Padres starter Brandon Morrow throws sim game, slated for rehab stint

Starting pitcher Brandon Morrow is one step closer to taking the mound for the San Diego Padres again. Morrow threw a three-inning, 45-pitch simulated game on Monday at Petco Park before the Padres' series opener against the San Francisco Giants. Marty Caswell of San Diego's Mighty 1090-AM quotes Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley as reporting that Morrow looked "excellent" during...
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Padres’ Points: Murphy, Morrow, Draft Picks

The San Diego Padres are seventeen games into the month of June with a record of 33-36. They are six games back in the National League West and are 4.5 games back of the National League Wild Card. In the month of June, the club sports a record of 8-9. With the schedule somewhat easier on paper so far this month, the club has not had an improved record in June. As it is now widely...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres' Morrow to have MRI after renewed shoulder pain

ATLANTA (AP) Padres right-hander Brandon Morrow has suffered a setback in his rehabilitation from right shoulder inflammation. Manager Bud Black says Morrow felt discomfort in the shoulder during Sunday's rehab start with Double-A San Antonio. Black described the discomfort as a setback. Black said Morrow has returned to San Diego, where he was to have a MRI on the shoulder. Morrow...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Morrow Suffers Injury Setback

Padres starter Brandon Morrow was slated to make his final rehab start on Sunday for San Diego affiliate Double-A San Antonio, but things did not go according to plan. Morrow’s rough start was made worse after the righty apparently re-aggraveted his ailing shoulder. Morrow was hit hard and often by the Royals Double-A affiliate, Northwest Arkansas Naturals. At one point in the...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres’ Points: Upton, Morrow, Venezeula

The Padres are 27-28 and crept within one game of the .500 mark. Winners of seven of their last eleven games, Padres pitching has been better (3.03 ERA over last two weeks) and hitting has been solid (hitting .255/.299/.342 over the last week). The return of Yonder Alonso has payed early dividends (4-7, RBI, 3 runs). Alonso and the Padres played good baseball the last couple of games...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres' Black questioned about possibility of six-man rotation

The Mets are visiting the Padres this week just as they’re set to add a sixth man to their rotation,  Dillon Gee, on Wednesday. With the Padres looking at a few starters coming off the DL in the coming weeks, manager Bud Black was asked about the possibility of a six-man rotation. Per U-T San Diego, he said, “I won't say we won't talk about it, but we'll see if at that point...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres’ Points: Alonso, Hershiser, Rodriguez

The Padres are 23-26, currently third behind the Giants and Dodgers in the National League West as the team heads into June. The Friars should get back much needed players from the disabled list. Yonder Alonso, Wil Myers, and Brandon Morrow who were key contributors earlier in the season could all make a comeback sometime in the month of June. Others such as Melvin Upton, Josh Johnson...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres’ Points: SS Trade Rumors, Myers, Morrow

The Padres have begun 8-5 to start the month of May. Even so, it hasn’t felt as though the club has had a winning record in the month of May. The team has been shut out three times this month, while scoring 6+ runs in in six games in May. It’s been an up and down month for the club. For instance, coming into Friday night, Padres’ pitchers had given up 51 home runs in 35 games...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres' Morrow placed on the DL with should inflammation

Padres starting pitcher Brandon Morrow was placed on the 15-day DL for an inflamed right shoulder, but he wouldn’t call it an “injury.” Padres beat writer Corey Brock quotes him:"When you say 'injury,' I've been injured, and I wouldn't say this is an injury," he said. "It's missing two starts now to save us from five or six starts in the future. I think I could've made my start...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres lose Brandon Morrow to shoulder injury

According to San Diego Padres’ beat writer for, Corey Brock, Brandon Morrow is being placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. #Padres roster move; team places Brandon Morrow on the DL with right shoulder inflammation. LHP Frank Garces recalled. — Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) May 5, 2015 The Padres recalled left-handed reliever Frank Garces from...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres place Brandon Morrow on DL with ailing shoulder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Diego Padres have placed right-hander Brandon Morrow on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation before Tuesday night's game with the San Francisco Giants. The move is retroactive to May 3. Padres manager Bud Black said the shoulder remained troublesome and the team decided to give him a full two weeks to rest. Morrow is 2-0 with a 2.73 ERA on...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres place Brandon Morrow on DL with shoulder inflammation

The San Diego Padres have placed starting pitcher Brandon Morrow on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Morrow had pitched 33 innings for the Padres this season compiling a 2.73 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and a 23/7 K/BB ratio after winning a spot in the rotation this spring. The right hander has been limited in each of the last two seasons but had not experienced any...
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were Going In Through The Out Door (Game 25) COL vs SD

