Tatis Jr. Among Three Padres to Take Part in Futures Game

July 6, 2018

Rosters have been revealed for the 2018 Futures Game and the San Diego Padres will be well-represented. On July 15th, the top prospects in all of Major League Baseball will be split into two teams. Those who are from the U.S. and those from around the world, with the teams facing off during the MLB All-Star Weekend in an exhibition game. The Padres will be represented on both teams, sending…

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Five Things We Have Learned About the Padres This Season

June 29, 2018

We are just over halfway through the 2018 season, as the Padres finished up their 83rd game on Wednesday and now sit at 36-47. They just finished up a tough stretch of 17 road games out of 19 and have lost 9 of 11. There are some positives to take out of this progressing, young team. We have learned a lot about this team so far and there is still…

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Padres Need to Make Plans at Shortstop Beyond 2018

May 25, 2018

With Freddy Galvis headed for free agency at the end of the year, the San Diego Padres need to make plans for the shortstop position beyond the 2018 season. The shortstop position has been a dead-end for the San Diego Padres for a long time. The arrival of Freddy Galvis seemed to stabilize the position early in the 2018 season, but his numbers have fallen back to earth. The backlash…

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Urias Wears One, Then Hurts Rainiers as El Paso Wins Game & Series

May 24, 2018

Tacoma, Washington It was a crisp late spring evening at Cheney Stadium, in Tacoma, with a good crowd on hand. Dillon Overton took the hill for the Chihuahuas (24-24) and was opposed by Rob Whalen for the Tacoma Rainiers (24-24). The lineup started out with Austin Hedges batting sixth and catching in what would have been his fourth game of this rehab stint. Instead he was scratched. There is no…

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Nicholas, Hedges Lead Attack in El Paso’s Bizarre Win vs Tacoma

May 22, 2018

Tacoma, Washington  The El Paso Chihuahuas (23-23) took on the Tacoma Rainiers (23-23) in Game 2 of this four-game series on Tuesday night. The weather was absolutely perfect, in the high 70s without a cloud in the sky, Mount Rainier was in plain view. The game got off to a fast start as neither Chris Huffman nor Roenis Elias were sharp early. After the Rainiers took a 1-0 lead in…

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Perdomo’s Strong Start and Urias’ Clutch HR Seal Win for El Paso

May 21, 2018

Tacoma, Washington The El Paso Chihuahuas (22-23) opened up their road trip by heading to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Tacoma Rainiers (23-22) of the PCL Pacific Northern division. It was a beautiful, clear evening in Tacoma and the stadium was half-full for a Monday game. Of course, Cheney Stadium had to play the “Chihuahua Song” from the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua as El Paso’s lineup was read. Luis Perdomo…

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Cinco de Mayo Special: A Look at Mexican-Born Players in Padres’ Organization

May 5, 2018

The San Diego Padres are spending Cinco De Mayo in Monterrey, Mexico, as they play a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The series runs May 4-6. The Padres will have a Mexican native on display in Monterrey, with whom baseball fans in the United States are becoming familiar. His name is Christian Villanueva. Villanueva is the NL Rookie of the Month for the month of April. He currently…

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The Padres Should Call Up Luis Urías Now

May 4, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ second base job is currently a revolving door of fill-ins. Carlos Asuaje currently has the job, but has done little to inspire confidence with a .196/.271/.299 slash line. Though he is coming off a year in which he went .270/.334/.362, those numbers don’t exactly jump off the page as elite. Though Jose Pirela, .254/.314/.341, has spent time at the position, he is not the long-term answer…

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Down on the Farm: May 1 – Fernando Tatis Jr!

May 1, 2018

Prospects of Note Luis Urias – 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 1-2, 1 BB, 1 SB, 2 R At this point in time, it seems clear that Luis Urias will be the next Padres’ prospect to make an impact at the big league level. Well, that is among hitting prospects. Either way, Urias has turned it up as of late after going through a bit of a slump in mid-April….

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5 Things We Learned About the Padres in April

May 1, 2018

April has come to a close with the Padres finishing the opening month 10-20 and in last place in the NL West. None of this comes as a shock. We have learned a few things along the way, some good and some bad. 1. The offense has not improved at all The Padres were hoping, with the hiring of hitting coach Matt Stairs, the team would have a different attitude…

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Down on the Farm: April 25 – Injury Scare and Prospect Struggles

April 25, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas (14-5) Won 6-4 Chris Huffman ran into trouble from the get-go for the El Paso Chihuahuas, as the right-hander hit the first batter of the game, followed by a ground rule double and a two-run single. An error and a double steal brought home a third run before Huffman worked himself out of trouble. After a single and a walk began the second inning, Huffman retired 15…

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Down on the Farm: April 11 – Day Baseball!

April 11, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas (5-2) Won 4-3 The El Paso Chihuahuas got some day baseball in on Wednesday, beating the Salt Lake Bees by a score of 4-3. Salt Lake kicked off the scoring in the top of the second with two RBI singles against right-hander Walker Lockett. Although the Chihuahuas were able to collect five hits in the first four innings, they were held scoreless until the bottom of the…

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