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Padres Dinelson Lamet Pitches Strong in AA San Antonio

The Padres 10th ranked prospect Dinelson Lamet struck out 9 and allowed 1 hit over 6 innings in a 16-0 shutout of AA San Antonio over Midland. The prospect has been on fire of late. After a good start in A Lake Elsinore, the Padres promoted the prospect and he struggled in his first three starts. […] Padres Dinelson Lamet Pitches Strong in AA San Antonio - Friars on Base - Friars...
Via Friars on Base
1 hour ago

Padres Watching Austin Hedges Perform Well in Minors

The Padres decided to send Austin Hedges to AAA to start the season so he could play everyday and improve his offense. Safe to say he has shown he is ready for the majors. The Padres probably breathed a slight sigh of relief when he got hurt – if only to delay this good but […] Padres Watching Austin Hedges Perform Well in Minors - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego...
Via Friars on Base
3 hours ago

Padres discussing six-man rotation

The San Diego Padres have had pitchers come and go all season long. With Andrew Cashner due to throw a rehab start on June 28, it seems that rookie manager Andy Green is considering a six-man rotation, per Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union Tribune. Newly acquired Erik Johnson has been roughed up in […] Padres discussing six-man rotation - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San...
Via Friars on Base
16 hours ago

Who are your favorite retired MLB players without Padres connections?

This morning I asked you to name your favorite current MLB players with no ties to the Padres, and there were a lot of great responses. Then I thought it would be fitting to ask the same question regarding retired players. There are some players I liked in my younger days despite not being Padres who eventually made my dreams come true by joining the team in their later days, such...
Via Gaslamp Ball
17 hours ago

Padres need support on NL All-Star ballot

Entering the final 72 hours of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, it seems increasingly likely that Major League Baseball's tradition of surprising late-surge selections will continue as fans decide the starting position players for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego.
Via Padres.com
21 hours ago

Padres host Orioles for 2-game series starting Tuesday

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres return home where the weather has been as warm as the team.The Padres (33-44) welcome the Baltimore Orioles (45-30) on Tuesday, the first of a brief two-game, interleague series at Petco Park. The set kicks off a five-game homestead for the Padres, their last before the All-Star break.San Diego returns from a six-game road trip in which they went...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hedges homers in 5th straight game for Triple-A El Paso

Austin Hedges homered in a fifth straight game and catcher Hector Sanchez hit two homers in his first game for Triple-A El Paso and high Single-A Lake Elsinore pounded out 20 hits for a second straight game at Lancaster Sunday
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

Drew Pomeranz could be key trade chip

With James Shields already gone and the San Diego Padres continuing to fall farther back in the National League West standings, many are waiting for the next shoe to drop. And it’s quite possible that the next piece of the roster to go is starter Drew Pomeranz, who signed a one-year, $1.35 million deal with the Padres at the beginning of the season. The Tennessee native was drafted...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Quiz: Players who appeared for the Padres in 2014 and 2016

There has been quite a bit of turnover in on-field personnel for the Padres since the 2014 season; in turn, only eight players who appeared in games for that year's team were still around to do so this year. All eight are still with the organization, but only three are currently on the active 25-man roster as of this writing. One is back down in AAA after shuttling back and forth...
Via Gaslamp Ball
1 day ago

McGwire fondly remembers winning 1992 Derby in San Diego

When Mark McGwire put on a dazzling display of power during the 1992 Home Run Derby at Jack Murphy Stadium, most of the baseball world had to wait a few hours to watch it. McGwire, now the Padres' bench coach, ran away with that 1992 contest -- the last time San Diego played host to All-Star festivities.
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

Kemp has 4 hits as Padres rally past Orioles 10-7

BALTIMORE (AP) Matt Kemp doubled to spark a four-run seventh inning against the Baltimore bullpen, and the San Diego Padres overcame two home runs and five RBIs by Pedro Alvarez in a 10-7 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night. Kemp had four hits and Derek Norris homered for the last-place Padres, who have scored at least five runs in six straight games for the first time since...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Hoffman headlines roster for MLB celebrity softball game in San Diego

Forget about which baseball players will be representing the American League and National League at this season’s midsummer classic. What you really want to know is who will be on the celebrity all-star teams, right? If you are not familiar with the typical roster of the All-Star celebrity softball game, it tends to be a blend of former baseball players and celebrities from a...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pomeranz, Padres overcome 3 Nats homers to win 6-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) Drew Pomeranz allowed three solo homers but not much else, Adam Rosales drove in two runs and the San Diego Padres beat the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Sunday. The left-handed Pomeranz (6-7) had lost four of his previous five decisions. He worked six innings, striking out seven and walking one. He allowed two homers to Michael Taylor and another to Danny Espinosa...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Myers sparks 6-run rally in 8th that gives Padres 7-3 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Wil Myers had three hits and drove in three runs, keying a six-run rally in the eighth inning that carried the San Diego Padres to a 7-3 victory against the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Myers, who homered in the first against Max Scherzer, tied it at three with a two-run double off Felipe Rivero that landed just in front of diving center fielder Michael...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers Utilizing All Fields in Return to Prominence

There’s a bizarre trend in baseball this season that I’ve spent much of the year ignoring because it’s uncomfortable to believe. As unpredictable as baseball can be at a granular level, it’s equivalently reliable in a macro sense. There’s a game virtually every night; nine defensive players are on the field at any given time; base-runners run counterclockwise; and first...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres would entertain offers for Wil Myers

Wil Myers has turned into one of the few success stories to come out of Padres GM A.J. Preller’s extravagant 2014-2015 offseason, but even he may reportedly be a victim of San Diego’s rebuilding plan. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Padres are “open” to trading their first baseman. Myers could probably fetch quite a bit on the market. He’s taken to first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Drew Pomeranz is an ace (almost)

The San Diego Padres have a reputation for rostering quality arms. Jake Peavy, he of the 16-strikeout gems, won a Cy Young in 2007.  Chris Young, the towering Princetonian, always seemed to be a couple of outs away from a no-hitter.  Tyson Ross has used a knock-out slider to become one of the most underrated arms in the league (albeit an arm that is currently still on the mend...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres and city tried to displace homeless before All-Star Game

A new report published on Wednesday suggests that the San Diego Padres worked with the city on an effort to help clean up some of the areas around Petco Park and deter homeless people and loiterers in advance of next month’s All-Star Game. Voice of San Diego reports the story and presents information obtained through public information requests, which seem to show that the efforts...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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