Padres Head to Nation’s Capital to Take on Nationals

May 21, 2018

The Padres are heading to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Nationals for the second time this season. Earlier this month, the Nationals took two of three from the Padres in San Diego. The Padres are 20-28, and fresh off a series win in Pittsburgh. The Diamondbacks just lost their fourth game in a row, putting the Padres only six games behind Arizona in the NL West. The…


Down on the Farm: 4/19 (Logan Allen Has Strong Start & Myers Ends Rehab with Storm)

April 19, 2018

The Padres had four minor league affiliates in action on Thursday night. Cuban phenom Adrian Morejon started for the Lake Elsinore Storm and Wil Myers ended his rehab with the Storm. Here is a short recap on Thursday’s games: El Paso Chihuahuas (10-5) Won 6-5 The El Paso Chihuahuas won their third consecutive game, defeating the Reno Aces 6-4 at Greater Nevada Field. The win clinched the series for El Paso…


Framing the Friars: Joey Lucchesi Impressive, but Padres Hand Victory to Rockies

April 5, 2018

Petco Park, San Diego The San Diego Padres came into today’s series finale against their division rival, the Colorado Rockies, sitting at dead last in the NL West. The team has certainly struggled to find consistency at the plate so far this season. Today’s game was a pitcher’s duel from start to finish. Joey Lucchesi made his second major league start today and dominated the dynamic Rockies’ lineup, throwing five…


Kirby Yates: Determined to build on last season

March 20, 2018

Kirby Yates took an interesting path to the Padres’ bullpen last year. The reliever bounced between the Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees, and Los Angeles Angels before joining the Padres. A number of setbacks kept Yates from reaching his potential. Unable to find his niche, he was frequently placed on waivers and left without a job. San Diego claimed him off waivers on April 26 of last year with…


Matt Strahm Interview: Prepping for an Expanded Workload

March 14, 2018

The Padres acquired pitcher Matt Strahm, from the Kansas City Royals last July with the idea that he would provide a left-handed relief option. Strahm spent five years in the Royals’ organization before being called up to the Majors in 2016. In two seasons with the Royals, he went 4-7 with a 3.81 ERA, 65 strikeouts, and a 1.43 WHIP in just 56 2/3 innings pitched. The 26-year-old from West…


Anderson Espinoza Interview: Primed for a Comeback – in 2019

March 10, 2018

Peoria, Arizona Anderson Espinoza, the Padres’ 7th-ranked prospect, hasn’t pitched in a real game since August of 2016 after being traded to the Padres from the Red Sox organization. He’s been among the Padres’ pitching prospects hit by the injury bug who have rarely found themselves on the field in San Diego. This is not what the Padres had in mind when they traded 2016 MLB All Star, Drew Pomeranz, to…


Lamet Shines Before Bullpen Falters in Ugly Loss to Arizona 10-3

March 5, 2018

Peoria, Arizona The San Diego Padres battled the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday night under the bright lights of Peoria. It was the first of five night games on their spring training schedule. The team came into the game on a roll offensively, swinging the bats very well with a .381 team OBP, first among all teams in Arizona. They also had recorded a .545 SLG percentage, ranked second in all of…


Padres Spring Training News and Notes- March 5th, 2018

March 5, 2018

Peoria, Arizona Recently, the Padres’ farm system was ranked as the best in all of baseball by MLB Pipeline, something fans and people in San Diego are enthusiastic about heading into the 2018 season. Check out the guys (James and Patrick) as they speak to Mike Rosenbaum of MLB this week on their podcast. The ownership is feeling good about the level of talent and number of guys they have…


Eric Hosmer Homers as Padres’ Bats Go Cold vs A’s

March 4, 2018

Peoria, Arizona Many of the young Padres hitters are impressing early on in spring training. The offense is showing signs of improvement from last year, when they finished near the bottom in nearly all offensive rankings. The team has been on a tear this week, averaging 10.6 runs per game, en route to four wins out of their last five games heading into the game today against the Athletics. In…


Austin Hedges’ New Swing Will Pay Dividends in 2018

March 3, 2018

It took Austin Hedges nine games before he finally mustered his first hit last season as the starting catcher for the San Diego Padres. At times, he looked frustrated at the plate and completely lost. He was unable to find good contact, leading to a dreadful .218 batting average and .264 on-base percentage. The young back stop is undeniably one of the best defensive catchers in the entire league and…


Padres’ offense explodes against Hosmer’s former team in 13-5 win

March 2, 2018

PEORIA, Arizona- The Padres’ pitching staff has a number of arms that are unproven, while others are considered weapons with the ability to help this team win in a variety of ways. Clearly, the rotation is without that top-of-the-line starter, needing a variety of young arms to step up this season. Bryan Mitchell is one of those pitchers that needs to step up, looking to grab a rotation spot, as…


USD Toreros Fall Short Against 14th Ranked Gonzaga on Senior Night

February 22, 2018

The USD Toreros Men’s basketball team hosted the 14th ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs on their Senior Night at the Jenny Craig Pavilion, attempting to beat the Zags for the first time in their last eight meetings. Torero’s forward, Cameron Neubauer, was the lone senior on the USD team this season. The red-hot Zags came into the contest on a nine-game win streak, sitting at 25-4 (15-1 in the WCC) after cruising over…