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Padres rally for 10-7 win over Dodgers

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Jedd Gyorko and Yangervis Solarte powered a late rally against a red-hot opponent. Gyorko hit a two-run homer and Solarte had four hits to lead the San Diego Padres to a 10-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. With San Diego trailing 7-6 entering the eighth inning, Jim Johnson (2-6) walked leadoff hitter Justin...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
30 minutes ago  |  Discuss

'It'd mean everything' to Josh Johnson if he pitches before season ends

At this juncture of the season, the San Diego Padres are likely out of the pennant race, but one of the team's players is in the midst of a race of his own. In the few weeks remaining in the regular season, pitcher Josh Johnson is trying to expedite his recovery so he can return to the mound by the end of the season. "It'd mean everything," Johnson said. "Just being here, showing...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres recall LHP Frank Garces

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have recalled left-hander Frank Garces from Triple-A El Paso on Thursday. For Garces, who made the team's opening day roster, it will be his fourth stint in the major leagues this season. The 25-year-old spent just over two weeks in the minors, and gives the Padres two lefties in the bullpen. In 34 games for the Padres this season, Garces has...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

I Was Wrong About the San Diego Padres

Being able to admit you were wrong about something — especially in the sports world where your opinion can make or break you — is not the easiest thing to do. Back in December of 2014 I jumped on the San Diego Padres bandwagon. I was driving the bandwagon and trying to find room for people to jump and join me. I wrote an article claiming that the San Diego Padres not only were...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking – 2015 Game 132 (TEX vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (64-68) scored fewer runs than the Texas Rangers (69-62) last night at Petco Park, 8-4, in a game that saw Matt Kemp come up a triple short of a cycle, three Padres’ players injured, and a straight-up steal of...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres fan splattered with salsa when foul ball lands in nachos (Video)

A San Diego Padres fan was splattered with salsa when a foul ball bounced right in his nachos during Tuesday night's game against Texas. Rangers batter Will Venable hit a foul ball that bounced on the warning track near the third base stands and right into the fan's lap in the third row. The Padres fan saw the ball coming at the last minute and tried to react, but wasn't fast enough...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Elvis Andrus steals home against Padres

    Here’s something you don’t see very often: a straight steal of home. Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus pulled off the rare feat in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game against the San Diego Padres. Andrus had singled with the bases loaded, and an error allowed all three runs to score and Andrus to advance to third to make it 7-4. The Padres brought Kevin Quackenbush...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Points: September Call-Ups, Myers, Johnson

The San Diego Padres lost their first series against the Nationals in five tries and lost the first game of a three game series against the Philadelphia Phillies as Ian Kennedy took the mound. They own a 21-17 record in the second half (62-66 overall) and have been playing better of late. If the team did not lose three in a row to the Milwaukee Brewers then get swept by the Phillies...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp experiencing soreness in surgically repaired left shoulder

The San Diego Padres hope that their day-to-day prognostication of Matt Kemp's availability remains accurate. Kemp was held from the Padres lineup on Thursday after experiencing soreness in his left shoulder stemming from an awkward landing on the shoulder while attempting to make a running catch in the outfield on Wednesday. "We thought the best thing to do was keep him inside today...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Upton Jr. channels Willie Mays with catch

Melvin Upton Jr. (or the artist formerly-known as B.J. Upton) is trying to rehab his image around baseball this season and lately he has been doing just that for the San Diego Padres. On Thursday night against the Washington Nationals, Upton threw out two runners, tripled and made one of the catches of the season. In the bottom of the first with two on and two out, Ryan Zimmerman...
Via Rumors and Rants
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres face Tyson's brother, Joe Ross Thursday

After watching his brother beat his team, Joe Ross has a chance to make this a very good couple of days for the Ross family. He'll will try to pitch the Washington Nationals to a fourth win in five games Thursday night against the San Diego Padres. The Nationals were denied a fourth straight win Wednesday, falling 6-5 as San Diego's Tyson Ross allowed four runs over 6 1-3 innings...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres to play spring training game against Chihuahuas in El Paso

The San Diego Padres and El Paso Chihuahuas announced today that they will play a spring training exhibition game on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas, which will be the first meeting between the two teams. The game will also mark the first time the Padres and a Minor League affiliate will play since the Friars played the Lake Elsinore Storm...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to Move on

