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Padres hit 3 homers, beat Reds 6-3

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Matt Kemp hit the first of San Diego's three homers off Anthony DeSclafani -- a new addition to Cincinnati's rotation -- and the Padres pulled away to a 6-3 victory over the Reds on Monday. Kemp hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning for his fourth homer of the spring. Clint Barmes added a solo shot, and Yangervis Solarte had a three-run homer during the...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres beat Reds 6-3

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Matt Kemp hit the first of San Diego's three homers off Anthony DeSclafani -- a new addition to Cincinnati's rotation -- and the Padres pulled away to a 6-3 victory over the Reds on Monday. Kemp hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning for his fourth homer of the spring. Clint Barmes added a solo shot, and Yangervis Solarte had a three-run homer during the...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres hit 3 homers off DeSclafani, beat Reds 6-3

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Matt Kemp hit the first of San Diego's three homers off Anthony DeSclafani - a new addition to Cincinnati's rotation - and the Padres pulled away to a 6-3 victory over the Reds on Monday. Kemp hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning for his fourth homer of the spring. Clint Barmes added a solo shot, and Yangervis Solarte had a three-run homer during the fifth...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kemp homers as Padres beat Mariners 8-5

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Matt Kemp and Wil Myers homered, leading the San Diego Padres to an 8-5 exhibition win against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. San Diego right-hander Andrew Cashner allowed one run and four hits in 6 1-3 innings. Myers went deep on J.A. Happ's first pitch of the game. Kemp also homered in San Diego's three-run first. Happ was charged with 11 hits and six runs...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Countdown to opening day

It’s finally time and when I say finally, I really mean finally. We’ve all been waiting around for opening day AND IT’S NOW LESS THAN TWO DAYS AWAY. Padres’ fans can now stop making prediction after prediction about the upcoming season (which I’m completely guilty of) and actually start watching their predictions come true. (More like watch our dreams come true.) Before...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Turn that frown upside down

I didn’t make it out to Peoria this year, thanks to the ACL, but I have made roughly 8 trips out there in the last 5 years. So it’s safe to say that I’ve seen my fair share of Spring Training action. I’ve seen it all. The backfields, the main field, the batting cages, the clubhouse, the gym and the bars restaurants. Usually, there’s optimism among fans. The players spout...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Pass Three Million Tickets Sold — on March 25

After leading Major League Baseball in attendance in 2014 at 3,782,337, the Los Angeles Dodgers are off to a quick start in 2015’s attendance race. On Wednesday, the team announced that they have passed three million in ticket sales for 2015, the earliest date in franchise history. Last season was the 28th time the Dodgers have drawn more than three million fans to Dodger Stadium...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Black: Different vibe for Padres organization this season

San Diego Padres manager Bud Black turned the corner to meet the press on the first day of spring training and was taken aback at the throng of reporters waiting. "What are we, the Yankees?" Black asked. No, but they're no longer the anonymous Padres, the light-hitting, star-less team planted near the bottom of the NL West. Thanks to first-year general manager A.J. Preller's wild...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Armed with Shields, Kemp, Upton, Padres eager to win now

San Diego Padres manager Bud Black turned the corner to meet the press on the first day of spring training and was taken aback at the throng of reporters waiting. ''What are we, the Yankees?'' Black asked. No, but they're no longer the anonymous Padres, the light-hitting, star-less team planted near the bottom of the NL West. Thanks to first-year general manager A.J. Preller's wild...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers hope offseason changes lead to World Series title

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have a new front office. Shortstop Hanley Ramirez, outfielder Matt Kemp, second-baseman Dee Gordon and pitcher Dan Haren are gone from a roster that won the NL West title last season. Change was everywhere at the Dodgers' spring camp and all of it was designed to enhance their chances of achieving a goal that has never changed: Winning the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: San Diego Padres

Even with the Chicago Cubs acquiring Jon Lester, and the Chicago White Sox doing their thing, and the multitude of Cole Hamels-to-Boston rumors, the San Diego Padres, of all teams, managed to serve as the talk of the offseason. And why not? They improved perhaps more than any other team in the game, completely overhauling their big league roster while keeping their top prospects...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: San Diego Padres

