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Padres Offense Suffered from May Gray

In San Diego, typically cloudy weather in May and June have come to be known as May Gray and June Gloom. The San Diego Padres’ seemed to follow the weather this May, as the team struggled offensively. As the calendar makes the change from May to June, the Padres are hoping a new month will help to […] Padres Offense Suffered from May Gray - Friars on Base - Friars on Base ...
Via Friars on Base
3 hours ago

Cashner working out kinks since return from DL

In his second start since coming off the disabled list, Andrew Cashner appeared to have found the form the Padres were hoping for all season.
Via Padres.com
4 hours ago

Slump follows Padres up to Seattle

A 9-3 loss keeps the status of the Pads in a poor state. Today's loss came in a bit different shape. In place of an early meltdown was a bit of a late poor performance from one cog of the bullpen. San Diego earns another loss, and continues to try to stop their sliding deeper into last place. Andrew Cashner threw just about as good as you'd expect. This was his sixth game giving...
Via Gaslamp Ball
4 hours ago

Shields, Padres conclude road portion of series vs. M's

In terms of familiarity, San Diego starter James Shields has a distinct advantage over Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma as the Padres and Mariners conclude a two-game series on Tuesday afternoon at Safeo Field.
Via Padres.com
5 hours ago

Padres Fernando Rodney Continues to Have a Stellar Season

One of brightest spots for the Padres this season has been the play of veteran closer Fernando Rodney. In 19 games, Rodney is 0-1 with 10 saves and a 0.00 ERA. He did allow one run, which was unearned. In 19 innings, he has allowed only eight hits and has 17 strikeouts. Rodney signed a […] Padres Fernando Rodney Continues to Have a Stellar Season - Friars on Base - Friars on Base...
Via Friars on Base
6 hours ago

Pomeranz can't overcome 5-run second as Padres lose 6-3

PHOENIX (AP) -- A pleasant surprise for the San Diego Padres' starting rotation this season, Drew Pomeranz could not overcome a five-run second inning Sunday."I guess I was due for one of those crazy innings," he said after a 6-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.Pomeranz (4-5) gave up a season-high six runs, five hits and four walks in five innings with nine strikeouts. His ERA,...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego gets melted in series finale

The Dbacks take 2 from the Padres, beating them 6-3. This weekend was sort of like poetry. It rhymed. Yesterday, the Padres were trailing an early lead, fought hard to make up for that, and fell short in the 9th. Today, they fell early again, in the same inning, and made much less of an effort to catch up on a smaller lead. Drew Pomeranz stayed in much longer than Cesar Vargas,...
Via Gaslamp Ball
1 day ago

Padres Rejuvenated with Yangervis Solarte Back…Not Enough Saturday

The Padres offense has been dramatically affected by the return of Yangervis Solarte to the starting lineup after an early season DL stint. Unfortunately he couldn’t quite carry the load Saturday in a 8-7 loss to Arizona. The Padres rallied with three in the 9th to get within one but the 7 runs allowed by […] Padres Rejuvenated with Yangervis Solarte Back…Not Enough Saturday...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

White Sox in talks to acquire James Shields from Padres

The San Diego Padres look destined for another year of mediocrity, and they may be close to offloading one of their more expensive veterans as a result. According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres are in talks to trade pitcher James Shields to the Chicago White Sox, and the discussions have “significant momentum.” While a deal may not be imminent, the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball: No malice in Padres' gay chorus anthem flap

NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball says the San Diego Padres did not act with "malicious intentions" in mishandling the national anthem that was supposed to be sung by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus. The team has invited the group to return and sing the anthem, an offer MLB calls "appropriate." The Padres have apologized for the mistake. The Padres had invited the chorus to sing...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ Matt Duffy finds gaping in hole in Padres’ extreme outfield shift

Like the rest of MLB, the San Diego Padres shift their defense depending on who's at the plate. For the most part, shifts work ... but not always. On Tuesday night, it backfired on the Padres.With Matt Duffy at the dish, the Padres decided to move their outfield so that no one was playing center field. Naturally, Duffy hit what would have been a routine fly ball to center, which...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus asks Padres to reinstate fired D.J.