On Sunday, August 23rd and trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the third inning the Padres had a runner on base for their clean-up hitter, Justin Upton.  Upton worked the count to 2-2 and then reached base with a soft single to center field.  This put 2 runners on base with 2 out and the number 5 hitter coming to the plate as the tying run. That number 5 hitter was Yonder Alonso. To...
Via Friarhood
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp breaks bat on his leg after strikeout (Video)

San Diego Padres right fielder Matt Kemp broke his bat over his leg after striking out swinging in the fifth inning of Sunday's game against St. Louis. Kemp has mastered the art of breaking his bat, but it never gets old for us to watch him do it again.Things got better for Kemp late in the game, as he hit a single to drive in two runs in the ninth inning after going hitless in his...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista slides, makes spinning glove flip to start DP (Video)

San Diego Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista displayed some flair in the field by sliding to stop a grounder through the infield, then making a spinning backhanded glove flip to start a double play during Wednesday's game against Atlanta.Making the play more exciting, second baseman Jedd Gyorko caught the flip from Amarista with his bare hand before making a seamless throw to first...
Via Holdout Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres deal Will Venable to Rangers

THE SAN DIEGO PADRES ARE FINALLY SELLING! Well…kind of. On Tuesday night, they dealt outfielder Will Venable to the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have acquired OF Will Venable from San Diego for catcher-OF Marcus Greene and a player to be named later. Michael Choice DFA. — John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 19, 2015   Venable is a free agent after the season, so this is...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton hits teammate after slamming helmet (video)

The San Diego Padres spent a ton of money in the offseason to revamp their roster. Unfortunately, the move hasn’t worked out like they thought it would. The team is six games under .500 and 11 games out of first place in the NL West. And the roster changes have brought some dissension, too, which is normal when you bring in and overpay guys with character issues. Justin Upton was...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres 1B Yader Alfonso Wears Catcher's Gear Day After Getting Hit In Head With Justin Upton's Helmet

San Diego Padres 1B Yader Alfonso was faced with a learning moment over the weekend. Saturday night he was hit in the head with Justin Upton's helmet after Upton slammed it on the ground of the dugout after getting picked off. From his reaction you could tell that it must have hurt.So--what does he do on Sunday? He learns from the incident and wears protection.via Cut4Read more »
Via FatManWriting
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Justin Upton slams helmet, hits teammate

The San Diego Padres have not had a season to reflect the offseason they had before the 2015 season. After acquiring Matt Kemp, Will Myers, and Justin Upton to piece together a big-name outfield, the Padres’ 56-62 record is good enough to slot them into fourth place in the National League West. The Padres’ also picked up Upton’s older brother, Melvin Upton Jr (formerly B.J...
Via Gamedayr
18 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton Throws Batting Helmet In Dugout; Nails Teammate In Head

When a baseball player gets picked off by the pitcher it has to be frustrating. So it is understandable that Padres outfielder Justin Upton would be a little upset after getting picked off in the 8th inning Saturday night. However, it is not an excuse for slamming his batting helmet on the ground when he gets back to the dugout.Those suckers will bounce--and hit someone (like Yonder...
Via FatManWriting
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp hits for first cycle in Padres history

The San Diego Padres had played 7,443 games in their history entering Friday night, and the franchise had never had a player hit for the cycle. So when Matt Kemp stepped to the plate in the top of the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies needing only a triple to complete the feat, I expected to be disappointed once again. I was wrong to feel that way. Kemp blasted a 1-0 pitch...
Via Rumors and Rants
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Valverde suspended 80 games for PED use

The fall from grace of the artist formerly known as Papa Grande continues. Ex-Tigers closer Jose Valverde was given an 80-game suspension by the MLB on Friday for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN who first broke the news on Twitter. The drug in question was said to be a metabolite of Stanzolol. The 37-year-old Valverde is currently a free...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals keeping window of opportunity open

After an exciting postseason run followed by a devastating loss in game seven of last year's fall classic, many expected the Kansas City Royals to regress in 2015.  If the heartbreak of falling one win shy of clinching a World Series title in front our their home crowd wasn't enough to haunt the Royals, other teams across the league began to stockpile talent this past winter to...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Diego Padres are in freefall

The San Diego Padres entered the 2015 with justifiably higher hopes than past years. After finishing under .500 for four straight seasons, the club opted for change, axed GM Josh Byrnes, and hired former Texas Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller to rejuvenate the franchise. Almost immediately, Preller went on trade bonanza, acquiring Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton...
Via The Outside Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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