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With ten more games in the books for our San Diego Padres the time has come to revisit the poll we began over one month ago. The predictions for the Padres over the remaining 50 games were not very promising then and when the team went 2-8 through games 113-122 suspicions about a disastrous finish seemed to be confirmed. Or were they?
The Padres turned things around during their next 10 contests and managed to go 5-5 during games 123-132.
As improbable as that stretch seemed with the team’s catalyst (Everth Cabrera) and best power hitter (Carlos Quentin) out of the line-up the Padres continued their run of success, finishing their most recent run of 10 games with a record of 6-4.
So over the last 30 games played the Padres are 13-17. It looks like a dismal run but it certainly could have been far worse considering how the Padres began back on August 6th.
So how are they doing it?
In 8 out of the last 10 games the pitching staff has held the opposition to 3 runs or fewer. Ian Kenned...
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On Friday, Cameron Maybin underwent successful surgery on his right wrist to repair a torn TFCC ligament in his wrist. If rehabilitation goes as planned, he should be able and ready at full strength to start the 2014 season. That’s the good news.
The bad news comes in waves. First, it’s now been 2 full years since Maybin suffered his initial injury on the wrist. He has now essentially...
Press Release provided by the San Diego Padres Media Department:
Downloadable PDF version here: 2014 Padres Schedule
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today released the club’s schedule for the 2014 regular season. The team will open the season at Petco Park on Monday, March 31, beginning a three-game series and a three-game homestand against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Every month, MadFriars looks at the best performers across the Padres minor league affiliates. As the minor league season wraps up, we take one final look at all six affiliates to highlight the players who made the biggest contributions in August.
Reymond Fuentes August was one of the best months any Padre farmhand posted all year. The 22-year-old outfielder had a torrid...
In an effort to stay close to our roots, the staff at Padres Public, will offer-up a haiku each Monday (sorry – I’m late) to describe the previous week in Padres Baseball. Restricting our feelings to 3 lines and 17 syllables to describe a week of play is a massive undertaking, but (un) fortunately, we are more than up to the task.
The Padres had a weird week. They were swept...
Your browser does not support iframes. Well, here is something you don't see everyday. On Sunday, during the Rockies-Padres game at Petco Park, this fan decided to make his way around the stadium on a pair of stilts. How did the man sneak into the park with stilts? We don't know. But we do know that he did and the result was one crazy spectacle.
LAKE ELSINORE - In 2009, James Needy seemed to have the world by the tail. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound right-handed pitcher out of Santana High School had just been drafted by the hometown Padres and had a full ride to the University of San Diego.
I'm looking forward to playing baseball for San Diego or San Diego, Needy told the San Diego Union-Tribune at the time
I have a lot of...
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
Andrew Cashner has been really dialed in during his last four or so starts, this time working into the 8th inning and striking out 7 Phillies on his way to the win. Chase Headley mixed in some offense and just like that the Padres...
The Padres offense came alive yesterday at Citizens Bank Park behind a strong outing by Andrew Cashner. Cashner went 7 2/3 innings pitched, allowed only 4 hits, 2 runs, and one walk while striking out seven. The offense provided more than enough run support as the Padres came out on top 8-2. Today, the Pads send Eric Stults to the mound to face fellow southpaw Cliff Lee of the Phillies...
Dana, I’m what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man, and I’ve failed much more than I’ve succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, “Where are we going?” And it starts to get better.” – Calvin Traeger, Sports Night
Towards the end of the second and last season of the great, short-lived Aaron Sorkin dramedy Sports Night,...
Preview of today’s game – ESPN
Dominant Street earns NL weekly honors – Corey Brock of Padres.com
2014 San Diego Padres schedule – Steve Adler of The Friarhood
Daily farm round-up: 9-9-13 – Alex Bartlett of The Friarhood
NL West Scores Yesterday:
Rockies 2, Giants 3. W: Casilla (6-2) L: Ottavina (1-3)
Diamondbacks 1, Dodgers 8. W: Nolasco (13-9) L: Delgado...
SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- Padres defeat the Phillies 8-2. The Padres took the early lead 1-0 in the 1st on an RBI single by Headley. The Padres...The post Padres defeat the Phillies 8-2 appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.
Cameron Rupp's father celebrates his son's first major league hit Amidst a season of disappointment and lack of interest from the once dedicated fan base, the Phillies decided it was time to initiate the first "Bark in the Park" promotion at Citizen's Bank Park. With hundreds of dogs scattered throughout...
Both the Missions and the TinCaps played in must win games today, and both teams rose to the occasion and collected victories. Hunter Renfroe was an offensive force for Fort Wayne while the Missions’ starter, Josh Geer, limited the Hooks’ offense to 2 runs over 6 quality innings.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Hunter Renfroe
Pitching Player of the Day: Colin Rea
San Diego Padres (65-77) @ Philadelphia Phillies (66-77)Pitching Match-Ups:Tuesday - Andrew Cashner vs. Tyler CloydWednesday - Eric Stults vs. Roy HalladayThursday - Tyson Ross vs. Cliff LeeFriars Bats:R - 543 (27th)AVG - .247 (22nd)OPS - .691 (26th)Will Venable/OF is having a breakout season (.273/.819, 21 HR, 17 SB), while Chase Headley/3B is having an awful season (.239/.709 after...
Looking to extend a hot stretch just like their opponent is, the San Diego Padres likely have to generate the run support they've lacked in Andrew Cashner's recent starts to continue theirs.
Pitching well despite being winless in more than a month, Cashner tries to help visiting San Diego win its fourth straight Tuesday night while keeping the Philadelphia Phillies from...