Even with the Chicago Cubs acquiring Jon Lester, and the Chicago White Sox doing their thing, and the multitude of Cole Hamels-to-Boston rumors, the San Diego Padres, of all teams, managed to serve as the talk of the offseason. And why not? They improved perhaps more than any other team in the game, completely overhauling their big league roster while keeping their top prospects...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres powered by Kemp, Upton in win over Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Matt Kemp legged out a triple two pitches before Justin Upton hit his third home run of the spring, and the San Diego Padres showed off their new power outfield in a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday. Kemp's liner to the gap off Mariners starter J.A. Happ was followed by Upton's drive to left-center in the third inning. Upton doubled and scored...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres show off new power with Kemp, Upton; edge Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Matt Kemp legged out a triple two pitches before Justin Upton hit his third home run of the spring, and the San Diego Padres showed off their new power outfield in a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday. Kemp's liner to the gap off Mariners starter J.A. Happ was followed by Upton's drive to left-center in the third inning. Upton doubled and scored...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Holly Sonders’ Replacement, Roger Clemens’ Frosted Tips & Buy Matt Kemp’s Cool House

  Let’s see, what are you going to watch today? There’s a bunch of Spring Training baseball. Remember, there are games on truTV. It would be smart to figure out where that is now so you’re not confused later. ESPN will have a Spring Training game going up against March Madness tonight in primetime if you get bored with exciting finishes. • Cheerleaders of March Madness...
Via Busted Coverage
11 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of The San Diego Padres

The Biggest Home run ever hit in Petco Park was not by a player, but by new GM A.J. Preller. He came in like the Grinch who stole Christmas from all of the big markets to Friar fans delight. The days of avoiding Padres on draft day are over.Just How Good Will the Padres Be in 2015? View image | gettyimages.com PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPSKemp719391027110.4740.5000.8421...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres top Cubs behind homers by Kemp, Medica

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Matt Kemp and Tommy Medica hit towering home runs off Jon Lester on a rough day for the new Chicago Cubs ace in the San Diego Padres' 7-0 victory on Monday. Lester hadn't allowed a run or walk in two starts and five innings. He was charged with six runs and seven hits before leaving with one out in the fourth. He was scheduled to go four innings. The left-hander...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Backup Behind the Plate

With the news that Tim “Fed-Ex” Federowicz, acquired in the December Matt Kemp trade, will be sidelined for three to six months after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, the San Diego Padres are now in search of a catcher to backup All-Star Derek Norris. Many experts have speculated that 22 year old top prospect Austin Hedges could fill that role, being that his...
Via Hot Stove MLB
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NL West Preview: Will Dethrone the Champs be Dethroned?

Welcome to the National League West—home of the San Francisco Giants, baseball’s reigning champions. It’s an odd-numbered year this time around, so we might as well write them off immediately, right? Moving on, can the Los Angeles Dodgers take the step up from division winners to postseason contenders? Just on the outside looking in we have the very intriguing San Diego...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields perfect, Kemp hitless as Padres fall to Dodgers

PEORIA, Ariz. -- James Shields struck out five in three perfect innings and Matt Kemp went 0 for 3 in his first game against his former team as the San Diego Padres lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Thursday night. Shields didn't allow a ball out of the infield in his second spring start with his new team. The right-hander threw a first-pitch strike to all nine hitters, had...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields dominant, Kemp 0 for 3; Dodgers beat Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) James Shields struck out five in three perfect innings and Matt Kemp went 0 for 3 in his first game against his former team as the San Diego Padres lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Thursday night. Shields didn't allow a ball out of the infield in his second spring start with his new team. The right-hander's fastball hit 92 mph, he had four consecutive strikeouts...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Matt Kemp…Because I Made Them Up

Matt Kemp, the new Padres right fielder, was acquired this offseason by GM A.J. Preller after much wheeling, dealing, and laptop shopping. Inspired by a new Friarwire feature by Bill Center, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Kemp. And you didn’t know them because they are totally not true. I completely made them up. If you believe that they could be true facts...
Via Padres Public
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemp and Upton hit back-to-back HRs, Padres beat Giants

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Matt Kemp hit a three-run drive and Justin Upton followed with a home run as the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 Tuesday. Will Middlebrooks homered in the second inning off Yusmeiro Petit. Kemp's homer in the fourth finished Petit, and Upton connected off Brett Bochy. Carlos Quentin homered for the Padres in the sixth. Middlebrooks had three...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Is Hector Olivera a fit?

Hector Olivera Last week it was announced that Cuban second baseman Hector Olivera was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball and was free to sign with a team. Baseball America’s Ben Badler recently wrote an article listing the favorites to sign to sign the Cuban defector. Badler named the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers as the front runners to...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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