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Gonzalez's 3-run homer leads Dodgers to 11-8 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Adrian Gonzalez hit his sixth home run against San Diego this year, a three-run shot, and Andre Ethier, Howie Kendrick and Juan Uribe each had a two-run drive to give the Los Angeles Dodgers an 11-8 victory over the Padres on Saturday night. Gonzalez leads the NL with seven homers and 18 RBIs. The NL West-leading Dodgers had scored nine runs combined in their previous...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greinke, Dodgers shutout Padres Friday night

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Zack Greinke watched second baseman Howie Kendrick glove Wil Myers' line drive to end the second inning with the bases loaded, and then hopped off the mound in joy. While it was a rare show of emotion, Greinke did what he does best -- beat NL West foes. Greinke held the San Diego Padres to four hits in seven innings, and Carl Crawford homered to help the Los Angeles...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

After You Blacked Out At Beerfest 2015 Game 18 (LAD vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening binge-drinking $5 beers in the Park At The Park and Padres Beerfest. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed after you blacked out and woke up under the swing set in a playground in Ramona. The Padres (10-8) scored less runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (10-6) last night. In fact, they didn’t score...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greinke shuts down Padres to help Dodgers to 3-0 victory

SAN DIEGO (AP) Zack Greinke extended his mastery of NL West opponents by holding the San Diego Padres to four hits in seven innings, and Carl Crawford homered to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-0 victory Friday night. Greinke (3-0) improved to 21-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 31 games against division opponents since joining the Dodgers as a free agent before the 2013 season. He is 15...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres’ Points: Fast Starts, Kennedy, Upton Brothers

Entering Friday, the San Diego Padres are 10-7, off to their best start since 2010 when they were 11-6 through the first 17 games. More importantly, the offense has payed early dividends and A.J. Preller’s acquisitions have panned out on the hitting side. Four players with at least 35 at bats – Yonder Alonso, Matt Kemp, Derek Norris, and Yangervis Solarte all have batting averages...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres and Pints: The Podcast! – Episode 23 w/ Special Guests John Conniff, Michael Collins & Tyler Zickel

On this weeks podcast, we are joined by both old friends and new friends. Now that the rosters have been set, John Conniff of Mad Friars returns to give the scoop on the Padres Minor League system. Bryant Webster of Woe, Doctor! fame makes his debut as the Padres & Pints Storm correspondent and interviews the Lake Elsinore Storm skipper Michael Collins. Lastly we chat with Tyler...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockies come back to split series with the Padres

The Colorado Rockies were able to salvage and split their series with the San Diego Padres by squeaking out victories in the third and fourth games of the series. It was starting to look ugly for the Rockies after they dropped the first two games of the series and fell to the .500 mark for the first time this season, but Walt Weiss’ ball club bounced back with consecutive down...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres’ Michael Gettys Working Hard to Achieve his Dream

Baseball fans really look forward to the month of April. Not just because the weather is starting to get better, but more for the opportunity to see their favorite players and teams take the field to begin a six-month grind unlike any other sport. The excitement for the sport dubbed “America’s Pastime” is no different for the residents of Fort Wayne, Indiana, as locals enjoy...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Woes? And the Danger of Small Sample Size

At the beginning of the season there were question marks for the Padres. Were they too right handed heavy? Could they play defense? Could their starting pitching stay healthy? For now, it’s far too early to say what the answer to any of these questions were. But then there were the things no one questioned. The rock solid foundation upon which Preller’s grand experiment would...
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While You Were (Day) Drinking (At Altitude) 2015 Game 17 (SD at COL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon in the pub at a mile high of elevation. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (10-7) scored one less run, 2-1, than the Colorado Rockies (9-7) yesterday at Coors Field, splitting the series and ending the road trip with a 4-3 record. Tyson Ross (1-1, 3.97) had a tough...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Tyson Ross throws a lot of sliders

Tyson Ross tends to use his slider…a lot. He thew it 276 more times than any other pitcher last year. Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley doesn’t think he’s over-relying on it though, according to U-T San Diego:“I’ll tell you why I don’t get concerned with him – he still throws 60 percent fastballs,” Balsley said this spring. “The major league average is anywhere...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Alonso's three singles, Padres fall short to Rockies

DENVER (AP) -- Corey Dickerson's left heel has flared up along with his power. Even he is a little baffled by the correlation. Dickerson hit a go-ahead home run leading off the fifth inning and Jordan Lyles pitched effectively into the seventh, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday. Dickerson connected for his third solo shot in two days...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: The ‘what if’ game

There was a good chance Justin Upton would never make to the Padres. There’s a funny game I like to play in my head when it comes to the San Diego Padres, and my favorite sports teams in general. Everybody does it, either subconsciously or intentionally. The “What if” game. It’s a torturous process to try and think what could have been had your favorite team just gotten...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Rotation problem?

