The San Diego Padres Need to Improve in a Variety of Areas

April 19, 2018

No one, including the Padres’ front office, expects the team to land a playoff spot this season. However, if San Diego really does intend to compete in the next two to four years, the needle needs to start moving in a positive direction. Just playing .500 baseball this year would help the player (to say nothing of fan) morale. However, the team must improve in a variety of areas to…

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Down on the Farm: 4-18 (Leasher, Huffman and Lawson Pitch Well)

April 18, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 3-0 on Wednesday. With three teams in action, here is a quick rundown on the day for the minor leaguers. Fort Wayne TinCaps (4-9) Won 7-2 The TinCaps have won two in a row as Nick Margevicius and Aaron Leasher have gotten the team back on track in the Mid West League. The team got excellent nights at the plate from Campusano, Lopez and…

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Framing the Friars: Padres Activate Clutch, but Lose to Dodgers

April 18, 2018

San Diego, California The San Diego Padres appeared to be anemic on offense in Game 2 of their three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, played at Petco Park on April 17. That was, until they activated the clutch. The Dodgers won the game 7-3 to take the three-game series. However, that wasn’t before the Padres forced some late inning magic to take the game into extra innings. The score…

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Padres’ Wil Myers Looks for Timing on Rehab Assignment with Storm

April 17, 2018

Lake Elsinore, California Tuesday night at the Diamond in Lake Elsinore was anything but ordinary. The Storm took on the Inland Empire 66ers, but there was a special guest in attendance; San Diego Padres’ outfielder Wil Myers, who was starting a rehab assignment. Wil Myers taking some swings in the cage before the #Storm game tonight. A rehab start for the #Padres @EVT_News pic.twitter.com/QVHHz10n9G — Patrick Cusick (@TheProfessorPQ) April 17,…

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Padres Catcher Austin Hedges’ Bat Has Not Improved Early in 2018

April 17, 2018

Last season, Austin Hedges got off to one of the worst starts in recent memory at the plate, going zero for his first 24. This season, in his first 24 at bats, he had two hits. Progress? After 48 plate appearances in 2018, it may not be fair to ask this question, but let’s do it anyway. Is Austin Hedges any better at the plate this year? Last year, he…

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Down on the Farm 4/16: Missions Bring out the Bats

April 17, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ minor league affiliates were 1-2 today, with the San Antonio Missions being the only team to pull off a win. With plenty of minor league action happening, let’s see how the farmhands did in their games. El Paso Chihuahuas (7-5) LOST 9-6 The Chihuahuas had a modest two-game win streak snapped tonight as they dropped the series finale to the Las Vegas 51’s 9-6. Walker Lockett…

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Padres Honored as Bullpen of the Week by MLB

April 16, 2018

The Padres have been recognized for having an excellent bullpen in the Major League Baseball world. After a week in which the bullpen posted a 1.55 ERA with 35 strikeouts to just nine walks in 29 innings, Major League Baseball declared the Padres as the Bullpen of the Week for their efforts this past week. Might I add that the MLB Twitter account selected two quality pictures with quality uniforms?…

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Series Preview: Padres Look to Stay Hot Against the Dodgers

April 16, 2018

Petco Park, San Diego, CA 4/16-4/18 After losing the first game of their last series to the San Francisco Giants, the San Diego Padres came back strong to take three of the four games at Petco Park. Now, they’ll try to keep their positive momentum going against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team who is currently scuffling and looking up at the Padres in the NL West Standings. Game 1…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review – April 9-15

April 16, 2018

*Stats used are for season to date* El Paso Chihuahuas (4-3 on week) 7-4 on season Javy Guerra – SS, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 12-36, 2 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 29 TB, 13.5% BB rate, 40.5% K rate, .333/.415/.806, 200 wRC+ Luis Urias – 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 10-35, 1 2B, 1 HR, 14 TB, 14.3% BB rate, 19% K rate, .286/.405/.400, 119 wRC+ Eric Lauer – LHP,…

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Where the Padres Top 30 Prospects Are Starting, and Goals For Each

April 15, 2018

The Minor League Baseball season has begun and it is looking like, at least for another year, that is where Padres fans will find the most enjoyment. The Padres have not gotten off to a hot start, but they have an embarrassment of riches sprinkled all over their farm system. The most fun part of this, perhaps, is that no one team is hoarding all of the top prospects. There…

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Military Appreciation Sunday & The Padres Legendary “Camo’s”

April 14, 2018

It is another bright, cloudless, blue-skied, San Diego Sunday afternoon, hopefully with that great, cool ocean breeze. The grass at Petco Park, in its alternating shades of green rows, which sometimes are straight, other times slightly crossing, are crisp and sparkling. The brownish hue from the dirt radiates. The senses, as you walk up to the field from the north side entrance, amidst the Park at the Park in right…

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Padres Claim Tyler Webb from Brewers, Move Dinelson Lamet to 60-Day DL

April 14, 2018

The San Diego Padres made a minor roster move to fill a spot on the 40-man roster after Dinelson Lamet was reported to be undergoing Tommy John surgery by claiming left-handed reliever Tyler Webb from the Milwaukee Brewers, as reported by A.J. Cassavell. The left-handed Webb was designated for assignment by the Brewers last week and will be reporting to Triple-A El Paso. He has only eight Major League innings…

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