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September players of the month

Hitter of the month: C/1B – Yasmani Grandal September totals:  291/408/519 –   4 HR, 6 2B, 14 RBI, 16 R For a very short time in 2012, the tandem of Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso became the Y’s guys because of their torrid offensive production.  Shortly there after, Alonso started getting hurt and dropped off the map.  Grandal got suspended and then hurt, wiping out...
Via Friarhood
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Good, the Bold, and the Ugly

There are two things you can do when you write a silly bold predictions piece, like the one I did just prior to the 2014 season: (1) try to forget about it and hope others do the same or (2) revisit it after the season and examine just how crazy you are. I’ve chosen option No. 2. The Padres will win 77 games and finish tied for third-place in the NL West (with the Diamondbacks...
Via Padres Public
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 30, 1988

Future Indians star Sandy Alomar Jr. makes his Major League debut with the San Diego Padres. He pinch-hits for Jerald Clark in the ninth inning and strikes out against Houston’s Brian Meyer. He will not play in the Majors again until September 10th, 1989. He enters the game as a defensive replacement for Benito Santiago and gets his first hit, a two-run double, in the ninth. He...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Padres GM: Bud Black returning as manager in 2015

  Arguably the worst year in San Diego Padres history ended with an eighth straight season out of the playoffs and manager Bud Black still employed. Now it's new general manager A.J. Preller's turn to start putting his stamp on a team that has good pitching, is in desperate need of impact bats and continues to struggle early in the season and then plays well when it'...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Black back with Padres despite playoff drought

SAN DIEGO (AP) Arguably the worst year in San Diego Padres history ended with an eighth straight season out of the playoffs and manager Bud Black still employed. Now it's new general manager A.J. Preller's turn to start putting his stamp on a team that has good pitching, is in desperate need of impact bats and continues to struggle early in the season and then plays well...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bring On The Off Season

Well, they did it. Hooray. The Padres broke the 76 win curse, winning more games this season than they did in any of the previous three seasons. Unfortunately, they only beat the previous two seasons by one win, finishing with a 77-85 record. Unfortunately-er, had they stuck to the 76 win streak, they would have had a protected first round pick in next year’s draft, as tying with...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Daycationing 2014 Game 162 (SD at SF)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon at Sycuan Casino hanging out with the Fox Sports Girls and other great Padres fans. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were on Daycation. The Padres (77-85) lost 9-3 to the San Francisco Giants (88-74), finally ending one of the most disappointing seasons — on and off the field...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants lose chance of hosting wild-card game with loss to Padres

Ryan Vogelsong was not a lucky pitcher in 2014. Bad fortune followed him to his final regular-season pitch in Friday night’s 4-1 loss to the Padres, which assured the Giants will hit the road for Wednesday’s wild-card playoff game. Vogelsong sawed Rene Rivera’s bat in half, but the ball floated into short left field for a two-run single. That gave Vogelsong three earned runs...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Odrisamer Despaigne won't make another start

The San Diego Padres enter the final weekend of the 2014 season against the San Francisco Giants with a record of 76-83, third in the National League West. Out of playoff contention, largely due to an offense that is 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. A bright spot has been the pitching, which is in the top 10 in team ERA. One pitcher who will not make another appearance...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A Merciful End

Hi there! I haven’t been around for awhile. A combination of toddler wrangling and a poor product on the field has lead to neither the time nor motivation to write much. But those days are over! At least for today! On September 17th, the Padres were officially eliminated from the post-season. With Tuesday’s 3-2 loss the Padres were guaranteed a below .500 finish, the 4th season...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hey, It Could Be Worse

The San Diego Padres midseason firing of Josh Byrnes was the equivalent to pushing another reset button for an organization that changes general managers – and owners – like the Kansas City Royals change hitting coaches. It’s a frustrating cycle – bringing in a new chef and allowing him to rearrange the kitchen only to have to start over again in short order when things don’t...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Everth Cabrera confirmed out for season

