Posted July 20, 2012 on
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Edinson Volquez has only his glove to blame for falling just short of the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history.
Volquez threw a one-hitter -- an infield single in the fourth inning that bounced off his glove -- for the first complete game and shutout of his career as the Padres beat the Houston Astros 1-0 on Thursday night.
Alexi Amarista doubled and Logan Forsythe singled in the first inning for the Padres, who won three of the four games in the series and have won five of six overall.
''I had a few in the minor leagues, but right now that doesn't count,'' Volquez said of complete games. ''To do it in the major leagues, complete game, one-hit shutout, that was good.''
Volquez shut down the Astros except for the infield single by Matt Downs, who hit a comebacker to the left side of the mound. Third baseman Chase Headley and Volquez converged on the ball. Volquez opted to attempt to snare the ball but dropped it. Volquez did not attempt ...
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While some clubs in playoff contention are looking to make significant additions ahead of the trade deadline other contenders are in a better position with regards to weaknesses on their roster. They are approaching this deadline looking to add depth, perhaps in the form of a bench bat and/or middle relief help. Teams looking for a guy that can come off the bench late in a pivotal...
It appears that I missed a pretty good pitching performance. I would have watched Edinson Volquez baffle the Astros last night, but I was spending the day at the movies theater seeing The Dark Knight Rises...which is awesome by the way. That is also the reason for this being posted so late this morning. Anyway back to baseball. Again the Padres throw a one hitter, and in doing so...
In a bit of news that pretty much shocked the hell out of me, Jon Heyman of CBS floated out a tidbit that the San Diego Padres aren't going to look to trade Carlos Quentin and Huston Street at the deadline....but in fact, sign the duo to long-term deals.
Quentin is one of the more attractive corner outfield bats on the market, and Street is one of the best relievers. Both...
The Missions have an offensive explosion as Rymer Liriano hits his first home run as a Mission. The Emeralds continue their winning ways and the TinCaps blow the Kernels out. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Jonathan Galvez/Rymer LirianoPitching Prospect of the Day: Adys Portillo Tucson Padres 3, Reno Aces 4Andy Parrino-LF: 2-5, 3b, 2K, Run scoredJedd Gyorko-3B: 1-3, RBI, BB, K,Matt...
The San Diego Padres are playing much better baseball recently after a deplorable 19-40 start. They are 21-15 over their last 36 games. After scoring seven or more runs only six times in the season's first 70 games, they have done it 11 times in their last 25 games, which explains their 16-9 record over the span. Padres manager Bud Black says the improvement is due to a...
The Padres came back with three impressive wins over the Astros after dropping the first gameto take the four game series in San Diego. After being shut out in the opener by Houston, the Padres scored eight runs in each game over two consecutive wins before getting a shutout of their own the final game.The Padres are 5-2 since the All-Star break and will start a three game series...
Midway through the month of June the Padres promoted the most prolific performer of the early part of the month to Lake Elsinore. Infielder Casey McElroy was hitting .513 when promoted to high A with 10 extra base hits in 10 games. The crowded Fort Wayne infield was easier to manage after his promotion. The player to step up for the team was infielder Travis Whitmore. His .296/.367...
Carlos Quentin, Yasmani Grandal and Chase Headley each hit home runs as the San Diego Padres powered past the Colorado Rockies 9-5 on Friday night.
Jason Marquis (3-5) pitched five innings for his second straight win for San Diego, which has won four straight and six of seven. Huston Street retired the side in the ninth to secure the win, and has not allowed a run in his last 13...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Yonder Alonso went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs and the San Diego Padres used a five-run fourth inning to beat the Houston Astros 8-4 on Wednesday.
Clayton Richard (7-10) allowed four runs in 8 1-3 innings to snap a two-game losing streak. The left-hander gave up nine hits, including two home runs by Matt Downs and struck out two. Richard added an RBI double in the sixth...
Eric Stults had a strong showing in his four-inning rehab appearance to pace Tucson. Matt Jackson stepped in for the Missions nicely after Donn Roach joined the rest of the rotation on the DL. Chris Fetter continues to climb back from surgery while a pair of lefties deal in Eugene. Max Fried took his first professional loss.
Yonder Alonso went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs and the San Diego Padres used a five-run fourth inning to beat the Houston Astros 8-4 on Wednesday.
Clayton Richard (7-10) allowed four runs in 8 1-3 innings to snap a two-game losing streak. The left-hander gave up nine hits, including two home runs by Matt Downs and struck out two. Richard added an RBI double in the sixth.
The Padres won...
There once was a boy who went by the name of Grey. Grey didn’t always pay his bar tab. Grey didn’t always change his underwear. He didn’t like the theater. He never ate fortune cookies, though he did read the fortune. Well, he didn’t do or like a lot of ‘things’ that other ‘people’ did. But one thing Grey always did like was some motherf**ckin’ Hodgepadres...
Here are the latest trade rumors, with any additional rumors being added to the bottom throughout the day.
**Jim Bowden reports that the Pirates are aggressively trying to land a middle of the order bat. He also notes that Neal Huntington’s first choice is Justin Upton, but says that Huntington would have to deal Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, plus Starling Marte, to get a deal...
The San Diego Padres are surging behind strong pitching.
The Colorado Rockies' performance on the mound is a big reason for their troubles.
Jason Marquis will try to keep the Padres rolling and build on his own strong performance in the opener of a three-game set Friday night against the last-place Rockies.
San Diego (39-55) has won five of six while its pitchers have compiled...