Taijuan Walker matched his career high with 11 strikeouts, as the right-hander led the D-backs to a 5-2 win over the Padres on Thursday night at Chase Field.
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It's the job of the manager to pump up the player, even when that player is in the waning days of a great career. It's the job of the player to tell it like it is. And on Thursday night, veteran Padres right-hander Jered Weaver told it like it is.
The injury to Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski's right foot that put him on the 10-day disabled list Monday may be more serious than a deep bone bruise.
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Pitcher/catcher Christian Bethancourt has told the Padres he's willing to go to the Minor Leagues and continue his development as a pitcher. He reported to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday, as the Padres concluded a four-game series against the D-backs at Chase Field.
The Giants have San Diego to thank for their bullpen's statistical disparity in home-road performance. It's a pattern that San Francisco hopes it can break when the club entertains the Padres in a three-game series starting Friday night at AT&T Park.
When Ryan Schimpf came up to bat in the ninth inning on .Wednesday night against old friend Fernando Rodney, he knew he was in an horrendous slump. But he wasn't aware of the depth of it: 6-for-60. That mattered little, as he slugged a three-run home run as the Padres rallied for a 8-5 victory
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Ryan Schimpf's three-run home run highlighted a five-run ninth inning as the Padres rallied to top the D-backs. Paul Goldschmidt had three hits and knocked in three runs, but Fernando Rodney blew the save opportunity. Erick Aybar and Hunter Renfroe also hit home runs for the Padres.
In their third move in as many days, the Padres picked up right-handed reliever Kirby Yates off waivers from the Angels on Wednesday and added him to the big-league roster. He'll work of the bullpen in the middle innings.
There were many standout performances by pitchers across the Minor Leagues on Wednesday, but none of them impressed quite like Class A hurlers Merandy Gonzalez and Cody Reed did.
Shortly after Cory Spangenberg arrived in the Padres' clubhouse Tuesday, manager Andy Green mentioned that Padres fans might be seeing Spangenberg -- or Ryan Schimpf -- in left field as well as third base in the coming weeks. Both positions are trouble spots for the Padres these days.
It was one of those superlative five-star catches on Tuesday night and Statcast™ noted that Padres center fielder Manuel Margot had only an 18 percent chance of making it. But make it he did. Yasmany Tomas torched a liner toward left-center in the third inning, but Margot left his feet and laid flat out as he snared it.
Paul Goldschmidt had four hits, including his fourth home run, and Chris Owings knocked in three runs to lead the D-backs over the Padres. Patrick Corbin struck out nine in seven innings for Arizona. Yangervis Solarte had three hits for the Padres and Jabari Blash hit his first home run of the season.
Padres right-hander Jhoulys Chacin said he awoke on Tuesday morning with his left foot sore and swollen. But an X-ray later in the day came back negative and he's expected to make his next start.
Ronald Acuna, Austin Riley and Alex Jackson combined to go 8-for-17 with four extra-base hits, eight runs scored and nine RBIs in Florida's win over Palm Beach.
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The Padres recalled infielder Cory Spangenberg from Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday before their game against the D-backs at Chase Field. In a corresponding move, San Diego outrighted catcher/pitcher Christian Bethancourt to El Paso.
It was a building block game for the young Padres, but at this point almost every game is. The final score says the Padres lost, 7-6, to the D-backs at Chase Field on Monday night, but that's not the whole of it.
Chris Owings first career grand slam helped give Zack Greinke a win and propelled the D-backs past the Padres, 7-6, on Monday night in the first of a four-game set at Chase Field.
Now that Austin Hedges is hitting, it's good to check back on what Padres manager Andy Green was saying about the catcher when he was off to that 0-for-24 start.
Opposing pitchers better get used to seeing Manuel Margot's name atop the Padres' lineup card. If the first three weeks of the season are any indication, it could be there for a long time.
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Through Padres catcher Austin Hedges' early struggles -- and now his recent hot streak -- he hasn't wavered behind the plate. In the long term, there are still plenty of questions about Hedges' impact at the dish. There are significantly fewer questions about his impact behind it.
Stifled through five innings, the Marlins offense came alive quickly during a six-run sixth inning that sent Miami to a 7-3 series-clinching victory over the Padres on Sunday.
The Padres spent $8.25 million on four-fifths of their starting rotation during the offseason. So far, it's been money well spent. Their four free-agent signings have turned in four very impressive starts in the past four nights. Jered Weaver's quality outing during Saturday's 6-3 loss to Miami in 11 innings was merely the latest.
Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, including a two-run shot in the 11th inning, as the Marlins topped the Padres. Austin Hedges hit his fifth home run in his last seven games and Jered Weaver allowed two runs in six innings for San Diego. Dan Straily had a career-best 14 strikeouts in seven innings.
When the Padres made the surprise decision to leave Cory Spangenberg off the Opening Day roster, they did so with the caveat that he needed to receive everyday at-bats and perform consistently when he got them. Spangenberg has done just that at Triple-A El Paso. He's hitting .382/.433/.491/. But do the Padres have space for him?
Quick games are not necessarily good in the eyes of Padres manager Andy Green, who thinks his club's pace of play has a lot to do with swinging at pitches too early in the count.
Wil Myers was honored before Saturday's game against the Marlins for becoming the second player in club history to hit for the cycle. The team and the Bikes for Kids Foundation also announced they'll donate 50 bikes for children in the area.
A decade and a half before his seven brilliant innings in Friday's 5-3 victory over the Marlins, Trevor Cahill was a student at Vista High School watching Padres games from his home in northwestern San Diego county. On Friday, he allowed one run in seven innings.
To the untrained eye, it's practically indiscernible, but Austin Hedges' current swing is not the same one he used when he started the season 0-for-24. A small fix has the Padres' catcher off and running, as he had four home runs in his last seven games.
Pitcher Trevor Cahill, who grew up outside San Diego, won his first start at Petco Park on Friday, retiring 15 in a row at one point. All told, he allowed one run in seven innings against the Marlins. Austin Hedges hit a three-run home run in the seventh. Marcell Ozuna hit his sixth home run of the season for the Marlins.