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Sometimes You Wield The Hammer …

SAN DIEGO, CA – JUNE 2: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets stands on the mound after giving up a two-run home run to Derek Norris #3 of the San Diego Padres, left, during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Petco Park June 2, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) … and sometimes the hammer wields you. In case you thought that Noah Syndergaard’s...
Via Metstradamus
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Padres' Shields promotes accountability with clubhouse sign

Besides being an ace at the top of the rotation, James Shields has been praised for his leadership. James Shields took on that mantle recently when he made a sign hanging in the Padres clubhouse which reads “If you don’t like it, play better.” According to an interview with San Diego sports radio station Mighty 1090, Shields said the sign was all about accountability. “You...
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MMO Game Recap: Padres 7, Mets 2

The Mets (29-23) were defeated by the Padres (25-28) by a score of 7-2 at Petco Park Wednesday morning. Pitching: Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets, turning in an interesting outing. Enduring some questionable calls by home plate umpire CB Bucknor, he went 4 innings, allowing 7 earned runs on 10 hits despite striking out 10 and walking none. He was hitting a good amount of his...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kennedy outduels Syndergaard in Padres' 7-2 win over Mets

SAN DIEGO (AP) Ian Kennedy threw six strong innings and outpitched rookie sensation Noah Syndergaard, lifting the San Diego Padres to a 7-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night. Kennedy (3-5) broke a four-start losing streak as he held the Mets to two runs and six hits. Syndergaard (2-3) flashed enough quality pitches to strike out 10 but the Padres reached the righty...
Via AP on Fox
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Gut Reaction: Mets 2, Padres 7 (6/2/15)

Last night the Mets were on the right side of history, as the team struck out a bunch of times, yet won the game 7-0. Doing his best Andrew Cashner impersonation, Noah Syndergaard went 4 innings, struck out 10 hitters, let up 10 hits and let up 7 runs. Not the best night for Thor and the Mets, as they would end up losing 7-2. Ian Kennedy entered the game with a 7.15 ERA, but left...
Via Mets360.com
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Game Chatter: Noah Syndergaard vs. Ian Kennedy (6/2/15)

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Via Mets360.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres reinstate Alonso from 15-day DL

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have reinstated first baseman Yonder Alonso from the 15-day disabled list. Alonso, on the DL with right shoulder bruise retroactive to May 8, was hitting .333 with one home run and 10 RBIs when he suffered the injury May 7 against Arizona. He dived for a ground ball and landed on his shoulder. The Padres optioned right-hander Cory Mazzoni to Triple...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres' outfielder Justin Upton moves up in NL All-Star voting

Major League Baseball’s second update on National League All-Star voting saw the Padres’ Justin Upton move up among outfielders. Upton moved up two spots from last week and now sits at seventh. Between him and the top three outfield spots are three Giants: Nori Aoki, Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence. Upton is in a virtual tie with Pence trailing him by only 542 votes. The Padre outfielder...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Padres, 10:10 PM

The New York Mets will face the San Diego Padres again on Tuesday night at 10:10 PM. Noah Syndergaard (2-2, 1.82 ERA) will face Ian Kennedy (2-5, 7.15 ERA) at PETCO Park. Mets pitchers did not issue a walk last night, it was the club’s major league leading 11th game this year without issuing a free pass. The staff has gone two straight games without allowing a walk for the third...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Players of the Month: May

Hitter of the month: LF – Justin Upton May totals:  343/418/546 – 6 HR, 4 2B, 23 RBI There is little doubt the Padres’ left fielder was the brightest spot in an otherwise dreary month.  There is reason to shudder when imagining what May ’15 would have been like without the younger Upton who lead the team in nearly every major offensive category while posting an OPS almost...
Via Friarhood
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Andrew Cashner has weirdest outing of the year

On Monday night Andrew Cashner recorded a career high number of strikeouts against the New York Mets. Believe it or not, this was the only positive to be taken from his outing. Cashner’s pitching line ended up looking like something straight out of a bad baseball movie — the type of movie where it is painfully obvious the screenwriter has never watched a baseball game in his...
Via Baseball Essential
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Breaking Down Jacob deGrom vs. San Diego Padres

Stat Line:  8 IP, 0 R, 8 K’s, 0 BB Jacob deGrom kept it simple in another sensational outing Monday night against the San Diego Padres.  Just as he did in his last two DeGrominant outings, deGrom continued to attack opposing hitters with his fastball, throwing a fastball on over 67% of his pitches.  Additionally, deGrom’s fastball lead to outs in 18 of the 24 Padres batters...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Padres and Pints: LIVE at Mike Hess Brewing w/Jesse Agler!!

