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Padres-Marlins Preview

The San Diego Padres took on hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts this offseason in an attempt to return to the playoffs for the first time in nine years. That quick-fix approach hasn't paid off, and some of those acquisitions could be dealt by the time the Padres open a three-game road series with the Miami Marlins on Friday night. San Diego (49-53) brought in Matt Kemp...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kemp, Padres' offense look to bounce back after shutout

Superb pitching has the New York Mets in position to regain the NL East lead for the first time in almost six weeks. After Noah Syndergaard turned in another brilliant performance, Bartolo Colon may need more of the same if he's going to avoid matching the longest losing streak of his career Wednesday night against the San Diego Padres. New York (52-48) has followed a 2-6 stretch...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kemp, Padres' offense look to bounce back after shutout

Superb pitching has the New York Mets in position to regain the NL East lead for the first time in almost six weeks. After Noah Syndergaard turned in another brilliant performance, Bartolo Colon may need more of the same if he's going to avoid matching the longest losing streak of his career Wednesday night against the San Diego Padres. New York (52-48) has followed a 2-6 stretch...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ramblings: The Waiting Game Blows

The highlight of the season is upon us. Sit back, and enjoy A.J. Preller’s cocaine binge. Ramblings: It’s smart baseball to try and get the best possible package of players in any trade. It’s what I hope Preller and company are doing, not settling for anything. On the other hand, COME ONNNNNNNNNNNN. Toss us a goddamn bone. Give us something, anything to discuss. Listen, I...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 100 (SD at NYM)

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 (47-53) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (52-48) at Citi Field in the first of three games, 4-0. The Mets’ Noah Syndergaard (5-5, 2.70) was perfect through the first six innings until Will Venable led...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kemp, Alonso, Wallace homer in Padres' 3-1 win over Marlins

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- After the Padres had given Andrew Cashner the lead, he wasn't about to come out of the game. When interim manager Pat Murphy paid a visit to the mound after a leadoff triple in the seventh, Cashner and his teammates told Murphy the game belonged to the right-hander. Backed by home runs from Matt Kemp, Yonder Alonso and Brett Wallace, Cashner rewarded his manager...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
5 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 97 (MIA 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 (45-52) scored more runs than the Miami Marlins (40-56) at Petco Park last night, 3-1. Andrew Cashner (4-10, 3.93) pitched seven innings, allowing just the one Marlins’ run on five hits and a walk while striking...
Via Padres Public
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at San Diego Padres game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 8 p.m. The San Diego Padres are among the worst offensive teams in baseball but they're finding some success with homers. Playing the biggest part in that is Matt Kemp, who looks to continue his offensive surge as Padres face the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. San Diego's .236 average is only better than the New York Mets...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemp, Alonso, Wallace homer in Padres' 3-1 win over Marlins

SAN DIEGO (AP) Matt Kemp, Yonder Alonso and Brett Wallace all homered to back seven strong innings from Andrew Cashner and lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Wallace hit his first homer with San Diego leading off the fourth to tie the game at 1-all. Alonso and Kemp hit back-to-back homers in the fifth to make it 3-1. Cashner (4-10...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins allow 3 solo homers in road loss to Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matt Kemp, Yonder Alonso and Brett Wallace all homered to back seven strong innings from Andrew Cashner and lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Wallace hit his first homer with San Diego leading off the fourth to tie the game at 1-all. Alonso and Kemp hit back-to-back homers in the fifth to make it 3-1. Cashner (4-10...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins allow 3 solo homers in road loss to Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matt Kemp, Yonder Alonso and Brett Wallace all homered to back seven strong innings from Andrew Cashner and lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Wallace hit his first homer with San Diego leading off the fourth to tie the game at 1-all. Alonso and Kemp hit back-to-back homers in the fifth to make it 3-1. Cashner (4-10...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bear or Bull: Is Matt Kemp Finished?

