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Five Links: July 3, 2015

Here’s some stuff I read this week that you might enjoy: Tyson Ross on His Walk Rate (FanGraphs) – Eno Sarris chatted with Ross, who notes that “hitters are just a little more patient with me. The slider maybe isn’t as enticing for guys to chase, or maybe they’re just more aware of it, and they’re just trying to lay off it.” Sarris also talked to Justin Upton and Will...
Via Padres Public
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 81 (SD at STL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (38-43) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (51-27) yesterday, 5-3 in eleven innings at Busch Stadium. Will Venable hit a two-run home run in the eleventh inning to break a 3-3 tie. Craig Kimbrel pitched...
Via Padres Public
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres' catcher Norris makes big play in rare start at first base

Derek Norris doesn’t usually play first base for the Padres -- he’s their starting catcher. Thursday was only his third time playing first base this season and the fourth time in his career. He made a good play -- a great one considering how much time he’s spent at first -- with the game on the line in the bottom of the ninth inning of the team's game against the Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Solarte ejected for arguing strikeout

ST. LOUIS (AP) Yangervis Solarte of the San Diego Padres was ejected for arguing a strikeout on a checked swing in the sixth inning against the Cardinals on Thursday night. Solarte slammed his helmet to the ground and yelled at plate umpire Bob Davidson before getting tossed. First base umpire David Rackley had confirmed the strikeout on appeal.
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lil Jon throws ugly first pitch at Padres game (Video)

The San Diego Padres had Lil Jon lined up to perform a concert after Wednesday night's game at Petco Park, so they invited him to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the game. How did it go? Well, it wasn't as bad as the pitch thrown by 50 Cent, but Lil Jon's first pitch was a little off. Hopefully the concert was better.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

JABO: The Padres Should Go For It

It’s safe to say that the first half of 2015 hasn’t gone the way the Padres would have hoped. After making a number of surprisingly aggressive moves over the winter, the organization expected to contend for a playoff spot, but after another loss last night, the team now stands at just 37-42. Entering July at […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

June players of the month

Hitter of the month: 1B – Yonder Alonso June totals:  290/371/376 – 1 HR, 5 2B, 10 RBI The offense took a pretty serious hit in the month of June.  Regular contributors cooled considerably, as evidenced by the fact that the hitter of the month posted a sub-400 SLG.  The Padres first baseman continued his penchant for putting the ball in play with 27 hits.  The trouble with...
Via Friarhood
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Return of the Jedd? Aye.

I’ll make this very brief, as there’s a thunderstorm moving in and I want to get my laptop unplugged before the lightning starts blowing s**t up. The Padres made a roster move today, placing Cory Spangenberg on the disabled list with a left knee contusion (bone bruise) and bringing back Opening Day second baseman Jedd Gyorko from AAA El Paso. #Padres roster move; Gyorko...
Via Padres Public
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres recall Jedd Gyorko, place Spangenberg on DL

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres announced Tuesday that they have recalled infielder Jedd Gyorko from Triple-A El Paso and placed infielder Cory Spangenberg on the 15-day DL with a bone contusion. Gyorko, who was demoted on July 10, has hit .279 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 16 games and 61 at-bats at Triple-A El Paso. He was hitting .210 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 46...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 6-29-15

The Chihuahuas and the TinCaps were the only teams to earn victories on the farm tonight. The Chihuahuas won in blowout fashion while the TinCaps won a close won 2-0.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Casey McElroy/Alex Dickerson Pitching Prospect of the Day: Thomas Dorminy   El Paso Chihuahuas 14, Tacoma Rainiers 1 Abraham Almonte – CF: 0-5, RBI, BB, K, 2 Runs scored Casey McElroy...
Via Friarhood
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Kemp producing from the leadoff spot

Since being placed in the leadoff spot on June 24th for the first time since 2010, Padres right fielder Matt Kemp has been at the top of the order for five straight games. Although he went hitless in his first game at the top of the order, he’s had a hit in each of the past four games. That includes three multihit games and two home runs. Five games is a small sample size, but...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks trips over bat in on-deck circle, leaves game with injury (Video)

