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While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 160 (SD at SF)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (77-83) defeated the San Francisco Giants (86-74) 4-1 last night at AT&T Park.  The Giants’ loss means they will not host a Wild Card Play-In game against either the Pittsburgh Pirates or the St Louis...
Via Padres Public
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kennedy sharp in final start, Padres top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Ian Kennedy pitched seven innings for his third consecutive win, Seth Smith hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night. One day after clinching a playoff berth, San Francisco couldn't muster much at the plate and dropped two games off the pace in the race to host the NL wild-card...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Eyes Have It: Seth Smith’s Laser Show

The Padres' Seth Smith is having the best season of his career, and it might have something to do with the laser eye surgery he had near the end of the 2013 season.
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Unable to muster any offense, Giants swept by Padres

  The San Francisco Giants are reeling, having lost six of eight games, a streak in which they've scored only 14 runs. And yet they're still inching toward a playoff berth, thanks to the fact there are two wild-card spots. The Giants managed just six hits off Ian Kennedy and three relievers, losing 8-2 to the San Diego Padres on Sunday to fall 4-1/2 games behind the Los...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Friars Should Take Run At Cuban FA OF Tomas

I think I speak for all Padres fans when I say I want the club to pursue an acquisition for a legitimate big bat this winter. Not an injury-prone, defensive liability entering the decline phase of what has been a decent, but hardly great, career (Carlos Quentin). Not a steady platoon bat that the Friars hope to unrealistically squeeze more production from by inserting into the lineup...
Via Friarhood
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: San Diego Padres

The Padres were viewed as a sleeper contender coming into the 2014 season. They probably weren’t capable of hanging with the Dodgers and Giants (or maybe even the Diamondbacks) in the NL West, but if either of the favorites faltered and the Padres’ roster stayed healthy throughout the season, there was a chance that meaningful baseball could be played in San Diego during September...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: San Diego Padres

The Padres were viewed as a sleeper contender coming into the 2014 season. They probably weren’t capable of hanging with the Dodgers and Giants (or maybe even the Diamondbacks) in the NL West, but if either of the favorites faltered and the Padres’ roster stayed healthy throughout the season, there was a chance that meaningful baseball could be played in San Diego during September...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Seth Smith dealing with sore hamstring

San Diego Padres outfielder Seth Smith did not start in the game Tuesday due to a sore hamstring, but was able to walk while pinch-hitting.  He did not start in Wednesday’s game either, although it is unlikely he would have played even if healthy because Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels pitched.Seth Smith a late scratch today with a sore hammy. Could pinch-hit...
Via MLB Injury News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Week 24 Recap: Pitching woes lead to bad streak

Thursday vs Diamondbacks: 1-5 Loss Arizona Game Recap: For the second time in as many nights, some creative fielding by the Padres put them in an early hole, one that they were unable to climb out of. Ian Kennedy struggled through 5.1 innings, giving up four earned runs and 12 base runners, as Arizona dominated this game from start to finish. The Padres first six spots in the order...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Utilize 4 Man Shift, Get Runner Out At Home (Video)

The Dodgers successfully utilized a 4 man shift against the Padres. If you’re Padres outfielder Seth Smith, you have got to feel embarrassed. The Dodgers put on a 5 man infield against Smith with 4  of them lining up on the first base side. As expected, Smith hit right into the shift. Your browser does not support iframes. The post Dodgers Utilize 4 Man Shift, Get Runner Out At...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Seth Smith: The (Very) Poor Man’s Paul Goldschmidt

The San Diego Padres acquired Seth Smith in a trade last winter.  It wasn’t a move that generated many headlines as Smith had just finished a season in which he hit .250 with just 8 home runs to go with well below average baserunning and poor defense.  Luke Gregerson, the player that the Padres shipped to Oakland for Smith, is a good reliever, a solid 8th inning guy who has filled...
Via Off The Bench
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking Your Breakfast 2014 Game 113 (SD at MIN)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend a morning at the pub and ask yourself what went wrong with your life that put you in a bar at 10 A.M.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (52-61) defeated the Minnesota Twins (51-61) by a score 0f 5-4, earning a split in the Mike Pomeranz Derby (okay, I’ll stop...
Via Padres Public
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Amarista, Smith save Padres' win over Twins

