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Remembering Earl Averill

With the Angels playing the San Diego Padres this week, it got me thinking about Earl Averill, one of the original Angels, who won a Most Valuable Player award while playing for the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League in 1958.  The Major League Padres began as a franchise in 1969, but there had been a team in San Diego in the PCL called the Padres ever since 1936 when they...
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Daily Pitcher Duels: May 25

Before we get to today’s pitchers duels, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. It is because of you that we can celebrate Memorial Day today. Today is a pretty sparse day across the league, but we have dug deep to find you the best possible matchups. Check ’em out: Tyson Ross (SDP) vs. Jered Weaver (LAA) 9:05 p...
Via The Sports Post
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2015 Game 45 (SD at LAD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (21-24) demolished the Los Angeles Dodgers (26-17), 11-3, yesterday as they avoided the series sweep at Dodger Stadium. Justin Upton had six RBI, all against Dodgers’ starting pitcher Carlos Frias (3-2, 5.34), while going...
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Justin Upton's slam, 6 RBIs lead Shields, Padres over Dodgers

  Justin Upton erupted Sunday, in a positive way for the San Diego Padres. Upton hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as the Padres broke loose, backing unbeaten James Shields in an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. A day after being ejected for arguing balls and strikes, Upton tied his career high for RBIs. He hit a slam in the first inning before Carlos Frias recorded an...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Frias Struggles Early in Rough Outing Against San Diego

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Carlos Frias throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP) A day after Mike Bolsinger had a career-night, pitching eight innings, surrendering only a single hit and retiring 23 batters straight, Carlos Frias had a career night...
Via The Sports Journal
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton's slam, 6 RBIs lead Shields, Pads over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Justin Upton hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as the San Diego Padres broke loose Sunday, backing unbeaten James Shields in an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres had totaled just three runs in losing four straight games. Upton hit a slam in the first inning before Carlos Frias recorded an out and Will Middlebrooks later homered to help stake...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Prospect Joe Ross Excelling for Harrisburg Senators

You could forgive Washington Nationals’ fourth-ranked prospect Joe Ross for feeling a little miffed when a December trade sent him from the San Diego Padres organization to the Nationals as part of the trade that brought Wil Myers to San Diego. The 22-year-old Ross, the Padres’ first round pick in 2011, was about to enter his crucial first full season at the Double-A level, which...
Via Baseball Essential
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Bolsinger shuts down Padres

Mike Bolsinger is in an unbeatable groove, and the punchless San Diego Padres had no answer for him.
Via WholeHogSports
1 day ago

The Importance of Stakeholder Buy-In

As I write this, the Padres have just been dominated by a no-name pitcher and seen their record slip to a barely believable 20-24. Fans were promised a better team, and yet there’s this: Year W L RS RA 2013 21 23 180 190 2014 21 23 133 154 2015 20 24 182 203 On the other hand, because of that promise, there’s also this: G 2014 Att/G 2015 Att/G Diff 23 26,674 31,758 +5,084 (Data...
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While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 44 (SD at LAD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (20-24) were once again shutout by the Los Angeles Dodgers (26-16), 2-0, last night in the second game of the weekend series at Dodger Stadium. Will Middlebrooks made his first professional start at shortstop for the Padres...
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San Diego Padres: Matt Kemp’s struggles

Matt Kemp Matt Kemp arrived with the San Diego Padres in the first wave of major acquisitions from general manager A.J. Preller last December. The Friars saw a chance to relieve the Dodgers of Kemp, who had apparently worn out this welcome in Los Angeles. The trade was essentially Kemp and $30 million for catcher Yasmani Grandal. Kemp got off to a hot in April, hitting .326/.357...
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Bolsinger’s Career Night Leads Dodgers to Series Victory vs Padres

Mike Bolsinger (#46) was locked in Saturday against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium (Mandatory Credit: Harry How, Getty Images) Mike Bolsinger’s fourth start for the Los Angeles Dodgers got off to a rocky start when San Diego Padres’ leadoff hitter Yangervis Solarte lined his second pitch of the game into right field for a hard single. That was all Bolsinger would give up...
Via The Sports Journal
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Bolsinger shuts down Padres, Pederson homers in Dodgers win

