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While You Were (Day) Drinking – 2015 Game 130 (SD at PHI)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (63-67) finally scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (52-79), 9-4, at Citizens Bank Park yesterday, avoiding a season series sweep. James Shields (10-6, 3.78) pitched seven innings while allowing...
Via Padres Public
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Wiener dog escapes, runs wild through minor league park (VIDEO)

The El Paso Chihuahuas  hosted the Wiener Schnitzel Weenie Dog Race on Sunday but watch what happened when one of the elongated pups escaped its people and made a break for it. An adorable dachshund (the breed that looks like a Dr. Seuss drawing) took flight during the event in which the San Diego Padres AAA affiliate staged a race to find out once and for all who was “the fastest...
Via The Other Paper
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Padres Preview

The last time the Texas Rangers faced the San Diego Padres, they were stumbling through July. This time around, the Rangers are one of the hottest teams in baseball. Texas looks to keep rolling as it starts a season-high road trip against San Diego on Monday night. The Rangers (68-61) look to cap a strong August that boosted them into the second wild-card spot. They've won four straight...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shields leads Padres past Phillies 9-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- James Shields ended his road skid, and the Padres finally beat the Phillies. Shields pitched seven strong innings for his first road win since May, and San Diego hit three homers in a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. "He really picked us up today and we needed it," San Diego interim manager Pat Murphy said. "He had a real good fastball and...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shields leads Padres past Phillies 9-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) James Shields pitched seven innings for his first road win since May, and the San Diego Padres hit three homers in a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Shields allowed one run and six hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. The right-hander was 0-4 with a 5.63 ERA in his previous eight road starts since his last win away from Petco Park on May...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres (62-67) at Philadelphia Phillies (52-78) Starting Pitchers:PHI: Alec Asher, RHP (0-0, 0.00) vs.SD: James Shields, RHP (9-6, 3.89) Time: 1:35 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Partly Cloudy, 83 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: Last night brought another win to Philly, although it was a close one, winning 4-3.  Darnell Sweeney...
Via Phillies Nation
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Driniking – 2015 Game 129 (SD at PHI)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (62-67) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (52-78), 4-3, at Citizens Bank Park last night. Colin Rea (2-2, 5.95) pitched five innings, allowing all four Phillies’ runs on six hits and two walks with...
Via Padres Public
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alec Asher set for major league debut against Padres

Philadelphia, PA - This afternoon in the series finale matinee against the San Diego Padres (62-67), right hander Alec Asher will be making his major league debut for the Philadelphia Phillies (52-78) as they seek their fifth series sweep of the season. Asher, 23, is the second return from the...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

At Least I Don’t Have To Learn To Spell Rzepczynski

As off-script as their road wins have been, relying on the lineup and the bullpen rather than the starting pitching, the latest two losses to the Red Sox at Citi Field have stuck to the Mets narrative: great starting pitching, no hitting, little bullpen help. Jacob deGrom went six good innings striking out ten and only giving up two runs, bouncing back nicely from his start in Philadelphia...
Via Metstradamus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Claim Padres Lefty Marc Rzepczynski Off Waivers

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets claimed LHP Marc Rzepczynski off waivers from the Padres band are working on a deal to acquire him. Rzepczynski, 30, has a 4.88 ERA in 60 appearances with the Padres and Indians this season, but he has held left-handed hitters to a .257 batting average and a .650 […]
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking – 2015 Game 128 (SD at PHI)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (62-66) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-78), 7-1, in the first of three games at Citizens Bank Park. Ian Kennedy (8-12, 3.94) threw 118 pitches in six and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Points: September Call-Ups, Myers, Johnson

The San Diego Padres lost their first series against the Nationals in five tries and lost the first game of a three game series against the Philadelphia Phillies as Ian Kennedy took the mound. They own a 21-17 record in the second half (62-66 overall) and have been playing better of late. If the team did not lose three in a row to the Milwaukee Brewers then get swept by the Phillies...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kennedy, Padres fall to Phillies, 7-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ian Kennedy continued to pitch well in August, but the Padres' offense couldn't generate enough offense to back him. Phillies rookie Aaron Nola pitched seven strong innings and Cameron Rupp homered and drove in four runs, leading Philadelphia over San Diego 7-1 Friday night. Kennedy (8-12) gave up two runs and two hits in 6 2/3 innings. ''Overall, a terrific outing...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nation Notes: Padres vs. Phillies

