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Padres swept by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Wil Myers takes no solace in extending his hitting streak. It's cool, but losing overshadows all that.Myers, Matt Kemp and Adam Rosales each hit a home run and combined to drove in six runs, but the San Diego Padres still lost to the San Francisco Giants 13-9 on Wednesday."It's tough, but that's the way baseball goes sometimes," Myers said after matching his...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking – 2016 Game 22 (SD at SF)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a Wednesday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (7-15) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (12-11), 13-9, yesterday afternoon at AT&T Park. Andrew Cashner (1-2, 4.92) lasted just two and two-thirds innings while throwing 89 pitches, giving up...
Via Padres Public
21 hours ago

Myers pushes hit streak to 12 with long ball

Wil Myers loudly and emphatically tied his career-high 12-game hitting streak Wednesday, crushing a three-run home run into the left-field seats at AT&T Park during the seventh inning of the Padres' 13-9 loss to the Giants.
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

Sweep at AT&T ends in a bloodbath

The Friars come out swinging, but the Giants hit harder for a 13-9 loss. Whatever the opposite of "firing on all cylinders" is, the San Diego Padres are just about there in terms of production over the past 3 games. Blown opportunities and a shaky bullpen, a quality pitching start met with cold bats, and a complete meltdown on defense. Each loss has its silver lining, and today...
Via Gaslamp Ball
1 day ago

Padres unable to balance hitting, pitching in SF

It's certainly understandable that the Padres would qualify their three-game sweep at the hands of the Giants this week as more frustrating than usual. During Wednesday's 13-9 loss, they got plenty of offense, but none of the pitching needed to back it up.
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

Padres drop slugfest to Giants in finale

The entire San Francisco offense got into the fun Wednesday afternoon, as the Giants completed their sweep of the Padres with a 13-9 victory at AT&T Park. All nine starters either scored a run or drove one in, and the Giants set a season high with the 13 runs.
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

James Shields Pitches Great in Padres Loss

Another night, another Padres shut-out. Yet dig a little deeper and this was no ordinary shut-out. James Shields pitched seven innings, allowing just three hits and one measly run. That run was enough for the Giants Johnny Cueto, who went the distance and kept the Padres scoreless despite several scoring chances. Shields has now gone […] James Shields Pitches Great in Padres Loss...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

Melvin Upton Jr Raising Padres Defensive Bar for Excellence

Melvin Upton Jr.came into this season with high expectations for himself, but most fans had written him off after two horrible seasons in Atlanta and a first year in San Diego that saw improvement – but not enough to think that he would be able to handle full time outfield duty. I know I was […] Melvin Upton Jr Raising Padres Defensive Bar for Excellence - Friars on Base - Friars...
Via Friars on Base
2 days ago

Padres’ catcher Austin Hedges to undergo surgery on fractured hand

According to a report from AJ Cassavell of MLB.com, San Diego Padres’ catcher Austin Hedges will undergo surgery on his injured hand after recently sustaining a hamate fracture.  Suffering the setback while playing for the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in El Paso, Hedges is expected to miss the next six to eight weeks in order to fully recover. Despite the 23-year-old making his...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Padres Preview: 04/26 James Shields seeks his first win of the season

Pitching matchup for game 2 at AT&T Park. A year ago, in his first season in San Diego, James Shields was the Padres' ace. He had been their Opening Day starter, and at this point in the season he had gone 2-0 in his first five starts while posting a 2.90 ERA. He went on to a 7-0 start and didn't suffer a loss until his 15th game of the year, cementing his leadership role on...
Via Gaslamp Ball
2 days ago

Padres recall LHP Michael Kirkman from Triple-A, option utility man Jose Pirela

According to a report from MLB Roster Moves, the San Diego Padres have selected the contract of left-handed reliever Michael Kirkman from Triple-A El Paso.  In a corresponding move, the Padres also optioned utility man Jose Pirela down to Triple-A El Paso in order to make room for Kirkman on the 25-man roster. Finally, the Padres announced that the club has elected to designate...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

You Can Never Have Too Many Slow-Mo Wil Myers Gifs

Watching Wil Myers bat last week had me wondering about his swing: his back foot is super weird. Hover your mouse over the image below to watch: That’s Wil smacking around a double off the Cardinals’ Seth Maness last Friday and one of 9 Padres swings that led to a 108mph or more velocity off the bat so far this season. In part thanks to the awesomeness that is Fox Sports...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago

