For all of the offense that A.J. Preller infused the Padres with this offseason, arguably the hottest hitter of late for the club has been the homegrown Will Venable. Since breaking out with three hits on May 8 in Arizona, Venable was hitting .400 since that day going into Tuesday night’s game, according to MLB.com. With another two hits on Wednesday, Venable has raised his average...
How many times has Mike Trout robbed hitters of home runs? Throughout his life, probably dozens. In the majors, at least a few.
On Tuesday night, he got a taste of his own medicine courtesy of Padres outfielder Will Venable.
Oh, @MikeTrout … hate to see that. pic.twitter.com/qfQFTcFWEr
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) May 27, 2015
Maybe if you were better than...
The San Diego Padres entered Saturday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a record of 68-78,. third in the National League West. The Padres have struggled all season offensively, ranked 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. One of the many Padres who have had off seasons at the plate is Will Venable, who is out with a back injury.#455058744 / gettyimages.comOur...
SAN DIEGO -- Will Venable homered and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Sunday for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
The surging Padres offense, which has scored 24 runs in the three games, also got two hits and two RBIs from Chris Denorfia.
Robbie Erlin (2-4) scattered five hits in 6 1-3 scoreless innings before giving way to three Padres relievers...
SAN DIEGO -- Will Venable hit a two-run single in the 12th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
Venable singled off Tim Collins (0-2) and over the head of right fielder Lorenzo Cain to score Chris Denorfia with the tying run and Yonder Alonso with the winning run from second base.
Denorfia led off the inning with a single off...
I wasn’t buying Will Venable entering the 2014 season because he was older player coming off a career year that was heavily influenced by a fluky performance in August (table below).
This year his strikeout rate increased nearly six percentage points (to 28.7%) and his...
Being an East Coast writer sometimes makes it difficult to appreciate or notice players from the other coast. After all, most of their games are starting just when I am thinking about going to bed. I would like to think that I keep track of what's going on pretty well still. But I question that when looking at Will Venable's 2013 season and being surprised at the numbers I saw there...
In the spring of 2012 I stood on a sidewalk that connected the backfields of the Peoria Sports Complex. By virtue of a friendship with Rick and Beau of RJ’s Fro I had come impossibly close to the white lines which our Padres crossed each sun-baked Arizona morning.
As we stood chatting in a protective circle, Jerry Coleman walked right past us. This simple action of walking had...