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The Weekend Takeaway
The Padres became the first major-league team to hit 50 losses this season when they went down, 10-2, to the Rockies on Friday, but the weekend also provided the Petco Park faithful with a glimpse into their future.
Rookie catcher Yasmani Grandal—acquired as part of the return package when right-hander Mat Latos was shipped to Cincinnati this past offseason—made his first big-league start on Saturday, batting fifth in manager Bud Black’s lineup and facing fellow first-year Christian Friedrich. Three at-bats later, Grandal had made history.
After flying out to right in the second inning, the switch-hitting Grandal did this in the fourth off Friedrich and this in the sixth off Jeremy Guthrie, making him the first player in major-league history to notch his first two career hits by hitting home runs from each side of the plate. The sixth-inning homer gave San Diego a lead it would not relinquish in the 8-4 win.
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Prospect Instinct 2012 Yasmani Grandal, C San Diego Padres 11/8/1988 Height: 6’2″ Weight: 205 Yasmani Grandal was recently called up to San Diego to take the roster spot of current starting catcher,...
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Lightning struck twice for the Padres Saturday night at Coors Field in Denver. First, switch-hitting catcher Yasmani Grandal, who arrived in Colorado earlier in the day after being promoted from Triple-A Tucson, hit homers from both sides of the plate for his first two major league hits in his first major league start Saturday night. After scanning baseball's records books...
Press Release Provided by the San Diego Padres media department: SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have recalled catcher Yasmani Grandal from Triple-A Tucson and have optioned catcher Nick Hundley to the same Tucson club. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement. Grandal, 23, is making his second stint with the Padres after...
When the San Diego Padres traded Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds, they got a haul of prospects in return that included studs Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal. Alonso is having a very solid rookie season already and Grandal made his debut as a starter Saturday night in Colorado. To say it was a memorable evening would be an understatement.
Grandal collected his first two major league...
On the night of Yasmani Grandal's big debut in the major leagues the Missions, Storm and TinCaps win. The AZL Padres get pounded and Tucson again struggles with starting pitching.
Yasmani Grandal and Alexi Amarista each homered twice, leading Edinson Volquez and the San Diego Padres over the Colorado Rockies 8-4 on Saturday night.
Grandal, called up from Triple-A before the game, made his first big league start memorable by homering for his first two hits in the majors.
Grandal, who had one at-bat in his debut four weeks ago, hit a solo home run in the fourth...
Yasmani Grandal is starring in an off-off Broadway production of OBPwulf. Since everyone was supposed to read Beowulf, but no one has actually ever read it, the play starts with Grandal standing on first after a walk, and then he stands there and stands there and stands there, waiting for another Padre hitter to get him to 2nd base. It’s actually more like Waiting for Godot...
After getting bombed on Friday night, the Padres fought back and beat the Rockies convincingly in two straight games to take the series. Game two showcased Yasmani Grandal’s first big league start, after the demotion of Nick Hundley, and Alexi Amarista and his sudden power surge. But the Padres relied on the arm of 35 year-old Kip Wells on Sunday and were not disappointed as he...
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have recalled catcher Yasmani Grandal from Triple-A Tucson and have optioned catcher Nick Hundley to the same Tucson club.
It is now July. This is the time of the baseball season where things really start to heat up. The All Star rosters were announced this morning, and the trade deadline is right around the corner. As a baseball fan it's probably my favorite time of the season. No matter if your team is completely out of it or in the playoff run, you know someone is going to be moved this month...
Yasmani Grandal topped the bidding in one league and was second in the other. I'm dubious it'll pay of this season - he debuted in Coors Field, after all, meaning that his owners have already missed two Coors trips, and of course he'll play his home games in Petco Park.
I landed one guy I've already owned, then won the services of Jim Thome. More after the jump...
The Padres are first! First to get to 50 losses in the league. How exciting is that. Congratulations Padres fans, we are the worst team in baseball and we are letting it be known. We got our 50th loss in fitting fashion. Too many mistakes and not enough offense led to a 10-2 loss from the Rockies. This is a team that isn't doing great this season either and we got slaughtered...
The Padres are winning games. Plain and simple. I know right now is a weak spot in the schedule, but they are actually winning games. It's kind of nice to be playing exciting baseball, even if it is on the road. It's a way to tell the rest of the league that yes we do have some talent. This season is all but over, so we are getting a preview of 2013. And if this is what 2013...
Don't look now, but the Padres are winning series again. They haven't lost a series since the Texas Rangers series. That only makes sense seeing as they are the best team in baseball. But since then we went 2-1 on the Mariners, tied the Astros, and 2-1 against the Rockies. Up next is the Diamondbacks, who we lost a series against last time. The only problem is we are playing...