A Day in Honor of Tony Gwynn, Our Hometown Hero

May 11, 2017

Tuesday May 9, 2017, would have been Anthony Keith Gwynn Sr.’s 57th birthday. In his honor, the City of Poway held the Tony Gwynn Memorial Statue Dedication Ceremony at the Lake Poway Ballfield at 10:30 am. This event was attended by the Gwynn family, as well as close friends and a large gathering of fans. It was a celebration of the life of Gwynn, who passed away almost three years…

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Checking In On Austin Hedges’ Defense

May 11, 2017

#Swoon. When I hear the name Austin Hedges, that’s the first thing that comes into my mind. I mean look at that face. Who doesn’t love that face? Anyway, I am already getting off topic here. So Austin Hedges, baseball player. It’s his first full season in the bigs and he’s still developing. He’s had his share of ups and downs early this season, but the key is that he…

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An Ode to Former Padres’ LHP Cory Luebke

May 10, 2017

When the Padres signed Cory Luebke to an extension in March of 2012, hope sprang eternal for fans and the organization alike. The extension guaranteed the left-hander $12 million dollars, with a chance at earning $27.5 million if both his player options were picked up. If all went well, the extension would last through 2017. Luebke, drafted 63rd overall by the Padres in 2007, figured to be in the rotation…

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A Simulation Of The Padres Future Using Out Of The Park Baseball 18

May 9, 2017

    With the Padres in a rebuilding phase, and not winning many games, I thought a fun thing to do would be to do a simulation of how the Padres’ future will turn out, using the recently released ‘Out Of The Park Baseball ’18’ simulation game. Out Of The Park (aka OOTP) is a long running series of baseball simulation games, and its 2016 iteration of the game, OOTP…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 33 with James & Patrick

May 8, 2017

Another week, another solo show with just the two of us. It look like we will continue with this format for the near future, as we received some positive feedback. In this week’s show, we discuss the current Padres situation and the addition of Matt Szczur, who the club traded for Monday. We discuss Szczur and his abilities, and what his addition means for the current Padres 25-man squad. Hunter…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: May 1-7

May 8, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 10-23, 1 2B, 2 HR, 7  RBI, 17  TB I wrote about Buss last week in the Weekly Recap, and he hasn’t slowed down at all this week. Buss is now slashing .500/.543/.844 over his last 10 days and .451/.491/.667 over his last 30 days. This is all very unsustainable, but hey, maybe Buss has finally figured it out at 30 years old. Tyrell Jenkins–…

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Padres Series Recap: Weather, Dodgers Bats, Make it Rain at Petco

May 7, 2017

The third game of the three-game series between the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers was postponed due to rain, an abnormality in Southern California. The skies were dropping precipitation on May 7, forcing the postponement, and moving the game to September 2, which now is a doubleheader. Those who watched the first two games of the series also saw a lot of rain, in the form of baseballs….

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Padres Editorial: Into The Great Wide Open

May 7, 2017

“This is war! This isn’t a game!” – Chris Sale to Red Sox teammates, May 2 “The only game I know is war, and war ain’t no game.” – Me to myself, two minutes ago Currently, Chris Sale may be the best pitcher in the big leagues not named Dallas Keuchel. This is his first year pitching for Boston and so far he’s been lights out, everything the Red Sox…

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Is it Time to Move on From Rule-5 Pick Luis Torrens?

May 7, 2017

Carrying three Rule-5 draft picks is an unusual task for a major league team. The San Diego Padres chose to keep Miguel Diaz, Allen Cordoba, and Luis Torrens, after each established themselves this spring in Arizona. Cordoba has looked fantastic and seems to be a lock to remain with the Padres for the entire 2017 season. Miguel Diaz has been roughed up recently, but like Luis Perdomo from last year,…

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Is it Time to Worry About Hunter Renfroe?

May 6, 2017

At this point in his young career, it is evident that Hunter Renfroe is far from a polished product. Coming into the 2017 season, everyone was well aware of his poor plate discipline, but seeing it first-hand has been another story. Competing against major league-quality pitchers has not helped this young man, as they continually pick at his weaknesses and expose him. In the bottom of the sixth inning in…

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Series Preview: Padres Host Dodgers in Weekend Set

May 5, 2017

The San Diego Padres begin their second series of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 5. The last time these two teams met was the four-game series back in April. Hopefully this doesn’t conjure harsh memories of April 3, when the Dodgers routed San Diego 14-3 on national television. The Dodgers won three games to take the series. That happened at Chavez Ravine. This time, the games…

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