San Diego Padres (62-65) at Philadelphia Phillies (50-78) Starting Pitchers:PHI: Aaron Nola, RHP (4-1, 3.59) vs.SD: Ian Kennedy, RHP (8-11, 4.01) Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Partly Cloudy, 81 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: Coming off a sweep by the Mets is a major hurt to the Phillies, especially the fans who have had to put...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Buzz: The summer is almost over, fall sports are coming

As the last few days of August approach, it's time to enjoy the last weekend of meaningless football because for the next five months we'll all be glued to the TV every football Saturday and Sunday. Yes, prep football begins tonight around San Diego, but in terms of wasting weekends in doors in beautiful SD because college and pro football will be on all weekend from Sep. to Jan...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yonder Alonso Doesn’t Hit Like a First Baseman

I’ve had the pleasure of writing Yonder Alonso’s player comment in each of the last three Baseball Prospectus annuals, and it has become my custom to compare him to other players. Here are the career statistics (through August 27) of those players and Alonso: Player/food PA BA ISO BB% OPS+ wRC+ Lyle Overbay 5802 .266 .163 11.0 106 105 Bruce Bochte 5994 .282 .114 10.9 113 112...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Melvin Upton Jr. put on a defensive clinic against the Nats

Flashes of the potential Melvin Upton Jr. possesses are appearing, now in the field after the center fielder delivered a reminder of his hitting prowess by blasting two home runs in game last week. While the Padres ultimately lost, 4-2, to the Nationals in Washington D.C., on Thursday, Upton made a handful of contributions in the field to put San Diego in a position to win the game...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp experiencing soreness in surgically repaired left shoulder

The San Diego Padres hope that their day-to-day prognostication of Matt Kemp's availability remains accurate. Kemp was held from the Padres lineup on Thursday after experiencing soreness in his left shoulder stemming from an awkward landing on the shoulder while attempting to make a running catch in the outfield on Wednesday. "We thought the best thing to do was keep him inside today...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Upton Jr. channels Willie Mays with catch

Melvin Upton Jr. (or the artist formerly-known as B.J. Upton) is trying to rehab his image around baseball this season and lately he has been doing just that for the San Diego Padres. On Thursday night against the Washington Nationals, Upton threw out two runners, tripled and made one of the catches of the season. In the bottom of the first with two on and two out, Ryan Zimmerman...
Via Rumors and Rants
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Upton Jr. throws out 2 and triples, Nats lose 4-2

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Melvin Upton Jr. gave the Padres help on both offense and defense Thursday night. It just was not enough to get San Diego a win. Upton threw out one runner at the plate, another on the base paths and got the team's only extra-base hit of the game but the Washington Nationals managed a 4-2 victory over the Padres in the finale of their three-game series. After splitting...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Upton Jr. throws out 2 and triples, Nats lose 4-2

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Melvin Upton Jr. gave the Padres help on both offense and defense Thursday night. It just was not enough to get San Diego a win. Upton threw out one runner at the plate, another on the base paths and got the team's only extra-base hit of the game but the Washington Nationals managed a 4-2 victory over the Padres in the finale of their three-game series. After splitting...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres face Tyson's brother, Joe Ross Thursday

After watching his brother beat his team, Joe Ross has a chance to make this a very good couple of days for the Ross family. He'll will try to pitch the Washington Nationals to a fourth win in five games Thursday night against the San Diego Padres. The Nationals were denied a fourth straight win Wednesday, falling 6-5 as San Diego's Tyson Ross allowed four runs over 6 1-3 innings...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres face Tyson's brother, Joe Ross Thursday

After watching his brother beat his team, Joe Ross has a chance to make this a very good couple of days for the Ross family. He'll will try to pitch the Washington Nationals to a fourth win in five games Thursday night against the San Diego Padres. The Nationals were denied a fourth straight win Wednesday, falling 6-5 as San Diego's Tyson Ross allowed four runs over 6 1-3 innings...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
3 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking – 2015 Game 126 (SD at WAS)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (62-64) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (63-62) last night, 6-5, at Nationals Park. Tyson Ross (9-9, 3.42) gave up four runs in six innings on six hit and two walks with nine strikeouts. In the fourth...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers takes BP for first time since wrist surgery

San Diego Padres slugger Wil Myers took a big step in his recovery from wrist surgery on Wednesday. According to MLB.com, Myers took batting practice at an indoor cage at Nationals Park on Wednesday, marking the first time he's taken live batting practice since undergoing surgery on his left wrist to remove a bone spur in June. "It felt good," Myers said. MLB.com reports that...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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