The Chihuahuas were the only the only minor league team that was able to generate some offense on the farm tonight. The Missions, Storm, and TinCaps were only able to score 3 runs combined.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Kyle Blanks
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Pete Kelich
El Paso Chihuahuas 5, Sacramento River Cats 1
Reymond Fuentes – LF: 1-3, BB, K, Run scored
San Diego Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks has been playing
through a heel injury since the beginning of June. The Padres recently diagnosed
his ailment as left Achilles tendinitis, and they’ve placed him on the 15-day
disabled list to allow him time to hopefully make a full recovery, according to
Corey Brock of MLB.com.
While the injury bothered Blanks earlier last month...
Kyle Blanks has one season under his belt.
Let me clarify: Kyle Blanks has played in parts of 5 seasons now with the Padres, in which injuries have limited his appearances to 197 games (as of this writing). He has 667 plate appearances, which is reasonably around what you would expect from an everyday Major Leaguer (Chase Headley averages 664 PA/yr. Remarkably, Carlos Quentin averages...
The hottest hitter on the hottest team in the National League was headed to the minors earlier this month. The San Diego Padres had optioned Kyle Blanks to Triple-A Tuscon on June 5 to make room for Cameron Maybin’s return from the disabled list, but called him right back when Yonder Alonso hit the DL. Beset by injuries himself over the past three seasons, Blanks has made the...
Kyle Blanks was supposed to be demoted to Triple-A Tucson on Thursday when center fielder Cameron Maybin returned from a lengthy stint on the disabled list. People were upset.
Such injustice the world has never seen. Injustice, or hyperbole. I always confuse the two.
Then Yonder Alonso’s hand, which was injured when he got hit by a pitch last week, didn’t improve. Alonso replaced...
By Wednesday night I’m usually carrying serious sleep debt so with the Padres holding a slim lead against the Dodgers I hit the hay early last night. Today I feel refreshed. Today also means that I’m learning about Kyle Blanks’ demotion to AAA Tucson for the first time.
The move was necessary . . . wait . . . I mean a move was necessary.
We discussed the return of Cameron Maybin...
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Alternate title: Kyle Blanks is the new bobbleheads.
We’ve been talking a lot lately about Kyle Blanks and his fantastic start to the season. A recent chat on Twitter broke out where, like most humans do, the participants attempted to put Blanks’ contributions and potential contributions into context that’s relatable.
Of course, Kyle is...
The San Diego Padres are still trying to figure out what they have in Kyle Blanks. It seems everything the young first baseman/outfielder gets a shot, that shot is taken away or he is injured. Injury was the reason for his shortened 2012 campaign. However, San Diego avoided arbitration with the 26-year old by signing him to a one-year deal.
The deal is said to be worth...
Padres infielder-outfielder Kyle Blanks will undergo season-ending surgery on his left shoulder, the second time he's had a year cut short by a major operation.
The Padres provided the update Sunday.
Blanks tore his labrum while swinging a bat. He missed time in spring training with the injury, but started the season with San Diego and played in four games before going on the...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2012
The 2012 season is done for Kyle Blanks. Dan Hayes of nctimes.com tweets "Kyle Blanks to have season ending labrum surgery. #Padres"Over the span on four seasons Kyle has dealt with numerous injurious. Since being called up in 2009 as a 22-year old Kyle has played in only 146 games. Tom Krasovic tweets "Two seasons ago, Blanks was #Padres cleanup man Opening...