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While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 156 (COL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (75-81) defeated the Colorado Rockies (65-92) 1-0 last night.  Rene Rivera hit an RBI double in the second inning to score Jedd Gyorko, who walked in the previous at-bat.  That was it. Eric Stults (8-17,...
Via Padres Public
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Padres Injury Update: Odrisamer Despaigne, Tyson Ross, Everth Cabrera

The San Diego Padres entered Monday night's game with a record of 74-81, fourth in the National League West. Out of the playoff picture, the Padres have little to play for. At 30th in the league in runs scored, the Padres have remained respectable with a pitching staff that is third in the league in ERA. On the injury front, there is news regarding Odrisamer Despaigne, Tyson...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Interview With Josh Stein, San Diego Padres Assistant General Manager

Josh Stein, Assistant General Manager of the San Diego Padres started with the team as a law student in 2003. A graduate of La Jolla High School and UC Berkeley, the long-tenured member of the Padres front office has worked in many roles. I had the awesome opportunity to meet with Josh last week at Petco Park. We chatted for about half an hour below a framed, white 1984 Tony Gwynn...
Via Padres Public
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Eyes Have It: Seth Smith’s Laser Show

The Padres' Seth Smith is having the best season of his career, and it might have something to do with the laser eye surgery he had near the end of the 2013 season.
Via Fangraphs
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kennedy reaches 200 Ks, leads Padres to 8-2 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Ian Kennedy reached the 200-strikeout plateau for the first time, joining three other pitchers who did it while pitching for the San Diego Padres. Kennedy and three relievers combined on a six-hitter to win 8-2 Sunday against the reeling San Francisco Giants, who fell 4 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race. Kennedy struck out five, giving...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Friars Should Take Run At Cuban FA OF Tomas

I think I speak for all Padres fans when I say I want the club to pursue an acquisition for a legitimate big bat this winter. Not an injury-prone, defensive liability entering the decline phase of what has been a decent, but hardly great, career (Carlos Quentin). Not a steady platoon bat that the Friars hope to unrealistically squeeze more production from by inserting into the lineup...
Via Friarhood
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Bud Black to return to San Diego in 2015

It's been a tough season for the San Diego Padres. They fired their general manager, Josh Byrnes, earlier in the season, hired another in A.J. Preller, and are going to miss the playoffs again. There has not been postseason baseball in San Diego since 2006. With organizational changes already being made in the front office, some questions have been raised as to whether manager...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Abraham Almonte exits with left leg injury

Abraham Almonte of the Padres left Saturday’s game against the Giants due to injuring his left leg. He hit a ground rule double into right center and pulled up at first base. Unknown whether it is a hamstring or an ankle, which he has injured in the past.#454964884 / gettyimages.comAbraham, 25, broke his bat on the swing and seemed like he took a bad step out of the box. He...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB: Feature: Alex Torres and his cap

Alex Torres on June 21, 2014(Screen cap via MLBAM)On June 21, 2014 San Diego Padres relief pitcher Alex Torres came into the top of the eighth inning of a game the Padres were losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers by the score of 3-0. Torres didn't give a very good performance as he walked Dee Gordon, struck out Hanley Ramirez, and walked Yasiel Puig. Gordon scored when Adrian...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Change Coming to the Padres’ Minor League Affiliates

Well, one of them. Last night during the Padres defeat of the Phillies the news came out that the Eugene Emeralds had agreed to a new player development agreement with the Chicago Cubs, ending their 14-year relationship with the Friars. BREAKING: Eugene Emerald sign 2-year deal as affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. End 14-year relationship with San Diego. — Steve Mims (@SteveMims_RG...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: San Diego Padres

The Padres were viewed as a sleeper contender coming into the 2014 season. They probably weren’t capable of hanging with the Dodgers and Giants (or maybe even the Diamondbacks) in the NL West, but if either of the favorites faltered and the Padres’ roster stayed healthy throughout the season, there was a chance that meaningful baseball could be played in San Diego during September...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Seth Smith dealing with sore hamstring

San Diego Padres outfielder Seth Smith did not start in the game Tuesday due to a sore hamstring, but was able to walk while pinch-hitting.  He did not start in Wednesday’s game either, although it is unlikely he would have played even if healthy because Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels pitched.Seth Smith a late scratch today with a sore hammy. Could pinch-hit...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Gwynn Jr. Gets Emotional Standing Ovation From Padres Fans (Video)

San Diego Padres fans have given their fair share of ovations to a player named Gwynn. On Tuesday night, however, their round of applause took on an extra special meaning. The Philadelphia Phillies traveled to Petco Park for the first time this season on Tuesday, three months to the day after beloved Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away from cancer at the age of 54. The significance...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Tyson Ross start postponed

After feeling some pain after Saturday's start, Dennis Lin is reporting that San Diego Padres ace pitcher, Tyson Ross next start will be pushed back.Tyson Ross will have his next start pushed back a few days. Experienced general soreness after Saturday's start. Robbie Erlin to start.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) September 15, 2014Scott Miller quickly followed up Lin'...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Everth Cabrera arrested for DUI in San Diego

In a season marred by injury, disappointment, and historically bad performances, it doesn’t seem that the 2014 season can end soon enough for the San Diego Padres without first enduring some extra drama before game 162. This morning, TMZ Sports announced on Twitter – along with a confirmed Police Report – that Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was arrested shortly after midnight...
Via Friarhood
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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