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Padres walk off on Villanueva's pinch-hit heroics

The D-backs had the matchup they wanted, and Yoshihisa Hirano made the pitch he wanted. Christian Villanueva walked off anyway. Pinch-hitting in the ninth inning, Villanueva fought off a Hirano splitter, sending a broken-bat blooper into left field. Travis Jankowski, who had opened the frame with a walk, scampered home with the winning run in the Padres' come-from-behind 7-6 victory on Saturday night.

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Padres 7, Diamondbacks 6: WALK. OFF.

The Padres capped a weekend of Trevor Hoffman celebrations by revealing a brand new statue before the game, but he was the only closer the Padres used tonight. Instead, Christian Villanueva capped off a high-scoring game with a walkoff single. He topped off a night where the Friar offense went 9-for-34 overall and 5-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Clayton Richard didn’t have as good a night as the offense. He became the third straight San Diego starter to give up five runs, and two...

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Padres unveil Hoffman statue at Petco Park

Petco Park's famed Tony Gwynn statue has some company -- courtesy of Gwynn's former teammate with the Padres, and now in Cooperstown, too.

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Game Thread Padres vs. Diamondbacks 8/18/2018

Game time: 5:40pm PT

TV: FSSD, Fox Deportes San Diego (Sp.), MLB.TV

Radio: XEMO 860 (Sp.), MLB At-Bat

Today's Lineups Jon Jay - LF Travis Jankowski - RF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Wil Myers - 3B A.J. Pollock - CF Eric Hosmer - 1B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Hunter Renfroe - LF Steven Souza - RF Cory Spangenberg - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Austin Hedges - C Ketel Marte - 2B Freddy Galvis - SS John Ryan Murphy - C Manuel Margot - CF Zack Godley - RHP Clayton Richard - LHP

GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE...

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The Padres' latest experiment involves playing Wil Myers at third base

Myers has started four of five games at the hot corner

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Fan sacrifices beer to steal a home run for Padres' Eric Hosmer

A dedicated Padres lost his beer but helped steal a home run for Eric Hosmer in the process.

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The Christian Villanueva Experiment Is Ok, For Now

The San Diego Padres are experimenting with a few different positional changes as the 2018 season comes to an end. San Diego Padres third baseman, soon to be utility man, Christian Villanueva has had a solid 2018 rookie campaign. If it weren’t for the unbelievable play of Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr and Washington […] San Diego Padres: The Christian Villanueva Experiment Is Ok, For Now - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Diamondbacks 9, Padres 4: Another starter gives up 5

There’s bad news and good news. The bad news is that for the second night in a row, a Padres starter gave up five runs to the Diamondbacks. The good news is that Joey Lucchesi lasted six times as long as Jacob Nix, working a whole four innings. There’s more bad news, in that tonight’s bullpen crew was much worse, giving up an additional four runs over five innings. There is a little more good news, as the Friars managed to plate four of their own even though they went an appalling...

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Lucchesi tagged early; Padres can't recover

Joey Lucchesi's chance to further distance himself from San Diego's starting rotation pack slipped away, much like his control in the Padres' 9-4 loss to the D-backs on Friday.

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Hosmer homers off fan's beer; call stands

In the fifth inning of the Padres' game against the D-backs on Friday night, Eric Hosmer hit his 12th home run. It was an opposite-field blast, perhaps aided by a fan in his Padres jersey -- and his beer.

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Joey Lucchesi looks for a win against the Diamondbacks

Joey Lucchesi is on the mound for the Friars tonight, who are in need of a win to snap their four-game losing streak. These last few games haven’t been pretty. Between extra inning collapses, and a first-inning collapse for their young starter Jacob Nix, they Padres could definitely use a little good fortune on their […] San Diego Padres: Joey Lucchesi looks for a win against the Diamondbacks - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Lauer's pending return could complicate rotation

Eric Lauer will begin his rehab assignment in Lake Elsinore on Saturday, where he'll throw at least one start. He's expected to join the team before September, but because of the many off-days the team has that month, space in the crowded rotation is limited.

