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Paddack, Kinsler help complete Padres’ 2-game sweep of Mariners

One rookie and one veteran helped secure a 1-0 Padres win over the Mariners on Wednesday afternoon.

Paddack’s “Flu Game”

Chris Paddack was everything today. He was nasty, he was tough, he was consistent, and he was aggressive. In 7 innings pitched, he struck out 9 Seattle Mariners and threw just 83 pitches. Had the San Diego Padres wanted him to throw a complete game shutout, I believe he probably could’ve done it.

However, his health before the game probably led to Andy Green going...

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4/24 Game Thread: Padres (13-11) vs. Mariners (16-10)

It’s Paddack Day!

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners

WHAT: Padres look to take a two-game advantage in 2019’s Vedder Cup

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 12:40 p.m.

WHERE: Petco Park

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.

WHY: Yesterday, the Padres offense looked more like the juggernaut Mariners offense than the Mariners did. They’ll try to keep that going today with Chris...

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Padres call up Ty France, place Jose Pirela on Injured List

The Padres seem to be trying to solve their 2B problem by promoting Ty France from AAA.

After our debate about what the San Diego Padres should do at second base, both short-term and long-term, here comes some news that could help solve the issue:

Ty France is here and active.
Appears Jose Pirela has been sent down.

— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) April 24, 2019

Ty France is a very good hitter that has been on fire lately. In 2018, he posted a .798 OPS in AA and a .914 OPS in AAA while...

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What should the Padres do with 2B?

After the demotion of Luis Urias, the Padres could be at a crossroads for the future of 2B.

For the last couple of years, it has been assumed that Fernando Tatis Jr. would be joined by Luis Urias in the middle of the San Diego Padres infield for the foreseeable future.

When Urias was called up a few weeks ago, it looked like that era was starting sooner rather than later. When Urias was sent back down to the minors this week, after looking completely lost at the plate, some worried that he...

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Padres pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza undergoes second Tommy John surgery

Well, here’s some crappy news...

#Padres pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza underwent a second Tommy John surgery on Monday. He has not pitched since 2016 and will miss at least another year. https://t.co/sZY8pSIyde pic.twitter.com/9iB9aEv9m2

— Jeff Sanders (@sdutSanders) April 23, 2019

Anderson Espinoza was the Boston Red Sox’s highest rated pitching prospect when he was traded to the San Diego Padres, in July 2016, in exchange for SP Drew Pomeranz. He pitched in 8 games for the...

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Franmil Reyes, Austin Hedges lead Padres to 6-3 win over Mariners

The Padres start a winning streak (2 in a row!) and take the first game of a two-game series against the Mariners.

Franimal!

Franmil Reyes is locked in lately, and is a threat to knock a baseball over the outfield wall every time he steps up to the plate these days. Case in point, when he came up in the 2nd inning after a run-scoring double by Eric Hosmer...

Beastin' out @La_Mole_13#FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/DZXluY0ONe

— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 24, 2019

Later, Franmil...

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Too soon? The Padres send 2B Luis Urias back to the minors

The career of Luis Urias has not gotten off to the start that anyone expected.

Just before announcing the lineup for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, the San Diego Padres announced the following roster moves:

The #Padres have optioned RHP Phil Maton to Triple-A El Paso and recalled LHP Robbie Erlin from Single-A Lake Elsinore.

— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 21, 2019

Meh. Both of these guys have been pretty bad out of the Padres’ bullpen this year. At least...

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Eric Hosmer requires stitches following sauna accident

San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer suffered a mishap in a sauna over the weekend that required nine stitches above his right eye, reports MLB.com . Hosmer became lightheaded while exiting the Padres’ sauna on Saturday night, presumably from the heat and possible dehydration, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported . The lightheadedness led to Hosmer fainting and hitting his forehead. “I just fell,” Hosmer said of the scary incident. “It wasn’t fun, that’s for sure. But I’m...

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Watch: SD 4, CIN 3 - Hedges' HR, Lucchesi lead Padres to win

4/21/19: Hedges' HR, Lucchesi lead Padres to win

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The Padres end their losing streak with 4-3 win over the Reds

The San Diego Padres six-game losing streak has come to an end with a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Lucchesi with a big start

In his last two starts, Joey Lucchesi had given up 7 ERs and 5 ERs. He was in need of a good start to get back on track, and he got one today against the Cincinnati Reds.



