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Five Links: July 3, 2015

Here’s some stuff I read this week that you might enjoy: Tyson Ross on His Walk Rate (FanGraphs) – Eno Sarris chatted with Ross, who notes that “hitters are just a little more patient with me. The slider maybe isn’t as enticing for guys to chase, or maybe they’re just more aware of it, and they’re just trying to lay off it.” Sarris also talked to Justin Upton and Will...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 81 (SD at STL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (38-43) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (51-27) yesterday, 5-3 in eleven innings at Busch Stadium. Will Venable hit a two-run home run in the eleventh inning to break a 3-3 tie. Craig Kimbrel pitched...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

To and Fro: July 2nd, 2015

I’ve got a lot of topics to cover and, like I’ve done a few times in the past, decided to scrunch them all into one post. It’s To and Fro time! -Man, is it me or has the Chicken and Garry Templeton been EVERYWHERE lately. On the radio, in the newspaper and on TV, every time I turn around I see another interview with one of them. Now that’s no knock against them, because I...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2015 Game 80 (SEA vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the Park At The Park listening to a DJ set by Lil Jon. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (37-43) scored fewer runs than the Seattle Mariners (36-42) yesterday afternoon, 7-0, at Petco Park, dropping their third out of four games against the Mariners and...
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Ramblings: True Detective Public

I don’t feel particularly motivated to write about the Padres this week because there’s only so many times I can call Will Middlebrooks trash. It’s exhausting and repetitive, and I’m sure he’s a wonderful person who doesn’t deserve it. What I really want to do is talk about True Detective and all the **** that’s gone down this season. If you don’t watch True Detective...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 79 (SEA 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 (37-42) scored fewer runs than the Seattle Mariners (35-42) on Tuesday night, 5-0, at Petco Park. Mike Montgomery (3-2, 1.62) threw a one-hit complete game, the only hit being a Yangervis Solarte one-out double...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Return of the Jedd? Aye.

I’ll make this very brief, as there’s a thunderstorm moving in and I want to get my laptop unplugged before the lightning starts blowing s**t up. The Padres made a roster move today, placing Cory Spangenberg on the disabled list with a left knee contusion (bone bruise) and bringing back Opening Day second baseman Jedd Gyorko from AAA El Paso. #Padres roster move; Gyorko...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Bullet Point International Preview

MLB’s July 2 international amateur signing period opens — get this — this Thursday, July 2nd, allowing major league teams to bid for the rights to 16- and 17-year-old foreign talent. In reality, most deals for high-priced players have already been ironed out, and Kiley McDaniel’s international scouting board, which lists projected teams and dollar amounts for a number of...
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It’s Not Your Fault, Frank Garces

Sunday afternoon at Petco Park, with two outs and nobody on in the top of the 6th inning and the Padres trailing 4-3, Odrisamer Despaigne hit Yasmany Tomas with a pitch to bring up the D-Backs’ young left-handed hitting third baseman Jake Lamb. Although Despaigne had pitched well despite the four earned runs allowed, allowing just 3 hits and no walks to go along with 6 strikeouts...
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While You Were (Day) Drinking 2015 Game 78 (AZ vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. An unscheduled home run derby occurred yesterday afternoon as the Padres (37-41) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (36-39), 6-4 at Petco Park. Matt Kemp led off the game with his sixth home run of the...
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While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 77 (AZ vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (37-40) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-39), 7-2, last night. Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.22) finally got some run support and used it, giving up the two Diamondbacks runs while pitching seven innings...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

When Not To Shift

This will be brief, because I have a short attention span and there’s a blue car driving down the street.  During last night’s game the Padres provided an example suitable for framing on when not to shift. Scenario:  Top third, 1-0 Padres, Chris Owings at second, AJ Pollock at first.  Two outs.  Tyson Ross delivers ball three to David Peralta, running the count full.  As...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 76 (AZ vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (36-40) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-38) last, 4-2. Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.57) gave up both Diamondbacks runs in the third inning, on a Paul Goldschmidt two-RBI single. Ross ended his night after...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Norris Legs Are Jell-O (Probably)

