Smith, Grandal Propel Padres in Game One

Game stories are difficult to write, at least for this author. Instead, here are some assorted thoughts on Sunday night’s season opening 3-1 victory against the Dodgers. Hyun-Jin Ryu was almost done in the first inning (then he dominated) Ryu walked Everth Cabrera to lead things off then gave up a line-drive single to right by Chris Denorfia, which put runners on second and third...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

How Yasmani Grandal Stole Third Base

In the first 2014 regular-season baseball game played in the Northern Hemisphere, the Padres hosted the Dodgers. A 1-0 game became a 1-1 game late, and then Yasmani Grandal got on and stole third base. Moments later he scored the go-ahead run, and the Padres held on to win 3-1. That steal happened to be […]
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal Shows Off Skeet Shooting Skills In Videobomb Of Padres Teammate (Video)

Yasmani Grandal’s videobombs are already in midseason form. The Padres catcher upped the ante on the trend while his new teammate Seth Smith, who San Diego acquired from the Oakland Athletics this offseason, was giving an interview. With Smith completely oblivious to what was going on behind him and the interviewer impressively giving nothing away, Grandal strolls onscreen to...
Via NESN.com
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal could be ready for opening day

When we last checked in with former top prospect Yasmani Grandal, it was widely expected that he would land on the disabled list at the start of the 2014 season. After all, Grandal underwent ACL surgery in August, and the San Diego Padres were expected to take great care with one of their more talented players. However, Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune unearthed some information...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres' Yasmani Grandal could play on Opening Day

There is good news for the San Diego Padres and catcher Yasmani Grandal. After believing that Grandal would have to start the season on the disabled list, the Padres could possibly see him on the Opening Day roster. Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Grandal has recovered so well from his August surgery that he expects to play on Opening Day, which for the Padres...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres' catcher Yasmani Grandal to start season on DL, result of collision

San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal's 2013 season ended on July 6 when Anthony Rendon of Washington slid hard into him at home plate. Grandal suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. He had surgery on August 6 to repair the tendons.Initial reports had Grandal needing nine months to recover, scheduling his rehab in May, 2014, and pushing his season debut to approximately...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers should look at the Padres' Yasmani Grandal to upgrade at catcher

I love A.J. Ellis. He's a good baseball player, a great interview and an even better person. There's no "but" here. Ellis is solid.The fact of the matter is, he wore down pretty noticeably last season. I saw a game at the beginning of September in which he looked sluggish behind the dish. He allowed just six passed balls in 2013 (down from 11 in 2012), but was...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Umpires blow two calls on the same play

Your browser does not support iframes. MLB umpires continue their trend of horrendous blown calls, but they may have topped themselves by blowing two calls on the same play during extra innings of Thursday night's game at Coors Field between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies. It happened in the top of the 12th inning as the Padres had bases loaded and one out. Padres...
Via Holdout Sports
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres C Grandal eligible to be reinstated Tuesday

Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal is eligible to be reinstated Tuesday from a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test that called into question just how good his rookie numbers were. Beyond saying he made a ''mistake,'' Grandal has never told team officials why he took PEDs. Now they say Grandal will have to quiet any skepticism with his play. Grandal was...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal suspended 50 games

San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal was suspended for 50 games due to to a positive test for PEDs. Grandal reportedly had a high testosterone level, The suspension is for the same thing that both Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon were suspended for during the season. This is obviously not good news for the Padres. Grandal was acquired by the Padres last winter as the centerpiece...
Via The Outside Corner
November 07, 2012  |  1 Comment

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