• The Sad History of the Padres’ International Signings
  • Elliot Ashbeck Interview: Continuing The Journey
  • Hunter Renfroe Interview: Still Hands Will Lead to Big Year?
  • Eric Lauer Interview: New Slider, Same Old Results
  • A Conversation with Andy Green About Baseball

The Following Players Need Playing Time in 2018

In order to determine the value of a major league-caliber prospect, he needs consistent at-bats against top-notch pitching. Some scouts say it takes 400-600 at bats before a proper determination can be made about a player’s abilities at the grandest level. At this point, the Padres are filled with developing, young players. They have secured a decent future for the franchise, but it is at the point where time is…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Bats Awaken in 5-1 Win Over Giants

San Diego, California After getting one hit in last night’s ballgame, the San Diego Padres decided to break out the lumber and get some offense against Ty Blach and the San Francisco Giants. Thanks to an impressive outing from Tyson Ross, the Padres rolled to a 5-1 win. Let’s look at some takeaways from the game. Offense comes back to life The Padres offense was non-existent in the previous game…

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX CL 18 Week 15 Recap: Club Tijuana Inches Closer to Playoffs With Dominant Win vs Chivas

Tijuana, Mexico The Tijuana Xolos hosted Chivas de Guadalajara at the Estadio Caliente for their 15th game in the Liga MX Clausura 2018 on Friday. The atmosphere at the Mictlan was as expected with an abundance of Chivas fans mixed with the local support. The Xoloitzcuintles had not won in four consecutive Liga MX games and Chivas had just eliminated the New York Red Bulls in the Concacaf Champions League….

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Dinelson Lamet to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

After just one season in the Major Leagues, Padres right-handed pitcher Dinelson Lamet will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. Lamet, 25, began the 2018 season on the disabled list after exiting his final spring training start in March with a then-undisclosed elbow injury. The Padres’ original assessment of Lamet’s elbow was that it suffered no structural damage. Eight days later,…

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Tijuana Toros Series Preview: Bulls Host Buccaneers at Estadio Gasmart to End Homestand

Tijuana, Mexico The Tijuana Toros just won two out of three games against Olmecas de Tabasco at the Estadio Gasmart and will host another very beatable opponent this weekend in Piratas de Campeche. The series will run through the weekend at the Estadio Gasmart as it starts this Friday and will end on Sunday. The Border City Bulls’ offense did standout in this previous series against Tabasco as it scored…

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Tijuana Xolos Liga MX CL 18 Week 15 Preview: Chivas Visit Estadio Caliente For Crucial Match

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Chivas de Guadalajara When: Friday, April 13, 2018 Where: Estadio Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico Time: 7:00 P.M. PST TV: Univision Deportes The Tijuana Xolos will play their 15th match in the Liga MX Clausura 2018 this Friday when Club Tijuana hosts Chivas de Guadalajara at the Estadio Caliente. The match should be one of the more exciting encounters in the Liga MX this weekend and the atmosphere…

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Five Stat Friday: Padres Offensive Issues & The Matt Stairs Effect

*All stats used do not include Thursday’s game*  Padres’ Offense Remains Mediocre After limping through the first week of the season, the Padres’ offense made some noticeable improvements in week two. It was a quiet weekend of offense in Houston, but the Padres were able to push their share of runs across against the Rockies in Colorado. However, the Padres still remain pretty mediocre on offense by a variety of…

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SD/TJ March Soccer Review: Sockers, Xolos Knocked Out

March was a tough month for soccer on the border. The San Diego Sockers came up just short in the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) Western Conference Final, and Club Tijuana received a thumping from Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls in the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals. Club Tijuana After a four-game unbeaten run to end the month of February, Club Tijuana picked up right where they left off…

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Reggie Lawson Goes Five Innings, Storm Win Home Opener 6-2

LAKE ELSINORE, CALIFORNIA The festivities were high for the 25th season at the Lake Elsinore Diamond as the Lake Elsinore Storm prepped for their game against the Lancaster Jethawks. Mascots Thunder and old fan-favorite Hamlet appeared in a stretch limousine, and the lineups were announced in earnest. The Storm gave the 6,269 fans in attendance a show, clubbing seven runs on six hits en route to a 6-2 win. The…

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Framing the Friars: Bryan Mitchell’s Wild Streak Leads to Rough Night for Friars

San Diego, California When the San Diego Padres took on the contract of Chase Headley (at $13 million for the 2018 season) in a trade with the Yankees, there was a plan. Losing Jabari Blash was of no issue to the team, as they did not have room for his bat in an already overcrowded outfield. Blash was DFA’d by the Yankees in the spring and claimed by the Angels….

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