Padres Series Recap: Padres Stun Cubs in Taking 2 of 3 in Series

May 11, 2016

The San Diego Padres traveled to Chicago to take on the team with the best record in the league. The Chicago Cubs are built to win now and the team has goals of a World Championship. The team is led by manager Joe Maddon and has gotten off to a fantastic start so far in the 2016 season. The ‘Loveable Losers” are looking like a very serious contending team this season…

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Padres Editorial: What To Do With Tyson Ross?

May 11, 2016

As we all know, Tyson Ross hit the disabled list after his opening day start with shoulder inflammation. Padres beat writer A.J. Cassavell from mlb.com (http://m.padres.mlb.com/news/article/176190618/padres-tyson-ross-progressing-in-rehab)  has recently reported that even though Ross moved to the next step in the rehabbing process, he has yet to throw a baseball. To make things worse, there is no timetable for his return. Welp, so much for a short trip to the DL. Here…

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Padres News: Padres Claim LHP Keith Hessler from D-Backs

May 10, 2016

The San Diego Padres made another claim as the team has acquired left-handed pitcher Keith Hessler off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The lefty was a 28th round selection for the D-Backs in the 2010 draft. He made his major league debut with the team last season. Hessler is yet another left-handed pitcher added to the team. Something that the Padres have seemingly done a 180degree view of from last…

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Padres News: My Take of the Padres after 32 games

May 10, 2016

After the disappointment that 2015 proved to be, many Padres’ fans weren’t expecting much from the Friars in 2016. Let’s take a look at the Padres after one fifth of their games have been played. The first series was pretty much the worst possible way to start a season. The visiting Dodgers made the Padres look like a single-A team, setting all kind of records for an opening series. At…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 5 Recap

May 9, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (14-15, 4-3 for week) Monday L 6-3 Tuesday L 15-6 Wednesday W 17-6 Thursday W 7-6 Friday L 5-4 Saturday W 6-4 Sunday W 9-4 Player of the Week: Casey McElroy 14/29, 1.174 OPS, 0 HR, 9 RBI Pitcher of the Week: Aaron Northcraft 5 IP, 1 ER, 1.000 WHIP, 3 K Your browser does not support iframes. San Antonio Missions (10-20, 1-6 for week) Monday L…

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Padres Series Preview: Cubs & Padres Ready to Battle in Chicago

May 9, 2016

The San Diego Padres head to Chicago to start a nine-game road trip. The Cubs are simply on fire to start the season and the Padres will have a tough task in trying to earn a single victory in this series. The Padres have been playing much better recently and this series will dictate exactly how well the team has progressed. When it comes to depth in the lineup, the…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres & Mets Split Interesting Series at Petco

May 8, 2016

The San Diego Padres are coming off a very decent series against the New York Mets. I had mentioned in the series preview that the best scenario possible for the Friars would be a 2-2 series. The Padres did just that and I am content with the results. The Mets are no joke and to go 2-2 in a four game series against them is really something to build on….

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Brewer’s Banter: Padres News & Notes From the Week

May 7, 2016

Colin Rea Unable to Collect Elusive No-Hitter On Thursday night against the New York Mets, Padres right hander Colin Rea almost did the unthinkable. In the 48 years of their existence, the San Diego Padres have never thrown a no-hitter as a team. There have been plenty of close calls, but the franchise has never been able to finish it off. Rea ended up pitching through six and two-thirds innings…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 21 with A.J. Cassavell

May 6, 2016

For the 2oth episode of the Padres EVT Podcast, we welcome back A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com. He is the San Diego Padres beat writer for the site and is in his first season covering the team for Major League Baseball. We ask A.J. about a few injured players and he gives us an update on Cory Spangenberg, Alexi Amarista and Yangervis Solarte. All three infielders have started baseball related activities…

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Padres Series Preview: The Mets Come to SD to Take on Padres

May 5, 2016

The San Diego Padres are coming off a nice run in which they have won four out of their last six games. The Padres have looked very good in their wins, with all components of the team looking sharp. The negative to take from this is that the two losses that they have in this run have both been shutouts. Overall though the Pads have been exceeding expectations this season….

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 20 with Dennis Lin

May 5, 2016

For the 20th episode of the Padres EVT Podcast we welcome back Dennis Lin to the show. Dennis is the beat reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune covering all things Padres. He is in his third season covering the team and brings tons of knowledge about the team. We start off by finding out a little bit about Dennis and his occupation. Being that Wednesday was a day game after…

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Padres News: The Value of Melvin Upton Jr

May 5, 2016

To say San Diego Padres fans had high expectations for Melvin Upton Jr.when Atlanta traded him as a salary dump included in the Craig Kimbrel deal would be an overstatement. After setting the bar so low for himself in Atlanta, when Melvin came to San Diego and hit .259 and stole nine bases in 87 games in 2015 it was actually a pleasant surprise. Is that production worth the money…

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