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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
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Football to be featured in baseball card sets

Johnny Football is trading in his football for a baseball soon. At least in the cardboard variety. The most famous backup quarterback in the NFL will be featured in three baseball card products produced by Leaf this fall. Manziel, who was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 28th round of the June draft, will be featured in the Leaf Metal, Leaf Valiant and Leaf Trinity sets that...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
11 hours 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
13 hours 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...
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13 hours 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
13 hours 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
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres-Giants Preview

If they want to play with the division title potentially at stake next week, the San Francisco Giants will first have to take care of their own business in San Diego this weekend. Tim Hudson is likely anxious to take the mound as he looks to rebound from one of the worst outings of his career. Ahead of their critical series at Chavez Ravine, the wild card-leading Giants will try...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres-Giants Preview

If they want to play with the division title potentially at stake next week, the San Francisco Giants will first have to take care of their own business in San Diego this weekend. Tim Hudson is likely anxious to take the mound as he looks to rebound from one of the worst outings of his career. Ahead of their critical series at Chavez Ravine, the wild card-leading Giants will try...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
15 hours 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
15 hours 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
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants-Padres Preview

If they want to play with the division title potentially at stake next week, the San Francisco Giants will first have to take care of their own business in San Diego this weekend. Tim Hudson is likely anxious to take the mound as he looks to rebound from one of the worst outings of his career. Ahead of their critical series at Chavez Ravine, the wild card-leading Giants will try...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Week 25 Recap: Friars break even despite inconsistency

Friday @ Diamondbacks: 6-5 Win Saturday @ Diamondbacks: 4-10 Loss Sunday @ Diamondbacks: 6-8 Loss Arizona Series Recap The standings would suggest that the Padres are a bit better than the Diamondbacks and I'm not sure I'd argue otherwise, but you certainly wouldn't know that from when they faced one another this season. The Friars lost two of three in their last series...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day 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...
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1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gwynn Jr. receives emotional standing ovation from Padres fans

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 Tuesday, three months to the day after Padres icon and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died from cancer at the age of 54. The significance...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hamels dominates Padres again in Phillies 5-2 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Cole Hamels dominated San Diego again as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday night, ending a three-game losing skid. Hamels (9-7) struck out nine in seven innings and allowed a run as he scattered seven hits and a walk. It marked Hamel's 21st straight start in which he was charged with three runs or less. Over that span he is 8-4 with a...
Via AP on Fox
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 152: Phillies vs. Padres

Philadelphia Phillies (69-82) at San Diego Padres (70-80) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Cole Hamels (8-7, 2.51 ERA) vs. SD: Eric Stults (7-16, 4.49)  Time: 10:10, Petco Park TV: CSN Weather: Clear, 77 Media: Twitter and Facebook Note for tonight:  Last night was an ugly offensive showing for both teams. Tonight, Cole Hamels will look for just his ninth win despite the third-best...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres extend player development contract with Single-A Fort Wayne

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced they have extended their player development contract with Single-A Fort Wayne of the Midwest League for two years through the 2016 season.  Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcement. "The Midwest League is an important level for our player development, where players become first acclimated to...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Figures

Here are some Padres Starting Lineup figures, McFarlane figures, random stuffed animals, giveaway items and whatever else I thought fit into this category. I normally buy stuff in bundles and sometimes there are some weird things in there, like ‘ol crazy eyes down below. I may run across some more items soon and I’ll add to this list. Enjoy? Described...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Amarista's homer lifts Padres over Phillies 5-4

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Padres have always valued Alexi Amarista's defensive versatility. This time, the diminutive shortstop flashed a big bat. Amarista had three hits, including a two-run homer, to lead San Diego to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Amarista's two-out homer in the sixth inning off A.J. Burnett (8-17) followed a walk to Jake Goebbert...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Hydrating 2014 Game 150 (PHI vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening soaking in a pool of your own perspiration. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (70-80) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (69-82) by a score of 5-4 last night at Petco Park.  Alexi Amarista went 3-for-4 with a 2-run home run and came a triple short of hitting...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

On muggy night, ball flies in Padres win over Phillies

Tuesday’s first pitch at Petco Park was thrown in sweltering heat. The skies had darkened, but the thermometer registered at 88 degrees. Within the last hour, the grounds crew had pulled a rarely used tarp off the infield. A thunderstorm -- an unexpected phenomenon in San Diego, much less in September -- had threatened to unleash rain before relenting. It was in such a setting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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