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While You Were (Day) Drinking – 2016 Game 156 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking. The Padres (66-90) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (82-74) in their season series finale at Petco Park, 4-3. Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walk in six...
Via Padres Public
4 hours ago

Rookie Margot has 3 hits, Padres beat Giants 4-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) Rookie Manuel Margot tripled in the seventh inning and scored the go-ahead run on Wil Myers' single as the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 4-3 to drop the Giants a game behind the New York Mets in the NL wild-card race. The Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 17-0. A few minutes before this game ended, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Colorado in 10 innings to win...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres' comeback hurts Giants' playoff standing

Generating a fraction of the offense they produced Saturday, the Giants concluded their two-city, seven-game trip with a 4-3 loss to the San Diego Padres, who emerged with a series split that dented San Francisco's postseason hopes.
Via Padres.com
18 hours ago

Padres players remember Fernandez's joy

San Diego's clubhouse was shaken with the news of 24-year-old All-Star pitcher Jose Fernandez's passing, just like the rest of baseball. The fact that several current Padres were teammates and close friends with the Cuban left-hander only added to the sense of loss.
Via Padres.com
22 hours ago

San Diego’s Jarred Cosart exits with elbow injury

San Diego Padres starter Jarred Cosart’s outing against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday lasted only one inning as the right-hander exited the contest with inflammation in his right elbow. In the brief time he was on the mound, things did not go well for Cosart. The 26-year-old surrendered three runs on three hits and […] The post San Diego’s Jarred Cosart exits with elbow...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Focus: The Padres “Core Four” Prospects

Baseball is a game of imitation. Teams take different approaches to a rebuild, and as the San Diego Padres try to find an identity, this past season was one in which they invested in growing the farm system and the result was a Pacific Coast League championship by their Triple-A affiliate. Part of this can […] The post Fantasy Focus: The Padres “Core Four” Prospects appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Padres’ Carlos Asuaje gets first MLB hit

San Diego Padres second baseman Carlos Asuaje got his first Major League hit on Friday night with a double off San Francisco Giants starter Albert Suarez. The hit came in his sixth Major League plate appearance, as he debuted on Wednesday. A member of the 2016 MLB Futures Game that took place in San Diego, Asuaje […] The post Padres’ Carlos Asuaje gets first MLB hit appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Margot Renfroe In The Wolf Of Gaslight District

I don't understand this.  The Padres' Triple-A affiliate made a run for the Triple-A championship against the Yankees' affiliate, so the Padres were holding down their top prospects to play in the championship.  On the surface, it seems straightforward enough.  Making run for championship, want best players there.  Okay, I get that part.  The part where I get lost, WHY DO YOU...
Via Razzball
4 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs can't get much going against Richard, drop opener to Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Clayton Richard was sharp for six-plus innings and Wil Myers homered as the San Diego Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Monday night.The win elevated the Padres into a fourth-place tie with Arizona after the matchup between the NL West's worst teams.Richard (3-3) won his third straight decision, charged with two runs and six hits. He struck out two and...
Via Associated Press
6 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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