Brown Uniforms a Matter of Identity for Padres

August 13, 2018

For the past decade, the Padres have become an afterthought outside of America’s Finest City. The Padres’ last winning season was in 2010, and the team’s last postseason appearance was the 2006 National League Division Series. The Friars’ farm system is arguably the best part of Padres baseball, and beyond the baseball side of the team, the Padres remain generally lackluster. Aside from the Western Metal Supply Co. building in…

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Down on the Farm: August 12 (Myers Plays Third Base, Patino Continues Dominance)

August 12, 2018

San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-3 on August 12. The DSL Padres had the day off, and the San Antonio Missions’ game was postponed. Here is a recap of the day’s events: El Paso (67-51) won 4-1 Cal Quantrill stuck out six hitters over six innings in the Chihuahuas’ 4-1 win over the Sacramento River Cats. He scattered six hits over those six innings and allowed just one run. Forresst…

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Hunter Renfroe Has Certainly Improved After His Adjustments

August 12, 2018

We all know Hunter Renfroe has been on a tear lately, especially after his go-ahead grand slam on Thursday that sunk the Brewers. However, Andy Green has been penciling in Renfroe as his three-hitter in the lineup very often since the start of July. The power-hitting outfielder has been playing well for over a month now, even before his recent four home runs in the last four games. Take a look…

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Down on the Farm: August 11 (Allen with Strong Debut for El Paso, Leasher Impresses in First High-A Start)

August 11, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 3-5. Here is a recap of the day’s games: El Paso Chihuahuas (66-51) Won 2-1 Logan Allen was impressive in his Triple-A debut and the Chihuahuas bullpen held strong to get the win. Allen pitched six shutout innings, striking out six batters and making his case for a September call-up to join Brett Kennedy and Jake Nix in the Majors….

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Jacob Nix Has Stellar Debut for Padres

August 11, 2018

Most fans of the team know what the 2018 season is all about. It is about developing the young pups on the major league roster and getting all those blue chip prospects one or two steps closer to putting on a Padres uniform. 2018 has seen a few of these touted prospects find their way up to the big leagues, mostly pitchers; guys like Joey Lucchesi, Eric Lauer, Walker Lockett, Brett…

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Wil Myers’ Value Could Increase with Move to Third Base

August 11, 2018

Arguably the Padres’ best hitter is eligible to return from the disabled list on August 13th, and when he does, it will be a very interesting time for his team. Will his manager give him a shot at playing the hot corner? He has been taking more grounders at the position since hitting the shelf with a bruised foot, and there has been significant speculation as to how legitimate the…

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Franmil Reyes and Big Guys in the Game of Baseball

August 11, 2018

Last year, the Padres didn’t appear to have high expectations for Franmil Reyes, and left him off the 40-man roster. Obviously, other teams shared the opinion, leaving him unclaimed in the Rule 5 draft. Hamote bone surgery might have scared some teams off as the outfielder underwent surgery in November after appearing in only a few AFL games. Thanks to Wil Myers’ third stint on the disabled list this year and…

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Down on the Farm: August 10 (Baez With First Double-A Start)

August 11, 2018

Credit: EVT News San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-6 on Friday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (65-51) Lost 1-0 Kyle Lloyd threw four shutout innings to start the game for El Paso, and the bullpen only allowed one earned run, but the team still couldn’t pull out the win on Friday night. The offense only managed to get four hits in total, and walked just…

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Introducing the EVT Monday Mailbag

August 10, 2018

Since April of 2015, we here at the East Village Times have made it our mission to provide San Diego sports fans analysis like no other. The content we have created here ranges from daily pieces, like our “Down on the Farm” series, analysis pieces, or our well-known EVT Podcast that focuses mainly on the San Diego Padres.  With that being said, we are always looking to bring fresh, new…

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Talented Outfield Creating a Nice Problem for Padres

August 10, 2018

In the next several weeks, the San Diego Padres baseball operations staff will be in full evaluation mode. The 2018 season was not as productive as most have wished in terms of wins and losses, but there is still hope for this young squad. Plenty of youth on the team are at a point in their careers where a crossroad is coming. The Padres will definitely have a couple of…

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The Padres Five-Win Pass Explained By Wayne Partello

August 10, 2018

It is no secret that the Padres’ Five-Win Pass is a bit strange when it comes to ticket package ideas from a professional sports franchise. Here is an explanation of the pass by the Padres’ Chief Marketing Officer, Wayne Partello, and his staff, for those who are curious.  The San Diego Padres have re-introduced the Five-Win Pass as the 2018 Major League Baseball season moves into the final stretch. The…

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Down on the Farm: August 9 (France Homers in El Paso Debut, Osvaldo Throws Six Shutout Innings)

August 9, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 1-7 on Thursday. Here is a quick recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (65-50) Lost 2-1 A low-scoring affair resulted in the snapping of a seven-game winning streak for the El Paso Chihuahuas. Dillon Overton continued to pitch well and is making his case for a September call-up, pitching six innings of one-run ball while striking out two…

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