t even respond to that.
So, the question I asked myself is why? Why haven’t I written anything in so long? Why didn’t I text Steve back? Sure...
The San Diego Padres have recalled right-handed reliever Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Tucson and placed right-handed starter Sean O'Sullivan on paternity leave.
Mikolas was called up Tuesday for the fourth time this season. He's made one appearance this year, pitching a scoreless ninth inning at home against San Francisco on July 11. In 44 games at Tucson, he is 3-1 with...
Via Corey Brock’s twitter account:
The #Padres deal with the #Dbacks: Get RHP Ian Kennedy for LHP Joe Thatcher, RHP Matt Stites (Double-A) and a draft pick (comp B).
Kennedy will be under the Padres control through 2015 with two years of arbitration remaining. Kennedy’s struggles since 2011 are well documented, 18-20 4.47 ERA, 344 HA allowed in 332.1IP. Kennedy and Padres...
There may be no more magical time for a baseball fan than the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. It’s like Christmas morning without the religion or messy package cleanup – it’s a holiday for everyone! Whether your team is at the top, the bottom, or languishing somewhere in the middle there’s a reasonable chance you’ll get to take part in the excitement come July 31st...
While the San Diego Padres are among the teams not expected to make a significant trade between now and Wednesday's deadline, they are focused on dealing relievers, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.
#Padres big-picture ideas haven't materialized. Focus now more on bullpen pieces (Gregerson & Thatcher, to name two).
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 29, 2013...
Crazy busy day today bat the ol’ J-O-B but I wanted to touch base with you all, albeit quickly. So long story short, here’s my five good things from the former” house of horrors” and now current ‘home sweet, home”, Chase Field.
5. Andrew Cashner
Cashner got into a world of trouble again in the first inning of Saturday’s game loading the bases with only one out before...
I know, we’re jumping the gun here…but let’s stick with the theme!
The non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone for the 2013 season, and Ian Kennedy is now a member of the San Diego Padres. Acquired in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Joe Thatcher, AA pitcher Matt Stites, and a Round B Competitive Balance Pick in the 2014 Rule 4 Draft, Kennedy’s acquisition...
Chris Denorfia hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Chapman (3-4) walked leadoff batter Yonder Alonso on a 3-2 pitch, then Denorfia drove a 98 mph first-pitch offering from Chapman over the center-field fence 423 feet away to deal the Reds their fourth...
I’m back now from a very busy weekend. I hope that you all enjoyed the weekend as our Padres took on the Diamondbacks in what proved to be a very good series for them. I want to thank Alex Bartlett for taking over for me while I was spending time with my family. So here we are, Monday again and the Padres actually had a good road trip. Overall they went 6-4 over the ten game span...
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
“Sometimes you eat the Norf. And sometimes the Norf eats you.” ~ Sam Elliot (The Big Lebowski)
Last night, everyone in San Diego echoed that same sentiment. The series opener moved along at a leisurely pace until the ninth inning when...
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Diamondbacks have traded Opening Day starter Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres in a package headlined by left-handed relief pitcher Joe Thatcher.
Kennedy, who won 21 games in 2011, has struggled mightily of late. He was the losing pitcher on Tuesday night in Tampa, continuing a winless streak that dates to June 1. In his last 10 starts...
The Arizona Diamondbacks solidified their bullpen at the cost of depleting their major league rotation, sending Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres in exchange for reliever Joe Thatcher, minor league prospect Matt Stites, and a competitive balance draft pick.
Kennedy is the biggest name involved in the deal, and while he's not a superstar (contrary to what his 2011 season...
Sitting eight games below .500 and five behind trading partner, Arizona, the San Diego Padres added an arm to their rotation.
Ian Kennedy, a former 21-game-winner and before that, a Yankee prospect, now stands with an ugly 3-8 record and 5.23 ERA. He seems to have overstayed his welcome in Arizona, but the Padres will now take a shot on the righty who hails from Southern California...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chris Denorfia hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Chapman (3-4) walked leadoff batter Yonder Alonso on a 3-2 pitch, then Denorfia drove a 98 mph first-pitch offering from Chapman over the center-field fence 423 feet away to deal...
According to MLB.com’s Corey Brock, the San Diego Padres have reached an agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks in trade that will send statrer Ian Kennedy to the Padres for lefty reliever Joe Thatcher, Double-A reliever Matt Stites, and a compensation round B draft pick.
Kennedy is 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA in 21 starts for the Diamondbacks this season.Thatcher, 31, is 3-1 with...