Brandon Morrow The San Diego Padres have a problem, and I’m not sure how they’re going to fix it. Fortunately, this is 2015, the year everything seems to be going right for San Diego. That in and of itself is hard to fathom, but it’s the new culture general manager AJ Preller has created, and one I could definitely get used to. Now, about that problem. It’s the rotation...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres squander late lead in 5-4 loss to Rockies

DENVER (AP) -- San Diego manager Bud Black brought an extra outfielder into the infield, hoping to entice a ground ball and somehow escape an improbable situation. No such luck. Pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso ruined the ploy by lifting an RBI single in the ninth inning after Corey Dickerson tied the game in the eighth with his second solo homer of the night, helping the Colorado Rockies...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking (At Altitude) 2015 Game 16 (SD at COL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub at a mile high of elevation. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (10-6) scored less runs last night than the Colorado Rockies (8-7) at Coors Field, 5-4. Even after a late-inning comeback by the Friars to take the lead. A lead that was eliminated by Corey...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Battle For Second Base

Back in January, my esteemed colleague Dustin wrote about The Battle For Third Base. Because Dustin is smart and has foresight, he proposed an alternate title: The Battle For Third Base (as of the morning of January 6th, 2015). He was right, as the Will Middlebrooks lottery ticket of studly power won the starting job. Another battle soon flared up as Yangervis Solarte continues...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres, Leading the way in Hitting

By Anthony Weber The 2014 San Diego Padres finished dead last in the MLB with 1,199 hits and a .226 team batting average.  Last season the Padres had 358 fewer hits than the MLB leader and 83 fewer hits than the team with the next lowest hit total.  The team’s lack of offense, which produced a league low of 535 runs, clearly prompted the need to rebuild the Padres’ lineup...
Via Beyond The Spread
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ask The Ghost: Earth Day 2015 Edition

In honor of Earth Day today, I decided to recycle* something Dustin did and answer questions via the Twitter machine. I'm going to steal from @sacbuntdustin and take questions for tomorrow's post. So get to asking. #AskTheGhost — Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) April 21, 2015 The big difference: I don’t know anything. I’m not a stathead. I don’t analyze every player’s...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramblings

Some **** went down in the last week with the Padres. By rule someone has to write about it. Let’s ramble. Someone needs to get fired the next time the Padres lay down a bunt at Coors Field. I don’t care who. I want a body. Jesus ******* Christ. After what we’ve seen what this offense is capable of they still have the balls to try and pull that ****. Plus, IT’S COORS FIELD...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Myers sets the record straight

Wil Myers told U-T San Diego that he was misquoted in an article for MLB.com where he is quoted as saying, "Almost everything I do is to be able to prove them wrong.""Them" certainly sounds like he's referring to the Rays, but apparently he didn't mean to single out his former team. Dennis Lin in the U-T clarified what Myers meant:"It was completely taken out of context," Myers told...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres feasting on left-handed pitching

The Padres have scored the most runs in the National League entering Tuesday night's game, due in no small part to the additions of right-handed hitters Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Will Middlebrooks and Derek Norris. Unsurprisingly, the team has hit left-handed pitchers very well. The team is hitting .361/.392/.500 against lefties, which Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego cites...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking (At Altitude) 2015 Game 14 (SD at COL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening afternoon in the pub at a mile high of elevation. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (9-5) scored a lot more runs than the Colorado Rockies (7-6) last night at Coors Field in Denver, 14-3. Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0, 1.47) recorded the win by pitching six and two-thirds...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kennedy pitches six innings in extended-spring start

While Odrisamer Despaigne made quick work of the Rockies in Denver, Ian Kennedy threw 81 pitches in Peoria -- allowing one earned run and striking out eight -- in his bid to return to the rotation following a strained left hamstring. Kennedy is in line to start again this weekend, and according to U-T San Diego's Dennis Lin, "He stands a good chance to come off the DL Saturday."According...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton back in the lineup for Padres

After missing a game due to a sore quad, Justin Upton singled in his first at-bat for the Padres in Monday's game against the Rockies. Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego shared Upton's thoughts on his return:"It's still kind of a little bit sore, but I went out and tested it and it feels a little better," Upton said before Monday's game against the Rockies. "...The team's playing well....
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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