Padres Series Recap: Marlins Capitalize on Mistakes to Take Series

April 23, 2017

The suddenly-hot San Diego Padres took on the Miami Marlins in this three-game weekend set. As I predicted, the matchup on Sunday would decide this series. It certainly did, and the result was not in the Padres’ favor. The San Diego Padres are a young team, and their style of play will be maddening to watch from time to time. Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Hunter Renfroe are all doing…

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Down on the Farm: April 22

April 23, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA)- Won 7-1 Jabari Blash 1-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI After what’s been a rather rough start to the year, Blash went deep for the first time on Saturday night. However, Blash is hitting just over .200 and getting on base at a sub-.300 clip over his first 29 at bats with the Chihuahuas. With an even 50 percent strikeout rate, Blash is showing the most obvious…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 30 with Kyle Glaser of Baseball America

April 22, 2017

  In this 30th episode of the show, we welcome back Kyle Glaser. He took a job with Baseball America just about one year ago and is now touring the country visiting numerous minor league facilities. He has a wealth of knowledge about the farm system of virtually every team, and the Padres are no different. Being that Kyle is a San Diego native, he has kept tabs on the…

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Down on the Farm: April 21

April 22, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas Jamie Romak 4-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI Jamie Romak continued his strong start to the season with four more hits and two more home runs. Romak is now hitting .333 on the season with eight home runs. He’s no prospect, but he’s hitting enough to perhaps play himself into San Diego if needed later in the season. Either way, it’s not a profile to get too excited…

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Padres Series Preview: The Marlins Head to SD for a Three-Game Series

April 21, 2017

After finishing up their series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the San Diego Padres will then host the Miami Marlins for a three game series. The Marlins are off to a decent start to their 2017 season, going into Friday’s series with a 8-7 record, putting them two games behind the N.L. East leader Washington Nationals. Expected to at least contend for playoff spot, they made some moves to shore up…

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Down on the Farm: April 20

April 21, 2017

  El Paso Chihuahuas Dinelson Lamet 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 13 K Look no further than the 13 strikeouts on the line, but Lamet showed what type of pitcher he can be on Thursday night. Even more impressive was the fact that Lamet struck out 13 batters in only five and a third innings. Considering Lamet only got 16 batters out, 13 strikeouts is very, very…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Take Series from Snakes, Winning 2 of 3

April 20, 2017

The Padres came home from a rough road trip in Atlanta, where the team was swept by the Braves, looking for comfort. This 2017 season will be a long one for Padre fans, as the team is not built to compete just yet. There are positives, though, to this team, and a focused fan must concentrate on the big picture rather than look at the standings. I know that is…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 29 with Bernie Wilson

April 19, 2017

  For the 29th episode of the show we welcome back San Diego scribe legend, Bernie Wilson. He has covered San Diego sports for the Associated Press since 1991 and provided he his take on the scene. He is never one to be shy about his point of view and with that, he is an excellent interview. The man just has no problem telling it like it is, and that’s…

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The San Diego Padres 2020 Potential 25-Man Roster

April 19, 2017

Yes, the Padres have the lowest payroll in the MLB. And yes, the Padres are paying players on other teams more than the players on their own team. And yes, the Padres have the second-youngest team in baseball. But yes, these are also all positive things for the 2020 season. MLB Pipeline rated the Padres farm system as the fourth best in all of baseball. That is incredible, considering general…

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Can Jamie Romak Be the Next Ryan Schimpf?

April 18, 2017

  Jamie Romak is a name you are probably not familiar with, and you should not feel ashamed about it. Just like Ryan Schimpf, the long-time minor leaguer hasn’t been given a shot to crack a major league roster on a regular basis. Despite 216 minor league home runs, the 31-year-old has only had 36 major league at bats since being drafted by the Braves in the fourth round of…

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Padres Series Preview: Diamondbacks at Petco for Three-Game Series

April 18, 2017

The San Diego Padres return home after a seven-game road trip. Only three games have been played at Petco Park so far in the 2017 season, so a little home-cooking should do the Friars some good. They welcome their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks to the city, in what should be a great series. The D-Backs have started the 2017 season well, going 9-5 to start the year. The team from…

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Braves Sweep Padres Out of SunTrust

April 17, 2017

The Atlanta Braves finished a memorable first series inside their new home, SunTrust Park, and it came at the expense of the San Diego Padres. The Braves finished off a four-game sweep of the Friars on April 17, when Dansby Swanson hit a walkoff single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. Brandon Maurer took the loss. What was the reason for San Diego losing four…

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