• Brandon Maurer is an Absolute Enigma
  • The Padres are No Longer “Stuck in the Middle”
  • Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 34 with Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs
  • An Ode to Former Padres’ LHP Cory Luebke
  • Padres Editorial: Into The Great Wide Open

Fernando Tatis Jr. Is a Mature & Impressive Young Man

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is growing beyond belief. Players with high ceilings are at almost every level. The growth of the farm system is phenomenal, and not many players have developed more in recent months than the San Diego Padres’ infielder, Fernando Tatis Jr. The 18-year-old, Dominican, right-handed hitter is currently playing at the Single-A level, and is holding his own against much older competition in the Midwest…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: May 8-14

Rocky Gale– C, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 10-19, 2 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 15 TB A pair of Austins lead the Padres’ organizational catching depth chart, with one in the big leagues and one currently at High-A, but Rocky Gale continues to show a positive presence in the Triple-A clubhouse. At 29 years old, Gale isn’t going to wow anyone statistically, he is playing among players quite a few…

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX Playoffs Recap: Xolos Defeat Monarcas Morelia 2-0 and Advance to The Semifinals

The Tijuana Xolos played the second leg of their quarter-final matchup this Sunday, May 14, against Monarcas Morelia at the Estadio Caliente. The first leg between the two teams did not produce an exciting encounter, but this game was much different, resulting in a spectacle at the border city fortress. The first leg ended in a 1-0 defeat for Club Tijuana and the home side only needed to win by…

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Padres Series Recap: Bullpen Implodes in Finale, Sox Take Series

The San Diego Padres continue to play head-scratching baseball. They continually give games away, despite playing well for most of the contest. The team is young, and it is normal to expect sporadic moments of failure. However, they must play sound, fundamental baseball if they wish to keep their heads above water. The starting staff isn’t filled with household names, so if one of them gets you a quality start,…

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX Playoffs Preview: Xolos Must Play a Flawless Game at Home

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Monarcas Morelia When: Sunday, May 14, 2017 Where: Estadio Caliente Time: 6:00 P.M. PST TV: Azteca America   This Sunday, May 14, the Tijuana Xolos will play the second leg of the Liga MX quarterfinals matchup against Monarcas Morelia. The border city side lost the first leg of the matchup 1-0 away from home and will now need to play a flawless game at home to…

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Dominic Cheek & Jose Carlos Zesati Will Represent Tijuana Zonkeys In CIBACOPA All-Star Game

The CIBACOPA All-Star Game is coming up this Saturday, May 13, in Hermosillo, Sonora. The Tijuana Zonkeys will have two players that will represent them in Dominic Cheek and Jose Carlos Zesati. Cheek came to the Zonkeys later in the campaign but made an immediate impact and became a figure for the border city side. The former Villanova player has averaged 15.86 points per game in just seven games played…

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Is Trevor Cahill the Next Drew Pomeranz?

This off-season, the San Diego Padres were looking for pitching depth to bolster their already championship-ready team. Just kidding. The harsh reality is the Padres are years away from contention, so A.J. Preller and company just wanted to acquire veteran pitchers to eat innings for them. They signed many borderline starters, including San Diego native, Trevor Cahill. Entering spring training, Cahill was competing for a starting job, along with many other…

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Padres Series Preview: Padres Head to Chicago to Battle White Sox

The 2017 season continues for the San Diego Padres as they head to the Windy City to take on the Chicago White Sox in a three-game set. If the Padres wish to take the series, they must clean up the mistakes they have been committing. Base on balls, errors on the field, and a botched double-play attempt killed the Padres against the Rangers in this past series. They cannot continue…

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX Playoffs Recap: Xolos Deliver Disappointing First Leg Away from Home

The Tijuana Xolos kicked off their Liga MX postseason campaign this Thursday, May 11, against Monarcas Morelia at the Estadio Morelos. The game was the first leg of a two-game series to decide which team will advance to the semifinals of the competition. The game was disappointing, to say the least, and did not offer the thrills that a Liga MX playoff game usually does. Miguel Herrera stuck with his…

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Down on the Farm: May 11

Joey Lucchesi- LHP, High-A, Lake Elsinore Storm 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 K In what was arguably the worst start of his professional career, Lucchesi went only five innings for the Storm, giving up a season-high six hits, and a career-high three earned runs. Over his first 20 professional appearances, spanning 73 innings, Lucchesi had given up more than one earned run only three times. To say Lucchesi has…

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