Padres Hunter Renfroe Named to Team of the Week

The Padres Hunter Renfroe was named to Baseball Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week after a strong finish to the week helped him earn his first Player of the Week honors since 2014 in the Arizona Fall League. He bumps up to third in the Pacific Coast League for slugging and 5th for OPS. He […] Padres Hunter Renfroe Named to Team of the Week - Friars on Base - Friars on Base...
Via Friars on Base
2 days ago

Pomeranz seeks to give Padres a lift in San Francisco

The San Francisco Giants could use a boost following another defeat on one of their longest homestands of the season.Madison Bumgarner will try to provide that with another stellar performance against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park on Monday night.The Giants (9-11) dropped to 2-5 on a 10-game homestand with Sunday's 5-4 defeat to Miami but closes it out by facing a team they...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres bullpen implodes again in 8-5 loss to Cardinals

The San Diego Padres bullpen had a brutal 24 hours.The pen imploded again on Sunday when the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Padres 8-5. Former teammate Jedd Gyorko homered, tripled and singles, and rookie Aledmys Diaz had a homer among his three hits for the Cardinals.Kevin Quackenbush allowed consecutive homers to Gyorko and Diaz in the sixth to tie it, and Brandon Maurer...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Emergence of Austin Hedges Could Make Derek Norris Trade Bait

As the 2016 season opened up, the San Diego Padres had a surplus of quality catchers on their 40-man roster. With the acquisition of Christian Bethancourt from the Atlanta Braves for Casey Kelly, the Padres have three catchers that are ready and able to contribute right now at the major-league level. Derek Norris, Austin Hedges and Bethancourt provide excellent depth for the Padres...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Jabari Not Being Allowed to #Blashtoff?

When the San Diego Padres dealt Yonder Alonso and Marc Rzepczynski to the Oakland Athletics in early December, not only did they receive a great left-handed pitcher in Drew Pomeranz and a decent LHP prospect in Jose Torres, but the team also attained a player to be named later from the A’s. Jabari Blash was selected from the Seattle Mariners with the sixth pick and immediately...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards' offense struggles to find rhythm in 4-1 loss to Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Wil Myers had a solo homer among his three hits and drove in three runs, and Andrew Cashner threw six strong innings to pitch the San Diego Padres to a 4-1 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.The Padres have won four of six games.Myers' homer to right-center off Adam Wainwright with one out in the first was estimated at 418 feet. It was his fourth...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire makes managerial debut after Padres' Andy Green is ejected

San Diego Padres manager Andy Green was ejected for the first time in his career following a bizarre series of events in the third inning Tuesday. And that resulted in Mark McGwire's managerial debut."It's not the way you want to get it, but I sort of had a feeling that once they switched the call that Andy was going to be upset," McGwire told the Padres' website.Green lost his cool...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: First Impressions

With the first two weeks of the 2016 season in the books, the San Diego Padres already find themselves at the bottom of the NL West standings, and currently have one of the worst records in the league. After an Opening Week full of ups and downs, the Padres went 2-5 in their second week, taking 1 from the Phillies in Philadelphia and 1 from the D-Backs at home. As the Friars enter...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Vincent Velasquez Mess With Cory Spangenberg

Against an admittedly terrible Padres lineup, Vincent Velasquez just pitched the game of his life. No matter how high you are on Velasquez’s potential, you should agree he’ll probably never again finish with such a sparkling line: nine innings, no runs, three singles, no walks, 16 strikeouts. Velasquez was constantly around the zone, but the Padres couldn’t do a thing, and...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB unveils throwback Padres feel for All-Star Game uniforms

There is something special about the old look of the San Diego Padres with the brown and yellow combination. Not many teams can pull it off, but for some reason the Padres do. This summer, as hosts of baseball’s mid-summer classic, the Padres and Major League Baseball are giving every all-star a chance to wear that signature look. Here is a look at the uniforms all-stars representing...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB special unis highlighted by retro Home Run Derby gear

Major League Baseball on Wednesday provided a sneak-peek at the special uniforms teams will don during the upcoming season for holidays and other special events, including the delightfully retro unis players will wear during the Home Run Derby at the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego. In a series of tweets posted throughout Wednesday morning, the league showcased how each holiday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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