During this past offseason the Padres jettisoned two catchers, one coming off a career year, the other a highly coveted young player who’s ceiling had yet to be reached. To replace those losses, the Padres added a slugging catcher from Oakland and a defensive minded, though offensively stunted, catcher from Los Angeles in the Matt Kemp trade. With Derek Norris, Tim Federowicz,...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Links: June 26, 2015

Here’s some stuff I read this week that you might enjoy: Contact Quality: Excessive Ground-Ball Pullers, 2014 NL (FanGraphs) – This one from Tony Blengino is a little old, but Matt Kemp shows up on the list, which probably helps explain why Kemp, Yangervis Solarte, and Cory Spangenberg all have nearly identical batting lines. Speaking of Blengino, he recently discussed the “most...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

While I Was (Day) Drinking 2015 Game 75 (SD at SF)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending the afternoon at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach with your former roommate and his wife visiting San Diego on their honeymoon. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while I was (day) drinking. The Padres (35-40) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (40-33), 13-8, yesterday in the final game of three at...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramblings: This Feels Familiar

As my ex-girlfriend would say, let’s just get this over with. It really sucks that I’m not an Astros fan, because then I would have SO MUCH to talk about, like Carlos Correa and Lance McCullers and George Springer and a bunch of randoms. No, instead I’m stuck with the Padres. The same middling, painfully average Padres team that’s a bigger dick tease than any Star Wars trailer...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 74 (SD at SF)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after going out to have coffee with friends & peruse the books at Barnes & Noble. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were doing that stuff I just said. The Padres (35-38) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (38-33), 6-0, last night at AT&T Park. Just like Andrew Cashner‘s start on Sunday...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

A Brief Defense of Matt Kemp, Leadoff Hitter

The Padres have shifted Matt Kemp in the lineup tonight from his usual cleanup slot to leadoff, a seemingly peculiar move for a player who has posted a .281 on-base percentage with 13 walks on the season. The move has been met, no surprisingly, with a good deal of outage on Twitter, as many fans and analysts have been clamoring for Kemp to move down in the order for weeks now...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 73 (SD at SF)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (35-38) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (38-33) late last night at AT&T Park. It took them 11 innings — and four  hours & three minutes — but they eventually pulled it off. Odrisamer Despaigne...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

On Derek Norris’ Surprising Strength

Last year Derek Norris didn’t look much like the kind of catcher who was going to stick at the position for a long time. In 2014, among catchers with at least 700 innings behind the dish, Norris’ caught stealing percentage of 16.7 ranked ahead of only Colorado’s Wilin Rosario. It got so bad — apparently —  that Norris ceded the A’s everyday catcher role to backup Geovany...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2015 Game 72 (SD at AZ)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at Gameday Sports Bar & Grill at Sycuan Casino. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (34-38) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (34-34), 7-2, yesterday in the final game of three at Chase Field. Andrew Cashner (2-9, 4.35) gave up seven runs (three earned...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 71 (SD at AZ)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (34-37) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (33-34), 8-1, last night in Chase Field. Tyson Ross (4-7, 3.61) pitched the first complete game of 2015 for the Friars, striking out nine batters with four hits and...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 70 (SD at AZ)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (33-37) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (33-33), 4-2 last night in the first of three games at Chase Field. James Shields (7-1, 3.75) was saddled with his first loss of the season, giving up all four Arizona...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres History with Joe Furtado: Chapter 10 – “1977” Dark Days

*Back in 1988, Padres fan and local San Diegan Joe Furtado, started writing a book based on Padres history up to that point. 21 Chapters later he finished it and after a few failed attempts at getting it published, put it back on his shelf never to see the light of day…..that is until now. To read the other entries, click here. By Joe Furtado: When the last out of the World Series...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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