• Potential New Teams for Ex-Chargers Fans (Revised)
  • Predicting the 2021 World Series Champion San Diego Padres
  • Grading the Progress of the Padres’ “Process”
  • The 1989 Padres – The Season That Could Have Been
  • Fernando Tatis Interview: Son of Big Leaguer Already Impressing at 18

Chihuahuas Report: Poor Pitching Eclipsed By Renfroe’s Solid Debut

Tacoma, Washington It was a nice crowd for a Monday night game, which began on a clear 78 degree evening. Folks here in Tacoma, Washington enjoyed 93.2% totality during Monday’s solar eclipse. They filed in, filling the park to 5,170 (capacity at about 6,500). Hopefully everyone had clear vision from staring into the intense sunlight. A few fans and even Rainiers mascot “Rhubarb” donned eclipse glasses for the occasion. Eclipse-themed…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 58 with James & Patrick

For this solo show, we tried a little bit of a different format. Patrick and I started off the show with a little Padres “tank talk”. The team has played well recently and with that, there is some concern that the Padres could fall out of a top-5 or top-10 selection in the 2018 MLB Draft. It might be a little premature to speak about the team failing to land…

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Down on the Farm: August 21-Potts Continues Hitting Tear

DSL Padres (23-43): 4-0 loss vs DSL Reds AZL Padres (23-23): 5-1 loss vs AZL Royals AZL Padres 2 (26-19): 6-3 loss vs AZL Rangers Tri Ciy Dust Devils (35-29): 1-0 loss vs Spokane Fort Wayne TinCaps (61-66): 5-2 loss vs Great Lakes Lake Elsinore Storm (58-69): OFF San Antonio Missions (71-54): OFF El Paso Chihuahuas (64-65): 9-6 loss @ Tacoma Key Performers: RHP Martin Carrasco (5.0IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER,…

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TinCaps Report: Hernandez Struggles; Potts & Easley Homer in 5-3 Loss

Fort Wayne, Indiana In his TinCaps debut, starter Osvaldo Hernandez struck out five but otherwise struggled. On the other side of the ball, the Great Lakes Loons’ Dustin May turned in a masterful performance, limiting the TinCaps to five hits over eight innings, leading to a 5-3 Loons victory. Hernandez started quick out of the gate, retiring the first three Loons batters with only 7 pitches in the first inning….

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Fernando Tatis is Jumping to Double-A, Is This a Wise Choice?

As the San Diego Padres added 17-year-old defensive wizard Gabriel Arias to Fort Wayne’s roster a few days ago, there were whispers of a possible Fernando Tatis Jr. promotion. Tatis has shown steady improvement in each and every month of his play in the Mid-West League and was surely deserving of a move upward within the Padres system. What surprised many is that the team is having Tatis skip the…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review August 14-20- Urias, Avila, Ruiz & Potts

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-24, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 R, 4 RBI, 12 TB Week after week, Franchy Cordero continues to hit, as this marks the third straight week he has been mentioned in the Weekly Review. However, Cordero also continues to strike out, now at a 29 percent rate for the season. That’s clearly better than his near 45 percent strikeout rate in the big…

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SDSU Aztecs Road to a New Years Six Bowl

SDSU’s football program is coming off its most successful stretch in history. Quietly, the Aztecs are becoming one of the more relevant programs that is not in a major conference. We have seen teams that aren’t in a Power Five conference reach very high in the rankings in previous years. It usually takes some credibility from the year before to rise in the rankings for those teams. Western Michigan for…

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The Demotion of Hunter Renfroe Was the Right Move

After a fairly quiet few weeks in terms of notable roster moves, the Padres made a rather significant roster move on Saturday afternoon. Following a disappointing beginning to his big league career, right fielder Hunter Renfroe finds himself once again with the Triple-A Chihuahuas. Going into the 2017 season, Renfroe was riding high after a sensational end to what was a fantastic year for the young outfielder. After helping the…

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Down on the Farm- August 19- Michel Baez is Human

DSL Padres (23-42): 5-3 loss vs DSL DBacks 1 AZL Padres (22-22): OFF AZL Padres 2 (26-18): 10-9 win (10 innings) vs AZL Mariners Tri-City Dust Devils (34-28): 4-3 win @ Everett Fort Wayne TinCaps (61-64): 10-1 loss vs Great Lakes Lake Elsinore Storm (58-68): 6-5 win vs Rancho Cucamonga San Antonio Missions (71-53): 3-2 loss @ Tulsa El Paso Chihuahuas (63-64): 2-0 win @ Tacoma Key Performers: RF Mason…

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El Paso Report: Overton Dazzles in Return to Tacoma

Tacoma, Washington Dillon Overton made the start for the El Paso Chihuahuas in Tacoma on Saturday. He felt right at home, as El Paso won 2-0. The lef-handed pitcher had made seven appearances for the Rainiers earlier this season (1-2, 9.33 ERA). He even made an appearance against El Paso on June 16th. He went four innings, allowing seven earned runs with four walks. Two days later he was designated…

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Framing the Friars: The Taco Train Rises from the Dead

San Diego, California After a couple of forgettable nights to open a four-game series versus the Nationals, things again looked bleak in the top of the first Saturday night with Travis Wood on the mound for the Padres. Wood got the initial two outs, but then Anthony Rendon worked a 13-pitch walk and Ryan Zimmerman followed with an eight-pitch free pass. Howie Kendrick, hotter than an enchilada fresh off the…

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