Padres Series Preview: Rockies Head To Petco to Take On Padres

May 2, 2016

The San Diego Padres are coming off what was perhaps their best series of the 2016 season as the Friars won two out of three games at Dodger Stadium. Let’s remember that this was the same team that outscored the Padres 25-0 in the opening series. Not this time though. All components worked out for the Padres for the most part in this series. For the Dodgers to get a…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Take 2 of 3 from Dodgers in Los Angeles

May 1, 2016

The San Diego Padres have unexpectedly taken two out of three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. If you read my series preview for this series you will see that I had said that the Padres were totally capable of taking this series. The Pads just looked great this series and there is a plethora of positives to take from the three games. From amazing pitching to…

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Padres Minors: Dinelson Lamet- A Name to Remember

May 1, 2016

The San Diego Padres minor league system is rather weak in the pitching department at the upper minor league levels. However both the A-Ball teams are loaded with pitching prospects and Dinelson Lamet might be one of the best you have never heard of. Dinelson Lamet is a 23-year-old Dominican pitcher who was signed by the Padres in 2014 as an International Free Agent. He was retained for $100,000, just…

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Padres News: Cesar “El Calmado” Vargas Stepping up For Padres

April 30, 2016

Feliz Dia Del Nino! Today is national Kids Day in Mexico and boy, oh boy, do the San Diego Padres have a talented kid from Mexico on the team. His name is Cesar Vargas and yesterday he looked impressive yet again in his second career outing. Vargas went five and a third innings and struck out six. Two of those strikeouts came from former Friar Adrian Gonzalez. Vargas was constantly…

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Padres Series Preview: Padres Head to L.A. to Battle Dodgers

April 29, 2016

The San Diego Padres are coming off a rough series in the Bay Area where all three losses were real heart breakers. The Padres could  have easily won any one of those three games. After losing five consecutive games now the Friars go to Dodger Stadium to face the Los Angeles Dodgers for a three game set this weekend. This is probably the worst possible opponent the Padres could have…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Swept By Giants in Bay Area

April 28, 2016

The San Diego Padres just got swept in a three game series against the San Francisco Giants. That doesn’t sound to good but there are still some positives to take from this sweep. Sure the Pads just lost all three games against the Gigantes, but did you notice that all the games were pretty close. Game one ended 5-4, game two 1-0, and game three was a total slug fest…

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Padres News: The A.J. Preller Era (A Look at All 22 Preller Trades)

April 28, 2016

When the San Diego Padres hired A.J. Preller in August of 2014, the team knew he would make changes. They ownership group knew that he would likely bring his own philosophy. With that thought process he would bring in players that fit the mold that the young G.M. is trying to produce. Deals would be made as the team attempted to build a winning tradition. He wasted no time in…

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Outside Paint: Baseball Cliches Translated

April 27, 2016

Baseball is not a game of pitching. Nor is it a game of catching, hitting or throwing. Forget the symmetrical likes and the asymmetrical outfield fences. Never mind the green grass, brown dirt and white ball. Pine tar? pssht… nothing to do with it. At the end of the day baseball might as well be professional wrestling because in baseball: the catchphrase is king. Bet you didn’t know baseball is…

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Padres News: For Better or For Worse, Derek Norris is the Padres Catcher

April 27, 2016

The early season returns have not been great to this point in the season. The San Diego Padres have struggled mightily to say the least. The pitching staff has been solid enough, but both the offense and bullpen have let the Padres, and their fans, down to this point. Just three weeks into the season, things already look quite bleak in San Diego for 2016. All Star Game or not,…

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Padres News: Hedges to Require Surgery, Out 6-8 Weeks

April 26, 2016

The San Diego Padres nightmare of a 2016 season continues as Austin Hedges will require surgery on his injured left hand and be out 6-8 weeks. The injury was first reported as a bruise but a broken Hamate bone will sideline the young catcher. The Padres have had horrible luck this season with injuries. Cory Spangenberg, Tyson Ross, Yangervis Solarte and Robbie Erlin have all gone down with injuries. It…

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Padres News: Pirela Sent Down, LHP Michael Kirkman Recalled

April 26, 2016

The San Diego Padres have made another move as the team has sent down Jose Pirela and recalled left-handed pitcher Michael Kirkman from Triple-A El Paso. The Bullpen has been over worked in recent games and the Padres could use all the arms they can get in the pen. Kirkman has over 100 innings of major league service time with the Texas Rangers but hasn’t pitched in the majors since…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 19 with Bernie Wilson

April 26, 2016

The San Diego Sports legend Bernie Wilson sits down and talks Padres baseball with us and a little bit about the Chargers too. He is a true SD Sports icon as he has covered professional sports in the area since 1991. Not too many can claim that. Bernie has covered the Padres for more than half of their existence and that is something really cool. Bernie has seen a lot…

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