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Miami Marlins at San Diego Padres game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 9:30 P.M. The San Diego Padres still have an outside shot to reach the playoffs for the first time in nine years - but they can't afford many more offensive slumps like the current one they're in. They look to avoid their fifth four-game losing streak of the season Friday night when they host the Miami Marlins. San Diego (44...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at San Diego Padres game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 9:30 P.M. The San Diego Padres still have an outside shot to reach the playoffs for the first time in nine years - but they can't afford many more offensive slumps like the current one they're in. They look to avoid their fifth four-game losing streak of the season Friday night when they host the Miami Marlins. San Diego (44...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins-Padres Preview

The San Diego Padres still have an outside shot to reach the playoffs for the first time in nine years - but they can't afford many more offensive slumps like the current one they're in. They look to avoid their fifth four-game losing streak of the season Friday night when they host the Miami Marlins. San Diego (44-52) won three in a row after the All-Star break, but has since scored...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 93 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (44-49) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (49-44), 4-2, at Petco Park last night to extend their season-long winning streak to five games. Ian Kennedy (5-9, 4.78) pitched six full innings, allowing...
Via Padres Public
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is It Time for the Padres to Sell? (Not Yet)

The Padres’ season has gone poorly enough that, according to Baseball Prospectus’ playoff odds report, their postseason chances have shrunk to 2.7 percent. Not only do the Padres trail the division-leading Dodgers by eight and a half games, they trail eight other National League teams, including the Diamondbacks, which makes climbing the playoff mountain all the more difficult...
Via Padres Public
22 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 85 (SD at PIT)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (39-46) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-34) at PNC Park yesterday, 2-1. Pedro Alvarez hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Pirates the victory. James Shields (7-3, 3...
Via Padres Public
22 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2015 Game 83 (SD at STL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an entire day searching for parking anywhere near the beach. Or gorging yourself on hot dogs and hamburgers at your friend’s barbecue. Or braving the traffic and the crowds in Coronado to watch the Independence Day parade. Or passed out after drinking a little too many Bud Light Lime-a-Ritas before the Big Bay Boom. Here’s a...
Via Padres Public
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Amarista drives in go-ahead run in Padres win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Alexi Amarista singled in the go-ahead run and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in 11 innings Tuesday night. Brandon Maurer (5-0) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the victory while Craig Kimbrel earned his 18th save. Derek Norris doubled against Hunter Strickland (0-1) with one out in the 11th and went to third on Justin Upton's single...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

End The Madness

It’s been tough to watch the Padres this week.  They blew a 2-0 lead against the Dodgers Sunday and lost 4-2 in extras.  Oakland pretty much ran roughshod over them.  Buddy Black was fired, Dave Roberts lost his only game as manager, Pat Murphy started 0-2. Why is a combination of factors; not enough timely hitting (or hitting in general).  Sloppy defense.  Inconsistent starting...
Via Padres Public
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres pitching takes it on the chin in 16-2 loss to A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- San Diego interim manager Pat Murphy had seen enough of his pitchers getting knocked around so he decided to give Padres starting shortstop Alexi Amarista a shot. Amarista -- who homered earlier in the game -- needed just two pitches to retire the only batter he faced in the eighth, which immediately made him the most effective pitcher San Diego used. That...
Via AP on Fox
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 68 (SD at OAK)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. And then, right before you pass out, you see Alexi Amarista taking the mound to pitch. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were unconscious. And your friends were drawing penises on your face. Ugh. The Padres (32-36), 2. The Oakland A’s (29-39), 16. Ugh. Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5,...
Via Padres Public
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 54 (NYM vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (26-28) scored more runs than the New York Mets (29-23) last night, 7-2, in the second of three games at Petco Park. Ian Kennedy (3-5, 6.60) pitched six innings and allowed both Mets’ runs on six hits and two walks with...
Via Padres Public
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 32 (SD at ARI)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (17-15) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-16) last night at Chase Field, 6-4, in twelve innings. Tyson Ross (1-3, 3.98) pitched what was arguably his best game of the season thus far, lasting six innings...
Via Padres Public
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego is Looking to Improve at Shortstop

The San Diego Padres made a handful of splashes this past off-season, but even after a bombshell Opening Night trade which brought All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to the west coast, it would appear that A.J. Preller and Co. aren’t finished. The #Padres and aggressive A.J Preller still aren’t done dealing. They are now scouring the shortstop market, teams say. — Bob Nightengale...
Via Baseball Essential
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Season Hinges On…