Professionally speaking, 2015 has not been a good year for Matt Kemp. Actually, Kemp's woes might have started last December when his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, agreed to trade him to division rival and current team, the San Diego Padres. Is there a bigger slap in the face in professional sports than when a team decides to move a player within it's own division? The Dodgers...
Via Razzball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres face rookie Heston Tuesday night

There were few expectations when Chris Heston joined the San Francisco Giants after opening day, but there were plenty when the San Diego Padres traded for Matt Kemp. Heston will try to stifle the hot-hitting Kemp and help the Giants rebound from their first loss in seven games by continuing his strong run against the Padres on Tuesday night. Heston (9-5, 3.39 ERA) leads all rookies...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres beat Giants 4-2, win 5th straight

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matt Kemp is turning it on just when the San Diego Padres desperately need his big bat. Kemp hit a two-run homer to help the Padres beat the World Series champion San Francisco Giants 4-2 Monday night and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games. Kemp's 409-foot drive off 40-year-old Tim Hudson into the sandy play area beyond the right-center fence...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres face rookie Heston Tuesday night

There were few expectations when Chris Heston joined the San Francisco Giants after opening day, but there were plenty when the San Diego Padres traded for Matt Kemp. Heston will try to stifle the hot-hitting Kemp and help the Giants rebound from their first loss in seven games by continuing his strong run against the Padres on Tuesday night. Heston (9-5, 3.39 ERA) leads all rookies...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres beat Giants 4-2, win 5th straight

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matt Kemp is turning it on just when the San Diego Padres desperately need his big bat. Kemp hit a two-run homer to help the Padres beat the World Series champion San Francisco Giants 4-2 Monday night and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games. Kemp's 409-foot drive off 40-year-old Tim Hudson into the sandy play area beyond the right-center fence...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy lauds Padres' Matt Kemp: 'He's our leader'

Matt Kemp may only be in his first season with the San Diego Padres, but he has already had a palpable influence on the Padres' clubhouse in half a season. "[I'm] so high on him because of the way he's handled himself," interim manager Pat Murphy said of Kemp. "The way he's handled himself with his teammates. … I mean, he's our leader." After a mediocre first half of the season...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemp's 2-run homer helps carry Padres over Giants, 4-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer to help the San Diego Padres beat the World Series champion San Francisco Giants 4-2 Monday night and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games. Kemp's 409-foot drive off 40-year-old Tim Hudson into the sandy play area beyond the right-center fence in the third inning was his fourth homer in seven games and 10th overall...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were (Rain Delay) Drinking 2015 Non-Game ?? (COL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a rainy Sunday afternoon taking cover at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. And watching Back To The Future II and III on AMC during the rain delay. The Padres (43-49) had their game against the Colorado Rockies (39-51) called during the fifth inning due to rain. That...
Via Padres Public
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies drop second straight in San Diego

  Well, if there was any momentum that the Colorado Rockies may have built, it was officially crushed by the All-Star break. The Rockies lost for the second straight night to the San Diego Padres 5-4. It was another up-and-down game in which the Rockies were down early, got back into it, then watched as the bullpen gave up a gut-wrenching home run to lead the Rockies down the losing...
Via BSN Denver
12 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 91 (COL 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 (42-49) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (39-50), 4-2, at Petco Park to open up the proverbial second half of the 2015 season. James Shields (8-3, 3.92) pitched five innings while allowing one run on seven...
Via Padres Public
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields wins for 1st time in 6 weeks as Padres down Rockies

SAN DIEGO (AP) James Shields won for the first time in six weeks, and Matt Kemp, Jedd Gyorko and Justin Upton homered to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 victory against the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. The Padres, who have underperformed despite making several big offseason acquisitions, have won three straight following a six-game losing streak. Shields (8-3) won for the...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal Has Been Solid for the Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 09: Yasiel Puig #66 and Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after they both score on Puig’s two run home run in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on July 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) All of last season trade talks swirled around the Dodgers because they...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Top 5 players of the first half

With the All-Star break coming to an end and the first half of the season officially in the books, the Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves in first place in the NL West division and look to be making another postseason push. With the overhauling moves new General Manager Andrew Friedman made coming into the season there were some uncertainties as to what this team would look like...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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