Padres Slug Four Homers to Down Dodgers 7-5

May 26, 2018

Los Angeles, California Jordan Lyles didn’t have the same kind of electric stuff or control that he has shown in his previous outings. Good thing for him, the San Diego Padres brought the bats out today, scoring seven runs on ten hits, including six runs four home runs, while making clutch hits in key moments in a back-and-forth game that saw three lead changes. Similar to last night, the Dodgers…

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Down on the Farm: Avila Strikes Out 10 in Leading Storm to Victory

May 25, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 1-3 on Friday. Here is a recap of the day’s action down on the farm. El Paso Chihuahuas (24-25) LOST 5-0 El Paso was stymied today by Cy Sneed and the Fresno Grizzlies,  mustering only two hits against the opposition. Walker Lockett was unable to help his team out, surrendering five runs on seven hits while walking three batters and…

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New Injuries Crop Up as Austin Hedges, Luis Perdomo are Shelved

May 25, 2018

The San Diego Padres got some worrying news for two of their players, as not only did Austin Hedges‘ elbow soreness flare back up, but Luis Perdomo will be going to the Minor League disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Perdomo was a candidate to start on Sunday against the Dodgers, so now it seems like the Padres will make Sunday a bullpen day. Perdomo’s injury hurts as the 25-year old…

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Down on the Farm: Margevicius & Paddack Both Pitch Well

May 25, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-1 on Thursday. Without further ado, here is a summary on how the teams did. El Paso Chihuahas (24-24) won 3-2 El Paso showed some true grit today, breaking a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning with an RBI double by Luis Urias, who was manning the hot corner instead of his normal second base. Dillon Overton had a quality start today and, in…

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Is Christian Villanueva the Present & Future at Third Base for Padres?

May 22, 2018

AJ Preller is very good at finding diamonds in the rough. Some names that cross the mind are Kirby Yates, Jose Pirela, and of course, Brad Hand. One name, however, has became a fixture in the Padres’ lineup, and his name is Christian Villanueva. Thanks to the Chicago Cubs drafting Kris Bryant, Villanueva was released from the team and signed with the Padres as a minor league free agent. Now, he…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Stage Comeback in 9th to Take Series From Pirates

May 20, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The San Diego Padres showed off some fundamentally sound baseball against the Pittsburgh Pirates in their series finale, coming back from a one-run deficit in the ninth inning to beat the home team 8-5. They would score four runs in the final inning to win for the sixth time in the last eight games. Let’s look at some takeaways from the game: Lyles effective, but not perfect It…

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Will We See Chris Paddack by the End of Season?

May 20, 2018

To say that Chris Paddack has been having a good season so far is to vastly underestimate what he has actually been doing. The 6-foot-4 right-hander has been on fire ever since he arrived in Lake Elsinore after completing his rehab for Tommy John surgery, as in only 21 2/3 innings, he has punched out 36 batters while walking a measly two, while carrying a pristine 0.00 ERA and a 0.38 WHIP….

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Sockers finish roster construction, resign Cesar Cerda, and sign Christian Segura

May 18, 2018

As the free agency period ended on Wednesday, the San Diego Sockers added one more offensive weapon to their squad as they picked up Christian Segura, a forward formerly of the Soles de Sonora. They also made a move to resign stalwart defender Cesar Cerda to a multi-year deal. Segura is a four-year veteran of the MASL and has spent three of those years with Sonora and one with the…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Gut Out Victory in Low-Scoring Affair

May 18, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Despite a low-scoring affair by both teams, the San Diego Padres were able to claw a victory from the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2. Thanks to a quality, if wild, effort by Tyson Ross and timely hitting by Eric Hosmer and Franchy Cordero, the Padres were able to put a notch in the win column. Let’s take a look at some takeaways from the game: Wild but effective start for…

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Storm Drop Series Finale to Inland Empire 7-4 Despite Big Day for Luis Torrens

May 18, 2018

The Diamond- Lake Elsinore, California The Lake Elsinore Storm were unable to take the series from the Inland Empire 66ers, as the visitors bagged the win 7-4. A short outing from Michel Baez and some sloppy defensive play dug the Storm a hole that their offense was unable to get out of. The Storm will look to right the ship in their next series against Rancho Cucamonga. Baez, much like…

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Storm Fall to 66ers 6-3, Buddy Reed With Another Solid Game

May 16, 2018

The Diamond- Lake Elsinore, California The Lake Elsinore Storm saw a four-game winning streak snapped Wednesday night against the Inland Empire 66ers, as the bats couldn’t wake up in time to support Ronald Bolanos, who threw five innings of one-run ball. Despite another solid performance from Buddy Reed, Lake Elsinore would fall by a score of 6-3 in front of a home crowd at The Diamond. Bolanos was wild, but…

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Sockers Continue to Bolster Roster, Re-sign Luis Ortega & Add High-Scoring Taylor Bond from Tacoma

May 15, 2018

The San Diego Sockers continue to add to their lineup while keeping pieces from their previous team, as they have added high-scoring free agent Taylor Bond from Tacoma and re-signed free agent Luis “Pee Wee” Ortega, but at the same time, lost Luan Oliviera to the Milwaukee Wave. Ortega was injured for much of the season as he was hampered by a knee injury that kept him in a brace,…

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