And now… everyone’s favorite game show: cue the booming announcer voice Best & worst case scenario!   With the most promising Padres season in a decade looming, let’s take a look at the possible outcomes for some of the Padres storylines this year. Justin Upton: Best case – in a contract year, he finally busts out of his “very good, but not elite” outfielder ceiling...
Via Friarhood
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Venezuela, Mexico win first games as Caribbean Series starts

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) San Diego Padres utilityman Alexi Amarista hit a two-run triple to lead Venezuela to a 5-2 victory over host Puerto Rico and Mexico beat Cuba 2-1 Monday in the opening games of the Caribbean Series. Cincinnati Reds prospect Daryl Thompson gave up a run in six innings and struck out five for the Venezuelan team, Los Caribes de Anzoategui. Cleveland Indians...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres agree to terms with seven players

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have agreed to terms with seven players to avoid arbitration, including right-handed pitchers Andrew Cashner, Shawn Kelley, Ian Kennedy, Tyson Ross and Dale Thayer and infielder Yonder Alonso on one-year contracts through the 2015 season and infielder/outfielder Alexi Amarista on a two-year contract through the 2016 season...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top 5 Things In Padres News That I Wrote About Just Now To Get You To Read This Piece

It’s been an exciting offseason, hasn’t it? That being said, there are a few things that we here at Padres Public haven’t necessarily been on top of. Okay, the fact is that Dustin and Nate do a great job of recapping & analyzing trades and roster moves. I, on the other hand, do not. Other than complaining about Alexi Amarista playing center field, I tend to focus on the...
Via Padres Public
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the Padres and Rays Make Another Trade?

The Rays have just signed SS/3B Asdrubal Cabrera, and as Ken Rosenthal reports “They are open to trading Zobrist and/or Yunel Escobar”.  The Padres currently have super utility man Alexi Amarista slated to start at SS, but could use an upgrade. Zobrist only has on year left under contract at $7.5MM.  Last season he played in 146 making stops at all three OF spots, 2B, and SS...
Via Friarhood
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nori Aoki and Lineup Diversity

Last week, we discussed some potential free agent targets, eventually depositing a brief comment on former Kansas City Royals outfielder Nori Aoki: Speaking of Alexi, Nori Aoki graduated summa cum laude from the Amarista School of Outfield Defense, but the numbers say he’s somewhat effective out there. He’s ultra consistent with the bat, posting batting averages between...
Via Padres Public
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Shortstop Dilemma

In a recent chat at the Union-Tribune, Dennis Lin, in response to a question about Everth Cabrera‘s outlook for next season and his potential replacements, typed these 35 words into his browser: I believe there’s a decent chance Alexi Amarista starts at shortstop next April. He’s obviously not a long-term solution, but he’d be serviceable. The Padres were really impressed...
Via Padres Public
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Week 26 Recap: Finishing strong

Thursday vs Phillies: 7-3 Win Philadelphia Game Recap Robbie Erlin allowed just five base runners and one earned run in six quality innings, giving the Padres exactly what they needed to win this series. The offense was paced by Alexi Amarista (2-3, HR, 2 RBI, and 2 runs) and Will Venable (his 3-run homer in the eighth sealed the fate of this one), but nearly every starter contributed...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 153 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening wandering aimlessly around the Park at the Park during the season’s last Beerfest looking for a bathroom and a place to pass out. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (72-81) defeated the San Francisco Giants (84-69) 5-0 last night at Petco Park.  Odrisamer...
Via Padres Public
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Erlin, Padres bullpen stifle Phillies 7-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) Robbie Erlin pitched six strong innings, Alexi Amarista and Will Venable homered and the San Diego defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Thursday night. Erlin (4-4), slowed by a sore elbow this season, allowed a run on five hits in his first start since May 17. He struck out four and didn't walk a batter. Four relievers finished off the Phillies as the Padres...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Amarista's homer lifts Padres over Phillies 5-4

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Padres have always valued Alexi Amarista's defensive versatility. This time, the diminutive shortstop flashed a big bat. Amarista had three hits, including a two-run homer, to lead San Diego to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Amarista's two-out homer in the sixth inning off A.J. Burnett (8-17) followed a walk to Jake Goebbert and put...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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