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Watch: Padres catcher Austin Hedges talks about his big birthday performance

Padres catcher Austin Hedges talks about his big birthday performance.

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Watch: Padres manager Andy Green recaps series win over Phillies

Padres manager Andy Green recaps series win over Phillies.

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Brady Lim

Padres Mailbag: on Franchy Cordero, the 2020 rotation and favorite Padres memories

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You asked. We answered.

The Padres just took two of three from the playoff-contending Philadelphia Phillies, so this mailbag is being written in good spirits. In case you care about my spirits, which you probably don’t. So let’s just start.

If Tatis has been shut down, should Paddack also be? - @LorenSethC on Twitter

The short answer to this question is yes. Paddack absolutely should, and will, be shut down before the Padres conclude their season in Phoenix...

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Aaron Denick

Lucchesi sharp as Urias and Hedges power Padres to a series win

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Lucchesi goes 6 solid innings in finale

The Padres flew to Philadelphia with devastating news. Rookie of the year candidate and budding superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. would likely be out for the season. A major blow to a team hanging on for dear life in the wild card race. They still showed signs of life.

After splitting the first 2 games, Joey Lucchesi took the bump for the visiting Friars.

A Jean Segura double gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead in the first....

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Richard Wade

08/18 Game Thread: Padres (57-65) vs. Phillies (64-59)

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WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies

WHAT: Padres try to take the series

WHEN: Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia PA

HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San Diego (or FOX Sports Go), listen on 97.3FM The Fan. Spanish broadcasts on FOX Deportes San Diego and XEMO 860AM.

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Watch: Padres manager Andy Green on Naylor, Lamet, & the 5-3 victory

Padres manager Andy Green on Naylor, Lamet, & the 5-3 victory

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Padres have hit parade in 5-3 win over the Phillies

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Kirby Yates collects 34th save

The Padres (57-65) bounced back after a loss last night to capture a 5-3 victory over the Phillies (64-59) in Philly.

Dinelson Lamet threw six innings and surrendered all three runs on six hits, while racking up six strikeouts. The bullpen came in and shut the door for the victory. Matt Strahm pitched the seventh without giving up a hit. Next up was Andres Munuz who struck out a pair. That set things up for Kirby Yates to come...

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Richard Wade

08/17 Game Thread: Padres (56-65) vs. Phillies (64-58)

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WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies

WHAT: Padres try to get back on track after dropping game 1.

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 7, 2019, at 4:05 p.m.

WHERE: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia PA

HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San Diego (or FOX Sports Go), listen on 97.3FM The Fan. Spanish broadcasts on FOX Deportes San Diego and XEMO 860AM.

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Dylan A. Chase

The adjustment behind Cal Quantrill’s success

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Maybe more of a medium dive?

By now, Padres fans are likely pretty comfortable with the idea of Cal Quantrill remaining in our rotation in the immediate future. After being selected 8th overall by San Diego in the 2016 draft, the big Canadian posted uneven results across 3 1?2 minor league seasons—which is a nice way of saying that he never posted an ERA south of 3.80 in a given season.
After finally being promoted this May, Quantrill posted a 5.14 ERA...

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Brady Lim

Paddack struggles in 8-4 loss to Philadelphia

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Life after Tatis, as it turns out, isn’t very fun

The Padres went down without much of a fight Friday night in Philly, losing 8-4 in a game that was never close.

Chris Paddack gave up four earned runs on nine hits in only four-and-two-thirds innings, raising his ERA to a season-high 3.44. He’s sitting at 115 innings now, so it seems reasonable to assume that he could be down to his last few starts of 2019.

Franky Mejía tripled in a run and added a...

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Aaron Denick

08/16 Game Thread: Padres (56-64) vs. Phillies (63-58)

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WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies

WHAT: Padres head to Philadelphia to face the Phillies. The Phillies are just 1 game out of the Wild Card race.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 4:05 p.m.

