PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Padres have some positive numbers, but ...

The Padres are now 6-3 in the first game of series this season. They are 4-4 in the second games of series heading into Tuesday night at Petco Park. But they are 0-8 in series finales and 0-1 in the third game of their only four-game series -- hence the 10-16 overall record.
Via Padres.com
3 hours ago

Rehabbing starters Friedrich, Morrow join El Paso

There was a major roster shuffle at Triple-A El Paso on Monday as outfielder Alex Dickerson was recalled by the Padres and rehabbing starting pitchers Brandon Morrow and Christian Friedrich joined the Chihuahuas.
Via Padres.com
4 hours ago

Kemp's 2-run double leads Padres to 2-1 win over Rockies

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matt Kemp's two-run double in the first inning was all James Shields needed for his first victory of the season.A hard-luck loser his last time out who hasn't received much run support this year, the San Diego Padres' starter pitched well enough for a 2-1 victory Monday night against the Colorado Rockies, who got 11 strikeouts from Jon Gray."It feels good," Shields...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Fans Getting Excited about All Star Game

I got the email just today: “Thank you for registering for a chance to purchase 2016 MLB All-Star Week ticket strips. Interest in this opportunity was very high and unfortunately your registration was not selected for this ticket purchase opportunity. Although you were not selected to purchase MLB All-Star Week ticket strips, you still have […] Padres Fans Getting Excited about...
Via Friars on Base
6 hours ago

While You Were Drinking – 2016 Game 26 (COL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (10-16) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (11-13), 2-1, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night. James Shields (1-4, 3.23) gave up one run on nine hits and two walk with five strikeout in six innings...
Via Padres Public
8 hours ago

Shields stays aggressive, cools off Rockies

James Shields pitched effectively on Monday night, and the offense finally rewarded him with a win as the Padres edged the Rockies, 2-1, at Petco Park.
Via Padres.com
14 hours ago

Kemp's 2-run double enough for Shields, Padres vs Rockies

SAN DIEGO (AP) Matt Kemp hit a two-run double in the first inning to help James Shields earn his first victory of the season, and the San Diego Padres overcame 11 strikeouts by Jon Gray to beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 Monday night. Shields (1-4) allowed one run while scattering nine hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked two. The Padres took a quick lead against...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Guess What the Padres Yangervis Solarte Did this Week?

You can now own a piece of Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte. Or rather, you can own a piece of Yangervis Solarte’s future earning power. For the rest of his life. Solarte signed a contract this week with Fantex, Inc., a company that Forbes Magazine refers to as the “athlete stock exchange“. Solarte traded 11% […] Guess What the Padres Yangervis Solarte Did this Week...
Via Friars on Base
18 hours ago

Padres option veteran reliever Michael Kirkman to Triple-A El Paso

According to a report from A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com, the San Diego Padres have optioned relief pitcher Michael Kirkman to Triple-A El Paso in favor of outfielder Alex Dickerson.  With Dickerson now heading to the major leagues, Kirkman has lasted just one outing for the Padres after initially being recalled last month. Promoted from El Paso on April 26, the veteran left-hander...
Via Today's Knuckleball
22 hours ago

Wil Myers has found new life in 2016

It was no secret heading into the regular season that if the San Diego Padres had any chance whatsoever of competing this season in the National League West, they were going to need help from all corners from the clubhouse. While it hasn’t worked out that way through the first month of the season, one very bright spot has been the play of Wil Myers. Myers, a North Carolina native...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Padres Week in Review 4/25 – 5/1/16

The Padres finished off the week strong after a sluggish start in San Francisco and find themselves just 3.5 games out of first place despite an overall season record so far of 9-16. They only got shut out on Tuesday in a tough luck loss against the Giants Johnny Cueto before losing a shoot-out 9-13 […] Padres Week in Review 4/25 – 5/1/16 - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

Kershaw single-handedly blocks the Padres' broom

Pomeranz takes the 1-0 loss on behalf of the team. All things considered, sweep wasn't that much to ask for. Maybe a bit much going up against Clayton Kershaw. The lineup couldn't solve that puzzle, but Drew Pomeranz gave the Friars every chance in the world. In the month of April, Drew kept his ERA sub-3 and threw no less than 6 innings, providing a 4-hit shutout against the Pirates...
Via Gaslamp Ball
1 day ago

Padres Preview: 05/01 Pomeranz seeks sweep and first career win against Dodgers

Drew Pomeranz will face off against Clayton Kershaw in the series finale at Chavez Ravine. The Padres have already clinched the series against the Dodgers, and this afternoon they'll get the chance to complete their first sweep of the season and hand their NL West rivals their seventh straight loss. Drew Pomeranz has been mostly solid this season for San Diego, though he has struggled...
Via Gaslamp Ball
2 days ago

Padres get 3-run HR from Kemp in 5-1 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Kemp returned to his old stomping grounds and delivered the kind of majestic home run he was known for during his nine seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. And it brought him a great deal of satisfaction. Kemp hit a tiebreaking three-run shot in the eighth inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the three-time NL West champions 5-1 on Friday night to snap a...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

¡Hail, Cesar Vargas! The Dodger monster is slayed.

In a battle of the losing streaks, the Pads come out on top 5-1. After several years being groomed by the Yankees organization, Cesar Vargas has shown that he's ready to play big league ball with the Padres. His last two starts have been dynamite. In addition to that, the rest of the Padres stepped up to back up their fresh Mexican starter. Vargas' major league debut six days ago...
Via Gaslamp Ball
3 days ago

Pomeranz seeks to give Padres a lift in San Francisco

The San Francisco Giants could use a boost following another defeat on one of their longest homestands of the season.Madison Bumgarner will try to provide that with another stellar performance against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park on Monday night.The Giants (9-11) dropped to 2-5 on a 10-game homestand with Sunday's 5-4 defeat to Miami but closes it out by facing a team they...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Emergence of Austin Hedges Could Make Derek Norris Trade Bait

As the 2016 season opened up, the San Diego Padres had a surplus of quality catchers on their 40-man roster. With the acquisition of Christian Bethancourt from the Atlanta Braves for Casey Kelly, the Padres have three catchers that are ready and able to contribute right now at the major-league level. Derek Norris, Austin Hedges and Bethancourt provide excellent depth for the Padres...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire makes managerial debut after Padres' Andy Green is ejected

San Diego Padres manager Andy Green was ejected for the first time in his career following a bizarre series of events in the third inning Tuesday. And that resulted in Mark McGwire's managerial debut."It's not the way you want to get it, but I sort of had a feeling that once they switched the call that Andy was going to be upset," McGwire told the Padres' website.Green lost his cool...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: First Impressions

With the first two weeks of the 2016 season in the books, the San Diego Padres already find themselves at the bottom of the NL West standings, and currently have one of the worst records in the league. After an Opening Week full of ups and downs, the Padres went 2-5 in their second week, taking 1 from the Phillies in Philadelphia and 1 from the D-Backs at home. As the Friars enter...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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