Found August 22, 2013 on Padres Public:
Questions don’t make you a fisherman. Concentration makes you a fisherman. So practice. Practice fishing now – by concentrating on this ballgame. - David James Duncan, The Brothers K While a game between the Yankees and Indians plays on the television in July of 1960 Hugh “Smoke” Chance admonishes his son Kade for allowing himself to be distracted during Sunday morning baseball. The boy is excited. He is missing church, home watching baseball, and pondering an afternoon of fishing with his dad; a miracle of sorts. His attention wanes, though, as he tries to understand what concentration has to do with fishing. In a round about way his dad tries to explain that, to excel at fishing, one must also be adept at focusing on the task at hand; to be able to concentrate. The father asks him to concentrate on the ballgame. It is 2013 and the Padres are playing the Pirates in August. I reflect on the line from Duncan’s novel and realize that I am not different from a child who lacks the abili...

Pitching for Next Year: Tyson Ross

Before the season, I meant to write about three Padres pitchers that intrigued me in a way that virtually every other guy on the staff did not: Tyson Ross, Andrew Cashner, and Anthony Bass. Each had shown bursts of promise, had been touted in the past, and was entering his physical prime. They might be nothing, but unlike with Jason Marquis, Clayton Richard, and Eric Stults, at least...

Rumors: Padres place Chase Headley on waivers

The San Diego Padres have placed third baseman Chase Headley on waivers, according to CBS' Jon Heyman. Placing players on waivers is standard procedure and deals don't often happen, but this may be different. The Padres are 16.5 games out of first place in the NL West and Headley won't negotiate a deal during the season. Headley told this to Corey Brock of

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-21-13

The AZL Padres, TinCaps, Storm, and the Missions all won by 1 run while Tucson won by just 2 runs. The TinCaps and the Storm enjoyed walk-off victories. Eugene was the lone team to lose in the organization tonight, and they only lost by 1 run. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Reynaldo Bruguera Pitching Player of the Day: Anthony Bass   Tucson Padres 5, Tacoma Rainiers 3 Dean Anna-SS...

Daily Friar 8.22.13

Ian Kennedy was lights out for the Padres yesterday as they were able to take the final game of the series against the Pirates. The Padres didn’t give him very much breathing room though as the offense again struggled to put runs on the board. This time they only managed two, but Kennedy was able to remain dominant. The Padres left seven men on base and went one for nine with runners...

Get Shorty

…Out of Center Field Apologies to Elmore Leonard, whose death yesterday at the age of 87 inspired this post, if you can believe it.* When Cameron Maybin went down with his knee injury, Bud Black had, to play center field, his choice of two fourth outfielders — Will Venable & Chris Denorfia. And a utility player who was seen by most as just an emergency outfielder, Alexi...

SDSN™: Padres Daily Minor League Recap 8/22: Anthony Bass dominates and the Missions clinch a playoff birth

SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- This season with the help of the Padres affiliates, San Diego Sporting News will be covering the Padres minor league affiliates from Low-A...The post SDSN™: Padres Daily Minor League Recap 8/22: Anthony Bass dominates and the Missions clinch a playoff birth appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-22-13

The AZL Padres enjoyed an outstanding start from Pete Kelich and a strong performance from Franmil Reyes in their 9-4 victory. The Emeralds and the Missions struggled offensively while the T-Pads and the TinCaps each won by 3 runs. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Franmil Reyes Pitching Player of the Day: Joe Ross/Pete Kelich   Tucson Padres 9, Tacoma Rainiers 6 Dan Robertson-CF: 1...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-20-13

The T-Pads offense continued to click while the Missions were treated to an impressive pitching performance by Matt Wisler. Both the Storm and the TinCaps won close games. The short season teams, Eugene and the AZL Padres, were the only teams to lose on the farm tonight. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Cory Spangenberg Pitching Prospect of the Day: Matt Wisler   Tucson Padres 7, Sacramento...

Gyorko leads the Padres to a 8-6 comeback win over the Cubs

SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- Jedd Gyorko went 3-4 with two home runs and four RBI’s leading the Padres to a 8-6 comeback win over the Cubs Friday...The post Gyorko leads the Padres to a 8-6 comeback win over the Cubs appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.

Padres 8, Cubs 6

Will Venable had three hits and three RBIs, including a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and the San Diego Padres rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-6 on Friday night. Jedd Gyorko homered twice and drove in a career-high four runs as the Padres stormed back after a terrible start. Chase Headley and Logan Forsythe had two hits apiece. Nate Schierholtz hit a three-run...

Padres 2, Pirates 1

Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings, combining with two relievers on a four-hitter, and Yonder Alonso drove in two runs as the San Diego Padres beat the NL Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep. Kennedy, who played at Southern Cal, outpitched Gerrit Cole, who pitched at UCLA before the Pirates made him the first pick overall in the June...

Five Good Thin’s: Pirate Edition

Ah me favorite series o’ t’ year. T’ time I get t’ speak like a man o’ t’ sea, t’ dreaded Pirate. After winnin’ two straight games against t’ Mets, T’ Friars dropped t’ first two, and t’ series hostin’ t’ Pirates at Petco Park. Though this be normally not a good thin’, thar be plenty o’ positives t’ take from this series. Here be me five.”   5...

Cubs-Padres Preview

Considering recent history, a visit from the Chicago Cubs might provide the San Diego Padres with a good opportunity to end their current home struggles. Edinson Volquez hopes to remain undefeated against Chicago and help the Padres to a fifth straight home victory over the lowly Cubs on Friday night. San Diego (57-70) is 34-31 at Petco Park, but has dropped six of nine there....
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