7/28/2015 | Pitching behind Padres' 8-3 surge
In case you haven't noticed, the Padres have been getting some solid pitching recently. Ditto, for the most part, for the defense behind that pitching.
7/28/2015 | Padres avoid perfect game; win streak snapped
At no point during Tuesday's eventual 4-0 loss to the Mets at Citi Field did this particular Padres team feel destined for dubious history. No team in San Diego's history has even fallen victim to a perfect game, and that's still the case after Will Venable foiled Noah Syndergaard's attempt at perfection with a seventh-inning single.
7/28/2015 | J. Upton ignores speculation, focuses on Padres
Justin Upton hit his 16th home run on Sunday in front of a slew of scouts employed by teams that are actively seeking his services. With the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching, Upton's name once again tops many lists counting down those next to be dealt.
7/28/2015 | Myers to avoid swinging due to soreness
Shut down from a rehab program that saw him hitting off the tee as recently as Friday, outfielder Wil Myers won't swing for five or six days after an examination of his injured left wrist revealed little more than "general soreness," assistant general manager Fred Uhlman Jr. said Tuesday.
7/28/2015 | Poway High grad Dickerson paces streaking Triple-A El Paso
Poway High grad Alex Dickerson was 4-for-5 with two doubles and his eighth homer Monday night to lead Triple-A El Paso to a 4-3 win at Salt Lake.
7/28/2015 | Bob Feller Act of Valor Award nominees announced
The active Major League players and Hall of Famers nominated for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award were revealed Tuesday.
7/28/2015 | Colon, Ross face off in middle matchup at Citi Field
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said the team is still exploring its options before Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. The Padres are doing the same, but are likely sellers. Each club is at a tipping point that will affect its future both this season and beyond. But first, they'll have to decide this series in Queens.
7/28/2015 | Nearly perfect, Syndergaard dominates Padres
Noah Syndergaard took a perfect game into the seventh inning Tuesday at Citi Field, continuing his emergence as one of the game's brightest young pitchers in a 4-0 win over the Padres.
7/27/2015 | Jankowski stays hot, gives prospect followers a scare
When one of your top prospects and lead-off candidates comes out of a tie game for a pinch-runner, alarms go off.
7/27/2015 | Padres try to stop revolving door at shortstop
When the Padres parted ways with Khalil Greene after the 2008 season, sending him to the Cardinals, they probably didn't think they'd spend the next seven seasons trying player after player at one of the most critical positions on the field.
7/27/2015 | ICYMI: Padres close homestand with series victory
Things seem to be going well for San Diego lately as the Swinging Friars won their third straight game in a row on Sunday and have gone 8-3 (.727) in their last 11 games.
7/26/2015 | Despaigne bounces back to earn win
After coming off a disappointing performance in his last start, allowing seven hits and six runs against the Giants on July 21, Odrisamer Despaigne earned his first win since May 31 as the Padres defeated the Marlins, 3-2, on Sunday.
7/26/2015 | Upton, Padres bracing for roster changes
As the longest-tenured Padres player, Will Venable has been around for more than a few Trade Deadlines and is used to seeing teammates come and go this time of year. Venable, who broke into the big leagues with the Padres in 2008, understands this is simply a matter of doing business.
7/26/2015 | J. Upton homers as Padres down Marlins
The Padres took the series after beating the Marlins, 3-2, on Sunday in San Diego. Craig Kimbrel came in for the ninth inning and earned save No. 29 of the season.
7/26/2015 | ICYMI: Friars fry Fish with second straight win
Sometimes history repeats itself -- in a good way, of course -- as the Padres took another 3-1 victory over the Marlins for the second night in a row down at Petco Park. While both games ended in the same exact score, there were some notable differences in the second and third meetings between San Diego and Miami during their four-game set.
7/26/2015 | Jankowski, Middlebrooks keep El Paso hot
Center fielder Travis Jankowski continued his torrid start with Triple-A El Paso Saturday night, going 3-for-6 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored as the Chihuahuas scored a 10-8 win at Salt Lake to extend their winning streak to five straight games (52-48).
7/26/2015 | Will Padres look the same upon return to Petco?
Sunday could be a watershed day in the Padres season. The Padres will be closing a 10-game homestand Sunday before hitting the road for a 10-game trip to the New York Mets, Miami and Milwaukee.
7/26/2015 | Myers to have wrist examined as precaution
Wil Myers will not travel with the Padres on their upcoming road trip, assistant general manager Fred Uhlman Jr. announced before Sunday's game against the Marlins.
7/26/2015 | Shields, Syndergaard to square off in New York
James Shields will start for the Padres when they face the Mets on Tuesday in New York in the first game of their 10-game road trip. Noah Syndergaard (4-5, 2.97 ERA) will get the start for the Mets in the three-game series.
7/26/2015 | Maurer comes through big in crucial situation
After starting pitcher Ian Kennedy gave up a home run and a triple, relief pitcher Brandon Maurer was called to the mound in the seventh with the tying run on third with no outs in Saturday's game against the Marlins.
7/25/2015 | Exacting Enberg accepts Frick honor at Hall
Dick Enberg always has been precise. He is exacting. His elocution, his eloquence, his choice of adverbs and adjectives. His timing. So there was Enberg on Saturday afternoon in, appropriately, the perfect setting -- Cooperstown, to be exact; at Doubleday Field, to be precise. Enberg was there to receive the 2015 Ford C. Frick Award for outstanding work as a baseball announcer and deliver salutes and words of appreciation for those had ushered him to this point in his life.
7/25/2015 | Hedges gaining confidence at big league level
Like many rookies, catcher Austin Hedges is taking every opportunity he can to learn, whether it's chatting with pitching coach Darren Balsley or picking the brain of starter James Shields, who he refers to as "a mastermind of pitch calling."
7/25/2015 | Righties Latos, Despaigne square off in finale
It's a bit of a homecoming for Marlins right-hander Mat Latos, an 11th-round Draft pick of the Padres in 2006. The 27-year-old spent three seasons in San Diego, but Sunday he will be throwing for Miami in the series finale at Petco Park.
7/25/2015 | Renfroe, Jankowski, Rea have big nights on the farm
Top Padres prospects Hunter Renfroe, Travis Jankowski and Colin Rea had big games Friday night, and rehabbing catcher Tim Federowicz hit his first homer for Triple-A El Paso.
7/25/2015 | Kemp has 11 extra-base hits in last 12 games
The Padres acquired Matt Kemp and Craig Kimbrel with the idea that the two would team up in a number of victories this season. During the team's recent five-game winning streak, it finally came to pass, as Kemp and Kimbrel played major roles.
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