Hunter Renfroe becomes first player to crush HR to roof of Western Metal Supply building

San Diego Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe hit a mammoth blast at Petco Park on Wednesday night, one that was hit so well it ended up creating history at the ballpark.According to the Padres, the 24-year-old Renfroe became the first player to hit a ball onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply building that sits beyond the left field fence in San Diego.We saw a few players take...
Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

Renfroe homers off roof of brick warehouse in Padres' win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Rookie Hunter Renfroe hit the first home run in Petco Park history to land on the roof of the brick warehouse in the left-field corner and drove in four runs to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-5 victory over the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. With one out in the third, Renfroe drove a two-run homer off Jose De Leon onto the top of the...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friedrich to start Padres' final home game

The Dodgers send 20-year-old Julio Urias to the mound Thursday for the first time since Sept. 13, while the Padres counter with Christian Friedrich.
22 hours ago

While You Were Drinking – 2016 Game 157 (LAD vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking. The Padres (67-90) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (90-67), 7-1, in the first of three games at Petco Park. Paul Clemens (4-5, 4.27) allowed the one run on three hits and no walks in five innings with two strikeouts...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago

Padres scouting report: Lake Elsinore Storm 2B Luis Urias

LUIS URIAS Organization: San Diego Padres || 2016 club: Lake Elsinore Storm (A-Adv.), El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA) Position: 2B || Age: 19 || DOB: June 3, 1997 || Birthplace: Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico Acquired: December 2013 (int’l free agent) || 2016 prospect rank: SD #11 ( 2016 stats: 123 games, 475 AB, .333/.404/.446/.850, 26 2B, 6 HR, 45 BB, 37 K, […] The...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Rookie Renfroe hits slam, 3-run HR; Padres beat Dodgers 7-1

SAN DIEGO (AP) Rookie Hunter Renfroe hit his first career grand slam and also had a three-run shot to drive in all the runs in the San Diego Padres' 7-1 victory against the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. The Dodgers fell two games behind the NL East champion Washington Nationals in the race for home-field advantage for their Division Series matchup. Renfroe...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Solarte returns to Padres week after wife's death

SAN DIEGO (AP) Yangervis Solarte has rejoined the San Diego Padres a week after his wife, Yuliett, died due to complications of cancer at age 31. Manager Andy Green says the third baseman will start Sunday in the finale of a four-game series against San Francisco. Green says ''it's good to see'' Solarte and that ''we're thrilled to have him back.'' Solarte says he appreciates...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Manny Margot and Other Padres Call-Ups

Following the end of their Triple-A affiliate’s championship season in the Pacific Coast League, the San Diego Padres promoted a small collection of players to their major-league club on Tuesday. Below are forecasts for the three most notable prospects of that group — Carlos Asuaje, Hunter Renfroe, and Manuel Margot — according to my KATOH system and presented in order of projected...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 San Diego Padres

Ever since being crowned as the Offseason World Champions by nearly everyone two years ago, things have gone downhill fast for the San Diego Padres. Remember that offseason? The Padres made a bunch of splashy moves, adding big name after big name: Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Wil Myers, James Shields and others. The moves were supposed to propel the Padres...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly will not fire general manager AJ Preller

San Diego Padres general manager AJ Preller was suspended for 30 days without pay by the MLB on Thursday, but it appears that he will not face any further punishment from the team. According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, Preller will not be fired or receive additional discipline from the Padres. The 39-year-old executive was suspended after a league investigation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

It Feels Like the Padres Got Off Easy

Yesterday, following a league investigation into claims that the Padres withheld pertinent medical information from other teams with whom they were discussing trades, MLB suspended Padres GM A.J. Preller for 30 days. The Padres admit that they screwed up and vow to change their “medical administration and record keeping,” but in their statement about the suspension, claim to...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB suspends Padres GM Preller for 30 days

Major League Baseball announced on Thursday that they had completed their investigation into a July 14 trade that sent pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Pardes to the Boston Red Sox. And as a result of their findings, the league has suspended Padres executive vice president and general manager A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay. The league’s press release reads as follows...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres hid medical information, could be disciplined

The San Diego Padres might be in trouble with Major League Baseball. They are under investigation for reportedly using two different databases regarding injuries to players. One going into a central system that all MLB teams use, especially when targeting players in potential trades. The other was private, only for the eyes and knowledge of the Padres. “According to two sources...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Foul ball spins back into fair territory in minor league game

The most amazing play you will see this baseball season came in the form of a groundout to first base, in a Triple-A game. Eric Campbell of the Las Vegas 51s (New York Mets affiliate) hit a groundball off the end of his bat on Thursday night, and the ball was well into foul territory near the first base dugout, before — somehow — spinning all the way back into fair territory...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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