Can the 2019 Padres Follow the Examples of 2015 Cubs and Astros?

August 15, 2018

It’s been a tough season for the Padres, as the team is clearly rebuilding and lacking in significant talent at the major league level. The result is a team that will likely lose over ninety games by the time the 2018 regular season comes to a close. The good news is that San Diego’s farm system is looking as fruitful as it maybe has ever been — Giving the team…

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Down on the Farm: August 14 (Gore and Weathers Both Pitch)

August 15, 2018

San Diego Padres Affiliates were 6-2 on Tuesday night. Only the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm and Arizona Rookie League Padres 2 couldn’t pull out victories. Here’s a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (68-52) Won 6-3 Dillon Overton made the start for El Paso, pitching a solid game, throwing six innings while allowing three earned runs and striking out two hitters. Carter Capps made his first appearance since…

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The Padres Look Like a Different Team in August

August 14, 2018

The Padres had a miserable July, going 5-20, the worst month since the team’s inaugural year of 1969. Nobody was hitting. Eric Hosmer hit .186 for the month and Christian Villanueva disappeared with a 48 wRC+. The pitching was not much better as Tyson Ross finished his Padres career with an 8.87 ERA in July and Clayton Richard struggled mightily as well with a 7.50 ERA. None of the other…

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Down on the Farm: August 13 (Mejia Homers, Thompson Returns from D.L.)

August 13, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 1-3. San Antonio, Lake Elsinore, and both of the AZL Padres squads were off today. Here is a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (67-52) Lost 4-3 Despite having a lead going into the bottom of the ninth inning, T.J. Weir couldn’t get the save and allowed the winning run to cross on an RBI single by Alberto…

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Potential Road Blocks to the Padres Rebuild

August 13, 2018

The year is 2021. It is the perennial Game 7 of the World Series. MacKenzie Gore is on the mound, trying to complete a three-inning save in a tight 2-1 ballgame. The energy within the confines of Petco Park is unlike any other it has experienced in its short lifetime. The atmosphere in the surrounding Gaslamp District is similarly intoxicating. With each pitch, the intensity and excitement exponentially increase. As…

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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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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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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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