Will Middlebrooks was injured in a freak accident during the seventh inning of Sunday's San Diego Padres game against Arizona when he tripped over a bat in the on-deck circle while chasing a foul popup.Middlebrooks chased the popup near the Diamondbacks dugout and stepped right on top of a weighted bat in the on-deck circle, rolling his right ankle. Middlebrooks has had a tough...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel returning to form in San Diego

After pitching a scoreless ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night, San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel earned his 19th save on the season and has now converted on 10 consecutive save opportunities. After enduring a rough patch earlier in the season in which Kimbrel allowed 10 earned runs through 11 appearances, he seems to have finally settled in and is pitching...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Ross on His Walk Rate

Tyson Ross was always supposed to have bad command. Just look at his mechanics! He’s huge! Look at his minor-league walk rates! Then, Ross came up and — for his first 300+ innings in the big leagues at least — proved the doubters wrong. An better-than-average walk rate happened, at least. Now, though, Ross has […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks blinded by sun on foul popup (Video)

Will Middlebrooks lost his battle with the sun when he failed to come up with a catch on a foul popup during the seventh inning of Thursday's San Diego Padres game in San Francisco. Middlebrooks was not wearing sunglasses, but did have the eye black on. Middlebrooks seemed to be in position for the popup, but bailed out at the last minute in order to protect himself once he became...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What happened to San Diego Padres’ Melvin Upton Jr.?

San Diego Padres outfielder, Melvin Upton Jr. has had some amazing seasons in the past. Upton started his Major League career with the Tampa Bay Rays back in 2004. Upton quickly became one of the best outfielders in baseball. He could field, had an incredible arm, hit for both power and average, and could steal bases with the best. In 2007, Upton hit for a .300 batting average with...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will represent the San Diego Padres in 2015 All-Star Game?

Major League Baseball over the past decade or so has lost some fans due to the steroid-era scandal and the growing fan-bases of basketball and football. However, one thing the NBA and NFL don’t have on the MLB is an exciting and well-organized All-Star game. The MLB All-Star game is the best in professional sports. Baseball prides itself on putting together a quality event that...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco's secret home-field advantage

ATT Park, from behind home plate, at game time for a night game. Justin Upton has hit the ground running in San Diego. His power stats have not suffered as much as you might expect, at least, as his isolated slugging (.194) and home runs per fly ball (16.7%) are right in line with career […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wil Myers out until August

San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers recently returned after spending one month on the disabled list, but he’s headed back to the shelf. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, Myers will be sidelined until August. Wil Myers now will undergo surgery tomorrow for #Padres and will be out until August. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 18, 2015   Myers...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

5 MLB Managers on the Hot Seat

On Monday, the Padres dismissed manager Bud Black after nine seasons at the helm in San Diego. New general manager A.J. Preller isn’t afraid...
Via Athlon Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Name Pat Murphy Interim Manager

The San Diego Padres have tabbed Pat Murphy to replace recently fired manager Bud Black at the helm of the team, according to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Pat Murphy named Padres interim manager. — Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) June 16, 2015 Murphy, 56, has been in the Padres organization for six years, starting out as a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations. He...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Fire Manager Bud Black

In the midst of a disappointing season after improving the team’s talent over the offseason, the San Diego Padres have fired manager Bud Black following a 32-33 start to the campaign. Manager Bud Black has been relieved of his duties. — San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 15, 2015 Per the team’s announcement, Dave Roberts will take over until the...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres fire manager Bud Black

Bud Black, the second longest-tenured and winningest manager in Padres history behind Bruce Bochy, was fired on Monday in the midst of his ninth season with the team. Manager Bud Black has been relieved of his duties. — San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 15, 2015   Black had a 649-713 record with the team, never made the playoffs, and finished...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Trade Rumors: Buyers or Sellers Edition

Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Matt Kemp, Derek Norris, Craig Kimbrel, and James Shields. They all have something in common: rookie-G.M. A.J. Preller brought them all to San Diego in an effort to bring the city its first NL West title since 2006. These six 2015 additions have led the Padres to a mediocre start through their first 65 games. It seems fitting that half of these six guys have...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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