The San Diego Padres improved to 76-82 on the season following a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. Although in fourth place in the National League West mainly due to an underwhelming offense that is 30th in the league in runs scored, the Padres are 2nd in the league in ERA. On the injury front, shortstop Everth Cabrera has been confirmed out for final games of the...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Medica homers as Padres win final home game of season over Rockies

With their staff humming along toward perhaps the finest season in 46 seasons of pitching in San Diego and their offense again lacking, to put it mildly, the Padres willy surely seek out opportunities for upgrades this offseason. One swing in their 2014 home finale was a loud reminder that at least one homegrown solution is worth further exploration: Tommy Medica. His three-run...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies drop final game against Padres

.San Diego 4, Colorado 3 When: 9:10 PM ET, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California Temperature: 80° Umpires: Home – Jordan Baker, 1B – Jerry Meals, 2B – Bob Davidson, 3B – Hal Gibson III Attendance: 38589 By SportsDirect Inc. Padres 4, Rockies 3: Joe Wieland recorded his first major-league victory and rookie Tommy Medica belted a three-run...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wieland gets 1st win, Padres beat Rockies 4-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) Joe Wieland earned his first big league win, and Tommy Medica hit a three-run home run and a replay-aided double to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 victory against Colorado in their home finale Wednesday night. The Padres notched their 76th win with four games to go, matching their victory total from each of the last two seasons. It was San Diego's 48th home...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stubbs' HR, Barnes' catch lift Rockies over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Brandon Barnes timed his jump perfectly, leaped and caught Rene Rivera's fly ball that was on a home-run trajectory. The Colorado Rockies left fielder then took great delight in showing the fans that he made the catch. Drew Stubbs hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth and Barnes robbed Rivera of a tying shot in the bottom of the inning to lead the...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stubbs' HR, Barnes' catch lift Rockies over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Brandon Barnes timed his jump perfectly, leaped and caught Rene Rivera's fly ball that was on a home-run trajectory. The Colorado Rockies left fielder then took great delight in showing the fans that he made the catch. Drew Stubbs hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth and Barnes robbed Rivera of a tying shot in the bottom of the inning to lead the...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense comes in clutch against Padres

Colorado 3, San Diego 2 When: 10:10 PM ET, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California Temperature: 75° Umpires: Home – Hal Gibson III, 1B – Jordan Baker, 2B – Jerry Meals, 3B – Bob Davidson Attendance: By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 3, Padres 2: Drew Stubbs hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth and visiting Colorado used a pair of dazzling defense...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres were selling Johnny Manziel jerseys

Everybody’s cashing in—or is trying to, anyway. While drafting Johnny Manziel to play second base was a nice publicity move earlier this summer, the San Diego Padres reportedly took things a step further by selling his jersey inside of the team’s shop. Johnny Manziel baseball jersey at San Diego @Padres team store @darrenrovell pic.twitter.com/DrGtUKYDWq — Luke Wolfe (@LukeWolfe21...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 156 (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 (75-81) defeated the Colorado Rockies (65-92) 1-0 last night.  Rene Rivera hit an RBI double in the second inning to score Jedd Gyorko, who walked in the previous at-bat.  That was it. Eric Stults (8-17,...
Via Padres Public
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Odrisamer Despaigne, Tyson Ross, Everth Cabrera

The San Diego Padres entered Monday night's game with a record of 74-81, fourth in the National League West. Out of the playoff picture, the Padres have little to play for. At 30th in the league in runs scored, the Padres have remained respectable with a pitching staff that is third in the league in ERA. On the injury front, there is news regarding Odrisamer Despaigne, Tyson...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies shut down by San Diego

San Diego 1, Colorado 0 When: 10:10 PM ET, Monday, September 22, 2014 Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California Temperature: 73° Umpires: Home – Bob Davidson, 1B – Hal Gibson III, 2B – Jordan Baker, 3B – Jerry Meals Attendance: 19770 By SportsDirect Inc. Padres 1, Rockies 0: Eric Stults tossed 6 1/3 solid innings and Rene Rivera ripped an RBI double among his two hits as...
Via Mile High Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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