Posted August 26, 2012 on AP on Fox
Edinson Volquez pitched seven effective innings and the San Diego Padres extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. The Padres roughed up Trevor Cahill (9-11) and had at least 10 hits for the sixth time in eight games to complete their second sweep in the desert this season. Volquez (9-9) recovered after a shaky first inning and San Diego's bullpen escaped some sketchy moments of its own to win its sixth straight over Arizona. Aaron Hill hit a two-run homer off Brad Brach in the eighth to pull Arizona within one, but Luke Gregerson escaped a jam to finish off the inning and pitched a perfect ninth for his first save since 2010. Cahill has been plagued by slow starts and Sunday was no different. Moved up in the rotation after Arizona traded left-hander Joe Saunders to Baltimore, he opened with a couple of groundouts before giving up a single to Chase Headley. Cahill then walked Carlos Quentin to set u...

VIDEO: Everth Cabrera makes a crazy diving play

Your browser does not support iframes. In the bottom of the eighth inning of Sunday's 5-4 Padres win over the Diamondbacks, Justin Upton hit a grounder deep into the hole between shortstop and third base. Everth Cabrera of the Padres made the stop on the outfield grass, and threw a laser over to first base to get Upton by a step. Cabrera made the throw from a few feet...

Putz's dominance has Gibson wanting more

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz has made 22 consecutive scoreless appearances, one of the best runs in franchise history, and manager Kirk Gibson sees more of the same in future. The D-backs hold a 6.5 million option on Putz for 2013, and Gibson believes Putz can be a valuable component again next season. It is not that Gibson is lobbying, but ... "I think he can...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-27-12

Excluding Tucson’s offensive output where Jedd Gyorko hit his 6th home run over his last 9 games for Tucson, it was a very rough night for every offense on the farm. Out of the rest of the teams, San Antonio was shutout, Eugene was 2-hit, and Fort Wayne was 4-hit. Lake Elsinore managed to put up 4 runs, but they couldn’t keep the JetHawks off the board as they lost 12-4.Hitting...

Padres 3, Braves 0

Casey Kelly combined with three relievers on a four-hitter to win his major league debut and Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Monday night to extend their season-high streak to eight straight wins. The 22-year-old Kelly was the key player among the four obtained from the Boston Red Sox in the trade for Adrian Gonzalez...

Madfriars' Daily Farm Report: August 26

Andrew Cashner had a strong second rehab outing on an ugly day for the Padres system. The bats were completely shut down in Tucson, San Antonio and Fort Wayne, and only slightly better even in the hitters' paradise of Lancaster. Eugene pulled out the system's only victory.

Padres ball girl makes great one-handed grab of line drive (Video)

A San Diego Padres ball girl made a one-handed catch of a line drive with her glove in front of the Atlanta Braves bullpen during Monday night's MLB game at Petco Park. It happened in the bottom of the fifth inning as Padres batter Logan Forsythe hit a sharp liner down the first base side directly towards the Braves bullpen. The Braves relief pitchers began to get out of...

Daily Friar 8.25.12

One of my biggest fears coming into this Arizona series was whether or not the pitching would be able to do its job. Well, if Eric Stults' performance is any indication then the pitching should be just fine. He did outstanding last night in more ways than one. I also figured that the offense would have no trouble scoring runs, but I didn't expect that the number 9 hole would...

10 facts about the Diamondbacks series

After a brief 3-game homestand over the weekend, the Reds (77-52) hit the road for a 3-game tilt against the Arizona Diamonbacks (64-64) beginning Monday night. Cincy continues to thrive in Joey Votto's (left knee) absence having gone 27-14 since he hit the disabled list on July 16th. They have also managed to build their division lead from one game to six during that...

Lake Elsinore Player and Pitcher of the Month: July 2012

Last season we noted the injury of catcher Tommy Medica and the surgery that followed. Since coming back from that injury Medica has mostly been used as a DH/1B as he continued to rehab his shoulder and never gave up on the idea of catching in the future.  Medica has caught one game this season but continues to play most of his games as a DH/1B. Obviously his shoulder has not come...

D-backs' Skaggs suffers first career defeat

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' youth movement is official, certified by Elias. With Joe Saunders now in Baltimore, the D-backs will have the youngest starting rotation in the major leagues this turn through. The only way that may change the rest of the season is if another team robs the cradle. The D-backs believe in their young arms and will let them gain valuable experience...

Youk the Dog celebrates "Bark In The Park" in Arizona (Video)

Last night was Bark at the Park in Arizona as dogs from around the Arizona decided to take in a baseball game between the Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres. The fine folks at Fox Sports West tracked down one pooch by the name of Youk and did an interview with its owner: Your browser does not support iframes.

Baltimore Acquires Joe Sauders from Arizona

The Baltimore Orioles acquired starting pitcher Joe Saunders from the Arizona Diamondbacks for reliever Matt Lindstrom and a player to be named later. The Diamondbacks also sent some cash to offset the $1 million plus still owed to Saunders for the rest of the 2012 season.Lindstrom had been acquired before the season along with Jason Hammel from the Rockies in the Jeremy Guthrie...

Orioles acquire Saunders from Diamondbacks

The Baltimore Orioles acquired left-handed starter Joe Saunders from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday for right-hander Matt Lindstrom. The Orioles, who also received cash considerations, recalled right-hander Jake Arrieta to take the 25th spot on the roster for Sunday's game. Saunders was placed on waivers Tuesday and the team began to seek trade offers for him. After going...
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