That’s right folks! The Padres and Pints crew will be emerging from our parents basements to shoot an episode with special guest Jesse Agler at Mike Hess Brewing in North Park, immediately following the Padres/Braves game and you are all invited! Come on down and watch the game (big screens & beer!) and then watch us say things like, “TAKE 2!” and “TAKE 7!” as we bumble...
Via Padres Public
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Following shutout, Padres face another hot starter against Mets

Noah Syndergaard's value to the New York Mets is going beyond pitching. His surprising offense, however, is simply an added bonus. A day after Jacob deGrom turned in a gem, Syndergaard looks to deliver another of his own as the visiting Mets face the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Syndergaard (2-2, 2.55 ERA) is so far living up to the hype as one of New York's prized prospects...
Via Fox Sports
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Cashner Ks 12, gives up 6 runs in Padres' 7-0 loss to Mets

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- While a lack of run support has been the norm for Andrew Cashner, the Padres' pitcher rarely has an outing like this one. Cashner failed to make it out of the fifth inning despite striking out a career-high 12 in the New York Mets' 7-0 win over San Diego on Monday night. Mets starter Jacob deGrom (6-4) took a perfect game into the sixth and finished allowing two...
Via AP on Fox
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Nine Ways to Keep Trea Turner in San Diego

Trea Turner, just 22, is currently hitting .333/.405/.508 in Double-A San Antonio, an affiliate in the San Diego Padres’ organization. Feels good to have a guy like that on the farm, doesn’t it? The 2014 first-round draft pick hit well enough in his professional debut to crack a couple of top 100 prospect lists — he ranked 65th on Baseball America’s and 62nd on MLB.com’s...
Via Padres Public
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While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 53 (NY(N) vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. San Diego (25-28) lost by a touchdown got shut out by Jacob deGrom and New York Mets (29-23), 7-0, in front of 21,893 mostly Noo Yawk fans at Petco Park.  deGrom’s fastball and another anemic performance by the Padre offense saddled...
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Daily Farm Round-Up: 6-1-15

Not a strong night on the farm as all 3 teams that played lost, and were outscored 26-8. The Storm were held to just 2 hits while the starting pitchers for the Chihuahuas and TinCaps allowed 9 runs and 7 runs, respectively.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Melvin Upton Jr. Pitching Prospect of the Day: Rafael De Paula   El Paso Chihuahuas 4, Iowa Cubs 14 Melvin Upton Jr. – CF:...
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Padres' Cashner has bizarre 12 K, 6 run outing

Andrew Cashner took the mound for the Padres on Monday night, and unsurprisingly, the Padres didn’t score a run for him. Though perhaps the Padres can’t be faulted this time as they were going up against the Mets’ Jacob deGrom, the reigning NL Rookie of the Year.Although Cashner did give up six runs (five earned) in less than five innings, he also struck out 12 batters, a career...
Via Fox Sports
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DeGrom dominates Padres to lead Mets to 7-0 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Jacob deGrom took a perfect game into the sixth and allowed two hits over eight innings, leading the New York Mets to a 7-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday night. The lanky right-hander struck out the first four batters and did not allow a baserunner until Clint Barmes led off the sixth with single through the right side of the infield. After striking out...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Padres 0

  The Mets (29-23) beat the Padres (25-28) 7-0 on Monday night in San Diego, moving back into a tie for first place. The Mets’ bats weren’t scared off by the 10 PM start time, getting off to a fast start in the opener of their West Coast swing. New York plated two in the top of the first when Ruben Tejada doubled, Daniel Murphy and Wilmer Flores singled, and Will Middlebrooks...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Padres' Matt Kemp goes homer-less in May

Another week has passed, the calendar has turned to June and the Matt Kemp home run drought continues. Through Sunday, Kemp has gone a career worst 169 plate appearances without a homer. He’s also yet to treat the home fans to a long ball as his sole homer this year was hit at Wrigley Field in Chicago.Per U-T San Diego, Bud Black maintained that Kemp would find his stroke saying...
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Game Chatter: Jacob deGrom vs. Andrew Cashner (6/1/15)

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Via Mets360.com
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Padres look to back Cashner with offense for second game in a row

The San Diego Padres could be a much more imposing force in the National League if they can learn to utilize outings from tough-luck Andrew Cashner. After finally earning a win for the right-hander, the Padres will look to keep their offense rolling into Cashner's start Monday night against the New York Mets, losers of seven straight on the road. Cashner (2-7, 3.00 ERA) has suffered...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Power Rankings (June Edition): How Good Are the Padres?

Today is the first day of June, which means it’s time for our updated MLB power rankings.  The end of each month marks a good time to evaluate where each team stands in the league as a whole. Find out where Justin Dyer ranks Craig Kimbrel, Wil Myers, Justin Upton and the San Diego Padres. Power Rankings Link: http://topsportsreport.com/featured/mlb-power-rankings-june-edition/
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