Season-high 8 strikeouts for @JoeyFuego44! #FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/GMZE4AT3ua

— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 21, 2019 Day Man!

Austin Hedges, who had some pretty...

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4/21 Game Thread: Padres (11-11) vs. Reds (8-12)

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds

WHAT: Padres try to snap a six-game losing streak

WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 2019, at 1:10 p.m.

WHERE: Petco Park

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.

WHY: After getting off to an improbably hot start, the Padres have fallen back to earth with their ongoing miserable losing streak. There remain bright spots even during this week of failure (Fernando...

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Padres option Luis Urias to Triple-A

The Padres have sent second baseman Luis Urias to Triple-A, per a team announcement. Manuel Margot will return from the paternity list to take Urias’ spot on San Diego’s 25-man roster. One of many highly touted youngsters in the Padres’ organization, Urias was a consensus top-30 prospect in baseball when he made his big league debut last August. He appeared in just 12 games before a hamstring injury shut him down in September, however, and Urias hit another setback in his major...

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Fire Andy Green

In this writer’s opinion, the Manager of the San Diego Padres is doing more to hurt his team than help them, and that’s been true since his initial hiring.

If you’re wondering why there was no recap posted to this site after last night’s game, the sixth consecutive loss for the San Diego Padres, it was a combination of three things:

After spending the first half of the game at Petco Park with my 13-month old daughter, I was exhausted when I got home and missed parts of the last few...

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Watch: Eric Hosmer's solo smash

CIN@SD: Hosmer crushes a solo homer to right-center

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Padres looking to Luis Urias to step up at second base

Few teams have received worse second base production than the Padres, for whom Ian Kinsler, Luis Urias and Greg Garcia have combined for minus-0.7 fWAR and a dismal .144/.252/.237 line in 111 plate appearances. Now, the Padres find themselves waiting for someone to “take hold of” the job there, manager Andy Green said Saturday (via Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune). Kinsler has had the most opportunities (66 PA), but while he’s a longtime quality starter at the keystone,...

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Richard Wade

4/20 Game Thread: Padres (11-10) vs. Reds (7-12)

Is this the day the Padres finally win another game?

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds

WHAT: Padres try to snap a five-game losing streak

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 5:40 p.m.

WHERE: Petco Park

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.

WHY: Yesterday, one-time relief pitcher Matt Strahm had his best start of the season going 8 inning while allowing only one run. Unfortunately,...

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It’s a great time to be a Padres fan

Don't let the losing streak get you down. The Padres’ rebuilding plan is right on schedule.

Yes, the San Diego Padres have lost five games in a row.

Yes, they rank 23rd in runs scored, 23rd in OBP, and 23rd in batting average.

Yes, the starting rotation (and the roster in general) is very young and very unproven.

Yes, there’s a good chance the Padres don’t make the playoffs this year.

No, this does not mean the franchise has taken a step back. As a matter of fact, it’s a really great...

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The Padres lose to the Reds 3-2 in extra innings despite Strahm’s strong start

The Padres lose their 5th consecutive game and look a lot like one of the worst teams in baseball over the last week.

Wil the Thrill

Wil Myers was forced into the role of the San Diego Padres’ starting CF after this news earlier today:

The #Padres have placed OF Manuel Margot on the paternity leave list and recalled INF/OF Jose Pirela from Triple-A El Paso.

— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 19, 2019

But, there’s no need to panic! Wil pulled off a couple of big catches in CF in this...

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Fernando Tatis Jr. in excellent company after latest home run

Fernando Tatis Jr. has joined some excellent company following his latest home run. Tatis homered in the bottom of the third inning of Friday’s San Diego Padres-Cincinnati Reds game to tie things at one. The home run was the sixth of the season for Tatis, who is a rookie. The 20-year-old shortstop now has six home runs in his first 20 career games. That puts him toward the top of a list for most home runs in the first 20 career games by a player under age 21. Devers is in his third MLB...

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4/19 Game Thread: Padres (11-9) vs. Reds (6-12)

Can the Padres break their current slump?

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds

WHAT: Padres try to snap a four-game losing streak

WHEN: Friday, April 19th, at 7:10 p.m. PT

WHERE: Petco Park

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.

WHY: With one-time relief pitcher Matt Strahm set to take the mound, the Friars have not won since his last start which was his best of the season. Strahm...

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