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Upton, Gyorko homers help Padres sweep Rockies

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Of all the balls that flew out of Petco Park on Sunday, the one that had the biggest impact was Jedd Gyorko's 438-foot drive to straightaway center field that helped the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5. Gyorko was hitting just .145 when he stepped into the batter's box as a pinch hitter. The Rockies had just replaced lefty reliever Christian Friedrich...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Upton drives in 2, Padres beat Rockies 4-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) Brandon Morrow pitched six strong innings and Justin Upton drove in two runs as the San Diego Padres handed the Colorado Rockies their fourth straight loss, 4-2 on Saturday night. San Diego won its second straight after losing seven of eight. Morrow (2-0) wriggled out of a jam in the sixth, getting Nick Hundley to groundout with two on. Morrow was charged with two...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The ‘what if’ game

There was a good chance Justin Upton would never make to the Padres. There’s a funny game I like to play in my head when it comes to the San Diego Padres, and my favorite sports teams in general. Everybody does it, either subconsciously or intentionally. The “What if” game. It’s a torturous process to try and think what could have been had your favorite team just gotten...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton back in the lineup for Padres

After missing a game due to a sore quad, Justin Upton singled in his first at-bat for the Padres in Monday's game against the Rockies. Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego shared Upton's thoughts on his return:"It's still kind of a little bit sore, but I went out and tested it and it feels a little better," Upton said before Monday's game against the Rockies. "...The team's playing well....
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Notes and observations

San Diego Padres The San Diego Padres won their third consecutive series when they took two out of three against the Cubs in Chicago. The Padres are 8-5, and if it weren’t for Adrian Gonzales losing his mind in the opening series they could very well be 9-4. What’s been most encouraging about the Padres’ start is they’re not just winning, but they’re also passing the eye...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton homer powers Padres past D-backs

SAN DIEGO -- Justin Upton homered with two outs in the eighth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Upton, one of several star players obtained in an offseason roster revamp, hit the first pitch he saw from Randall Delgado (0-1) into the seats in left. It was his third. Upton also homered in a 5-1 win Tuesday night. Craig...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Five predictions for 2015

The regular season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to disguise irrational predictions as bold ones. There hasn’t been this much excitement about the Padres in over a decade, and I can’t wait to watch it all unfold. Here are five predictions for 2015. Justin Upton 1. Justin Upton will hit 50 home runs Upton’s careerhigh is 31, which he set back in 2011...
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly acquire Justin Upton

Well, this is fascinating. A day after finalizing the Matt Kemp trade, and on the day the Wil Myers trade is expected to be announced, the Padres have reportedly agreed to acquire Justin Upton as well. I think it’s safe to say that A.J. Preller puts a high value on right-handed power hitting outfielders. As […]
Via Fangraphs
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Reasons why the Atlanta Braves will trade Justin Upton

The Atlanta Braves have had a busy offseason that could get busier in the next few weeks with the imminent trade of slugging outfielder Justin Upton. The question is when, not if the Braves will trade Upton, here is why: Upton is in a contract year, and the Braves are rebuilding: Upton is entering the final year of his six-year, $50 million contract he signed while still a...
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Upton has bubble gum issues during at-bat

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting...
Via Holdout Sports
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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