  Mike Bolsinger retired his final 23 batters after giving up a leadoff single in the first inning and Joc Pederson homered, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-0 victory over the punchless San Diego Padres on Saturday night. Bolsinger (3-0) struck out eight and walked none through eight innings. Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth for his third save in three attempts since...
Via AP on Fox
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Bolsinger shuts down Padres, Pederson hits HR as Dodgers win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Mike Bolsinger retired his final 23 batters after giving up a leadoff single in the first inning and Joc Pederson homered, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-0 victory over the punchless San Diego Padres on Saturday night. Bolsinger (3-0) struck out eight and walked none through eight innings. Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth for his third save in three...
Via AP on Fox
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While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 43 (SD at LAD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (20-23) scored fewer runs, 2-1, than the Los Angeles Dodgers (25-16) last night in the first of three games at Dodger Stadium. Andrew Cashner (1-7, 2.89) did not figure in the decision after only allowing one unearned run...
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James Shields on pace for eye-popping strikeout, home run totals

With a quarter of the MLB season done now, USA Today points out a number of eye-popping statistics through 40 games. Among them are a couple regarding Padres pitcher James Shields. The right-hander has allowed 14 home runs and 75 strikeouts through his first nine starts. According to USA Today, he’s on pace to give up 55 homers and strike out 296 batters.Shields did lead the American...
Via Fox Sports
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Padres’ Points: Black, Kemp, Baez

The Padres are currently 20-22 and are in the middle of a rough stretch in the schedule, as I noted last week. With the team now five games back of the Dodgers and three games back of the second wild card, there have been recent rumors of the Padres’ Bud Black’s status as manager.Given the all the additions, there were high expectations for this team to compete with the Dodgers...
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Padres shut out for 5th time in 16 games, 3-0 by Cubs

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres have been shut out twice in the first seven games of this homestand and for the fifth time in 16 games. The latest pitcher to tame the Padres was the Cubs' Kyle Hendricks, who threw a five-hitter for his first career complete game and shutout for a 3-0 victory Thursday night. Kris Bryant, who starred at the University of San Diego, hit a two...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 3, Padres 0 (5/21/15)

OSS: A 25-year old starter shut the Padres out, and a 23-year old and a 21-year old provided the power. Three Up 1. Kyle Hendricks had a game score of 84. That’s tied for 9th-best this year, and it was doozy. He was 9 pitches away from a Maddux, and struck out 7. Really impressive game, and it makes you wonder if he attacked the zone more since he was in Petco Park. Whatever...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 42 (CHC vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (20-22) were shutout by the Chicago Cubs (23-17), 3-0, last night at Petco Park, for the fifth time in their last sixteen games. Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3, 6.11) pitched six innings while giving up two runs on six hits and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ross pitches well in Padres' 3-2 loss to Cubs

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres couldn't break through against Tsuyoshi Wada and the Chicago Cubs enough to give Tyson Ross the victory. Ross pitched well for seven innings but the Padres lost 3-2 on Wednesday night. "He gave us every opportunity to win. We had the opportunities but we just didn't get the big hit," manager Bud Black said. Ross (2-4) allowed three runs and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Derek Norris leading NL catchers in hitting, cool nicknames

Perhaps it is because Derek Norris is hitting so well that he deemed it appropriate to give himself the nickname of “Norrisaurusrex,” according to Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego. Norris’ two-run double in the eighth carried the Padres to a 4-3 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday night. It was the catcher’s 15th double of the season. According to a tweet by Friar Figures, Norris...
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Padres scouting director unfazed by drafting first at No. 51

When Mark Conner took over the job of Padres scouting director last November, the Padres were set to pick at No. 13 and No. 41 overall. Now the team won’t be picking until the secong round at No. 51 overall, thanks to A.J. Preller’s offseason moves. Although initially resistant to lose the 13th pick in exchange for James Shields, Conner has a positive spin on it now, according...
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The Padres’ Biggest Problem

Even after a win Tuesday, the Padres stand at a flat 20-20, and there’s talk that manager Bud Black might be on the hot seat given ownership expectations. Curiously, the Padres aren’t letting minor-league coach Pat Murphy talk to the Brewers, and while there’s any number of potential explanations, one could be that the team […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramblings: What is Bud Black

I haven’t been able to write this post the last two weeks due to a hectic schedule and for that I apologize. I realize this is a huge part of your day, no wait, your week, and I couldn’t be more disappointed in letting you down. Cry on my shoulder, it’s OK. The worst is past, and we can now move on to criticizing the **** out of professionals. Let’s Ramble. Something I...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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