WHERE: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia PA

HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San Diego (or FOX Sports Go), listen on 97.3FM The Fan. Spanish broadcasts on FOX Deportes San Diego and XEMO 860AM.

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Brady Lim

Weekly Mailbag Questions

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Fire away in the comments below!

Welcome to the first edition of Gaslamp Ball’s weekly mailbag, where y’all can ask us any Padres-related question you might have, and we’ll do our best to answer them!

Here’s how it’s gonna work: every Friday, you’ll see a new article just like this one. You can leave your questions in the comment section below. Then, we’ll go through all of them, pick some of the ones we find to be the most compelling, and...

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Padres star rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. likely out for season with back injury

One of Major League Baseball’s brightest young stars is seeing the end of his season early. According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune and Padres broadcaster Jesse Agler, Tatis is likely done for the season after suffering a stress reaction in his lower back. While the injury isn’t exceptionally serious, the team sees little point in pushing him too hard with the team likely to miss the playoffs. Tatis electrified the sport this season and set some incredible benchmarks. He...

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Padres ROY candidate Fernando Tatis Jr. expected to miss remainder of season

Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is expected to miss the remainder of the season, manager Andy Green told reporters, including Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune (Twitter link). The exceptional rookie is dealing with a back issue that drove him to the injured list earlier today and is evidently more serious than had originally been hoped. It’s exceedingly disappointing news for fans of the San Diego organization, which has long awaited the arrival of a superstar of just this...

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Padres' star SS Fernando Tatis Jr. likely done for season

In a breakout season full of amazing moments for San Diego Padres rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., his season may now be coming to an end due to an unfortunate injury. San Diego’s skipper Andy Green told reporters on Friday that Tatis Jr. suffered a stress reaction in his lower back and he’ll likely miss the remainder of the season. It’s a devastating blow for a team that still wanted to try and compete for a wild-card spot during the remainder of the season. Losing Tatis Jr. is...

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Fernando Tatis Jr. likely done for the season with back injury

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The best shortstop in baseball is going to take the rest of the 2019 season off to rest his young (injured) back.

Here’s some news!

Fernando Tatis Jr. is likely done for the season.

— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) August 16, 2019

You’re probably saying to yourself right now, “Oh, no! Our young prince! What ever will we do without him?”

Enter me, a reasonable fellow, to paint a picture that will allow you to rest easy at night.

Protect the...

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10 most disappointing MLB players in 2019

One of the game’s annual pastimes is fans setting big expectations for their favorite players as each MLB season approaches. While the lofty goals are sometimes met, plenty are left disappointed by underwhelming performances. Some of the more unfortunate instances of disappointing seasons provide examples of talent declining with age. Of course, some big seasons are just followed by down years, and we are left questioning the legitimacy of the prior big year. Whatever the circumstances...

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Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr., Ian Kinsler Placed on IL with Back, Neck Injuries

The San Diego Padres infield has taken two huge hits with rookie phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. and veteran Ian Kinsler landing on the 10-day injured list...

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Padres to place Fernando Tatis Jr., Ian Kinsler on injured list

The Padres will place infielders Fernando Tatis Jr. and Ian Kinsler on the injured list, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. It was already known that a back issue — now reported to be a strain — would likely send Tatis to the IL for the second time this season. A herniated disk in Kinsler’s neck will send him there alongside Tatis. Infielder Ty France and outfielder Travis Jankowski are coming up from Triple-A to fill the two roster spots. Tatis is still undergoing...

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Dylan A. Chase

Andy Green is bad at lineups

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Like, seriously though

This season, I’ve occasionally felt the need to come out in defense of Padres manager Andy Green.

When the whole “Fire Andy Green” movement hit an apex back in April, I penned an article on this blog illustrating why a mid-season firing of the skipper would have been a bad idea.
This puts me in a tough spot. Am I a stan for Andy Green now? To be honest, there are much, much better hills to die on. Green is far from a perfect...

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