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It’s August 23rd. As I type this it’s August 22nd but by time you are reading it, it is August 23rd. As a Padres fan, the date is inconsequential. The season, insomuch as “the season” can be defined as having a legitimate shot at making the playoffs, is over. Yesterday Avenging Jack Murphy posted a brilliant piece of writing that was Camus like. About nothing and everything. Such is the mind of a fan whose team is knee deep in the dog days with nothing to play for. It has been difficult to keep my concentration of late as well. I didn’t realize the Padres had a day game on Wednesday until I got into my car to head home from work. Really, at this point I’m just waiting on September 1st for Minor League call-ups and September 21st so I can grab one of those scarves.
In a season of extraordinary peaks and valleys we’ve leveled off. This is no way for a baseball fan to feel. That’s what today’s post is about. Because, with the Padres out of it, it’s time to align yourselves with another...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
After arguably the worst start of his career, the San Diego Padres have cried “uncle” and designated starting pitcher Edinson Volquez for assignment. Volquez, 30, was acquired in a multi-player deal after the regular season in 2011 and has appeared in 59 games for the Padres between 2012 and 2013. All 59 games were ones he had started.
Volquez struggled considerably this season...
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
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...
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.
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...
Yesterday, we posted a question on our Facebook page asking you all, “At this point in the season, how do you feel when Volquez takes the mound for the #Padres?”
Once again, your response was awesome as we received 61 comments.
Currently, the Padres sit 18.0 games out of first place in the NL West and 14.5 games behind the NL Wild Card leaders. They have 34 games left to play...
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.
Felix Pie will bring speed and some contact hitting to the Pirates, though not much else.
SAN DIEGO — No time for formalities. Why was outfielder Felix Pie called up Wednesday to join the Pirates’ roster?
“We felt he was our best available option,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. “With Travis [Snider] being on the DL, Alex Presley and Andrew Lambo in limbo...
Will Venable and Jedd Gyorko are having the August that Chase Headley had last season.
Venable homered deep into the right field seats with one out in the seventh inning Friday night at Petco Park to break a 6-6 tie and lead the Padres to an 8-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
An inning later Jedd Gyorko hit his second homer of the game as the Padres overcame a six-run deficit ...
Last night did not start off well for the Padres. As Ron Burgundy would’ve put it, “that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand, fast.” The Cubs got on the board early scoring six runs in the first and forcing Padres starter, Edinson Volquez out of the the ballgame after recording only two outs. Fortunately, that would be all the Cubbies would score as the Padres...
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.”
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....