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Time to Move on

On Sunday, August 23rd and trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the third inning the Padres had a runner on base for their clean-up hitter, Justin Upton.  Upton worked the count to 2-2 and then reached base with a soft single to center field.  This put 2 runners on base with 2 out and the number 5 hitter coming to the plate as the tying run. That number 5 hitter was Yonder Alonso. To...
Via Friarhood
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton hits teammate after slamming helmet (video)

The San Diego Padres spent a ton of money in the offseason to revamp their roster. Unfortunately, the move hasn’t worked out like they thought it would. The team is six games under .500 and 11 games out of first place in the NL West. And the roster changes have brought some dissension, too, which is normal when you bring in and overpay guys with character issues. Justin Upton was...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Justin Upton slams helmet, hits teammate

The San Diego Padres have not had a season to reflect the offseason they had before the 2015 season. After acquiring Matt Kemp, Will Myers, and Justin Upton to piece together a big-name outfield, the Padres’ 56-62 record is good enough to slot them into fourth place in the National League West. The Padres’ also picked up Upton’s older brother, Melvin Upton Jr (formerly B.J...
Via Gamedayr
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton throws helmet into Yadier Alonso's face (GIF)

San Diego Padres left fielder Justin Upton knocked teammate Yadier Alonso out of Saturday night's game in Colorado when he accidentally threw a helmet into his face.With one out in the top of the eighth and the Padres down 5-4, Upton hit a double to make himself the tying run. However, Upton got caught in a rundown when he tried to steal third, squandering a key scoring opportunity...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton throws helmet in dugout, hits teammate in head (VIDEO)

Maybe Justin Upton should just stick to throwing baseballs from the outfield. After getting picked off at second base by Rockies reliever John Axford in the eighth inning, the angry Padres outfielder attempted to throw his helmet in frustration in the team's dugout, but his helmet slipped out of his hand and smacked teammate Yonder Alonso in the head. Grenade in the dugout...
Via The Other Paper
14 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton Throws Batting Helmet In Dugout; Nails Teammate In Head

When a baseball player gets picked off by the pitcher it has to be frustrating. So it is understandable that Padres outfielder Justin Upton would be a little upset after getting picked off in the 8th inning Saturday night. However, it is not an excuse for slamming his batting helmet on the ground when he gets back to the dugout.Those suckers will bounce--and hit someone (like Yonder...
Via FatManWriting
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton ties Petco Park record in Padres win

Justin Upton has only needed a fraction of a season with the San Diego Padres to etch his name in franchise history. Upton's two-run home run on Monday not only propelled the Padres to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, but also tied the record for most home runs at Petco Park in a single season with 15, a mark previously held exclusively by current Padres outfielder Will Venable...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton joins Padres’ trolling ways, gives fake hugs to teammates (vid)

Justin Upton on Thursday elected to follow the lead of San Diego Padres interim manager Pat Murphy and continued to perpetuate the team’s apparent proclivity for trolling everyone in the buildup to the MLB trade deadline. The outfielder, during San Diego’s 8-7 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field, engaged in a bout...Read More The post Justin Upton joins Padres’ trolling...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Looking To Rekindle Talks For Justin Upton

The New York Mets may have balked at the asking price from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Justin Upton last week, but according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports the two sides are ready to rekindle talks. Especially as Uptons asking price continues to decline. As as MMO reported last week, the San Diego […]
Via Mets Merized Online
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco's secret home-field advantage

ATT Park, from behind home plate, at game time for a night game. Justin Upton has hit the ground running in San Diego. His power stats have not suffered as much as you might expect, at least, as his isolated slugging (.194) and home runs per fly ball (16.7%) are right in line with career […]
Via Fangraphs
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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