Padres in Bay Area to Battle Giants in Four-Game Series

June 21, 2018

The Padres get right back on the road after a brief two-game stint at home. They are in the middle of a brutal stretch of 15 of 17 games on the road. This time, they head north to the Bay Area to play the other team from the Bay, the San Francisco Giants. The Giants have been treading water and are 36-38, 2 1/2 games ahead of the Padres in…

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Franmil Reyes Optioned to El Paso, But Made Lasting Impression on Padres

June 20, 2018

The Franmil Reyes era is over at Petco Park for now, but the slugging outfielder surely left a lasting impression. Standing 6-foot-5, Reyes is an imposing presence in the batters box. Congregating next to him you get a sense of his size and strength, but in speaking to him directly you immediately feel the overall joy he possesses about the game of baseball and life itself. The father of three…

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Down on the Farm: June 18 (Myers Appears Close To Being Ready)

June 18, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 1-3 on Monday. Both the TinCaps and Storm were off on the day. Here is your recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (34-37) Lost 5-2 Five unearned runs after a Luis Urias fielding error in the first inning was huge for El Paso on Monday. Walker Lockett pitched well, but the error was costly. The team failed to recover in a 5-2…

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Padres Come Home (But Only for Two Games) To Battle Athletics

June 18, 2018

The Padres finally headed home after being on the road for 10 straight games. The jet-lagged players have a day off on Monday, then a two-game series against the Oakland Athletics before packing up again and traveling to San Francisco to play the Giants and Texas to face the Rangers. No other team will face a schedule even remotely resembling the Padres’ in July. You can be sure that MLB…

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Some Padres Have Added “Trade Value” This 2018 Season

June 18, 2018

The 2018 baseball season has been a quiet success for the Padres, as they sit only five games under .500 and 6.5 games from first place. The maturation of young players, as well as the contributions of veterans, have led to the Padres being watchable this year. There have also been four very close attempts at the first no-hitter in Padres’ history. To say that the Padres are closing in…

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Fathers and Sons in MLB

June 17, 2018

I just became a father a few weeks ago and my little son has already “watched” a ton of baseball with me. It’s how a lot of us learned baseball. Whether it was with our dad, grandpa, uncle, or whoever, we learned baseball likely through the father figure in our lives. Baseball has a special place in mine and my dad’s relationship. He coached my little league team for six…

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Current San Diego Padres’ Minor Leaguers Who Had a Padre in MLB

June 17, 2018

Look throughout the history of Major League Baseball and you’ll see that the game is littered with father-son duos in which both played on a big league diamond at some point in their life. The Alomar’s, the Griffey’s, the Gwynn’s, and the Bonds’ are just a few of the duos that have graced multiple generations with their athletic prowess. The Padres’ organization currently has several second generation players in it,…

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Father’s Day Reflections on the San Diego Padres from a Brand New Padre

June 17, 2018

The San Diego Padres will be celebrating their 49th Father’s Day as a Major League Baseball Team on Sunday in their series finale against the Atlanta Braves. This Father’s Day is certainly a special one for me. Just over a week ago, on June 8th, my wife and I welcomed our baby daughter Eleanor into the world. I have always really appreciated Father’s Day. My dad is my personal hero,…

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Down on the Farm: June 16 (Carlos Asuaje Hits For the Cycle)

June 16, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 3-3 on Saturday. Here is a recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas (34-35) Won 13-1 Carlos Asuaje was the star of the night for the Chihuahuas, as the third baseman’s seventh inning triple got him a cycle for the night to go along with five RBI. Every starting position player got a hit in the offensive explosion that…

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Framing the Friars: ‘Five-hit’ Freddy leads Padres over Braves

June 15, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia Freddy Galvis turned in a five-hit performance for the first time in his career, going 5-for-5, in the San Diego Padres’ 9-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on June 15 at SunTrust Park. Galvis was only a triple short of the cycle, hitting a double and a three-run home run. He finished the game with four RBI. Jose Pirela homered for the first time this season, hitting a…

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Does Hunter Renfroe Have a Future With the Padres?

June 15, 2018

At the beginning of the season, Hunter Renfroe found himself on the bubble, partly due to the Padres’ acquisition of first baseman Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers’ subsequent move to the outfield. However, injuries to Myers’ (strained left oblique) and Franchy Cordero (forearm strain) early in April gave Renfroe a chance to reclaim right field. Myers has started swinging a bat, but it’s unlikely he’ll return to the majors before…

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