Luis Perdomo Continues to Be An Enigma

August 18, 2017

This past Sunday, I sat in the stands of Dodger Stadium surrounded by Dodger faithful who were hyped for their playoff-bound team to take the field. The ballpark had a vibe I have not seen in San Diego for quite some time. While my expectations remained rational for the rebuilding Padres, I was still hopeful that the good guys could steal a win and the series from the best team…

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Down on the Farm- August 17- A Near Perfect Game for Fort Wayne

August 17, 2017

DSL Padres Game One: 2-1 loss vs DSL Giants DSL Padres (22-41) Game Two: 3-2 win (10 innings) vs. DSL Giants AZL Padres (22-21): 10-9 loss @ AZL Giants AZL Padres 2 (24-18): 19-14 win @ AZL Indians Tri-City Dust Devils (32-28): 6-2 loss @ Everett Fort Wayne TinCaps (60-63): 7-0 win @ South Bend Lake Elsinore Storm (57-67): 4-2 loss vs Inland Empire San Antonio Missions (71-51): 4-2 win…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 57 with A.J. Cassavell

August 17, 2017

A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com is welcomed back to the show and officially becomes our most frequent guest with his third appearance. We start off talking about the state of the locker room with A.J. and how it has blossomed into what we see presently. The 2017 San Diego Padres were not supposed to be a good squad. The team isn’t a World Series contender presently by any stretch of the…

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Hedges & Margot Are On Top of Padres Defense

August 17, 2017

The saying is “defense wins championships.” That particular saying is usually saved for football or basketball, but for the most part, it is true in baseball as well. It’s no secret the Padres are gunning for 2019 and beyond as far as trying to win a coveted championship. That doesn’t mean there can’t be pieces already in place to make that sort of move. There are plenty of players already…

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Down on the Farm: August 16- Tirso Ornelas’ Big Night

August 16, 2017

Kyle Lloyd– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6.2 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K It’s been a bit of a rough go for Kyle Lloyd since returning to Triple-A following his major league debut at the end of July. Prior to Wednesday’s solid outing, Lloyd had three consecutive poor outings, giving up 13 earned runs in just 11 innings. However, Wednesday was a solid bounce back for…

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Framing the Friars: Wil Myers Steals for The Cycle

August 16, 2017

  Wil Myers joined some elite company after accomplishing a feat in the San Diego Padres’ 3-0 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Aug. 16. The win completed the three-game sweep, marking the first time the Padres swept the Phillies since 1998. Ironically, the team wore their home uniform from the 1998 season. The rare feat accomplished by Myers was stealing three bases in one game, becoming only the third first…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 56 with Eric Longenhagen

August 16, 2017

The Padres EVT Podcast brings back Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs. He just finished up his top-10 list for the San Diego Padres, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to bring him on in and discuss the list. As we all know, FanGraphs is a very reliable site to gather information of everything baseball. Eric is the lead prospect analyst and has seen many of these young players firsthand….

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Jered Weaver Announces His Retirement

August 16, 2017

  San Diego Padres starting pitcher Jered Weaver announced his retirement on Aug. 16, as announced by the Padres. Weaver began his 12th season overall, and his first with the Padres, in 2017. He signed a 1-year, $3 million contract with the club on Feb. 17. The right-hander made nine starts for the Friars, posting an 0-5 record with a 7.44 ERA. He often fell victim to the long ball,…

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Down on the Farm: August 15- Hudson Potts Has Big Night in Loss

August 15, 2017

  The San Diego Padres affiliates were 3-4 on Tuesday. The AZL 2 team did not play. In El Paso, the Chihuahuas were victorious 4-2, behind right-handed pitcher Chris Huffman. He was able to contain the Albuquerque Isotopes by allowing just one run in five and a third innings pitched. El Paso got out to a quick 3-0 lead after four innings and was able to hold off a late…

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The 2016 San Diego Padres Trades (One Year Later)

August 15, 2017

The Padres have been sellers for the past few years after the failed experiment in 2015. General manager A.J. Preller has been wheeling and dealing ever since. The trades of the past year have resulted in several good minor leaguers, some top-30 prospects, and even some top-100 overall prospects. Let’s take a look back at some of the trades of the past calendar year or so and see where we…

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Down on the Farm: August 14- Allen, Avila & Sheckler All Pitch Well

August 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Monday as the AZL Padres team and the Missions did not play. The Chihuahuas were home against El Paso, and pulled out a 10-7 victory after scoring double-digit runs over their first four innings of the ball game. Dillon Overton went five innings for El Paso, but was roughed up allowing five earned runs. His ERA has now climbed to 7.44 on…

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Rod Boykin Interview: Making Waves With the Storm

August 14, 2017

The Lake Elsinore Storm just named outfielder Rod Boykin their latest homestand hero. During the recent seven-game homestand, Boykin hit .435 with two home runs and four RBI. He has been a bright spot in the Storm offense since his call-up from Fort Wayne on July 12. In his first 23 games with the Storm, Boykin has hit the same number of home runs that he hit in 69 games…

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