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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

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 157 (COL vs SD)

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 (75-82) were defeated 3-2 by the Colorado Rockies (66-92) last night, another season with more losses than wins* guaranteed. *I’m trying to stay somewhat positive and not just say “another losing season...
Via Padres Public
September 24, 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

Padres Injury Update: Will Venable out with back issue

The San Diego Padres entered Saturday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a record of 68-78,. third in the National League West. The Padres have struggled all season offensively, ranked 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. One of the many Padres who have had off seasons at the plate is Will Venable, who is out with a back injury.#455058744 / gettyimages.comOur...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Where’s The Beef?

We’re now a week into September, which means that we’re a week into expanded MLB rosters, as teams may now promote any player on their 40 man roster to the active roster. The Padres are finished with their call ups, leaving them with 32 players on the active roster. That should be plenty of extra beef, right? You’d think, but it wasn’t. On Saturday night against the Rockies...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 San Diego Padres Worst Hitting Team but Best Pinch Hitters

By Sam Henry The San Diego Padres are on their way to finishing the 2014 season and their fourth consecutive season with a losing record.  The Padres with a 66-73 record are currently in third place in the NL West as of September 5th.  The Padres find themselves just 7 games under .500 in large part due to a strong 2nd half of the season.  Since the All-Star Break the Padres have...
Via Beyond The Spread
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 134 (LAD vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub.  Then your friend has computer issues and needs you to come over to try to fix them, so you miss everything after the sixth inning.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.  And reformatting. The Padres (64-70) defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers (76-60) for the second...
Via Padres Public
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Amarista's 10th-inning single beats Dodgers

SAN DIEGO (AP) Alexi Amarista singled in the winning run with one out in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres beat the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers for the second straight time in extra innings, 2-1 Saturday night. The third straight extra-inning game tied the Padres' record. Will Venable started the winning rally with a single to center off Jamey Wright (4-4) and stole...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Home Plate Plays

As Scott accurately summarized, last night the Padres were blown out by Milwaukee 10-1.  The Padres had only one good look at that game, loading the bases in the second inning with two out and the score tied.  Sadly Will Venable reprised his first-half role instead of the Good August Venable, swinging and missing at 3 high fastballs to end the inning. Two batters earlier, the Padres...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 130 (MIL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub, trying to wipe the memory from your mind of True Detective losing out on all of those Emmy Awards to Breaking Bad.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (60-70) were blasted 10-1 by the Milwaukee Brewers (73-58) last night.  Eric Stults (6-14, 4.63...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 129 (SD at AZ)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub watching the one tiny TV in the very back that the bartender begrudgingly graciously switched from the Local NFL Team’s practice preseason game to the Padres’ game.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (60-69) defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks ...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Good Bye

There’s about a month and a half remaining in the 2014 Padres’ season.  Barring a miracle of biblical proportions, the Friars will not be playing in the postseason.  Sorry, folks.  It has to be said.  But I think you all know that.  Well, most of you do anyway. New GM A.J. Preller has some interesting decisions to make on players in the offseason.  Do the Padres stand...
Via Padres Public
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 121 (SD at STL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending your evening at the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (57-63) lost the second game of their four-game series to the St Louis Cardinals (64-56), 4-2, last night at Busch Stadium.  Padres starter Tyson Ross (11-11, 2.70) was shaky in the first inning for the...
Via Padres Public
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 19 Recap: Padres get production from variety of sources

Thursday vs Cardinals: 2-6 Loss St. Louis Recap The Padres bookended last week with offensive outbursts, but a sweep was not in the Cards against St. Louis as San Diego fell victim to "the good" Shelby Miller. The Cardinals' promising young arm was demoted in mid-July to the bullpen, but he looked every bit the star he's been hyped as, holding the Padres to a mere three hits in six...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres beat Braves 3-2 in 12 innings

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tim Stauffer and Will Venable stepped up when the San Diego Padres needed it most. Stauffer escaped a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the top of the 12th and Venable lined a game-winning single in the bottom of the inning off closer Craig Kimbrel to lift the Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Kimbrel (0-3) walked the bases loaded...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 110 (ATL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening at the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The San Diego Padres (50-60) defeated the Atlanta Braves (58-53) 3-2 last night in 12 innings of baseball fun. Starting pitchers Ian Kennedy and Ervin Santana both pitched well enough, but neither factored in tonight’s...
Via Padres Public
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 108 (STL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an afternoon at work, eyes transfixed to your screen trying to figure out what other Padres are going to be on another team by the 1:00 pm PDT trading deadline.  Then you give up, leave work early, and go drinking.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (48-60) dropped...
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August 01, 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 same...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Gyorko, Venable back Hahn in Padres' 12-1 laugher

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Rookie Jesse Hahn gave himself a nice present on his 25th birthday and his teammates gave him far more run support than he needed. Hahn held St. Louis to one run and four hits in seven innings and Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable each homered and drove in four runs to lead the San Diego Padres to a 12-1 victory Wednesday night. Yangervis Solarte, obtained from the New...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 107 (STL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening in the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (48-59) dropped the hammer on the St Louis Cardinals (56-50) last night, winning 12-1.  The Friars were the beneficiaries of a solo home run to left field from Jedd Gyorko in the fourth inning.  Yangervis...
Via Padres Public
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Matheny: Cardinals suffer 'ugliest loss' of year

SAN DIEGO -- At least the St. Louis Cardinals didn't get shut out. Little else went right for the Cardinals on Wednesday night. Rookie Jesse Hahn held St. Louis to one run and four hits in seven innings and Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable each homered and drove in four runs to lead the San Diego Padres to a 12-1 victory Wednesday night. "It was probably our ugliest loss of the year...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Makes An Amazing Barehanded Play Against The Padres

Your browser does not support iframes. Andrelton Simmons makes the ridiculous look easy. On Monday, Padres outfielder Will Venable hit a grounder towards shortstop but when the ball took an odd bounce, Simmons adjusted on the fly and barehanded the ball before rifling it to first just in time to get the out. Credit to @CJZero for the gif. Simmons is widely known for his defensive...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: All nine Padres score in one inning against Cubs

The San Diego Padres and their usually inept offense managed to do something truly remarkable Thursday night during a 13-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. The Friars scored nine runs in the top of the sixth inning. What’s more, every Padre in the lineup scored a run in that inning. The sixth inning was crazy, as the Padres sent 15 men to the plate in what was their biggest inning...
Via Rumors and Rants
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 97 (NYM vs SD)

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 (42-54) defeated the New York Mets (46-51) 6-0 in the second game of their three game series at Petco Park.  Padres’ starter Tyson Ross (8-10, 2.70) pitched seven shutout innings while giving up four hits...
Via Padres Public
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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