Found June 02, 2012 on
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SAN DIEGO -- What began with a misunderstanding ended with an avalanche of trouble for the Diamondbacks.
Benches cleared and bullpens emptied after D-backs center fielder Chris Young was buzzed by a high-and-tight fastball in the top of the eighth inning Friday night. After order was restored, the real damage in the Padres' eventual 7-1 victory began.
It started when D-backs rookie Wade Miley, who could have thrown the ball through the eye of a needle most of the night, made the one pitch he would have taken back, a high changeup to pinch-hitter Jesus Guzman.
Guzman hit it for a two-run homer to break a 1-1 tie with one out in the last of the eighth, and the Padres added four more runs in the frame to put the game away. Three were charged to reliever David Hernandez, who did not retire any of the four batters he faced after replacing Miley, and one came in when Justin Upton dropped a sacrifice fly in right field to allow a second run to score on the play.
Wade threw the ball...
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San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin got pranked by his teammates Yonder Alonso and Andy Parrino recently when the team was in New York to play the Mets.The three teammates went to a burger joint in New York and Maybin ordered a huge burger while Alonso and Parrino ordered something else.While they were eating their meals, a few of the patrons ran to the bathroom and the waitress...
Sources: The Padres are calling up catcher Yasmani Grandal from Tucson. The switch hitting catcher aquired this off season in the Mat Latos trade appears to be headed to San Diego to join the big league team. In 34 games with AAA Tucson Grandal hit .317/.421/.500 with 10 doubles and four homeruns for the TPads.
The Diamondbacks were not themselves in May, both figuratively and literally, and it hurt.
While May was the D-backs breakthrough month a year ago, injuries and uncharacteristic struggles at Chase Field kept them from making much of a push in the NL West this time around.
Chris Young and Daniel Hudson missed a little more than half of the month after going on the disabled list...
SAN DIEGO -- Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson held his arms straight out in front of him and attempted to rotate them outward. The right one made it fine. The left one balked, the result of a surgery in which Gibsons ulna was shortened, plated and sewed back into place.
Good as new? No. Good enough to play? You bet.
Gibson was illustrating a point about Stephen Drew, whose right...
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel was activated from the paternity list and the club optioned outfielder A.J. Pollock to Class AAA, the team announced on Friday. Kubel, 30, was placed on the paternity list on Wednesday to return to Phoenix for the birth of his second child. His wife, Blake, gave birth to their first daughter, Heidi Evelyn. Pollock, 24, did not appear...
Dan Hayes is reporting via twitter: Andy Parrino to the disabled list; Logan Forsythe will be activated tomorrow.
They say in the baseball business, you need a short memory. Whether you just walked a batter after getting squeezed on a called strike three or have just grounded into your second consecutive double-play, you need to clear your mind and focus on the task ahead.
This holds true for a Padres fan, especially after a 1-9 road trip to end what is usually their most successful month...
SAN DIEGO -- Kirk Gibson made it clear before Saturday's game: It's time to stop talking about last year.
"We need to redefine who we want to be," Gibson said.
The new Diamondbacks got off to a good start with a 4-2 victory over the Padres in a game that offered plenty to build on.
Daniel Hudson made the best start of his injury-shortened season, Willie Bloomquist...
The Arizona Diamondbacks are back in the win column.
The major league-worst San Diego Padres haven't been there in more than a week.
Diamondbacks rookie Wade Miley will try to win a career-best fourth consecutive start Friday night when these NL West rivals open a three-game series at Petco Park.
Arizona (23-28) avoided a three-game sweep Wednesday with a 4-1 victory in San...
Erik Hamren has launched a scathing attack on the Swedish FA’s (SvFF) scheduling after their Under-21 side was beaten 6-0...
Trevor Cahill wasn't at his best in his NL debut, but the San Diego Padres weren't able to take advantage.
The Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander has not been as fortunate lately.
Cahill will go for his first victory in six starts Sunday when the Diamondbacks and major league-worst Padres close out their series at Petco Park.
Acquired from Oakland during the offseason,...
Daniel Hudson pitched eight strong innings and Paul Goldschmidt homered, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
The Diamondbacks, who have scored two runs or less in three of their last four games, got an assist from San Diego reliever Joe Thatcher, who balked in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning.
Hudson, making his second...
Two pieces of business we need to address. First off, we won! After a dismal road trip, the Padres returned home to put a hurtin' on the Diamondbacks. We were actually able to put a crooked number on the board late in the game. That's something we haven't done all too often. The other piece is Johan Santana. Remember how nasty he was when we faced him last week? Yeah...