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Unable to muster any offense, Giants swept by Padres

  The San Francisco Giants are reeling, having lost six of eight games, a streak in which they've scored only 14 runs. And yet they're still inching toward a playoff berth, thanks to the fact there are two wild-card spots. The Giants managed just six hits off Ian Kennedy and three relievers, losing 8-2 to the San Diego Padres on Sunday to fall 4-1/2 games behind the Los...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies-Padres Preview

Despite their lowly record, the Colorado Rockies haven't quit. The same could be said of the San Diego Padres. The visiting Rockies go for their longest winning streak in 17 months Monday night when they try to end the Padres' four-game run. A week ago, Colorado (65-91) seemed headed for a third straight last-place finish in the NL West after totaling 11 runs with a .216...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

BASTA: Offense Sputters Again As Giants Swept At Hands Of Padres

((HT: BASTA their own selves/Leonard))The Giants came into Petco Park on Friday full of confidence and enthusiasm. They leave on Sunday demoralized and broken, swept by the hapless San Diego Padres, whose team wOBA starts with a two (.282). San Francisco made these Padres look like world-beaters, giving up eight runs on Sunday to the worst offensive team in the major leagues. They...
Via Online Sports Guys
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kennedy reaches 200 Ks, leads Padres to 8-2 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Ian Kennedy reached the 200-strikeout plateau for the first time, joining three other pitchers who did it while pitching for the San Diego Padres. Kennedy and three relievers combined on a six-hitter to win 8-2 Sunday against the reeling San Francisco Giants, who fell 4 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race. Kennedy struck out five, giving...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants swept by Padres; fall 4 ½ behind Dodgers

SAN DIEGO (AP) The reeling San Francisco Giants managed just six hits off Ian Kennedy and three relievers, losing 8-2 to the San Diego Padres on Sunday to fall 4 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race. The Giants' chances of winning the division were dealt a serious blow by the three-game sweep at the hands of the lowly Padres. The Giants open a three...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friars Should Take Run At Cuban FA OF Tomas

I think I speak for all Padres fans when I say I want the club to pursue an acquisition for a legitimate big bat this winter. Not an injury-prone, defensive liability entering the decline phase of what has been a decent, but hardly great, career (Carlos Quentin). Not a steady platoon bat that the Friars hope to unrealistically squeeze more production from by inserting into the lineup...
Via Friarhood
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Bud Black to return to San Diego in 2015

It's been a tough season for the San Diego Padres. They fired their general manager, Josh Byrnes, earlier in the season, hired another in A.J. Preller, and are going to miss the playoffs again. There has not been postseason baseball in San Diego since 2006. With organizational changes already being made in the front office, some questions have been raised as to whether manager...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 154 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening trying to figure out who or what O.A.R. is and whether or not you should stick around for their concert. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were doing that thing I just said. The Padres (73-81) defeated the San Francisco Giants (84-70) by a score of 3-2 last night thanks to another...
Via Padres Public
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cashner, Padres play spoiler in tripping playoff-hopeful Giants

SAN DIEGO — The San Francisco Giants probably are looking forward to leaving Petco Park, even though their next stop is Dodger Stadium. Andrew Cashner pitched brilliantly into the ninth inning and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 3-2 Saturday night to keep the Giants from gaining ground on the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants remain 3½ games behind the Dodgers...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cashner, Padres beat Giants 3-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) Andrew Cashner pitched brilliantly into the ninth inning and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 3-2 Saturday night to keep the Giants from gaining ground on the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants remain 3 1/2 games behind the Dodgers, who lost 8-7 at the Chicago Cubs. San Francisco remains one game ahead of Pittsburgh in the race for the top wild...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Abraham Almonte exits with left leg injury

Abraham Almonte of the Padres left Saturday’s game against the Giants due to injuring his left leg. He hit a ground rule double into right center and pulled up at first base. Unknown whether it is a hamstring or an ankle, which he has injured in the past.#454964884 / gettyimages.comAbraham, 25, broke his bat on the swing and seemed like he took a bad step out of the box. He...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB: Feature: Alex Torres and his cap

