San Diego Padres Take Two of Three in Coors from Rockies

April 12, 2017

  The Padres won their first series on the road in 2017, taking two out of three from the Rockies. Some great pitching, timely hitting, and a cycle (!!!) helped the Padres get back to .500…. Game 1:   On The Bump: Jared Cossart took the mound and pitched surprisingly well for the Friars, throwing four scoreless innings against a potent Rockies lineup. He only walked one batter and scattered…

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4/12: San Diego Padres News & Notes (Perdomo Joins Cahill on D.L.)

April 12, 2017

The San Diego Padres have just begun their long, 162-game journey, but a lot has already happened. The Padres battled the Dodgers to open the young season, dropping three of four to a strong Los Angeles Dodgers ball club. After the four game stint, the Friars headed home to play in front of their fans. The Padres played gritty baseball, something that I believe will be a common theme the…

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Stop Supporting the Tank, Padre Fans

April 11, 2017

Padre fans hoping for their team to lose is starting to piss me off. For a little context here, I joined Twitter about five years ago. Hundreds of Padre fans beat me to the punch, which turned out to be fortuitous for me. I got to select from the buffet of Padre-related Twitter accounts. Let me see, I’ll grab a few bloggers, a scoop of stats guys, one each of…

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Trevor and Glenn, A Tribute to Brotherly Love and The Importance of a Jersey Number

April 10, 2017

  What is in an athlete’s personal jersey number? From the time they were kids, they have gravitated toward certain numbers that mean something to them. For many, it is a number chosen to honor a favorite sports hero. For others, it may be a lucky number or a birth year. Trevor Hoffman’s choice was one of brotherly love and a testament to the notoriously strong bond that runs throughout…

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Military Appreciation Sunday & The Padres Legendary “Camo’s”

April 9, 2017

It is another bright, cloudless blue-skied, San Diego Sunday afternoon, hopefully with that great, cool ocean breeze. The grass at Petco Park, in its alternating shades of green rows, which sometimes are straight, other times slightly crossing, are crisp and sparkling. The brownish hue from the dirt radiates. The senses, as you walk up to the field from the north side entrance, amidst the Park at the Park in right…

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History of the Rule 5 Draft in San Diego: Redefining the Building of a Ball Club

April 8, 2017

The Major-League Baseball Winter Meetings, held every year, take place at the beginning of the merry month of December, long after the regular baseball season has ended. At the culmination of these meetings, and in ceremonial fashion, the MLB Rule-5 Draft takes place. It is a hasty and hurried event that usually takes no longer than a quick half hour to occur. Even though not all teams elect to make…

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Padres Series Preview: The Friars Open Petco Against the Giants

April 6, 2017

After a long wait, the day is here. Baseball returns to Petco Park in San Diego. All the preparation to get the stadium ready for the San Diego Padres’ Opening Day is going through the finishing touches. Groundskeepers are painting the lines and logos on the field, manicuring the grass, and raking the sand. Concession workers are melting the cheese and chilling the beer. Gatekeepers are preparing to scan tickets….

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The Lake Elsinore “Pitching” Storm

April 6, 2017

Earlier in the week, the San Diego Padres announced the Opening Day roster for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, which we looked at here at East Village Times on Sunday. With the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm set to open up their season with a four game series against the Modesto Nuts that begins on Thursday night, we will take a top-down look at the roster of what is easily the Padres’…

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Morning After: Positive Takeaways From a Close Loss

April 6, 2017

  The Padres were coming off of a 4-0 shutout win Tuesday, that I was lucky enough to watch in person. I can tell you, there’s nothing more beautiful than watching thousands of angry and emotional fans file out of Dodger stadium. Brad Hand took the mound to close things out and the Padres pulled to 1-1 on the season. Last night however, wasn’t as beautiful as we had hoped….

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San Antonio Missions & El Paso Chihuahuas Set Opening Day Rosters

April 6, 2017

It’s Thursday, April 6, and the Major League season is already on its fifth day. With the Padres season starting on Monday, with a 14-3 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the minor league season has gotten ever closer. After the Padres announced their final roster cuts on Saturday morning, roster news on the Padres minor league affiliates has slowly trickled in. The Padres began by announcing…

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The Padres May Have Found Another Luis Perdomo in 2017 (Miguel Diaz)

April 4, 2017

Luis Perdomo was selected by the Padres prior to the 2016 season via Rule-5 draft. The Padres selected Perdomo from the Cardinals’ farm system. A.J. Preller took a huge gamble, giving a roster spot for the 2016 season to a young pitcher who never had pitched above Low-A ball. Luis Perdomo started the 2016 season in the bullpen, and would initially be used in only limited game action. Perdomo made…

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Is Ryan Schimpf’s Breakout Sustainable?

April 4, 2017

With Opening Day finally here, there are a lot of questions surrounding the Padres. Given how barebones the 2017 roster is, it’s hard to see how things will turn out in San Diego. Now that the 25-man roster has been set, it’s more clear who the Padres will trust in 2017. The most interesting roster decision of all was the Padres handing the third base job to Ryan Schimpf, sending…

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