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Game Thread: Padres vs. Diamondbacks 8/17/2018

Game time: 7:10pm PT

TV: FSSD, Fox Deportes San Diego (Sp.), MLB.TV

Radio: XEMO 860 (Sp.), MLB At-Bat

Today's Lineups Jon Jay - LF Jose Pirela - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Wil Myers - 3B A.J. Pollock - CF Eric Hosmer - 1B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Hunter Renfroe - RF Steven Souza - RF Christian Villanueva - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Austin Hedges - C Ketel Marte - 2B Freddy Galvis - SS Jeff Mathis - C Manuel Margot - CF Robbie Ray - LHP Joey Lucchesi - LHP

GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE FAITH!!

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Watch: Padres fan trucked by security after very short-lived field invasion

A San Diego Padres fan became the latest miscreant whose ill-advised decision to storm the field of play resulted in getting absolutely laid out by ballpark security. But what makes this most recent instance even more stupefying is just how short-lived his regrettable act of trespass lasted. The Padres fan, apparently named Kevin given the chants of his pals pressuring him down the path to an eventual arrest, spends a few minutes girding himself for his brazen dash. It warrants mentioning...

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Diamondbacks 5, Padres 1: So maybe Nix isn’t the Chosen One

Okay, so tonight’s game was pretty bad. Jacob Nix didn’t even finish an inning in his second big league start. Clay Buchholz, who is somehow turning in one of the best seasons of his career, tossed a complete game and nearly shut out the Padres. The Friars only managed to put together five hits while failing to draw a single walk. And speaking of free passes, the hometown pitching staff gave up a whopping eight.

So let’s talk about the Mets. Yes, those Mets. The team that somehow, day...

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Latest hamstring injury has Beltre contemplating plans for next season

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre doesn’t seem to believe his latest hamstring injury is a particularly significant one, but nevertheless says it is impacting his thinking as he weighs whether to play another season. As Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes, Beltre emphasized that the hammy troubles have been with him for his entire career. But, he said, the latest tweak “brings the question of, ’Is this going to keep happening more often? Is it worth it to fight it...

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Nix can't escape 1st inning of 2nd MLB start

Jacob Nix didn't make it out of the first inning of his second Major League game, in the Padres' 5-1 series-opening loss to the D-backs. He allowed five runs and exited with the bases loaded.

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Game Thread: Padres vs. Diamondbacks 8/16/2018

Game time: 7:10pm PT

TV: FSSD, Fox Deportes San Diego (Sp.), MLB.TV

Radio: XEMO 860 (Sp.), MLB At-Bat

Today's Lineups Jon Jay - RF Travis Jankowski - LF A.J. Pollock - CF Cory Spangenberg - 2B David Peralta - LF Eric Hosmer - 1B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Franmil Reyes - RF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Austin Hedges - C Ketel Marte - 2B Freddy Galvis - SS Nick Ahmed - SS Christian Villanueva - 3B Alex Avila - C Manuel Margot - CF Clay Buchholz - RHP Jacob Nix - RHP

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Padres host PLAY Campaign event at Petco

The energy was up early at Petco Park on Thursday morning as members of the Padres' training staff teamed up with the PLAY Campaign and multiple other organizations to host a youth event promoting activeness and involvement.

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Padres release Phil Hughes

The Padres have released right-hander Phil Hughes following his recent DFA, tweets A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com. He’s now a free agent and can sign with any club for the pro-rated league minimum.Hughes, who recently turned 32, was traded from the Twins to the Padres alongside a competitive balance draft pick in exchange for minor league catcher Janigson Villalobos earlier this season. As part of the trade, San Diego agreed to take on $7.25M of Hughes’ $13.2M salary for the 2019 season. In...

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