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Who is Will Venable? We know about his hairline. We know he went to Princeton. We know about his dad, former major leaguer Max Venable. We’ve seen Will’s highlights. We’ve suffered through his lowlights. But really, what kind of player is he? 2009: .256/.323/.440 with 12 home runs and a 108 wRC+ in 324 PA’s 2010: .245/.324/.408 with 13 home runs and a 101 wRC+ in 445 PA’s 2011: .246/.310/.395 with 9 home runs and a 99 wRC+ in 411 PA’s 2012: .264/.335/.429 with 9 home runs and a 115 wRC+ in 470 PA’s 2013: .266/.308/.494 with 17 home runs and a 122 wRC+ in 364 PA’s Those are Venable’s stats in his 5 mostly full seasons with the Padres. So what is real and what isn’t?   Is the player with the 15 game hitting streak the real Will Venable? Is the player who hits walk off home runs the real Will Venable? Is Will Venable 2013 the new Chase Headley 2012? Everyone is talking about it. This is the Will Venable I always imagined in my fevered dreams of Padres farmhand potential. — Ryan Luz (@Ryan

Padres 1B loses track of bag, commits error

Your browser does not support iframes. San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso was charged with an error on a routine grounder when he somehow lost track of the bag at first during Sunday's game at Petco Park. It happened in the second inning as New York Mets batter Juan Lagares hit a chopper to the left side of the infield that was tracked down by pitcher Eric Stults...

While You Were (Day) Drinking: Game 124 (SD vs NYM)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were (day) drinking. Padres. Will Venable. Walk-off home run. Any questions? Eric Stults pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits & 2 walks with 5 K’s. Nick Hundley went 3-for-3 with 1 walk & scored a run. The Pittsburgh...

Venable hits walk-off HR, Padres beat Mets 4-3

This season has afforded the Padres few positives. Sunday's 4-3 walk-off victory over the Mets featured at least a couple even if they represented small triumphs amid a larger grimmer picture. For starters New York ace Matt Harvey was done after just 86 pitches for a team mindful of its 24-year-old prodigy's accumulating workload. The Padres were not beaten by Harvey against...

Padres Recall Boxberger; Designate O’Sullivan

The Sean O’Sullivan experiment may be over as the Padres announced Monday afternoon that the club has decided to designate the 25-year old right hander for assignment. O’Sullivan’s departure from the roster was corresponded with the recall of RHP Brad Boxberger; with O’Sullivan being DFA’d, the Padres now have only 39 active members on their official 40-man roster. O...

Padres 4, Mets 3

Will Venable hit a leadoff homer in the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday. Venable sent a 1-2 pitch from Pedro Feliciano (0-2) just inside the right-field foul pole for his team-high 17th home run, increasing his career high. Venable, who also drove in a run in the fifth, extended his career-best hitting streak to 15 games,...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-18-13

Led by a 4 RBI night from Jose Urena, the AZL Padres beat the AZL Reds 7-4. The Missions and the TinCaps won due to excellent starts from Eddie Bonine and Zach Eflin, respectively. The T-Pads lost a close game by 1, but every member of their starting lineup had at least 1 hit. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Jose Urena Pitching Prospect of the Day: Zach Eflin   Tucson Padres 4, Sacramento...

Daily Friar 8.18.13

The Padres’ bats finally woke up and scored some runs. What might be even crazier is that Edinson Volquez only gave up two runs (and just two walks!) and the bullpen went four innings of no hit ball as well. Definitely a well played game on both ends as Nick Hundley and Jedd Gyorko had home runs and Will Venable put up a 4 for 5 night. The rubber match is this afternoon as Eric...

Padres place Chase Headley on waivers

SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- The San Diego Padres today have placed 3rd Baseman Chase Headley on waivers, as first reported by John Heyman of This is...The post Padres place Chase Headley on waivers appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.

While You Were Drinking: Game 123 (SD vs NYM)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. Saturday’s game wasn’t looking too good for Padres fans. Not only was Edinson Volquez starting, but Chase Headley was getting a day off. Logan Forsythe started at third base for Headley. New dad Nick Hundley was activated from the...

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-19-13

Half the farm had the day off, but the teams that did play all had bright spots. The T-Pads had an all around dominating game while the Emeralds won a close 1 run game. Even though the TinCaps lost 12-5, their 1st baseman, Diego Goris, had a home run and 3 RBI. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Diego Goris Pitching Prospect of the Day: Burch Smith   Tucson Padres 13, Sacramento River...

The House Flight: Week of 8/12 to 8/18/2013

In case you weren’t paying attention… @Tony_Losoya @GhostofRAK — John Lackey (@johlac66) August 16, 2013 Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive. Taking The Blame Padres and Pints: The Podcast! – Episode 2 Haikuarrhea: Week 19 in Padres Baseball Padres Memorable Moments – Recap Strange Days Mr. Headley Goes to D.C. (Denver, Colorado...

Presenting Maybe Baseball’s Very Worst Bunter

Just so no one’s offended, I want to make one thing very clear: I am not here to be overly critical of Tyson Ross, baseball player. Tyson Ross is a pretty good baseball player, who’s succeeding at his primary job. Right now he’s sitting on an ERA in the mid-2s. Over eight starts with the […]

Game 125 Preview: Pirates at Padres

Pirates (73-51) at Padres (56-69) 10:10 PM–Petco Park, San Diego Gameday TV: ROOT The Pirates look for two in a row and a road series win as they try to cling to their NL Central lead this evening. The trip got off to a great start last night, but another victory would mark back to back wins for the first time in a while and would certainly be refreshing to see. Tonight’s...

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...

Poll: The Padres over the Remaining Fifty Games (Part 2)

Back on August 7th I offered up a poll to see how fans thought the Padres would perform over the remaining 50 games. Of those who voted nearly 80% felt that the Padres would finish below .500 (24 wins or fewer). Since then the Padres have played 10 games, compiling a record of 2-8. Extrapolated over the next 40 games the Padres would finish with a record of 10-40. Uh . . . yikes...
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