Posted April 30, 2012 on
Tim Stauffer made his first rehab appearance as he works the rust off in Elsinore. Nate Freiman continues to mash and now has more homers than either the TinCaps or Storm roster. Yasmani Grandal homers again in Tucson while a few big names are starting to get things going at the plate.

Tekotte gets the call

Outfielder Blake Tekotte joined the San Diego Padres yesterday, his third stint with the team since last season. The Padres sent OF Jeremy Hermida to the 15-day DL with a groin injury as the corresponding move. So, what will Tekotte’s role be? Most likely, the Padres see him as a straight replacement for Hermida. He’ll see action every few days, getting 1-2 starts per week. He...

A To Do List For Incoming Ownership

Now that it seems to be just a matter of time before John Moores sells the Padres (again), here’s a checklist of things the incoming owners, whoever they may be, should consider before they walk in the door at Petco Park. These are just my suggestions but if the new owner(s) want to get off to a good start with the fans here in San Diego they might want to take this list seriously...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-29-12

Prospect of the Day Yasmani Grandal goes yard for the second time in 3 games. The Storm get shut out in Tim Stauffer’s first rehab start. Tucson Padres 3, Sacramento River Cats 11 Daniel Robertson-LF: 2-5, 2b, Run scored, K Matt Clark-DH: 0-3, BB, K Vince Belnome-1B: 0-3, BB, K Everth Cabrera-CF: 1-3, 2b, RBI, 2 K’s, 2 outfield assists James Darnell-3B: 1-4, Run scored, K Yasmani...

Padres Insider: Injury updates & hitting streaks

LF Carlos Quentin will begin a rehab assignment with Class AAA Tucson on Tuesday, although his return to the Padres is still at least a week away. Quentin had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee March 19 to repair the meniscus and remove floating particles. "Running straight ahead is usually not a problem in these injuries," manager Bud Black said after the Padres put...

Padres place Hermida on DL

The San Diego Padres placed outfielder Jeremy Hermida on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained left adductor and recalled outfielder Blake Tekotte from Triple-A Tucson. The DL move is retroactive to April 27. Hermida, 28, is hitting .250 (6-for-24) in 13 games this season. Tekotte, a third-round pick in 2008, made his major-league debut last year and appeared in 11 games.

Daily Friar 4.29.12

And the bid for the Padres to win three games in a row was stolen from them. One play at first base changed the outcome of this game, and I think that it is sad really. Anthony Bass pitched a heck of a game and deserved a better outcome then what he got. If you can pitch 8 innings of complete game ball you should be able to pull out the win. The offense, defense and the umpires made...

Braun has first career three-homer game

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Ryan Braun hit three home runs in a game for the first time in his career, connecting in consecutive at-bats against the Padres at spacious Petco Park on Monday night.Braun hit a solo homer into the sand area beyond the fence in right-center -- one of the deepest parts of Petco Park -- in the fourth and a two-run shot onto the balcony on the fourth level of the...

Marcum gets the ball against struggling Padres

Ryan Braun was already starting to regain his power stroke even before a career night in his home state. The reigning NL MVP will try to continue his home run surge Tuesday night against winless Edinson Volquez and the San Diego Padres. Braun had his first three-homer game and the first in Petco Park history Monday, leading the Brewers to a series-opening 8-3 win. He barely missed...

Daily Friar 4.30.12

Winning game one of a three game series usually puts that team in a good position to take the series. Win game one, and then you have two more opportunities to win one more game to lock up the series. The Padres won game one against the Giants, had game two stolen from them, then came into game three knowing what they had to do. Game three didn't happen though. The offense was...

Friars Fail To Capture First Series Win in San Francisco

The Padres came into AT&T Park looking for their first series win while trying to establish a winning streak with a three game series against the Giants. After an impressive win on Friday, the Padres dropped the next two against their bay area rival. Saturday’s loss was especially difficult to swallow with a controversial call enabled the Giants to rake the lead late in the...

Friarhood - Taking a Swing at Cancer Together

Dear Friarhood and Friends, Steve approached me recently about an idea to round up and unite the Friarhood in an effort to start a fundraising campaign for Stand Up To Cancer (you may remember that in the last couple of years the Padres have been actively involved in this effort ). Despite my initial thoughts of “I’m simply to busy for this,” well, I have a hard time saying...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-28-12

Burch Smith K’s 13 in the best start by any farmhand this season. The Missions overcome a rough start from Keyvius Sampson to pull out a win.   Tucson Padres 1, Sacramento River Cats 5 Daniel Robertson-LF: 0-5, Outfield assist Matt Clark-DH: 0-3, BB, Run scored, 3 K’s Vince Belnome-1B: 2-4, 2b, 3 RBI Everth Cabrera-SS: 2-3 BB, Run scored, Stolen base (11) James Darnell-3B:...

Daily Friar 5.1.12

The Padres were up to their normal antics last night. Terrible defense and lackluster offense once again. For example, runners on 2nd and 3rd nobody out and no one is able to come home. Next example: runners on 1st and 3rd nobody out, double play one run in. Not very productive offense at all. Not to mention we had roid rage run rampant on us last night. Ryan Braun went 4-5 with...

Brewers-Padres Preview

San Diego Padres hitters haven't given much support to their improved pitching staff and rookie right-hander Joe Wieland has especially had trouble getting help from his teammates. Wieland will try again for his first major league victory when the Padres open a three-game series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. San Diego has posted a 2.56 ERA over the...

Madfriars' Farm Report: April 27

Yasmani Grandal hit a homer in his first plate appearance in three weeks to help set the tone for Tucson. Juan Oramas continues to struggle, digging a hole so deep even Nate Freiman can't climb out. Matt Jackson was dealing in Elsinore, while the TinCaps didn't give John much to watch.
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