The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus asked the Padres to give a disk jockey a second chance after the club fired him for playing a woman's recorded rendition of the national anthem when the chorus was scheduled to sing before Saturday's game.DJ Artform, whose real name is Art Romero, was fired by the team after he said he pushed the wrong button when about 100 members of the chorus were...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Gwynn's family suing tobacco industry

An addiction to tobacco is a tough battle for many people, but is the tobacco industry to blame when those who are addicted see their lives cut short? The family of San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who died of oral cancer, will attempt to make that case. Today, Gwynn’s surviving family members have filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court to hold the tobacco industry...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres’ broadcasters Don Orsillo and Mark Grant don eye black for 17th inning

The San Diego Padres’ game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday went to 17 innings and produced plenty of weirdness, including Padres’ TV broadcasters Don Orsillo (formerly of the Red Sox) and Mark Grant donning eyeblack before that 17th inning: Grant might want to be careful with how he’s waving around that pointer; Orsillo tweeted later that he wasn’t particularly impressed...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB investigating controversial Padres national anthem mishap

What was supposed to be a moment to cherish has turned into a nightmare. The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus lined up on the field prior to Saturday’s Padres home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers to perform the national anthem. Instead, an audio recording of a woman singing the anthem was played while the chorus stayed in line on the field. Now, Major League Baseball is digging...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Pomeranz Looks to Prove Legitimacy Against Cueto

It’s a thin slate of action on this baseball Monday, and even thinner on the pitching front. Still, there’s a few matchups and arms to be interested in. Check ’em out! Drew Pomeranz (SDP) versus Johnny Cueto (SFG) 10:15 p.m. ET You’re going to have to stay up late to get this one in. We’re elevating Pomeranz a bit here so we don’t run short on #content, but he’s...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres under fire for mishandling gay chorus' anthem

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is criticizing the San Diego Padres for mishandling the group's scheduled performance of the national anthem before a game Saturday. The chorus said on its Facebook page that it gathered to perform the song when the Padres instead played the recorded voice of a woman singing the anthem. Their statement said no attempt was made to stop...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus criticize Padres and fan behavior toward them in National Anthem incident

In a Facebook post, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus shared what they felt was some rather disrespectful behavior displayed toward them by the San Diego Padres as well as fans at Petco Park when they were supposed to sing the National Anthem. With 100 men standing in center field awaiting to sing at the Dodgers-Padres game Saturday night, the Padres played a version of the National...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres make Matt Kemp available via trade

The San Diego Padres continue to try to clean up the mess that was the 2014-15 offseason. Though the trade deadline is still a little more than two months away, the Padres have reportedly made outfielder Matt Kemp available in a trade. The #Padres may have nice trade chip this summer in OF Matt Kemp, who has 10 homers and 29 RBI, and is being made available. — Bob Nightengale...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh my! Dick Enberg drops outrageous line over image of fat cat (vid)

Dick Enberg is one of the most beloved and respected sports broadcasters of all-time. He’s been at it for what seems like forever and his ability to drop a line like he did during a recent broadcast of a San Diego Padres game shows the old guy still has it. During Tuesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants, Enberg was confronted — for some reason — with the image...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon accepts Guinness World Record award for historic home run

Bartolo Colon can now list "Guinness World Record holder" on his lengthy resume of incredible accomplishments. Colon set a record two weekends ago when he homered off the Padres' James Shields for his first career home run. At age 42, the Dominican Republic native was the oldest player to hit a first career homer. On Tuesday, Colon was honored at Citi Field and presented with an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Starting to Click for Drew Pomeranz

Let’s take a little stroll through the big-league leaders in strikeout rate. Jose Fernandez. All right. Clayton Kershaw! Of course. Drew Pomeranz. Naturally. Danny Salazar. Predictable. Max Scherzer. Duh. Stephe-wait, rewind. Well I’ll be damned, there he is. Pomeranz, indeed. Most recently, Pomeranz went into Chicago and struck out 10 Cubs, and eight of them weren’t even John...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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