Sometimes, things can get a little hazy after you’ve attended a fireworks show.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The San Diego Padres (13-12) returned to the land of winning records, besting Colorado (11-12) 4-2 in front of 28,058 people who decided not to spend $90 to watch some boxing match.  Brandon Morrow (2-0) pitched six...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Upton drives in 2, Padres beat Rockies 4-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) Brandon Morrow pitched six strong innings and Justin Upton drove in two runs as the San Diego Padres handed the Colorado Rockies their fourth straight loss, 4-2 on Saturday night. San Diego won its second straight after losing seven of eight. Morrow (2-0) wriggled out of a jam in the sixth, getting Nick Hundley to groundout with two on. Morrow was charged with two...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

April players of the month

Hitter of the month: C – Derek Norris April totals:  313/329/463 – 1 HR, 9 2B, 11 RBI Wonderfully difficult is the best way to describe the selection process in April.  One could easily have chosen Matt Kemp, Yangervis Solarte, Will Myers or Justin Upton.  Each led the team in their own category (Kemp: RBI – Solarte: OBP – Myers: runs – Upton: HR) but the choice here...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Links: May 1, 2015

Here’s some stuff I read this week that you might enjoy: Every Player In Its Right Place (Baseball Prospectus) – Jeff Long presents results of BP’s collaboration with a company called Ayasdi to create “similarity maps” that attempt to put players into various buckets based on shared characteristics. Many of the technical aspects are over my head, but I like the concept...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking (Game 20) LA vs SD

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy while coping with a losing streak.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. Mired in a four game losing streak, the Padres looked for encouragement.  Perhaps they found some from a large contingent of United States Marines.  More likely they trusted in the right arm of Brendan Morrow (1-0, 2.67)....
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Amarista, Norris homer to back Morrow as Padres top Dodgers

SAN DIEGO (AP) Brandon Morrow pitched seven strong innings to earn his first win with San Diego and Alexi Amarista and Derek Norris homered as the Padres beat the NL-West leading Dodgers 3-1 Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak. A night after the Padres allowed four home runs, Morrow gave up only one longball, a leadoff shot in the fifth by rookie Alex Guerrero. The rookie has...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 10 (ARI vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (6-4) once again scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-5) last night at Petco Park, winning 3-2. Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to start the season to 10 games with a single in the second inning...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres look for series win Wednesday against D-Backs

The San Diego Padres are thriving on the mound, and their starters are a big reason for that. Brandon Morrow looks to deliver the latest strong performance as the Padres go for a fifth win in six games Wednesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. San Diego (5-4) has a 2.20 ERA over the last five games, led by a rotation that's posted a 1.36 mark. The starters had a 4.19 ERA...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: April 15, 2015

View image | Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best teams to use for stacks for Wednesday’s 15-game slate on DraftKings. There are four afternoon games and 11 evening games. We’ve also got projections derived from Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, and we have rankings of the top plays at each position. Pitching...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Saturday: April 11, 2015

Another day. Another unsuccessful day as the picks slipped below .500 again. What a terrible time I'm having here. I was 6-2 at one point yesterday and it all went downhill from there.  I am very happy for Brandon Morrow who pitched very well.  That was fun. Since I am not having any fun, I'll get right to the picks for Saturday: The Red Sox over the Yankees: I don't believe...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking (Game 5) SF vs SD

Sometimes, things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub, and you wait wait wait for a run to score.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The beautiful things about Thursday’s game with San Francisco included the relatively few Giants fans sitting in the stands.  Last night saw them return in force, like the swallows to Capistrano...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Morrow wins fifth spot in Padres rotation

San Diego Padres manager Bud Black has named Brandon Morrow as the team’s fifth starter. The decision moves Odrisamer Despaigne into the bullpen. The Padres will start the season with James Shields, Tyson Ross, Andrew Cashner and Ian Kennedy on the mound ahead of Morrow, Morrow has always seemed to have high upside but had trouble staying healthy as a member of the Toronto Blue...
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Morrow named No. 5 starter

Brandon Morrow San Diego Padres manager Bud Black announced after Saturday’s 8-0 victory over Mexico City’s Diablos Rojos that right-hander Brandon Morrow would be the team’s No. 5 starter over Odrisamer Despaigne. This one kind of surprised me. Morrow’s coming off back-to-back injury riddled seasons in Toronto, and has only really had one healthy season as a starter. His...
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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