As a rule, Bud Black doesn’t doubt his players. Yet off the bat, the Padres’ upbeat skipper wasn’t sure what sort of chance Alexi Amarista would have at catching Eduardo Escobar’s two-strike drive with the winning run standing on second base in the last of the ninth inning Wednesday afternoon. Positioning sure wasn’t on the diminutive utilityman’s side. “Off the bat...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith, Amarista help Padres top Twins 5-4 in 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Center fielder Alexi Amarista made a game-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth inning and Seth Smith followed with a solo homer in the 10th to lift the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Amarista ran backward on a dead sprint and laid out for a brilliant diving catch of a drive off the bat of Eduardo Escobar with two on...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres come back, beat Twins 5-4 in extra innings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Center fielder Alexi Amarista made a game-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth inning and Seth Smith followed with a solo homer in the 10th to lift the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Amarista ran backward on a dead sprint and laid out for a brilliant diving catch of a drive off the bat of Eduardo Escobar with two on...
Via Fox Sports North
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Week 18 Recap: Bats come out in a big way

Padres Week 18 Recap Thursday @ Cubs: 13-3 Win Chicago Recap In the rubber game with the Cubs, the Padres offense exploded for 13 runs (one more than they scored in their first series after the break against the Mets) and have now won back-to-back series to open the second half of the 2014 season. It's amazing what happens when you get a blend of hitting and pitching ... in the...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Random Thoughts – 19 July vs Mets

Ghost has the recap, but I wanted to add a couple of thoughts in addition to his usual excellent work. Tonight was the best I’ve seen the Padres execute in hitters counts all season.  A hitters count is 2-0 or 3-1.  Tonight’s results: Seth Smith (B1) 2-0 count:  3-unassisted (and he didn’t move from the batters box.  Oh well) Yasmani Grandal (B2) 3-1 count:  HR to RC...
Via Padres Public
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The House Flight: Week of 6/30 to 7/6/2014

In case you weren’t paying attention… Little far for iPhone photo – but thank you #Padres affiliate @Storm_Baseball for the sweet & wonderful tribute pic.twitter.com/rY5oVIKL1U — PadresKnowBest (@PadresKnowBest) July 2, 2014 Always enjoy responsibly.  Don’t read and drive. Dark Horse General Manager Candidates Hidden Gems of PETCO Park: Club 19 Mr. Smith Gets Extended...
Via Padres Public
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres News: Seth Smith signs an extension

The San Diego Padres have signed outfielder Seth Smith to a two-year extension, tweets Corey Brock of MLB.com. The deal is worth $13 million.It is an odd circumstance that the Padres are working with, considering they don't have a new general manager in place after the recent firing of Josh Byrnes, but the Friars were able to lock up their slugging outfielder for the next two...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

What does Seth Smith extension say about Padres’ future?

Being currently without a general manager isn’t stopping the San Diego Padres from doing some business. It’s just a bit curious that transactions like signing players to new contracts are happening without the executive that would normally attend to such matters in place. The Padres signed outfielder Seth Smith to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday, keeping the 31-year...
Via The Outside Corner
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

What does Seth Smith extension say about Padres’ future?

Being currently without a general manager isn’t stopping the San Diego Padres from doing some business. It’s just a bit curious that transactions like signing players to new contracts are happening without the executive that would normally attend to such matters in place. The Padres signed outfielder Seth Smith to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday, keeping the 31-year...
Via Bloguin Best
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The (sort of) Puzzling Seth Smith Extension

The year is 2026. After a 10 year run of dominance in the National League West by the San Diego Padres, Jonah Keri has completed his fifth bestseller — Friar Fever: How Farhan Zaidi Took the Forgettable San Diego Padres from Cellar-Dwellers to the Top of the Baseball World. Consider this passage, from the first chapter: … Josh Byrnes was ousted after two-and-a-half years of mediocrity...
Via Padres Public
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres sign Seth Smith to two-year extension

Despite his name coming up in trade conversations the last few weeks, San Diego Padres signed a two-year extension with the team on Wednesday. The Padres fired general manager Josh Byrnes last week, but that didn’t stop them from signing Smith. Corey Brock of MLB.com first reported the news. The Seth Smith two-year contract extension […]
Via Full Scale Sports
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mr. Smith Gets Extended

Seth Smith will be a Padre through the 2016 season, with a club option for 2017.  Mixed reactions to this extension are to be expected. On the one hand, he has been an average to above average player based on his 108 wRC+ over the entirety of his career. As Dave Cameron points out, the contract isn’t onerous and actually retains his services at a discount based on his performance...
Via Padres Public
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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