Alex Torres on June 21, 2014(Screen cap via MLBAM)On June 21, 2014 San Diego Padres relief pitcher Alex Torres came into the top of the eighth inning of a game the Padres were losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers by the score of 3-0. Torres didn't give a very good performance as he walked Dee Gordon, struck out Hanley Ramirez, and walked Yasiel Puig. Gordon scored when Adrian...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 153 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening wandering aimlessly around the Park at the Park during the season’s last Beerfest looking for a bathroom and a place to pass out. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (72-81) defeated the San Francisco Giants (84-69) 5-0 last night at Petco Park.  Odrisamer...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Change Coming to the Padres’ Minor League Affiliates

Well, one of them. Last night during the Padres defeat of the Phillies the news came out that the Eugene Emeralds had agreed to a new player development agreement with the Chicago Cubs, ending their 14-year relationship with the Friars. BREAKING: Eugene Emerald sign 2-year deal as affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. End 14-year relationship with San Diego. — Steve Mims (@SteveMims_RG...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanna know how a baseball smells? Just ask this inquisitive young fan (video)

During Thursday’s tilt between the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres, a young fan got his hands on a foul ball off the bat of Wil Nieves. As the announcers note, the boy who corralled the ball bears a strong resemblance to “Squints” from “The Sandlot,” but it’s the other kid involved in the snagging […] The post Wanna know how a baseball smells? Just ask this...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres History with Joe Furtado: Chapter 2 – “1969″ Play Ball!

By: Joe Furtado April 8, 1969. Baseball’s centennial season and the Padres very first opening day. Although a crowd of around 30,000 was anticipated, only 23,370 chose to be in on a part of history. As the Padres lined up along the first base line decked out in their brand new uniforms, there was an air of anticipation in the stadium. After Carol Shannon, C.Arnholt Smith’s sister...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: San Diego Padres

The Padres were viewed as a sleeper contender coming into the 2014 season. They probably weren’t capable of hanging with the Dodgers and Giants (or maybe even the Diamondbacks) in the NL West, but if either of the favorites faltered and the Padres’ roster stayed healthy throughout the season, there was a chance that meaningful baseball could be played in San Diego during September...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: San Diego Padres

The Padres were viewed as a sleeper contender coming into the 2014 season. They probably weren’t capable of hanging with the Dodgers and Giants (or maybe even the Diamondbacks) in the NL West, but if either of the favorites faltered and the Padres’ roster stayed healthy throughout the season, there was a chance that meaningful baseball could be played in San Diego during September...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Erlin, Padres bullpen stifle Phillies 7-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Robbie Erlin was certain of two things after going four months between starts. "I was pretty fresh and rested," he said. Erlin pitched six strong innings as the San Diego Padres defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Thursday night. "It was a solid, major league pitched game," Padres manager Bud Black said. Alexi Amarista and Will Venable...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick, Offense Can't Find Groove in San Diego

Last night, the Phillies (70-63) were looking to earn a split in a four-game series with the San Diego Padres (71-81). Having lost the first two games, the Phils rebounded to take game three by a score of 5-2, thanks to a strong day at the plate from Darin Ruf...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 153: Phillies vs. Padres

Philadelphia Phillies (70-82) at San Diego Padres (70-81) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Kyle Kendrick (9-12, 4.72 ERA) vs. SD: Robbie Erlin (3-4, 4.89)  Time: 9:10 EST, Petco Park TV: CSN Weather: Clear, 76 Media: Twitter and Facebook Lineup: Revere CF / Galvis SS / Byrd RF / Ruf 1B / Franco 3B / Brown LF / Nieves C / Blanco 2B / Kendrick P
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Disappointed By Stores Being Sold Out Of Fans 2014 Game 151 (PHI vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening running around town trying to find a way to cool off. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were staring at empty shelves in the fan section. The Padres (70-81) were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies (70-82) by a score of 5-2 last night at Petco Park. Yangervis Solarte, Tommy Medica...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Seth Smith dealing with sore hamstring

San Diego Padres outfielder Seth Smith did not start in the game Tuesday due to a sore hamstring, but was able to walk while pinch-hitting.  He did not start in Wednesday’s game either, although it is unlikely he would have played even if healthy because Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels pitched.Seth Smith a late scratch today with a sore hammy. Could pinch-hit...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Gwynn Jr. Gets Emotional Standing Ovation From Padres Fans (Video)

San Diego Padres fans have given their fair share of ovations to a player named Gwynn. On Tuesday night, however, their round of applause took on an extra special meaning. The Philadelphia Phillies traveled to Petco Park for the first time this season on Tuesday, three months to the day after beloved Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away from cancer at the age of 54. The significance...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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